Lies, Damn Lies and Affiliate Marketers

How can people say this stuff?

What really gets my goat? Its when  I see some of the stupid, dishonest and just plain wrong claims that some Online Marketers make.

Be they outlandish ‘get rich quick’ claims. Or ‘Silver bullet’ claims that this that or the other product is the ONE thing you need to succeed.
Or simply outdated or wrong claims, like “You need to crack SEO to make it online”

It simply makes me mad!

And this over hyping and lying is really not helpful. It not only gives Internet Marketing a bad name, it also means that many who should be successful, get ripped off, fail, and give up. It really makes me mad. Its such a waste! And there is no need for it.   The lying is totally unacceptable..


So here are some home truths….

  • There are no magic beans… Jack was conned!
  • There is no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
  • The tooth fairy is out of work since the trade in Ivory is now illegal in most countries.


  • You can make money online, honestly, ethically and consistently…. if you do it right.
  • You don’t have to have tons of money to invest if  you are prepared to put the work into a proven workable and profitable system.
  • Investing in the right things can speed up your journey to profitability, if done right, but will fast lead to ruin if done wrong.

Tanya and I are living proof that you can start as complete beginners, and learn the right way to make a success of internet marketing.

We are not millionaires, we are not making thousands a month (yet), but we are on the way and we are generating hundreds a month in commissions right now.

We have learned so much, and we are willing to share what we know, so…. if you want to find out more what we are doing… the truthful, unadorned version of how a couple nearing retirement are making a go of internet marketing then do follow us on Facebook

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Carole - October 17, 2017

How much does it cost to get started??????????????

    Tony and Tanya - October 18, 2017

    Hi Caralena

    Great Question… but not one that is easy to answer. It’s a bit like asking, how much it costs buy a car. There are just so many options. Let me do my best to price up a few options for you.

    Option 1 – No Cash Investment – Heavy Time Investment
    Assuming you have a PC, internet and are going to do all the work yourself… the cheapest option could be as little as no cash cost, just a big investment of time.

    You could, for example, look for products to promote that pay a commission. Search for “affiliate programmes” to find a host of companies offering the change to promote their products.

    You could also search of platforms such as “JVzoo” and “Clickbank” for products. You may find with some affiliate programmes you have to have sold a set number of other products before a seller will let you promote their products.

    Once you have a product, you could set up a twitter account, free blog account, Facebook Group, YouTube channel, Pinterest Account etc. to promote the products(s) and see commissions come in.

    This can take a lot of work as you need to be putting your offer before hundreds if not thousands of people.
    For free training on the basics of Affiliate Marketing check out my short video presentation

    If you want some one to one help with this, just let me know and I will see what I can do.

    Option 2 – Little Cash Investment ($10 – $99) – Heavy Time Investment
    Another option would be to spend a little money to get a head start, either on some training, joining a proven affiliate marketing programme, or both.

    This would help you understand some of the more of the demands of Affiliate Marketing, as well as give you a good start in actually promoting a product and seeing commissions.

    You can of course search for these sorts of things, but I highly recommend the following as it is real cheap (under $10) and provides a really sound basis for starting an affiliate programme in that it will give you access to some great training, allows you to promote the product you have just bought (If you feel it has delivered exceptional value) provides you with graphics you can use in your advertising and a set of emails you can send to prospective buyers.

    It is called “Commission Cartel”

    I myself promote this programme (indeed here I am promoting it to you) and earn a commission from everyone that buys through this link

    Option 3 – More Cash Investment ($300 – $9,000) – lower Time Investment

    At the top end of the ‘just getting started’ spectrum are the ‘Done For You’ packages and the Coaching packages.
    At this level you can find companies that train you up on a system, have multiple products to sell, will build you website or blog for you and give you ongoing help and coaching.

    This was the level that Tanya and I got started at. We had out blog set up, we followed a structured training course, and we have a raft of products we can promote that bring us commissions ranging from $1 to $1000 a sale.

    I believe that to see the worth of these types of programmes, if you are just starting, it helps to go through a number of stages.
    If you were interested in this type of thing, then I would recommend, as a first step, signing up to listen to a webinar I got my coach and mentor Dean Holland to record for me. You can access it for free here…

    I hope this helps answer your question. I realise it’s a bit general, but I am willing to chat with you one to one to work out exactly what you are trying to achieve and help you decide on the best path to follow


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