How it all began!
In a far off galaxy ………
many aeons ago ………….
No, not really….
It began with my adult daughter telling me I should be an “influencer“.
An Influencer: a person able to influence potential buyers of a product or service by promoting or recommending the items on social media.
I was none the wiser. Her information? You just do some tweets and get paid if people buy whatever you are advertising! Sounds easy, I can do that. But was it? No of course not!
The next step!
But as time went on and I researched, looked at different companies and joined one. I had to set up an account, then set up a page to attract customers. I had no idea what I was doing. Couldn’t find anything to walk me through the process either. Everywhere I went on the internet pop ups from their app would appear for me to tweet. Yes, I tweeted those tweets for them in the hope of gaining something, even encouragement would have been nice. After a few weeks I stopped tweeting them.
After 3 months of nothing, I emailed them to inquire about next or further steps. Was I surprised when I didn’t get any response? A bit but I tried again, still nothing. So I deleted my account and the app and that was it.
I might have reached a dead end but at least all I had wasted was time and effort, not cash.
I had no intention of giving up just because one
avenue was a dead end.
I intended to buckle up and get right
back on the horse.
This had become a quest for knowledge. There had to be honest companies, after all a lot of people were already doing this and working online.
I wanted to find the holy grail of my particular quest. A real company with a way of working to earn money and didn’t con people to earn that wage.
It couldn’t be that hard, could it?
The information was out there somewhere, I just had to find it.
I started finding references to affiliate marketing and compared it with being an “Influencer”. They didn`t seem that different to me, plus being an affiliate marketer seemed as though it was more of a job to do and earn from.
I had no idea what it entailed but how hard could it be? I had started watching loads of videos that touted the amazing lifestyle that came with working a couple of hours a week.
I spent months researching for information on affiliate marketing. I wanted to learn but everything I came across offered the world for payment but had no substance.
I was starting to get very disillusioned by it all.
Then I started reading blogs on the subject. Once I started I found loads of them about various companies. Some were touting a particular “system” of their own. Others did comparisons to show you what was out there. Many others were writing about ones that were scams. If you have been seriously looking for information you will have come across lot’s of these too I expect.
There were constant choices did I go in that direction or this, take that path or the other one. I kept reaching a crossroad. Several directions with no clear idea which way