About me


About me!

My name is Denis Blanchard. I am “grateful” that you have found my page.

You could say I’m an “old-timer” of the Internet.  I started back in the late ’80s with a computer that had 2 floppy disks and no hard drive!

I have been on multiple BBS (For those of you who have never seen the acronym, it stands for “Bulletin Board Service”) even before the Internet was something that people knew what it was.

I also used services like Compuserve and AOL which were very popular before the actual explosion of the Internet.

I have used Wildcat, Gopherspace, and Telnet before the arrival of “Netscape” to “surf” the Internet in its early days.

So I’ve been around quite a while and seen all of the actual changes come and go.

But this was all just a “hobby”, something I would do after my real “job”.

After years and years of working for someone else, I decided to try if this “Internet” could actually earn me some money.  I was seeing people claiming they were millionaires just by blogging, so I started studying.  Again just as an “after-work” hobby.

I have been studying for ways to make money online with affiliate marketing for a little over 6 years now.  During this period, I had great ideas and dreams at first. I did a couple of websites that were plain and ugly and made no money with them, they just cost me money.

I went on and on, looking for ways to make money online, and did found some pretty shady and very low-quality offers, and I quickly realized that there are NO magic buttons, NO getting rich overnight (even though there are a lot of schemes and/or scams out there claiming that they can).

Then I found out about Affiliate Marketing.

I am very grateful to have found this method of earning honest money and creating a passive income for myself and my family, hence the name of my site “gratefulaffiliate.com”.

You will find that it’s a true and honest way to make money online if you put in the work required.

I want to help you!

Rat Race

The main reason for creating this website is to help people like you (and me), who are really fed up with the 9 to 5 grind and want to be able to fire their boss and “quit the rat race” by creating multiple sources of passive income and eventually, quit their day job and work full time online.

I want to show you how to make honest money online with a clear and concise way of understanding what Affiliate Marketing really is.

In my own search for an honest way to make honest money online, I found a platform called Wealthy Affiliate

Wealthy Affiliate

It is a FREE, no risk involved, way to start an online business.

They specialize in Affiliate Marketing and provides all of the support and tools needed to build a successful online business.

Everything you will find on this website is 100% honest and is the result of my research and (sometimes not so good) experiences.

It is part of my journey to become financially independent by making honest money with an online business.

An online business has to be treated the same way as a brick and mortar business and through this blog, I want to show you how I do it.

If you want to learn more about Affiliate marketing and the best platform to get on to actually start a real business and make a passive income online, click the link below and you will have direct personal access to me within the actual platform, and I will be more than happy to show you around and help you get started.

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12 thoughts on “About me”

    • I have sent you a private message yesterday Paul, but if you did not get it you can come and join me over at Wealthy Affiliate. I will be happy to help you out within the platform. However, I must tell you right now that you will not be making any money right away. Actually, the reality is that there are NO systems on the Internet that can make you rich overnight (even if thousands of them say so).

      An online business has to be treated just like any other kind of business. You have to put in some work and persistence in order to succeed! The systems and products that tell you otherwise are just selling “snake oil” and are just in to get your hard-earned money and leave you empty-handed. Believe me, I have been there!

      About 5 years ago, I went through a lot of bogus systems and scams that only cost me money and I never made a cent. Scammers will say anything to lure you in, and they hire actors to tell fake testimonies. I see it all the time. Then I found Wealthy Affiliate and I made it my mission to tell regular people about it so that they don’t do the same mistakes I did back then.

      Let’s do this together!

  1. Denis-
    Great information on your site! Is there anyway to talk with you more about it without having to be a Premium member? Excited about it but have questions!


    • Sorry for the late reply!

      I was away for a few days because I lost a good friend to a brain tumor… But as you can see, that’s what so nice about having an online business, even if you are not present, it keeps on working for you. 🙂

      May I ask what questions you have about Wealthy Affiliate? You can actually test drive the whole platform and see what the premium membership has to offer for FREE for 7 days. All you have to do is enter your email address and choose a username and you are in my friend. Click on —> this link <--- and it will bring you right there! I will see you inside 🙂 Denis


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