How I Made $20,000 in 4 Months…At 17
I’ve been building websites since I was 15 and have had far more unsuccessful ventures than successful ones. My failures don’t really bother me, though, as I believe they were necessary and helped me to get to the great position I now find myself in. This position is one with both financial abundance and an excellent lifestyle. I only quit my job 7 months ago, but have been making money online for over 4 years. These days, I sell products: both my own and for others. In the past, however, I didn’t used to sell products. Instead, I sold myself. I’m not talking about anything illegal of course; I’m talking about freelancing. At 16 I had become fascinated with internet marketing and wanted to learn more about it. I specifically focused on SEO (getting traffic from Search Engine’s) and devoured every piece of information on the subject I could. Within a few months, I soon found myself having a lot of success with this practice and my websites were getting a lot of targeted traffic. In fact, I started to have so much success with SEO, that I did it for others. I set-up my own website which included a blog to show off my expertise and a list of the services people could hire me for. I made sure to include examples of my previous work so that people could trust I knew what I was doing (there are a lot of shady characters in the industry). For the next 2 years, this is where 90% of my internet income was generated. There was even a point when a big mobile phone manufacturer paid me thousands of dollars just to write a couple of articles for their blog. At 17, while working from my bedroom, I had managed to generate over $20,000 in the space of just 4 months. And if that doesn’t seem like much, let me add that I was going to college 5 days per week at the time.
ou Can Do The SameIn the past year, I’ve stopped doing pretty much any form of freelancing. This is for no other reason than wanting to create my own products. I absolutely loved what I did, but I love writing for you all on PluginID and promoting products that I believe in on various sites. As I started to focus more on this side of my business, my freelancing work took a back seat. Over 300 of you have purchased a copy of Cloud Living and you’ll know that the content there shows you how to both build a successful blog, and how to sell products successfully online. I know many people who have followed the course and are having success, but admittedly, it’s not for everyone. Some people can’t find a product they believe in or feel like they want to put more of themselves into the work. For a while, I didn’t have much advice to give the people who wanted to be a bit more creative, but now I do.
Introducing The Unlimited FreelancerThe Unlimited Freelancer is a guide that has been released by two good friends of mine: Mason Hipp and James Chartrand. It is the exact thing I wish I had when I was offering services to clients. Instead of creating and selling your own products or the products of others, freelancing is about selling yourself (for a good return, of course). This is by far the best guide I’ve ever read which shows you how to make great money online by exploiting your talents and doing what you love. Some freelancing opportunities from the top of my head include:
- Graphic / Web Design
- Data Entry
- Community (Website) Manager
“Would you like a life that lets you grow, enjoy more free time, do what you love every day, make more money, and build a valuable business? If you said yes, then this book is for you.”