Hi, my name’s Amedu and I recently graduated from college.
I’m an internet marketer, and The Opportunity Scout is where I teach people how to make people online by building an online business.
I am neither a computer geek nor a fraudster, but really just here to help guide well-meaning folks to the right training that will enable them to spot great and legitimate opportunities online without having to throw a bucket-load of money on initial investments.
There seems to be a cycle in this world: be born, eat, walk, talk, go to school, finish school, look for a job, and then hope you land a good job. This is the thinking some of us were born into. If you told me 5 years ago that I’d be calling myself an online marketer now, I would have rolled on the floor laughing.
Funny thing is I didn’t know there was a thing called online marketing. And when I say I didn’t know, I mean I had no clue there was such a thing.
At the time, I had just got into college to study Engineering. I enjoyed it in the initial stages, but I later discovered that I would not be happy doing that for the rest of my life even though my grades were great.
I’m pretty smart, not genius smart though.
It was at that point, I decided to switch to Economics. Something I felt would be relevant to me if I ever wanted to start up a business.
On one fateful evening in December 2014, I was very low on cash and frustrated from applying for many jobs with no one getting back to me. Then I made a mistake.
In hindsight, this mistake has turned out to be one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life. It dawned on me to find the “easy” way out and find a not so regular job. Being totally clueless, I saw one of these “Make money easily” ads or something along those lines.
Upon following up on it and getting in contact with the people that posted the ad, something just didn’t feel right about the whole thing. They were being very pushy, and looked desperate really. I did my research and found out these things were called Pyramid Schemes and they are illegal in most countries.
The “good” mistake I made was contacting these people. I should have realized that “easy” money is hardly, if ever, legit. I ended contact with them.
While doing my research on the Pyramid Scheme company (WakeUp Now which has since closed down), I came across information on the possibility of earning an income online. I found a few platforms that offered this, and did my homework accordingly by reading reviews.
Somehow I came across a program that stood out for me – a program called Wealthy Affiliate. I do not recall which page I read the review of this program on, but I know I was drawn to it at the time. The free starter membership also meant I had nothing to lose by giving it a go.
I was a bit overwhelmed when I joined, people following me and welcoming me to the community, a personal message from both owners Kyle and Carson, and many others offering to answer any questions I might have.
Despite this great community, I didn’t take any action until after 3 days or so.
Within a few days of starting the training, I had a fully operational website up and running. I was on and off with my commitment in the first few months due to school stuff, but I was 100% in it during the summer of 2015. Roughly 7 months after building my first website, I made my very first sale! At that moment I realized I could actually achieve something really special if I worked hard at it.
Just to be clear: I am NOT saying you will definitely have to wait 7 months to start making money online. It was only when I got consistent in the summer of 2015 that I made money. Coincidence? I think not. If you hit the ground running right away, there is a high chance you could start earning a lot sooner than 7 months.
I enjoy everything I do as an Online Marketer. I have been able to build a couple of successful websites (including this one) and I can tell you there is no better feeling than working for yourself doing what you love, wherever you want and whenever you want. You will not be doing what you have been instructed to do but instead, what you choose to do.
I am very grateful that my very first venture in to making money online was with Wealthy Affiliate. I’ve read testimonials of people that weren’t so lucky. I nearly fell for a false opportunity with a Pyramid Scheme myself. The goal of the Opportunity Scout is to make sure people recognize that there are indeed ways to make legitimate income online by working hard on something you love.
I have gotten tremendous help from the people at Wealthy Affiliate, and I am trying to forward this help to many people out there. I genuinely have a passion for helping people out, so I assure you my complete support and encouragement.
What else do I do in my spare time? I play/watch/debate about soccer, play video games, hang out with friends, watch TV shows and of course, exercise.