My Journey into Affiliate Marketing Part 2

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My Affiliate marketing journey: Part 2

So if you have read my first part on my journey into affiliate marketing then thank you very much for sticking with me for part 2. If you have’nt already read part 1 then please feel free to take a look at it here

We left part 1 with me basically getting sucked into all the affiliate marketing scams that are out there and losing money left right and centre on get rich quick schemes and trying to get people to visit a website with little to no effort in order to create and abundance of wealth…so let’s kick off where we left off..

I think I need some affiliate marketing training…..this was my first thought after losing out in a big way to those pesky scammers…but which one?…



What is the best affiliate marketing training course?

By now I had come across a few affiliate training courses and was not sure that any of them were not scams themselves. you have quite a few to choose from including Affiliorama and The Chris Farrell membership,  which are probably the most known and then you also have hundreds of other people trying to flog you their affiliate training courses…it felt just like those internet gurus get rich quick schemes again….aaaaagh!…Online Scam

This time though I didn’t want to part with my money so I decided that for every course I looked into I would try and find all the negative comments. I would put into google “chosen course scam” and see what would come up. It is surprising how much info you can actually get with this very simple technique.

I would also not just stop there…if I found a course that looked good and I couldn’t find any info on scams by searching, I would also do a search on the creator of the course and even sometimes other people associated with it. I am not going to name names but let’s just say that you can find an enormous amount of information about different scam related individuals online.

Which affiliate marketing course did I end up with?wa-logo

So by now I had searched quite a few courses and there was only really one that stuck out for me and that was Wealthy affiliate.

The one thing that really convinced me about this course was the amount of people who had good things to say about it. I pretty much struggled to find any negative comments. There were a few of course but nothing that really shouted SCAM.

I decided to give it a try and, as the sign up was Free I didn’t really have anything to lose. After a few hours looking through the membership site I have to say I was pretty convinced and so after only 5 days I decided to join their premium package which was $40 per month…yes yes i can see you all now shouting at the screen..”you’ve gone and bought into another online scam”…

The thing is that this time I actually hadn’t and my journey into affiliate marketing had just begun. I had a new found enthusiasm and a course I felt that was going to teach me everything I needed to know.

…And this was my first steps into successful affiliate did it go?…well you will have to wait for the next part of the be continued……..

If you can’t wait for the next part of the story you can always take a look at my review of Wealthy affiliate here.

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed..please feel free to drop me a comment or ask me a question.






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  • Tasos Perte Tzortzis

    Hi there Pete , you did your journey online , you came up across Affilorama , Chris Farell and Wealthy Affiliate.And there are hundreds not to say thousands of other programs out there available to waste time ,money and lose your inner peace.All these 3 networks are the top in the marketing category.

    But…you made a right choice going with WA.I am member there , in fact I have a similar story to present with you.It took me 2-3 years to discover WA and even when I did I was very suspicious.But taking the free ride I had the chance to find enormous information, support and interaction with other members.I did not regret it.

    For anyone that is struggling to believe it is free to join and try.You can stay free for as long as you like.

    Thank you for sharing your story , I wanna wish you good luck and strength because this journey is going to last.


  • Hi Pete – Great post. I can honestly say it was like reading my story.
    I have fallen for so many online scams I was getting worried about checking the weather forecast. However with a true never say die attitude I persevered and I to discovered Wealthy Affiliate.
    I was skeptical about the entire program. My first question once I signed up was “How much does the FREE starter program cost”?
    Anyway as it turned out WA was the right decision

  • You have obviously been around in this business for a long time. This is the kind of website that internet marketers like myself with less expeience and knowledge really need. It comes across as really professional. The clean layout and appearance are superb and the list of topics down the side provides superb information. Go Cardless was one that I looked at. This is the kind of site that makes one want to bookmark it and return often. I have done that.

  • Hey Pete,

    Good read. I always seek out other peoples stories to see their struggles and successes, as well as what brought them to such outcomes. I, too have lost a good deal of money to “get rich quick” schemes. I was just looking for a break! I just wanted the bills to ease up a bit! But that didn’t discourage me, i kept at it and learned to research better. So i found that really the best way to earn online, is to do it yourself instead of spending thousands on someone else’s “push button” software.

    Thanks for the read!


  • Great post and I like the idea of sharing your journey in this way. It is honest, helpful and refreshing to see how you have found something of real value with Wealthy Affiliate.

    I can personally say this platform has helped me immensely and I am continuing to learn each and every day. My advice to anyone reading this, give it a go fro free and see for yourself how different it is. What have you got to lose?

  • I’ve not actually read part 1 of your affiliate marketing journey yet but will do after typing this comment 🙂

    I really can resonate with you when it comes to losing money on online scams because I’ve been there myself and it was ugly! I also joined Affilorama too! LOL. It is LEGIT but I didn’t like the training and the training cost too much.

    The funny thing is, Wealthy Affiliate is a program I’ve not come across yet. Isn’t that strange, especially after all the hype I had to sift through online!?

    However, Wealthy Affiliate sounds awesome, and I trust you since we share something in common.


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