I saw this new area of the forum and figured I'd chime in with a quick "story"... namely my own.
Feb 1st, 2003 was my last job working for a paycheck. I want to clarify... that was my last day working FOR a paycheck. Because in the past couple of summers, etc I have done some nightclub bartending and nightclub management but I didn't need to (I simply enjoy it).
That out of the way...
Going back a little before that, I dropped out of a Computer Science program at Simon Fraser University here in B.C. and moved to Kelowna. That was one of the smartest decisions I've ever made.
About 6 months after my move to Kelowna, I met a few entrepreneurial types and slowly but surely started reading the right material that got me into an "un-employable" mindset.
There was 1.5 pages worth of text in Cashflow Quadrant that I still view as a real turning point in my life.
From that point on, I first got started with network marketing. First venture, I did horribly (but that was my first ever introduction to business, marketing, etc). With the second network marketing venture, I replaced my job income in just 4 months.
About two years later, I had a lot of experience in network marketing and saw the flaws (which is why I wrote The Worst Things About Network Marketing Are the Network Marketers ... WorstThingsAboutNetworkMarketing DOT com ) so I shifted gears to an info publishing, direct response, software developement, and affiliate marketing model.
I've since used that for more and more frequent $1000+ net income days and a recent $10,000 week.
2008 is already mapped out to be very big and I'm sure I'll hit my first $100,000 month.
Though it took longer than my naive-self first expected (back 5 years ago), it's been WELL WORTH the journey and, the fact is, those who shell out $50,000 + in college education and study for 6-8 years for a Masters (let alone a PhD) would have invested more money and time yet achieved a lot less than the asset, the hands on experience and the freedom that I now have.
[*] "My Quick Money Ideas That Worked:
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