Offers Of Huge Returns Overnight...With No Work To Do?

If like me, you have been sucked into the outrageous notion in the past of vast riches overnight without having to work for it, then all I can say is, I know how you feel! When I think about it now, I can't believe how I was conned so many times...like a sheep being herded for the slaughter just about each & every time!

We all have the dream when starting out in the internet & affiliate marketing world, hoping we can find a niche and a product which might eventually produce a passive income, which will lead us to a lifestyle we all want to enjoy!

It is for these very reasons there are so many sharks out there preying on our dreams! They all know what we want, so they will say just about anything to make you believe they can give you that dream really quickly...without having to work for it? Really??

We get scammed into buying tools, information products, e-books and the list goes on as I'm sure you already know. You get to buy all this stuff...make thousands in days or weeks without having to do an honest day's work! If you haven't worked it out yet...

TURN UP THE VOLUME ON YOUR WARNING BELLS!

There is no magic bullet out there and never will be!

I still find myself sometimes getting sucked in with all the 'puffery' that hits my inbox, the lure of the new shiny object...I give myself a quick slap and delete the email as fast as I can! Just remember...if it sounds too good to be true...it probably is!

STOP BUYING STUFF YOU DON'T NEED!

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mbouteiller Premium
Excellent information. Thank you Steve.
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DebraScott Premium
Thank you Steve... Great posts! Debra
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Djefferds Premium
Thanks i can use some of this information for my page.
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MMayorga5301 Premium
I am brand new to WA. Thank you for the helpful information!
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MMayorga5301 Premium
I am new to this. Thank you for the scam info!!
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Djefferds Premium
This very good information. I will use some of it on my own page. I am well exprienced at being scamed myself.
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JeannineC Premium
I do want to add one caveat here. At Awin.com, we do ask affiliate applicants to enter their credit card information, and we process a $5 charge. We do so as one more verification of your identity (after all, the credit card company had to do so in order to issue the card). The money is instantly placed into your account. It is handled by a third party, so the Awin staff never see your account number. The money is returned to you as part of your first commission payout (in fact, you are already $5 closer to the $20 minimum threshold!).

This has been an unbelievably effective deterrent in preventing fraud affiliates from getting into the network. I've been in the affiliate marketing industry since 1999, so I know whereof I speak on that topic!

If anyone has any questions about this, please let me know. Since I know the quality of WA Premium members, I am also happy to provide a code for any WA Premium members to join as my guest. Just PM me for it.

Hope this info helps - I'd hate for people to miss out on affiliate programs like Etsy.com, HP, StubHub, Eurail and 6,000 more because of this screening process.
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MMayorga5301 Premium
Hello Jeannine,

I am brand new to WA and a premium member. What is the code you are willing to share? I am very interested in affiliate marketing. Thank you for your useful information! Have a wonderful day!
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JeannineC Premium
Normally we ask you to put in a credit card when you join Awin, so we can use it to confirm your identity. However since you are a Premium member of WA, I would be glad to give you a code to skip that part of the application process. I would do so by private message so it isn't shared publicly.
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MMayorga5301 Premium
Yes, I would appreciate that very much.
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seconds2work Premium
Thank you for that great training. This place is jus full of goodies. Thank you
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Steve1958 Premium
You're welcome...
I appreciate you dropping in! :)
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seconds2work Premium
You're in the top 50 for a reason. I had to come visit to find out why. You know, pick up some tips. thanks
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mybiz4u Premium
Yes indeed it ! All the best
Michelle
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seconds2work Premium
This topic is a good discussion to stay in. I want to create a page on my site about scams. Decided to start my research within WA first.

Great stuff Steve.

LeNard -seconds2work
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JewelCarol Premium
Good training, thank you Steve! :)
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Steve1958 Premium
Hullo again Jewel...
I really do appreciate you taking the time to have a look...
Any word on Tim?
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JewelCarol Premium
No, it is sad. ;(
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Steve1958 Premium
I'm sorry to hear that :-(
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stn67 Premium
I think the view is more than me who have learned this lesson along the way. It's almost embarrassing to talk about my attempts shortcuts before I met WA
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Steve1958 Premium
Hi Steen...
The same is true for me...
A have lost a LOT of money...
I think we're on the right path now!
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stn67 Premium
Yes this is not too good to be true rather more a pile of hard work
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CarolE1 Premium
Hi Steve, I always find your posts informative. Yes, don't we all wish that we can be millionaires and not do anything or any work to get it. Unless you are born to rich parents then, unfortunately, we all have to work for a little crumb of the pie :)
Have a GREAT Weekend, Steve!!!

Carol
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Steve1958 Premium
Thanks Carol!
Oh to have been born with a silver spoon in my mouth!
Grafters of the world UNITE!
Great weekend to you too!
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RHBarlow Premium
Very good, thank you Steve.

