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How a 32 Year Old College Dropout Started a Website in His Basement and Earned $108,370 in One Month

Discover the Easy 7 Step System for Making Money With Affiliate Marketing

15 Years Ago I Was Exactly Where You Are Right Now...

I was surfing the internet trying to figure out how I was going to make money online...

Have you ever felt like what you’re currently doing, is not something you want to do for the rest of your life?

Me in my parents' basement

I’ve had those exact same feelings…

I remember thinking:

"Man, I don’t want to do this for the rest of my life."

These thoughts all started for me back at University.

It wasn’t long before I realized that working up the ladder and aiming for that corner office at some bank did not appeal to me.

After the first semester of business school, I knew that I didn’t want to work for someone else.

What I really wanted was an online business.
Some type of website that made me money.

I started my first website back in 2007.

YouTube was only 2 years old so there wasn’t a lot of online training available.

My first website

What I finally ended up starting was a website about health supplements.

I bought a program that taught me how to create a website.

The only problem was that the program only taught me a fraction of what I needed to know…

As I was trying to build my first website, I managed to graduate business school, but I had no job prospects.

At that point I did what everyone does who graduates University or College with no plan in place…

I went traveling for a few years.

When reality sunk in and I had to return home, I continued to work on my website in my parents’ basement.

At this point I was a few years away from turning 30, and I could sense my dad was not impressed.

I remember an encounter I had with my dad where he asked me:

“Are you still working on your bullshit website?”

That is something I will never forget.

I don’t blame my dad for making that comment.

He is an old school, hard working carpenter that just didn’t understand the potential of the internet.

You need to remember that so many people, especially your friends and family, will not support you when you tell them you want to start your own business.

You need to be ready for this, because it happens to all of us.

Making money online is so foreign to most people.

They don’t understand what you’re trying to do, so they’ll tell you not to do it.

I knew deep down that I could one day make money online, I just hadn’t figured it out yet.

But unfortunately, I reached a point where I needed a “back up plan”.

The Back Up Plan That Cost Me $30,000

As my $50,000 business degree was collecting dust, I took some bad advice and I enrolled for Marine Engineering School.

I guess I convinced myself that I would be able to work on my website while out at sea, but to be honest, I think I was just scared about disappointing my parents even more.

It’s crazy how we will choose a career that we might have for the rest of our lives, just to make other people happy.

Me as cadet (blurry selfie from engine room)

So I enrolled for Marine Engineering School but with no money, I needed to make $30,000 to pay for tuition and living expenses, and I had 6 months to do it.

I did some research and in January 2012 I flew from Toronto to Edmonton for an interview to work on the oil rigs as a roughneck.

Working as a roughneck on an oil rig is a very physically demanding job, and the interview was a physical exam...

Can you hold a squat for 3 minutes?...

Neither could I, and I failed the fitness test.

The interview was over, and I was basically stranded in a motel room, in the middle of nowhere, in the dead of winter.

I was running out of money and I was about to fly home with no job and call the whole thing a total loss, when I received a call back from another company that was also hiring.

Luckily I barely passed their exam, and the next day was shipped out to meet my new crew.

For the first 3 months I had to share a motel room with this crazy guy who chain-smoked cigarettes in his bed, and fell asleep listening to hardcore rap music.

Most nights he would fall asleep, and I would sneak over and turn off his headphones.

It was really bad.

I managed to survive on the oil rigs for 6 months, grew a cool mustache, and I made about $35,000.

I remember talking with my sister at the time, and I vividly recall her saying: 

“Wow that’s huge money Ty, you’re never going to get another job making $6000 a month, that’s crazy money.”

$6000 a month for a job where you need no experience is good money for most people, but it was an extremely dangerous and physical job.

I was so tired I basically worked and slept for 6 months straight. Most mornings my arms were so sore I couldn’t even brush my teeth.

Yes I was making money, but my life sucked.

Me with a mustache after working on the rigs

I remember thinking my sister doesn’t get it... People don’t understand the potential with an online business.

Even at the time, with no success online, I knew deep down that an online business could easily make $6000 a month.

But I also knew that most people just didn’t get it, so I smiled and told my sister she was right.

After 6 months I finished working on the rigs. I managed to make it out in one piece, and I was up $35,000.

And once again, ended up wasting all of it on an education I didn’t end up using...

