Before sharing the programs I recommend, I feel it is important to give you a little background and what inspired me to create Career Transition Headquarters. You can skip to the bottom at any time to look at the programs, however taking the time to read about my experience will help when it comes time to evaluate these programs and decide if any one of them is really a fit for you or not.
If you have spent any time dreaming about what life would be like as a business owner, invested in an opportunity because you were promised the dream of owning your own business and having the perfect work life balance only to find out you had been sold a bunch of hype, or you are starting your journey to find an opportunity that could help you achieve your dream of being independent, then you are in the right place.
I started my quest to learn how to earn a living online back in 2009. I had heard an ad on sirius radio about learning how to earn money online. I was burnt out and sick of living out of truck stops, so this caught my attention. I started driving semi truck in 1996 and bought my first truck in 1999. I didn’t do well in a traditional learning environment, so I chose a career that would support me financially without having to go to college for 4 years. Trucking did exactly that, I was financially secure, but I was extremely miserable.
I will never forget the feeling I had when I heard the ad. The ad claimed to teach the secrets of internet marketing, no technical experience needed, learn at your own pace, direct support from our team of professionals. I could learn how to start a business online with my laptop in the sleeper of my truck. This was a dream come true, so I thought. I had dreamed of owning a business that was more about helping people and allowed me to have a work life balance. I was not sure what the business was, but I was sure it was out there and I was also sure I didn’t have the right skills developed and it would be out of reach financially for me.
I went to the website advertised and read everything. It sounded good to me, so I entered my CC # This was the beginning of a very expensive education, only I didn’t get a degree that would land me that perfect job, and I never learned how to start a business online. The system was set up to funnel people through a series of stories that got you wanting the information and each time it asked for your CC # it was the same thing worded a little differently. I lost a couple thousand dollars and gave up.
In 2011 I learned I was going to be a dad, so I sold my truck and got a local job operating heavy equipment. In 2013, I was in a car accident that didn’t leave me disabled, but I could no longer sit in a fixed position for several hours on end without serious physical discomfort.
Over the next few months I sought assistance from a career counselor and took some skills and interests tests. I started looking for options that fit my interests. In April of 2014 I started Franchise Voyager. Along the way I came across several opportunities that sounded like they might fit right in with my franchise consulting business. Over the next couple of years, I spent thousands of dollars and still did not learn how to start and build a business online.
I was about to give up on trying to learn about the secret world of online businesses and decided to look at a program I came across one last time. I am glad I did not give up, that program positioned me to be able to help people that have been or are in the position I once was. Along the way I have been able to find a few different affordable programs that are legitimate. Each one is a bit different in what you do to make money, so skill set and budget will be a factor in choosing a program that might work for you. These programs are complete with the training, tools, and support needed to build a sustainable business of your own.
I call these franchise alternatives. Serious aspiring entrepreneurs that are not in a position financially to invest in a franchise, can take advantage of the training, tools and support at a fraction of the cost of a franchise to start and build a business. For the sake of not being misunderstood, These are not franchises and are much different in many ways. The reason I use the comparison is all of the heavy lifting has been done for you and as technology changes, there is continued system updates and continued training along with all of the training, tools and support to start and build your business.
Not everyone that has the drive and willingness to put in the work required to start a business can afford a traditional business start up, a mature business for sale, or a franchise. 97-99 people out of 100 that I talk to are not positioned to invest in a traditional business or franchise, however many of them have the desire and willingness to invest the time required to start a business and would if they had the right resources.
Due to the events I mentioned, I am now able to help many more people realize their dream of becoming self employed through one of these franchise alternatives. The Brand Franchise Voyager is limited to franchises, so I thought long and hard about what my business does to come up with a brand that is more suitable for the services I provide. That is how Career Transition Headquarters was born.
Below I have listed some opportunities I have found to be legitimate. It is important to take the time to review the information about each one to help you determine one that has the components to help you achieve your goals and is financially attainable.
In the spirit of transparency, I am an affiliate of every product or service offered on my site. This is how I earn a living, so if you find something that might work, please use the links provided here to sign up or I do not get compensated. Although, I have found these programs to be legitimate and offer a great opportunity for the right person, there is no guarantee of how much or how little success any one person will have with any of these programs.
The best I can offer is, you get out what you put in, and while doing nothing may seem safest, it is a sure way to never achieving your dreams and goals.
If you have questions about any of these programs after looking over the information on the sites, schedule a call with me using the schedule a 30 minute call with me tab on my contact page.
