ROTE 010: Chad French – Kid Entrepreneur to PeerFly CEO

Never has there been such an opportunity as right now for anyone to start a business, blog or brand on the internet. It’s simply a matter of putting in the time and effort to make a different and not just sitting on the sidelines and watching it happen.

When I first started making money online, it was just one dollar at a time. Seriously! How crazy does that sound!

Yes, when I first started making money online when I was in a freshman/sophomore in high school I was designing graphic banners for people in the AOL webmaster chat room called the Web Diner. Even funnier… half of the people who ordered a banner, didn’t send me a dollar through the mail like they promised! (Remember… this was years before Paypal or any other online payment processing was created)

After a period of time of creating banners for a dollar each, I knew there was a way to make money online, I just had to find it.

Long story short… I then found’s affiliate program, then started creating my own sites and then came across my first affiliate network which changed everything.

This is exactly what we are going to be talking about in the latest episode of the Rise of the Entrepreneur.

Rise of the Entrepreneur – Episode 10 with Chad French

Chad French of Peerfly

Chad French is the CEO and founder of, one of the highest rated affiliate networks in the industry today.

I’m a big fan of Chad French as many part of his story are quite similar to mine. We both started making money while in grade school by selling candy, we weren’t straight “A” students in school and we both had the passion and desire to succeed with our own business.

We both were also featured in the new Living Dot Com documentary that premiered in Beverly Hills, CA last month.

Talking Points Discussed in this Episode:

  • Chad’s first experience of making money in school
  • How school no longer fit into Chad’s equation
  • The creation and sale of an incentive rewards site
  • Starting an affiliate network from scratch
  • Building a solid team around your business
  • Growing an affiliate network through support and service
  • Various discussion on the affiliate industry and it’s future
  • Three great Q&A questions for Chad in the Pit of Fire

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