I am happy to have found WA and looking forward to networking with other members who are like-minded.
My current income is from creating websites, and while this is pretty lucrative, it gets repetitious and some clients can be challenging. What bugs me is the "putting all the eggs in one basket" scenario and I want to start working on some alternatives for income. Can never be too safe or cautious.
My history of how I got to web design was basically due to the economy going crazy. At the time I was in interior design school and looking forward to that career. What happened was that lots of established professionals left the field because interior design became a luxury overnight. No jobs for a "beginner" so I translated my design skills to creating websites. I found lots of help and tutorials and taught myself everything I know. I did it to save myself and my stuff!!! So while it did work, it has been stressful to learn this way.
The tools here at WA will help greatly, being centered here will help to streamline the process of getting up my new sites so looking forward to this.
What I would like to achieve from affiliate marketing is of course helping people to find what they need and improve their lives. Doing this has a great reward for us too, so I plan to build an extensive customer base and steady income.
I look forward to this new adventure every day, gaining an income stream of which I have more control and can definitely "scale up". ; )