Recession got you down? I'm going to try this to help pay the bills...

I'm Scott Ritter with American Engineering Corp. I have been an independent recruiter, working out of my home office, since 2000.

As you know, things have been slower for recruiting lately and this is one of the slowest starts I have had in the last 10 years...

When this current "down turn" or "recession" or whatever you want to call it really started to affect my recruiting income, I started looking for something I could do online to make a more consistent income so it would not be such a big deal if I had to go a month or more without a recruiting check...

My first thought was to write an eBook, which I did. It has actually helped quite a few people learn about what we do (and how to do it ethically) but, since I did not know anything about internet marketing, the eBook has really just been more about helping others then helping my family pay bills in-between recruiting checks.

However, one of the things that did come from it was that my eBook was reviewed by Steve & Joe on their website "I've tried that". It is a blog they created where they try out these "work from home" type jobs that are all over the internet and expose the ones that are scams (over 90% of them are). You can check out their site at

Anyway, long story short (yeah right, too late), I ended up looking through their site for other, legitimate ways to make money online. There are several listed including writing articles for websites and even testing new websites for $10 a shot (I have actually been doing that one since last year). However, the BEST program that Steve & Joe have ever rated is the Wealthy Affiliate program.

Basically, it is a program that trains and provides you with the tools to make money online by aligning consumers with products and then getting a commission (Affiliate Marketing). Did you know that even large companies like Wal-Mart and Amazon will pay you a commission if you direct people to their websites who purchase something? Even sites I regularly shop at (and could legitimately recommend) like TigerDirect and have affiliate programs and will pay you commissions on every sale.

Everything you need is included with the program including free website hosting and unlimited emails and domains.

I have been thinking about joining for months now but just kept putting it off until today. Below is a link that will take you to the WA website:

Wealthy Affiliate University

One last thing, another reason I signed up today is that the price goes up after June 7th (it has been only $39 a month for years now) and I wanted to be "grandfathered in" at that price. I honestly don't know what the new price is going up to either. They didn't say except that it would be "significant".

Let me know if you have any questions. I am just getting ramped up but I have researched this for a long time now and I am 100% sure this is what I have been looking for.

If you decide to join, be sure and add me as a "buddy" in the WA forum. My username on WA is Stingray777.

Lastly, I am certainly not going to spend any less time doing what I love, recruiting. Although it has been a slow start, I still have several interviews going on with some of my best clients so hopefully, I will be landing a few of those soon.

However, big checks are great but if I can make a few hundred dollars or more per day online, that is what is going to make life sweet.

I have always said that it would be great to be at place financially where I could just do recruiting because I enjoy it (and only for the clients that I like) instead of feeling like I always have to rush things or give fee discounts to get that next check in...

My best regards,

W. Scott Ritter

American Engineering Corp.

"Quality, not Quantity"

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Comment by Scott Ritter on May 31, 2010 at 3:36pm
May 30th, 2010 – Day 3 trying out Wealthy Affiliate

Well, so far, so good. In my first three days since signing up at WA I have started my internet marketing training and have also setup my profile and added a few “buddies”.

As expected, the resources and tools at WA are extensive and although I have spent literally several hours pouring over the information, I have not even scratched the surface. I did manage to obtain a free domain through 1&1 and setup free web hosting on the Wealthy Affiliate server so I now have my first free website. Since hosting is free at WA, my only cost for additional websites will be for the domain name but there is also a domain “alias” feature that allows you to create additional domains at no cost. I am going to check that out today and will report back.

I can’t say that the website design tool that WA uses and the web hosting portal were simple at first but I think most of that was because I have chosen to try and move forward on my own without reading the instructions… After reading instructions for both, I was easily able to create and upload my first website.

My plan is to tell other recruiters about Wealthy Affiliate and also see if I can use the internet marketing tools at WA to help generate income by marketing services and information to some of the engineering and healthcare clients I have had over the years.

I have chosen the PPC (pay-per-click) advertising method since I have used it in the past (unsuccessfully I may add) and need to learn why. Plus, it’s much faster to see results then trying to promote a site by writing articles and you have more control over the process. The downside of course is that you have to use your own money to pay for the “clicks” so hopefully, with all of this training; I will do better at it this time!

Anyone else want to join me? Sign up at the site below. It is $39 a month but that price is going up after June 7th…
Comment by Jerry Albright on June 1, 2010 at 9:22am


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