When I first started trying to learn this internet marketing stuff, I was a new person...and what I found out is that there are a lot of wolves in sheep clothing that feed off of new people.

What do I mean by wolves in sheep clothing?

Well there are a lot of people out there that pretend like they want to help you have success, but all they do is try to take your money by up-selling you and sending you affiliate offers.

I was buying all of that stuff in the beginning...because I knew one thing...I had a big learning curve to go through and I wanted to get through it as fast as possible.

Let me share just a few of my experiences with these wolves.

About a week after I started learning this internet marketing stuff, there just happened to be a big internet marketing seminar in my city.

The first day the content was so great that I thought to myself, "Wow these people actually care." I was mistaken, because for the rest of the weekend it was just one big pitch fest.

The offers sounded so good. They were total packages but nothing was under $1,000.

I bought one course for $5,000 that I thought was the perfect fit for what I wanted to do.

Fortunately I only made the first of 3 payments so I was only out $1,667.

Surprisingly, I never heard anything else from that company asking for those other two payments.
I bought another course for $300 that was supposed to teach me how to build my first list, but it was just a bunch of basic information that I could have found on the internet for free if I only

knew where to look.

The worst part was that everything they recommended for me to build my first list cost me even more money, and they always sent me through a hidden affiliate link so they could make a

bigger profit off of me.
Not long after I joined one of many internet marketing membership sites, I received a phone call soliciting me to join a coaching program.

The guy on the other end of the phone sold me on the idea that they would help me reach my goals faster.

The total cost of this program was a few thousand dollars, but my first payment was $500.

Part of the program consisted of eight 15 minute coaching calls (They seemed more like 5-10 minute calls.)

After the 2nd call I realized I knew more than my coach. Even worse the affiliate programs that they recommended I use were really expensive!

This coaching program only ended up being another monthly expense, which decreased my monthly cash flow. This put me even more behind in reaching my financial goals, which is exactly

the opposite of what that stupid guy told me on the phone.
While I was going through my coaching program I got solicited by at least a half dozen different coaching programs.

One guy even had the nerve to try to sale me on the idea that 2 coaching programs were better than 1, after I told him I was already in a coaching program.

It was then that I realized that most of the coaching programs marketed to new people, were created for the purpose of being a high dollar up-sell to an inexpensive front end product, and not

to actually help people.

I spent a lot of time and money going through my internet marketing learning curve, but in hindsight I realize that you can start making money on the internet for less than $20.

These are the 4 things you need:

1. Domain name - $9.03
2. Hosting - $7.96
3. Autoresponder- $1.00 30-day trial
4. WYSIWYG Website builder- FREE 30-day trial

Total: $17.99

Yes, a brand new person can start making money on the internet for less than $20 if they know exactly what to do.

Author's Bio: 

Jeremiah Carstarphen
The Cartoon Coach

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