Hey there. I’m Justin Dupre. On a friendly basis, some might recognize me as Bud or Buddy, so feel free to call me whatever you are comfortable with. I’m on affiliate and internet marketer working with mostly PPC and PPM tactics to generate traffic to landing and offer pages. Since I started internet marketing during the middle of 2008, I’ve generated tens of thousands of dollars in revenue! It’s been an exciting journey that I’ve been learning a lot through out the whole process. I hope that by writing my blog, I can build equitity, interest, and network with the many other marketers and those interested in starting their own business like I have.
I am an American, but I live and work straight out of Thailand.
Well I was born on January 19th, 1988. Fast forward 18 years to 2006, and I was joined up with the Rotary Youth Exchange program, where I was promptly sent to a northern province, Lampang, of Thailand. My original plans were to finish college up in Tokyo, Japan, but I fell in love with the people, food, and the ease of Thai life and decided I would be better off just studying here.
I had completed my application to study at Mahidol University International College. Unfortunately, I needed a loan to study anywhere, no matter what college I had applied to. US Banks wouldn’t allow me to take out a loan to study at a Thai university. I discovered the only US university in Thailand, Webster University in Hua-Hin, applied, got my loan, paid, and within that month of September 2007, I was back in Thailand.
I didn’t really like Webster University. Number 1, it was in Hua-Hin, a beach town for tourists and retired ex-pats. There were only a few things for an 18-year-old college student to do in the town which got very boring. I wasn’t much of a beach lover, either. Number 2, the student body was made up half of exchange students from the international network, 45% of international students already living in Thailand, and 5% being Thai. I came to Thailand because I enjoyed being with Thais. With a student body of only 200 or so students, I certainly wasn’t getting the exposure I wanted.
To do something about this, I knew I would need to start making and saving money up to be able to pay for a Thai university myself. I tried teaching English at Silapakorn University in Phetchaburi, but I didn’t really like it. I probably stumbled upon some of the big make money online blogs like ProBlogger, Shoemoney, and John Chow, because that is when I started blogging. I believe I had some horribly written blog on Blogger for a month, when I finally got up my own hosting and bought the domain name Blogosis. I wrote about blogging, then about random things. As of now it’s a mess. Blogging never made me more than a few bucks. I then jumped into freelance writing (I used this blog to promote my services which you can see in some of my older posts) which made me some decent money and gave me a very comfortable life in Thailand. It still wasn’t enough, though.
I started thinking while I was writing, “If these guys can afford to pay me 3-5 cents per word, they must be making some good money with my articles.” I did more research and found out those articles I was writing on insurance and dieting was helping them generate huge lead payouts from affiliate networks. And that’s when I decided to give it a shot! I took $250, tested out some offers on Facebook, and broke even on my first day. The next day, I was already profiting.
I now make enough to pay for my own schooling, rent an amazing condominium, travel to places around the world, and have a lot of fun the whole time. Hopefully, reading up on some of my posts can help you get started in the awesome path I’ve taken from going from a broke student to self-made entrepreneur and internet marketer success story.
If you have any questions of comments for me, please feel free to contact me!