I have been deeply interested and passionate about affiliate marketing ever since I first learned about it. My name is Dominic and I would say I have reached a level of proficiency in this business which I love and I now want to communicate to others.
I was someone who could never feel fulfilled, happy or satisfied in my day job and I still remember the sheer excitement I experienced when I earned my first commission online. I then knew that this was no longer just a dream, that this was really something I could do. It was possible and I had taken action and made it happen.
My Story in a Nutshell
Being Always a man of creative ideas and big dreams, I liked to make things from scratch, write and tell stories, paint miniature models to a high standard of perfection. I loved improving my skills when it came to things I cared about. I never really liked school but still managed to pass most of my tests despite my negligent habits and my preoccupation with fun and games. Even to the very end of my school education, I never really made an effort to put my heart into it or consider how taking it more seriously would affect my future.
However, I did enjoy collage which I attended for a one-year course in Business Administration Skills. It was basically business through computers and I was already fairly handy with computers and had made two blogs and a YouTube channel which I was really quite pleased with. My channel was on men’s fashion and aftershave reviews! This became a pretty cool talking point at college.
I passed all the 8 modules with Distinctions except for one, Bookkeeping, for which I got a Merit and even this was due to our teacher frequently having to be absent and the college were slow to replace her.
I Learned About Affiliate Marketing and Fell in Love with it.
It was while I was doing further job hunting that I stumbled across an email from something I must have applied for. It was a work from home job. But it was boring. It was data entry. However, it got me thinking about the idea of making money online and I began my research. As I learned I got more and more excited about the idea of simply working for myself as an online entrepreneur. Because I loved it and applied myself to it, I kept going and I started taking action with affiliate marketing. The simple, though not easy process of promoting other people’s products and earning commissions seemed like it could turn into a dream come true for me.
But Oh, the trouble and frustration I ran into! The confusion I experienced when I tried to make my dream work! The scams I fell for! The money I lost and the depression that began to set in became for me just as tough, if not even tougher to deal with than working for that dreaded Call Centre, or endlessly stocking shelves, cleaning warehouse drains and scrubbing the isles of that strenuous, repetitive Supermarket job. I was still applying for work as a necessary means to keep my welfare payment coming in. But I kept trying and trying to do what so many other happy and enthusiastic affiliate marketers were doing. If only I could start having a little success. I knew affiliate marketing was what I wanted to do and I was going to persist in my quest until the money started coming in.
I Finally Started Making Sales Online
Months and months were going by but without any success; no practical achievements, no sales. Besides the knowledge I had gained, I had nothing to show for it but failure and lost money.
But the day finally came when I woke up to an online commission! The sheer euphoria of it and the increased drive to keep going, to keep scaling up was now in full swing for me. I kept putting effort in and kept learning, improving and building on my acquired experience. The art of creating and maintaining an online business through blogging is what I specalise in, but I also know of and use many other methods of affiliate marketing.
Why I Created Affiliate Knowledge Base
After I began to experience for myself the benefits of affiliate marketing, I thought it would be a good thing to help other people looking for the same thing and I didn’t want them to fall victim to scams. I wanted a business that was fulfilling, ethical; something that really helped people.
What I wanted to do was use my learning and experience to reach out to others in order to help them to succeed. I’ve been where they are, I can warn them against so many mistakes and assist them to learn the easy way instead of the hard way, or if they are already in a bad place, I can come to their aid. Since I know so much about what works and how to turn knowledge into money, I can also help those who are aspiring or who already are affiliate marketers and have reached a level of proficiency. These considerations have led me to create this site, Affiliate Knowledge Base.
My Goal With Affiliate Knowledge Base
I am going to use this site to provide anyone interested in the prospect of making money online, with information, walk-throughs, explanations and general guidance towards creating their own successful online business.
There are so many ways to be misinformed, to make mistakes and to end up with affiliate programs that do not deliver what they promise. I am here to help readers avoid these traps and take the right steps towards online success.
Affiliate Marketing is actually a wonderful concept, nevertheless, it does get a bit of a bad rap and to some degree, one could argue that this is deserved since there are no shortage of lazy marketers, unethical marketers and marketers who simply promote any old thing for the sake of the money. But I will show future and current affiliate marketers how to separate the good from the bad and how to go about this the proper way; a way which you can enjoy and feel proud of.
I will teach everything from website creation and development, website design and marketing, traffic generation, running targeted ads, as well as providing affiliate marketing related product and service reviews, and a whole host of other things.
I hope you will join me and leave me your questions and comments. Thank you for stopping by and for reading my story. Just a little hard work and determination, you too can experience the same success.
Let’s get you started on a wonderful online journey!