Back when I was young and stupid I started trying to build my credit by getting a couple of credit cards. I started of with a Sears card and bought myself a set of wrenches that I paid off a few weeks later. I got a couple lines of credit and did that same thing with them. I would charge a few things and then pay them of a month or so later. Seemed pretty smart to me, but then the stupid part came into play. I got engaged and had a wedding to pay for. The lucky bride had no money nor did her parents so it all came down on me. So what happened? I paid for a large part of the wedding by maxing out my credit cards and even got some additional credit as well. It was a dumb move. I could not afford to make the now large payments as well as my other bills and I started falling behind. And that’s the way it was for a few years with her. We got credit and maxed it out. That relationship did not last and with it my credit went down the drain as well.
I spent many years working in the mortgage industry and found that I was not the only stupid person out there that got over their head in debt and damaged their credit in the process. To help clients facing credit issues I worked with a couple credit repair shops to help them out so I could help them get into a home loan. As the years went by and I worked with more and more people I saw more and more people needing help with the credit and the trend has not slowed down.
Fast forward to years later going through college again to better myself, I am faced with finding a niche market to work with in Affiliate Marketing. I am very excited to be learning about affiliate marketing and plan on making it part of my upcoming carrier in digital marketing so I want to make sure that I find a good niche for learning more about affiliate marketing.
In looking at finding a product or service to promote it has been suggested to me to look at my interest and hobbies to find items to work with. My hobbies are things like art and music. I like almost anything outdoors like hiking or fishing and love to play racquetball. Now these activates are shared by many and can come with a big price tag for all the top on the line gear but I am not sure it is going to make me much money in affiliate marketing. One of my interests that I am very passionate about is building business–especially in the real estate industry. I have spent many year working in and around that field and one thing that I have learned is that credit plays a major roll and is very hard to work with bad credit. Like I said before this is a big problem for many Americans. I
In my time in the mortgage industry, I learned a lot about credit and credit repair. It is a market that I have looked at going into business in for myself as well as doing marketing for. Credit repair is a large market and with the housing crisis of the past several years that forced me out of the mortgage arena, it has also hurt a lot of people’s credit, thus making the marketing a growing one. Credit repair lends itself very naturally in other industries like mortgage, real estate, and investment not to mention the credit cards market. To me, the credit repair industry for affiliate marketing seems to be a great fit for me. Gaining knowledge in this area will not only help me learn the in’s and out’s of affiliate marketing, it goes along quite well with the other areas that I want to be active in from a Internet marketing stand point. Plus maybe I can get individuals that experienced the same hard life lessons I faced in my younger days headed down the path to a fuller life and if along the way I can make some money—that can’t hurt either.