Hello and welcome to Digital Cash Kings. Our mission is to help guide and train those that are wanting to learn how to make money online in the comfort of their home.
I understand that there is much eye candy out there with flashes of money, cars, and exotic places to try to tempt you into buying an opportunity or a product out in Internet land and I want to try to make my site a bit different from the rest.
One of the main reasons and the biggest reasons why I think, well, as a matter of fact, I know we are different is because we are bringing over 30 years of combined experience of making money online to you.
For the past 12 years, I have been blessed enough to figure out how to make enough money online and not have a need or want for a regular B.A.M. (brick and mortar) 9-5 job.
How To Make Money Online… How I Started
Before I jumped into my online make money from home journey I was into Network Marketing.
The first company I joined was Amway, and didn’t have a single clue!
I was over there trying to sell all of their products to everyone.
Imagine a 21-year-old kid trying to push an 8 dollar bar of soap to another 21-year old and telling them its the best thing in the world.
Yup, I sucked!
That ended that little journey.
Met My Wife
After a few years later, met my wife, her sister shared a business opportunity with us, and because I am the loving husband I am, I was all in with a juice company named Tahitian Noni.
This is the first time I ever had training and support.
Met some great like-minded people, made some great friends, and that is when I got that freedom itch of making money from the Internet.
That experience started it all for me, I would say.
I know that it was Amway I was with first, but never EVER had anyone show me anything, so I was in the dark, I didn’t even know Amway was a Network Marketing company until I was in Tahitian Noni where I had some training, and shown what the concept was all about.
I made money with Tahitian Noni, but mostly fast starts, yes, I was getting residual income, but it didn’t feel like it was enough for me. I won some awards, attended some very nice events, but I wanted to make more money.
After a year and half of working for that company, it just was not growing fast enough so I thought it would make sense to try to put my money making message online for everyone to see, like people in other cities, states, heck, in other countries!
The Struggle Of Making Money Online From Home
I will be the first to tell you that my first steps in discovering ways to make money from the Internet were not easy and very confusing.
There were SO MANY ways I personally found online when I first researched the subject that my head almost exploded.
I mean talk about information overload!
My Making Money “Research Process”?
During this “researching process” I set a goal, without knowing how to set goals constructively by mapping it out… basically, I didn’t know what the heck I was doing or saying, but I knew I wanted to try to set a realistic goal of $500 – $1000 per month.
So after days of countless and “all over the place research” of reading magazines, books and watching tutorials, I found what is called in the Internet Marketing industry space an “affiliate product”.
Affiliate products are simply products that are owned by someone else that can be sold by others like me and you and when a product is sold through a special URL that will let the product owner know that is you that sold the product, you will then be awarded a commission, which is usually a small percentage of the price of the item.
Making Money With Affiliate Marketing
At this time, Tahitian Noni was having problems and the particular team I was on wasn’t doing so good, people started quitting left and right and I didn’t know why at the time.
So I found something at the time that I thought made sense to make money online with.
Now, don’t ask me why, or what was my thought process of choosing this particular program because I didn’t know what the heck I was doing, I’ll explain.
Basically, in this particular program that I stumbled on, you would find people to take free trials of a bunch of different free trial services like, movies, credit cards, book and magazines among others, and when a person took the trial you get a small tiny commission.
Well, what my dumb butt did was basically the backward way and did all the free trials myself!
So long story short, I made a few dollars but as soon as I was done with all the free trials, and the 1 or 2 dollar trial offers offered, I thought I was done with making any kind of money with that program after that.
I made about $150 altogether and all it took was my time, and it was a real pain in the butt.
Basically, I had to remember all the trial offers I filled out to cancel them so I wouldn’t get charged for them.
Yup, I forgot and actually got charged for a couple of them, so basically ended up with about $100 dollars profit.
Now, what I did at the time was probably not right, but I didn’t have anyone show me any other way. Looking back now at it, I laugh but the whole process was a royal pain in the butt.
I didn’t even know at that time there were other and higher profit methods like simply referring people to that program and making affiliate commissions through referral sign-ups.
So then I moved on.
Is Making Money With Residual Income A Reality?
About 3 months later I found another Network Marketing company.
I was amazed that this particular company was only $37 to join with the biggest package at $100.
I wasn’t attracted by the products or a website, I was attracted by the marketing system someone put together for it.
The marketing system looked better visually and gave a better explanation of what this program was offering which was a way to make money online.
I was fortunate enough to find a website and SEO (search engine optimization) guy and a PPC (pay per click) team members to partner with.
The website and SEO guy trained me on how to build a good quality website with HTML at the time and how to do basic SEO at the time and the PPC guy showed me how to do Google pay per click and what “targeted buyer keywords” were.
The year was around 2005 2006, and what the standards were then are nothing close to what they are today.
For websites I was making HTML sites from scratch using a program called Dream Weaver, today I mostly use WordPress, because of its ease of use, and all the useful plugins it offers.
