Hello, I started this thread off of another thread. Inspired by an idea GrandSlam had Some of us are young, old, male, female, good at coding, not know how to code at all, and this list goes on forever. But we all have one thing in common, we affiliatize because we want to make money. What affiliate stories do you have? How did you get into it? When did you break through the "make no money barrier" and how did it feel? How suprised were your family/friends/apprentices when your first check came in?, How stupid and clueless were you at first? This thread really has no boundries so I encourage you to tell us anything and please don't be embarrased, we're just all trying to get along and make money, right? Why not get to know a little bit about eachother! Even if you're new, tell us how negative your family/friends are about this right now and such - in detail, always great stories to hear. My story from the thread mentioned I really do consider this story the work of god. I had just graduated highschool a year ago and during highschool, my friends and I would get drunk and smoke quite a bit, but as soon as summer hit and we graduated it's all they wanted to do. You know, it was a different girl every weekend to try to have sex with, it's sort of nasty but we all had sex with the same girls it just depended on what week it was. I was broke, had a minimum paying job with crappy hours. The house my friends and I hung out at, we smoked marijuana with there parents sometimes. A year earlier, they got there house repossesed because they couldn't pay the bills, because the dad decided to smoke weed rather than go to his job, which he made decent $$$ and he got fired. So they live in a run down rental home and do a business paper route and make really crappy money. I started working on making money online at first doing eBay and even got my business license on a state and national level. Everything was going alright but the market was oversaturated and slow because of recent economic times. I decided to start researching the many ways of making money online and discovered affiliate marketing. My job was working at a car repossesion agency, I took inventory on car items and such. Anyway, this family has an uncle that lives with them that weighs 700+ pounds and can't get out of bed and he couldn't pay his bills and got his quad reposessed and without any knowledge of anything they blamed me for it, so then as that's the house they hang out at, blamed me for it. First of all, the company I worked for reposseses vehicles and not quads, that's a waste of there time. Without letting me say my side of the story, they kicked me out of the circle of friends. At first I was devistated but then realized that theres more to life then sex with mediocre girls/pointless relationships, doing drugs with parents that can't pay there bills, hanging out with friends that will find any reason to fight with you. Anyway, most of my friends now work at restaurants as bustboys and make really shitty money. The parents got kicked out of there house again and are really far into debt. All of the girls that they used to fool around with have moved away to college and couldn't give 2 fucks about them. On the other hand, I have a beautiful blonde girlfriend (who's taller than me HAHA), I go on trips almost every month usually instate but still, I make more in 2-3 months than all 6 of my old friends put togethor do in a whole year. Although, I still live at home with my dad, I pay the internet, my cell phone, etc. I'm actually able to buy good presents for my family with my own money. I'm saving money up for my own house. In the end, for everyone, it should pay off - not promising, but I really strongly suggest you just stick with it. I have new friends that actually have lives, i'm actually closer with my dad now that I don't do all that bad stuff anymore. Life is good and I couldn't be happier.