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Can You Really Make Money Online For Free?

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by PotPieGirl on October 1, 2012 · 41 comments

I started making money online using all free methods.  However, that was back in 2007.  Is it STILL possible to make money online for free?  Do those type of strategies still work?  Let’s talk about that – and talk about why TODAY is such a special day for me (and hopefully for you too)!

Making Money Online the Free Way

Wayyyyyy back in 2007, I discovered I could make free little web pages and make money from them.

Now, THAT was a moment for me.  I ran with it and never looked back.

Can you still make money online using all free methods?

Yes, you absolutely can!

Today is a super special day for me.

Exactly 4 years ago on October 1, 2008, I announced my One Week Marketing Action Plan to the world.

Now, back then, the “world” meant about 46 blog readers and my 2 cats (and I really don’t think those cats ever even LOOKED at One Week Marketing…lol!)

But my personal action plan of using all free methods to make money online was out there – and it has had an amazing four year run.

So many people have told me that they finally had their first success making money online “the One Week Marketing way”.

I can’t tell you how great that feels to hear that something you put out there has made a difference in someone’s life.

Just awesome!

However, all good things must come to an end.

As of today, October 1, 2012, the original One Week Marketing Action Plan no longer exists.

It’s now gone down in my history to make room for something new…and something I am very excited about.

Many of you may have noticed how quiet I have been for the past months.

I’ve been working on something that has been a true labor of love – and today, I am excited to tell you about it.

You see, in the past 4 years, I have learned a LOT about this businesses…

I’ve also had a lot of changes in my personal life as well.

Heck, we’ve gone from this back in 2008:

To THIS now in 2012 (yes, I needed a much bigger dinner table for when we all get together!)

I’ve been blessed to have our kids grow up healthy and productive.  My son got married and I now have an amazing daughter-in-law and TWO phenomenal grandchildren as well.

We’ve moved to a new home… my husband started his own business… lots of great things have happened.

We’ve all grown (and aged…ugh)  My business and knowledge has also grown and I’ve learned SO much that I want to share with others.

I also wanted to offer something that was truly “newbie friendly” and could take someone from where I once was (broke and clueless) all the way to whatever they want their online business to be.

A simple update to One Week Marketing or a few “tweaks” to the One Week Marketing pdf action plans simply was NOT going to cut it.

I wanted to offer more… a LOT more.

I want to help even more people get started online AND make it work.

That’s a tall order, let me tell ya.

So I set out to work and began putting all this together – and it’s been some serious work which I have to admit, I have loved doing.

It’s been months and months in the making and it’s been amazing watching it all come together into what I envisioned.

I also brought in 2 other teachers who are also doing great making money online using free methods so they can share their techniques and strategies as well.

It’s like THREE all new training courses in ONE!

Thing is – this is not a bunch of pdfs you just download and read anymore – this is a full-blown membership site with tutorials, new action plans, videos, campaign walk-thrus, tools, bonuses and so much more.

And it’s all designed to take you from the very beginning as a complete newbie and grow along with you at your own pace.

Take it all as far as YOU want to.

Ladies and gentlemen, I’d like to introduce you to:

the new One Week Marketing Training Center!

The doors are open and folks have been pouring in – and the feedback has been both very positive and very heart-warming.

So let me answer some questions I know will be asked.

1.  Do buyers of your original One Week Marketing pdfs get in free?

Free?  No…I’m sorry…but hear me out, ok?

Those that chose to be on the ‘old’ One Week Marketing Members email list have known about my new training center since Thursday.  That email list is the only way I’ve had to get in touch with those folks – if you weren’t on that list, I had no way of letting you know.

Those on that list received a very healthy discount rate to join the new Training Center.

If you bought the ‘old’ OWM pdf package and would like to join the all new Training Center, please stop by my Help Desk and we’ll work something out for you.

I’m a very flexible and understanding person so I promise we’ll do all we can for you.

2.  Why don’t previous OWM customers get it free?

This is a big question and I want to answer this as clearly as I can.