PPC was easy back then, your site didn’t need to be relevant to the keywords you were targeting and didn’t need any legal pages.
SEO was a breeze by simply keyword stuffing your pages for the keyword you wanted to target for and pointing a ton of spammy back-links to it… oh no, not today, you have to be on top of your game, and it takes a lot more time and money.
My First Making Money Online Breakthrough
So after around 8 months of building a team, putting out team training sites, constantly driving traffic with SEO and PPC, and following up with phone calls, I was finally seeing residual income.
It literally took me almost a year to have my first breakthrough or what I like to say “goal achievement”.
So after a year, I was making over $1000 per month residual and it was growing quickly at that point.
1 year and 3 months I was at $3500 per month, and then it grew to $4800.
Then it happened…
My Make Money Online 1st Catastrophe
I felt I was doing great, and even felt comfortable, I thought about ways to get more traffic, so I can get more leads to bring on more team members and just grow and grow and grow.
Didn’t really have a worry in the world at that time, but then it happened.
The company I was building sent out a notice that they had to close down.
And so they did…
They were good enough to send out my last residual check, but that was it.
I was scrambling to find another program to lead my team into and actually found one to only be let down again and again.
I was kind of lost at this time but thought to myself, why not use the skills I developed like SEO, PPC, and website and sales experience to make some quick money with affiliate marketing, but this time do it correctly.
Making Money With Affiliate Marketing… Again?
I joined a few affiliate programs out there that managed products, which were called CPA Networks and found some products that interested me.
I first found a real estate training product on my first go around and kinda of hit gold.
Started to promote it through Google, Yahoo, and Bing PPC, and created 1-page sales pages that I SEO’d and got 1 page and 1st listed ranking for my desired keywords.
Well, shortly after I was pulling in 5k to 10,000 dollars per month profit with that one campaign!
I found some more products and started to repeat the process and things started to happen.
I was making some killer money with affiliate marketing for about 3 years!
What happened was that the product owners started to pull out of their affiliate side of things or even just cut me off for some reason.
One advertiser said I was promoting their product via PPC with their trademark name as keywords which was not true, and others just simply cut me off.
I was basically creating a simple 5 page or so site targeting super targeted keywords and doing some strong SEO that worked at the time.
So what did I do after they pulled me?
Making Money With The Amazon Affiliate Program
How to make money online with Amazon!
I basically applied for an Amazon affiliate account which was super simple, and then started grabbing the links to the same products or similar if they didn’t offer the ones I had.
Now the problem I had with Amazon was not conversions, it was the small affiliate payouts.
Compared to the $35 to $100+ commissions I was making per action with CPA network offers, I was only making a fraction of that per sale which considerably cut down my sales per product I was marketing.
No, problem, just had to create more sites right?
True, but damn, that was taking up a TON of time, which I didn’t have.
So where do I go now?
Making Money With Network Marketing… Again
I was still making money with affiliate marketing and I still do to this day.
In my opinion affiliate marketing is one of the easiest ways to start making money online that a newbie can start with.
But I wanted a way to make more money that is more hands-off and residual.
I wanted to have more time to do the things I wanted to do like spend more time with my wife and kids without the stress of having to constantly think that I have to pump out a new offer every week or so.
So I thought why not join a company that already has a product, a fulfillment center, customer support, and of course an auto-ship or monthly automatic renewal system that keeps the money rolling in after the first sale, and even pays me when my referrals get paid through several generations.
I mean, kind of a no-brainer.
I already know how to get traffic and convert offers and products, so why not.
So I was talking with another marketer, (one of the Digital Cash Kings and business partner) and we decided to partner up and start building a company.
We started killing it together!
Basically, I was doing all the marketing and traffic generation and he was doing all the face to face relationship building and the closing of the sales that were on the fence.
It turned out to be a very profitable partnership.
We created huge teams and helped launch a few companies by bringing in teams that would contribute to the bulk amount of sales for the companies with our efforts.
We made out like bandits, and still work together to this day using a similar formula.
And most importantly created more time freedom without having to sacrifice in profit generation
You can’t beat that!
Where I’m At Today
As you have read my story about where I started and where I am at now, I didn’t start out knowing it all.
I learned how to gain all the skills I have today.
I still work hard, but I am now a great blogger, a great website designer, a great content writer, great at SEO, great product creator, and great at generating traffic and sales.
And most importantly I have more time freedom!
“the point is that You don’t start out great, You have to simply start!”
I know we all have it within us, we just have to work hard, not give up, believe in ourselves keep learning, and keep moving forward, and eventually through all the struggles and hard work you put into it, your time and hard work WILL pay off.
To close out my little online money generating journey, I want to let you now that I created Digital Cash Kings to help people learn exactly how to make money online through helpful articles and value-packed training.
We teach strategies that WORK!
So stay a while, learn, grow and prosper, and maybe we can work together someday and make some money with this beautiful creation we all call the Internet.
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