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I continued to apply at various positions every day, and it was now at the point where I applied for any position that I could do: fast food, property maintenance, accounting, restaurant, etc. You name it and they probably had my resume. My depression degraded into a complete self-loathing, but what I was really loathing was the dramatic changes I had forcibly made in my life.

Necessity Creates Opportunity

November 22: it’s snowing lightly outside, and a cool breeze continued to remind the world that winter has arrived once again, and with it the icy cold tendrils that shot up your spine. I still didn’t have Novembers rent paid, and it wasn’t looking too good for December.

I had gone on several interviews, though I hadn’t heard back from anyone. I was starting to believe that I was unemployable.

While searching for jobs online later that evening I came to a realization that someone has to be making money from all of these ads on the website. With that realization came the second: I had a computer, an internet connection, and basic website development skills. I could make money online.

A Home Based Business

I sat at my computer for 12 hours straight, racking my brain for a way that I could use to earn an income. After the 12th hour I had a third revelation: I could sell someone else’s products online for a commission.

A few searches to see if people were already doing that introduced me to the affiliate marketing world, and my life has not been the same since. That December I made $4,000 on the internet - boy, what a Christmas present that was!

My home based business saved me from complete financial ruin. It has enabled me to pay off my debts, afford my car, rent, food, and clothing, and has given me the free time to grow and learn about myself.

In essence, my home business saved my life. My decision to earn an income online and my subsequent success at accomplishing it has kept a roof over my head, and I don’t mean the one on top of my house. I now know, beyond any kind of reasonable doubt, that all it takes to succeed with a home business is time, dedication, and motivation. Trust me, starving to death is just the motivation that you need.

The Conclusion

I don’t make millions a year. In fact, I have yet to clear $100,000 a year. However, I am making $70,000 a year from my home and I have never been happier. Every day I push myself harder, working to grow my business and expand my reach as a business owner. The results are quite clear, as my income grows steadily every day and I am able to mark the differences in my income from month to month.

I guess what I’ve learned is that all it takes is the right amount of guts, determination, and desire. That’s all it takes to succeed.

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Comment by Ryan Biddulph
2009-01-29 16:16:34

Hi Josh,

Thanks for sharing your story, it’s very inspiring. It’s all about desire and faith. Once you realize what you want, and you truly believe that you’ll receive it, it’s only a matter of time before it is yours.

Ryan

 
Comment by Oil Jobs
2009-06-02 14:10:44

Quite a honest presentation of your life / career progress and this am sure will inspire a lot of people

 
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