Here's a little bit about myself so you'll know who I am and where I've come from. If we're not already associated on IBO Toolbox, feel free to add me!
Michael Arcand is a husband and father who has been self-employed and working from home online full time since 2007. Through his various websites and social media profiles he helps others to achieve their goals and learn how to earn real money online – no scams, no get-rich-quick schemes, and no BS.
Previously he served in the U.S. Army for four years, being stationed in Kaiserslautern, Germany and Ft. Hood, Texas. After leaving the military Michael became a jack of all trades, even managing to master a few. His experience prior to becoming a writer included management positions in a wide variety of fields, including telemarketing, quality control, and shipping and receiving.
His current goals include launching a science fiction news site, publishing his first fiction pieces in the sci-fi genre, and completing a book sharing his work-at-home experiences (IT'S DONE - GET IT HERE TODAY FOR FREE!) with others. He talks about the challenges of being a stay at home, work at home dad on his blog, Real Men Stay Home.
As far as business experience, I've been there, done that, and got the T-shirt. From direct sales with companies like Amway and Melaleuca to some of the first online business systems (now out of business). The ones that stick around are usually the ones that are legit. There's nothing wrong with direct sales, BTW, it just didn't mesh well with my personality. In real life, I'm an introvert, but on the computer I can prospect and send emails to anyone, anywhere, any time.
The best way to make money online, in my humble opinion, is to build and optimize websites so you can get free traffic, and then monetize them by adding either your own product or affiliate products. Just think of it this way. You could have your own little internet empire of websites making $100-$500 or more a month. How many would you need to make a difference in your life? How many would you need to replace your current income? To retire?
If you're interested in building your own business empire online, then join me over at Wealthy Affiliate and learn how it all works. Consider this my personal invitation. I'll be waiting on the inside to help you succeed!