Bill Gass

Internet marketing specialist   

 

I haven't been dong internet marketing or online income producing thing for long, but it didn't take me long to figure out that it's not as easy as they make it sound when they "hook" you into this new field of opportunities.  Of course, you expect the salesman to puff-up his product a little bit when he makes his pitch, but c'mon guys!  Okay, the truth is it's a lot harder than they make it sound.  Having said that, it turns out you really CAN make money online, you just gotta know from the get-go it's not going to be easy.  I'm not trying to talk anybody out of giving it a shot, but I am warning you that if you're looking for a get-rich-quick scheme, you're barking up the wrong tree.  Like any job, profession or career, success doesn't come easy.  but with hard work, perseverance, and just a little bit of luck, you actually can make money working some of these online "schemes".  Let me tell you a little about my path and maybe you'll get a clearer picture.  First, I didn't know anything about computers, the internet, internet marketing or any of that mumbo-jumbo. So, it's safe to say I started at a disadvantage.  having said that, that's exactly what make me such a good example.  I started out with no money, no experienced and essentially, no chance!  I was personally going through a rough time in life trying to find a way to make the paycheck last the whole month.  I knew that these internet schemes were just that, but in a weak moment I took a look a a Youtube video that promised me riches doing “Affiliate Marketing”.  I knew this guy’s pitch was horse-pucky but something about Affiliate Marketing rang true, so, I started looking.  Turns out there are a lot of EXPERTS on how to make money on the internet.  I have to say I was still VERY skeptical but I have 30 years of sales experience and I understand commission sales, which is essentially what Affiliate Marketing is.  So, I kept pealing away the layers of the onion.  Little by little I started to see a picture emerge.  While I knew it couldn’t be as easy as it sounded, I was starting to see that it might actually work if a guy just put a little effort into it.  Let me say at this point that as a salesperson, one of the most valuable lessons that I have learned is that in order to make it, you must learn to “overcome objections” (or obstacles as the case may be).  This means that I have learned over the years that the best way to make it in sales is just to get out there and start selling.  Of course that means that you are going to hit some walls, but that’s the point.  You see, I’ve learned that the key to success is to take each wall one-at-a-time and one-by-one, knock them down.  Sounds kinda primitive and simple, but it works!  The idea is that you start out knowing that you are going to fail. But each failure is an opportunity to learn what you are doing wrong-and of course, fix it.  Now see, if you keep doing this, over and over again, you eventually reach a point where there are no more walls, you have solved all of the problems and removed all of the barriers; all that’s left is to succeed.  Sound to good to be true? Well if you think so, you don’t understand. You see, this is NOT easy.  The idea is simple, bot not easy.  Again, any career or job will present obstacles, but the one that wins is not the one that knows it all or has some secret, it is the one who won’t give up.  So, let’s get back to the case at hand.  When I started I didn’t have a clue, but I knew I had to start.  I was presented with a couple of tough problems right from the beginning, starting with I didn't know where to start.  C’mon Google!   After a lot of searching I decided on a product I liked because the guy had great presence on the internet, I thought it might sell. So, I went on ClicBank and signed up (it’s free by the way, that fits right into my business model).  