I call myself 'the Accidental Affiliate' because I did not intentionally find this business... it found me.
You see, I did things by the book. I went to college and received both undergrad and master's degrees in engineering. I tried to save money and plan for my future and for my family. I thought after 20+ years of working for corporate America my life would start getting easier. Unfortunately, this was not the case.
I'll never forget the feeling I had when my company told me they were downsizing and that I was going to be part of their labor force reduction. It was devastating! All of those years of hard work and sacrifice to build my career were literally gone overnight! Luckily, I was able to land a new job just a couple of months later, but I burned through a significant portion of my life savings as I was seeking new employment.
A few years after that, the unthinkable happened again. My company was acquired by a larger organization and nearly 30% of our workforce was let go. And yes, that included me - again!
The worst part was I had no significant amount of savings built up and had to cash in my 401-K plan just to survive as I was forced - once again - to enter the job market.
It was at this time when I decided that I would no longer allow my life and the well being of my family to be at the mercy of anyone else ever again! I started looking at some alternative options like buying some type of franchise business, maybe starting my own business or even getting into some type of MLM company like Amway or Herbalife.
I'm not exactly sure how I found the website which discussed this thing called affiliate marketing. I had no idea what it was but the article caught my attention and had me very intrigued. As I continued reading and browsing the website, I soon realized that I have already been involved with affiliate marketing!
I mean, I am the type of person that does online research before making most purchases. And when I do, I typically look at product reviews and customer comments. Once I've done my due diligence and I'm satisfied with what I've learned, I usually click the link provided within the review itself to make my purchase. BOOM! Someone just got paid!
What a great concept! I got what I wanted and so did the marketer who provided me with the information I was seeking. This - in a nutshell - is affiliate marketing!
Now that I have been doing this business for a few years, I will never have to worry about the well being of my family EVER AGAIN! I work on my terms and live by my rules! Yes this requires a lot of hard work and effort but I realized almost from day one that this was the lifestyle I wanted to live and that I would not fail!
I figured if other people are making $5,000, $10,000 or even $50,000 per month by doing this business from their laptop, then I could surely do it as well. It was the best decision of my life!
I feel very fortunate and blessed that somehow I stumbled across the amazing world of affiliate marketing! The best part is, this business is still in its infancy. It is growing at a torrid pace. Everyday more and more companies are jumping on the affiliate marketing band wagon.
And why wouldn't they? After all, it's a 'win-win' situation for both the company and the marketer since their advertising costs are drastically reduced and they essentially have an army of people selling and promoting their products. Perfect!
My future has never looked brighter! I'm looking forward to continuing my journey and continuing to live the life of my dreams. I'm having more fun than I've ever had and enjoying every minute of this business.
I sincerely wish you all the best should you decide to make your own journey into the world of affiliate marketing. If I can help you in any way, please contact me directly. I'd love to share my knowledge with you and help you succeed as well! Please feel free to reach out to me anytime!
Digital marketing has been a passion of mine for over 12 years. I am a successful online business owner and I have my own digital marketing agency. I love helping people learn just how amazing the world of affiliate marketing can be and I'm committed to helping folks make money online while avoiding the mistakes I made along the way.
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