by TehFBM
15 replies
Well this is part of my story. I am in the mood to share how I came about & how I started earning a living online.

I was about 12 years old, it was 2005 & I was just heading in High School. I didn't come from a very wealthy family, my mother in fact was on welfare & we could hardly afford the rent & that's what bothered me. All the other kids had the latest things out, whether it was clothes, or technology, they always had it first & me well, I had the basics.

The house I lived in had no insulation at all, so in the summer it was boiling & in the winter, Gosh, we nearly froze to death. I got to the point where it wasn't me I was worried about, it was my little brother & mother who Lived with. I was sick of us living in pretty much poverty, we were in a rough neighborhood & I didn't want us to always live like this.

I lived like this for 3 years, till I decided that it'd finally like to take action at 15 years of age. My first money making venture was a paper run, I took on 3 different paper runs, After school and before school everyday I would get out there and be delivering, earning around 80 dollars every 2 weeks, which at the time was a lot to me.

I really didn't know what to do with the money, So all I did was let it sit there in my bank account and manifest. Before I knew it I was up to 800 dollars, but because of the time it took to do the routes & school, I had to give it up so I could focus more, as I had exams etc.

So it's the end of the year, exams are over & it's the holidays. I had a friend who did marketing who lived 4 house down from me. He was 2 years older than me & had been doing it for the last year or so. To cut a long story short, he talked me into buying a cheap computer. He ended up selling me his old computer for $700 dollars..

To be honest, I didn't give a dam about IM. The way I was taught was that you go out and earn your money, you don't sit at home on a computer & "Internet Market". So I regretted buying the computer, in my mind it was a stupid adventure & at the time I even tried getting my money back for it.

So up until about a year ago, i didn't do anything about it. I left the computer there for years, using it for playing games on the weekend & socializing.

I was at the end of my last year at school (last year), and I didn't know what to do with my life, so I decided to finally try out IM. I read up & up about Facebook marketing, I my first venture was PPC. All I had was 35 dollars to my name. I signed up with a great affiliate network called Peerfly & with them & advertised an offer targeting NBA fans. So I let the add run..

I checked on the add a day later & from that offer I had made back $150. I was in shock, for all these years I'd been messing and making money was right in front of me..

I did it again, and again and each time I ore than doubled my money till after a few months I was earning $1500 dollars a month, with just PPC. Then i started reading up more & more & more and before you know it..
The guy with second hand clothes, non insulated home, 35 dollars to his name who was completely broke.. Started earning more than his friends did, while they were studying with part time Jobs. It was clear, IM was going to be my way to success.

Till this day, I have never used my real name for anything because I don't want people to know who I am, so I came up with "The FBM" or "The FaceBook Marketer".

If you read my other post you'll know I'm now earning easily 4k a month. And enjoying it. My dream goal is to start my own Music Label, as I love music & it would be a dream.

I have enough money to cover the rent for a Insulated house, I have enough money to buy my brother, my mother & myself new clothes. I have 15k to my name & I wake up every morning enjoying the work I'm doing.

I worked incredible long hours to achieve this goal, Though in the story it sounded so simple but if I was to tell my entire story no one would read it.

It doesn't matter how much money you have, where you come from or what your background is. You can do it!

I am more than willing to help ANYONE here on this Forum. Whether it's questions on what or how I did something or if you're simply stuck. Or if you need support or a mentor, I am willing to help.

I believe that anyone can make there dreams happen. Don't ever give up, on chasing that dream..

Add me on skype if you need any help: Leftkeey

  • Profile picture of the author manicman1
    Nice story and very inspirational....congratulations on working hard and smart and improving your life and your future...keep up the good work and it is nice to see you offer to help those willing to ask

    May you be Blessed you with health, wealth, happiness and success my friend
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    • Profile picture of the author MIRENGE
      Congratulations for your success, I am new in the internet marketing and i am looking forward to see myself succeed though sometimes i feel like giving up.
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  • Profile picture of the author TehFBM
    I know it's not the most extreme story, I know people have come from a lot worse. But we've all had our hardships.

    And yes, I offer any help I can give to anyone.
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  • Profile picture of the author brucedodd
    Thanks for sharing a very inspiring story of yours. Best of luck mate!
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  • Profile picture of the author ktmakwana
    Very uplifting post. Well done. Congratulations on your success. Best wishes for your continued success.
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  • Profile picture of the author aniketsrivastava
    congratulations bro on ur success....very inspirational read...i am new to IM and looking forward to achieve similar heights..
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  • Profile picture of the author Kurlie
    Thanks for sharing your story. I am always curious to learn from the people who have been where I want to go and how they got there.
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  • Profile picture of the author pontiffjane1
    Nice story and very challenging and promising
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  • Profile picture of the author stopper
    thank you for your motivation we all need some now and then
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  • Profile picture of the author jtlucas2511
    Great story man, you and me are about the same age right now, I am doing offline marketing, but IM is what has really caught my attention.

    My email is, if you wouldnt mind, I'd like to talk to you about this.

    Hope to hear from you soon!
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  • Profile picture of the author newdayz
    nice story dude, seem promising. i'll try it later
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  • Profile picture of the author jushuaburnham
    A bet inspiring story, thanks for the very nice read!
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  • Profile picture of the author Seoonlineshop
    Congratulations for your success and very challenging Life..
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  • Profile picture of the author melltonroper
    Nice read, thanks for sharing your great story!
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