Marine Engineering Sounds Cool, But It's Not!

Marine engineering sounds smart and fancy, but it’s really not, at least not when you’re working on the ships which haul cargo across the Great Lakes.

These are not fancy cruise ships.

They’re rust buckets with crews of angry men that just want to get off and go see their families.

We all had calendars and black magic markers, and we would literally cross the days off and hope that time would speed up. 

Cargo ship I worked on

The thought of this career also sucked when I realized that we weren’t just counting down the days until Friday like most people do.

The typical schedule was 3 months out at sea, 1 month off. I wasn’t working for the weekend, I was working for the next quarter.

And to top it off, I had just met a girl who I was falling for.

At the time, I was thinking, how could I have a relationship with this great girl when I would potentially be out at sea for 3 months straight?

It was a terrible situation.

But what really sealed the deal, was when I almost died.

I was on the early morning shift with the 2nd engineer who was a grumpy old Russian.

This guy literally refused to talk with me because I was the cadet.

That morning we had an issue with a fuel tank.

Engine room I worked in

One of the fuel tanks, which is huge, had a float switch which was malfunctioning.

The float switch measures when the fuel drops to a certain level, so it was important to fix.

The grumpy old Russian engineer threw a screwdriver at me, and told me to remove it.

As I was unscrewing the device from the tank, a jolt of voltage flew up the screwdriver into my hand, and straight up my arm.

It was such a big shock that it almost knocked me off the ladder.

I returned to the engine room and told the 2nd engineer that there was still electricity running to that float switch.

He just grunted at me, and stormed out of the office.

I followed him to the fuel tank where he was already up the ladder, unscrewing the float switch like a mad man.

As I was holding the ladder, I looked up and saw sparks flying everywhere.

And then all of a sudden it was as if a bomb went off...


The sparks ignited the fumes within the fuel tank, and there was an explosion that literally sent the crazy engineer flying off the ladder. 

Smoke rushed into the engine room, and we stumbled to a loading window for fresh air.

This is a picture of the ship I was on, and that’s the exact window we stuck our heads out of so we could breathe.

Lucky this engine room had a window

As I looked out into the sky, I saw a huge cloud of smoke drifting behind the ship as if we were sailing through a massive storm. I realized how lucky we were that the whole tank didn’t explode.

After my shift that morning, I was lying in my bed, thinking about my life, my parents, and my girlfriend. That's when I decided I can’t do this anymore.

At the time I was researching a program which was supposed to teach me how to make my website a success.

That’s when I figured, life is short, I could be dead tomorrow, and I pulled out my credit card and bought another online marketing course.

Looking back, that is really the day that changed my life.

I found the missing piece that my website needed.

If I didn’t almost die that day, I would not have bought that course, and I would not be talking to you right now.

I Told My Girlfriend: I'm Quitting!

When it was time for me to get off the ship, my girlfriend at the time, who’s now my wife, picked me up from the dock, and we went and had lunch.

I told her that I wasn’t going to do my final test and get my engineering certificate.

Instead I was going to work on my online business, full time.

She smiled and hugged me, and gave me the support I needed, but later told me at the time she was terrified.

Me and my wife (girlfriend at the time)

We were about to move in together and I didn’t have a steady income.

She later told me she was thinking:

"What the heck, this guy’s going to quit when he’s so close to getting a job, and do some website thing in the basement?"

Basement it was, for the 2nd time.

But fast forward a few years, I managed to move out of the basement we were renting, and we bought our dream home

Basement 2019

Dream home 2022

More importantly, we have that F**K You Money

We have the freedom to do what we want, when we want.

No one can tell me what to do.

F **K You Money is the amount of money you need to be able to do anything you want to do.

This amount varies from one person to another, but typically it is enough money for a person to live on for the rest of their life.

Imagine waking up every morning and being free to do exactly what you want to do.

F**K You Money is financial freedom. It allows you to say “no” to whatever, or whoever you want to.

Imagine living your life on your own terms...

No more alarm clock.

No more driving in traffic.

No more hating Mondays.

No more getting up early and rushing out the door to a job you’re not passionate about, for a paycheck that barely lets you survive.

And if you have a shitty boss like most people do, imagine what your life could be like, if you told your boss to get lost.

