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OK, you have heard it all before. Affiliate Marketing is a dog eat dog type of business. Article Marketing through the use of E-zine directories is not any better. Everyone and their brother seems to know about this type of traffic generation process and does it really work? Yes, it does.
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Please follow along in this short story. When I joined the Army I was terribly out of shape. I was 6’3” and 252 pounds, both big and fat! They still took my enlistment with no problem. If I had known what I was in for, in hindsight, I don’t know if I would have joined up, however, I am glad that I did. The very first day after we had all of our immunization shots, haircuts and issued these funny green clothes, they decided to make all of us take a physical fitness test. Run 2 miles in under 16 minutes, do 40 push ups and 40 sit ups both in under 2 minutes. Doesn’t sound like much does it? OK, try it, you will find out for yourself.
Why do I share this little piece of information? The Army had a task, get all the raw recruits into shape so that one day they could go into battle if necessary. So not only did we march everywhere on a very large base, they decided to “drill” us every morning at the physical fitness field for what seemed like hours. At the end of 16 weeks, I had dropped so much weight and was so fit that my mother literally did not recognize me. I weighed 178 pounds! I was extremely proud of that accomplishment.