Hi, my name is Florence. I started this blog not only to learn how to become an affiliate marketer but also to share about real ways to earn money online. This includes proven marketing strategies & techniques, affordable & effective tools used by marketers around the world and the latest marketing trend to leverage on.
WHO IS FLORENCE KI
I am a dynamic person and believe in continuous learning. Making incremental improvement over time energises my mind and shield me from negativity. Literally I feed on knowledge. To fulfill my desire for more knowledge, I learn affiliate marketing to strengthen my digital marketing competency, get my MBA from Cardiff Metropolitan University to improve my strategic planning skill, make myself a Certified Innovation Master to facilitate SMEs in leading innovation and currently continue my DBA to further gain knowledge on leadership & business value creation. Other than that, I also enjoy enrolling myself in short courses over the weekend to keep me busy. These are all my “knowledge feeding” activities for the past 5 years. Dynamic huh???
Well, I am pretty creative too. I motivated 200,000 people via creation of the video “Creativity Starts from a Belief” that won me the title of “Most Creative Individual 2010”. Oh, I am also a little charitable. I donate frequently to World Vision, National Kidney Foundation, lend money to those in need via Kiva.com and volunteer through Rotary Club.
Of course other than this blog, I occasionally share my thoughts via www.florenceki.com and had authored a 55-pages eBook on “Beginner’s Guide to Blogging Success”.
Having work-life-balance is really what I feel is important. Therefore I always make sure I have sufficient time for my family, friends, work and myself. I’ve travelled to Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia, Hungary, Germany, Poland, Austria, Slovakia, Czech Republic, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Taiwan and South Africa and really enjoy travelling to the max. Oh, the recent country that I visited was Philippine. Occasionally, I cook too!
JOURNEY TO BECOME AFFILIATE MARKETER
I was an entrepreneur in marketing and retail business for 10 years prior joining my current employment. It was very time consuming taking care of the businesses whereby I literally worked seven (7) days a week. With the need to trade for more time so I can take care of my family, I decided to end my businesses and join employment in year 2011. Deep down in my heart, I understand the entrepreneurial spirits in me never die and therefore decided to start my small affiliate marketing business to quench my thirst, of course also to create a second source of income to prepare for my retirement.
Internet marketing was never new to me. I started since year 2007 when I was still an entrepreneur. It was a friend who just started her online journey guided me to create a blog for my business, hosted on blogspot.com. I didn't bother to explore further any money making opportunities and just focused on leveraging online to attract clients to my businesses. The only two tactics I used to get my blog ranked first page on Google were to produce SEO content and list my businesses on online directories. It was pretty easy to rank my blog for years.
I got really interested in affiliate marketing year 2015. Paid so many “marketing gurus” and attended expensive classes to learn how to earn money online – almost $5,000 in a year equivalent to 4 months of my salary back then! No doubt these courses provided me with much insights about affiliate marketing, but after-class support is almost none. The fact that I was supplied with tons of information within few days of each classes overwhelmed me. It really demotivated me and I almost gave up. Of course I didn't managed to make any money.
When I was on the brink to give up learning affiliate marketing, I came across Wealthy Affiliate while searching for tips to earn money online. I subscribed for free, watch “half” of the first video and never really spend time to explore further. After six (6) months, I recall this platform and decided to run through the videos. The free affiliate marketing training are robust, structured but yet not overwhelmed. This hooked me on completely and the rest is history. This is how I became an affiliate marketer.
WA is a community of marketers from different background, culture, countries and professions, coming together with one common objective – that is to earn money online. They are helpful, joyful, dynamic and fast in providing support and guidance. Most people start their affiliate marketing career here by interacting and learning from each other. They apply techniques learned and use marketing tools provided within the platform to build their blogs (or their client's).
THE REASON I CHOOSE THIS NICHE
There are so many niches such as health and beauty, sports equipment, organic living or electronics & technology that I can choose to start my blog. But rather than starting with these sure win options, I chose to make affiliate marketing the topic of my blog – despite the fact that I was not even close to be called a marketer, let alone expert in this niche.
My intention is very simple. I just want to share proven strategies, techniques and tools with people who struggle to find real ways to earn money online. I've gone through the toughest way to learn and I hope by sharing, I can help you succeed easier. Of course, I too believe by sharing, “I can learn more”.
HERE'S HOW TO START
Wealthy Affiliate offers free starter course, free hosting and free domain (limited). If you are really serious to explore, you can start to build your first blog by clicking the button below. You will be directed to a page asking you to key in your preferred blog name. Just follow through the instruction and you will soon be on your way to create your very first blog. *No credit card required.
I am always around to share real ways to earn money online. If you are interested to build your personal brand or need to know more about affiliate marketing, please drop me a comment below or you can find me inside Wealthy Affiliate (here is the link to my profile). I will try to reply as soon as available. For those who know me personally, just give me call and we should be able to catch up for a cup of coffee to discuss more.