Work At Home As An “Ad Typist”…Oh Really?

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So what is this so called "ad typing" nonsense? Well sit back, relax and get extremely comfortable and I'll tell you all about it. It holds a special place in my heart since that's my only work at home career. So you know it must be good.

Millions of people are searching Google and other search engines for answers to their problems. And then there are tens of thousands of companies that have solutions to many of these problems via their websites, product or services. These companies recruit people like you and I to help them find folks that yearn for a solution so they can provide it. The company you're affiliated with gives you free tools such as the ads to type and a website to send people. They maintain and create the website so you can focus on typing ads.
(They don't charge you money for any of this or to work with them! Yeah!)

As an "ad typist", your duty is just to connect people who are searching for specific products, services and information with the websites that offer them solutions who you're affiliated with. You achieve this by typing free ads, articles, emails, message board posting etc. When people search the internet they'll eventually find one of these ads, articles, message board posting, etc. Depending on your affiliation with the company you're working with, they pay you for the following:

1. Having some one visit their site. (Pay Per Click)
2. Having someone fill out a form on their site. (Pay Per Lead)
3. Having someone buy a product or service. (Pay Per Sale)

The companies you work with will be able to track your work because of the special free website they provide you which is unique to you. This is the website that you'll include in the ads you type.

Hey, I Think I Can Do That!

I'm pretty sure you can! Well my friends, this "ad typist" opportunity is actually referred to as affiliate marketing or internet marketing. (Yeah that was sneaky of me but bear with me a second.) Affiliate marketing is called affiliate marketing because you're affiliated with a company that pays you as described above. It's also known as internet marketing because your work is all internet based.

If you want to see how easy this is, watch the following video where I walk you through it in less than 10 minutes.

A Work At Home Career That is Actually Available? You don't say?

Nearly every website you visit has an affiliate program. So there are literally thousands if not more available work at home career opportunities as an affiliate/internet marketer than any typical work at home job. You could visit any site right now and email them to ask if they have an affiliate program. And I guarantee that 99.9% will say yes! Isn't that a change?

Instead of spending hours applying to jobs that most will not get, you can literally sign up to be an affiliate of your favorite website or any website for that matter within a few minutes and start working within a few hours if not days. Sorry for the initial trickery. But most of you would have assumed that you couldn't do affiliate/internet marketing just like many of you thought you couldn't make money with surveys, get paid offers, etc.

Isn't this like those annoying MLMs or Home Business Schemes?

Nope it's not! Too often job seekers are associating this work at home career with health related MLMs or home based business opportunities where you're selling over priced health products to your family and friends to make money and asking them to do the same.

That's not what affiliate/internet marketing is about. Whereas with MLMs you're pretty much trying to force people to buy what they don't need or want, affiliate marketing is just the opposite. Millions of people search the internet looking for answers to their problems every day. They're looking for information, products or services to resolve their issue. Think about how many times you've searched Google looking for an answer or product. That's probably how you found this site and that wasn't by accident. Well imagine the millions of people that are searching for solutions, product or websites every day! Imagine if you could make money helping just a fraction of those people! Keep in mind that all your simple task as an affiliate/internet marketer is just to connect them with the companies that resolve their problems by typing free ads, articles, message board posts, emails, etc.

The Perfect Customer Service Home Based Opportunity

For me when you consider this, affiliate/internet marketing is more like customer service. Because you're providing people solutions they've asked for. It's like selling ice cold water to someone who lives in the Sahara desert where it's 100 degrees in the shade. There is no selling involved in a situation like that! Someone that lives in a desert doesn't need you to convince them to buy ice cold water. They're ready to buy because they have a problem that you're fixing!

Whereas in most home business opportunities where you're selling health products, how many people do you know are willing to spend $20 on some magical "safe" cleaning product when they can go to their local supermarket and get it for $1.99. So when you consider this, then affiliate marketing isn't really sales in the traditional sense because you don't need to sell people on solutions they want and are actively search for.

The problem with most home based businesses or MLMs is that they want you to be a pushy car sales man. Their philosophy is if someone is looking for a mini van then sell them a Range Rover and convince them that buying a mini van is unhealthy and a Range Rover is better for your family even though it will cost you $50,000 more. Then get your family and friends to go and sell other people Range Rovers even if they can't afford it or need it. I know that's a drastic example but that's how so many of these home business and MLMs work.

