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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Syzpe, Oct 27, 2014.

  1. Syzpe

    Syzpe Registered Member

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    Hey folks my name is Syzpe (or Jay) and I'm new to BHW - been lurking around the past few days and rather enjoyed it and think I may stick around for a while.

    I got my start in affiliate marketing when I worked for Apple as Jr affiliates account manager - and god did I hate it! Working there was terrible - but I did keep tabs on the strategies that my accounts were using to bank and eventually I left and started using these strategies to do affiliate sales. I mostly did Amazon stuff for a while - DVDs, housewares, etc, but I found a real win when digging into Reddit as not many people know how to game it super in-depth, and so I would sell Reddit traffic and placements to local companies as well as driving some of my own affiliate traffic.

    I became a bit of a drifter travelling through Asia and Europe for a few years, going to local marketing and affiliate meetups in coffee shops and making some friends along the way, many to this day are in a little mastermind Skype group I run, we're nothing TOO special but when we work together we can make some real progress - and some of them are absolute characters. Almost 3 years later I am back in North America visiting some old friends and family through the north east US and southern parts of Canada before I find a place to call a more permanent home.

    Now that I have more time to be involved in communities online rather than just grind grind grind, I began my search of various affiliate/marketing/seo forums and found BHW. So far it seems like a fairly friendly place so I figured I'd say hi!
     
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    Hey Jay, welcome to BHW mate. This is a good place to expand your networking opportunities to, loads of professional (and not so professional) IMers here.

    And good job tossing the Apple retail job out of the way and doing something that actually inspires you!
     
  3. Syzpe

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    Oh man it wasn't even retail - it was corporate side as an affiliate account manager. Sitting at the desk all day answering nitty-gritty questions for affiliates who end up making all the real money from my hand-holding? I figured it only made sense to be on the other side of that equation!
     
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    Eww... Apple corporate affiliate manager who has to watch everybody else make the money and help them? That must be what hell looks like.
     
  5. Syzpe

    Syzpe Registered Member

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    No doubt! When you see people banking big on some song or app and you are like "They made more in a minute than I will all day" xD
     
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    Welcome to BHW!

    You watch, when you make your first dollar you'll be ecstatic! :D
     
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    Hey Jay, welcome to BHW mate.
     
  8. Syzpe

    Syzpe Registered Member

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    I am a little bit past that point, as I do this full time but thanks :p I am looking forward to the first additional dollar I make due to things I learn at BHW :) always room to grow and learn no mater how experienced you are!
     
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    Syzpe Registered Member

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    Thanks mate, glad to be here!