How To Make LOTS of Money Online – The Internet Guru’s Secret

February 3, 2009

Making money online is not easy. However, if do a search for “Make Money Online” in google, you will find over 200 MILLION websites, many of which will try to convince you that you can make easy money. If you buy this eBook or join that membership site, you are minutes away from uncovering the secrets of online riches.

Many Money-Making Internet “Guru's” show you their bank PayPal and Clickbank accounts with tens of thousands of dollars in one month or even a few days and try to convince you that it is an easy process that you can do IF you just pay them some money and get their repackaged product that holds the “Key To Success

However, the fact of the matter is that it took them A LOT OF WORK to get to where they are, in order for them to reap the benefits of being able to work less now and make more money in one month than many people make in one year.

I might not be telling you what you want to hear, but it is the truth. I've had MANY people contact me asking me what they can do to make a bunch of money now. I do have a simple answer to that. You can make a bunch of money now by winning the lottery. Otherwise, you will have to do what all other Money-making gurus have done – Use proven strategies and WORK to build a system that will pay off in the long run.

I fell for the hype a few times before. I got into High Yield Investment Projects in the past. I was excited because I could earn anywhere between 40 and 90% return in just one month. It was an awesome dream and I bought into it – so much so that I took half of my wedding money and invested it into that “sure thing”. Needless to say, I did not spend as much on my wedding as I thought I would.

Then there are those who are just lucky. Back in college, I had a friend who convinced me to get into investing in the stock market. They had put $1,800 into a penny stock and from one day to the next, it increased in value (luckily) from $1,800 to $25,000. When I heard about that, I could not believe my ears. I decided to take $4,800 of my tuition money and invested into stock. I remember the value of my stock fluctuating between $4,200 and $5,400 a few times.

Then, from one day to another, something terrible happened to the company and the value of my stock dropped about $2,000. Too emotional to pull out with such a loss, I decided to keep my money in until the value “came back up”. Unfortunately, that never happened and I didn't pull out until the value of my stock was a whopping $136.

Was it just that I was unlucky? No, it wasn't. It was that I was looking for a Get Rich Quick scheme at the time. I had been convinced that there was a trick to making money on the internet, and that some of these people knew the trick. If only I could get into what they are doing, I would never have to worry about finances again. I mean, just think about it – If he made $25,000 out of $1,800, can you imagine how much money I could make out of $4,800? I can, and the answer was $136.

So Leslie, what's with all the Doom and Gloom?

Why am I telling you all of this? The answer is pretty simple. I want you to get the understanding that making money online (at least in the initial stages), takes A LOT of STUDY and WORK! That's the unknown secret of Internet Marketing Gurus. Anyone can make a few hundred dollars. To be quite honest, you can make a few hundred dollars in your FIRST MONTH as a Freebie Trader. To be even MORE honest, it's much harder to profit $2,000+ each and every month, which is the reason I built this blog, and so many other people have their blogs on Internet Marketing – To save you the struggles that we had in getting going.

So those are the cold hard facts, and I REALLY want you to be aware of that, so that you can know what to expect if you are looking to make a full time income online.

So then what's the point of trying?

I'm glad you asked. Although it takes a lot of work to get stuff going online, if you do things in the right way, you can set yourself up for success in a way that you can eventually reduce the amount of time you spend working, and leverage what you already did to make A LOT of money while doing minimal work on your own. The more known I become in the Internet marketing niche, the more successful people I get to meet. I know people now who can work between 5 minutes and 2 hours daily and make anywhere between $10,000 and $70,000 in one month. However, it took some work and careful planning to reach to where they are now.

Right now, I'm starting to reap the benefits of the kind of work that it takes to reach that level. When I started as a Freebie Trader, I literally worked every free minute (considering I also have a full-time job) specifically on Freebies to build up to where I was making $2,000 in pure profit per month. Right now, if I were to work an hour daily, I can easily make that much and beyond. However, my plan by the summer is to be making at least $10,000 in pure profit on a monthly basis. So I continue to work, but in a strategic way, with definite goals in mind, while educating myself to where I understand what it takes.

So what does it take Leslie?