Eddy, I Just Want A Job.
Whether you know it or not you've been brainwashed into believing that's what you want. "What you talking about Willis?" I'm not brain washed. I want a job because I want one BUDDY!" Oh really? Consider this. Since elementary school we've all been groomed to work for someone else. You were told you need to get good grades and finish high school so that you can get a good job. You need to finish college so you can get a better paying job. Even our childhood games were tailored to a job mentality. Why is it we all played house and pretended to go to work for someone else but never pretended to be the boss? Because no one told us that we could be the boss. They said you were only good enough to work for others.
Well I'm here to tell you, you've been lied to. You are good enough & SMART enough to be the boss. Many of you have probably been in situations where you're working for someone else and you think to yourself, "How did this person become a supervisor? I'm smarter than them, I work harder and get more done. But yet I'm working for them and they're making WAY more money than me." Well you're absolutely right, you are probably smarter than them. But because you've been brainwashed for years by your family, friends, school and society you decided that being an employee was the best route for you. Knowing all this, do you still think you're only good enough for a job? Do you think that's all your family deserves?
Personally I think they deserve more. But with that said I understand you have bills to pay, kids to feed and need money now not later. Fair enough, Don't worry. If you continue to read this article completely, I promise by the end of it you'll discover how you can get several work at home jobs with little to no competition. Best of all you'll be able to do this while training to be a successful affiliate. So stay tuned or you'll miss it.
But Eddy, A Job is Easier …
Oh really? So you're telling me having a boss that tells you much you'll ever earn for the rest of your life is easier? Not being able to go on vacation with your family whenever you feel like it is easier? Working for a boss you're smarter than is easier? Working with co-workers that gossip or get away with stuff you can't is easier? Being scolded for taking sick days to care of your child is easier? Searching for work at home jobs that aren't readily available is easier? Commuting in traffic or crowded trains where people are rude and obnoxious is easier? Kissing your idiot's boss's butt to get a .25 cent per hour "raise" is easier? Being rejected or fired from a work at home job because your baby may cry while your on a call is easier? Being rejected from work at home jobs because you don't have your own telephone line is easier? Not being able to get a work at home job because you live outside the U.S. is easier?
If that's your idea of being easier then "Golly Gee Whiz", affiliate/internet marketing is going to be a walk in the park. Because guess what? You're not going to have to deal with any of these situations. But the fact that you have done so for all these years has already proven you're strong enough be your own boss. Honestly when you think about all these situation that you have endured, how hard could a little ole' work at home career as an affiliate/internet marketer be? I'll promise you this, it won't be any harder than what you've already been dealing with!

I Don't Know Eddy, I Still Don't Think This is Something I Can Do…

Why do you think you can't do this? Were you born knowing how to do your current job? I would guess, probably not! Chances are someone sat you down and taught you how to do your current or past jobs. They told you the right way to do your job and the wrong way to do your job. And if you were lucky, someone even showed you how to do your job faster and better. But even with that there may have been some times where you thought to yourself, I'm never going to get this. But yet you were determined to keep at it because you had bills to pay or kids to feed.
Well guess what? Affiliate/internet marketing is no different. There are other internet marketers such as Kyle, Carson and the other members of Wealthy Affiliate who can teach you how to get started. They will literally hold your hand through the process just like with the jobs you've had in the past. There are also going to give you the tools and material you need to be successful.
I remember there was a job I took with a huge company. I thought to myself this is going to be great. This company seems to have their stuff together. Then on my first day I was sat at my desk and just told to get started. I was thinking to myself, I've been lied too. No one sat with me and told me what I should do first. There wasn't even a manual on how to do my job and use the tools that were part of my job description. I pretty much had to learn my job on my own. My co-workers provided limited assistance but it wasn't a lot. Needless to say it probably took me close to a year or more to really understand how to do my job effectively.
In hindsight I know this affected raises and promotions I could have received if someone had held my hand. Even with my work at home career as an internet/affiliate marketer. I went through the same thing. I had no one to lean on. By the time I found the guys at Wealthy Affiliate, I had went through a lot of mistakes and frustration. But it gave me a better appreciation for their site and it's why I recommend it so highly to new people that are afraid to get into affiliate/internet marketing.
But you know what? Seeing is believing. So I've decided to create a video so you can see what people are saying about their careers as affiliate/internet marketers.

Yeah, Yeah, But Work At Home Jobs Are Guaranteed Money!

"Excuse You?" Let's be real with ourselves. If there are so many work at home jobs available out there, why aren't we all working at home? Why would anyone ever want to commute? Why is everyone getting scammed? Why have you been searching for weeks, months or even years and not landed a single job? It's real simple, they're not easy to land therefore they're not guaranteed money! Most of the time, you have to be as lucky as a little green leprechaun with a four leaf clover and rabbit's foot to land a precious work at home job. Or you have to chase after the ones that are actually available like Medical Transcription (Typing), Programming etc. But that involves training that can cost thousands of dollars and can take up to a year to complete. It's well worth it in my opinion, but you may not have that type of cash or time. Then you have a career such as affiliate/ internet marketing where you literally have thousands of available openings. You can get started right away and training is easily attainable. Chances are you'll be making money if a few weeks. Seems to me the choice is clear. But I'm a little wacky like that.

