Today I am earning a full time income online. I have a few websites that earns me enough money to live a great lifestyle here in S-E Asia. I also do marketing for a few clients where I help them create traffic to their website. But it wasn’t always like this…
Twelve months ago at the time of writting this, I had made a total of 200$ online. Nothing to brag about right? How did I went from 200$ to a full time income online? I used momentum.
Don’t let your first chance slip away
So back in February, there was this new thing called Teespring that was getting more and more popular. Actually a lot of people were talking about how they made tons of money with it. They were hiring designer online from developing country for a few dollars. They would create Campaigns for their shirt on teespring and sell their shirt using Facebook advertising.
I was doing some pay per click advertising with almost no success. Facebook ads was also Pay per click ads and I decided to give it a try. I thought if they could do it, I could as well. I started looking at successful design and the type of niche that was working for them. I created a few t-shirt design myself and put ads on facebook. My design skill were non-existent so my shirt looked really bad and I made zero sales for the first 3-4 days. I had a few people clicking on my ads and this motivated me to hire a designer to bring this to the next level.
I hired a designer from Philippine to make 3-4 designs for me. I then created a few campaigns and TADAM! Approximatively one week after creating my first ugly design myself, people were now buying my shirts.
Seeing the money coming in was exihlarating. This was the perfect turn of events for me. I had just left my job a few weeks before to focus more intensively on making money online. For the next few weeks, I was on my computer 19 hours/ day taking modafinil and eating whatever was left in my fridge. I would only leave my laptop to go to the bathroom, go to the gym or buy grocery. I was obsess by it. It was like I found a hole in the matrix and I wasn’t going to let that hole close without me.
I was waking up in the middle of the night to check on my advertising campaings and make sure everything was fine. Go back to sleep for an extra 3 hours and get back on my laptop at 5am.
After about 3 weeks of this non-stop, I had made around 2000$ That was it, the internet dream wasn’t just a dream any more. Over the next few weeks/months I went on to create multiple stream of income online like affiliate sites. I also re-located to S-E asia since my new internet lifestyle could let me work from anywhere.
So this is how i made my first 1000$ online. It wasnt easy, but I was ready too succeed. I had quit my job and I was focusing on it 24/7. At some point, you have to stop learning and start producing. It’s easy to get caught on going down the rabbit hole of learning new system forever, but until you put some elbow grease, nothing will come out of it.
Hey, im curious. Have you made your first 1000$ online? If yes how did YOU achieved it? Let me know in the comments below!
You’re living the dream sir
I’m working on doing the same, just with choice overwhelm and get no where.
Post like this are make it seem do-able.
Thanks for the encouragement,
Hey Jesse, thanks for dropping by. If there’s a will there’s a way. Keep pushing and things will happen for you. 🙂
hey mate, I’m on my way to the first 1000 online, but I don’t know if it counts, Freelancing. I’m quite interested in affiliate marketing however, I’ll actually be moving to HCMC next year 😉
Congrats Andy! It sure counts, anything you earn from a laptop is a step in the right direction! What type of freelancing are you doing?
Hi Alex, I stumbled upon your blog coz I’m researching about teespring… I love how you wrote this post, it’s so honest and straight to the point.. no pretensions. Now I feel so inspired by your story. I hope u can be my mentor. I’ll be subscribing to your blog. Thank u for this awesome post. More power!
Thanks! I’ll post more content here!
Karat Master says
I’ve made my first $1000 in 1997 with affiliate marketing and been building since !