Internet Marketing, Make Money Online & Me

Have You Been in Internet Marketing or Make Money from Home Arena For a While?

Or, are you just starting out?  Those that have been in for a while will probably now know the ‘trappings’ of the industry.  Those of you that are ‘newbies’ PLEASE TAKE HEED to a few words of someone who has ‘been there, done that’.

Hi, my name is Jacqueline Semmens and I live in the beautiful Bay of Plenty in Awesome New Zealand.

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This Is Me!  Hey there…

I review IM (internet marketing) products and I only put up reviews of products that I’ve purchased, I’ve put them to use and then posted my full reviews here on my website!

As a ‘newbie’ or even as a ‘been in for a while’ internet marketer, it is soooo easy to get caught up in the hype and the old saying of “if it looks too good to be true, it probably is” this is something to be kept in the forefront as you’re considering purchasing an internet marketing product.

In saying that, sometimes I have come across a product where I have thought that exact thing, especially when reading a sales thread, I think, “Wow, this does look too good to be true” and after going through my due diligence with a healthy dose of skepticism I have found several gems for a great price.

As long as you have a ‘process’ that you work through when considering buying, you’ll find yourself better off than most.  Don’t just jump in and buy, have a list of things that you go through first before making that purchase, do your due diligence.


What is Due Diligence and How Do I Go About It?

Making Money Online - Do Your Due Diligence

  • Check out who the author or creator of the product is
  • Have you purchased from them before and if you did, what did you think of the last product?
  • If you haven’t purchased from them before, how did you find out about the product?
  • Did you find out through an email, and if so, have you purchased from the email sender before?
  • If you did purchase from the email sender before, what was the last product like?
  • Look at the track record of the seller and the person who is promoting the product to you
  • Do this just by putting their name into Google, find out if they are a legitimate person
  • Google the name of the product / or the person, with the word ……..after it
  • Make sure when you are looking at reviews that you are checking to see if the reviewer has actually purchased the product or not – a lot of reviewers will just ‘borrow’ or copy and paste text or images from the creator’s sales page and review the product without buying it and physically reviewing the product
  • Basically it is “Doing Your Homework” so you are not Wasting Your Money

There are soooo many so called ‘gurus’ out there that are after one thing and one thing only – your hard earned cash.  There are also the ones that are out there that are not just after your money but are also after you having great success online.


Why I Started This Blog?

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The reason for me starting this blog is so that I can impart what I have learnt and what I.M. products I have used, what products have worked and what have completely sucked. Throughout my product and guru reviews I will endeavor to hopefully make your journey a lot easier, costing you a lot less and generally trying to head you in the right direction.

Over the past few years I am amazed at how much money I’ve spent on I.M. products, from simple pdfs and ebooks at $10 a pop right up to paying $995 for an app course, oh……and everything in between!

Crazy I know, but I’m sure, those of you that have been in this gig a while will know exactly what I’m talking about. We purchase the ‘next best thing’, the ‘new shiny object’ and then we store them on our hard drives to collect dust.

What do we do then?………you guessed it, we go and buy something else to fill that void …..” what void ” you say……I don’t know…..the void that you think is there but really isn’t.  I don’t know the psychology of why people like you and I do this, but I decided some time ago that IT HAS TO STOP.


How to Stop Shiny Object Syndrome
Hey You… Put Down That Credit Card Immediately!

How I Stopped the Shiny Object Syndrome!

I took myself off dozens of email lists, yup, I went to the bottom of emails and clicked the old – UNSUBSCRIBE.  I stayed on the lists of a couple of people that I enjoyed, not only for their IM recommendations but I like their work and home ethics and also their ‘story telling’.

Actually one of the people’s list that I did stay on was Tiffany Dow’s, (now Tiffany Lambert) she has been great with her free lessons and I have purchased several of her products.  One of the products I purchased was Shiny New Object Syndrome, it was actually one of the first reviews I wrote on this website.  Here is the link if you want to go and check out my review….Shiny New Object Syndrome by Tiffany Dow!

Guide on Cashing in on Shiny Object Syndrome

After unsubscribing from a ton of lists now only go to find a product WHEN I NEED IT.

This has actually been vital to keeping my spending down, because what I used to do was buy a product because I thought I would need it in the future.  The problem with that is, that it gets lost on your hard drive or you forget that you purchased it in the first place.

So now, that is exactly what I do, only buy products that I need right now, I disregard the “buy now or you will miss out on a great deal” or the “this is on offer for a limited time so don’t miss out” you know what I mean, the catch phrases that get you, hook, line and credit card.

So I guess what you need to look at is this:

  • Know why you need a product
  • Know what product you need
  • And….. actually when you need it.

If it is not needed RIGHT NOW, leave it and concentrate on what you do need.


*****Check Out my FULL Review of Cashing In On Shiny New Object Syndrome*****

Part 1 – Guide To Cashing In On Shiny New Object Syndrome    –    by Tiffany Dow

Part 2 – Guide To Cashing In On Shiny New Object Syndrome    –    by Tiffany Dow


Have you had experience with making money online before?  I would like to hear from you if you have or even if you’re just researching internet marketing.

Also, if you have any questions, please leave them below or you can contact me directly on my Wealthy (here’s a link to my profile).


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Jacqueline Semmens

Hey Jackie,

Thanks for coming along and leaving a comment, it’s much appreciated.

Yeah, it took me quite a few purchases later to figure out the due diligence part, I think once you’ve purchased a few ‘duds’ you soon learn to create a process for yourself so you don’t get ‘caught out’ again.

Thanks again Jackie,



Jacqueline Semmens

Hey Joslynn,

Thanks for coming along and leaving a comment.

Yes, after 8 years of being online I tried MANY different products in the make money online arena and I’m finally creating posts about my experiences with those products.

It’s been a great learning experience.

Thanks again Joslynn, cheers,


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