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 tools, techniques & strategies used by marketers around the world to effectively build their online business.
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.
I too obtain 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.
Well, I am pretty creative too.
I motivated 200,000 people via creation of the inspiring video “Creativity Starts from a Belief” that won me the title of “Most Creative Individual 2010”.
No doubt there are some grammatical error (this video was posted before green light was given), it is still widely share by people around the world.
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 love travelling.
Been 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.
JOURNEY TO BECOME AFFILIATE MARKETER
It was very time consuming taking care of the businesses whereby I literally worked seven (7) days a week. Being in retail is really no fun!
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.
Therefore I 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 career.
Internet marketing was never new to me.
I started internet marketing 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 earn money online opportunities and just focused on leveraging internet to bring clients to my businesses.
It was pretty easy to rank my blog for years.
It was in 2015 that I got really interested in affiliate marketing.
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.
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. (Here is one article I share about how affiliate marketing for the beginners work).
WHAT IS WEALTHY AFFILIATE
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 (check out my review on Wealthy Affiliate).
People are helpful, joyful, dynamic and fast in providing support and guidance.
Most start their affiliate marketing career here by interacting and learning from each other.
The community apply proven marketing tools (provided by the platform), techniques and strategies to build their blogs.
However, the available training lessons focus too much on content marketing and lacks on social media marketing nor paid marketing.
If you want to earn money online starting with social media marketing, then Wealthy Affiliate should be your later choice (when you are ready to expand your traffic by building a blog).
To let you get started with Instagram, one of the upcoming social media platform, here is one article I've written on how you can become Instagram influencer and earn money online.
THE REASON I CHOOSE THIS “EARN MONEY ONLINE” NICHE TO START MY BLOG
There are so many other simpler niches such as health and beauty, sports equipment or organic living that I can choose to start my blog.
But rather starting with those sure win niches, I chose to start with “earn money online” niche, despite the fact that I was not even close to be called a marketer.
In fact, my intention is very simple.
I just want to share proven marketing tools, techniques and strategies with people who struggle to find real ways to earn money online.
At least I've gone through the toughest way and I hope by sharing, I can lead you to a simpler and proven method to start your online business.
Of course, I too believe by sharing, “I can learn more”.
HERE'S HOW TO START WITH WEALTHY AFFILIATE
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.