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EXECUTION 0$ to 1000000$ in 12 Months! (Ride Along)

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Day 1:
Today is Indian Independence Day. But, instead of celebrating it I'm fighting for my Finacial Independence. Anyway, If there are any Indians here Happy Independence Day!

Goal: Go from 0$ to 1$ (aka make my first dollar online)

Action Steps:
Getting the order:
0. Create a questionnaire to ask my clients,
1. Create a unique angle for my gig,
2.Rewrite my gig copy, title, change images, price, etc
3. Give me 5 Star rating from another account,
4. Try to market it with free resources available,
After getting the order:
1. Over-deliver and develop goodwill,
2. Go an extra mile and offer them free consulting,
3. Get a 5-star rating from them,
4. Post the experience here.
 

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Wipe the fking table if its follow your dream plan
No. I don't know about first world countries. But here if you do that job people will treat you like dirt.No one will respect you.
 
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Look up Lex threads on the forum in side hustle category. He talks about copywriting.

Read and go for it.

Also, do yourself a favor. Remember this principle: Make it easy to practice good behaviors and difficult to practice bad behaviors.

For example, someone who excels at freelancing would work on 1) developing mastery over a certain skill and 2) learning how to connect to clients.

How do you make it easy to master a new skill? Let's say you want to master copywriting. Then this means you need to practice writing content that tries to help people understand their problems and the benefits of your solution.

What would make writing easier for you? Write 100 words a day. Is that easy to you? To me, I would feel stuck and paralyze if I set such a goal. That is not easy to me. Easy to me is getting the laptop in front of me. That's it. Once I get the laptop in front of me, I just start writing. For me, the easy goal is get the laptop in front of me daily.

If you're not practicing some form of the behavior at all, then it isn't easy to you. You must make it easy to you. Conversely, you must make bad behaviors difficult to practice for you.

Like others have mentioned, you love reading all kinds of stuff but not buckling down and trying one idea out to the fullest. That's a bad habit, my friend. How can you make practicing this habit difficult for you?

Perhaps you can sit down, and reflect, "if others have been successful at it before, then I might be successful too. I won't give up until I make the first sale or until two to three months have passed". Or maybe you can put your laptop and phone locked up in a safe everyday so you are forcing yourself to focus on working one thing at a time instead of risking getting distracted by the internet.

I'll give you a personal example of how I made a bad habit difficult to continue for me, and it just dropped away. I used to lash out at people when I'm mentally overwhelmed. I made it hard to do this by practicing better coping strategies when I'm calm so I can instinctively use them when I get stressed. For example, I would practice deep breathing 10 repetitions 3 times a day when I'm calm. When I get stressed, I automatically deep breathe instead of lashing out at people.

I am taking this time writing to give you some insight into changing your behaviors. Motivation is fleeting; feelings of discomfort from "F*ck this" events will not last. You will grow complacent again - and again. Do not rely on your emotions, e.g. feeling peer pressured, ashamed, etc. to stay committed to a business venture.

A person's actions dictated by his or her emotions is like a leaf blowing in the wind. If you're angry, you'll take angry actions; if you're sad, you'll take sad actions; and so on. Similarly, if the wind pushes a leaf to the sky, it'll go to the sky; to the ground, it'll go to the ground. How can you get any work done if your emotions are pulling you in all directions?
 
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Look up Lex threads on the forum in side hustle category. He talks about copywriting.

Read and go for it.

Also, do yourself a favor. Remember this principle: Make it easy to practice good behaviors and difficult to practice bad behaviors.

For example, someone who excels at freelancing would work on 1) developing mastery over a certain skill and 2) learning how to connect to clients.

How do you make it easy to master a new skill? Let's say you want to master copywriting. Then this means you need to practice writing content that tries to help people understand their problems and the benefits of your solution.

What would make writing easier for you? Write 100 words a day. Is that easy to you? To me, I would feel stuck and paralyze if I set such a goal. That is not easy to me. Easy to me is getting the laptop in front of me. That's it. Once I get the laptop in front of me, I just start writing. For me, the easy goal is get the laptop in front of me daily.

