I Want To Make Money Online
About 6 months ago I started looking to make money online and I came across Project Payday, a site that allows you to build side cash for signing up for trial offers. It seemed like a simple concept so I signed up and I actually made such lunch money. However, I wasn't happy because to me it boarder-lined scamming. Let me give you an example. Joe is a broker of a hair gel company for brunettes. He tells me to sign up for a free trial offer and for doing so I will get $20. He takes a fee and I get the balance and some hair gel for brunettes. The thing is I am a blonde so I end up canceling the offer before the trial offer ends and move on to another offer to make more lunch money. Is it a scam. No, because there are hundreds of great offers out there but if you want money and not the product then it's not ethical either so I quit.
So, one day I started doing more searching online and came across a software called Market Samurai to help me increase my photography business by ranking higher in Google. Just the name alone made me want to look at it. Who doesn't want to be a Samurai? So, I downloaded the free trial and watched the introduction video but didn't know what the hell they were talking about. At this point I am thinking to myself that maybe I should have tried that hair gel.
30 days go by and they send me knew videos, updates, information and everything you can think of under the sun to get me to learn about Market Samurai. What did I do? I did nothing and the trial ended with an offer even Marlon Brando wouldn't have made.
You can find some interesting characters on the internet. Ed Dale, who looks like Meatloaf without the hair and emotion, found his way onto my computer screen because his name is strongly attached to internet marketing. His name is also attached to the hottest man in the universe but that is another story. In just 7 weeks Ed Dale and his crew teach you the basics of internet marketing for FREE by setting up a website with the goal of making 1 dollar. That's 100 pennies for my blondes that are reading.
So, I took the challenge and started FamilyWeekendBreaks.net. But guess what? In order to beat the competition you need to do the research before you start the business. How do you think we do the research? If you said a gypsy card reader you are wrong. The answer is Market Samurai because who is affiliated with The Challenge. I then re-established my account (free) because I needed the software to complete the program. However, this time Ed and the crew were going to walk me through the set up because that is how they try to sell you Market Samurai.
On day one of using the program it crashed because I didn't have the right OS system. Fine! I upgraded. Then Google temporarily put a hold on my access because I abused Market Samurai. Fine! I didn't use it for a week. Then, my second trial ended because I couldn't find a niche and the owners in Australia wouldn't respond for a total of 12 hour because of something called a time zone. Then, I begged Market Samurai to extend my trial again because I couldn't finish The Challenge without it. They said ok but gave me only 15 days to accomplish my goals. Guess what I thought? Exactly! Hair gel.
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15 days is impossible for a newbie to try to understand how to set up an online business but I was going to do my best to not complain. I mean the program is called The Challenge so I will challenge myself by facing the challenges that come with... well you get the point.
Day 1 I opened up Market Samurai and it didn't allow me to login so I put in another support ticket and waited 12 hours. Day 2 the rep from Market Samurai asked me for my email address I used when I signed up so I sent it and waited another 12 hours. Day 3 the rep told me to take a screenshot of my screen with the program open because my email address wasn't registered and he wanted to evaluate the situation.
Side Question*** Why didn't I call?
Side Answer*** Where the hell were you when I was trying to think of a faster solution.
Another 12 hours went by... The rep asked for more info so I sent it. Another 12 hours went by... the rep... sent it... 12 hours... rep... sent... 12 rep sent... 12repsent... Then on the last day of my 15 day trial Market Samurai sent me this email.
Market Samurai did all they could to rectify every situation I had. Some of it was my fault and some of it was theirs but mistakes happen when one is learning about internet marketing.
However, there are 3 things I have learned from this experience.
1. Market Samurai really cares about their customers and their brand name.
2. Stay calm and have patience when dealing with the online community.
3. Never send back brunette hair gel without trying it first. Especially if you are a blonde.