Just wondering how many other affiliates here have a real business, meaning something like being a real estate agent, owning a GAP store, a restaurant... that kind of thing.
Myself personally, I have a real estate company, convenience store / gas station, and am currently working on a exotic car tour business. I also have an EDM social network (Plurlife - Welcome to new Plurlife !) that I am completely redesigning the site and business model on, and I'm also the owner of a major tailgating / drinking games business that will soon involve a monstrous warehouse and a ton of inventory / logistics.
Personally, I enjoy the gas station business. Its not the most financially rewarding, even compared to being an iGaming affiliate, but its rewarding in what its taught me about life and the real people that come through there. Makes you realize that not everybody in life is all peaches and cream. I once had a homeless "tweaker" walk about 30 miles to my gas station - I saw him walking on the side of the road as I drove to work that morning. Sometime in the evening, a customer came in and warned me about a "tweaker" yelling things in the parking lot. I knew that it was probably this guy that was walking the side of the road. I went to our beverage machine and poured a nice cold glass of water for him and greeted him in the parking lot with it. He thanked me with no words - just a look in his eyes that said "Wow man, thanks for this water... why are you doing this?" It was as if he had never been helped by anybody before. THAT is the reward I get from owning a convenience store
What do you all got? How's business for you?