Aloha, this is KM Lee from Malaysia and I'm the guy behind OptimizeTemplates.
It all started out in 2012 when my niche websites got hit by the Google Panda update, and I lost my income overnight. I soon learned that the most bulletproof way to earn a living online is by selling your own digital products, other people's products, or selling your services.
In 2013, I started doing freelance work on oDesk (now known as Upwork), mainly helping clients to create their marketing funnels and membership sites using OptimizePress 1.0. I got my very first client simply because he was looking for someone to help him manage his OptimizePress website for long-term, and I offered to work for him for less than $3.00 an hour.
In just over a year's time, I had worked with over 60 clients and established myself as one of the experts in the OptimizePress and membership fields. I've earned the Top Rated status on oDesk by 2015. Then I quit freelancing because it wasn't something I wanted to pursue.