About Sonia

About SoniaWelcome to My Affiliate Toolbox!

My name is Sonia, an affiliate marketer and the owner of this website. The chances are that if you ended up here, it is because you want to learn how to make money online and build a thriving business. Well, let’s just say that you have come to the right place!

The Story of Sonia and My Affiliate Toolbox

Growing up I was what you would call a “nerd,” I loved learning especially everything related to science. So, back then, if someone had told me that one day I would be an affiliate marketer, I would have said to that person, are you off your rocker!

In fact, I never envision myself becoming an affiliate marketer. I was more inclined toward science than marketing. As a result, I have a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry, and I have worked in the scientific field for the last 25 years or so.

Then, life happened, and this will probably resonate with many of you that are currently reading this post. In early 2014, I lost my job and found myself struggling financially. Thus, rather than just looking for another job as a scientist, I decided to reinvent myself and chose a new career path.

Consequently, I turned to the internet and searched for how I can work from home, earn a passive income and be my own boss. After a few trials and errors, I eventually stumbled upon the Wealthy Affiliate website. 

Needless to say, that by joining the awesome Wealthy Affiliate’s community, my journey into the world of affiliate marketing had just begun. I created a few websites over the years, learned a lot in the process. As a manner of fact, I am still learning as affiliate marketing keeps evolving, and by the way, the future never looked brighter for affiliates!

My Goal with This Website

I created My Affiliate Toolbox because I want to share what I learned over the years by helping you build and manage a successful online business, no matter if you are an aspiring or experienced affiliate marketer.

Nowadays, the online space is overflowing with loads of ways on how to make money online as well as building an affiliate marketing business. 

As a result, how do you make sense of what is a scam and what is a legit opportunity? It can be quite overwhelming to sift through all these offers and make out the good from the bad!

Don’t fret! I am going to help you by providing you with insightful content, service reviews, internet marketing tools as well as offer my unbiased opinion on affiliate marketing, and so much more! 

Now if you are ready to tag along with me into the affiliate world and learn the ropes of internet marketing, let’s get you started on the path of becoming a successful affiliate marketer!

If you ever need a hand, have any questions, or want to share your opinions feel free to leave them below or contact me and I will be more than happy to help you out.

Thanks for stopping by the best resources for affiliates.

All the best,

Sonia
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16 thoughts on “About Sonia”

  1. Hey Sonia!

    Great to meet you!

    I can totally relate to your story. I spent years at school trying to figure out what I wanted to be when I grew up – but if someone had said there’s a better option called “affiliate marketing” that will set you free and change your life, I would have probably given the same response as you lol.

    Unfortunately, the thing with society is that everybody wants to keep you tied to a “JOB” and adopt that “employee mentality” instead of finding out what’s on the other side of the fence for a better life.

    Sorry to hear you lost your job. 🙁 I had to quit mine due to health.

    But they always say things happen for a reason, and for us, that reason is so we can do something life-changing: Building an online business.

    Neil

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    • Hey Neil, thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts! 

      I totally agree with that things happen for a reason! Even though losing my job was a traumatic event so to speak, it did allow me to expand my horizon, which led me to stumble upon Wealthy Affiliate! I was able to take charge of my own destiny and changed my life for the better with the help of an awesome community of fellow affiliate marketers!

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  2. Sonia. I’m hooked. Sign me up. 🙂 Your story resonates with me and I think so many other people out there. I was in a similar situation several years ago and also stumbled across Wealthy Affiliate. So, I can certainly agree with you that it is a great community full of great affiliate marketing tools.

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    • I think that what happened to me, which is losing my job and having to reorient my career path is a common denominator for many people that have stumbled upon Wealthy Affiliate! I am pleased to see that my story resonates with you and many others as well.

      If you ever need any help with anything, please don’t hesitate to drop me a line below and I will gladly assist you. 🙂

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  3. I agree with you that the internet offers us a lot of opportunities to make money. It is a great option unless you fall into the hands of those who just want your money. Affiliate marketing is one of those tools, and the beauty is that with the right support almost anyone can be successful. Of course with the right attitude and commitment. 

