Hello there my name is Derek Bower.
At the time of writing this I am 22 years old. I grew up half of my life in Florida and half of my life in New York.
Back in December of 2019 I got an Associates of Science in Computer Science from a community college. I had the choice of continuing college or venturing out into the unknown.
You see, from a very early age probably around the time I was in middle school, I did not like school very much. I found no real enjoyment or benefit in it and found myself questioning the entire school system.
Wondering who was making us learn certain things versus another. Then that thought process as a whole changed from not just the school system but the entire foundation or path we are told or taught from an early age.
The system of going to school, then to college, working a job for 40+ years, then retiring and dying shortly after that. It was always just the thing to do. The way things were.
You were never going to have financial freedom, time freedom, or location freedom but hey at least you had a “stable” job and income.
What a big joke I thought and will continue to think. Now I am not saying jobs are bad or they always suck.
I just think there is more to life than doing the whole mainstream approach of basically selling your life away until you are in your mid to late 60s with barely any money left trying to enjoy your life then.
Why do I have to wait until I’m in my very last final bit of my life to actually enjoy it? Not have to trade time for money most likely being in a job I don’t like surrounded by people I don’t like?
The job life is not the life I want to live.
Now that isn’t to say I’m not a believer in hard work or just work in general. Just simply not working for someone else and letting them control my destiny and impact.
That is what led me to begin researching and learning about online businesses and how to work for yourself. Not only work for yourself but to actually work smarter and not always have to work harder.
A system where your income is not tied to your job title or the X amount of work you put in. A lifestyle where you can make massive, passive income that is consistent and scalable without always needing more effort on your behalf.
A life where you can truly achieve financial, time and location freedom and live life on your terms. With bigger dreams and plans of creating a lasting impact on the world before I fade away.
That is what led to learning about affiliate marketing and simply promoting other people’s products on the internet. It sounded like the best business model where I can truly take full advantage of the power of leverage.
Leverage is an extremely powerful word. Being able to utilize leverage and knowing why you need it is what creates the wealthy.
Leveraging the power of the internet, softwares, and other people to be able to make a bigger impact on the world while scaling your income.
It took me 6 months to finally make my first dollar on the internet via affiliate marketing. Took way longer than I would of liked but that is alright. Nothing worth while is typically easy or an overnight success.
Since making my first dollar, and learning the frameworks and foundations of internet marketing and affiliate marketing I have not looked back since.
Although there are many ways to do affiliate marketing I like to utilize it via Google SEO and sales funnels and email marketing.
Some of the biggest takeaways is that providing value and building relationships is the true key to wealth. Relationships and understanding your dream customer and how to serve them best are extremely powerful.
Simply being genuine in your marketing, building those relationships, providing value and of course promoting useful, relevant and good products.
As time goes on I plan to continue to scale. Create more websites, more lists, increase traffic and overall grow and create a bigger impact.
My plan is to ultimately retire at the age of 35 with more money than I know what to do with.
Although the path hasn’t been easy nor will be a breeze into the future, I know I am capable of achieving anything through affiliate marketing.