Today May 4th 2016, sitting here in Toronto, Ontario Canada (Yup Canadian Here!) – and I just decided to quit my fulltime job of 8 years to grow my affiliate marketing business! Here is my story…

Like many of you affiliate marketers I was trying to make 2 income streams, one from a full time job and one from my “side business”. Using what I learned in college to make some extra “play money” sounded like a great idea – who ever knew it would be what it is today! In the beginning, I was just running AdSense on my sites (had about 65), which in total was paying me $50-80 a day for a few years after working on getting traffic. In addition to Adsense I was doing web design on the side (since I was a web designer at the time). But as time passed, I started promoting more offers like ClickBank products, lead gen, and pay per call offers especially! I was really trying to grow my affiliating marketing experience and income. Since SEO was easier back then, I didn’t do any paid ads – so life was good, balancing my affiliate marketing with my day job and I wasn’t married at the time (so that helped). But over the last 8 years many things changed – let me explain.

My fulltime job was a job of passion – well so I thought. Throughout my working career of 12+ years in the field of online marketing at various companies, I gained experience in building websites, to understanding consumer behavior, to media buying, to building graphics and banners, to conversion and click tracking, to building digital and social media strategies and tactics for large corporate brands and ma ...

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