It’s always interesting to see how different people get started with their journey for making money online. Many times you will come across stories where people started young and fell into the industry and grow their business over time, much like I did. Then there are millions of stories out there about people that have lost their jobs and stumbled upon different ways to start making money online through blogging, their own product ideas or being inspired by other well-known marketers who may have introduced them to the concept of making money online.
Mark Soto is a perfect example of someone who was in a bad situation in life where things were not going in the right direction and he was also without a job. While searching online for ways to send traffic to one of his blogs he then came across High Traffic Academy and The Big Idea Mastermind with Vick Strizheus. Within a short period of time, Mark was able to start generating a few thousand dollars with some of the most basic principles of online marketing, though he had little to no experience when first starting out.
Check out the 13-minute interview video below to learn more about Mark’s story, how he built up his own ministries with his wife and also got started with making money online.
Once Mark realized he could start making real money from the internet and through Vick’s programs, he started putting together his own course to teach others how to do the same. Through Work Online Academy Mark has now been able to earn over $1.7 million dollars in a short period of time.
I mentioned earlier that Mark first got started with the idea of making money online through the use of Big Idea Mastermind, which was created by Vick Strizheus. Over the past year Mark has continually been making an effort to attend different BIM meet ups and conferences with Vick and team members. The picture above is from one of his most recent meet ups in Denver.
Work Online Academy is a free course offered by Mark, which is also integrated with Big Idea Mastermind and Empower Network. I’m sure you’ve already heard of Empower Network as it’s all over the place on the internet and a ton of people are blogging about their success and findings with the program.
The end goal of Mark’s Work Online Academy course is to help inspire others to learn how to make money online through the user of BIM and Empower Network, while also making it easier for people to learn how they work and connecting with other team members.
The age-old question on the internet when it comes to “free online marketing courses” is… is it really free? Of course there needs to be some end value for the person putting the time and effort into creating a product, so while Work Online Academy is completely free to access, all users will need to become a member of Big Idea Mastermind under Mark Soto.
The benefit here is for both sides. Mark puts the time and effort in to create a winning product, he gets a new member in his team and the new lead gets access to the product at no cost.
The cost for a basic level membership to Big Idea Mastermind is $25 a month… but how many people would you have to refer to a program to make any real money by earning a percentage of only $25 a month? A lot!
This is why Mark recommends people sign up for the higher Gold Level as a starting point. The Gold Level membership requires a $625 investment and also gives you access to the “Inner Circle” and the Costa Rica Intensive. This level would also allow members to earn up to $625 per sale and another $125/month. There are also higher levels, but as you can see… the more you spend, the more you earn… but you are also going to need to put in the time and effort to recruit new members.
Once you are a member you will have access to all of Mark’s tools, guides, and videos shown below.
As mentioned at the beginning of the post, there is every story imaginable when it comes to success and failure stories on the internet. It only takes one blog post, email or word of mouth story to inspire and get the fire going. Once you finally take the dive into whatever niche and method you decide to go after, it’s important that you map out your plan of attack and build a legitimate business model. It’s easy to get excited about making money online, but the stories of success are highly outweighed by the failures that you never hear about.
The secret to success and making money on the internet isn’t about joining a program, paying a monthly fee and that’s it! It’s about getting creative, putting real work in and providing value to your audience. Creating a bonus program like Work Online Academy was an excellent idea on Mark’s part and one that has worked out very well for him in building out his team. Thousands of people are joining BIM and Empower Network every month, if you have the creative know-how and marketing skills, it might be an profitable opportunity for you to explore as well.
My name is Zac Johnson and I have been an online entrepreneur for the past 18 years and blogger since 2007. This is my personal blog and I welcome you to the site. In full disclosure, it is safe to assume that I am benefiting financially or otherwise from everything you click on, read, or look at while on my website.
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