My name is Brenton I am 24 years old and I just signed up with STM today. I have researched affiliate marketing for about 3 years on and off and got stuck in the "analysis paralysis" stage.
I recently attended ASE 13 after winning a "pay it forward scholarship." It really opened my eyes to how REAL this industry is and definitely gave me motivation to jump back in.
I am currently working full-time at a credit union here in Florida M-F from 8-5 for 14 bucks an hour. My girlfriend and I have a beautiful daughter that is 6 months old.
My goal here is to give it all I got with hopes that I will one day hit a point where I feel confident leaving my job and turning IM into my full-time career. From what I can tell there are a lot of people like me and only about 1/10 of them make it in this industry and the ones that succeed are the ones that stick to it and don’t stop till they reach their goals. I am here for the long haul.
My starting capital seems to be adequate at $2,500. (I have more, but my girlfriend won’t allow me to spend more than that without showing here some returns ; ] )
I was referred here by quite a few people at ASE 13 and debated on STM or IMGRIND. Needless to say, I went with you guys and I am excited to be here.
If anyone has survival/success advice for me; I would definitely appreciate it.
@caurmen on of the first things I did was read your "2013 Getting Started Guide: INTRODUCTION AND INDEX " and I have to say it is amazing. I have never seen such a organized step by step guide simplifying the start up process. Thank you.
Anyways, thats my painful introduction and I hope to be talking with you all soon.
P.S. I have a blog that will be documenting my journey if anyone wants to check it out www.bigaffdreams.com
Hey man great story.. just took a look at your blog. ASE is a nice introduction into the industry
Yeah it’s true.. being a business owner/entrepreneur has it’s risks, but it definitely has it’s rewards.
I recently just came back into affiliate marketing after 2 years of failed projects. Maybe my story can give you some perspective and some motivation:
I have a membership to IMGrind too, but I like this community better.
Welcome to the forums!
Hey Jasper I just read your post about the adult dating! I think I am going to set my sights there as well.
Also, thank you for your feedback on the IMGrind forum. I was wondering if I made the right decision.
Thanks! That’s really nice to hear – glad it’s paying off for people.
I’ll definitely check out your blog.
And if you have any questions that you can’t find answers to, or resources that you think we could do with – please do let me know and I’ll do my best to help.
Welcome to STM!
welcome to the forums
It is nice to see another Floridian in here. I am over in Orlando. Best of luck with everything I am sure you going to do well.
Hey, yeah I go to Orlando occasionally as well. Are you new to aff marketing?
You’ve got the startings of a decent blog going on over there. I would have attended ASE from the same viewpoint as you – an interested and eager semi-noob hoping to take a peek inside the curtains to see how things really work with the hope of being invited in.
Let us know how it worked out for you and what you learned.
Good luck in this part of your journey.
down in hollywood/ft laud.
Welcome on STM man!