The first thing it takes is a CHANGE in MINDSET! I know, you've heard it before, but it's the absolute truth. I'm not going to give you some sort of 5 step plan to online success. That almost makes it sound too easy. What I am going to do is provide you with resources. I'm doing it this way because I'm NOT trying to sell you some sort of dream. Actually, yes I am trying to sell you a dream. A dream that can only come through if you make the decision that it has to come through.

I would like to take you on a journey over the next few weeks. A journey to success. In actuality, I would like to ask you to journey along with me. I will be providing you with resources that I am using and will continue to use that have contributed to my growing online success and if you implement what is taught in those resources, your success will follow. DO not worry, I'm not talking about taking your money. I'm talking resources such as websites, books etc. Valuable information, that will not only save you time in the long run, but also help you take the first step of changing your mindset.

I'm not asking you for money in exchange for me sharing a bunch of information with you or promising to show you the steps to online riches. I'm asking you to walk next to me as I take my journey to online riches. You will be seeing what I'm doing, while I'm doing it and also be able to see the results of what I'm doing while they are happening.

It's almost like a book club. However, it's much more than that. It is what I believe will form the basis for your success. While we take this journey, we will have to hold each other accountable for the tasks that we will have to implement. I will check up on you, and hope you will do the same for me. 2 heads are better than one, and 5 heads are better than 2. So if you are willing to join me on this journey, let me know by leaving your feedback in the comments area of this post.

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86 Comments

  • stefanomen says:

    WOW! Talk about honnesty… Leslie, what you’ve said in this post is SO true that it’s almost unbeleiveable…

    I see it almost every day as I’m trading with new people wanting to earn money online… they are sometimes so in a urge to make money that they simply don’t follow the steps accordignly. Then they get in trouble, discouraged and finally ended up loosing money instead of making some.

    Planning is everything, BUT it needs to be headed in the right direction! Thanks for sharing this with us and I would certainly be happy to follow you…

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    • Glad to have you on board Stefanomen. Hes, so many people are in such a hurry that they end up messing themselves up. I will be posting more info soon on what I have in mind for the journey.

    • Glad to have you on board Stefanomen. Hes, so many people are in such a hurry that they end up messing themselves up. I will be posting more info soon on what I have in mind for the journey.

    • Manny says:

      Hi Leslie,

      Thanks for your honesty and quite frankly it makes me want to start a new business right now. I’ve spent way too much money on all these shiny objects and I’m tired of it. I’ve actually tried to follow through with some of these get rich quick resources but end up at a cross roads because I’m not comfortable in doing some of the things they want me to do.

      I would love to work with you and beside you. At this point of my life, I don’t think I have anything to lose but a whole lot to be gained. I can’t say I have much to show you but if you have something to show me, I’m all ears.

    • You are very much welcome Manny. You should definitely get started. Stay away from get rich quick schemes, but focus on building something of value.

  • stefanomen says:

    WOW! Talk about honnesty… Leslie, what you’ve said in this post is SO true that it’s almost unbeleiveable…

    I see it almost every day as I’m trading with new people wanting to earn money online… they are sometimes so in a urge to make money that they simply don’t follow the steps accordignly. Then they get in trouble, discouraged and finally ended up loosing money instead of making some.

    Planning is everything, BUT it needs to be headed in the right direction! Thanks for sharing this with us and I would certainly be happy to follow you…

    stefanomens last blog post..Ne croyez plus aux photos des magazines…

    • Leslie says:

      Glad to have you on board Stefanomen. Hes, so many people are in such a hurry that they end up messing themselves up. I will be posting more info soon on what I have in mind for the journey.

  • Ann says:

    Pleases count me in Leslie. I’ve been working on freebie trading, but looking at everything else that comes my way and I’ve come to the same conclusions you have – it is possible to make big bucks but nobody out there can do it for you – no matter what they promise. I’ve grown to admire guys like Yaro, for example, because he and his partner give what they promise – detailed how to info, but never promise you won’t have to work at learning and building. Looking forward to the journey with you – thank you for the invitation.