OK, So How Do I Get Started?

Well just do what i did in the first video of this article. Start with the work at home companies that I'm assuming you're working with based on my past recommendations such as fusion cash,, etc. They all have referral/affiliate programs. Many of you are already making money with them so why not refer others that are looking for a legitimate way to make money. It shouldn't be too hard to find these people since you visit work at home sites. Just refer to the first video on this page for ideas.

But again keep in mind you're still not going to make hundreds of dollars per month just doing the above. To really expand your efforts you'll want to work with more companies that go beyond just working at home. You'll also want to have many more free techniques than the one I showed you and more importantly various type of affiliate income coming in. I may have started with the simple steps listed in that video. But I quickly expanded when I saw I was making some money doing it like that. I guess I needed proof that it worked. But then I thought to myself there must be a better way to reach more people so I can make more money and that's where the training that Wealthy Affiliate provides, comes into play.

Need Someone To Hold Your Hand?

I would love to personally help each one of you with this career. But honestly I'm already spread thin between helping you good folks here on my blog, raising my new baby girl and just working as an affiliate myself. But don't cry, dry your eye. You can still learn everything I know about affiliate/internet marketing from the Wealth Affiliate guys (Kyle & Carson). If personalized one one one help is what you need then Kyle and Carson are the guys for you. I can't tell you how many times I've harassed them with my annoying questions and they're always willing to help me out. (They don't actually find my questions annoying. But I would.) And when I feel bad for harassing them I just ask other wealthy affiliate members on their forum and folks are always willing to help. I know for many of you this is important. If you think you get a lot of support from me here on this blog. Then you're going to think I've been very lazy when you join the Wealthy Affiliate forum.

Wealthy Affiliate is perfect for beginners.

– If you need someone to hold your hand with this career then join Wealthy Affiliate.

– If you need to be able to email someone with questions regarding being an affiliate then join Wealthy Affiliate.

– If you want to finally make larger amounts of money and aren't really interested in paid surveys, get paid offers, reading email then join Wealthy Affiliate.

– If you're looking to eventually quit your job and fully support your family then Join Wealthy Affiliate.

– If you've spent months searching for a job and haven't made a dime doing so or landing one, then join Wealthy Affiliate!

Now with that said, please note that Wealthy Affiliate is not free to join. it's about $1 day ($39.99 per month & can be easily canceled at any time). Kyle and Carson have put in a lot of blood, sweat and tears into their site. There is so much easy to follow information on the site that took them months if not years to compile. You also have to keep in mind all the ongoing time they spend helping would be affiliates get started by individually answering their emails and questions. Not to mention they have a very active member forum where other members are helping each other with advice, tips, etc. This isn't like some cheesy typing, data entry or rebate processing ebook or system where you pay $47 and they say here go read this ebook, Make money but don't expect that you can actually email me for help or with your questions.

If that's what you want, then by all means go and invest in that. But Wealthy Affiliate is about personalized one on one help, tools and easy to follow steps to help you start making money at home in weeks. As a matter of fact, I might as well just show you. Please watch the video below:

Wealthy Affiliate Tour

Any of you that have been a long time subscriber know that I don't often recommend spending money on anything. I think I can count on my hand how many paid type of things I've personally referred to people. So when you consider that, you know I must think it's a good investment.

Personally I think spending about $1 per day is worth discovering how to finally work at home and support my family. But that may be too steep for some of you. If so, just focus on the other opportunities I have introduced you to. Then save that money and then invest it in Wealthy Affiliate. I feel confident that in a few weeks you'll double, triple whatever money you've invested in Wealthy Affiliate.

Doesn't Affiliate/Internet Marketing Require Lots of Money?

No, not to become an affiliate! You can literally go now and sign up to be an affiliate with any company. They don't charge you because it only makes sense to have a teams of affiliates out there referring people back to their sites, products or services. They make more money because of affiliates so you'll never be charged to work with them or for the free tools they provide you such as website. But in terms of training you could learn trial by fire like I did. Or you can pay as little as about $1 per day to speed up the process and Get Training From Wealthy Affiliate which will help you make even more money as an affiliate for various companies. One of the things I loved about Wealthy Affiliate is they provide you with various FREE ways to expand your affiliate income. So even if you don't have a lot of money they have you covered.

"You So Crazy Eddie!"