This is not a little “update” or “tweak” to the old OWM pdfs – this is all new in an all new training center that has MUCH more than the original OWM guides.  PLUS, there are 2 OTHER courses in there as well as video training and bonuses and tools.

This is NOT the original OWM.

I very well could have taken down the original OWM and put this new training up as a totally different product (which I considered doing).

But, I didn’t want to do that out of pure respect for my affiliates who have worked so hard over the years getting their aff links out there and working to promote.

If I take it down, their links break – and that simply is not a cool thing to do to people who have worked so hard.

I’ve had vendors do that to ME and it’s …well, it’s just not cool.

I’m doing all I can to make this work for everyone involved.  No matter what day I picked to make this switch, I am sure it won’t be the perfect day for everyone.  So – today is the day and we’ll do all we can to make this a smooth transition for everyone.

If you have a specific situation, please go to my help desk and let us help you, ok?

Again, this is not an update… this is ALL NEW TRAINING.


3.  But I JUST bought the original One Week Marketing!

Again, just stop by my help desk – AskPotPieGirl.com – and we’ll tell you how to work this out.


4.  Do you still offer a free sneak peek so we can check it out?

Of course I do!  You absolutely SHOULD be able to take a look inside a membership site before joining.  Details are on the member info page.


Also, just a fun fact to point out…

There are no upsells, downsells, sidesells, exit pops, or ANY “one time offer” type sales flow to go through or hoops to jump through.

I’m not going to insult your intelligence that way (plus all that annoys me too).

All in all, any questions or concerns about your specific situation should go to my help desk.  We want to work this out for you, ok?

I’d like to thank you for sharing this special day with me…and I really hope to see you inside the new One Week Marketing Training Center!



Yahia October 1, 2012 at 8:25 pm

I reveiwed it and as expected it’s the real deal. if you need my testimonial with numbers just let me know.
Thank you for putting this together. I’ll certainly tell my list about it.

PotPieGirl October 1, 2012 at 8:31 pm

Yahia – thank you!!!

If you’d like to submit a testimonial, just go to the training center contact page, and the how and where is in the FAQ towards the bottom.


Darryl October 1, 2012 at 8:48 pm

I’m well into it and the changes are impressive! I’ll look toward a testimonial as I go!

Thank you!

PotPieGirl October 1, 2012 at 8:52 pm

Thanks, Darryl!!! Glad you’re enjoying it!


Monna Ellithorpe October 1, 2012 at 9:02 pm

Hi Jennifer,

I am one of the original One Week Marketing Guide students and to this day I still use many of the techniques in that guide. I am ashamed to admit that I do not always follow the plan exactly but I will say that when things stop working, I always come back to your techniques because I know they work.

When I saw you had updated OWM, there was no way I was going to let it pass without me getting my hands on this information too. For the last 2 to 3 days I have been buried in the new OWM for 2012 and loving it just as much as I did the first time. Grant it, I know more now than I did way back then, so it is easier to follow along but this is still easy for a complete beginner; so you shouldn’t let that stop you at all.

I would be more than happy to provide a testimonial once I am completely through the training. I could probably give you one now, but I won’t until I have finished going through it all.

Thanks again, oh and also for not changing anything so our links still work. You are awesome for doing that.

Monna Ellithorpe

PotPieGirl October 1, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Monna – thank you so much! I’m so excited you’re in the training center with us!

And you’re welcome (re: the aff links) – I simply couldn’t do that to y’all.


JohnTheJock October 1, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Hey Jen,

I was one of those people who got started the “One Week Marketing” way, and I’m still here, so that tells a story.

I’ll go check out your new ‘baby’ and it’s nice to know there’s no upsells.

Last time I bought a product I forgot what I bought by the time I got to the download page lol.


PotPieGirl October 1, 2012 at 9:35 pm

I hear ya, John – I get that way too at times!

Look forward to seeing you inside the training center!


cindy belka October 1, 2012 at 9:22 pm

how much money is everybody making When the unlock their Circles ? I would like to know before I invest money if its worth it or not I Just lost both of my jobs an am broke !

PotPieGirl October 1, 2012 at 9:36 pm

Cindy – I have nothing to do with that ‘circle’ thing you’re talking about. You’ll need to work with the affiliate that did that odd promotion of that Forex thing.