    • Ann says:

      Pleases count me in Leslie. I’ve been working on freebie trading, but looking at everything else that comes my way and I’ve come to the same conclusions you have – it is possible to make big bucks but nobody out there can do it for you – no matter what they promise. I’ve grown to admire guys like Yaro, for example, because he and his partner give what they promise – detailed how to info, but never promise you won’t have to work at learning and building. Looking forward to the journey with you – thank you for the invitation.

    • Consider yourself counted in Ann 🙂
      Yep, I also admire Yaro as you probably already know. A big thing for me is honesty. It will take work, but as long as you are willing to do it, you can succeed.

    • Consider yourself counted in Ann 🙂
      Yep, I also admire Yaro as you probably already know. A big thing for me is honesty. It will take work, but as long as you are willing to do it, you can succeed.

  • Chaz P says:

    Count me in on that journey Leslie. I can’t imagine how much time I spent reading and learning the freebie industry before I was able to get a pretty regular income. I’m still not where I’d like to be with my Internet endeavors but I’m ready to watch and learn from someone I aspire to be like !

    • I know the feeling Chaz. If there is one thing all successful Freebie Traders have in common, it’s that we all spent a bunch of time learning the system, lol. Hey, we all can do better at what we are currently doing and that’s the reason for what we will be doing. As long as we are all learning and improving, that’s what counts. Glad to have you on board.

    • I know the feeling Chaz. If there is one thing all successful Freebie Traders have in common, it’s that we all spent a bunch of time learning the system, lol. Hey, we all can do better at what we are currently doing and that’s the reason for what we will be doing. As long as we are all learning and improving, that’s what counts. Glad to have you on board.

  • Chaz P says:

    Count me in on that journey Leslie. I can’t imagine how much time I spent reading and learning the freebie industry before I was able to get a pretty regular income. I’m still not where I’d like to be with my Internet endeavors but I’m ready to watch and learn from someone I aspire to be like !

    • Leslie says:

      I know the feeling Chaz. If there is one thing all successful Freebie Traders have in common, it’s that we all spent a bunch of time learning the system, lol. Hey, we all can do better at what we are currently doing and that’s the reason for what we will be doing. As long as we are all learning and improving, that’s what counts. Glad to have you on board.

  • Jeremy says:

    I’m with you Leslie but be patient with me. 🙂 You might need to put me in the remedial class since I tend to jump back and forth between “projects” and interests.

    • Jeremy says:

      I’m with you Leslie but be patient with me. 🙂 You might need to put me in the remedial class since I tend to jump back and forth between “projects” and interests.

    • Hey Jeremy, you can move at your own pace. The main thing I’m trying to get going is that we will be accountable to each other. That will give us the motivation to keep going.

      One thing I would mention is that one of my mentors told me recently that jumping from project to project is a terrible thing to do and will ensure that you aren’t able to dominate any one niche and make as much as you can. Focus is definitely needed if you are going to be successful online. Perfect one thing and then move on to the next – That’s what I would say.

    • Hey Jeremy, you can move at your own pace. The main thing I’m trying to get going is that we will be accountable to each other. That will give us the motivation to keep going.

      One thing I would mention is that one of my mentors told me recently that jumping from project to project is a terrible thing to do and will ensure that you aren’t able to dominate any one niche and make as much as you can. Focus is definitely needed if you are going to be successful online. Perfect one thing and then move on to the next – That’s what I would say.

  • Brandon says:

    I’m down for a nice long walk.

  • Brandon says:

    I’m down for a nice long walk.

  • Brandon says:

    I’m down for a nice long walk.

  • Ann says:

    Pleases count me in Leslie. I’ve been working on freebie trading, but looking at everything else that comes my way and I’ve come to the same conclusions you have – it is possible to make big bucks but nobody out there can do it for you – no matter what they promise. I’ve grown to admire guys like Yaro, for example, because he and his partner give what they promise – detailed how to info, but never promise you won’t have to work at learning and building. Looking forward to the journey with you – thank you for the invitation.

    • Leslie says:

      Consider yourself counted in Ann 🙂
      Yep, I also admire Yaro as you probably already know. A big thing for me is honesty. It will take work, but as long as you are willing to do it, you can succeed.