    Wealthy Affiliate is maybe the best such internet business support program, and I think that anyone who happens on it, can strike lucky.

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    • Well said, Jerry! Wealthy Affiliate is the only place where you can find all the tools required to build your business including the extensive support from the WA community of well-minded people which turned out to be the greatest tool of WA when you think of it! 

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  4. Hi Sonia

    What an awesome and inspiring bio you have written here! What you have said here is very true, and I can definitely resonate with what you wrote.

    I did not lose my job, but I quit to look for greener pastures on the internet.

    I’m also not the natural or typical salesperson, and I actually didn’t like selling, and I definitely didn’t see me as an Affiliate marketer back then.

    Just like you, I stumbled upon Wealthy Affiliate, and when I realized how much they have to offer and how much I could achieve through them, I didn’t look back.

    Thank you for this awe-inspiring post.

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  5. Hello Sonia, 

    Nice to read about you. I think it provides a warm introduction. It explains clearly who you are and why you are doing affiliate marketing. 

    One question I have is whether you were working in the Biochemistry field or another science research field?

    I think a few of us here did the trial and error thing and came to realize just how many scammers are online waiting to take our money. Nice to meet you, Sonia.

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    • Nice to meet you as well, Harvey. To answer your question, I used to work in the field of biochemistry. However, ever since I have joined the wonderful WA family, I changed career path; I reinvented myself! Now, I work in the field of asset protection, and I’m trying to dedicate as much time as possible to affiliate marketing. 

      Yes, I must admit that before I joined WA, I got scammed by unscrupulous people. Live and learn as they say! So, at first, when I joined Wealthy Affiliate, I was a bit skeptical but decided to give it a try anyway. Wow, am I glad I did! No regrets at all! 

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  6. Hi, Sonia!

    It’s a pleasure to meet you. I know about the life happening thing. And, time goes by so quickly too.

    Do you have to be a nerd to succeed in affiliate marketing? I admit I’m a bit intimidated by the technology. Also, so much of affiliate marketing seems to be associated with social media.

    I never liked social media and can’t stand FaceBook. With the recent breach of security there, I doubt I’ll ever go near it. Can I still succeed in affiliate marketing or is it hopeless for me?

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    • Hi Gary,

      Nice to meet you as well.

      To answer your first question, absolutely not! You don’t have to be a nerd at all! I guess the only requirements are to be driven and be patient because becoming a successful affiliate marketer won’t happen overnight.

      As for your question about social media, you don’t have to use them if you don’t want to. However, you should. There plenty of social media platform to choose from. You should pick a couple and use them to share your posts and engage with the community. There is no need to be on social media the whole day. You should hang out in the social sphere no more than 10-15 minutes max per day. The one that I recommend using is Google +, as it will help you rank higher in Google search engine.

      I Hope that I have answered all of your questions to your satisfaction, otherwise drop me a line below, and I will gladly provide you with more assistance.

      P.S.: As for Facebook, I don’t fancy it much either…

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  7. Sonia, what a touching story. I like the way you walk us through your journey till your involvement with Affiliate Marketing. There are a lot of lessons indeed to learn from what you have shared.

    I am impressed with the courage you revealed in your journey, instead of looking at the closed door, you moved on and changed direction. Certainly can’t wait to learn more from your experience especially from the Toolbox.

    I do relate very well with Wealth Affiliate’s community of forward-thinking online entrepreneurs who are always ready to give each other a hand, whenever needed. Continue with the great work, and indeed you are destined to impact so many lives positively.

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    • I am delighted to see that my story has touched you. Hopefully, my journey toward affiliate marketing will inspire others to follow in my footsteps and reach their full potential. If you are driven and persevere, you will be successful with all your ventures even though if it is not internet marketing.

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  8. Hi Sonia. 

    Great looking website you have there. You make me think of me when you say that you were not seeing yourself in marketing. Because I would never have envisioned myself in that business. 

    When I was young, it was my younger brother who was the entrepreneur or salesperson in the family, not me.

    Now, here I am, looking to learn how to make money online through affiliate marketing. Looking forward to reading more of your posts.

    Guy

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