About Dave


Welcome to this website, I hope you enjoy the content.Now, though this page says about me, the website is for you as a reader, independent business owner and fellow affiliate marketer, so let me explain

 Why I Want To Help People


With  over 15 years experience in the 'online' world I am going to  show  you,  exactly what you must do, to build a successful online business, & that is...

Own your own self hosted blog / website, on a domain you own


Build Your own list, using an auto responder. Without this, there is no success (Sadly 97% of online business marketers don’t do this)

Believe it or not too do both is... very easy .

When you do, both time and financial freedom can be yours.


How will this site help you


The goal of this site is very simple. Marketing online is a very simple process, which this site will show and teach you how do to.

You'll be shown how to set up a blog, like this on the Start Here page so that you have your own online business, which attracts the exact type of client you want and how to twice as much money in half the time it takes you now, no matter if you are affiliated to one opportunity, or ... several

From there you can then access the  page and by clicking on the little arrow to the right, you can access an exceptional

As well as other courses which cover a diverse mix of online marketing strategies, such as How to..

Attract the Clients you want

Use Linkedin, the right way

Get Quality Traffic in just 10 minutes a day


How to Set Up A Blog Like This 

Moving to the Right Sidebar

You will see the Search Bar... Type in the term or word you are looking for and all the posts on that topic will be shown to you, or alternatively go to the Categories section, click on the drop down menu, which will show you the topics covered together with the amount of posts on that subject.

By clicking on it, you can then subscribe to my  newsletter, which explains the 8  steps  & reasons for them, in detail  to you

Now when it comes to building your own blog, because it will be up, live and public, working for you 24/7/365 of the year, it needs to be

Conversion Focused and for that reason, there is no company better at showing you how to produce a conversion focused blog, than Thrive

You will find their banner under the title of "How You can Build a Website & get Conversions Easily"

This entire website is built using Thrive Themes. Its is built using their products... Because they work



My Story


So, now you know how this site will help you, let me introduce myself properly to you


My name is Dave Hayes, that's me below. I am from the south coast of the UK,  In a place called Chichester.


I have been associated with online affiliate marketing Since 1999, specifically the niche of  small business advertising after being introduced to this niche at that time and liking it so much I stayed put! ( Apart from a brief foray into MLM, which, though I am an advocate of, takes far too long to earn the kind of money which advertising and marketing offers)

I am also very proficient in website development and programming as well




Between 2000 & 2006, while still in full time employment, I should add,  I aligned myself with various different affiliate marketing companies, such as Global Domains International and Strong Futures International.

However, after much graft with each and looking further at the compensation plans each had, it was became clear that to earn any significant, income, then I would have to rely on recruiting, referring and sponsoring

I discovered  that this type of affiliate marketing was called traditional or low ticket affiliate marketing... In short, the financial rewards amount to no more than a few hours overtime, if you had a job 

So I decided to stop and look for a venture that would allow me to achieve the sort of income goals I was looking for, without relying on recruiting or sponsoring. You see my main goal was to leave my job and work for myself

After all, if you are going to market properly online, then you do so, because you want it to become your full time income and so you want to choose the venture/s that will provide that income for you.




In 2007, I then started to focus more on the online small business sector, providing them with traffic generation solutions. It was an area that grew very quickly for me, much more so than I had done up to this point by promoting 'my opportunity'. So naturally I stayed put!!


High Ticket Affiliate Marketing


At the same time, I was also introduced to a different type of affiliate marketing, through a financial education company and thus began to read, use and apply the educational products they were providing. This was also added into my portfolio ( with the internet being an information super highway, this was a no brainer addition) and a book, called magnetic sponsoring ( now evolved into Elite Marketing Pro, see Below)



which showed me exactly how to market online and to attract the exact type of client I was looking for, to me

Through Elite Marketing Pro, I was also advised that to be successful online, then you had to two very important things.

The First One was... Build my Own List on a domain I owned, using an Autoresponder, geared specifically for the Affiliate Market Place, so it paid you

Now over the years, I have used a variety of different autoresponders such as AWeber, Pure Leverage & MailChimp, all of which are good in their own right

But if you are promoting Affiliiate Marketing products, then you need an autoresponder geared to that market

It is for that reason, that This is my autoresponder of choice now. It gets the job done simply and with the mimimum of fuss

The second thing was to have a self hosted WordPress Blog

So, I began looking at WordPress,  but more on that later!

In the meantime, I started to

Build My Own List!

It was very simple to do, and used a very simple method called landing and  / or Squeeze pages.

If those terms are not familiar to you, don't worry, both are just pages designed to capture your prospects email address You can see an example of a

a landing or squeeze page here

I also used a very proven marketing system, which you can find ​Here​​​

The traffic & list building sources you will find there, have all been tested and proven to work, over a 15 and growing year period

They still work fine to this day,  in far I use them myself

Or if you want to be ultra successful, then you can use a bridge page, but more on that later

Using the marketing system above, and using it daily,  my list grew very quickly. This was in late  2008




In fact my success was so quick, that in 2009, I quit my secure J.O.B ( I was earning more than my salary, through my P/T work), to work full time in the online advertising industry, with my own affiliate marketing consultancy specialising in providing the Small Business sector, with business training & advertising solutions to grow their businesses.


I had the list, but I didn't yet have the blog, so I started looking more closely at



Now you will remember the book which explained that setting up your own blog was a must, well...


after much research, and using a few different hosts,  I then discovered the Wealthy Affiliate Platform below, and discovered that it also hosted WordPress! ~ Yayyyyyyy... Success!!

Not only did it host wordpress... But it also had

Business Training & Advertising...


You can read more about this decision, on my #1 Recommendation page

WordPress,  Can be a minefield, its starts with choosing the right host, there are many to choose from.

In the last 9 years, I have used and come away from 3 of the biggest names in hosting, for a variety of different reasons. The main one being lack of support

You can see my current Host here, together with the reasons I chose them.

Then there are



with a huge selection of Themes, both free and premium to choose from, it can be daunting knowing where to start

That's not including the 50,000 (Fifty Thousand Plus) plugins, which have had to date over 1,000,000 (One Million downloads )

With 9 Years ...And counting!  experience of using self hosted WordPress websites and having built a successfully thriving WordPress Consultancy, I am well placed to advise on the best recommended course of action for you

This blog, is actually built using Thrive Themes, which you can access by clicking the link in the footer section, called Thrive.

Transparency, value for money and Big Benefits are my watch word!!... Okay my watchwords!!


the aim of  this site is to guide you through the maze of both and guide you to the best themes and relevant plugins, you need to grow your site

You will also find subjective  reviews of both on my blog.  Providing you with enough information to make an informed decision

If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below, or equally feel free to connect with me on the business social networks shown below at the foot of this blog, and I will be more than happy to help you out.


Away from 'Work'

I am very happily married to my ideal lady, we live in a lakeside lodge, which we own and have a pet cat called Charlie. I also have one younger brother.

For my sins, I support two football teams, Chelsea and AFC Wimbledon why two?... Well I lived for the first 3 years of my life in Wimbledon, so its only right to support your home town team. Chelsea is where my dad first took me to watch a football match

The other reason for supporting two is this... my parents came from the respective towns!

I enjoy cycling, walking, fine wine, watching comedy shows and good re~runs of old TV shows. Music wise, I love 80's music, daddy dance very badly according to my wife, with who I go ballroom dancing once a week, which is really good fun.

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So, having explained how this site will help you and a little more 'About Me'  lets go to the Start Here page

All the best,

Dave Hayes