How My Home Business Saved My Life – Part Two

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Today I’m going to finish up the story I began last friday. If you haven’t read that read you can do so here: Part One

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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8 thoughts on “How My Home Business Saved My Life – Part Two

  1. More to come would be articles on which affiliate marketing system you used and how you marketed your website which sells the products from the affiliates.
    I have a great affiliate opportunity with good looking clean ads – I’m not the owner of it, but I am the coder/developer of it – and it’s owned by John Chow. Why don’t you shoot me an email Josh if you’re not already on there?

  2. This article is inspiring! I have started my own small home-based company producing full color sublimation products where I can basically take any image and place it on a variety of products. I can target these products in a large variety of markets due to the fact that I am creating the products therefore I can use any theme, images or photos (non-copyright) to match an existing product line that is the “going trend” at the time of sale.
    I find myself getting frustrated due to the fact that I know the products can sell but sometimes have a hard time figuring out where to try to sell them. I am continuing to promote the product line and hopefully someday will get the break I need to be able to quit “my day job” and control my own destiny while fulfilling a dream!

  3. $4k in your first month of online work is very impressive! I’m sure those months of worry are well worth it today.

    1. I still remember my first 4k through my own design & marketing business when I first started… It took more than a month to hit that mark though. But it was still double my old salary in my corporate job. I was 20 then…

  4. $4k in the first month… How did you do that.. Throw some tips..
    Well But ur surely encouraging people to go big…

  5. I remember hitting $5,000 for the first time in one month. I was 20, and I was working hard, but it was worth it. I was able to pay off debts and enjoy the money that I’d earned.
    If there’s one thing that I’ve learned, it’s that hard work always pays off in the end. Josh is proof of that, as am I.

  6. May I ask what the business is about ?
    Sorry – heard to many of these “online marketing” stories like that which turn out not to be true.
    All this article is about the money and the happiness but didn’t mention in a single word about the business itself except “online Marketing”.
    The sentence “I have yet to clear 100 k a year” sounds like there was major intital investment – I might have misunderstood that but that sounds suprisingly familiar for these “commission” businesses

  7. Distance Learning Tips and Advices…
    Sorry, it just sounds like a crazy idea for me :)…

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