  • Jeremy says:

    I’m with you Leslie but be patient with me. 🙂 You might need to put me in the remedial class since I tend to jump back and forth between “projects” and interests.

    • Leslie says:

      Hey Jeremy, you can move at your own pace. The main thing I’m trying to get going is that we will be accountable to each other. That will give us the motivation to keep going.

      One thing I would mention is that one of my mentors told me recently that jumping from project to project is a terrible thing to do and will ensure that you aren’t able to dominate any one niche and make as much as you can. Focus is definitely needed if you are going to be successful online. Perfect one thing and then move on to the next – That’s what I would say.

  • Damilik says:

    Count me in. I never heard about freebies trading before. I heard it from you. I am glad I saw this post from my google reader.

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  • Damilik says:

    Count me in. I never heard about freebies trading before. I heard it from you. I am glad I saw this post from my google reader.

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  • Damilik says:

    Count me in. I never heard about freebies trading before. I heard it from you. I am glad I saw this post from my google reader.

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  • I’m interested….Hope to learn alot

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  • Aaron says:

    That’s so awesome. I’ve been to hundreds of the sites you mention that sugarcoat everything to make it sound like you can get rich real quick but the fact of the matter is that it took months and sometimes years for those people to get to where they are at. I have several mentors in my life. One of which is you by the way, from who I learn great lessons from. I have associated myself with a business model offline that creates great amounts of wealth and changes lives and the people that I’m involved in all talk about the same thing that you mentioned. It’s all about your mindset and your work habit. Success takes alot of hard work no matter what you are trying to accomplish.

    For all those that read this, Leslie is a great mentor and friend so be sure to stick with him on his journey ( I know I will).

    Keep up the great work Leslie.

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  • Aaron says:

    That’s so awesome. I’ve been to hundreds of the sites you mention that sugarcoat everything to make it sound like you can get rich real quick but the fact of the matter is that it took months and sometimes years for those people to get to where they are at. I have several mentors in my life. One of which is you by the way, from who I learn great lessons from. I have associated myself with a business model offline that creates great amounts of wealth and changes lives and the people that I’m involved in all talk about the same thing that you mentioned. It’s all about your mindset and your work habit. Success takes alot of hard work no matter what you are trying to accomplish.

    For all those that read this, Leslie is a great mentor and friend so be sure to stick with him on his journey ( I know I will).

    Keep up the great work Leslie.

    Aarons last blog post..Optimizing your blog for Search Engines

  • Aaron says:

    That’s so awesome. I’ve been to hundreds of the sites you mention that sugarcoat everything to make it sound like you can get rich real quick but the fact of the matter is that it took months and sometimes years for those people to get to where they are at. I have several mentors in my life. One of which is you by the way, from who I learn great lessons from. I have associated myself with a business model offline that creates great amounts of wealth and changes lives and the people that I’m involved in all talk about the same thing that you mentioned. It’s all about your mindset and your work habit. Success takes alot of hard work no matter what you are trying to accomplish.

    For all those that read this, Leslie is a great mentor and friend so be sure to stick with him on his journey ( I know I will).

    Keep up the great work Leslie.

    Aarons last blog post..Optimizing your blog for Search Engines

  • Larry says:

    I also intend to follow your guidance. Looking forward to the journey.

    I have not found any other program that works as well as freebie trading. As you say, success depends upon the work you put in.

  • Larry says:

    I also intend to follow your guidance. Looking forward to the journey.

    I have not found any other program that works as well as freebie trading. As you say, success depends upon the work you put in.

  • Larry says:

    I also intend to follow your guidance. Looking forward to the journey.

    I have not found any other program that works as well as freebie trading. As you say, success depends upon the work you put in.

  • Larry says:

    I know there are no short cuts to making money…as well as anything else in life; other than getting lucky. And I’d rather create my own luck by following tried and true programs, as well as taking that journey with others. If you’ll let me, I’d like to participate.

  • Larry says:

    I know there are no short cuts to making money…as well as anything else in life; other than getting lucky. And I’d rather create my own luck by following tried and true programs, as well as taking that journey with others. If you’ll let me, I’d like to participate.

