Interview With Paul Bourque – AzoogleAds Super Star – Earning $300,000 a Month at 19
Paul Bourque started affiliate marketing less than a year ago and now is earning over $300,000 a month from AzoogleAds. Paul is current 19 years old and has done so well for himself over the past year he decided to drop out of college and work full time as an affiliate marketer. Aside from his obsession with conquering the internet, Paul enjoys spending his time with friends and family and plans to move into his dream house in early 2008.
How did you start of doing Affiliate Marketing?
I started browsing ways to make money on the internet when I was in college. I initially tried learning some SEO and Adsense for a few months, but was too much of a noobie with simple things like registering a domain or creating a website to really go anywhere. Then I heard about affiliate marketing, and after profiting the first month, I couldn’t turn away. My first month was somewhere around $600 in revenue, and now I’m doing about 1000x that much.
What advice would you give someone who wants to make money online using affiliate marketing?
The same advice everyone else gives but with a little twist : study hard, never give up, and DON’T BE AFRAID. Being scared to lose money is the worst pitfall in the road to success online.
I created an affiliate marketing guide over at my blog where I tried to include as many helpful articles as I could from other forums and blogs. Aside from that, just read around forums and other popular affiliate marketing blogs to learn the basics. Once you have the basics down, it’s all about testing and throwing some of your own money into the mix. The biggest secrets come not from reading an eBook or blog, but from discovering them yourself.
I try and share my knowledge and what I’ve learned in my blog, UberAffiliate.com.
You made over $200,000 in one month from Azoogle Ads, tell us about this?
Well, I made over $200,000. If I told you any more information I’d just be plain stupid :).
What do you spend all of your hard earned cash on?
Investment for the future. Aside from the occasion big purchase like a car or soon to be house, most of my money goes into the bank so I can have it ready when an opportunity knocks on my door.
If you could go back in a time machine to the time when you were just getting started. What business related advice would you give yourself?
Keep doing what you’re doing. I built up my empire rather fast, as I haven’t even been in this game for a year and I’m perfectly happy with where I’m at and how I’m growing.
Do you think that entrepreneurialism is something that is in your blood? Or is it something that can be learned?
I think it’s in your blood. You have to have a passion for what you do, and different people have different passions. Someone who loves to play music would be better off trying to become a professional musician than trying to make money online when they have no drive to do so.
Is there anyone that you look up to and model yourself on?
The people I most model myself on are those that I don’t even know their names. The huge players in affiliate marketing that make millions a month but block all of their registration information. I’m constantly striving to get to that level, and I won’t stop until I’m there.
What advice would you give to a Young Entrepreneur setting up their first business?
Definitely know that whatever age you are – it’s possible. At first it was kind of fun, but now it’s annoying to hear every real estate agent say “You’re buying a house at nineteen years old? What do you do?!” That throws me into a 10 minute conversation about the internet and marketing and yadda yadda yadda. Just know that just because you’re young doesn’t make you any less genius that anybody else out there.
What are your plans for the future?
Keep reinvesting and building on the projects I have going now. I enjoy blogging so I’ll keep that running. I have a few projects in production that aren’t directly affiliate marketing, and the potential for all of them is enormous. So right now I’m just focusing on this next month – not the rest of my life. It’s no fun that way.