Hi, and welcome to my website. My name is Dave and I live in North East England. I’ve been building websites since about 2002, well before broadband internet access came about. I started investigating making a living online as I wanted to quit my job and work for myself back then.
I started my working life as a lab technician in 1979, for a big plastics company. I worked my way up through the ranks and eventually ended up looking after plc systems that ran the factory. This was good stuff because i’d always looked to get into new things, breaking ground where no-one else was either interested or capable. I grafted for that same company for 37 years before they told me my services were no longer required.
I’d always been interested in working for myself though, and in about 2005 it became possible to make good money online by putting Google Ads on my websites. I did this as a side gig, and at it’s peak it was bringing in around £200 per month. I had several websites on the go, supplementing my main income. I also started building websites for other businesses and got myself a good local reputation for this. Over the years, I evaluated lots of ‘opportunities’ to make money online. There were a few good ones, but most were terrible. The best returns tended to be from affiliate sites. I set up several affiliate stores selling Amazon products.
In 2016 I was made redundant from the big plastics company. I was ready to retire as well (aged 55). This obviously gave me more time to dedicate to my money making plans so I could supplement my company pension (which wasn’t bad, but meant my monthly income was cut by 45%). I’d settled on affiliate marketing as I found it was easier to sell products from well known companies.
I’ve always liked to share my success
If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out. I can regularly be found at Wealthy Affiliate. posting as ‘dkohara’.
All the best,