I finally have time to post this. This is a before and after of the new office I have moved into. Looking back I would not see myself getting a bigger office than what I currently had. This truly marks a new milestone in my entrepreneur success. This office will house a team of great people from developers to designers and partners. This move has truly inspired me to make it bigger in the marketing space on the online world.
... story time ...
It is so funny to see the growth of myself and this blog. If you back date this blog, you will probably see a lot of trial and error posts. You will see successful campaigns, even dead ones. You will see experiences I have with friends, multiple case studies, and even writing a post about why I thought working for yourself isn't all that. So for the 6 years that I have been in this industry, I have been through a lot.
Prior to the internet, I was selling things out of the trunk of my car. I can remember waiting outside Wal-Marts, Burger King, Shopping Malls - just selling what I needed to. I remember being in fights while I was in college. I remember being kicked out of college for poor GPA and misfits. I remember living in a poor neighborhood because I got kicked out of my parents house. I remember being in front of a judge for 'certain' acts. I remember working 4 jobs to be able to just pay for my small apartment. I remember the struggles I had until I decided to do something about it.
I started an eBay business, it blew up. I was able to afford a domain name. I started to teach myself HTML and simple programming. I started to learn what hosting is. I started to teach myself how to create products. I started to learn how to write copy. I created a paypal account. I learned about marketing. I found affiliate marketing. I taught myself how to understand data. I taught myself how to buy ads via PPC. I started to engage in the industry. I started to go to marketing conferences and shows. I started making money online. I networked with only the best and people who made more money than me. I knocked out all 4 jobs. I sold my 2nd company. I taught myself to be a boss!
... break time ... pictures of the new office
The only reason why I am successful today is because I was hungry to be more than what I was when I was working 4 jobs and just trying to support myself. I have a lot of pride in who I am and being down so low really put me in a position to be better than what I was.
I can remember having a conversation with a couple friends wishing to make more money. My buddy said I only wish to make 40k a year and I will be satisfied. Him saying that made me think why only 40k. Is a person really worth 40k a year for the rest of his life? Is a person truly satisfied? I know I wouldn't be and I simply just stood up and said, is that it - I want to make millions! Today, the statements holds true for the both of us and I am well on my way to be a bigger boss than what I am.
I have successfully teamed up with some great people in this online industry space and I am looking to take over theIANternet with my new partnerships. The fact about life is you have to make choices, I made a choice to do something when I was down. I made the choice with these new partnerships to grow faster as a person and as an entrepreneur. I made the choice to be successful and choices comes with hardship. It is a path of heavy learning without ease. It truly is your choice, looking back now I am glad I was in the position where I was because if not I would have probably been satisfied with a job.
I hope this has inspired you, as I know walking into the office everyday and seeing a team of great expertise in their fields definitely put me in awe all the time. Again, back date this blog and you will see how I have come up. BAWSE!