You can take diverse paths to earn revenue online in an honest and legit way. These paths may include drop-shipping, direct sales, affiliate marketing, among others. There is nothing better for us, when starting a business online, than to know it’s honest and it’s legit. That through all our effort, we’ll be helping others and also we’ll be building a business. But, I’d like to pause here… On the very first paragraph of this post, I want to emphasize a point: If you’re going to be upright in your business, it won’t be an overnight journey to success.
Let’s reason together. If somebody comes up to you right now and offers you overnight riches, would you accept the deal? Won’t your alarms start to ring and your inner voice begin to say “Hold on, there seem to be something strange here”. In the world online, as it has happened for so many years offline, the only way to build a sustainable business is working hard!
What is affiliate marketing about?
Among the different paths you can take, affiliate marketing is one of the most convenient. What is affiliate marketing about? We’ll enter into details shortly but for now we can state that it’s the business of helping others. It’s fulfilling. And you can literally pick anything to be your business because whatever you choose, there will always be people online searching for help in that which you choose.
But a few years ago I had no idea about affiliate marketing. I’d like to share with you my journey from the very moment I decided to start searching opportunities to make a living online. If you’re going through this stage, you’ll find my story useful.
My story finding affiliate marketing
I’m just a normal person that heard you could build a business online. I had no idea were to start. I just googled and started reading.
You’ve probably seen some trying to promote a way to earn money online flashing suitcases full of cash, limos and an extravagant life. There is nothing farther away from real life that that. They are just trying to sell you a dream.
Here I’ll share my humble story. I won’t be inflating the results and I won’t minimize the effort.
It has been a great pleasure for me recalling these events. I hope you enjoy reading this journey as much as I have putting it together.
But finding this training platform is by no means the end of the story. In fact, it’s just the beginning. Here is where all the struggles to set up a recurrent income online really begun, LOL.
I must admit, when I found this platform, I was excited. This was a completely new thing for me. I was overwhelmed. I tried to learn as much as I could and went through the training paying attention to the videos and carefully reading everything inside the program.
I didn’t know how to code (nor do I now) and I never imagined I could launch a website and help people with their purchasing decisions.
Now, being perfectly honest, that excitement only lasted around three months. Don’t get me wrong. I’m still excited even up to this very day. I still think how cool is to manage sites and work from anywhere in the world. But that initial, overwhelming excitement certainly goes away once you realize this takes work to make it work!
Please stay tuned and continue reading about the challenges that began to arise. As I stated at the opening of this post, I’ll in no way diminish the struggles.
To continue reading chapter 2 of this series, click on the invitation below!