Unique Discovery About The Easy Button And Why Yours Is Broken

Andrew Carnegie said: “Anything in life worth having is worth working for.”  Unfortunately you could work as hard as ever and still see little return on your effort.  At some point you start searching the internet for tool, tips or tricks that can help you.  These easy button products or services are everywhere and if you fail to do your homework your could loose a lot of money, but here we are going to work together to help avoid that.

Andrew Carnegie

There Is No Easy Button To Make Money

Do you remember when the Staples easy button first showed up in their marketing?

When Staples launched this campaign I doubt they thought it would become a great metaphor in pop culture.

But in these financial times its kind of scary to think that people are still searching for an easy button for everything that they do.

One of those places that they search is on the internet.  These are people who are looking for ways to earn money online.  But they focus on suspect products or services that claim that little to no work is needed.

Fill in this survey offers to make money.  Online to find out that you have to create an AdWords account in order to sell affiliate products.

Pay To Click offers.  Only to figure out that you could click for 12 hours a day for a whole month and barely make enough money to get in to a movie.  If they pay you at all.

To suspect offers like the ZeekRewards fiasco.  Which turned out was based on a pyramid scheme that the Securities and Exchange Commission gladly shut down.

The internet is riddles like a mind field with these types of offers.  And they are preying on people and their laziness in order to make money.

Your Easy Button Is Getting You Ripped Off

I hate to admit this but I was in the same boat that 95% of people online are in today.

I was buying course after course and falling for all sorts of crazy offers.  I was looking for the golden ticket that would create all kinds of wealth for me without having to do the work.

You have heard this word before I am sure: autopilot

Get more traffic to your website on autopilot

Ger more money in you bank account on autopilot

Get more leads for your list on autopilot

Autopilot is used on purpose.  Its used to target the lazy person who “wants to build a business online” but doesn’t want to do the work.

And this method works everyday.

Unfortunately is also catches those people who are willing to do the work as well.  People like you and me.

Hard working people who are not afraid to put in the time and effort to make an honest income to help our families.

Hard working people who understand that nothing work having comes without a price.  But paying that price makes it the better when we finally get it.

And quite frankly we don’t have the marketers to blame.  We only have ourselves to blame.

We let our greed or excitement get in the way of our common sense.  And for only that brief moment that it takes us to fill out our credit card information.  We forget to listen to that little flashing warning light that we have in our head.  And we fall for yet another get rich quick scheme that does nothing but make us poor.

If There Is No Easy Button, What Do We Do?

Well you, like I, really only have three options.

You can continue on as I did for about a year and keep falling for the magic button theory.

You can just quit trying to make a living on the internet altogether.

Or you can find an actually company to join where you will get the training and real information to build a sustainable business.

In my four years on the internet I have found quite a few that don’t fit the bill.

But I have also found several that do.

I chose to hang my hat on three different ones in order to build my monthly income to a point where I finally retired from the military.  And now I am working full time from home.

My Top Three

Numis Network is my primary company.  Its one of those evil MLM companies that all the scam sites warn you about.  You can read some of the claims about it here.

Many people wonder why I give out that site as a reference when I am talking about my primary company.  Its because I like to use it as a filter.  If you read the first and last page of that thread you will see that the people who are bashing it are not in the program.  Nor did they bother to much research.  Other than to watch a sales presentation.

The second objection they have is that you can get the Numis products on eBay for cheaper.  Well its true.  I know crazy right, a company selling a product for more than what a buyer can pay on eBay.

I challenge you to find a product on eBay that costs more than what the company charges retail.  And if you do find it I, and it has regular buyers at the eBay price you should join in the fray while you can.  There is profit to made there.

I chose Numis Network because of their product.

I am not a health nut, so the weight loss or vitamins thing just doesn’t work for me.  Nor do I want 1000 different vitamins filling my cabinets.  Coins are easy, and my son and I enjoy some quality time taking care of our collection.

I also chose them because their compensation plan is pretty cool and profitable in the long term.  Plus its really easy to teach members of my team how to get signups as well.  Then they in turn can teach their team the same thing.  Everybody wins.

I also promote MyLeadSystemPro.

