I started January 4th, 2010 on the day that I was laid off working at UPS.
A few weeks later I made my first $0.23 online and was balls to the wall.. I ran up and down the streets, told all my friends, and got laughed at by everyone.
1 year later... 2011
I made nearly $18,000 in about 2 weeks. At the time I also had employees who worked completely for free (their pay was their training). And the best part is this was only the beginning of something pretty damn big.
Throughout the year I had multiple $8,000+ months which 75% of was profit. I even had 2 more $10,000+ months.
Even so, I was still living in a 2 bedroom apartment. Saving, spending, having fun, and enjoying life with my girlfriend.
Another year later... 2012
I was still doing pretty dang good, the beginning of 2012 started great. I began working on a couple of new projects which have since then taken off, but in the meantime some of my other projects suffered.
I decided to move that August into a 4 bedroom house with a pool, hot tub, 2 car garage, and all the bells in whistles in a beautiful neighborhood surrounded by a golf course...
And this year... 2013
The house totally drained me. It destroyed a lot of my friendships, started to hurt my business, my finances were in hell..
I was still making good money but even so it was just pouring away into the house.. mainly into upkeep, gas money for driving, and the time it took in order to keep everything in check.
Present.. End of August 2013
What I once thought was a paradise, I now consider hell. What I once considered hell, I now consider a blessing.
I've moved out of the house and moved in as a roommate with someone (with my girlfriend).
Only a few weeks ago I had more than 15 monthly bills to worry about.. now I have 3. Rent, storage, and a phone bill.
I went from well over $3,500/mo in expenses to less than $900.
And I'm on my way to having another $18,000+ month in 2014. I'm taking it slow for the moment but I'm definitely going to get there.
Thank you Warriors for being apart of my journey and allowing me to share my experiences with you
Final Note: You're likely wondering how I made that money and to give you a short explanation (as I've shared it in the past many times) it was by building websites for individual clients. It's a great business model to take on and services in general can help you grow your expertise in any field. I'm considering app development at the moment and can't wait to see where the future takes me.