  • Larry says:

    I know there are no short cuts to making money…as well as anything else in life; other than getting lucky. And I’d rather create my own luck by following tried and true programs, as well as taking that journey with others. If you’ll let me, I’d like to participate.

  • eswar says:

    Let me in, I have tried a lot earlier and ……nothing to say more about them. Thanks for the hard work done and the invitation.

  • eswar says:

    By the way I ‘m from India is it possible for me to follow your program

  • eswar says:

    By the way I ‘m from India is it possible for me to follow your program

    • You can definitely follow this program. You can’t be a Freebie Trader, but this program goes beyond Freebie trading and is available for Anyone in the world who wants to be successful. So come on in 🙂

    • You can definitely follow this program. You can’t be a Freebie Trader, but this program goes beyond Freebie trading and is available for Anyone in the world who wants to be successful. So come on in 🙂

  • eswar says:

    By the way I ‘m from India is it possible for me to follow your program

    • Leslie says:

      You can definitely follow this program. You can’t be a Freebie Trader, but this program goes beyond Freebie trading and is available for Anyone in the world who wants to be successful. So come on in 🙂

  • eswar says:

    Let me in, I have tried a lot earlier and ……nothing to say more about them. Thanks for the hard work done and the invitation.

  • Annie says:

    Thank you Leslie – I am a newbie to this but plan on working hard and starting off very slow – hopefully it will all work out – thanks so much for the time you take to help others!!

  • cris says:

    Im willing to join you on this journey

  • Annie says:

    Thank you Leslie – I am a newbie to this but plan on working hard and starting off very slow – hopefully it will all work out – thanks so much for the time you take to help others!!

  • cris says:

    Im willing to join you on this journey

  • Judy says:

    I am really wanting to try this. However I have a case of cold feet starting out. Guess I need to jump in and take that first step. I still need to learn a lot and I am trying to go through all the info.
    It is a bit overwhelming. All that about Cookies and such. Never had to worry about them before.

  • Judy says:

    I am really wanting to try this. However I have a case of cold feet starting out. Guess I need to jump in and take that first step. I still need to learn a lot and I am trying to go through all the info.
    It is a bit overwhelming. All that about Cookies and such. Never had to worry about them before.

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  • Trade4Target says:

    This is my first time i visit here. I found so many entertaining stuff in your blog, especially its discussion. From the tons of comments on your articles, I guess I am not the only one having all the enjoyment here! Keep up the good work.
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  • Nigel says:

    Leslie,

    I like your honesty to this one in particular. I was surprised that you too suffered some of those scams and roller coasters. I must admit, the first time I lost money online, I was devastated. I too fall for some of the majic button in a box and the google back door crap. HOwever, your honesty speaks to clear that we all can learn. The HARD WORK and STUDY….cant go wrong!!!!

    Love it!!!!!

    • Thanks for the feedback Nigel. I’m glad you were able to identify with this post. It takes A LOT of work to be successful. If it were true that it was easy, EVERYONE would do it.

      Wishing you all the best man!

  • Caleb Ayim says:

    Leslie,
    Please Help Me make money online….am ready to take the risks.

  • Samer says:

    First of all, thanks for your honesty,,

    Actually im interested to join your journey and hope to enjoy it

  • Sherrie says:

    Hello Leslie,

    I’m interested.

  • Mimi Banerjee says:

    Yes I have gone through your blog and am ready to join you

  • Agadagba Matthew says:

    Leslie, it appears the bus is long gone. Is there any way I can get on board?

  • mary clough says:

    Hi Leslie. It is very nice of you to teach us about this. I really don’t know anything about freebie trading. I do like to write, so the blog part sounds interesting. I have a strong background in science. (I do know some about investing.)

  • mary clough says:

    That sounds even better! I am very interested in learning about blogging. What would be the nature of what I would blog about?

  • Lawal Adeyemi says:

    As a matter of fact I have read many of these promising “make $100 per day online”. I discovered that they made empty promises and made away with once money. Leslie I will appreciate if you can take me along with you. I am prepared to learn from you. I want to know if it is possible for me to do this with you as I am a resident of Nigeria and presently residing in Nigeria

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