I then had to learn how to “connect to this guy so that if I sent him a buyer If would actually get paid, surprisingly not hard at all.  Now, by this time I’m starting to learn words terms like “Click through rates” and “traffic”.  I thought I was pretty smart, until I actually tried to make things happen.  Well, another wall to knock down; how to get traffic to my sight.  So I sauntered over to Google, set up and account and started advertising.  Did you know Google doesn't like Affiliate marketers?  Neither does Gmail, craigslist, Youtube, my web based email provider, and… well, petty much everybody.  Fact is I got my email shut down 4 times, my Craigslist account was shut down three times, my Google adds account was suspended several times and… well, you get the idea  Did you know all you need is a “Landing Page” to get past this?  (What the he%@ is a Landing page?) That would have saved me some time if id known that in the beginning.   Building a landing page wasn't too tough, there's plenty of info available on Youtube and if you want you can just copy someone else's landing page.  That should do the job!       Ya think?  So back to Google adds, Microsoft adds, craigslist and the rest.  Hey guys, any of you ever hear of “key word” or “bidding for adds”? Did you know that google has over 3.5 billion searches every day. Well hell, that’s gotta be the place to go-they’ll be hunting me down; I wont have to do anything but rake in the money now!  Not so fast Einstein!  Turns out there are well over a Billion web sites world wide and they all want Google to show them on the first page.  Do you know what the chances are that people are going to click on my add or that its even going to get displayed, again, what the heck is a “Keyword”?  Back to the drawing board.  After some keyword research I did get lucky, I made my first sale!  About $150 into it I now had a $21 commission to show for it.  Mmmmm  I quickly found out that just having a “Link” to some guys sales page wouldn't do any good unless I could find a way to send people to click on your ad, go to your page and then “Click Through” the sales pitch.  And of course, hope the guy does a good job of selling the product.  But little by little I fine tuned the process and started to get bites.  Little by little my click through rates went up and little by little I began, one by one eliminating the obstacles that keep the buyers away form my web page and away from the purchase.  Here's what it came down to for me, a simple process that was not easy to do, but easy to follow.   Find a product you like and believe in, make sure there’s a market for it and the seller will do his part in the deal  Develop a “Campaign” for getting the word out there and pointing people to the seller  Every time it doesn't work fix that problem   Wait for the next problem  go back step 3  Keep  doing steps e and 4 until you eliminate the obstacles  Do that over and over again  Spend a week in Cabo, you made it!  Stay on this path and it will eventually take you home. Where you're going to be working; A LOT!        ...but if you stick to it, it’ll be worth it…       just keep thinking about step 8.     Want to make money on the internet but aren't willing to work hard, don’t bother; It’s not for you.  But if you're willing to work hard and hang in there there's plenty to be had for all.  If you want to save some time, trouble and generally avoid some of the hard lessons I learned, you can take a short-cut and LEARN FROM SOMEONE WHO ALREADY KNOWS!  Save some time and headache and see how a tried-and-true Internet Guru does it.  Click here to hear what he can do to help you get on your way, get there fast and get there without losing your mind.  Watch the free video at https;www.Whitegass.com/landing page .  Look forward to seiing you in the winner’s circle. Bill Gass  Internet wanna be; If I can do it, anyone can

