About

Here’s where I will tell you all about Grow With Dave Barker! 😉

My background: 40+ years in corporate Risk Management & Insurance, working with financial institution risks for 35 years, licensed in 9 provinces, and CEO of a specialty insurance broker.  I retired at the end of 2012 but then began my own risk management consulting business.

In mid-2016 I began affiliate marketing with an online store selling Amazon products.  A year later I began to focus on digital products where there were no inventory or support issues, no overheads and well-organized sales platforms to deal with financial aspects and product delivery — and commissions were as much as 20 times bigger.   I also began to build capabilities and connections to support and advise small businesses.

I have seen the affiliate marketing business grow and get more competitive.  Buyers have become more cautious, less trusting and less free with their personal information.  Payment processors like PayPal have reduced risks related to credit card transactions.  Buyers want to know, like and trust whoever they are buying from.

This blog is a place for me to share information that interests me and, hopefully, you as well.  In that process, I want to share value.  Sometimes that will include training.  Sometimes it may be sharing of principles and values that guide us to better lives, or enhance our environment.  It may be as simple as a cartoon with a message.  I want you to know who I am and what I stand for.  I want this to be the beginning of a long-term, mutually beneficial relationship.