From digital marketing to affiliate marketing

With all the risks involved, why did I choose financial freedom over job security?

Starting as a consultant in digital marketing

sitraka ratsimba - digital marketing specialist

Sitraka Ratsimba, this isn’t going to work out, we better stop here”. Nooo! For the first time in my life, I thought I would have a long-term relationship, I did really have a long-vision with her. Unfortunately, we had to break up. That was not violent, but we understood each other’s decision. To be honest, I saw her decision coming up and this was because we didn’t really have time to meet. Not only I rarely met her but we barely talked to each other on the phone to “virtually” make it work. 

I had a full-time job as a consultant in digital marketing and I started at 09:00 am until 1:00 pm and continued from 02:00 pm till 06:00 pm. We only had 1 hour-break and most of the time it was just exhausting. We didn’t have a place to take a nap and I remember I would get to the top floor, where I would sleep on the stairs otherwise I would be burned-out for the afternoon. I didn’t have a car either so I had to invent this method to manage my energy. That was my first professional experience ever and I did that for 8 months.

Although I was lucky, I felt there is more to life. As a Digital marketing specialist, I earned three times my other country mates’ normal pay. I could manage to continue this way but I received a fellowship for a 6-week leadership training to the USA. I notified my company I would stop because it’s a fellowship that extends over one-year.

On leaving my job as a consultant

I wanted freedom. I’ve always considered it aberrant to stay in a place for 8 hours with just 1 hour break and do that from Monday to Friday. I felt I was in prison. As we arrive, we had to fill out our arrival time and put more details if we arrived late. We did the same as we leave for lunch and do it again in the afternoon. 

No matter the efforts I put in my job, I earned the same amount and that annoyed me. Worst, we had to beg for money as we want a raise but still, this is a long process because we had to wait for one year before the yearly evaluation; only after that, you would dare to ask for a raise.

Just before leaving for the US for my leadership training, I decided to become an online entrepreneur and just burn and cut the boat. Normally, we ask for a job certificate as we leave a company but I just didn’t. Would I ever regret it? Until now I don’t know and I don’t really care. It’s all about providing value. I value my time and will focus on providing value rather than getting paid by exchanging my time.

Sitraka Ratsimba - Affiliate marketing

From digital marketing specialist into affiliate marketing specialist?

I first thought an Amazon FBA business would be the best idea to start and I still believe it is. Yet, Amazon seller central didn’t not list my country. Should I set up a company in the US? In Germany? In Dubai even? I was about to do it until I discovered something that would change my life. I saw Jerry Huang’s Facebook sponsored ads claiming financial freedom and on “How to Turn Any of Your Passions into Profits by Promoting Products You Don’t Even Own or Create?!”.

He is a prominent and active member of Wealth Affiliate. A 21-year old holding Tony Robbins book Unshakeable and from his stories, I could see he attended “Date with destiny” in Singapore. Is this a message from the Universe? I struggled starting with Amazon FBA and now, is it the alternative? With an affirmation in which I repeat to myself “God is my infinite supply and large sums of money come to me quickly and easily under the grace of God for the highest good of all concerned. I am happily and easily earning, saving and investing €€€€€€€ a year”. I got it from Jack Canfield as the law of attraction states that you attract people and events that match your general line of thoughts. So my question was: did I attract this program? 

I quickly registered as a starter member, went through the first lessons in bootcamp. And now, I discovered that I can build leverage on my digital marketer specialist skills. It is all about creating compelling content. This journey is just beginning but I love the supportive environment where everyone shares one’s goals and encourages the other. One thing I learned is that we have to take the first step even if we don’t see the whole stairs. Most importantly, perseverance and consistency are the keys to success! Until next time!