One final word, If you decide to invest in any of these programs, not only will you have all the training and support from the company and community, you will have direct personal support from me, but only if you sign up through one of my links.
Regardless of skill-set, budget or goals, beginner to advanced, I believe everyone should start with Wealthy Affiliate. I say this because you need to own your own website to truly own your own online business.
If all you do is market, promote and sell someone else’s products without your own website, you are building brand awareness for that company, not yourself, and if that company goes out of business, you are out of business. You are more like a 1099 contractor at that level.
However, if you own your own website, you are building online credibility as a known resource in a certain niche and you are able to promote several different products from several companies, if any of them closes, you are still in business. Also, at some point you may decide to create and sell your own products, and you will need a website to do this.
Wealthy Affiliate can teach the most technology challenged person without a clue as to where to start or what to sell, how to choose a niche then build a site using their site builder on a WordPress platform, and you can build your first site for free to try before you buy the monthly membership that includes hosting up to 50 of your own websites with all of the training and software to build, run, and maintain the sites at speeds as fast as any hosting company.
Read my full review of Wealthy Affiliate >>>HERE<<<
This program is a close second to Wealthy Affiliate. Again this program will teach anyone how to earn money online. Click Bank is an affiliate network filled with thousands of products to promote and get paid. This will sound confusing to anyone that does not know anything about affiliate marketing online, but it will be clear after going through their program.
Click Bank is one of the companies that Wealthy Affiliate will recommend using once you are ready to add affiliate offers to your website. Going straight to Click Bank University could result in immediate financial results, but you are not building your own brand for long term results, so again I believe it is best to start with Wealthy Affiliate and build your own website before promoting others products, however Click Bank University will teach you everything you need to know to start making money right away.
Learn more about Click Bank University >>>HERE<<<
Here is another great quick start program for beginners. Many offers you may have seen over the years may have been an offer someone was promoting through Resale Rights.
You can learn how to promote and sell offers for quick results through the training just like Click Bank. You can create a free account and gain access to some of the products to sell right away, but the monthly membership is only $19.99 so it is worth it to have full access to all of the products, training and support. Again I will say, it is best to build a site of your own first, But if you are looking for faster results, this might work for you.
Learn more about Master Resale Rights >>>HERE<<<
No Experience Necessary. Become a Social Media Marketing Expert through Social5 University and Start a career as an affiliate of Social5 offering social, mobile, and online marketing services for businesses of any size.
Social5 is a Social Media Management company Headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT. Social5 offers affordable, professional online marketing solutions for businesses of any size with an emphasis on small to mid sized businesses.
- No Experience needed, All the training, tools, and support you need to succeed
- Be Your Own Boss and set your own hours
- work full time, or keep your job and build your business part time.
- work from anywhere
- Multiple Revenue Streams
- Reoccurring Revenue paid monthly
Downside to this program
The two downsides to this program if you choose to look at them as a downside, is the $299 start up fee, and if you choose, $29 per month for a suite of online tools to help you better manage your business.
Frankly, $299 does not even begin to cover the cost of initial training, let alone the continued training and support as an affiliate. So I do not consider this a drawback myself.
As for the optional mobile suite of management tools, if you have ever used a CRM like sales force, the essentials package is $25 per month with limited services. Since this is optional, you are not required to use the service, however, my opinion is you get way more than your money’s worth so it is worth it to simplify the management of your business.
To succeed with this opportunity, you do not need experience in online marketing or social media management and you do not need to be great at sales. What you do need is a desire to learn and a willingness to build relationships with local small to mid sized business owners, or a willingness to make calls and set appointments for a presentation to businesses that could benefit from the services Social5 offers.
If you have a background in sales, marketing or both, you will find this opportunity to be the perfect solution to creating a lifestyle business with an opportunity to achieve your financial goals as well.
Click the link below to visit the affiliate registration site to see all of the details about this program including how commissions and bonuses are paid.
You can use the get started tab on the site if you are ready to get going right away, but you may want to schedule a call with me first to have any additional questions answered, if so, visit my contact page to schedule a call with me after reviewing all of the information on the affiliate site.
#5 Auto Affiliate Program-Affiliate Marketing Made Easy
Here is an opportunity to earn money on autopilot giving books away.
This is a 100% done for you system. All you do is promote free books to interested people, and you learn how to do that inside the program. The system takes care of selling related products to the people that accepted the free book.
I always suggest building a website and building your own brand so you have a real business of your own, but not everyone has the time, or wants to build a business for up to a year before starting to see a profit from the work they do.
This is a great opportunity to build a passive income promoting someone else’s products on your spare time.