After graduating college, I was about $30,000 in debt, but I didn’t care. I was a college grad! I’m going to go out there and get paid a ton of money! So, why not buy a brand new car, too! Credit card debt? Who cares! I have a bachelors degree!
You can see where this is going.
Within the first year of graduating college, I was over $50,000 in debt and that doesn’t even include my credit cards! Ouch!
Not only did I hate my new “cushy” office job as an Account Manager (aka: glorified telemarketer), but I wasn’t making very much money. Then, 18 months later, I got laid off.
Leaving The Office Life Forever
So here I was, in my 20’s, over $50,000 in debt, recently laid off, hating the office life, and no money to even pay the $400 in rent I was paying to my best friend. The post-college life was not what I had expected.
I decided to do something drastic. Instead of taking another crappy “degree required” job that I knew I would hate, I followed my passion. One of my greatest passions has always been driving and traveling. Since I was a single guy without a family, now would be the perfect time to try out my secret dream job – becoming a long-haul truck driver.
Yes, a recent college grad with 10’s of thousands of dollars worth of debt decided to become a trucker. And guess what? I love it!
But it wasn’t perfect.
The Truck Driving Career Trap
As a long-haul trucker, I was working a rotating schedule, putting in about 70 to 80 hours per week, and was home maybe 3 or 4 days per month if I was lucky. How in the heck was I supposed to apply for other jobs living in that type of a situation? I felt trapped.
To make matters worse, my health was starting to take a toll. Truck driving simply is not a healthy lifestyle. I was always tired, the job was dangerous, and the places I would visit were almost always industrial parks and places travelers don’t typically go to. Something had to change.
The Affiliate Marketing Light Bulb Turned On
At the time, I was blogging for a website called TruckingTruth.com. I was doing it for free as a way to keep a journal and show my friends and family what I was up to. I had no clue how to build a website, but I would submit an article and the owner of the site would put it up live on his site. I thought it would be super helpful for people following my footsteps to learn from my experiences.
Then, one day, I found out the owner of that site was making a full-time living from it.
Say what?!? I didn’t know that was even possible!
That changed my entire outlook on life. I knew nothing about how to develop a website and at that point and I had never actually even heard of starting an affiliate marketing company or “display advertising”. I just knew it was possible to make a full time living online running a website from anywhere in the world on my own schedule. I had to have that life and nothing was going to stop me. The more I researched, the more I wanted it.
How I Got Started With My Affiliate Marketing Company
I knew I needed to develop a website, but I didn’t know how. That’s when I began searching for online affiliate training programs and was fortunate enough to find a service called Wealthy Affiliate. Not only did they promise to teach me how to develop a website without any computer code knowledge, but they also promised to show me how to develop a legitimate money-making business. It wasn’t a “get rich quick” strategy. In fact, they preached the opposite. That’s how I knew it would work.
While working on my affiliate marketing company part-time with nothing but a laptop and a wireless internet card, in less than 1 year I was able to quit my full-time job and focus on making even more money online.
My Affiliate Marketing Lifestyle Today
These days, I travel around in style. I go where I want and when I want. Just me an my dog – perfect freedom. We cruise around the country in a 31ft travel trailer and I only stay places as long as I feel like. As long as I have an internet connection, I can “work” from wherever I want (and the internet is just about everywhere now). The entire winter I spent down in Arizona and now that it’s summer, I’ve decided to spend more time up in the Rocky Mountains.
The affiliate marketing lifestyle really is a dream life.
My Passion Is Now Teaching Others
Now that I’ve been a full-time affiliate marketer for several years, I feel I can adequately teach others how to do the same. I can’t teach you how to get rich quick without putting in any effort, but I CAN help you formulate a legitimate affiliate marketing business plan and show you step-by-step video instructions on how to develop up your own website that can make you residual income for years.
Check out this affiliate marketing e-course and let me show you how to live a life of pure freedom by living the affiliate marketing lifestyle. Thousands of people are already living this way and so can you. Allow me to help get you started. The course is totally free and as long as you’re willing to put in at least 1hr per day, I can just about guarantee this will work for you.