In 1998, the company I was working for said, "You're in management, you understand sales, and you seem to know a little something about computers, so we're going to put you in charge of our new website starting Monday." I took some classes and learned some programming, and a few weeks later, I actually had an idea of what I was doing. We were paying $10,000 a month for someone to host our shopping cart for us; we had less than 1,000 visitors a month and were making less $10,000 in gross revenue. That was a problem. I rewrote the shopping cart, set it up with an in-house linux box, and we were in business. A few years later, after several design revisions, and even more programming revisions, we were averaging between 30,000 and 50,000 unique visitors a day, with yearly revenues in excess of $25 million. Currently, I work on my own affiliate marketing projects and client work.