I haven't been dong internet marketing or online income producing thing for long, but it didn't take me long to figure out that it's not as easy as they make it sound when they "hook" you into this new field of opportunities.  Of course, you expect the salesman to puff-up his product a little bit when he makes his pitch, but c'mon guys!  Okay, the truth is it's a lot harder than they make it sound.  Having said that, it turns out you really CAN make money online, you just gotta know from the get-go it's not going to be easy.  I'm not trying to talk anybody out of giving it a shot, but I am warning you that if you're looking for a get-rich-quick scheme, you're barking up the wrong tree.  Like any job, profession or career, success doesn't come easy.  but with hard work, perseverance, and just a little bit of luck, you actually can make money working some of these online "schemes".  Let me tell you a little about my path and maybe you'll get a clearer picture.  First, I didn't know anything about computers, the internet, internet marketing or any of that mumbo-jumbo. So, it's safe to say I started at a disadvantage.  having said that, that's exactly what make me such a good example.  I started out with no money, no experienced and essentially, no chance!  I was personally going through a rough time in life trying to find a way to make the paycheck last the whole month.  I knew that these internet schemes were just that, but in a weak moment I took a look a a Youtube video that promised me riches doing “Affiliate Marketing”.  I knew this guy’s pitch was horse-pucky but something about Affiliate Marketing rang true, so, I started looking.  Turns out there are a lot of EXPERTS on how to make money on the internet.  I have to say I was still VERY skeptical but I have 30 years of sales experience and I understand commission sales, which is essentially what Affiliate Marketing is.  So, I kept pealing away the layers of the onion.  Little by little I started to see a picture emerge.  While I knew it couldn’t be as easy as it sounded, I was starting to see that it might actually work if a guy just put a little effort into it.  Let me say at this point that as a salesperson, one of the most valuable lessons that I have learned is that in order to make it, you must learn to “overcome objections” (or obstacles as the case may be).  This means that I have learned over the years that the best way to make it in sales is just to get out there and start selling.  Of course that means that you are going to hit some walls, but that’s the point.  You see, I’ve learned that the key to success is to take each wall one-at-a-time and one-by-one, knock them down.  Sounds kinda primitive and simple, but it works!  The idea is that you start out knowing that you are going to fail. But each failure is an opportunity to learn what you are doing wrong-and of course, fix it.  Now see, if you keep doing this, over and over again, you eventually reach a point where there are no more walls, you have solved all of the problems and removed all of the barriers; all that’s left is to succeed.  Sound to good to be true? Well if you think so, you don’t understand. You see, this is NOT easy.  The idea is simple, bot not easy.  Again, any career or job will present obstacles, but the one that wins is not the one that knows it all or has some secret, it is the one who won’t give up.  So, let’s get back to the case at hand.  When I started I didn’t have a clue, but I knew I had to start.  I was presented with a couple of tough problems right from the beginning, starting with I didn't know where to start.  C’mon Google!   After a lot of searching I decided on a product I liked because the guy had great presence on the internet, I thought it might sell. So, I went on ClicBank and signed up (it’s free by the way, that fits right into my business model).  I then had to learn how to “connect to this guy so that if I sent him a buyer If would actually get paid, surprisingly not hard at all.  Now, by this time I’m starting to learn words terms like “Click through rates” and “traffic”.  I thought I was pretty smart, until I actually tried to make things happen.  Well, another wall to knock down; how to get traffic to my sight.  So I sauntered over to Google, set up and account and started advertising.  Did you know Google doesn't like Affiliate marketers?  Neither does Gmail, craigslist, Youtube, my web based email provider, and… well, petty much everybody.  Fact is I got my email shut down 4 times, my Craigslist account was shut down three times, my Google adds account was suspended several times and… well, you get the idea  Did you know all you need is a “Landing Page” to get past this?  (What the he%@ is a Landing page?) That would have saved me some time if id known that in the beginning.   Building a landing page wasn't too tough, there's plenty of info available on Youtube and if you want you can just copy someone else's landing page.  That should do the job!       Ya think?  So back to Google adds, Microsoft adds, craigslist and the rest.  Hey guys, any of you ever hear of “key word” or “bidding for adds”? Did you know that google has over 3.5 billion searches every day. Well hell, that’s gotta be the place to go-they’ll be hunting me down; I wont have to do anything but rake in the money now!  Not so fast Einstein!  Turns out there are well over a Billion web sites world wide and they all want Google to show them on the first page.  Do you know what the chances are that people are going to click on my add or that its even going to get displayed, again, what the heck is a “Keyword”?  Back to the drawing board.  After some keyword research I did get lucky, I made my first sale!  About $150 into it I now had a $21 commission to show for it.  Mmmmm  I quickly found out that just having a “Link” to some guys sales page wouldn't do any good unless I could find a way to send people to click on your ad, go to your page and then “Click Through” the sales pitch.  And of course, hope the guy does a good job of selling the product.  But little by little I fine tuned the process and started to get bites.  Little by little my click through rates went up and little by little I began, one by one eliminating the obstacles that keep the buyers away form my web page and away from the purchase.  Here's what it came down to for me, a simple process that was not easy to do, but easy to follow.   Find a product you like and believe in, make sure there’s a market for it and the seller will do his part in the deal  Develop a “Campaign” for getting the word out there and pointing people to the seller  Every time it doesn't work fix that problem   Wait for the next problem  go back step 3  Keep  doing steps e and 4 until you eliminate the obstacles  Do that over and over again  Spend a week in Cabo, you made it!  Stay on this path and it will eventually take you home. Where you're going to be working; A LOT!        ...but if you stick to it, it’ll be worth it…       just keep thinking about step 8.     Want to make money on the internet but aren't willing to work hard, don’t bother; It’s not for you.  But if you're willing to work hard and hang in there there's plenty to be had for all.  If you want to save some time, trouble and generally avoid some of the hard lessons I learned, you can take a short-cut and LEARN FROM SOMEONE WHO ALREADY KNOWS!  Save some time and headache and see how a tried-and-true Internet Guru does it.  Click here to hear what he can do to help you get on your way, get there fast and get there without losing your mind.  Watch the free video at  page .  Look forward to seiing you in the winner’s circle. Bill Gass  Internet wanna be; If I can do it, anyone can

