It’s hard to believe that 25 years have already passed since I embarked on my journey in the Digital World, with a primary focus on Affiliate Marketing.
It feels like just yesterday when I graduated in Marketing and began my job search. Eventually, I found my first entry into the Gaming industry, marking the beginning of my encounters with people who were just starting to explore online gambling from the comfort of their homes.
In 1999, fate introduced me to a charming UK lady who hired me as a Marketing Assistant for a gaming project. This project aimed to create an affiliate program inspired by Amazon’s concept, and I was fortunate to be part of the team that brought one of the first iGaming affiliate programs to life.
Over these 25 years, I’ve had the privilege of meeting countless people from all corners of the world. I want to take a moment to thank each and every one of you for being an integral part of my life’s journey. You’ve become more than just affiliates; you’ve become like family—mothers, fathers, and even grandparents—embarking on the affiliate journey as either a career or a part-time pursuit.
I’ve had the pleasure of meeting many of you in person at various conferences and events, reaffirming my belief that affiliate marketing is all about building relationships through open communication and trust.
Once, someone asked me what life as an affiliate manager was like, and when I described it, they remarked that it sounded like a lot of fun. That’s precisely how it has been: 25 years filled with enjoyment and the privilege of meeting people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
Affiliate Marketing has not only helped me achieve some of my personal goals but has also allowed me to be present at home while my son is growing up.
To commemorate this milestone, I will be launching a new website with various offerings, including outsourced affiliate management services. Most notably, I will be offering 30 minutes of free consultancy to affiliate managers who have questions or doubts about their current affiliate marketing projects. Stay tuned for the official date.
I won’t pretend that these 25 years have been a continuous success because that wouldn’t be honest. There have been challenges along the way, but nothing has proven too difficult to overcome. I want to express my sincere thanks to all my clients who have also played a significant role in my life and who have given me the opportunity to provide my services to their affiliate programs.
Affiliate Marketing has also opened doors to new business opportunities, allowing me to offer services such as translation services to help affiliates enter new markets and content writing to support their SEO needs, among other offerings. I want to extend my gratitude to those affiliates whose needs have paved the way for my business to diversify and provide these additional services alongside Affiliate Management.
When asked about the GEOs I focus on, I often respond with “the whole world.” These 25 years have allowed me to connect with affiliates from every corner of the globe, including individuals from my hometown, Peru. This diversity has been the beauty of working in Affiliate Marketing, where we truly embrace the worldwide web.
Thank you for these remarkable 25 years, and I eagerly anticipate continuing to learn and elevate Affiliate Marketing with all of you.
After writing this note, it’s funny that I noticed that I’ve turned 25 years together with Google. 😄