Make Money Online – My Story

Hello, and welcome
to Make Money Online 7.

I am Carolyn, the creator of this site, and my wish is to help you, and others find good, legitimate ways to make money online. My own personal experience, and the desire not to give up, has brought me to this wonderful point in my life.

It hasn’t always been that way. As the mother of a grown disabled child, I soon realized that I could not work a regular nine to five job, and take care of my son adequately. Of course, my son came first.  And, since my husband wasn’t going to be around any longer I looked for other ways to make a living.

A Long Hard Road

As my son grew older, my husband decided that he just wasn’t happy being with us. He divorced us and went on his way! Things were never great with him in the picture any way, but of course, the divorce made life financially devastating.

I began working in retail sales again at various department stores, while my family tried to look after my son. I never made enough money to pay all the bills, let alone get anything extra. When I got home with my son in the evenings, I would get on the computer, and look for ways to make money online.

So many promises to make tons of money took what little funds I could get my hands on, with no result other than just having even less money! I was targeted, scammed, and left to wither in my own insignificant little space. Oh yes, I let go of $19.95 here, and $34.95 there…here a scam, there a scam, everywhere a scam scam! I was beginning to think that maybe I had the word STUPID stamped across my forehead!

A New Discovery

A few years, and a ton of money later, while sitting in the waiting room for a doctor’s appointment, I happened to read a review about affiliate marketing. I heard about it before, and had even tried it a couple of times, but it was just too complicated for me to understand. As I continued to read further, the article talked about how this particular company was different from others, in that it walked her through the process from day one. Even all the technical stuff that I never understood, was placed right in front of her to simply initiate, along with a lesson plan that explained exactly what she had just done. The purpose for the lesson was so she could actually learn it, and reproduce multiple websites that would draw income continually.

A light bulb went on in my head, and I became very excited. So I finished the article, and got the name of the company and how to contact them. It was the best move I ever made, because it has changed my life. The name of the company is Wealthy Affiliate.

Not the Same Ole’ Pitch

I got on the computer when I got home that evening, fully prepared to see the reason I would not be able to join, because of the price. The reason never came. From the moment I opened the Wealthy Affiliate site, it started coaching me and giving me information. I felt so comfortable, so hopeful, so calm!

But, okay, when were they going to ask for my money?! Wanting so much to join, and become part of what I was seeing, I felt that the other shoe was about to drop. Then it came…what? You’ve got to be kidding! A free trial, no money needed, no credit card necessary? Hmmmm!!? Then after a couple of free weeks, If I liked what I learned so far about Wealthy Affiliate, I could continue and pay a discounted rate of $19.00 for the entire next month! (This was their promotion at the time, but I think they repeat it often.)

I Was Sold

By the end of that month, I was in. I would have wanted to continue even if the price was virtually unreachable. (But it wasn’t) I have gained so much knowledge from this company, that it was obvious to me why I always failed before. It was the sort of knowledge that I can use the rest of my life in so many useful ways.

I can’t imagine what my life would have become without Wealthy Affiliate to lean on. It’s really a joy to get up each day, turn on the computer, and see what I have earned, even while sleeping. And, one of the very best things about being a Wealthy Affiliate, is not having to leave my son behind to try to make a living. I am with him every day, just the way I want. I doesn’t get better than that.

I Want to Help Others

I can remember every one of those dreadful days. The anguish, the desperation, the pain. I felt like I was such a failure, and that I let my son down. My pride was trampled. My self esteem was nonexistent. And, I had prayed for a sort of miracle, to help me understand what someone in my situation could do to make a living.

My goal here is to reach out to others who may have felt the same way I have, or maybe feel that way right now, and need some direction. l want to help them find a way to make a living, without getting cheated and scammed. And I want them to feel hopeful, and good about themselves again. There is something out there that’s real, and can help you make money online. If I can do it, you can, too. Please don’t give up. I’m so glad I didn’t.

In closing, I want to thank you so much for reading. You may leave a comment or suggestion if you like. I will add this link to Wealthy Affiliate, so you can check them out. Hope to see you again sometime on another one of my blogs, or reviews.

If you ever need help or have any questions, please feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.

All the best to you,


It’s Your Turn!



5 Comments to “Make Money Online – My Story”

  1. Bobbi says:

    Great Post, this sounds so familiar to me, I did almost a mirror image of how you got started with Wealthy Affiliate. It is so true about the scammers out there and how open and honest WA is with everyone that has joined their program.
    Keep up the honesty and willingness to work hard and you will make it, not just make it but make it big.

    1. admin says:

      Wow, reading that felt soooo gooood! Thank you very much. I also wish you great success… C

    2. admin says:

      Thank you for so much for reading, and sharing your thoughts. I appreciate it very much. Carol

  2. riley roman says:

    Thank you for a great post about Wealthy Affiliate. It’s true that they are one of the very few marketing affiliate programs that one can believe their promotional material. I have been extremely happy with them from day one and feel good about recommending to those needing to earn money from home.

    1. admin says:

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Also, for being an advocate for Wealthy Affiliate. It is what I recommend when anyone asks me for help, and I also feel good and helpful when I do.

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