Hey, that’s me up there, Iris G. Owner & Creator of this website. By looking at me you’d never know I am in a lot of pain every day. The only way I was able to do this photoshoot was by taking a lot of painkillers and was fueled by pink-drinks. And after that day I had to recover for at least a week. Even a job as simple as modeling was too much for me, physically.
How It All Started
I started this online business because I got really ill and now almost never leave my bed anymore. I got diagnosed with MCAS and Fibromyalgia about 7 years back and have been in chronic pain ever snice. I tried working a normal job at so many different places and companies. Office jobs, hospitality, shops, you name it and I have probably tried it. But they would all end in the same failure of me getting fired over the same reason.
An Employer’s Nightmare
I took too many sick days, had to leave early because I wasn’t feeling well and I totally understand that I am an employer’s nightmare but I always gave my full 100% and getting fired over and over again for the same reason became heartbreaking. Not only was it heartbreaking every time, it became impossible for me to find a job that I could actually maintain. My condition worsened over time as well and eventually I got bedbound and couldn’t even leave the house.
Having to Start Over, On My Own
I moved to the US with my husband about 3 years ago. We’re both from the Netherlands and he got a job offer and I went with him. When my condition worsened we went to many, many doctors and they were all very rude, cold and unhelpful. It got so bad that I dropped to a very unhealthy weight and had to fly back home to the Netherlands to get better care. This did work and I am back to a healthy-ish weight again, but the debilitating pain is still there, every hour of every day.
My husband unfortunately didn’t choose to move back home with me and I now live with my mom who takes care of me while I lay in bed all day. I don’t want this to be a self-pitty party but rather a story that maybe inspires a couple of people who are struggling with something similar and can’t find a fitting job they can maintain.
Taking Back My Life
I started looking for jobs online because I am laying in bed all day and I do have all the time in the world even though I am in a lot of pain. The painkillers work ok but I don’t want to take too many because a, I don’t want my body to get used to higher doses and b, I still want to be somewhat focused so I can do this:)
I found Affiliate Marketing and it changed everything for me. I used to just lay in bed doing nothing, just watching Gilmore Girls over and over again. Now I wake up and can’t wait to see how my websites are doing. Yes I have 2, the other one is called 4eversilky.com. Now I have a sense of purpose and a sense of achievement again. And I am my own boss so I don’t have any stress about meeting deadlines. When I have a rough day I can just rest and not worry about anything.
It’s been so long since I had a job that I truly love doing and where I can’t be fired from. The stress I would normally have, when working for a boss, would always make my condition worse. I now don’t have to worry about that anymore.
I just wanted to share this opportunity with other people who might be in a similar situation. Maybe you suffer from an illness that has you sitting at home too, or maybe you’re perfectly healthy but have kids to look after but you still want to work. Affiliate marketing is so easy and can fit anyone’s schedule. It’s just a matter of knowing where and how to start right?
You Don’t Have To Pay A Dime For The Training
Normally a training for affiliate marketing costs you along the lines of 500 to more than a 1000 dollars. If you have kids or have a debilitating illness like me, chances are, you don’t have that kind of money just laying around. This is where I come in and tell you I found one for free! Not just the start of the training (lot’s of places do that too) but the whole entire training from A to Z.
“Don’t worry, in that Free Training they will literally take you by the hand and walk you through the whole process, step by step”
I am not trying to sell you anything. I just know how powerless it can make you feel when you do want to work but your circumstances just don’t allow it. I started making money in my second month of setting up my first website. And don’t get me wrong, this isn’t a ‘get rich quick’ kind of thing. My first paycheck was $95, but hey, that’s a start right?
You Gotta Work For It Though
In affiliate marketing it is all about content writing so if you don’t like writing content this might not be something for you. Try to pick a subject, also referred to in the training as a ‘niche‘, that is close to your knowledge. With my other website 4eversilky.com I chose the subject (niche) of Laser Hair Removal & Skin Care. I love both of those things and can write about it for days so that makes it a lot easier. But don’t worry, in that free training they will literally take you by the hand and walk you through the whole process, step by step.
I know you want to work and provide for yourself or your family. You don’t want to rely on other people right?
Anyone Can Do This, I Promise You
Maybe you think you might not be cut out for this because you don’t know much about computers. Let me stop you right there, this training is so simple and easy to follow, I think an 8 year old child could follow along with it as well. I, myself am not some kind of software genius, by no means at all, but they made the training so simple and straightforward that there is almost no way you couldn’t do it too.
There also is this great, absolutely amazing community on that training platform which is called Wealthy Affiliate. They are all very welcoming and always ready to lend a helping hand. Whenever I post a question on there, I will get about 5 to 10 answers within minutes.
I know you want to work and provide for yourself or your family. You don’t want to rely on other people right? And by starting a website/blog you could make a nice living to help you cover those bills and if you’re in my position; you can cover your medical bills.
Let’s Take Back Our Power
Living with a chronic illness is like running a marathon every day, it’s hard work and I know it’s tough. But not being able to provide any money makes everything just even harder. So what if you tried that free training and you set up your own online business and you start to make some money, wouldn’t that be the best thing in the world? Just from home, from you bed, wherever, whenever you wanted. For me it saved my life. I know that sounds dramatic but it’s very true.
I was ready to give up. I am in so much pain and doctors don’t know what to do with me, so there’s no end in sight. Stumbling onto this online marketing stuff gave me the distraction and direction I needed and I thank my lucky stars every day that I found this platform (WA) and stuck with it. Now I can stand on my own two feet, metaphorically speaking of course, because I don’t do much standing haha, I do more laying down haha.
I hope this has found the right people who really needed this and will become very successful online business owners. If I can do it, no doubt in my mind that you can do it too! Just click this link and get started with that free online training, it is so so worth it!
X- Iris G.