In my hand, I held a very important book, the title of which I will share with you at the end of this story.
That year, I ended up homeless, and all virtually all my belongings were in the backpack I was carrying. A tired laptop, with a couple of missing keys was my most priced possession.
I'm still not sure how I survived, but it was great to have access to the Internet at the library. I would sleep at the train station at night, and write code for a Wordpress plugin during the day. Occasionally, I would "visit" an acquaintance and spend the night on their couch.
Here is what is really important.
In my despair, I had no choice. I had to make something work, this online marketing thing HAD to F***** WORK OR I COULD DIE!!!
And then... it happened. As far as I'm concerned, the whole of the Internet stopped. It just stood still.
People were buying the product I had put out!
When I refreshed my PayPal account, there was about $50. Then $100. Then $500. At the end, it ended up being my first $10,000 weekend.
I could finally get something nice to eat, and get a comfortable bed in a hotel, whilst I sorted everything else out. And I was inspired, I knew I could do it again.
More importantly YOU can do it too!
The secret I discovered is that you have to focus on ONE thing - solving a single, most pressing problem for a group of people. Just one problem that people are willing to pay money for. No tricks, no gimmicks - just one problem.
Hopefully, you're somewhere warm as you are reading this. If having the right mindset helped me get out of the streets, you probably can have it that much easier.
So go out there, solve one problem, for one group of people, and make some money!
P.S. The book I was reading was "The Science of Getting Rich" by Wallace D. Wattles.