First thing is first, look at my history. I am not posting this thread to brag and if you do look at my past posts you'll notice I haven't been active for quite a while. My absence from this forum has probably been a combination of not needing the input of this forum (not to take away from the times I did need it) and the fear of being seen as someone who is gloating/bragging about their success.
How did I make this amount of money in one month?
I can tell you it isn't from my day job. I quit that job about three months ago. It was my full-time job and I was only making 2k after taxes but it was a stable company and it was money I could count on. I was making around 12k per month from online income when I quit and I was still nervous when I gave my two week notice.
I made my online $ from a couple different sources but basically it was all from the same source which was amazon. I have a book on amazon that generates about 400-500 dollars a month in profit but most of my money originated from fiverr of all places.
My Record on Fiverr: $4,000 in one month
I started out there selling amazon reviews of all things...I know not very ethical and trust me I am not proud of it but in the process of spending so much time on amazon I learned everything about it (and I mean everything) and eventually through my contacts on amazon on fiverr, I made contact with a company that had a very strong presence on amazon but was looking to aggressively expand.
I was making up to 4k a month on fiverr posting fake reviews before they deleted my gigs. They deleted my gigs because I was violating the amazon policy for posting reviews so if you're going to try that be prepared for the back-lash. Luckily I made contact with this business a few months before and actually had my brother-in-law managing fiverr while I started working for this new company.
Fake reviews on amazon btw are short-lived. Amazon is continually updating their system so the reviews almost always eventually get deleted.
Luckily the time I spent posting fake reviews eventually led to a very indepth understanding of how to get products ranked highly using amazon's algorithm.
And as a result I went from making a few thousand dollars a month to close to 20k/month---my goal is to hit that number by feb 2013, fingers crossed. 17 and change is my current record.
Soooo...I've read many posts where the poster is criticized for bragging about their success without divulging the details of their path. I would sometimes agree with this criticizem if I noticed it was just a plug for a product or program created by the poster. However, in some cases the original poster was genuinene and wanted to pay something forward without divulging their trade secrets.
To provide more value to this post without divulging more details about my specific path, I will share the following points:
1) Keep a journal: My first goal was to make $100 online. I wrote it down and when I did it I was able to read it before setting my next goal. My updated goal is 20,000 dollars less than two years later, written in the same journal.
2) Your progress and discipline in other areas of your life will directly effect your ability to achieve your im/income goals. I kept a daily productivity log for two weeks, tracking my day by 15 minute increments. Trust me on this one...try this and I guarantee you if you truly have the will to succeed, you will have no choice but to make adjustments after realizing how much time you spend on time-killing activities...speaking of which it may be time for me to do this again.
I definitely am wasting more time than i was when i was working (i.e. using every free moment I had for im).
In conclusion...a year in a half ago I was broke and now I am not rich or wealthy but I am on my way.
I wish everyone reading this the best.
P.S. I know I just wrote a lot and I am not about to review it/edit it so I apologize in advance if there are spelling/grammar errors. I blame it on spell check lol.