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About David

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Hi there and welcome to my Affiliate Wonders website. Affiliate Marketing has been a hobby and a passion of mine for a while now.

Over the years I have purchased numerous products to improve my skill sets as well as my affiliate marketing expertise. I have purchased products in the affiliate marketing world, in the self improvement world and in the business world as these are all closely connected.

I am pursuing affiliate marketing as affiliate marketing has a number of wonders for me, hence the name of my website, AffiliateWonders.com which I managed to obtain a while back.

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Anyway, there are many different strategies in affiliate marketing. There are also many people saying that their way is the best way to make money. In order to learn about their ways you have to spend money and time learning about them. Some are good and others not. I have gone down some “false roads” down through the years.

Why Affiliate Marketing is for me?

I have spent time learning about WordPress and have used a number of different WordPress themes down through the years. I have also used a number of different WordPress plugins, so I have practical WordPress knowledge and expertise.

I have also learned about keyword research, done keyword research and wrote articles targeting those keywords to allow the search engines to include my content in search results so that those searchers find my content and take me up on my recommendations.

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I have sold products and services using this approach and know first hand that it works. There is nothing more exciting to get emails from an affiliate network that you are partnering with that says “you make a sale”. Those are great emails to get.

I now want to take this “up a gear”. To this end, I have accepted a challenge which is going to take about 15 months to complete. The challenge is about learning and doing affiliate marketing in a structured way within I hope reasonable time constraints.

This challenge has been developed by a person with many years experience in the affiliate marketing world who is also a great communicator. I have been interacting with him on various occasions since January 2015 so know him well enough to take up this challenge.

keeping david focussed

This challenge is to help keep me focussed on what really needs to be done rather than doing the things I like to do. I come from a computing background and so love the WordPress related activities associated with my online business to the detriment of the rest of my online business.

This is where I am hoping that the challenge will help. It will help to keep me focussed on what “needs to be done” rather than the things I love doing. It is only about 10 days in and I am already seeing that it is helping my focus no end.

The idea is that I do specific affiliate marketing tasks in order to do affiliate marketing properly. Not necessary one, two, three and so on type of thing. More like learn/revise some theory and then do tasks that build my affiliate marketing business straight away using that practical knowledge.

That challenge is about 10 days old so I know how good it is for me in about 15 months, although I am expecting meaningful results or hints of meaningful results way before that.

Now I want to start to give back

david giving back

Over time I have learned about WordPress, WordPress themes, WordPress plugins and keyword research. I also learned and practiced some practical ways to do keyword research, written articles, learned and practiced practical SEO techniques. These along with other affiliate marketing activities help me improve my affiliate marketing abilities. And my affiliate marketing capabilities.

Now I want to offer you some understanding into these affiliate marketing activities as well as provide you with real practical ways that real affiliate marketers are doing these days.

A Little Story About My Affiliate Marketing Life

I joined an affiliate marketing platform back in 2015 when I was doing other things. At that time I did not have the time to give it as much time as I would have liked, however I kept my subscription active and kept my interest in affiliate marketing active.

david showing the wealthy affiliate dashboard

I also did some of the affiliate marketing training that they provide as well as creating a few WordPress based sites. This means that I am now extremely comfortable with creating WordPress based sites. You will too if you follow this training.

Part of that affiliate marketing platform is access to some great affiliate marketing training online and also to some great affiliate marketing tools.

Over the time of my membership I have seen this affiliate marketing platform increase their offerings thereby making premium membership of this affiliate marketing platform even more valuable and even more useful to aspiring affiliate marketers as well as experienced affiliate marketers.

Prior to joining that affiliate marketing platform I had over my life always had an interest in having my own business. So much so, back about 35 years ago I actually set up a mail order business before going to college.

david and mail order

I learned a lot during those mail order days however I was not earning enough at the time so had to drop the mail order business. I did a 2 year full time computer programming course which I totally enjoyed from day 1. I loved that computer programming course.

So much so that in my first year in that course I was awarded the best student in the department of science and computer science award. Awesome or what?

david computer programmer

After completing that course I obtained a job as a trainee computer programmer and progressed fairly quickly in that career. I enjoyed that career path for over 25 years and loved it. That career path meant that I did not have much time for my other interests which I put on the back boiler.

