Hey there! My name is Mohammad Makki, but you can just call me Makki, as I’ve come to be known personally.
Before this website, I was just a regular kid, more into video games and movies than making money.
My interests include Dragon Ball, Pokemon, movies, and everything Disney. This is kind of shoehorned in, but I have to establish a few things so I don’t go out of character, you know.
I didn’t know what I wanted to be, and I didn’t give it much thought. All I knew was that I wanted to go to Disneyland someday.
But as I sped through high school, I ended up drawing a blank on what I wanted to do with my life. Do I go to university? Get a trade? Why would I spend years doing something I wasn’t sure of? What a dilemma! I just wanted to go to Anaheim. But money was an obstacle. It always was.
I never liked the idea of working for someone else for minimum wage. When I work, it’s usually hard for me to be truly enthusiastic. I hate people telling me what to do, and deciding how much I get paid. I’ll admit I’m stubborn as a mule. A little lazy, too. But enough self-depreciation. I saw people working hard day in and day out, using most of their wages to cover taxes. I respect hard workers, but was I destined to be a ‘9 to 5-er?’
Then it came to me… the Internet would solve my money problem!
I’ll be the first to admit I never thought the Internet could make me rich. After all, to most teenagers, social media and memes are what the Internet is all about (though I do like memes).
A few months after graduation, I noticed an ad for a dropshipping directory. eCommerce, as it turned out, was a lucrative business. But with so much competition out there, I turned to eBay selling, then Amazon, then Shopify. All were disappointing. They weren’t conducive to beginners. Or maybe I just sucked. But let’s move on.
Effortless Income: Enter Affiliate Marketing!
One day, I got a random email promoting an ‘affiliate marketing‘ webinar. This was new to me. I could get paid for selling other people’s stuff? No way! Being an affiliate will make me rich!…or at least financially self-sufficient. I’d be happy either way.
But I didn’t realize being an amateur affiliate marketer was gonna be such an exercise in trust and patience…
Right off the bat I searched for a way to break in. And boy, did I find ways. Dozens of amazing offers were out there, waiting for gullible and desperate rookies. You know the kind:
- “Limited Time Offer!” Only 1 Left! 80% Off!
- Don’t Miss This Chance to Get Rich
- Get $10,000 a month! Just pay $2000 first!
If I had a higher paying job, I would have fallen for that last one. However, I did fall for a couple. They were like 20 bucks, but the fact that I had been effectively cheated was made clear when every time I bought something, they attempted to up-sell me. Right after saying this was all I needed!
I decided that affiliate marketing was only for professionals who knew how to exploit rookies. I could never make it. I was about to throw in the towel… until I came across Wealthy Affiliate.
A New Beginning!!
Wealthy Affiliate seemed unreal to a jaded novice like me. Free, with an optional premium membership. That was it. No up-sells, or any other hi-jinx that established marketers engage in. What’s more, it wasn’t marketed as a guaranteed get-rich-quick scheme. Nope, WA is honest and tells you firsthand that getting paid will only come with hard work and dedication.
WA introduced me to a community of like-minded peers who all wanted to succeed online. I immediately got helped whenever I asked a question, even by the founders themselves.
If you’re interested, read my review. You won’t regret it.
As I learned more and more from WA, I became convinced I could make a living online. And now I am! Make no mistake, I’m no expert. Not yet, at least. But I know I can get there with some time, and be, well, an internet success!
With my affiliate marketing training, and the website I was able to build, I decided to spread word, and help people who are in the place I was in when I started.
Knowing my sheer egocentricity, making a full ‘About Me’ page would take forever. Check out the blog for more personal/motivational posts, or more of my backstory (or lack thereof?).
Feel free to leave a comment below. Introduce yourself! Don’t be shy! We’re all mammals here.