10 years ago, I started my first online side hustle. I got the idea in my head after reading a book called the 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss. Today, I feel like I am a living example of this book. I was inspired by the stories of people all over the world who are on a journey to make money while they sleep. I decided that this lifestyle was worthy of pursuit and worthy of my time and I hope you do the same.
Were those first 10 years all glory? Of course not. In fact, the first 6 years were a lot of struggle and failure! It was like being on a roller coaster that only went down. Luckily, I stuck with it because I saw the light at the end of the tunnel. Now, I too make money while I sleep.
In 2019, I was able to retire and hire my dad. He comes from a different generation, like most parents, where what they had to do to earn a living was work a 9 to 5 and climb the corporate ladder until they had enough money to retire. Things have changed a lot since that era. For example, pensions aren’t even around anymore!
My dad manages the financial side of my affiliate business. Anytime we get a check over $1,000 he shoots me a very excited text. This is funny to me because I’m used to seeing these numbers all of the time. Getting checks like this has changed how I see money. I remember when we used to go out to eat, I would always look at the right side of the menu before the left; I always made sure the price was in my range before deciding on a dish. Now, when I go to a restaurant, I order whatever looks good. Because I’m used to generating money all day everyday, my perspective on money has changed drastically.
Contrary to what you might see on internet ads, are people flashing their wealth. They show off their fancy lamborghinis and say this is what $10,000 looks like. Let me tell you, you don’t have to be a douchebag to make passive income. Unfortunately, shady people have kind of taken over the concept of making passive income and they run a lot of ads to make this lifestyle look artificially wealthy. This hustle is not about walking around with big wads of cash or driving the coolest cars, it’s about being an entrepreneur and creating a successful online business.