That’s what F**K You Money allows you to do. It’s financial freedom, and it empowers you to take back control of your life.

I want to show you how to get to this level .

Average Guy Goes From Basement To Financial Freedom With A Step-By-Step System Anyone Can Use

I’m sharing this story about myself because I want you to know that I’m really not special.

I’m just an average guy.

The only advantage I have over you is that I’ve spent years researching how to build an online business that works, and I finally figured it all out.

I was able to put the final pieces together into a system that helped me build my online business to levels where I became financially free.

I moved from my parents' basement, to a small rental basement, and into my dream home, because I finally had a complete system that worked.

I’ve used this exact system to earn over $100,000 a month from just one of my websites, and I managed to lay all the steps out so anyone can follow them.

What I’ve experienced is so different from many other coaches out there.

I was lucky, because the only thing I wanted to do was figure out how to create a website that made me money.

No matter how many times I failed, I was not discouraged. 

Weird office 2017

Financially free 2021

This means I basically spent a decade trying to build a successful online business.

I’ve made a ton of mistakes, and I spent thousands and thousands of dollars on courses and programs.

But finally, through enough trial and error, I was able to cherry pick all the training and techniques that actually worked, and put them into a complete system that even a pure beginner can follow and master. 

This system is what finally made me successful, and it can help you avoid years of failing with methods that don’t work, and save you tons of money on courses and programs which are incomplete.

So if you're ready, let’s check out the step-by-step plan and the complete system right now.

Tyler Stokes the founder of Affiliate Marketing That WORKS

The Last Affiliate Marketing Course You Will Ever Need

This course is for you if...

You have zero experience with affiliate marketing.
Or… You’re overwhelmed and don’t know where to start.
Or… Your current website isn’t making any money.
Or… You’re ready to leave your job and be financially free.

The Affiliate Marketing That WORKS Course Overview

This course will show you how to build an affiliate marketing business if you're a pure beginner, you don't know what topic to choose, and you have no prior experience!

In my 15 years of trying to make money online, and finally succeeding, I discovered there are 3 things you absolutely need:

Step-by-Step Training
Private Online Community
List of Tools and Resources

1. Step-By-Step Training

The first thing that you get is the Affiliate Marketing That WORKS Full Course, that I put together from over 15 years of experience.

You get the step-by-step system.

I've spent months and months putting together the training videos. Every question is answered, and you get to watch over my shoulder as I build out an example business.

There are 7 Modules, 50 lessons, and over 15 hours of training waiting for you.

There’s also an 8th Module which will be full of extra lessons added throughout the year.

Module 1: Introduction

Module 1 is an introduction which will explain how to get the most out of this course. This is a must watch.

Module 2: Strategy

Module 2 is all about understanding what your strategy will be. You need a good strategy to be successful.

Module 3: Find Your Niche

Module 3 will help you find and evaluate a profitable niche for your business. This step is super important.

Module 4: Keyword Research

Module 4 is all about keyword research. Learn how to find and evaluate keywords that drive traffic to your site.

Module 5: Build Your Website

Module 5 is a set of lessons on building your website on WordPress. You will become an expert in no time.

Module 6: Content Creation

Module 6 will help you learn about the type of content you will need for your affiliate marketing website.

Module 7: SEO

Module 7 will cover the SEO techniques you will use to rank your website on the search engines. This is key!

Module 8: Extras

Module 8 contains extra lessons and bonus material which will be updated throughout the year.

2. Private Online Community

Right now you're probably trying to learn this stuff alone, but I want to get rid of that because it’s a major hurdle to your success.

You need a community of like minded people. 

When you register for this course, you will be granted access to a Private Facebook Group where you can ask questions and get feedback from me and other members.

This is such a valuable tool for big picture ideas, but also for all kinds of small issues you might have as you build your business.

When you’re just starting out you might have a bunch of questions, and this is a great place to get them answered very quickly.

It’s really hard to put a price tag on these kinds of communities. They have personally been a tremendous help in my success.

3. List Of Tools And Resources

After buying several courses myself, I found it strange that some so-called marketing coaches never tell you the exact tools they’re using in their businesses.

Some coaches and gurus just aren’t transparent.

Or worse, they will recommend tools they get paid to promote which is pretty shady.

Over the years I’ve probably spent thousands of dollars on tools just because a marketer recommended them. Many were not worth the money, or I didn’t actually need them for my business.

