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Is Affiliate Marketing a Pyramid Scheme? (No See The Difference Here)

See the difference between MLM and affiliate marketing.
Is Affiliate Marketing A Pyramid Scheme (No see the difference here)

Is Affiliate Marketing a Pyramid Scheme

For whatever reason people are looking for alternative ways of earning money whether it is because they are tired of the daily commute to and from work, or they are stuck in a job that they hate but stay because the income is needed, and people, need to supplement their income. I believe this reason is the most common.

But it does not matter what the reason is,  people are turning to the internet for the answer to this problem.

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There are some excellent suggestions for ways to make money online. There are 2 ways that most people seem to gravitate towards most and one is what is called the pyramid or Multi-Level Marketing and affiliate marketing.

There seems to be a misconception that these two types of marketing are the same, so in this post, I will be taking a look at these two marketing methods, and find the differences if any.

Pyramid method/ MLM

The pyramid method is a single business transaction between two people. An offer is then made and if the offer is accepted, then the person that made the offer can make money selling this product.

For all sales made by the person who made the offer, and they will earn a commission for each sale and along with making sales, they will have to recruit others to sell the products.

For each additional person that is recruited by the person you recruited to sell the product or service, you will also get a  percentage of all the revenues they make as well.

And they will also get a commission if their recruits recruit others, and they make sales and this continues.

This creates a pyramid where there are different levels of supposed income potential.

The problem with this type of marketing.

The problem with pyramid marketing is they are generally misleading or fraudulent. You are led to believe you can make a lot of money but the truth is only the person on top of the overall pyramid, will make a substantial amount of money. You may make a little  money,

Is the time, effort and money invested worth the money you make. With pyramid marketing, you usually have to spend some money yourself in purchasing the product or service, which is usually compulsory in being a member of the pyramid company.

Also, the commission on the products is usually small, so the bulk of your income comes from your ability to recruit others the more recruits you have to sell products and recruiting others the more money you will make.

Consider the fact that most of the time you are asked to sell an unknown product to your friends and family first. If this product was so great, why wouldn’t your marketing pitch work with the neighbors, and why don’t they already have whatever it is that is being sold if it is so great.

Affiliate Marketing

According to Wikipedia  Affiliate marketing is a type of performance-based marketing in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought by the affiliate’s own marketing efforts

In other words, affiliate marketing is where you agree to sell or endorse a product in exchange for a commission of any sales that you generate.

A company will typically give an individual a referral link, or some sort of unique identifier to keep track of how many sales were generated due to you referring a customer to the product. This link is placed in your blog or to any content you may be using to promote the goods

The Difference Between Affiliate Marketing and MLM.

Affiliate marketing is different because the payment model is different, you get an agreed percent on any product sold through your promotions, there is no purchase by you necessary, there are no fees to join and no recruiting.

Affiliate Marketing Is Legitimate (And is The Future Of Marketing)

There is a legitimate product that you are promoting on behalf of the company that makes the product. You are using nothing but your own experience or researching and endorsement of the product.

Think of it as promoting a product that will fill a need by those looking for something to fill a that will make their own lives easier, but you just happen to get paid as an incentive to do so more publicly.

Affiliate marketing is definitely the way of the future, as we see in society today the brick and mortar stores are closing, but most stores are keeping their online presence.

With the busy life of people, they are opting for having the convenience of shopping in the finest stores from the comfort of their homes.

And more stores are making it easier for shoppers, by offering early delivery in some cases the next day delivery, easy returns, in some cases tax-exempt and free shipping.

So with all the explosion on online stores, there is a need for online marketers.  There are now over 4 BILLION people online as of 2019  and these people are going to search engines, social media, or visiting websites for help all the time.

Online marketing is one of the better ways of making money online, and while your success will happen overnight none the less it will happen, with work determination, consistency and above all patience.

If you are looking for a change in career or a way of making some extra money to supplement your income I would recommend online marketing

Wealthy Affiliate

If you would like to give affiliate marketing a try I would recommend Wealthy Affiliate it is one of the leading training platforms and you can join for FREE that’s right free.

The Free membership has no expiration date and consists of 10 lessons which are phase one of our Online Entrepreneur course.

In phase 1 you will be taught how to choose your niche, build your website( which takes only 30 seconds) how to write content publish your post and importantly setting up your site for affiliate links.

Wealthy Affiliate can teach anyone affiliate marketing and this platform is not only for beginners but it is for all marketers from newbies to super affiliates.

