About Karissa

Hello everyone, I’m Karissa, and I’m here to help you through the challenges of working on the internet.

I have been working for myself online for the last 5 years but I have been a part of the online world for 7 years. I started spending all of my extra time (the little I had), learning how to use the Internet to earn an income online. I had ZERO success for the first year and a half, until I found Wealthy Affiliate. It is the only thing that has worked for me thus far.

How I Began My Journey…

When I began I had no experience, and VERY LITTLE help.

But I did have one thing, a BIG dream to be financially free!

I knew others were making money in the online world and I wanted so bad to figure out how they were doing it.
I mean really, what could someone else do that I couldn’t? I am a hard worker and I see people all over the world and in magazines that have the same story as me. I am just starting my story though…
I found out about internet marketing in college when I witnessed my first scam. Good thing I go my money back though. I did not fall for a scam again until I put my complete faith in MOBE (My Online Business Empire). Those people took over $2,000 away from me. I had hit rock bottom.

Then I found a review on Wealthy Affiliate. I was very in debt from all the scams I had fallen for, so when I started I had ZERO money to spend. Then when I found out it was free to try, I decided to do it. What could I lose if it was free? I immediately felt at home when I joined. Everyone was so helpful and I caught on fast. It was a dream come true.

This is what my success has looked like online so far with Wealthy Affiliate.

Month 1: I started my first 2 sites and had them up and running, and fully loaded with content. I know, who does two websites at once?. I was interested in two niches and wanted to see which one would profit more, and to see which one I was more passionate about.

Month 2: I knew WA was going to work for me. I kept going through the Boot Camp training and I was learning more and more every day. Millions of people are buying stuff online and 10,000’s of companies are looking for people to help them promote their products. I was creating a business!!

Month 3-5: I started figuring everything out, going through a process. I managed to start turning a small profit, only with the help from my friends at WA.

I am finally seeing great results after these past 2 years, and it is all because of this AWESOME FREE company. Anytime I get stuck, I reach out to the 24/7 live chat and they help me right away.

If you ever need anything feel free to contact me. Drop me a comment below or you can always get in touch with me through WealthyAffiliate (here is a link to my profile). I strongly encourage it. 🙂

If you would like to make your own website like mine and make money doing it click here. It is the best and fastest way I have found to promote my business and make money online. Anyway, I wish you the best on your online endeavors, and thanks for dropping by!

Your Friend,


Founder of truthaboutonlinemarketing.com

This article has 52 Comments

  1. Hi Karissa,
    I have been looking at many programs offered online and I was wondering how you get your info from the inside of these programs? Usually the outside offers are pretty puffed up, but you only get to know the real truth when you have already spent your initial investment. Again, How do you find your info? Reason I ask is I would like to promote what I perceive legitimate programs and expose the less then legit. Or at the very least give them enough incite to whatever program they are interested in to either join or not. I know the real business is in the promotion of said products, not just the product itself which is usually the kicker that cause most people to stop.
    I had join WA a few years ago but don’t think I was quite ready for it. I was thinking of doing a site like yours but I see you have much covered and was wondering how I could do so without infringing on your efforts considering you have great reviews?

    1. Hello Paul,

      I learned everything I know from Wealthy Affiliate. If you really want to promote legit programs and expose scams then you need to do all of their Boot Camp training, because they teach you everything you need to know to create a successful website. You can also ask me for help if you have any questions 🙂

      – Karissa

  2. Hi Karissa,

    I’d like more info on how all this works. This is a new world to me but like you, I’d like to have financial freedom, so I can travel and do things I’d like to do. I appreciate your help and I look forward to seeing how I may be able to do this. I have businesses in mind already but just not sure how to go about doing everything.

    1. Hello Matt!

      I would love to help you get started with your online business. First, just sign up here for FREE, and I can help you on the inside. It has all the video training you will need to understand and start your business, and I (along with other people in the community) can help you with any questions you may have.