I want to be completely transparent with every single tool and resource I personally use, so within each lesson, I clearly state the exact tool or service that I use for any particular process when applicable.

I’m only recommending resources I personally use.

This is also extremely useful for beginners, because it’s easy to get overwhelmed with all the options available for designing and customizing your website, or doing keyword research.

There’s a whole industry which wants to sell you marketing tools you really don’t need.

Again, I will tell you and show you every tool I use, so you can use the same ones.

What Real Members Are Saying

As a complete beginner I wanted to find guidance and easily understood information on affiliate marketing that was credible and well presented. Tyler’s course was the perfect place to start my journey with its invaluable information and accompanying video tutorials.

Chris Bendall

Course Member

For years I have been wanting to start my own online business. However, I didn’t know how and where to get started. That is until I found Tyler’s content. The course is well structured and easy to understand even for a complete beginner like me. I have learned so much that it gave me the confidence and motivation to get started with my own affiliate marketing website. Tyler is a fantastic teacher, I highly recommend checking out his content!

Vincent Mellaerts

Course Member

Added Bonuses If You Purchase Today

For a limited time only, you get these bonuses when you register today!

Bonus 1: Lifetime Access and Updates

This course includes lifetime access. This means you will get free access to any future updates, along with any future material related to affiliate marketing. All future updates are free forever.

This bonus is huge.

Basically, you get lifetime access to this course, and any future updates.

Most courses like this charge you every year for new training, but not me. This is truly a one time fee.

You get instant access to the course material, forever. Plus you don’t pay for any new training.

This is super important because as things change in the industry, and marketing techniques evolve, I will share new training and updates with you.

So think of this as lifetime training that doesn’t expire.

If there’s something new I’m doing, I will teach you.

I will also be updating any training as things change.

You get free updates, for life.

Bonus 2: Live Coaching Calls

Once new students are onboard, there will be question and answer calls available to members. You will be able to jump on a live webinar and ask questions. Only students who register early will get this bonus for free.

After students come onboard, live coaching calls will get up and running.

When this happens, you will get access to a live webinars where I will be answering questions.

You can think of this as one-on-one coaching!

These webinars will be recorded as well so you can access past recordings, and learn from other people’s questions too.

I know from personal experience, these live question and answer sessions can be a game changer and can greatly increase your chances of success.

But when this goes live, the price of this course will instantly go up.

Students who register today will get access to this for free.

I'm Guessing You Want A Step-By-Step Plan, Right?

When I was struggling as a beginner, I was missing many of these elements, and the truth is, you need them all.

The main component I was really missing, and what no one actually gave me, was a step-by-step plan.

A lot of training out there is either good and incomplete, or just a bunch of fluff without specific instructions.

When someone teaches you something online, do you want them to share some theory with you and tell you to go figure it out yourself, or do you want them to tell you exactly what to do first, and what comes next?

I’m guessing you want a step-by-step plan, right?

To learn from someone else, you truly need a complete system to follow. You need a step-by-step plan.

You need a full map with all the directions.

Once you have the map, to be successful, you just need to take the steps.

Are You Ready To Join?

There are two payment options to choose from:
A "1 time payment" or a "monthly payment".

$197 Lifetime Plan

This is a 1 time payment!

Instant access to 8 training modules
Private Facebook Group access
A complete list of tools and resources
Bonus #1: Lifetime access and updates
Bonus #2: Live coaching calls coming soon

Total Value $7,891
Today's Price $197

$27 Monthly Plan

This is a low monthly payment!

Instant access to 8 training modules
Private Facebook Group access
A complete list of tools and resources
Bonus #2: Live coaching calls coming soon
Cancel your membership anytime

Total Value $5,894
Today's Price $27 Per Month


More Testimonials From Real Students

For the past month, I have been taking Tyler's "Affiliate Marketing That Works" course. Having taken other courses online, most of the instructors are confusing or hard to understand. They go into tech parts of affiliate marketing so fast, assuming you understand all parts of technology. Tyler is not like anyone else with which I have taken a course. He explains everything in terms that almost anyone can understand. I have completed about half of the course and am sincerely enjoying it so far. It doesn't feel at all like work. I would recommend this course to anyone interested in affiliate marketing, especially if you are a beginner!