Wealthy Affiliate has been in existence 14 years and boast a membership of 1+ million our membership is drawn from every continent.

The membership at Wealthy Affiliate is very active in the community and you can find people online 24/7 as different timelines are represented.

Also, our wonderful Tech Support is available 27/7 and can be easily reached from your desktop, no outside calls no extra payment for help ( some platforms do charge for these services)

There is also our premium membership this membership consist of a lot more information and tools that will assist you in reaching your goals

I would suggest you upgrade to a premium membership if you are really interested in making affiliate marketing a real earning tool.

But you can see for yourself, you can join for free build your website publish your content and get the feel of it. If it’s something you would like to do then you can upgrade to premium,

The lessons are given via videos and these videos are there for you to revisit whenever you wish, you go at your own pace there is no rush, you set the pace.

I have left one of our training videos for you to see.

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Getting yore site ready for search engines

You have nothing to lose in joining for free, there is no commitment to Wealthy Affiliate, you will not be asked for any information but your name and email address.

And this is not a scam Wealthy Affiliate is legitimate and is registered and accredited A+ with the BBB. You can become a member by clicking on any of the links in this post and I will meet you on the platform. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Thanks for stopping by hope this content was helpful to you, please leave your questions and comment and I will reply ASAP and remember to share.

NOTE:  This post includes affiliate links, which, if clicked on and a product purchased, I get a small commission (with no increase in cost to you).

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can Money Be Made From The Business At Home Lifestyle Platform? ReviewC

Is business at home lifestyle legit?
Can Money Be Made from the Business at home lifestyle platform

Can money be made from the business at home platform?

We will be looking at this to make money online website.

This website is about a woman Amy Jensen (this person also advertise for point and click)who needed to make money from home and had bad experiences until she met someone who showed her how.

She claims that she makes $7197 per month, Thousands of dollars coming into your account seems to be a dream come true right.

These people realize that there are people who are in need of cash and the thought of little work and earning thousands of dollars becomes an easy bait.

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Is Point And Click Profit System The Real Deal? (Read To Find Out )

Is Point And Click System Legit?
Is Point and Click System the real deal?

Is Point And Click Profit system The real Deal?

With the advent of modern technology and the extensive use of the internet for doing just about everything in our daily lives, People are using the internet

The internet is not only used for important transactions but for daily transactions like buying and selling.

There are a lot of brick and mortar stores going out of business but are keeping their online presence.

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Can you really make money with Income league? (Review)

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Can You Really Make Money With Income League?

There are a lot of programs that are making the claim that with their program you can become very wealthy very quickly without much effort or commitment on your part

Income League is one such company, and I will be looking at this company in this post.

Owners: Matthew Neer and Jamie Lewis

Price: $47 down-sell to $24.95

Website: https://incomeleague.com/

There is no evidence that Income league is a scam, but rather it is a legitimate way to making some money. (Not $1000  per day)

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Affiliate Marketing Dude (Review) (There Are Better Alternatives)

There are better alternatives
Review –Affiliating Marketing Dude.

Affiliate Marketing Dude Review

Affiliate Marketing Dude is an affiliate marketing program which was started by Marcus Cambell abound 2006, He had been in affiliate marketing for some time and had made some good money out of affiliating marketing for himself.

His training focuses on getting people to set up small websites that make money and help you do so. He also provides video tutorial training and you also get access to tools, plug-ins that he uses, niche ideas, live training and more.

He advertises 3 different programs he has the cheapest one he did not state a price is called FPC the fast profit class in this program you get 4 training videos and that’s it.

There are platforms that give you 10 lessons for free and at the end of those 10 lessons you will have two beautiful web sites (You can see more Here)

The second one is

  • $297 – Simple Sites Big Profits (SSBP) The price was $775 but is reduced because the material is from 2017 (no upgrades.)

    • With this training, You will be taught the methods of  how Marcus builds his online businesses step by step and are also provided with tools like plugins, etc. that help to make setting up your website a little easier, If you buy  this program you will also get some support and access to sample profit sites that have been set up so you will have an idea what to do
    • This is what Marcus suggests as the main product for getting started. Pretty much you will need this product in order to go through the training, and the other 2 are “add-ons.you will need to purchase these add ons.
  • $997 – High Ticket Niches

    • If you buy into this Marcus will personally select a niche for you that he feels has a lot of potentials. He will try to find you as profitable and noncompetitive of a niche as possible. You also get set up with a domain, along with some plugins for your site, tools, and some content to get started.
    • You also get access to Simple Sites Big Profits if you buy into this. This way you can follow along with the core training.

