How I Built an Online Business Around My Passion

How I Built an Online Business Around My Passion

In 2006, I felt the urge to do something else. At the time, I was a professional poker player, but I felt like it was time to turn the page. However, I struggled for a long time. I wasted over $10,000 on get-rich quick programs and coaching. And it took me until early 2009 to create my first successful website. But when things clicked, they really clicked. At the end of 2009, I was making multiple thousands per month via my online websites. I was starting to do what I was truly interested in. My online business allowed me to spend almost the entire year of 2010 in Spain with my girlfriend and our dog. And in December 2011, I became a father, which means I now get to see my son grow up. I don’t have to commute anywhere, and I can fit my schedule around my life. But it wasn’t always like this. The Struggle In the beginning, I was looking for a quick-fix. I wanted shortcuts. I wanted to make money as fast as possible so I could relax and do what I loved. I had it all backwards. And I see this in my customers and clients as well. It’s a common pitfall. We believe that we can’t get paid to do what we love, so we look for how we can make a lot of money, which will then allow us the freedom we want. And that’s exactly what I did. I fell for the big promises of internet marketers. I had no one to guide me. But I still kept going, because deep...