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David - a.k.a The Enthusiastic Hobbyist

About Me

My name is David (a.k.a. The Enthusiastic Hobbyist), I live in the UK and have always loved a hobby! I have worked in the design and marketing industry since 1987 as a graphic designer, website designer and digital marketer.

Hobbies have always filled my spare time. From quiet, meditative model-making to more energetic, outdoor pursuits. Truth is, I get bored easily and like to keep myself occupied which is why hobbies are my passion.

I enjoy physical exercise and go to the gym at least three times a week. I’ve played the drums since 1984 and have been a singer/guitarist since the late 90’s.

Then there’s my love/hate relationship with golf and enjoy most bat and ball sports. When time and weather allow I love to go coarse fishing. When the mood takes me I thoroughly enjoy photography, especially Macro.

DIY projects are always started with great enthusiasm, but invariably take ten times longer than I thought. And my main rainy-day hobby is building Lego Technic models.

I love animals and nature, long walks (especially at the coast) thoroughly enjoy gardening (I love a fresh-cut lawn with stripes!) and keep house plants.

About this website

I’ve created atozhobbies.com for three main reasons:

1. To create a genuinely helpful website that incorporates the graphic design, web design, SEO and digital marketing skills and knowledge I have acquired throughout my career.

2. I needed a project to occupy my mind outside of my part-time job.

3. I wanted to see if it’s really possible to monetize a website, and if successful, hope that it will generate a modest and relatively passive income for me in the future.

How I (hope to) make money from atozhobbies.com

Some of the links and images within atozhobbies.com will take you to websites that I have signed up for as an Affiliate.

When you click on one of these links or images and if you then decide to make a purchase at the website you arrive at, I should receive a small commission.

There is no hidden additional cost to you – the supplier pays me a percentage of how much you spend with them which can vary; some pay 5% and others up to 15%.

Effectively, I am attempting to be a commission-only sales rep for reputable companies that can supply you with quality products to support your hobbies.

Commissions are generally quite small so my challenge is great! My approach is to regularly create helpful content that will attract a LOT of lovely hobbyists like you who will then click on the affiliate links I have created, and ultimately make a purchase at one of the websites with which I am affiliated.

Affiliate links and images are identified with the word [Ad].

Wherever I endorse a product or service, whether on this website (text, images, video or audio) or on my social media channels, I will disclose to you that I am doing so in partnership with/as an affiliate of the respective company/supplier.

When creating this website I have endeavoured to do so in accordance with:

For the UK, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) and the Advertising Codes written by the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP).

For the USA, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

Please, do not hesitate to contact me should you feel that any of the content within this website (atozhobbies.com) is either misleading or non-compliant; that is not my intention!

I have also kept a diary that details the creation and development of atozhobbies.com with the intention of publishing it as a book to help other affiliate marketers learn the do’s and don’ts of affiliate marketing.