In my opinion, in choosing a niche it should be something you like or passionate about because you will have to be researching and writing about that subject every day and if you are not interested it will be really difficult to be consistent in producing content.

You will also have to pay $77.00 per month for mentoring and another $50.00 per month for web hosting. And there seems to be other cost involved.here is a list of some other things you will be paying for. choose your add ons, bonuses, and pay plan

(For a cheaper and better training site HERE)

Now from listening to MARCUS, it seems so easy, but those of us who have been in affiliate marketing knows to be a successful affiliate marketer takes a lot more.

It takes producing good contents frequently at least 3 times per week, every day would be best. It takes patience. You will first have to gain trust from your audience and this takes time. The online marketing business is just like any other business. It takes time work, effort, consistency, and patience, it’s not a just set it and forget it business

You can make money in affiliate marketing, and there a lot of people doing so, and there are also a lot of people who also fail, for different reasons.

And it just seems to me that spending so much money on something that is somewhat unsure is not a good financial decision.

And on Affiliate Marketing Dude there is also a disclaimer that makes my point.” please note results are not typical implied or guaranteed… your success depends on your effort… the average affiliate marketer does nothing so the average affiliate marketer makes nothing. even if you do work… there are variables and circumstances that sometimes make it harder to earn.”

From my research, there are quite a few complaints leveled against Affiliate Marketing Dude and the main one seems to be lack of support.

Now I know for myself as a Newbie who went into affiliate marketing not having any computer or technical skills apart from typing, I needed all the support I could get, and having to pay an extra $70.00 a month for mentorship seems a little too expensive.

There are other platforms that offer an active forum where you can get help and also there is a link to the actual tutor. (See more here)

I have seen complaints where training tapes are missing or doubled up, as human we do make mistakes and things do happen but I think the frequency of it happening is a bit troubling.

Overpriced Products

In one of His videos, Marcus kept saying he has to charge at the price stated because making the videos cost him a lot.

It would be hard for me to state how much he should sell his product for and I would not dream of doing so, However, there are platforms that are charging lest and producing just as good and better for a lot lest.

The platform that I am a part of there is no fee except your yearly fee which is less than $360 per year and everything is included except domain name which can be purchased as low as $14.00 per year.

There are no upsells no buying of additional training programs, there are additional training programs but these are also included in the fee.

Conclusion

In my conclusion after reviewing Affiliate Marketing dude, I would not say this program is a scam, but because of the product pricing, I would not recommend it.

I am  sure you will be able to learn  some great things from it, and I’m sure some people have been successful from it, but the quality you are getting here just doesn’t seem to worth the price that is been asked, and given the seeming lack of support  will not give you a good chance of succeeding.

There are so many different affiliate marketing training courses out there, and in my opinion, this does not seem to be one of the better ones.

One of these better alternatives is one that I am a part of, it is Wealthy Affiliate.

Wealthy Affiliate has been around as a company since 2005 but just like Marcus, the founders were in affiliate marketing from early 2000.

This company membership has grown to around 1.4+ million and its members can be found in 193 countries.

This company offers a free starter membership and with this starter program you get 2 WordPress websites, a choice of 12 themes to choose from, phase 1 of the online entrepreneur class which is 10 lessons and at the end of the 10 lessons you will have a beautiful website up and running.

And this free membership remains free it does not expire you can keep it as long as you like, (Check it out here.)   

If you are thinking of buying an Affiliate Marketing Dude program I would suggest you use Caution please do some more research, as I said I do believe this program is not a scam but overpriced.

Thank you for reading this post I hope you found the information helpful in coming to a decision and should you have a question or a comment please leave it in the space provided at the end of this post and please share this post.

NOTE:  This post includes affiliate links, which, if clicked on and a product purchased, I get a small commission (with no increase in cost to you).

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Is LuLaRoe A Scam ?— Make money on line

LuLaRoe Company vs Wealthy Affiliate

I came across an article on MSM by Bloomberg about this company that offers women the opportunity to become business owners and be able to provide for themselves a livable income which will allow them to live better lives After reading the article I thought that Wealthy Affiliate Would be a better deal

Now according to Bloomberg, the company was founded by Mark and DeAnne Stidham in 2012 when DeAnn made a skirt for her daughter and in two days received 300 orders for the skirt.

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