Sorry – I am not associated with it in any way at all.


Yahia October 1, 2012 at 10:16 pm

You know too much sister!!! ;-)

Cindy it’s up to you how much you can make, but since you just lost your job if I were you I would give the priority to finding another job fast. Only in some rare occasions that you’ll start making money with Jennifer’s training off the bat. Normally it takes several weeks before you start making money, let alone replace your job income.

Jay October 1, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Good post I like to mix things up between paid, and free traffic sources.

I guess you have to ask yourself these 2 questions.

How much time do I have to invest in my business? How much money do I have to invest in my business?

There are tons of free ways to promote your business. The more time you put into your business using free traffic methods, the more you will get out of it.

Social networking strategies are a great way to drive free traffic with sites like Facebook, Googleplus, Pinterest, and Linkedin.

Good luck with your course it sounds pretty good!

PotPieGirl October 1, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Thanks, Jay!!!!


Mary Elliot October 1, 2012 at 10:04 pm

Hi Jennifer,

I’m in!! I know anything from you will have tremendous value – thanks for making it affordable for us OWM old-timers.

Mary :)

PotPieGirl October 1, 2012 at 10:21 pm

Excellent, Mary!!!!

Glad to have you on the inside with us!


Ryan October 1, 2012 at 11:24 pm

Hello! Way back in Oct 2010 I stumbled across affiliate marketing! I buckled down and worked very hard to learn how to make a blog! A huge learning curve! ..but it was winter in Saskatchewan (Canada) and I don’t play hockey. Spring come and with it, no success with the blog building let alone any sales. So I put it on the back burner ( but I always Dreamed about what I would do if I had just a basic online income stream) I’ve been a member of up to five different training sites since Oct 2010, and with each one, I think they will have the missing info I need for online success. They all had good information, video tutorial’s and a support desk. But they just didn’t work for me or the way I learn. I stumbled across an article last week about “Why determination trumps natural talent in affiliate marketing” and felt like you wrote that just for me! Today is Oct 1st 2012 and started my “One week marketing” course this morning! I Printed out this Quote “If you are willing to do for a year what others won’t, you can spend a lifetime doing what others CAN’T” and taped it right in front of me! I truly believe in your training program. So I would like to say thank you Jennifer!
Thanks Ryan

Wei Teck October 2, 2012 at 1:24 am

I been around the block quite a bit. In fact, I went 1 full circle going into various IM money scheme with promises that this is suitable for newbies and will work for them. Guess what, none did and a lot of them make empty promises.
With Pot Pie Girl, OWM, this is different. I went with my gut feel to buy this although mentally, I got tired of buying products that promises you a workable solution but at the end of the day, it did not…
I am super relieved to find out after the purchased that this was exactly what I need. The product were exactly like its sales page. In other words, the truth. It is also very suitable for newbies and for the first time, I am super excited over a course so much so that I went to bed at 11.30pm and got up at 3.40+ just to continue reading it. I haven’t finished the course yet as I have to go to my day job but I am putting everything else on hold after work and will start OWM later tonight.
OWM renewed my desire to get this IM thing working for me.
I keep you updated on how my progress but I got a feeling that this will work for me.
Thanks, Jennifer…
Wei Teck

Brent October 2, 2012 at 2:07 am

I bought the original OWM and felt like the information in there was pretty good. However, I have had the new program since Friday and I am totally blown away. It is a very thorough program and very easy to follow. What impresses me the most though is that it looks like you are making a real effort to keep the content fresh. You have outdone yourself Jennifer, and I only have myself to blame if I don’t make any money.

Oh and the contributions by Gary and Logan are just awesome too!

Zulma October 2, 2012 at 6:13 am

Have started this training and am thoroughly enjoying it. I bought the original OWM when I first stated in affiliate marketing and it gave me the leg-up I needed to make sense of it all. This takes the training to a whole new level and I actually can’t wait to do more studying. I’m loving this.

