During this article, I will be sharing some personal information about my past and explain what this website is about.
My Story of Success and Failure
I came in contact with the internet quite late, at the age of 16. After using it for chatting, listening to music and finding the solutions to my homework, I was getting interested in finding if it was possible to earn money online. I found German websites that offered payment for filling out surveys. I was surprised that it worked and I earned my first few cents online. The problem was: it was nowhere near to be rewarding for the time I invested and also these survey sites had a very high payout limit.
I started with translating Android apps from English to German for a company I found on oDesk and used my programming skills for developing small programs and websites. This was the time when I learned about SEO (Search Engine Optimization). I achieved to build one site that made €50/monthly via Google AdSense. This was a great success for me. I noticed that it’s definitely possible to earn money online. I mean, money that matters and not just a few cents through filling out surveys. I wanted to build more sites like this one and scale up my earnings.
Unfortunately, I received some major drawbacks. Some were personal, like the death of my best friend and others were related to making failures when building those new sites. I also invested money in things I had no idea of, which was basically lost in the end.
Before that, I had decided to study IT at the university. I dropped out after one year. Despite doing quite well and enjoying the main subject, I felt it was not fulfilling my life. To use the time until I find what I want, I did some regular work and learned a lot about internet marketing on the side.
After about one year, I decided that I want to continue studying. I decided for studying Computer Science and Social Science via distance learning. I underestimated the costs and got in financial trouble. I wanted and even needed to start my internet career again. This time with a totally different approach. I wanted to be even more organized, concentrated, realistic and the most important, I wanted to do proper research before I was doing anything. I wanted to stop the dreams of me laying on a beach with white sand, a colorful cocktail in my right hand, feeling the warmth of the sunbeams and smelling the salty seawater eeeeeehh sorry, I’m dreaming again.
I stumbled over forums like BlackHatWorld and WarriorForum, where people were claiming to earn serious amounts of money online. To make a long story short, I found that the majority of those people were plainly lying or exaggerating about their earnings. Many gave their money making methods to the public and I often had the feeling that they have not actually tried these methods themselves or the earning possibilities they claimed were not realistic. Fortunately, I could change some methods to actually make them work, improve the methods of others and I even created my own ones.
What is ProfitArmy.com?
ProfitArmy.com is a place where I write about methods for earning money online that do actually work. I have tested them myself and I will write detailed guides that help you to repeat me or even create your own, better way of doing it. At the beginning of such a method, there will be a short overview of how much you can earn with it. And unlike other people who do similar things I won’t claim that you can make $2,375,423 within 2 hours of work. I want to stay realistic and I don’t want to make any false claims towards you. I am not rich. I am no guru who knows everything. I am just a regular superhero 😉
I want to be fully honest and this includes that I’m being transparent in saying that I’m using affiliate links on this website to earn money myself. Regardless, I only recommend products, services and websites I personally use and believe will be helpful for you, too.
I want this website to be like a small community. This is the reason I called it “ProfitArmy“. Everyone should help each other while we are all earning money online. I want to help and get helped, read your criticisms and hopefully have some funny conversations. Please don’t flame me for my spelling and grammar mistakes. I’m not a native speaker, but a Kraut-eater.
Now, leave me a comment or start browsing around the website!
I had a read of all your site, great articles and methods, well explained, and perfectly doable.
Best methods and explained very well that I read in a while.
Thank you so much!
nice website and tutorial you have there.
Keep creating more tutorials on true making money online methods.
It opened my eyes.
Many thanks, Sgt.
Another thing, can you make an article on how to be an action taker type instead a reading type of person.
I read a lot of methods but I am stuck. I don’t know what’s holding me back.
Thanks for the nice feedback!
That’s a very awesome idea. I also had the problem of reading a lot but not doing anything in the past. I will write about this soon!
John from Greece again! I just wanted to say that I read this article and I think I found a twin from German! hahaha we had the same “internet trip” for earn money online my friend! I’m really happy I found someone just like me to talk with him about all these!
Thanks, John. Maybe you are my Greek soulmate 😛