So I’ve told you how I spent my life dedicated toward getting college degree in the first post.
Doing my time, putting in my hours working in everything from a SallieMae call center to Serving at the neighborhood Applebee’s to running a moulder over at FAH Woods, which is an architectural millwork company–all for what I thought was the “American dream.”
Now I’m going to tell you how I woke up to the power of the internet and created a site where you can purchase rap beats and use them on your YouTube videos, mixtapes, what have you.
Pretty cool huh?
I would work the nine-to-five, well, actually three-to-eleven shift and would come home to chill for a few hours before I head to bed.
Getting home near midnight and trying to get to sleep late lead to late nights, which in turn lead to late mornings.
When you’re going to bed around two or three in the morning, you tend to get up around eleven or noon–just in time to get some food, get yourself together and go do it all again.
Needless to say, and I’m sure you can empathize, this cycle was one that wouldn’t be lasting much longer.
Sure, I was doing good work, producing for a community that I love and making a decent living while doing it.
But I was on someone else’s terms, working for someone else’s dreams.
It was the Christmas of 2010. I was 24 years old and my dad and grandma went together to buy me a keyboard to use with a basic software program I was using to create music.
I don’t remember how it happened after that, but someone used some clever marketing to get me to sign up for an info product that basically provided a blueprint on how to set up and run an online business selling your beats online.
Needless to say, with where I was at in my life, this sounded too good to be true.
And for a long time, the self-sabatoging I was doing made it too good for it to be true for me.
But once I snapped out of it, the money actually started coming in.
Imagine getting notifications on your phone–not from texts, calls or voicemails, but notifications of payments received from PayPal.
Have you ever been throwing disc golf and made a couple hundred dollars on auto pilot?
Well I have, and I’ve got to say, the feeling is second to very few unmentionables that I can think of.
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