Bobby
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Steve1958 Premium
You're welcome Bobby!
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Mike07141957 Premium
All very useful information Steve. Like you, I have been sucked in a few times by scams, but I know better now.
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Steve1958 Premium
Thanks Mike...
I hope I know better now too! :)
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Megastar Premium
Thank you Steve for the guidance offered.
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Steve1958 Premium
You're welcome...
Always glad to hear from you Leo...:)
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MoragK Premium
Hi Steve, that was a great article. I'm fairly new so all the information I can get is welcomed. All the best.
Ann
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Steve1958 Premium
Thank you Ann...
There's no lack of information to learned here...I can tell you that for sure! :)
Best wishes to you...
Steve
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Msdakaz Premium
Thank you for taking the time to share this valuable information!
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Steve1958 Premium
You're welcome!
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SuzQ Premium
Good points. Thank you for the good reminder Steve
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Steve1958 Premium
You're welcome!
It good for me to remind myself as well! :)
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mybiz4u Premium
Thanks so much for making time to remind, educate and inform us, Steve. On behalf of our WA community, thank you!
Michelle
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Steve1958 Premium
Hi there Michelle...
Your kind words are much appreciated...
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mrthailand3 Premium
Thanks Steve, sometimes we need to be reminded about these things...
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Steve1958 Premium
Hi Ray...
Sometimes a reminder is good medicine! :)
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PAULttk333 Premium
Your lesson about 'if it sounds too good to be true... it probably is' really should be a warning sign that something is wrong. Thank you for this useful training.
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Steve1958 Premium
Hi Paul...
I have a sixth sense about this stuff now!:)
Thanks for taking the time to message me...
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IDavila Premium
Thanks for the great information Steve!
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Steve1958 Premium
You're welcome...
I'll be in touch with you soon...
I've had a look at your site...
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reanna1 Premium
Thanks for sharing, Steve!
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Steve1958 Premium
You're welcome Reanna...
I hope all is good with you...
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EBellamy Premium
Great read! Thanks for sharing Steve
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Steve1958 Premium
You're welcome!
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theresroth Premium
Thank you, Steve!
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Steve1958 Premium
Nice to see your smiling face!
And...you're welcome :)
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bigrog44 Premium
Thanks for sharing, Steve.
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Steve1958 Premium
Good to see your smiling face too!
Hope you are well...
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Jimmyk16 Premium
Hello Steve Another great Post. It is almost perfect timing that you write about this Post, as I received a text from a company called Contour surveys which says work with us as a Survey Analyst to earn $440 Weekly. I Googled it and it is a scam. Bottom line is they send you a fake check, you deposit it into your account and send somebody part of the check amount through Western Union right away. It also tells you to spend on other things too. The check bounces and you are stuck for the amount of whatever you withdrew. It is amazing what people will do to scam people. In the end what comes around goes around. Cheers.
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Steve1958 Premium
Hi Jimmy...
These horrible people are everywhere...
I'm glad you were careful...
Catchya soon!
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thezoulster Premium
Thanks for sharing Steve, This certainly helps me understand all the pros and cons of affiliate marketing and what is a scam and what is not. My only questions, how will I know when I make an income or commision? Will I get an email from the WA, paypal, or affiliate sites like Amazon?
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Steve1958 Premium
Hi Zoli...
Any sales you make will usually be emailed to you immediately...
You will get an email from WA & PayPal...Amazon I'm not sure about...but I would think they would send an email notice immediately as well...
Best wishes
Steve
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thezoulster Premium
Thanks Steve, I have been waiting for someone to write a blog like this for a while now, and I am more eager than ever to continue with my website. Looking forward for a successful outcome.
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Steve1958 Premium
Hi Zoli...
You're welcome...
You must have been throwing major vibes out! :)
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shashe Premium
Great training, Steve. Good information spelled out simple and clear. I have also bitten into a few of these and know the pain of loss of money and WHAT was I thinking! Thanks....s
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Steve1958 Premium
Thanks...
It's not a very nice feeling...
The only good thing for me is, I've got a computer full of products and services I can try to sell now that I know a bit more about what I need to do!
Best wishes
Steve
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SusanneH1 Premium
Very good training!
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Steve1958 Premium
Thanks very much!
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Toshmack Premium
Great information and share, many thanks for the tips, Steve.
Cheers, Tosh :)
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Steve1958 Premium
Thanks Tosh...
You're usually the first off the blocks! :)
Thanks very much...
TGIF....
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Toshmack Premium
Lol ;-)
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Rich908 Premium
Hi Steve

Great tips for Newbies and me. All four lessons are crystal clear
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Steve1958 Premium
Thanks very much Rich...
I just read your fantastic bio...
That's what I call lots of achievement!
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