It's time for a paradigm shift. E-commerce and the digital world is a force to be reckoned with. Gone are the days of listening like a good school child to your teachers who tell you that in order to be successful, you need to spend a lot of time and money on an education that is just going to help you to get by paycheck to paycheck in today's middle class.
I'm planning that at 40 years old with a family of 6 that I can shift this paradigm to something that is a bit more sustainable. It's time to be more self reliant. My plan is to master Wealthy Affiliate and then teach my 4 children and my wife of 18 years that they can have anything they want through working smarter not harder. Don't get me wrong, there is something to say about working hard, but at the same time, working smart while working hard in today's digital world is going to do more than just pay the bills.
This is an exciting time, and I am going to make this work. One day, I might even decide to fire my boss at the 9-5. It may be a couple years down the road, but the five year plan is to be able to become debt free and then make the idea of working only for myself a reality. Affiliate Marketing may be that vehicle. Crossing my fingers and jumping in with both feet.