Thanks, Jennifer. You’ve done yourself proud with this latest effort.

andres October 2, 2012 at 6:31 am

I have got message before.So please give some work so that I can get some credits.I can work from 2to 3hours.Please ensure me some money so that I can earn something.Thank you for your co-operation.Please keep in touch.I am totally with you in your business.

Dan October 2, 2012 at 5:36 pm

There are 2 things I loved about the original OWM which look like they are true for this one too!

1. Jennifer puts everything in a simple step by step way that leaves nothing out and that even I can easily understand.

2. If you have a computer and an internet connection, you can start making money without spending one cent.

I’m looking forward to going through the new OWM and following the steps. Thanks, Jennifer, for another great value!

Lea October 2, 2012 at 5:56 pm

Hi, Jennifer

I am new to affiliate marketing been interested maybe about a year now. I have bought only 3 programs that I couldn’t really afford but I gave it a try. Read all the information some was very useful some was all about shiney things, as you call them, and promoting only shiney things. I was not successful with the Make Money Online products. Anyway, I put it aside for awhile out of frustration and no money to put into the business. I came across your blog and have been reading only your information ever since. I almost bought One Week Marketing but had to wait for money reasons. I got alot of free information from your blog and Squidoo lens. That alone has inspired me to try again. You have a way of talking to beginners that gives them the ambition and desire to succeed. I thank you for getting me back on track and as soon as I have the money I am purchasing One Week Marketing 2012. Finally, someone who tells the truth.
Thanks again. Lea

Anthony October 2, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Hi Jennifer,

I don’t want to go into too much detail about the methods in here, but I did want to stop and say thanks for releasing such a great product. This is exactly what I’ve needed to get myself on track, and I am already seeing some really great results. I am planning on being extremely productive with this during October and would be more than happy to do a testimonial for you after November 1st.

Thanks again,

Kandy_Kid October 3, 2012 at 12:10 am


I was one of the lost ones on the original OWM, Squidoo was to complex and I didn’t have the time (I am retired now, so I have time). But I like the new OWM, and just to say that I am happy, I have completed the first five lenses. So we will see where I go from here, the program you have laid out is so much clearer and simple. It is a great program, some of the lenses i am passionate about and are easy but I will learn to do the less favoured things.

Thanks for a great program.

Kenneth White October 3, 2012 at 1:05 am

Hello PPG!

I have been a faithful student of yours for about 3 years now. I have followed your steps with the OWM Squidoo.com free stuff. And then I moved on to making sites and joining Wordpress Goldmine. over the years I have occasionally come back to read your blog whenever you made an update. I never thought about removing my name from your list. Boy was I glad I didn’t!

When I received your email that you were opening your own OWM training center and we were given a special price, I jumped at the chance! I was learning how to make sites and I have about 10 of them out there, but my sales were still sporadic. I thought, “who better to get me back on the right path than the woman who was responsible for me making my first sales online?!”

I’ve sinced joined the OWM training center and am now actively reading thru everything. I am very interested in learning about how you have learned to change in the world of “panda’s” and “penguins”. Because those damn animals are hurting me! Once again thanx for everything and I look forward to being a lifelong student Jen! You’re the best!

Craig Jones October 3, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Hi Jenny,

Thanks for sharing this! Yet to try it, but given the amazing feedback, I definitely will be doing very shortly! Very much looking forward – fingers crossed it works!

Thanks again!


Gary October 3, 2012 at 4:19 pm

You have out done yourself once again. The methods here are great for the brand new person walking into online marketing, and are great tools for those that have struggled a bit. You are the real deal Jen. Thanks.

PotPieGirl October 3, 2012 at 5:52 pm

Wow! Thank y’all SO much for all that great feedback about my One Week Marketing Training Center!

Very humbling!


Kevin Timothy October 3, 2012 at 9:09 pm

It’s great to see a mother in such a busy family instill the true values of entrepreneurship, and what will make (real) money. I too am a head of a relatively large household and our youngest is 6. My wife and I are already conditioning them to grow into wise (productive) citizens of the future. We’re teaching them to become job creators, and not job seekers. I can tell that your home practices this and I want you to know that you (and your blog) is an inspiration to many.