      Let’s get this ball rolling together! I’ll message you as soon as you join 🙂

      – Karissa

  3. Karissa,
    I am glad I came accross your website, It has helped me figure out what I am going to do with my life. That is no small thing, so thank you very much. Now I just have to set goals and meet them. I to want a life of financial freedom and to be able to work from anywhere. Life is to short to do something that you hate day in and day out. I will continue to follow your site, I think it will help quite a bit. Thanks again.


    1. You are very welcome Shane, and than you so much for the comment. I’m so glad I could help. Let me know if you need any help in the future!

      – Karissa

  4. Hey Karissa, I really appreciate your down to earth tone. I’m a copywriter and I’m so over all the hype out there– so, just wanted to say, kudos to you for making your site so approachable and honest. Second, 2 questions:

    1) Do you think WA would be appropriate for me (teach me the tools I need) considering I’m wanting to bring in 5-7 new retainer copywriting clients for the new year? I focus on writing clients’ blogging, e-campaign, and FB ad copy and my monthly packages start at $1,500, so I’m wondering if WA would provide helpful skills I need to gain these type of clients via online affiliate advertising, PPC ads or funnels, or if WA is more geared towards the sale of products rather than the type of services I offer?

    2) I’m wanting to learn more about keyword research and making my copy SEO friendly as a tool for myself and clients. Does WA offer teaching tools specific to SEO? I know all these things go hand in hand but wanted to specify my Qs. Thanks for your input!

    1. Thanks Chelsea!

      YES! I believe WA would be the BEST place to help you learn how to get and retain clients through a website where they can purchase your services. You can learn all about affiliate advertising, PPC, and MUCH more.

      They cover EVERYTHING about SEO in the training videos that are very easy to follow and implement. There is a search bar at the top where you can ask very specific questions and find training on it, and you can also ask questions in the discussions at the end of each training.

      All you have to do is dive into the training and commit yourself to your business. I really believe you will be successful, given the knowledge you already have! I hope this helps!

      – Karissa

  5. Hi Karissa, I happened onto your website by accident and am really thankful for it. I am currently trying to make a go of it in Wealthy Affiliate. I have a question, though, about another site. The business is called TIDOM. I think it stand for Time Freedom. The reviews online are not great. One writer thought the concept was illegal. Do you know anything about it? I’m asking before I think about doing something with them. A friend of mine already is and says she loves it. Is she in for a big surprise. Carole

    1. Hello Carole!

      I’m so glad you enjoy my site. I have not heard of TIDOM, but usually if programs have a ton of negative reviews then they don’t treat their customers well. However if your friend loves it then that’s probably a more reliable source. I’m going to check it out now that you have told me about it, and I’ll do a review on it soon.

      I’m glad you are making a go at WA also. It is the best place I have found to learn and create your own business. You can let me know if you have any questions by leaving me a message here!

      I hope this helps,

  6. I really want to supplement my income. I am a personal trainer but in a small town it can be a bit of a struggle from paying contract to contract with bills at the gym and home. Is this something you think would work for me. I need something I can work on at home or in my spare time.

    1. Hello Jill,

      Yes! This can definitely work for you. I was a personal trainer when I started my business, for the same reasons. Being a trainer you have times when you do not have clients, and you can work on your business in your down time. I am now doing therapy at a chiropractor, but having my business has helped me immensely! It really helps to have an extra income.

      However, it will take lots of work and patience to build your business. But once you have the ground work done for everything, all it takes is maintenance. You can do this! I know because I never thought I would be successful online, but I found it with Wealthy Affiliate. It’s free to join, so no harm in trying it out, right? I hope this helps!