Virtual Assistants Association, these workers are “independent contractors who (from a remote location, usually their home or office) support multiple clients in a variety of industries by providing administrative, creative, and technical services.”

Although virtual assistant jobs vary drastically, tasks can include composing and responding to emails, creating and distributing business-related documents, responding to media and business inquiries, writing and creating content, and more. Check out virtual assistant jobs at sites such as as upwork.com and  Zirtual.com.

While pay varies, virtual assistants average around $26,350 a year, with the top percentage making $43,000. However, what you’ll earn depends on who you work for and the level of skill required for your daily tasks.

Medical Transcriptionist

Although many medical transcriptionists work for hospitals or physician’s offices, most are able to work at home, and at a time or place of their choosing. Since their tasks involve transcribing recorded medical dictation, a computer, desk, and earpiece are generally the only requirements after completing a postsecondary medical transcriptionist program.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), medical transcriptionists earned a national median wage of $34,770 in May of 2018, or $16.72 an hour. Although many medical transcriptionists are self-employed, many find jobs through their local hospital, physician, or community college or vocational school.

Translator

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, most translators do their work at home, and often under tight deadlines. Although some need a bachelor’s degree, the most important requirement for translators is, of course, fluency in at least two languages.

As the BLS notes, around 22% of translators were self-employed in 2018. The majority were spread among these industries: professional, scientific, and technical services (33%); state, local, and private educational services (18%);  hospitals (8%); and government (8%).

The national median wage for this career was $49,930 in 2018, although the top 10% of workers earned an average of $90,610. Look for job postings for translators on sites like Upwork.com.

Web Developer

It’s fairly easy to build your own website if you take advantage of the many free learning opportunities online. However, much of the population isn’t equipped to build their own site or don’t have the time, which is why so many people make a living building websites and blogs for others. According to the BLS, around 16% of web developers were self-employed in 2018, with the vast majority able to work at home, or anywhere with a laptop and speedy Internet connection.  Even better, the national median wage for web developers was $69,430 in 2018, with the top 10% earning an average of $124,480. And you typically don’t need an advanced degree to begin working in this field. All you need is some postsecondary education, applicable experience, and a portfolio of successful sites you’ve built and managed. There are even intensive coding boot camps designed to teach programming skills in just a few short months.

Travel Agent

Although the demand is expected to decrease over the next decade, the opportunities are still there for travel agents who can harness the Internet to earn clients and help them plan their adventures. According to the BLS, job prospects may be best for travel agents who offer expertise in certain regions of the world, have experience planning tours or adventures, or who focus on group travel.  Around 11% of travel agents were self-employed in 2018, but the vast majority of the rest of them worked in the travel arrangement and reservation services industry. Travel agents earned a national median wage of $38,700 in 2018.

Freelance Writer

More than ever, writers are needed to formulate news articles, create content, and come up with creative ideas that fill the pages of nearly every site on the Internet. And although many bigger sites have in-house writers, a growing number of sites outsource their content and hire freelance writers and content creators. Writing experience is very helpful, but what you really need to get started are drive, ambition, and the ability to find a unique angle on events that happen every day.

Sites like Upwork.com list online freelancing positions, as does Freelancer.com and Media Bistro. To get hired, you’ll likely need to have a portfolio of solid work, or at least some writing samples you can include with your resume.  While writing fees vary depending on the job and the freelancer, many writers earn at least $150 per article and some earn up to $1,500 per finished piece. The BLS notes that writers earned a median wage of $62,170 nationally in 2018, although the top 10% of workers earned around $121,670.

Social Media Manager

Almost every big business has gotten on the social media bandwagon as a means to reach their customers directly, and without paying heavily for television, print, or radio ads. But not every big business has someone to manage their social media accounts, which is why more individuals have begun marketing themselves as social media managers and helping businesses grow their online following and expand their reach.

Although very little data is available for this work-at-home job since it is relatively new, thousands of listings for social media managers can be found on sites like  CareerBuilder.com, SimplyHired.com, and Upwork.com. If you have a demonstrated command of social media and a sizable following, you might even be able to get started by reaching out to companies directly and asking if they need help. According to Glassdoor, social media managers average $50,473 a year.

