About The Barefoot Affiliate.

The bare foot affiliate. work from home resources
Me, holding my double stripped planked kayak close to the beach waiting for the other paddler.

The Barefoot Affiliate, aka Michael Dubhthaigh

This platform provides motivated individuals with the tools and resources they need to break free
from the 9-5 grind and create their own path to success. Say goodbye to MLM scams and hello to
real, practical courses that will empower you to, upskill and advance your career, change careers, start a side hustle, or just do something for your own personal satisfaction.

Economies fluctuate, one day you’re employed, the next week you are handed a redundancy slip and you’re back to square one… looking for another job.

For many the one-income life can be a miserable life.

Not everything that goes down goes back up. Some things die off, leaving a dried out limp reminder that there was once something there.

The thing is, what are you going to do in the meantime?

I am not sure about you (depends where you live of course), but I felt like governments were playing us like puppets during the covid drama.

As some of us saw, those in power had one set of rules for themselves and another for the rest of us, following the old mindset of ‘Do as I say, not what I do.

For those who’ve had enough of control and hypocrisy, and sick of being pawns in the ever shifting economic games of big Corps and governments, this site is designed to push you out of your comfort zone and encourage independence.

Some may label this process as ‘discovering yourself.’

I know it is easier said than done, the transition is not easy, and it requires a great deal of discipline as you become your own taskmaster.

There will be challenges, even set-backs, but, if you persevere opportunities will open up in front of you.

Small wins will give you confidence, and that is what it is all about, having the confidence in yourself to make a change.

On this site, there are reviews on…

See the Complete Resources Page here.

If you have ever found yourself reading or doing research into different topics, hopefully there is something in here that points you in the right direction.

Remember if you want change, then… You have to do something…

Like building a house… How do you start? draw a plan… then get busy, set out the profile and start digging a foundation.

Your mind may be clouded because, in my experience, if you are at a crossroad in life, you are having all kinds of confusing stuff tossed at you.

Stuff like:

“Do this and next week you can be like (Insert name here), who went from sleeping on a friends couch to buying a hotel”

If the wolf is at the door, I would recommend having a look here and ignore anything that takes months to get an ROI

Online:– Affiliate marketing is long term, drop shipping offers quicker returns (usually), and it will take less time to build into a steady online income.

If you are ok at writing content, you can always have a writing side hustle, some people start and do better than ok on Medium.

Upwork and Fiverr can be a race to the bottom, only try them if you have to.

The top two places in my opinion are: having your own website (WordPress isn’t hard), having a presence and building a network on LinkedIn.

And then there are MLMs… Many MLMs are little more than scams promising overnight riches.

It doesn’t happen and I have reviewed a stack of them.

Your other options might be offline, take a short course in something you like or learn a new skill.

These can normally be put into practice in a short space of time, and can be developed further to become a lucrative income stream.

Not all of the articles on this site are written by me.

My friend Elena has never had a “real job” in her life.

Occasionally you will see the name Elena Vivaldo as the author of some articles on this site.

Pre-covid she would travel to various places around the world, finding work as a scuba diving instructor.

During covid she learnt new easy to grasp skills, and built a website. She then got busy improving her writing skills, and SEO knowledge.

These days she is in demand as a writer for Scuba Diving magazines, reviewing underwater products, and backing that up with writing for Insurance and Health and Safety companies.

When people talk about niches, it is best to have more than one. You need a strategy for keeping you solvent during a downturn.

Who knows, the daily grind of fronting up to the corporate monster, may become a thing of the past for you too.

“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.”
― Albert Einstein

As Robert Kiyosaki said in his book Rich Dad Poor Dad, “The poor and middle-class work for money, the rich have money work for them

A guy with empty pockets and two blank credit cards. Used in the blog About the Barefoot Affiliate
Maxxed out again.

Whether it be a second job or an online side hustle, the benefits will not be great in the beginning, you may earn enough to buy the kids a treat, or get a new set of tyres for your car. Those are benefits that start the ball rolling.