Zimkhitha October 4, 2012 at 5:44 am

I bought the old OWM two years ago and i am almost embarrassed to admit that I did not do much. I have finally found a broad niche (which can be divided into a lot of sub-niches) that I love and am implementing the old OWM. I will definately signup for the new one as soon as finances allow me. I love your approach because it can work for anyone – as long as one is consistent and discipline

Rick October 5, 2012 at 4:04 am

Hi Jennifer,
Thanks to Logan that I am in your latest course. I wanted to get his course which was a wso but as I put off buying it, it went out of my reach as its price spiraled. But then Logan did something very much right. He closed the wso and let everyone know that the course would be available with your course. I got on his notification list and got in early.

Thinking back I feel that what happened was to my ultimate good. Had I bought Logan’s wso then I wouldn’t perhaps have known about your new course or wouldn’t have gone for it because of the added cost. So thank you Logan!

Now I am not new to Squidoo. I am a member since its beginning and my first lens is still going strong for last five six years, sending traffic to my website almost everyday. After the first lens I almost forgot about Squidoo and it was because of Logan that I got interested in it again – this time for making money out of it as my first lens is mainly for getting backlinks and traffic to my site.

I had made efforts to make sales type of lenses also in the past but I failed at them and when I heard about your course I was very much interested. Actually I am not unfamiliar with your name also as I had heard about your course but never signed up for it.

Now I have started my journey with you purposely as a complete newbie learning what you teach without skipping anything. I stick to the modules I am working on and completing everything before going on to the next one. That is why I haven’t looked at Logan’s course even. I will go to it only after I have worked through the previous modules.

In the few days I am with you I have learned many things that I never knew specially about how to go about picking your products and what to do before starting a new lens. This is a beginning and I hope I will learn much more as I go on. I hope to write a testimonial for you even if I make a few cents from my first sale.

All the best

Bill Mead October 8, 2012 at 3:33 pm

I put the RSS Feed into Feedage OK but couldn’t put it into Feedest.
Also, 3stepads didn’t seem to have a ‘member’ area on the left side to do a ‘register’.
Thanks for any help you can give me.

Nancey Pawel October 10, 2012 at 11:39 am

Great! Your come back is really good for those person who wants to make money online.

Vjo October 13, 2012 at 7:52 pm

This looks like a good program. I’ve made some money, but still learning. I was being to think I was limited by me only using free methods. It reassuring to know some people are still able to be successful taking the route. Thanks so much.

Sana October 15, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Hello Jennifer,

I have contacted you several times but got no reply. I cannot buy your product through Paypal or credit card because I don’t have both. I can buy it using Moneybookers. Could you please help??? I will wait for your kind reply. Hope you would help.


Michael Cheney October 18, 2012 at 10:39 am

Impressive post! Thanks for sharing this informative insights. :) Blogging is free and fun too!

Shivam bajpai October 22, 2012 at 9:08 am

yeah..you are absolutely right. who would have thought that making money only online will be possible someday.
Great thoughts and keep writing more stuff..enjoy !!

Sunny October 25, 2012 at 3:35 am

Jennifer I love reading your blog, because I am always learning something new, especially when it comes to making money online. You always provide many useful tools and I am looking forward to your training program too.

Sidney October 27, 2012 at 3:47 pm

There are many, many places on the internet where people go to buy ‘money-making’ programs. There are whole Forums where people sell elaborate gadgets, sometimes at high prices. Maybe you ought to go on these Forums once in a while to clear the air. If you can do your thing at no cost, they will be very jealous…and far richer if they follow you.

Glenda October 28, 2012 at 9:58 am

Hi Jennifer,
Just came out of the training center looking for a place to thank you for an awesome job. The training tops anything I have seen out there and I have seen some good training. I am retiring from my j.o.b. at the end of November and what could be a scary thing is now an opportunity to concentrate on my marketing. This training center came along at the best time for me and has answered a lot of questions. Thank you so much for getting down to the nitty gritty of how to accomplish things rather than just throwing something up there and hoping that it sticks. That one little lesson plugged up a big hole in my IM training. Again, thanks

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