For me there was always something missing and that is the “free as a bird feeling” that is associated with mail order and also as it turns out with affiliate marketing. I have a collection of self improvement books and business related books as that nudge never truly left me. Thank goodness.

Now I have some time to actually do the affiliate marketing thing and I am grabbing this with both hands when time actually allows me to. I am loving it. Now I need to focus my affiliate marketing time on the really important tasks and not be too concerned about the unimportant tasks.

What’s Next?

david says do it now

Well for me this is to enjoy doing the 15 month challenge in building up my affiliate marketing businesses which I am totally looking forward to. I know that I can do it, it is basically a matter of keeping myself focussed on the important things.

I have already pushed through various challenges in building up my online business. I know that I can push through whatever more challenges are required in building up my online business. It takes focussed time and focussed effort to build up an online business. If anyone else says otherwise be sure to ask them for the proof without you parting with money to view that proof. 🙂

My Mission With AffiliateWonders.com

david and planning

I want to make you aware that there are a lot of wonders associated with affiliate marketing, this is the result of a lot of hard focussed work. Building up an online business using affiliate marketing as your vehicle is a great idea however you do need to be aware that it is not necessary the easiest or the fastest way to make money, especially in the beginning when you are learning about affiliate marketing. To learn about affiliate marketing you do need proper affiliate marketing education and proper affiliate marketing training in order to increase the odds of success for you. I wrote a brief article called How To Start With Affiliate Marketing The Proper Way. You should know that in that article, there is a link to a much more detailed article.

Over time I will be writing articles here that will interest aspiring affiliate marketers as well as experienced affiliate marketers.

There is a lot of false information out there and a lot of people have got unbelievable expectations of what can be achieved in affiliate marketing in a short time period with little or no real work.

As far as I am concerned it is going to take you focussed time and focussed effort in order to build your online business as an affiliate marketers. I am reminded of a famous saying “Rome was not built in a day”.

Join your journey with me. Follow me. Ask me for help. Offer your own opinions.

Thanks for stopping by AffiliateWonders.com and listening to my story.

Your story can be just as incredible and exciting with a little hard focussed work and focussed dedication.

Let’s make the Affiliate Wonders happen,

David

AffiliateWonders.com

4 thoughts on “About David”

  1. David thank you for sharing your affiliate marketing experience.  I agree with you wholeheartedly on building a business.  It needs work and consistency and unfortunately too many programs promise the world for little effort and this raises peoples expectations.  I am just starting this journey seriously myself.  I have watched affiliate marketing from the sidelines for many years and after a serious health scare decided that it was my time to give it a go.  I would love to go on this challenge with you so will be reading all your articles as you progress.  What advice would you give me as a newbie just starting out?  I have a niche that I am passionate about but that’s about it.

    • Hi Liz,

      Yes, it does take an amount of focussed effort and time to build a business. Too many people give the impression that it can be done quickly which is not true. As you have had a series health scare I would suggest that looking after your health is your overall concern and do not overstretch yourself in the coming days, weeks, months and years.

      As you are just starting out, I recommend that you read my How To Start With Affiliate Marketing, the Proper Way article. Having a niche that you are passionate about is great as that gives you something to talk about. This also allows you to make product recommendations based on your experience and expertise of your niche that you are passionate about. 

      Let’s make the affiliate wonders happen,

      David

  2. Very well put! It does make sense to want to give back after learning so much and reaping the rewards. I love affiliate marketing, and as far as I’m concerned, it’s probably the best direction for someone to go in who wants to start a home-based business. I think with the emergence of automation and AI, there will be lots of people out there looking for different types of career and financial opportunities in the coming years. Your site is well-positioned to be able to help aspiring affiliate marketers get started on the right foot and avoid the many different scam artists out there that seek to take advantage of their needs for the wrong reasons. Best of luck to you and thanks for sharing!

    • Hi Mark,

      Thanks for confirming that as far as you are concerned, affiliate marketing is probably the best direction for someone who wants a home-based business. I agree. With automation, AI and “normal” shifts in job patterns, there are going to be loads of opportunities for people looking for different career options. Affiliate marketing is a great option for a number of these people and I hope that these people learn affiliate marketing from ethnical sources and do not get scammed in their search to improve their lives.

      All the best Mark,

      David

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