I actually have to look up my credit card statements from last year to be able to recall the order of the programs I joined and tried to make money with.
After the disaster with Data Entry Business, I was absolutely not ready to give up. I kept searching, and the next program I came across that looked like the real deal and sounded absolutely fantastic was Mary Gerstens “Global Cash Flow Network” (GCFN). Now, this is by no means a cheap program, but I was all fired up and ready to make some cash! I liked what was promised and took the plunge to sign up.
Total cost over the next few weeks: $781.73 USD. This included signup fee, setup costs, study material and things like that. (ouch!!! – some of you internet marketers might regret now that you didn’t come across me a year ago!)
I invested in everything to do with Global Cash Flow Network I could get my hands on. I had said to myself that I really wanted to make it work and then I had to give it a fair go.
After a few weeks with the program and learning quite a lot about media placement, I got a phone call very early in the morning (must have been around 5:30am or so; people forget the time difference between the States and Western Australia). Pretty much still half asleep I had this person from GCFN on the phone telling me about this fantastic offer of a three months advertising campaign to bring highly targeted traffic to my site. A flow of 20,000 guaranteed visitors to my site with a high conversion rate.
By that time I had learned that my websites were only going to be successful if they had visitors that converted into sign-ups to the program, or that bought something from my store.
Again, I had some savings at that time, and as I still wanted to make this a success, I agreed to buy their Premier PlusTraffic Package. It included 20,000 highly targeted visitors to my site(s), a direct mailer program with a 2-4% response rate (pre-printed postcards for me to send to already very interested “leads” which all got supplied to me through GCFN), and quite a package of information and study material about traffic generation. This was sure going to get a lot of sign-ups going! (Per sign-up I could receive between $100 and I think $1000, depending whether the sign-ups bought the traffic package deal).
Total cost for this Premier Plus Traffic Package (hold on to your seats, please!): $4,495.00
I must have been MAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
To be continued……
Category: My First Year Online - Recap