My name is Brian Bear and I'd like to share my story to my friends here about how I went from bankruptcy to retiring from my truck-driving job at age 33 making $15,000+ a month online. Since I'm not a professional writer, this may start off a little slow, but please bare with me because it has a good ending and can give some hope to the noobs that aren't earning yet. I was a truck driver for 12 years living check to check for longer than I care to mention. Eventually things started to get ugly. I filed bankruptcy, maxed out my credit cards, and pretty soon I was getting swamped by debt collectors. Bottom line, I HAD to make a change. I came across an email in my spam folder (of all places) about a new, free marketing system with "multiple income streams". Not knowing the first thing about internet marketing, I joined out of curiosity alone. It turns out they wanted me to buy into many different affiliate programs. Well, I did just that even though I was still very skeptical. The main purpose of the marketing system was to allow me to promote all of the affiliate programs inside the system with a single link. I only had to invite people into the free marketing system as opposed to promoting the 10+ affiliate programs, and when someone joined me, every affiliate program that they joined had me as the sponsor automatically. To break it down, only a couple of the so-called "income streams" in the system paid well, the rest of them were JUNK. Not having any money to advertise, I had to think of a free way to get the word out. The owner of the system instructed everyone to go here and there to spread the word, but when I did that, I saw a MAJOR PROBLEM....all of my competition (other members in the system) were already there, competing against each other over the few leads that came around. Well, I thought I'd make a few videos (since it was free) and be straight forward with people about the free system and how it allowed me to make money from many companies simultaneously. But I also did something very different in these videos. First, I focused on the benefits (highlights) of the free system and how it could help them. But then, instead of trying to encourage people to join everything, I was straight forward with them by warning them about the programs that were a waste of money. I found that people appreciated the honesty without all of the bs. This approach brought me results. Though things started off slow in the beginning, I was DETERMINED to succeed because of my financial situation. Within 3 months was making 5-figures a month and became the top earner in the marketing system. I believe it was because of these 4 key elements: 1. Determination (patience) 2. I followed up with my progress via video marketing 3. I branded myself as a top earner and someone that could help others 4. Video marketing Video marketing turned out to be perfect because it was free, people were joining me right from the videos, it allowed me to explain the system and compensation, warn others about the junk income streams, and it was much more personal than a ppc ad or email could ever be. Time went by and the marketing system became saturated so I stopped promoting it, but now I have my own system, I have 10's of thousands of affiliates in many different programs, and have the freedom of working from home. Yes, YTube has become more difficult to advertise on, but thanks to all of you here on BHW, I've learned other methods of advertising that help me continue to grow. Bottom line, even top earners like myself benefit greatly from BHW, and even though I've only been on here for 6 months or so, you've all been a big help. Thank you all. If you want to succeed with internet marketing, be straight forward with others and be determined, never give up on yourself. The internet is a GOLD MINE, and BHW is the pick axe.