Data Entry

A wide range of businesses need workers to enter various data into their systems, whether that data are used to track inventory or shipments, create business plans, or measure performance or output. And since a computer and typing skills are the most important requirements for this job, many data entry workers are able to work at home, and on a schedule that fits their lives.

According to the BLS, data entry workers earned a national median wage of $33,740 in 2018, although the top 10% earned more like $48,010. Since many data entry jobs are at-home jobs, you can always find dozens of data entry job postings on sites like Upwork.com, Freelancer.com, and simply hired.com, as well as dozens of others. 

Call-Center Representative

Many businesses need workers who can answer the phone at all hours, assist customers, and process orders or deal with returns. But since more businesses are operating online, a growing number of these jobs are going to customer service workers who work at home.

Being an at-home call-center rep requires a computer and may require specific software or equipment. A great phone voice helps as well, as does any experience in customer service, data entry, retail sales, or management. Dozens of sites list job openings for call-center representatives, including Upwork.com, Freelancer.com, and SimplyHired.com. However, you may also find listings offered by local businesses in your local newspaper.

While it’s hard to find exact pay for call center representatives who work at home,  the BLS says these workers typically earn a base pay of around $33,750 per year.

Blogger

Becoming a blogger is unlike any other work-at-home job in that you have to show up and build it yourself. Even worse, the vast majority of blogs make zero dollars for years as they grow and become established. In that sense, blogging isn’t much of a job at all.  However, there is a lot of potential for writers who are able to build an audience, grow their site, and find a way to monetize it and start earning an income. Some of the ways bloggers make money include affiliate advertising, sponsored posts, Google Adsense, and product sales. According to Glassdoor, established bloggers make $32,934 a year.  Even better, owning a blog can be an inexpensive way to start your own business, with domains costing an average of $12 per year and Web hosting costing as little as $7.99 per month.

Find out what renowned Investigative Reporter Chris Hansen finds out about making money online.

Crestani explains to Hansen how to succeed without losing your marbles along the way; mostly, how to succeed.

in a recent interview with John Crestani, a recognized "Guru" of internet marketing, Hansen explored the importance of avoiding the "landmines" found on the path to internet income success.

In an exhaustive interview, Hansen asks Crestani to explain how he did it, how he dealt with the scams and how he succeeded.  

Crestani explains that he has a new book that tell all. how to "Make it" in online marketing, and how to keep from loosing your mind along the way.

Crestani shares his secrets to success and offers to teach anyone how to do it themselves.

For those who are interested or thinking

Chris Hansen gets the inside skinny from John Crestani, "How to make it online and not get trapped along the way

about jumping in, we highly recommend watching this video.  If you follow Crestanis advise you can not only succeed, but do it faster, better and safer.

Check out the video at :

Chris Hansen Interviews Internet marketing guru John Crestani

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10 work from home alternatives to Affiliate Marketing

While this site dedicates itself largely to Affiliate marketing, here are a few alternatives for those who just don't see themselves as affilates.

Just a few decades ago, the vast majority of work-at-home job opportunities were far from profitable. And before the dawning of the Internet, it was much harder to sort through the scams and the real opportunities.  Some of the “gotcha” job offers from the past include check-cashing schemes, mystery shopping, medical billing “jobs” that require you to purchase expensive computer software, and craft-making jobs that ask you to pony up the cash for materials before you get started. And let’s not forget about the famous envelope-stuffing scam that was nothing more than a pyramid scheme designed to siphon money from as many people as possible.  As the old adage goes: “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” But, is it?

In 2020 and beyond, the questionable work-at-home jobs are still out there. But improvements in technology and the birth of social media have ushered in a new wave of such jobs that are actually legitimate.

A 2017 study from Upwork and Freelancers Union even predicted that more than half of the workforce will do freelance work in the next decade, citing the fact that nearly 50% of millennials are freelancing already.

If you want to coast into the future with real skills that pay, check out these real work-at-home jobs for 2020 and beyond:

Virtual Assistant

With so many businesses operating mostly, or even completely, online, it’s no wonder that many hire virtual assistants to help keep them organized and complete administrative tasks. According to the International