      To your success,

  7. Karissa…being 64 years old and being scammed and heartbroken by sooo many MLM’s etc I am doubtful with a reason I guess……

    I know absolutely nothing about online marketing and WA. You say you have reached some of your financial goals with this business. I understand that everyone is different and also understand, what you put into it, you as well will get out of it. what goals financially have you reached. ?? I would like to join, but at the same time want to ensure I can turn a profit so to speak in as short a time as possible. I would appreciate your honesty and openness in this. Thx

    Verne Potvin

    1. Hello Verne,

      I’m so sorry you have been scammed, I know how you feel! I have been scammed and lost lots of money in the process. However, I can honestly say WA has helped me get back on my feet. It took time and some consistent work, but I was able to start making money. I am making more and more every month. You are absolutely right, whatever you put into it is what you will get out of it. It just takes consistent work and dedication through the ups and downs. But it IS possible. I can now take my family on the vacations I have always wanted.

      WA made it easy for me. All you have to do is keep following the training, and ask the community (or me) for help when you need it. Everyone is there for you, even Kyle and Carson. You will learn everything you need to know about affiliate marketing at WA. Just remember, it takes time. You will not make tons of money in a short amount of time, but I believe you can be successful if you put in the work!

      You have to create a website to build your business, but if you don’t think building a website is something you can do then you should check out Human Proof Designs. They have the website already made for you (some are already profiting), and all you have to do is keep it up. You still might need Wealthy Affiliate to help you learn how to keep the website going, but HPD will give you a head start if you want it.

      – Karissa

  8. I am so glad I am reading what you have written. Nice website here Karissa ! I look forward to taking more time into looking further on how I can hone my interest into an online business!

  9. Karissa, please can you tell me/find out for me what this is referring to? Alw*Mobehelp
    $68.57 It was taken from my bank account yesterday, and I’ve no idea what it is! I am a disabled lady living on the paltry benefit, so it is unlikely I would have made a transaction of $68.57 – that is a huge amount of money for me!

    Hope you can help me!

    1. Hello Marion,

      It looks like you signed up for MOBE, which is an online money making scam!

      First I would call your bank and tell them that was an unapproved transaction and shouldn’t have come out. They should be able to put a stop payment on those payments and get your money back.

      If that doesn’t work you will have to contact MOBE and try to cancel your account. Here is the information on MOBE here!

      I hope this helps!

      – Karissa

  10. Hello again Karissa,
    It is Jeffrey. I spoke to you earlier about deadbeat inc. When I clicked on the bot ? Scam? Anyways I looked at your profile which led me to your link at Wealthy Affiliate. I was unable to speak with you on the way in as I signed up or on the way out after my tour. I am so happy for you. I like your site, and it is awesome. Congratulations on your success and thank you for your help. I am in a rush for midnight. The principles of Management has around 890 pages, and it has taken me forever to read before I can start on the assignment as recommended. This is cool. So again, Have a pleasant evening.

    1. Hello Jeffrey,

      Thank you very much! I emailed you before I saw this, but you can message me on Wealthy Affiliate here! I look forward to seeing you on the inside.

      – Karissa

  11. I am new to on line marketing and planning to start on line business. Thanks for providing more clarity on Brand Builders. I have seen their website and can`t decide whether it is good to get their service or not and after reading your comment I got a clearer picture. For someone like me who is new, is your WA helps to find the perfect niche and product to start?

    1. Hello Rei,

      There are people at WA that can help you find a niche that is right for you. I would suggest finding a niche that you are passionate about. It makes running your business a lot easier and more fun.

      I am passionate about fitness and online marketing, so I have a home fitness website as well as this one. The more specific your niche is, the better it will be.

      Let me know if you need help on your online business journey and I will be happy to help. The best way to reach me is at WA here (it’s free to join).

      1. I will join the free plan and see how it goes. I may need help on finding the right niche and product to start with. Who in WA should i contact for help?

        1. Hello Rei,

          I’m so glad you decided to join! You can contact me for help, you can ask a question on the live chat, or you can submit a support ticket. There are multiple ways to get help at WA. Your niche should be something you are passionate about, that way it will be easy to build.

          I wish you the best of luck!


  12. Karissa, I have looked at WA but the one thing I can’t find out is if anyone is actually making any real money from the program. By real money I mean at least $1,000 monthly. Affiliate marketing is not easy and it takes a long time to make money at it. I have done my research. I just find it odd that lots of people promote Wealthy Affiliate but no one will admit to making money from it.

