A little about me
Hi, my name is Mark and I own several online businesses.
I never guessed in a million years I would be in the internet marketing business.
My background was not in tech but industrial chemicals initially. I started getting burned out in the chemical industry after many years and decided if I was going to make a career change I better do it while I was still semi-young (35). So I jumped ship and ended up in the world of marketing and advertising. After learning the ropes I was itching to do my own thing and I branched off with a partner and we started our own company. Money was scarce so I learned to live lean until we were picking up larger accounts (it took a while).
Eventually, the company grew and I was making a 6-figure salary with a company car. Things were good until the economy started to falter for us in 2010. The reality was we weren’t diversified enough. We had a few large good customers that paid the bills and not enough small accounts. When you have a few big accounts and you lose half of them it can be fatal.
The lesson learned was to diversify and have lots of revenue coming in from many smaller sources. At this point, it was too late to salvage the company so I closed the doors and started to think about what’s next.
I took on different projects trying to figure out the next phase of my life. I knew a few people that worked from home and they loved it but they were working for a company in their various fields.
My problem was that working for myself had spoiled me and I wasn’t sure if I could work for someone at this point. I know that sounds lame but it’s true. When you work for your self it can be amazing assuming you’re not starving. Being in charge of your own destiny is empowering, thrilling, challenging and very rewarding if you are making a good living. It’s the best feeling in the world.
My dream job has always been one where I can live anywhere and schedule my own hours. Consequently, working remotely is highly desirable and sought after work environment. According to Forbes, 35% of the US workforce is remote. I was astonished by that. Now they are saying that the US will experience a 50% remote workforce soon. I link to the Forbes articles on the home page.
Started to research
I began to research online business opportunities in a quest to find something that I could get passionate about, work from home and make good money. It took what seemed like forever to finally figure it out. Of course, I ran across all kinds of scammy deals where they wanted your credit card upfront and promised the world.
It was disheartening to sift through all the info and not find a real home based online business opportunity that made sense.
As mentioned earlier, I read, researched and talked to techies and then just by accident (even though nothing is really an accident), I ran across an ex-English teachers website. He discussed starting an online business in 2010 and how he ended up quitting his full-time job two years later. I read and researched and as they say, the rest is history.
He was involved in affiliate marketing and was seriously passionate about it. Consequently, I soon found out where the passion comes from in affiliate marketing. The passion comes from building businesses around passions you have today or things you have wanted to get involved in but couldn’t because of money or times constraints.
For example, this ex-teacher loved craft beer so one of his online businesses focuses on selling equipment and supplies to get into home brewing. He makes a healthy six figures around several online businesses and he is just one out of thousands of people that are doing the same thing from the privacy of their homes.
Other examples for affiliate marketers to build businesses around might be a love for travel, health, computers, books, animals, jewelry, real-estate and on and on. Anything that is bought and sold in this world is a part of affiliate marketing.
There are a lot of people like me that are looking for a career change or a secondary income. My goal is to help others cut through the clutter with a “real” solution to help you in your quest for change.
I would read the “Review” if you haven’t already. Afterward, I recommend you sign up for a free account by clicking on the FREE Account | FREE Training button.
Here’s why I recommend signing up; it’s free, you don’t pull out your credit card and you get 9 free training courses to go through at your own pace. Maybe it takes you a couple of weeks to go through the training or maybe it takes you a couple of months. It doesn’t matter what your pace it. What matters is that you go through the free training. Afterward, you’ll have an understanding of affiliate marketing and what it is all about.
If you sign up for the free account you will have access to asking questions in real time. You will be talking to people at different stages in the journey from all over the world. You can also contact me with any questions / anytime. Everything is laid out in a step by step fashion. The training is set-up where you read, watch & “do” before you proceed to the next lesson.
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I wish you all the best!