Hi, My Name is Mark.
I always had my eye on Affiliate Marketing, because I’ve observed, how wealth can be attained through proper branding and the leveraging of other products when it’s done correctly. It’s really astounding what you can achieve.
Why I decided to pursue Affiliate Marketing
I’ve always had a desire to be an entrepreneur and it really occurred to me that being in the software market allowed me to see firsthand what was truly out in the Online Marketing world. Affiliate marketing is an ideal home business because it doesn’t require much money to get started, and you don’t have produce, stock or ship inventory or even deliver a service.
Life decided to “give me a hard lesson”
It was in April 2015 that I separated from wife, lost my home and a large portion of my life savings. I was devastated and had hit rock bottom.
It took 2 very long years to heal and during that time, I started to read… a lot! I recall a quote from a book that said :
Heal thy self, Willpower is the key to success. Successful people strive no matter what they feel by applying their will to overcome apathy, doubt or fear.”“
However, wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. Your motivation must be absolutely compelling in order to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way.
Meeting a past Colleague gave me Direction and Motivation
I was the morning of June 2017, I was on my way to picking up a coffee at Starbucks when a person called my name. It was a former colleague Michael. He had been working at Google. I told him, I’ve always wanted to do something on my own, through online marketing, make extra income, especially now more than ever.
For the next 2 hours, he explained to me that there are people online making part-time and or full-time income, through affiliate marketing programs and Michael recommended the following to me
The online affiliate marketing world is complex, SEO is constantly changing and requires knowledge and discipline. You need to work with people that will teach you on “How to Create, Start and Grow Your Business The Right Way” don’t do it half fast. Most people get started with the wrong programs, they get frustrated, due to lack of knowledge and instruction.
After my conversation, I thought, this is fantastic, I actually know a guy that works for “the Company the Governs the SEO world”. I will definitely, be following his advice.
My Research with Colleagues in the industry
I was able to leverage the wisdom from my personal contacts, which allowed me to focus on doing the correct research on where I should be spending my valuable time.
They all said the same thing: “Avoid the Affiliate Marketing Programs that do all the work for you…they are all Scams and never work”.
Success is about properly knowing how to grow a business, step by step and sticking with it, it’s a lot of work, but if you stick with it, you will see success.- But in order to be successful you will need to be with the right program to achieve success.
Understanding Web design, Search Engine Optimization, Branding, Traffic, conversion rates, numbers of transactions. And then their was copy writing, finding the right products that people buy, including even Legal documents.
In order for me to be successful I needed to fill my brain with all this information and still learn how to grow a business from scratch. That was a tall order and overwhelming.
So I needed a Step by Step Program, a program that can guide me along the way.
Several colleagues recommended different Affiliate Programs. But the problem was that they were getting bad reviews. After Extensive research, it lead me to a company called Wealthy Affiliate.
Before I did anything a leaned on my friend Michael ( the Google employee) and sent him the Wealthy Affiliate link to get his input.
He said, “ I’ve heard of these guys and I really like this program. What I really like about this program is that Online Marketing and SEO requires a Full Skill Set, not including branding and maintaining a business.
“This is an excellent program, it’s like doing your Online Marking Entrepreneurial Major at University, with coaching. This is where you should be spending your time”. Looks like they walk you through everything!
“This is the only way you will achieve any success, because they give you all the tools you need. You simply follow a program and put in the hours”
However, You need to put in the hours... as I discovered.
Why am I telling you all this
I love to help people, I have been an educator and thought leader in the software industry and really have the desire to want to see others achieve.
The recent events in my life, really started to reinforce the need to not only help people, but believe in the philosophy of “Paying it Forward”. Nothing more gives pleasure then to Pay it forward. It’s just who I am.
I truly believe that good will always come back to you when you honestly strive to help others achieve success.
Wealthy Affiliate Program: An Entrepreneurial University
Folks, I am very careful of my recommendations and want to say : I highly recommend and endorse this program!
They offer a Step by Step approach to building a business
- You choose an Interest and they literally help you build your entire advanced website from scratch
- Attract Visitors- you will be learning about the most current traffic techniques and bring relevant customers to your website with through Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
- SEO is Extremely Important that you do it right otherwise you will get no traffic to make money on your website. Wealthy Affiliate teaches exactly what you should and should not do.
- When you do it, the right way …. You can earn revenue within a few months or sooner and if you keep to you
- This Program will teach you how to Create a Process that will make you successful, there is nothing more important than having a steady, regular process in place that you can follow at all times
- Unique: They have a community ( 7/24 ) of “Like Minded People” that actually want to help…. This simply Blew me away.
- Education : Hundreds of archived videos and how to run and maintain your business
- 25 Ambassadors that you can work with to help guide you
- You learn at your own pace.
Reach out to me: Let’s have an Online Coffee Together.
Folks, I don’t proclaim to be an Affiliate Guru, I am a regular guy, You can absolutely do it!! “Success wants you as much as you want it” … Always remember that. Don’t listen to the chatter in your head that tells you all the reasons why you shouldn’t doing anything.
Spend the time and reach out to me, I can help get you to the right people and guide you properly on how to actually grow a business…. Very Exciting Stuff!
If you decide to join, Let’s follow our Journey together.
All the best of success… your online friend.