From Rags To RICHES

ConqueringFear

This is Part 2 of a 3-part series of my journey, from stumbling on the Pick Up Artist community in my teens to finding out about Day Game and making it a LIFESTYLE.

Part 1 The Call To Adventure
Part 2  [You Are Here] – From Rags To RICHES
Part 3 – Can Money Buy Happiness?

“There HAS To Be A Better Way!”

That’s all that I kept thinking when I quit that lousy fundraising job.

Surely there is more to life than doing the same boring thing on repeat.

Getting woken up by an annoying alarm every morning.

Getting stuck in traffic.

Working for a boss who doesn’t give a shit about me.

It was a pain in the arse doing all this stuff at the age of 18. But what about 10 years down the line? When I’ll actually have responsibilities.

A wife? Kids? Mortgage payments to pay? Parents to look after because they’re getting old?

All my life I’d have to be a slave to the system…

Trading my precious time for money.

FUCK THAT!

Fight Club Quote

I talked about all of this to my family and friends…

But they just shrugged their shoulders and recommended that I stick to the “safe” and “secure” path… <– (At least that’s what society tells you)

A career didn’t appeal to me at all. I wanted to leave my mark on the world…

And working for someone else just wasn’t going to cut it.

I Knew I Had To Take BIG Risks And
HUSTLE To Get To The Top!

So I started searching…

Futurama MemeAnd it wasn’t long until I stumbled on this whole Internet Marketing thing.

And I’m talking about the LEGIT stuff. Not the bullshit “get rich quick” schemes.

Earn $1000s by clicking a few buttons? HAH! These people must be mad.

Sadly, most people spend their whole life pursuing their dreams. It took me 3 years (after stumbling on Internet Marketing), to figure out EXACTLY what kind of lifestyle I wanted to live, how I was going to do it and how I was going to teach people to do the same.

I’d love to tell you it was a smooth ride.

But just like any process… You learn from your mistakes.

And mistakes in business cost me valuable TIME and MONEY.

A Few Examples:

  • One failed advertising campaign left me with no food for a week. (Forcing me to raid my flat mates cupboards lol)
  • I tried to make a business in the PUA market. Took 2 months to design the website, create the videos and make the products. I realised the business model was flawed after I spent over $500 on advertising and had nothing to show for it.
  • Spent 3 months building Amazon product review websites, 6 months on a membership website, 1 month creating an information product, 2 months working on a product launch… ALL attempts ended up losing me money and meant sacrificing precious time.
  • Had to hire FOUR different programmers to code me a specific website for a promotion, only to realise I couldn’t advertise a certain way. The project was dead before it even started and I was over $3,000 in the hole.

Back then I never understood that all these “failures” were actually teaching me valuable lessons.

Previous challenges that would bug me for days seem like a breeze now…

Success101

I was so hooked on Internet marketing…

That I decided to drop out of uni a SECOND and final time. Honestly, the only reason I reapplied was to get the student loan money to fund my (failing) Internet businesses.

And after that money run out, I had to apply for Job Seekers Allowance to keep me afloat.

Broke!

* Contact and bank details blacked out *

June 2012 till December 2013 was possibly THE WORST time of my life…

A Year And A Half Of Living Hell

I felt like I was going crazy. I had lost the trust of my family and friends. I didn’t eat properly. I didn’t exercise. I didn’t go out.

I’d sit at my laptop TRYING to make something work.

2012 MeteorI was so pissed off at everything and everyone that I actually wanted the world to end on the 21st of December 2012.

I hoped a meteor would just hit the Earth and give me a reason to put an end to all this misery. LOL

The world didn’t end, so I had no choice but to stick to this Internet stuff.

There was no way I could go back to uni after dropping out twice. Accepting a 9-5 would mean giving up and proving everyone right, something I wasn’t really prepared to do.

So I decided to stand my ground.

And good thing I did…

Skype Convo

* Name blurred out for privacy *

I met this guy on Skype in October…

I would always reach out to other marketers via Facebook or Skype to build up some sort of relationship and set up potential joint ventures.

This partnership truly took me to the next level. For once, I felt like I had hit a goldmine.

With this guys help and the knowledge that I gained from my FAILURES, I put together a promotion that generated almost…

Half A MILLION Dollars!

25% was pure profit for me. Not too shabby for a few weeks work. ;)

My partner and I kept up the momentum and did a few more promotions the following year.

I had always known how powerful the Internet was, but to experience this success was mind blowing. The numbers do not lie.

I realised I could use the Internet as a powerful tool to earn a living AND help other people by getting my message out.

It’s A Win-Win

For example…

I’ve clearly done something right if you’re reading this blog post right now. However you got here, whether it was from a Google search, an email message, clicking on an advertisement…

That was all designed and put in place by me.

Not to catch you out or to mislead you, but instead to get your attention. Why?

Because I feel it’s my duty to.

I know for a fact that I have something of VALUE to offer you.

Something That Can Change Your Life
Dramatically, Like It Has Done For Me

Remember what I said at the end of Part 1, about giving up too quickly and expecting instant rewards?

If I had given up at my first failure, I would not be writing this blog post right now. I would have never met my business partner. I would have never done all the nice things I mention in Part 3  Can Money Buy Happiness?.

You have to understand that this is all a PROCESS.

Life Quote

Have fun and learn from it like I did.

Continue on to the final post of this 3-part series.

Continue To Part 3 >>