Sharon H.

Course Member

After struggling to get started with my online business dream for years now, Tyler's content has restored my hope of ever starting my online business, and has actually given me the sufficient tools and information in order to get started. I highly recommend this course to anyone who is a complete beginner like me.

Priscillia P.

Course Member

I just want to say that out of all the affiliate marketing programs I've come across, Tyler Stokes' "Affiliate Marketing That Works" training course is absolutely fantastic, and one of the best, if not the best in my book! What I really like about Tyler that sets him apart from all the so call​​ed affiliate marketing gurus out there, is his approach & demeanor. Not only is he a great teacher & coach, but he does it without the hype; no pictures of exotic cars, mansions, stacks of cash, etc. He has a very down to earth approach, and it really is a nice breath of fresh air.

Tyler doesn't brag about his success, though he is clearly successful. You'll immediately have the sense that he's very approachable, humble, knowledgeable in the affiliate marketing industry, and very successful. In his training course, Tyler will take you step by step through the process of starting a successful career in affiliate marketing, and you will never look back.

I recommend Tyler's "Affiliate Marketing That Works" training course to anyone interested in becoming a successful affiliate marketer. He truly knows the business inside & out, and you will absorb a wealth of invaluable information from his program. I can't thank Tyler enough!

Phil S.

Course Member

For over 15 years, I flirted with Affiliate Marketing as a means of creating another income stream. I purchased e-books, watched videos, and listened to the promises of countless gurus. But two things were wrong: Nothing was explained and everything reeked of a get-rich-quick scheme.

Then Tyler changed all that.  

His course progresses through the few critical concepts of Affiliate Marketing that you MUST know in order to be successful. Each section tackles one concept, explains it, illustrates it, and provides outside references for further study where appropriate. As a bonus, the presentation is in lecture form as well as text so you can use the approach that is best for you.

Be assured, you learn a lot and you learn it in your own time, but don’t dawdle, there is money to be made.

Dan D.

Course Member

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You have a full 14 days to see if this system is right for you.

If you determine that it isn't, just let me know and I'll gladly refund your money.

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Total Value $5,894
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I'll Teach You Everything I Know

This course is fully updated for 2023 and includes 8 continuously updated modules.

You get lifetime updates and bonus material on creating a successful business from A to Z.

I’ve spent so much time putting this course together, and it comes from years of experience, many failed attempts, and thousands of my own dollars spent on testing out various programs.

I’ve checked other similar courses you can buy, and you just don’t get anywhere near the value you get with this. I’ve personally spent thousands of dollars on courses which don’t compare.

This is actually what inspired me to create this course. I came across so many bad programs and teachers, and I knew I could do a way better job.

I'm really looking forward to working with you, and meeting you soon!

Ready To Get Access For Only $197?

This low price and bonus offer will only be available for a limited time, so take action right now!

When will I get access to the course?

You will get access to the full course immediately. All the lessons are available. There are no restrictions or time delays in getting access to any lesson.

How does the refund and cancellation process work?

If you request a refund with the Lifetime Plan within 14 days you will get a full refund of $197. You will lose access to the course and the online community. If you cancel your membership with the Monthly Plan, you will lose access to the course and the online community.

Are there any additional costs?

There are no additional costs to this specific course. In order to be successful you will need to register for some services and tools. These costs are minimal and there are budget options.

What software will I need?

It is highly recommended that you use an advanced Search Engine Optimization software. There are budget and premium options outlined in the course along with tutorials. Free alternatives are showcased as well.

Do I need any experience?

No experience is needed. Pure beginners can be successful with this course. A step-by-step framework is provided along with recommendations for any additional learning.

$197 Lifetime Plan

Instant access to 8 training modules
Private Facebook Group access
A complete list of tools and resources
Bonus #1: Lifetime access and updates
Bonus #2: Live coaching calls coming soon

Total Value $7,891
Today's Price $197

$27 Monthly Plan

Instant access to 8 training modules
Private Facebook Group access
A complete list of tools and resources
Bonus #2: Live coaching calls coming soon
Cancel your membership anytime

Total Value $5,894
Today's Price $27 Per Month


Right now this course is just $197, and it comes with a full 14 day money back guarantee. 

If you want to return this course for any reason, you can do so within the first 14 days.

There’s no requirement that you show me any type of work.

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