Monday, February 18, 2008

Making hundreds of thousands online: do you believe these numbers?

I don't doubt that some people have made astronomical amounts of money from online ventures, and I'm not talking about Bazos (Amazon's founder) or Case (AOL) or any of the other major companies. I'm talking about individuals like Darren Rowse (ProBlogger), Jeremy Schoemaker (Shoemoney), and John Chow ( Rowse says he makes six figures per year. Schoemaker is famous in the blogging-for-money world for his $132,994.97 Google Adsense check. And Chow blogs about his monthly earnings, currently over the $30,000 (per month!) mark.

Another blog that I subscribe to is, which discusses affiliate marketing. He was actually the inspiration for this post with his recent post showing him holding a $306,373.24 check from Yahoo!. The post title is "How I Made $860,538.38 PROFIT in 4 Months!" and offers some tips.

I also recently read a Shoemoney post about unnamed individuals making millions each month from affiliate marketing. I was flabbergasted and skeptical, but Marc (usually the skeptical one) said that he'd heard the same and believed it was possible, at least for a few.

I have to say, I don't think I'm one of those few. Mostly because I hate selling stuff. If I could find a product I really believed in, then I'd be happy to market the heck out of it. But that's yet to happen, which is why I simply point out some select bargains to you - things that I think will give you value for your money.

That said, I'd like to run my first poll (if you're reading this via RSS, please click through to the post and share your opinion). The question is simple:

Do you think it's possible for you (or anyone else) to make millions online?
Yes, including me
Yes, but not me
No, these claims are ludicrous
I hate polls free polls

1 comment:

  1. I lack ambition, apparently! I never feel like I can come up with a grand enough idea or have an interesting enough concept to make it worth my time investment.

    ...although telling people how to make money is a time-honored way to make money yourself!


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