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..
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