When MLSP first joined the internet marketing game I was doing things like traffic exchanged and safelist to market online.  I was making around 600 bucks a month doing that.  And I just didn’t see the value of generating leads.  And to be quite frank, I saw them as more a scam (scam mentality of scam.com readers and contributors).

But one day I learned just how valuable having a marketing funnel was to generate leads and to build a list.  I didn’t have the skills to create a funnel of my own.  And like you, did have the time.

So I took a chance and took a trial of their program (I suggest you take one too, just to see if you could use it) and was pretty impressed to see how much they had grown.

I am not on the leader boards in MLSP but to tell you the truth it wasn’t about that.  It was about getting the training inside.

At the time they had some of the best, and lowest cost, internet training out there.

These days however I go somewhere else for my training, the Empower Network.

I am sure you have heard of them, especially if you use Facebook to any extent.

I joined when the site was just a thought in David Wood’s head.  And if you have taken the opportunity to listen to him talk about its birth.  I was one of the 200 who joined while the site was still having issues.

I promoted it pretty well for those early days of its launch.  And I am making anywhere from 300 to 500 a month with it.  I say anywhere because people sometimes quite.

I did stop promoting it for a while though.  They had payment processor issues.  They had server issues.  They had WordPress issues.

And they easy button issues.

People who joined up early on where spamming Empower Network ads all over the place.

Private messaging people.  Posting links in every group under the sun.  Posting links to people profiles without permission.  Posting to people pages without permission.

It was really a disgrace and I didn’t want to be associated with it.  So I kept my blog up and posted content to it every once in a while.

But didn’t actively promote it.

Empower then took one of the best steps that they could for their members.

They started training.

And they didn’t offer that easy button training that you see all over the net these days.

They created internet marketing training by having people who were actually making money with internet marketing.  Pay Per Click training, blog traffic training, solo ads training.  And most importantly mindset training to burn out the desire for an magic button or magic pill to make money.

In conclusion let me invite you to check out one of the three companies that I have listed above.  Quite frankly I am not going to sell you on one or any for that matter.  I figure your too smart for that.

And more importantly I figure that if you have read this far, your tired of getting scammed by countless offers as well.

Do your research and join one.  Or don’t, its really up to you.

But regardless of what you decide to do, share this post with your friends, so they don’t get caught looking for the easy button like we did.

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30 thoughts on “Unique Discovery About The Easy Button And Why Yours Is Broken

  1. Treat your online business like a corner store. You would show up to a corner store daily and probably put in at least 6 to 8 hours daily. That sounds about right.

    Work smart and persistently and you will make money with this gig. As you said Clint it takes some work before it ever becomes easy to make money online.


  2. Hi CLint!! Oh that easy button!! I don\’t\’ think I fell for anything that was a quick fix ploy… But I did spend some money on personal development that I though I would use… and never did! The whole thing of internet or network marketing is all about who we are and how we can help others.. It isn\’t about getting rich quick! Good for you for finding what works for you. Thanks for your input on the MLSP and Empower Network. I am a health nut and I do the vitamin thing! Lol

  3. Clint, I love your messages about the Easy Button. I was guilty as charged in my early years of online business. However, I’ve learned, as Neil Patel of Quick Sprout has pointed out, that the real money comes when I am thinking not about the money, but about the problems my target market has, and how I can provide value by putting together effective solutions for them. That’s not Easy, but it is Effective.

  4. Hey Clint – Thanks for your candor, and I want to take a look at MLSP and Numis. Empower I saw from afar, and never liked the looks of it. The whole we were homeless and now we’re billionaires always stinks to me, but I’m happy and surprised to see you’re making 300-500 a month. That’s not bad at all. They say its $25/mo. and say nothing about another $20/mo charge for the processing. That lack of transparency, especially when it comes to hidden fee, doesn’t work for me.

    • The 20 affiliate fee was started after they created all the landing pages. Most of those that you see now are actually done by marketers who promote Empower but created their own. That being said I agree that full disclosure of what it requires is better than not. Plus it eliminates those get rich quick types who are searching for a magic bullet.

  5. Hi Clint,

    This is an excellent post. There is no easy button in this business. Last week my last post compared Internet Marketing to Hell’s Kitchen. Don’t get me wrong. I love my business, but so many people are looking for a way to make “easy money” and personally, I have not been able to do it. I’ve had to buckle down, forge ahead, spend money, spend time, and learn. I have been able to make money by hard work, perseverance, and masterminding. It’s easy to get fooled and there will be many “failures” along the way in addition to successes. In other words, I’ve been there and done that!

