Most of my working life has been in the high-tech manufacturing industry. I’ve been a production operator for companies such as HP, Celestica and Avago.
I’ve also worked for six years as a technical help desk support agent at IBM for federal, state and local wildland firefighting agencies.
And for something completely different, while in the throes of a midlife crisis, I even tried OTR truck driving. Needless to say, THAT didn’t last long.
While I’ve liked some of my jobs more than others over the years, I never really liked the fact that I was essentially just another cog in the wheels of industry, grinding away until I’m finally so worn down that I’m replaced by a younger cog… or by automation.
Working for “The Man” in one dead end job after another.
I finally decided that I was tired of wasting my working years in achieving somebody ELSE’s dream! So, I started looking for ways to start my own business in which I could work on MY terms.
I wanted to be able to take a day or a week or a month off without begging for a supervisor’s permission. The business of my dreams had to be able to hum along on its own when I decided to take a vacation.
I have a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, focused mainly in programming. So I know how to build a website like nobody’s business. (Sorry, bad pun.) But I had no idea how to monetize it.
I scoured the internet for ideas. I made several bad choices where I fell for scams and ended up throwing wads of money at expensive mistakes.
Then I stumbled upon the concept of affiliate marketing.
After doing some research on how affiliate marketing works, I discovered Wealthy Affiliate training program. It changed my life forever!
For the details of what WA has done for me (and can do for you), you’ll have to read this article. You won’t regret it!