When I was growing up in the 80's, there was this electronic sales man named "Crazy Eddie" that was always on TV. I always felt kind of special because he had my name. In any event his whole gimmick was that he must be insane for the prices of his products. Well many people think I'm pretty crazy when I tell them I left a job earning $90,000 to work at home as an affiliate/internet marketer. I totally understand their reaction. After all, who in their right mind would leave a sure thing like that? But then it dawns on them. Wait a minute, "how much money is Eddy really making to be able to afford to leave that type of guaranteed salary behind and still be able to support his whole family?" Things that make you go Hmmmmm? Would he really risk putting his family out on the streets especially when he has a new born if affiliate marketing wasn't a successful work at home career? Ok, you let that marinate in your mind for a minute… I'll wait.

The answer is hell nah! Of course I wouldn't. I was able to leave the rat race because working as an affiliate/internet marketer had surpassed my job income. Now I don't say all this to brag. If it sounds like that, than I apologize. I just want you to really understand how a work at home career as an affiliate/internet marketer has impacted my life.

To bring it home, please consider my humble background. I was raised by two Haitian immigrants that barely spoke the English language. (Pops still has a heavy accent that makes it hard to understand him sometimes but gotta love him! LOL) I was a young black man growing up in the inner city of The Bronx where I had friends hanging out on corners drinking and smoking & just getting into things that my immigrant parents pretty much stopped me from enjoying.. I mean enduring. I went to college but to my mom's dismay never officially finished. And finally I spent a good portion of my working life as low skilled data entry clerk for a hospital that my whole family worked at (Good job mentality). Sound familiar to some of you? And yet despite those humble origins, I was able to eventually break free and earn thousands of dollars per month as an affiliate/internet marketer working for no one else but myself.

So my question to you is, why can't you? What makes me more special than you? Absolutely nothing. The only difference I see with myself and a lot of people I talk to is that I was just willing to walk the path less traveled and invest in myself by Joining A Company Like Wealthy Affiliate.

If a door was closed to me. I looked for another way in. If someone told me I couldn't do something, then I would have to do it just to shut them up. (My wife can attest to this! lol) But more importantly I had to believe in myself when no one else did. As much as I love my family and friends they were some of the people that motivated me to prove them wrong. God bless them all. Like many of us they were brainwashed into believing that a job was my only option. So that's what they would drill in my head and beat down on my dreams of working at home for myself. I remember this one moment in particular where this manager I really admired had heard about my little side career as an affiliate marketer. He asked how much time I spent on it. I said as much as possible when I'm not working here. And he said I should calculate the hours I spend on my side career to see if it's worth it because I could probably spend that energy there at work and make more. I knew his heart was in the right place because he did help my career. However his statement was like being "pimp slapped" because all I could think was, I'm going to prove you so wrong.

Well thank goodness for the Lord's little seed in me that wouldn't allow my dream of working for myself die. Everyone's negativity about my career as an affiliate/internet marketer was like tons of fertilizer to my dreams and just motivated me to do well. And fortunately it all worked out. I really do love my "haters" because without them none of this would be possible and I wouldn't be here today helping good people like you work at home.

For some of you that are brave enough to embark on a career as an affiliate marketer, you're going to have a lot of naysayers. And that's fine but just make sure you take their negative energy and use it as fuel to succeed. Don't get angry with these folks. They have your best interest at heart. But when you do succeed because you will, be sure to bring them up with you, like I'm trying to do here in this article. Everyone can live their dreams if they're willing to believe that they're more than employees and invest in themselves.

So there you have it. That's my story and my work at home career. It's the only one I need now and I've finally revealed it to you in a long excruciating article. Thanks for bearing with me this long if you're still reading.

"I'm Living in Never Never Land"

And no I don't mean with WACO Jackson. Living in Never Never Land to me means:

  • I will never have to chase after a work at home job again.
  • I will never have to feel that frustration of not hearing back from an employer.
  • I will never have to spend hours on job sites or forums searching for a job lead like a needle in haystack.
  • I will never have to worry about getting scammed by some ebook, get rich scheme, home business opportunity, or check cashing scam.
  • I will never have an boss tell me what my hours are.
  • I will never have a boss tell me when I can take a vacation.
  • I will never have an boss make me feel guilty if I couldn't work because of a family emergency.
  • I will never have to beg or convince an incompetent boss that I need a raise because I was worth more.
  • I will never miss the moment that my little girl Brianna walks or talk.
  • I will never have my child raised by a babysitter.
  • I will never have to worry that companies are laying off people.
  • I will never have to worry about being fired.
  • I will never have to commute in a crowded stinky NYC train at 8am with people that should have taken a shower but for some reason smell like "oh my damn!" early in the morning.

