When I first ventured into the world of online money-making, I really had no clue what I was doing. I just knew that I was sick and tired of being stuck on an underpaid 9-5 job, and barely making ends meet.
I was constantly frustrated and unhappy, but worst of all - it started reflecting on my family. We were constantly in debt, which led to countless fights and arguments with my wife and threatened to ruin my marriage.
But, no matter how hard I worked, it felt like my efforts were in vain and that there was nothing I could do to change the situation I was in.
I knew most of my problems stemmed from the lack of money, and I was desperate to find a solution. Something that would get me out of the rut I had fallen in.
At the very least, I needed another source of income, even if it meant I had to work two jobs.
I was prepared to make that sacrifice for my family.
I took to the internet in hopes of finding even a glimmer of hope… Anything that would allow me to make some money on the side, because I desperately needed it.
Browsing the web one night, I accidentally stumbled across an ad promoting affiliate marketing. I have to admit, seeing all the success stories of affiliate marketers on the internet, I believed that this could actually be my ticket out of the mess I was in.
So I decided to jump right in, even though I had absolutely no experience, strategy or plan of any kind. I just knew I needed a change in my life, and fast.
I started researching and reading forums and affiliate marketing blogs, in what little spare time I had. I thought to myself: "How hard could getting people to click an affiliate link be?" Turns out, it's pretty damn hard, if you don't know what you're doing.
I was quickly overwhelmed by the sheer amount of stuff available online that was related to affiliate marketing. It took me a while to figure out that most of that information you can get for free out there is either outdated, incomplete, or simply inaccurate.
I even tried learning from one of those internet 'gurus', thinking they actually knew what they were talking about, since they were doing this for a living.
Long story short, it turned out most of them were self-proclaimed 'experts' who actually made money by scamming people without teaching them a single thing.
At that point, I lost nearly all my money and plunged even further into debt. I thought about throwing in the towel more than once, but I just couldn't make peace with the fact that I'd have to live out the rest of my life struggling to make it through day by day.
There was no going back at this point, and I knew that there was only one thing left to do now…