How Did I End Up With Affiliate Marketing?

How Did I End Up With Affiliate Marketing?

Hey everyone, Today I am going to let you know how I ended up with Affiliate Marketing.  But I felt that some of you might be in the same situation I was in and still am in.  Being broke is not fun but scams are out there and sorry been there done that to many times.

How Did I Decide Affiliate Marketing

Years ago when I broke down and decided to purchase a computer for home; I thought other people make money from working online why don’t I see if I cannot do the same.

I started to check out all the offers available and found that people were doing affiliate marketing and making a very nice income from it.

But knowing nothing about affiliate marketing I ended up with probably close to ten free websites all with my name on them that these companies set up for me to promote their products. Nice, I now have ten websites to make money with right?

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Wrong, although these companies that I signed up with issued me a free website it was doing nothing but sitting there I did not make a single penny. “Why?” you asked; because even though I had these websites no one was ever going to see them.

You can sign up for as many of these free affiliate websites as you want, but if you want to make any money from them they have to be on the internet for people to find them. I did not know this at the time and even if I could pull them up and look at them who else is going to find them????

What These Free Websites Mean

These free affiliate websites are great if you have a way to promote them and in order for you to do this, you need an online business of your own. In other words: you must have your own website on your own domain with your own hosting on the internet in order to get the traffic you need to get people to visit your free website and purchase these products.

Alright, now we are getting somewhere right? But how many of you have all this already in place to promote all these free websites that you now have? I sure did not and had no clue how to even set up my very own website.

But not only that all of these things cost money and that was something I did not have to spare. Agreed you have a job and get a paycheck but do you have the extra money it is going to cost to do all of this?

I know there are many places on the internet today that offer free website building but they offer you no training on how to set up a website, and this is only if you purchase your domain from them. Cost on these vary and on top of the purchase of your domain you then have the hosting to pay for and exactly how good is the hosting; do you even know how to go about checking if a hosting by whoever you are using is a good one?

So What To Do?

I talked to other people and they thought I was crazy for even trying to do anything with an online business so I gave it up and did nothing for years. Except for pay for a lot of push button get-rich-quick scams that are advertised everywhere. I tried so many I could not even begin to tell you what all was in the stack of discarded garbage I had collected over the years.

I tried the real estate stuff too only to find out that this takes much more money and time which of course I did not have. I tried the MLM and had no clue what to do with any of them either.

Then came the day that I was left alone, the kids were grown and gone, and my husband passed away. I had nothing but time and more time on my hands so I started to look into the affiliate marketing again to give me something to do with my time.

Lesson Learned

Now that I have taken so much time in looking around I found one place that I could actually learn what I should have done years ago. This did not happen overnight I spent hours researching and accidentally opened a website for Wealthy Affiliates having no idea what I was going to find.

I read through the information and found what they said was join FREE for seven days? Right, I know better nothing on the internet to date I have found is FREE and I felt this is just another scam.

I am on a fixed income with nothing to spare and to find anything that says FREE after all the money I had spent in the past for all the schemes out there you can see why I am very skeptical here.

Well I decide to hit the button anyway and fill in my information, and an actual website opens up I am like no way seriously? FREE no money is this possible? So I take my time and start going through the website it has a Dashboard, Training, Websites, Live Events, Research, Live Chat, and a Help Center all listed under your profile. OK so let’s go check out the training. . . .

I go to the Training button and there is real training stuff there:

Online Entrepreneur Certification 5 courses 50 lessons

The Online Entrepreneur Certification (OEC) training is a 5 phase (50 lessons) series of courses walking you through the process of creating and growing a business within absolutely ANY niche that you want.

Getting Started Level 1
Building Your Own Traffic Producing Website Level 2
Making Money! Level 3
Mastering Social Engagement Level 4
Achieving Maximum Success Through Content Creation Level 5

Your free membership only comes with the first 10 lessons in Level one of each of the sections but this is plenty enough to build a website and get it on the internet.

Now I actually found a place to teach me exactly what I needed to know to become successful in an online business and I did not spend anything at all. WOW!


Now I could keep going on and on here about the training and everything else that goes along with this website that I seriously accidentally found. But would you believe me without going to it and finding out for yourself?

This is not a get-rich-quick scam you must be willing to do each and every lesson to learn what it takes to become a success in this business. You must be willing to work no one is going to do the work for you. But you do have a vast community of people in the business with tons of experience to help you get to where you want to be.

Does it happen overnight? Absolutely not, that is those scam artists out there pushing you to buy their products which do not work. You must work and do more work; you must have patience and even more patience, but one day it will all come together and you will be a success at this.

No one can tell you to make a decision that can change your life you are the only one capable of doing what is right for you but if your interested in starting an online business then Wealthy Affiliates is most definitely the place to start.

Thank you for taking the time to read my post.

You can leave any comments and questions below they are appreciated and will be answered in a timely manner.




2 thoughts on “How Did I End Up With Affiliate Marketing?”

  1. Wow. Your making money online story is so beautiful. After so many years, you finally found the right path. I too have been a victim of so many scams, one would think there’s nothing true to find online, but then life is all about risks yeah?
    A website with free trainings for 7 days? That’s pretty interesting, and worth a try.
    Could you maybe send a link to direct me there straight up?

    • Drian Baker,

      Thank you for the excellent and encouraging words for the program I have described in my web site.  I apologize if I did not include the Link in the post but you can follow this one:  https://www.wealthyaffiliate.c…  

      Please come back anytime I will be adding more to the site with more detailed information.

      Thank you again,

      Susan 🙂


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