    I do like your website.


    1. Thank you Roger!

      I learned everything from WA, and I am getting close to my financial goal. I haven’t had much time to work on it lately, but commissions still come in. It does take lots of work and time to build a business, but I can proudly say that WA has helped me actually make money online. After being scammed out of money, I am glad I finally found a program that works.

      Just try it for free, and if it’s not for you then check out the other top programs on my site. I wish you all the best!

      – Karissa

  13. Love your work effort (we have connected before)…..is there a site that you have listed everyone that you have investigated ???? My health is poor (not an excuse) but I need to get something moving quickly….short of winning Lotto…NO, I DO NOT EXPECT TO BECOME MILLIONAIRE OVERNIGHT…. but I need to leave something for my FAMILY. BEEN RIPPED OFF BIG TIME BY “OPTION STARS GLOBAL” (US$12000) probably gone forever but BANKS are trying to do CHARGEBACK…… Best wishes, James (the real Jungleman…)

    1. Hello James,

      I make money online with Wealthy Affiliate. They give you 2 free websites with hosting, and show you how to make them profitable. You’re right, it will not happen overnight. But the more time and effort you put in, the faster you will make money! Thanks for the comment 🙂

      – Karissa

  14. Karissa yes we have known of these scams that pop out every week. People don’t do their real research an mad ask the serious questions. Keep up the Great work in Reporting these Scams an Facts

  15. Hi karrissa

    How come when you click on a link to your profile a page pops up about Steve Rozinski. And about a 7 day blueprint. Is that ok part of your connection to click on. Thanks Steve

    1. Hello Steve,

      No it is not supposed to do that, but I just clicked on it and it took me to my profile at Wealthy Affiliate. I will make sure it works by logging out and I’ll fix it. Thanks for the comment!


  16. can you please give me a hand im ready to join right away. email me if necessary or a way that works for you but im ready

  17. Hi,
    I’m in 2 Network Marketing Companies, JeunesseGlobal.com Business Success Alliance, and my Wife is in 1 (Melaleuca.com).

    What I would like to know can I promote these companies, within what the Company allows, with WA.
    That is I can basically be an Affiliate with these companies and the result being that I sign people up.
    Is this possible to do, rather than just have a site to discredit them, or sell books from Amazon on how to be a Better Network Marketer.


    Neville Macdonald.

    1. Yes! You can do anything you want at WA. Your site is yours and you can do with it what you want.

      You can promote business through affiliate marketing. I have lots of affiliates that I promote, such as SpyVisit, Jaaxy, MailChimp, Amazon, etc.

  18. I have to admit that the required pctneiae and the concept that it will not happen overnight’ is still one of the areas I have to work on:) It’s easy to get discouraged, but in the end it will be worth it.

        1. Wealthy Affiliate teaches and show you exactly what to do to create a website, and you do everything the Bootcamp shows you. That’s how I make money. It takes work, but it is way easier than I thought 🙂

          1. Like yourself, I have tried numerous programs over the years, and none have worked. Also, with all the scams out there, it is very frustrating knowing whether
            or not to join and part with your hard earned money.

            At the present moment I need to find something that will get me started in the right direction and hopefully work to start finally making me money online.

            I appreciate your time, and Wealthy Affiliate looks like it could be just what I need to do that.

          2. Hello David,

            Thank you for your comment. I DESPISE scams for taking our hard earned money!

            I do, however, believe that Wealthy Affiliate will work for you as it has for me! I love it, and it is the best thing I have ever spent time on. I love my websites and that they are profiting.

            Good luck with your online endeavors, and please reach out to me on my WA profile of you need anything 🙂

  19. Karissa you have a wonderful site. If I was not with WA allready I would sign up today.
    I enjoyed your About Karissa page. Keep going and you will go far.

    VAPE ON,
    Hillbilly Vapor

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