At the age of 22-23, I was making $6000 a month promoting for nightclubs in Las Vegas.
In the last week of June 2016, I quit.
Most hear that and react with the following: “what the hell, you were making $72,000 a year and you quit!?”
The truth is – I honestly didn’t know how much I was making compared to the average person. All I know is, I was working more than 60+ hours a week with barely enough time to work on my other goals in life and I felt like a slave to my job.
That’s when I learned about e-commerce.
At first, I had no idea what I was doing, if this was the right or wrong path, or if this industry was even real.. but I saw the opportunity that lied before me and decided to go all in.
I hit my first $100 day the following month.
Now, this isn’t close to what I was making before, but this proved to me that this you can truly make money online, and I was on top of the world.
Dreams of me sitting first class next to Bill Gates on an airplane were becoming real – until the following day.
It must have been an off day because it was already past noon and I haven’t generated any sales for the day with my ad spend somewhere around $30 – $50 a day.
At the time, this was something I was NOT prepared for. Mentally or financially.
I turned off my ads for a few day.
When I decided to turn them back on at a lower budget, they stopped performing completely.
My motivation was crushed. That dream of driving a jet black Lamborghini through the Hollywood Hills was gone before I knew it.
As if he knew what I was going through, I got a call from my buddy Mike Vestil.
“Hows your store doing?”
The truth was that I had given up.. I just didn’t want to tell him that.
“Just testing a few new products but nothing seems to be working.”
“Awesome man, well don’t give up. The truth is, the people who are doing $10,000 days are doing it off of just ONE or TWO products”
I was this close to gold and I wanted to just gave up.
Now I would like to say that I worked 23 hours days with a power nap in between until I made millions but that’s not the case. Life got in the way and every now and then I would work on the store, test a new product, and continue to not get results.
However, I never truly quit. I knew there was potential in what I was doing, and looking back, this was truly the deciding factor for where I am today.
Every now and then Mike would check up on me and give me motivational pep talks. I guess he was impressed that I was still testing, even though it was only a handful of products a week.
Eventually, the calls stopped and I was just about ready to give up.
I decided to try just one more product.
November of 2016, I hit my first $500 day.
A few days later as I was getting groceries, I hit my first $1000 day.
At this point, I’m thinking of what piñata to buy to celebrate and life couldn’t get any better.
Whenever I get visions of throwing dollar bills off skyscrapers, life seems to love knocking me down.
My ad dies and I contemplate quitting again.
Going from $100 a day to $0 hurts, but it’s bearable.
From $1000 a day to $0, you’re out of the race. Even though you’re still just one product away from the lifestyle you truly want, your drive is as Buzz Lightyear would say: To infinity and beyond.
Some time goes by and Mike explains to me there’s a way to make sales by doing e-commerce but with suppliers from the US, selling more expensive products, with higher profit margins!
Intrigued, I got to work and created a new store.
(psst.. this is all laid out in his new course Internet Lifestyle Academy btw..)
By the end of November, I made my first sale.
From here, with my trusty film background, I started traveling the world with Mike Vestil, helping to create his YouTube Channel. I was making money while I was swimming with whale sharks in the Philippines, getting my first tattoo, and making new friends in Malaysia.
My journey was a tough one. I didn’t make $1,000,000 in revenue my first 12 months, and I wanted to give up soooooooo many times.
Good thing I didn’t.
Here’s last months revenue:
I know I know, this may not be impressive to some who can generate this much in a day, but I did it all while living my life and working on it for less than 30 minutes a day.
I may sell it in the future but for now, it’s my first cash flow business that I don’t really have to think about that allows me the freedom to create my own YouTube channel and really focus on what I want to do in life – which is learning new skills, teaching them to others, and becoming my ultimate self.
If you want to get started on your own e-commerce journey and make money while you sleep, I highly recommend looking into the Internet Lifestyle Academy.
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