So that's my life in "Never Never Land" now and I'm loving every minute of it. A work at home career as an affiliate/internet marketer has been so good to me that this year my and wife and I have decided that she'll take a year off work to stay at home. This way we can both raise our daughter Brianna together. I guess I would have "never" been able to do that with a work at home job either.

What do you guys think? Is this the type of life you want to lead? Well if it is, take action and Join Wealthy Affiliate. Isn't $1 dollar per day ($39.99 per month) worth being at home with your family? Honestly ask yourself, has what you've been doing the last several months or years brought you any closer to your dream of working at home? Or have you just become more frustrated, jaded, disenchanted and/or hopeless? Judging by many of the comments and emails I have read from many of you, I think you guys are ready to make a change. You just need to take a chance on yourself.

In any event, I've babbled enough. Sorry that this article was so long. But this is something I'm very passionate about because it was the only work at home career that gave me the freedom I now enjoy. It's one that I've actively taught my best friend, sister and even ex-coworkers. All of which are now making extra money at home. I wish i could personally mentor all of you like I do them. But I just don't have the time or resources, so the next best thing is Kyle, Carson and all the members of Wealthy Affiliate. Hopefully I've demonstrated to you that a work at home career as an affiliate or internet marketer is something that anyone can do and more importantly is one that is actually available. Are you all going to make thousands of dollars per month like me? I would love it if you do. But even if you only made a few hundred dollars per month, wouldn't it be worth it?

Look if any of you have any specific questions or apprehensions about joining Wealthy Affiliate or a work at home career as an affiliate/internet marketer, please post them below. I'll be happy to answer them as best as I can. Like many of you i was very scared or even skeptical that I could make money. So I'm always happy to share. Good Luck, either way! It would be nice if all of you decided to become an affiliate marketers but sadly many of you are going to totally ignore this article and do what you've been doing and getting more of what you've been getting.

There are going to be those of you who will continue to chase after jobs that don't exist, buy ebooks promising you data entry, typing or rebate processing "jobs" or worst giving up all together.

And then there are going to be a few of you that decide to break the awful cycle and give affiliate/internet marketing a chance.

I wonder which person you'll be?



Many of you have asked some great questions since originally posting this article. So I've decided to compile the questions & my responses in this section. If you have any more questions about a career as an affiliate/internet marketer or Wealthy Affiliate, please just post them below or feel free to email privately and I'll be happy to answer them.

1. Can I see proof of your success as an affiliate/internet marketer?

Sure, watch the following video of my earnings for various affiliate companies I work with.

Video of My Affiliate Income

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2. Do I need my own product to have a successful work at home career as an Affiliate/Internet marketer?

Click on the play button below for my response:

Ready To Start Your Work At Home Career As An Affiliate? Click Here Now!

3. Once I become a member of Wealthy Affiliate will they try to up-sell more stuff or will my membership cover everything I need to be a successful affiliate/internet marketer?

Click on the play button below for my response:

Ready To Start Your Work At Home Career As An Affiliate? Click Here Now!

4. On average how long does it take to start making money as an affiliate/internet marketer after being trained by Wealthy Affiliate?

Click on the play button below for my response:

Ready To Start Your Work At Home Career As An Affiliate? Click Here Now!

5. Don't you need a mailing list or a website with tons of people visiting for you to have a successful career as an affiliate/internet marketer?

Click on the play button below for my response:

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6. How much time do you have to put into your career as an affiliate/internet marketer?

Click on the play button below for my response:

Ready To Start Your Work At Home Career As An Affiliate? Click Here Now!

7. What's the difference with Wealthy Affiliate and various ebooks and other sites about affiliate marketing? Aren't they all the same?

Click on the play button below for my response:

Ready To Start Your Work At Home Career As An Affiliate? Click Here Now!

8. Isn't Wealthy Affiliate just about getting other people to sign up for wealthy affiliate or can the techniques taught be used with other affiliate programs and companies?

Click on the play button below for my response:

Ready To Start Your Work At Home Career As An Affiliate? Click Here Now!

9. Will I be just working for Wealthy Affiliate or can I pick other companies I want to be an affiliate of?

Click on the play button below for my response:

Ready To Start Your Work At Home Career As An Affiliate? Click Here Now!

10. Why do I need to become a member of WA when I can just search Google for free information on affiliate marketing?

Click on the play button below for my response:

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11. Will I be earning money while training to be an affiliate/ internet marketer?

Click on the play button below for my response:

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12. Does Wealthy Affiliate offer just regular work at home jobs?

Click on the play button below for my response:

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