Over the course of the year, I have been working extremely hard at trying to grow my online brick and mortar business. At first, it started off really well. In June 2011, I earned roughly $500 dollars selling some small items in an somewhat lucrative and legal niche on Amazon/eBay. From there on out, I essentially doubled my income every month until I hit a gold mine in September, where I earned over $5600. Being a teenager, earning such a large sum of money in a short period of time sent me crazy. My ego took off like a rocket ship and I spent a large percentage of my money on a bunch of stupid shit that I really didnt need, which I now regret. But you know you live and learn. October was a pretty decent month as well where I earned roughly 4k essentially repeating my success with the same formula as I did previously. November was where my everything really took a nose dive because I treated my business like it was passive income which caused me to become very complacent and lazy and ship out all of my orders late. Of course Amazon/eBay weren't happy with all the buyer complaints I had been getting, so they banned my accounts. There after I had been doing some research on creating stealth accounts. In December 2011, I had managed to create some fake accounts right before the holiday rush and I made a killing. (roughly 3k) But (to show you how stupid I am) I made the same mistake as I did in November which in turn got all of my stealth accounts banned. Now I'm basically back at square one because of my stupidity, but know you live and learn. Just to let you guys know, it is possible to create a successful online and legal business. Just make it your passion and try not to fuck up like I did. I started off with $100 and I ended up making 5k. If that isnt impressive I dont know what is.