28 Dec 09 11:57 pm
New Kid on the (Affiliate) Block
My name is Russell and I just joined this site Christmas Day. I live in the US and have spent a lot of time looking for a way to raise money to find a few dreams of mine. I never figured I'd actually ever be in a position to even think I could make enough money to do those things AND quit my J.O.B.
Right now, I work for a major bottling company as a merchandiser/stock guy and the stress of this day to day (literally... I work 7 days a week, 4 hours a day on average) job is starting to take its toll on my. We go on sale with our products and people swarm in like locusts and buy anything not nailed down. You wouldn't expect that for a Midwestern city like Sioux Falls, SD. But, there it is. Just loads of people and I'm such an anal person, I want my aisle to be full and presentable before I go. They dismantle that aisle in no time flat.
So, I set up these videos on YouTube -
One of which is one asking people to send me $1 to help raise funding to buy (1) a new Mac Pro, (2) a new Sony EX1r HD camcorder (for the film making projects I've been working on), and (3) enough money to be able to get my teeth fixed. I need a lot of work done but can't afford to do it in the States so I can get about $10,000 -12,000 for work to be done in Tijuana, MX.
So far, I've gotten one... stinkin'... dollar. That's it. And it's in my Paypal account but I need to open a checking account of my own as I share one with my wife and she already is using the acct. on her own Paypal. I felt so desperate. So, I went online and looked up ways to make money from the Internet, one way being seeking sponsors. No dice. As it turned out, I rediscovered affiliate marketing and I guess, as they say, the rest is history. My wife investigated it about 13 years ago and couldn't do anything with it so I'm going to take a stab at it... alone.
I haven't really jumped in and started anything yet as I've been really skeptical and leery of how it works. Maybe it's not knowing how to handle success if it ever came or not knowing how to handle the happy life I know this field of work can bring. Sure, the dollar signs look great and I hope for a lot of them but, I've been working a $#!%&# job for 6 years. I barely make $10.50 an hour for 29 hours of work a week. I bring in $1000 a month and it's barely enough to do anything. My wife works a 40 hour a week job that's stressing her out to no end. I'm tired of having to do the saaaaaame, borrrrring, teeeeeedious job eveeeeeery siiiiiiingle day with little more than a paycheck to look forward to... even if it's a joke of one.
I hope, as I move forward as a successful affiliate, that I can find a way to supplement my income as I also get more involved with my screenwriting efforts. One hand feeds the other, you know. :) I know I can do well here and across the many streams of financial success affiliate marketing has.
I'm not sure how I found this site but I'm sure I'll be glad that I did. My biggest problem is motivation. Not sure I do but I think I might have ADD as I'm easily distracted by other things and can't stay focused. You'd think that a really crappy job would be the biggest kick in the arse to get one to want to make a change and a difference in heir lives. So, tomorrow, I plan on getting on my computer, turning off my phone (or at least turning the volume down) and getting to work on this site and its lessons.
I first got back into this when I found that Chris Carpenter of Google Cash fame was giving his ebook away for free. I got it and looked it over but soon found out it isn't as big of a money maker as his new Goggle Cash Detective. And then there's Big Ticket, a.k.a. 2 Wealth-2 Freedom. Bleh! They want a bajillion dollars to join up... or so it seemed.
Anyway, I hate my job and I really hope this site can jump start me into a much better work environment... my home. Greetings to you, Mr. Ling. I know this is going to be a beautiful relationship. Now, where do I go from here? :D[url][/url]