Why I started Affiliate Marketing.

Thanks for coming this far with me and wanting to learn more about how I am turning my passion into money online! If you are interested then you have come to the right place and I’m going to share my experiences with you right here!

Be warned, this is not a get rich quick scheme! This is a platform where you can learn how to build a succesful online business. It isn’t a BS scam that just wants your money and then gives you nothing back. This is the reason why I started Affiliate Marketing. This, my friends, is the real deal!!

How I started.

It was 2019 and I was at the end of my tether with my job. I had been working in retail for 19 years at this point with 15 years in management. If you work in retail then you know the pain! Low pay, high expectations, rude customers and crappy hours. To top it off you have to work on Boxing Day because of the sales!!

I know, there’s lots of careers/jobs that have to work over the Christmas period. Nurses, Doctors, Police etc.. but they are essential services. Buying a cheap t-shirt or half price sofa is not an emergency!!

Anyway, I had an operation to fix a hernia and I was off work for a week. During that week I couldn’t do much around the house so I started looking for jobs that I could do from home. I then got sidetracked as my Appendix nearly burst so had to have that removed!

When I got home from that I had a bit longer off work so I ramped up my research. I came across loads of Make Money Online programs but, the majority of those wanted to hook you in with a free book or trial and then really go to town. To be a part of the program you had to pay $xxx amount. To be able to progress and make yourself more money then you had to upgrade for $xxxx amount and it kept going up and up!

And then I found the answer

After searching for days and seriously considering giving up, I found something that looked very interesting. I had seen it before but had only briefly scanned through the article. This time I really looked into it and it was so different from anything else I had seen before. It was Wealthy Affiliate.

This wasn’t your usual Get Rich Quick scam, oh no! This was a platform that provided real training for people so they could go out and build their own online business. The training delves into loads of aspects of Affiliate Marketing. It shows you how to build a website, how to get traffic to said website, how to leverage social media and much, much more.

What really appealed to me was the free trial. You could have a look around, do some of the training, speak to some of the experts and get a really good feel for what it was all about. After 2 days I bought the Premium membership and I haven’t looked back since!

So, what is Wealthy Affiliate?

Wealthy Affiliate is a learning platform that gives you the tools to create your own online business. It won’t do it for you and there’s no magic ‘click a button’ to make quick money! That is not what Wealthy Affiliate is all about.

The whole purpose of this platform is to educate you on how to build a website, learn what affiliate marketing is and get you started on your journey. There is the Online Entrepenuer Certification, 50 lessons that walk you through the process of creating and growing an online business.

WA teaches you about niches, keywords, SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) and literally everything you need to get going. Then there is the Affiliate Bootcamp. This really expands your knowledge in the niche of affiliate Marketing and gives you a further 70 lessons. You can check out my Wealthy Affiliate Review here to find out more about the programme and the amazing community within.

Where am I now?

Well, I’m still working (remember, it’s not a get rich quick scheme!) mainly because I have been focusing too much on my passion niche. That is The Bearded Brit and I have been working on this for 2 years. It is now bringing me in a small amount of money each month thanks to using various different affiliate programs.

I did start off by earning money being an affiliate for beard companies. Although I did alright with that but it was only a stop gap. I am earning more through various affiliate links throughout my website and by using Google Adsense. Not only that but I have also started several other websites in different niches.

The idea is to get multiple streams of income coming in so I can quit my retail job and work online full time! The goal is to retire (from my current job) by the time I am 50. That’s just over 3 years. I’m on schedule for that but still need to work hard to get to where I want to be.

It is definitely harder when you have a full time job, kids, dogs etc. but, if you continue to work hard, follow the training and keep your focus on your business then you can succeed much quicker. Remember, it is not a get rich quick scheme. It’s a learning platform that gives you the tools to succeed without scamming you out of thousands of pounds!

Are you interested?

If you think this is the right thing for you then fantastic. You have made an excellent choice and I can’t wait to see you on the inside of Wealthy Affiliate. To get there you can click the banner below and open your world to brand new possibilities!

If you do join I will be there to guide and support you every step of the way. Not only that but if you become a premium member you will get so much more.

I hope to see you soon,

your friend





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