About The Barefoot Affiliate.

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The Barefoot Affiliate, aka Michael Dubhthaigh

About the Barefoot Affiliate

Welcome fellow Entrepreneur.

The one-income life is a terrible life.

This site is all about solutions, some you may like, others…well…?

But, if you want a change then you have to start somewhere.

As a kid, I was fearful of being any more than waist-deep in the water if we were at a beach.

The waves would come in and I was so awed by their power, I would run back up the beach.

Eventually, I learned to play with them. Rolling onto my stomach and letting them roll over me, then digging my fingers into the sand as the wave receded back to where it had come from.

learning to swim in one of the local creeks gave me some confidence, but your average creek doesn’t have the temperament of the ocean.

Waves that can and turn roll you, leaving you disorientated as you try to get back on the surface, or dump you on the seabed, sometimes head first. Rips that will take you away from the shore.

There was only one way to learn to surf and that required that you jump in, get wet, even if it meant the occasional mouthful of salt water or sand.

All the practice on the beach wasn’t going to do it for you.

The biggest lesson I learned was not to panic. I learned that the best thing if you have been dumped is to stay on the bottom, look up and then come to the surface facing the shore.

One of the more important things I learned was if you are caught in a rip, just go with the flow. Keep your legs low in the water, eventually you will feel your feet touch sand, and you will be able to stand up.

Everything is a learning process.

Initially, we may be scared of trying something different. Which in my view is a double-edged sword.

There will be outside negative forces, internal negative forces, and hopefully internal positive forces.

Like the ocean your intuition comes from knowledge, the water can be deceptive, everything looks fine but you can’t see the undertow, so you look a little further out and see if there are any small waves breaking on a sandbar.

Then knowledge will tell you where the calm water is.

Remember those cartoons of men lost in a desert and seeing a waterfall surrounded by jungle on the horizon?

And so it is with life.

No two days are exactly the same, anywhere. Like the ocean, everything around us has an effect on our attitudes.

The sun, the moon, and the wind, even the invisible forces such as our intuition throwing out subtle hints as to whether or not our intentions are a good or bad idea.

“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 small but steady number of American workers have more than one job, because either they need extra income or they want to gain more experience or explore different interests.

Having more than one job shows a talent for time management. Some people (about 6%) have more than two jobs.

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.

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Maxxed out again.

But those are benefits that start the ball rolling.

You didn’t have to put the tyres on the “never never” and pay them off at 18% interest.

If you invest your side hustle money into financial instruments that return a dividend, you are on your way to living life on your terms.

The mission of this site is to help entrepreneurs find the best starting opportunities for earning online or offline.

These are opportunities for you to build and grow, even sell your side hustle (as many people do), and move on to bigger and better things.

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

On this site, there are reviews on…

  • Work from home resources for earning online or offline.
  • Affiliate Marketing
  • Dropshipping
  • Self Improvement
  • SEO for those who want to fine-tune their appearance on Google.

The resource page here.

Many articles on this include some personal experience.

I have tried most of the ones I write about, with the exception of MLMs.

I know many who like MLMs. I am not a fan of them.

Hopefully, the reviews are of interest to you.


If you are thinking about a second income or a retirement top-up, hopefully, the opportunities I have reviewed favorably give you the encouragement to dive in.

The outcome could be life-changing.

20 thoughts on “About The Barefoot Affiliate.”

  1. Hi,

    I’ve reached out several times but haven’t heard back, which tells me one of three things:
    1. You’re interested in giving link back, but haven’t had a chance to get back to me yet.
    2. You’re not interested and want me to stop emailing.
    3. You’ve fallen and can’t get up – in that case let me know and I’ll call 911.
    Can you please reply with 1, 2 or 3? I don’t want to be a bother.
    Happy to pay for your effort

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  2. 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!!


  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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


  6. 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.)


  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

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

  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. 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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