    I really like the way you set up this post because you “educated” first before sharing your opportunities. You’ve given priceless information, especially to beginners. I know I’ve said it before, but I would have loved to get this type of information when I started. I jumped into “hype-world” when I started. It was (and still) was everywhere! I believe the emphasis on quality content has made some positive changes. This post illustrates the most respectable and caring way to tell other people about what you are doing in your business. If it resonates with someone, that is great! Thanks again for another excellent post!

    Raena Lynn

  6. Making money online is never as easy as it sounds to be. But with enough knowledge and determination along with commitment to your work, being successful in this business isn’t far to achieve.

  7. Well done Clint. I’m seeing a lot of the same thinking with many of the new authors I’ve been working with – they’re looking for the quickest route to selling books, preferably without investing any money or time to learn how to market their own books. I think it must just be human nature.

  8. Clint this is a good post. When I started out on the internet in 2005 I hunted for easy and one reason was because all the marketing I encountered told me it was easy to make money online. I became fixated on that word and there I went sure that I would find the person that would show me easy. Lost time, wasted time, spent alot and made little. It was a relief when I got past that phase and started to see good results.

  9. Hi Clint,

    I know that I am always being hit from all sides about the opportunities to make real, bill paying income and they emphasize how simple it all is.

    It takes effort and commitment. and skills as does anything that really works. There is no “Easy Button” and I think people know that deep down; however, they still search for it :)

  10. I remember when that Easy button first came out. I was part of a group who used it to make life a bit more fun when something was a challenge. So, when someone got over their challenge, we’d press the “easy button” to celebrate their triumph.

    I know what you mean though Clint – lots of people do look for the easy way to make money online, unfortunately, they don’t realize that there’s a big learning curve and it take work.

  11. Clint, this article needs to be shared widely. I’m not even joking. If people could get this idea down better, they would be able to more easily come into business for themselves and understand that it takes time and effort. They would understand that there is a learning curve, and they would get it that the learning curve created some really good stuff in us if we would just allow the process to be completed.

    Shoot…I need to remind MYSELF of this truth. Thanks for the good pinch back to reality!

  12. Awww, no easy button? Really? Now what the heck am I gonna do? I mean for three years I’ve done nothing but chase those darn easy buttons around! 😉 *cough*smirk*cough* LOL!

    Seriously, great post and hopefully it opens peoples eyes that success comes dressed in coveralls and cleverly disguised as WORK!

  13. This is a very good message Clint and one that does need to be shared! Thank for the update on how you are doing, I love to hear this! People need to realize this is not a Hobby It is a business, So what would they do Work It Right? Thanks for sharing Chery :)

  14. There are sure a lot of hucksters out there telling people you can make it big on the internet with no effort – trouble is the only ones making money are the people selling the system. Books, systems, mentoring all can help – but as you point out – there is no “easy button” or silver bullet

    • Your absolutely right. These vultures prey on people who are either on their last leg, or just plain tired of the BS of a job. Filling their thoughts with a lifestyle that is almost impossible to achieve without hard work and training. It really is a shame.

  15. Clint, You have brought out some pertinent points of the world of internet marketing. They hook you in with hype, making it look easy – just like you said. I fell for some and passed on a bunch. Now, I am so skeptical of them all. All say they will deliver, but there is so much more to marketing and making money than their splash page!
    Happy for you that you have hooked into to something you can believe in and promote.

  16. Hi Clint

    Great post…. Magic buttons indeed…..

    Here are a few newer terms for you to consider too..


    For there really is a loophole in Facebook, who do you think will be the first people buying the course?

    If there is a loophole in Google, don’t use it…. You are setting yourself up for a slap come next Panda or Penquin update …….

    And how about automatic curation?

    Curated content is fine, but what these systems or plugins actually do is steal people’s content…..

    I love the way they sell it….

    Basically calling you stupid for writing stuff yourself……

    When you can just press (magic) button!

    Oh, and after hearing something yesterday I know how a business becomes successful….

    So down to L.U.C.K.

    I will write about it soon!

    Posted By Jon Barry of JonBarry.co.uk