Hi, today I had a shit day. I am up since 32 hours, worked and studied a lot, had a fight with my girlfriend and feel terrible. To cheer me up, I thought about the journey I made in the last couple of years and I decided that I make the best out of my bad mood and share it with you. Hopefully I am able to help someone who is facing the problems I was fighting with as well. I want to start right at the beginning. I turned 18, finished school and had to decided which path I want to chose. I had about 2,5k? in my bankaccount and decided to leave home, go to university and study economics. My "plan" was to learn as much as possible and found a business afterwards. I enrolled in university, but after a few weeks I noticed that I had very little interest in studying. I went to party 3 times a week and blew all my savings. When my bank account was fucked, I started looking for ways to make a living as fast as possible. Somehow I ended up in an adsense clickring and generated enough to pay my rent, food and expenses. I haven't been in university since over a year and dropped out. One day I woke up and found my adsense account banned - together with roughly 3k? in it. I wasn't able to pay my rent and had to move back to my parents place. I wasted a lot of lifetime and felt like the most stupid idiot on the planet. I had to start from fucking scratch and had no idea what to do. During my adsene clickring times I learned very basic SEO and decided to start a legit blog. I found this forum and started working. I still remeber the nights when I was praying for my first clickbank sale so much. IM kinda was the only way out for me and it just didn't work. I had no money to invest, felt like I am to stupid for it anyway and was disappointed of life. One night I decided to start selling content at very minimum rates. I went to fiverr, opened an account and got my first order. 4$ for half an hour of work. In Germany the minimum wage is 9?, which is about 12$, so that was very shitty, but I still was happy to finally see progress. I got more clients, saved some of the money and started a project on myown. I felt like I need to team up with someone who can do the technical side of IM and knows SEO and I would provide content. I opened a JV thread and found someone I am still working with today. We started a project, invested a lot of time and energy and we were hoping for our first conversion. I don't know how long it took, but I am sure it was quite some time. We went to a lot of depression and short nights, but last month this project made a profit of ~5.700$ and we got a bunch of other active projects and more in planning. Besides I always kept creating content and reputable agencies hire me to write e-books, salesletters and high quality content. I also wrote an e-book which is getting bought by ~1 guy per day. Today my income is increasing nearly every month, I got big plans for the future and when I look back at the old times, it feels unreal. I am far away from being a made man, but I can live a comfortable life and got the faith that I will create something big in the future. I reenrolled in university, started to eat healthy, do a lot of sports and keep on developing new business ideas. I started a company which offers local SEO and it is making monthly profit as well. I am very thankful for what I currently have and even more thankful for all the possibilities I am seeing now. A few years ago everything looked blackish so I know how some of you may feel right now. It was said again and again, but I will still say it once more. Put faith into your work, be patient and never give up. Try to learn as much as possible and don't be affraid to try new things. Get out of your comfort zone and you will suceed. Again, I am not rich, no IM guru, no genius who invented something big. I am just a guy who made it through some tough struggles and got rewarded. If I made it, you can do it too!