Becoming an affiliate marketer is nothing like working for a company in Japan. Did you know that sumo wrestlers get up at the crack of dawn? That many of them are subservient to those with more seniority. Even to the extent that they often have to assist the larger wrestlers in the washroom (I’ll leave that part up to your imagination). The code of conduct is extremely strict and when they retire they need to go on special diets to lose weight in order to live longer.
After leaving Japan and then becoming an affiliate marketer I encountered frustrations along the way. Other than not being able to come up with an appropriate theme for this article (creative frustration which I often have) I think selling products on-line is a better job than what I was doing in Japan. I was never a sumo wrestler but the workplace in Japan can be very restrictive because of the rules and codes of behavior that need to be followed; similar to that in the Sumo world.
Workers that stand out in any way are usually bullied and in extreme cases ostracized. Lately, you may have heard of bullying and beatings that have occurred within the Sumo community. It really is in an uproar. For years and years the public pretended that Sumo wrestlers and their stable masters could do no wrong! Anyone with some life experience will know that every profession has its “good guys” and “bad guys”.
So becoming an affiliate marketer has been a fantastic experience even with all the hiccups along the way. It provides a certain freedom to work at your own pace and in your own way. There’s no need to wait half an hour for simple decisions to be made. Well I’m being a little harsh here but trust me there is a lot of discussion that goes on in Japan even for the simplest of requests.
Becoming an affiliate marketer also means no more commuting. In my case I used to spend four hours everyday on trains packed like sardines. Maybe you need to drive for an hour or more to your workplace. Working from home allows for time to spend with family and friends. It saves money for gasoline and may I add the environment! I love driving places and riding on trains but I’d much rather do it for pleasure rather than commuting.
Hey, how about those long hours working for someone else? I used to work up to 12 hours a day not including the commute. I got a reasonable salary but most of the money from sales went to the companies. At 90% of the companies I was just another replaceable commodity. Does any of this sound familiar?
Becoming an affiliate marketer requires long hours too especially if you want to be a success. The difference is we are working for ourselves and our families. We are in control of our lives and our destinies. We receive a great sense of satisfaction at accomplishing new tasks and eventually sales. We are so happy with the results that most of us want to pass that knowledge on to others without even charging for our services!
Only you will know for sure but if you are tired of being unappreciated at your present job you may want to explore becoming an affiliate marketer. I have met some really wonderful, caring and generous people along the way. It has changed my life in a really positive way and hey…it beats being a sumo wrestler!
All The Best!