About Me

Hey everyone, my name is Robert Lawrence.

I just wanted to take some time to tell you a little bit about myself and how I ended up blogging.

I graduated high school in 2002 and had no idea what I was going to do with my life. I worked a few odd jobs doing labor and restaurant work until I was about 21.

At this point I was given the option of joining the family business or going to college. I chose the family business.

The family business is a restaurant. The restaurant my family operates is seasonal and it’s closed every year from October – May. This means that every year I have to find a new source of income for the winter.

Its hard to convince an employer to hire you when they know you’ll be quitting in 6 months to return to the family business.

This limits the types of jobs I can get. I needed a job that would be okay with me leaving from May – October.

After all sorts of low paying odd jobs, I started to research internet opportunities.

“I need a way of making money that I can do from anywhere”

After scouring the internet I fell for a few scams and empty promises. I kept stumbling onto things that seemed legitimate but just turned out to be costly and ineffective.

Finally I found the real thing. I found Wealthy Affiliate.

Wealthy Affiliate is a website/community that teaches you how to set up a website that makes money in many different ways, but mostly through affiliate marketing.

I had absolutely no experience with building websites and pretty much just basic computer skills. I didn’t even know what affiliate marketing was.

I was skeptical at first but after reading about it I took a look at their website, did a little research and decided to join.

 

After my third month as a premium member of Wealthy Affiliate my website made its first sale. Only 2 days after my first sale, I made my second sale. After that, it just seemed to snowball.

Before I knew it, I was living The Affiliate Lifestyle. I was making regular sales on my website and there is no way I would have been able to do it alone.

I need to reiterate this, I had no internet skills and didn’t ever think I would build a website let alone one that made money.

If you want to have a look around the Wealthy Affiliate members area  you can check out my profile there and see for yourself what it’s all about.

So not only was my website making money but I was also really enjoying the work. Yes it is work but its not like a regular job.

Now my lifestyle is different. When the restaurant is closed I just work about 15 hours per week on my website. That’s all it requires to keep the money coming in.

The rest of the day I can spend with my wife or doing other things I enjoy. I have so much free time now and I make more money than ever before.

I still work at the family business when it opens in the spring. The beauty of affiliate marketing is that I can keep up on my website while still pulling my weight in the family business.

Since the website requires so little time and work, I can do both. When winter comes I have the freedom to travel as I please because I only need my laptop and an internet connection to work.

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Don’t get me wrong, its not a get rich quick scheme. I didn’t just sign up and start counting the money.

As you’ll learn, its a lot of work at the beginning. I started to earn money with my affiliate website after 3 months but that’s faster than the average.

Most people I talk to in the Wealthy Affiliate community don’t get their first sale until the 5th or 6th month. I think the reason I had early success was because I had so much time on my hands, I was able to dedicate a lot of hours to it.

Don’t get me wrong, I worked hard. I was so dedicated to it and I put in at least 5 hours a day for the first 3 months. I started to really enjoy the challenge and I could tell right away that I was on the right path. I had met a lot of helpful people in the Wealthy Affiliate community and they gave me a lot of encouragement.

Without all the time, work and help I wouldn’t have profited so early. But I was lucky enough to have so much time to put into my website and I made money and I’m still making money from my website everyday.

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Although the money is great, its not all about the money. Money provides me with the freedom to travel and spend time with my family but the hidden benefit to all of this is the fact that I have a new found hobby.

The website I created is about something I’m passionate about, fitness. I’ve always been passionate about fitness but now I get to write about it all the time.

I never knew that I liked writing, in fact I thought I hated writing until I started writing about my passion for fitness.

Now I get up in the morning and I can’t wait to add content to my fitness website. My website truly is a huge part of me now and my identity has changed. I’m now a restauranteur as well as an affiliate marketer.

Make A Living Online

I’ve now created this website www.theaffiliatelifestyle.com so I can share my story with others and hopefully help people improve their lives the way I’ve improved mine.

I know there are so many of you out there who are struggling to make a living in todays economy and I can really empathize with all of you.

I’ve been there and I know how it feels.

There are billions of people on the internet so why not try to profit from some of them. Currently I’m in the position where I could quit the family business and pursure affiliate marketing full time. I’m not a special person, just was lucky enough to find a special online community.

Thats my story up until today. I can’t emphasize enough how much Wealthy Affiliate has improved my life and I really want to share it with all of you.

When I talk about “The Affiliate Lifestyle”, what I mean by that is being able to make a living online through affiliate marketing. The reason I say lifestyle is because it does allow an amazing lifestyle.

It allows me to work when its convenient for me with no set hours, no boss and nobody to rely on but myself. It really is the most flexible job I’ve ever had and it provides me with a tremendous lifestyle.

I really want to help as many people accomplish this as I can which is also why I’ve received expert status on SelfGrowth.com

Thanks for reading my story. Please leave me some feedback, questions or comments in the box below. I will respond quickly to %100 of you. Also if you want you can contact me directly via my Wealthy Affiliate profile page anytime you want.(here is the link to my profile page)

Cheers,

 

Robert

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