Hello! I never took a serious look on this forum before. I came here like a month ago tbh. But whatever. <—- yea, this part definetely won’t get you interested in my journey.
Disclaimer: this is a bit of a long read, it has a lot of my own thoughts that might be useless for you. Also you won’t find a tl:dr here. Read it all or go away!
I’m 19, I want to live in a beautiful place on this planet called XX, and I’ve got 6 months to do that. I currently live in a small city in Poland, and I feel the urge to run away from there. By living here I feel like I’m a part of the group of „most” people. But I don’t want to be one of the „most”. I’m not the typical person that will go to a 9-5 job, do shopping in supermarkets or malls, hangout with the same people at the same bar their whole life - that is just BORING and I can’t do that. I want to live at my fullest potential, I want to meet people from all over the world, fulfill my passions, learn new amazing skills, see different beautiful places that nature gave to us. I just want to enjoy life, and I’m going to do everything to make that happen.
My last 2 years
I’ve been earning money constantly/full-time from the internet for almost 2 years now. I’m living on my own since March 2019, my parents are not covering any of my expenses. Don’t get that wrong, I love my parents but I feel like I need to be self-sufficient. I want to decide on my own on what will happen next in my life rather than giving someone the power to do so. And yea, I’m also a tough boyfriend for a girl to have. I „eliminate” really fast things or persons that block my happiness. I mean, it’s great to have somebody close to you, but if that person let’s say will tell you to not do something you love - you gotta eliminate that person asap (unless you can sacrifice that thing and still be happy). This may sound like I only think about myself, but that’s because mostly I do. Sure I want a person that’s close to me to be happy, but my happiness is the most important thing for me.
The purpose of this journey.
So I wouldn’t call this an experiment or anything like that. This is a real journey, with real actions. You will see here what kind of person I am and what kind of things anyone can achieve. You just gotta unlock yourself and if life’s hitting you with hard punches - you gotta punch it harder. Never let your fear or bad situations win over you.
What I’m doing now?
I’ve been studying a lot about Internet Marketing. I started at the age of 14 when I made 100$ in one day online by doing a blackhat method which I won’t mention here - but yea, that was like wow and big money! Now, I’m more into freelancing. I find clients on Upwork, Fiverr or fb groups and I tbh I used to offer a lot of services (now it’s mostly copywriting, video editing, logos or stuff like that). When you’re under pressure, you learn skills very fast. 6 years of living in Italy as a kid also taught me that: if someone sends you to a country where you don’t know the language and you gotta learn it asap to survive there, you’re going to learn it very fast. It’s some kind of adrenaline shot, but it’s lasting longer. And that’s what I’m experiencing now - if there’s a good offer on the table but I don’t know how to provide the service, I learn as many things about it as possible, and if I feel good about doing it and I feel like I got the skill, then I do it. If not, then I outsource it. I don’t want to take any money from my parents and whenever my budget is low and I’m hungry, that’s when I earn the most money. I still got a bad mindset, because you know, when you got the money already you feel comfortable, you take a pause, go to a party and just have fun. But when you look at your bank account and you realise that you can buy food only for the next 3 days, then damn man, I work like crazy. That’s something I definetely want to get rid off by the end of the journey.
A few more of my thoughts.
It’s not the money that makes me happy - it’s all about the things that I can afford with it. Without money I can’t buy a plane ticket, a delicious drink or steak. I also won’t have a small villa for myself with a pool. Now, „most” of people will think like this: „damn this guy is crazy he wants to live on an island in a villa with his own pool!” Am I really crazy? Think of the things that will make you the most happy right now, write them down and go for it. Chase the money, sure, but also chase happiness. Stop wasting your time by not making any changes in your life, because that’s what the system wants us to do. You must go to school so you can have a 9-5 job for the next 45 years, buy yourself a nice car and go on vacations once a year. That’s what „most” will do in this life because that’s what the system wants you to be. Sure, if you’re happy with this then go for it. But I guess a big part of us doesn’t want this kind of life. I mean, if you don’t want this to be your life then why the heck are you not changing anything?? The common answer would be something like „I can’t do this”, „I’m too dumb for that” and that’s what really damn scares me, because that sounds like those people got a microchip injected in their brains that block them from living their lives.
When we’re locked inside a city, we don’t see most of the things that nature gives to us (for free!). I believe that the more nature you got around you, the more you are a human. I hope that makes sense.
Anyways. After a big boom of ideas, it’s the time to make a plan
So right now this is where all my savings will go. I studied Instagram a lot for the past few months (altough the first time I tried jarvee, mp or that other 10$ bot, was 3 years ago). I’ve got an idea of what to do now and I’m going to realize this plan in the first place. I will build everything by myself. I know how to create a shopify store as I did one before, and I also ran facebook ads before but this time, it’ll only be instagram ads as they seem easier. I’ve contacted today an agency from XX that will help me in finding a supplier, manufacture from XX that will be happy to dropship for me. It might be hard to already get a sale by the end of this year because I’ve got no idea how much will it take to get in contact with the supplier, but that won’t stop me from working on it.
Another thing I want to do is an SMMA. And you know what, probably I’m going to outsource most of it. I will do shoutouts/giveaways campaigns by myself, but things like content creations, f/uf, schedule posts - this will all be outsourced. And I’m going to find a way to get some people working with me. The only ways I’ll focus on getting is by Instagram DMs, fb groups and Upwork (maybe).
If both the agency and the shop succeed but all of the sudden they will bring no money, then I want to have still one more card to play. And thus would be a network of accounts. I’ve got 3 accounts in the travel niche with different subniches + 1 account with smm/business tips for the SMMA (the 5th spot on my phone is for my shop). I made them last month and they are already growing to a few K so I think in the future in a death situation this can be a lifesaver. I mean, you’ve got a few big accounts with a good amount of followers, you got so many ways to monetize them. I only have to make sure that they will stay alive and that goes by posting everyday.
In 6 months, I want to be able to make enough money to live on XX and have a good life there. For the ones that really want to know, 2.000$/month is enough to live peacefully in that place, and that’s the minimum I need to get to. With freelancing, I don’t do even the half of it, living here in Poland is quite cheap. Also freelancing will be sacrificed whenever any of my 3 plans starts working out as my current activities are really time-consuming.
Where I learn new things:
By my own testing
This forum and also the black one
Youtube videos (especially Doctor Jarvee and Christien Bouc, amazing interviews and I find them very helpful)
But also life teaches you new things everyday. It’s what you do that makes you a different person. If you start doing something over and over again, you build a different mindset around it - you party less, spend your money wisely, and also what’s the most important thing: when you achieve success, you become HAPPY.
I will be updating this journey whenever I think I made an important step. If you did read the whole post, then I want you to know that I really appreciate and it would be awesome if you leave a comment below with your thoughts. I will be more than happy to discuss with you, thank you!
XX - the place where I want to live, I don’t want to tell the name for now because it’s strongly related to my shop. It’s an island.