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[Journey] From unemployed and depressed to $35 a day w/ IG

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Exynos, Oct 17, 2018.

  1. Exynos

    Exynos Newbie

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    Hi,

    It all started almost four years ago when I had the total all time low in my life. I dropped out of highschool, quit my part time job, broke up with my GF and even bounced around with no proper place to sleep at one point. Depression and not having a clue what I wanted to do in life were the main reasons for such a slope to form for me.

    I started googling some really hopeless stuff like "how to make money without a job" and found out there was money to be made online. I've always had this tendecy to lose interest in things that don't advance at a very high pace, that was the case here as well. I wanted to become rich overnight, prolly like many of us here.

    I kept coming back to these random googling sessions and at some point in 2015 I found out about BHW and found a ton of articles about methods and such. I kept reading for hours at nights and started doing Instagram, Facebook, YouTube. I joined a lot of affiliate networks, but in the end I always lost motivation because I wasn't nearly commited enough to put in the time and effort to actually grow my networks.
    So I failed once more and stopped focusing on IM completely.

    I decided to give IRL job another try and actually landed a part time position in an electronics retail store. I liked it, and it really got me back on track. I started feeling motivated again.
    When I was finally on my own, paying rent for an apartment and not being dependent on anyone, I started feeling better mentally. I started going out again, having fun and seeing friends. All that normal stuff really. Out of nowhere I got this idea for a sort of a meme page where I would post stuff that I found funny in everyday life. Turned out people found that stuff funny and the account started getting a following. It wasn't anything major, but a few hunder people enjoying and laughing to stuff I had created kept me going. IM wasn't in my mind at all back then, I was doing it purely because I enjoyed it. So time passed, I advanced in my job and even landed a full time position.

    Two weeks ago I started seeing some really interesting numbers in my IG meme account. I was sitting at around 10k followers and individual post views rose as high as half a million. That was when I knew I could make money with that page. I applied for a local (I live in Finland btw) affiliate network and got accepted right away. Since that day, I've made anything between $10 to $50 a day by promoting deals i thought were good. I have made $490 since then, which averages to $35 per day.

    I also got so good at my IRL job that I now work as a store manager in that same store where I got that part time job from years back, making $3200 a month + ad revenue from my IG page.
    I will definitely dedicate time to further optimize my IG page and marketing on that account. I will also create another account with a twist, and use my gathered knowledge on how to naturally grow an account.

    Moral of the story: If you want to succeed in anything at all in life, focus on something you enjoy doing. Desperation is just something that will kill your motivation completely if you keep on banging your head against the wall with things you don't really like. When you genuinely enjoy what you do, you will get good at it. Same can be applied to finding your niche in IM.

    Wish you guys all the best!

    Best regards,
    Mike
     
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  2. Carniflex

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    Good luck man
     
  3. Vybra

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    Great story man, happy you got out of that bad spot.

    Now is your time to start growing,
    Good Luck :)
     
  4. arca

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    Nice!
    Thanks for sharing your history and hope you will grow big now!
     
  5. BlueBuzzy

    BlueBuzzy Senior Member

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    God bless man, life gets hard sometime and all you have to do is keep pushing.
     
  6. Dribber

    Dribber Registered Member

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    Thanks for the motivations mate...
     
  7. waraffiliate

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    Superb story! Keep it going man! Congrats!
     
  8. redarrow

    redarrow Elite Member

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    loved your story , well done on your success.

    life is only what you make it.
     
  9. ivitalis

    ivitalis Newbie

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    inspirational. thanks for sharing
     
  10. faisalmaximus

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    Nice to hear your story, please scale it up.
     
  11. Stitches and Burns

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    Good luck on your journey. Depression is no joke.
     
  12. Kelvinyung

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    nice story man! i would like to see you going $x,xxx per day
     
  13. aRookie

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    IGs sucks but doable.
    it will take time but if you wont give up youll make lots of $$
     
  14. Jordi

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    I'm glad that you managed to get out of your slump. I can only imagine what you went through is what many of us go through, in this internet-centric world of instant gratification.
     
  15. Optimuskck

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    great. keep it up mate. it gives me courage.
     
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    what is your meme instagram ?

    I have a meme instagram too
     
  17. deedee1whoa

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    That's so nice. Good for you! :)
    I like the numbers, congratulations for going forward.
     
  18. wormatne

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    GG. congrats.
    btw. you Scandinavian people need more sun in your life, ppl are too depressed out there.
     
  19. rashh

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    Nice story, I have enjoyed reading it. Thanks for motivation.
     
  20. cindyrose888

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    How to scale it up when OP story might be FANTASY/ dreaming only ? :D