Hopefully, the opportunities I have reviewed favourably give you the encouragement to dive into one… Just one, keep yourself accountable and the outcome could be life-changing.

A blue Kingfisher
There will be times when we all need some help to spread our wings.

19 thoughts on “About The Barefoot Affiliate.”

  1. Thank you so much for sharing your story. I believe that could resonate with a lot of your readers.

    Sometimes coming from necessity is what brings us to do something new. Personally it was thinking about our retirement that got me started with affiliate marketing.

    Wealthy Affiliate was the best decision I ever made. After trying different products and feeling let down I came across someone’s review. They are wonderful. And it works!!


  2. Thank you for your comment Terry. Wealthy Affiliate has been good for me. Certainly the best online community I have ever been involved with.
    It is an awesome opportunity for anyone, to take up the challenge and be the best they can.

  3. Hi Michael……..What a fantastic article going through your personal struggles which I can identify with, by the way! And, you finally finding Wealthy Affiliate and what it’s done for you is truly a success story. You’ve got my attention, and when I can tie my better-half done long enough, we’ll be back to dig deeper into your recommendation. I read your article some time back and sorry for being so late in commenting. Thanks.

  4. Thank you for the kind words Ali. I is always a pleasure to know my work is appreciated.


  5. What a nice post you wrote! I really enjoyed reading it and I could not be silent about your post so I decided to leave my comment here and say Thank You! For sharing this quality post with others.
    Actually this is exactly the information that I was looking for information about the affiliate marketing and when I landed on your website and read this post, it answered all my questions in details.
    So I’m happy that you decided to write about this topic and share it with people. It’s very useful and can definitely be used as a great source for everyone who is interested in this topic.
    I will come back to your website again for sure and I’m looking forward to reading your new posts.)


  6. Hi Aria,
    I don’t understand your dilemma, And I guess no man ever will, it is just something we learn to live with.:-)
    I wish you all the best in your journey Aria. Love your site and I left a comment which maybe gives a little insight from a mans point of view.

  7. Thank You Omarkk, I have left a comment on your PAC post. I thought you were being to kind to them.
    I think more light should be shone on schemes like those.

  8. Life got you through a lot of challenges, Welthy Affiliate will get you in the right path. Great article, professional. Keep up the good work.

  9. Hello Micheal,
    Great article and thank you for your inspiring story on how you got into an online business. Of course, there is nothing better than having your own online business, something you like to do, obviously will be a good source of income if you keep working on it and putting more time. I called it a secure asset for us and our kids in the future.

  10. I actually dropped out of college to focus on creating a full-time income from home. I work full-time, and even once my site is earning an income I’m happy with, I probably won’t quit my day job, but to my parents an education is super important.

    Wanna know the funny part? I was going to college for creative writing because I want to be an author! Now, while blogging isn’t exactly a horror novel I wanna write, it made me realize that having success with anything takes risks. I think it’s safe to say we’ve both taken risks and I can see that things are starting to pay off for you, I only hope I’ll begin to see the same success as you have.

  11. Hi Hadrian, Thank you for you comments. your site looks pretty good too. I have left a question for you.

  12. What a good article. Gee, maybe I should join Wealthy Affiliate. Just kidding. I am, after all, HERE. I liked the article and info. Looks like you followed the training. Nicely separated paragraphs, etc. I am totally new. In training, so, have very little to comment. But best wishes

  13. Dear Michael,
    You have an awesome website and a very profitable content. I wish I could design my website as professional looks the way you design your website. Promoting Wealthy Affiliate is a very good topic because I myself is learning a lot the way the training in the modules is presented by Kyle. Good luck and I wish you success in your wealthy affiliate promotions.

  14. Wow what a great article you have here on your website, I really enjoyed reading this and hearing about all the challenges you had to overcome and how you were able to pick yourself back up. Wealthy Affiliate is a great site and after reading this I will not be surprised by how many people decide to sign. This article explains everything perfectly as well and has the links incorporated as well to help those visiting find the right places to look. Best of luck to you, I can’t wait to see the future posts here on your website.

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