If you're not practicing some form of the behavior at all, then it isn't easy to you. You must make it easy to you. Conversely, you must make bad behaviors difficult to practice for you.

Like others have mentioned, you love reading all kinds of stuff but not buckling down and trying one idea out to the fullest. That's a bad habit, my friend. How can you make practicing this habit difficult for you?

Perhaps you can sit down, and reflect, "if others have been successful at it before, then I might be successful too. I won't give up until I make the first sale or until two to three months have passed". Or maybe you can put your laptop and phone locked up in a safe everyday so you are forcing yourself to focus on working one thing at a time instead of risking getting distracted by the internet.

I'll give you a personal example of how I made a bad habit difficult to continue for me, and it just dropped away. I used to lash out at people when I'm mentally overwhelmed. I made it hard to do this by practicing better coping strategies when I'm calm so I can instinctively use them when I get stressed. For example, I would practice deep breathing 10 repetitions 3 times a day when I'm calm. When I get stressed, I automatically deep breathe instead of lashing out at people.

I am taking this time writing to give you some insight into changing your behaviors. Motivation is fleeting; feelings of discomfort from "F*ck this" events will not last. You will grow complacent again - and again. Do not rely on your emotions, e.g. feeling peer pressured, ashamed, etc. to stay committed to a business venture.

A person's actions dictated by his or her emotions is like a leaf blowing in the wind. If you're angry, you'll take angry actions; if you're sad, you'll take sad actions; and so on. Similarly, if the wind pushes a leaf to the sky, it'll go to the sky; to the ground, it'll go to the ground. How can you get any work done if your emotions are pulling you in all directions?
Thank you so much. This is very valuable info. I'm thinking about moving all my ebooks/courses into an external hard disk and put it away. Also,I could block all sites expect Fastlane forum and Fiverr. Then I can concentrate I think.

I am taking this time writing to give you some insight into changing your behaviors. Motivation is fleeting; feelings of discomfort from "F*ck this" events will not last. You will grow complacent again - and again. Do not rely on your emotions, e.g. feeling peer pressured, ashamed, etc. to stay committed to a business venture.

A person's actions dictated by his or her emotions is like a leaf blowing in the wind. If you're angry, you'll take angry actions; if you're sad, you'll take sad actions; and so on. Similarly, if the wind pushes a leaf to the sky, it'll go to the sky; to the ground, it'll go to the ground.
I've never heard this from anyone. Most people will say stay motivated. This is very insightful. I think this is why I can't stay consistent in my action.
 

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Action Steps:
Getting the order:
0. Create a questionnaire to ask my clients,
1. Create a unique angle for my gig,
2.Rewrite my gig copy, title, change images, price, etc
3. Give me 5 Star rating from another account,
4. Try to market it with free resources available,
After getting the order:
1. Over-deliver and develop goodwill,
2. Go an extra mile and offer them free consulting,
3. Get a 5-star rating from them,
4. Post the experience here.
Genuine question - are you afraid of actually taking on a customer and being responsible for something you create?

Almost everything you list is "busy work" (called "action faking" around here) that doesn't require you to actually get anything done.

Your action steps, IMHO, should look like this:

1. Write your profile/gig, if you are a copywriter this should take like an hour.
2. Go bid on jobs for the rest of the day.
3. Work on those jobs.

Don't create a questionnaire, don't come up with a new angle, don't worry about reviews, don't worry about marketing. Don't focus on over-delivering or developing good will, don't offer free consulting.

All you need is a profile that looks "good enough" and to bid on jobs you are capable of working on. Then do the work to the best of your ability. That's literally it.

I've made thousands of dollars copywriting on upwork. My profile took me like an hour to put together and I didn't do a damn thing other than take on jobs from that point forward. Then I did a good enough job that even when I wasn't an active freelancer I'd have old customers asking if they can use me again because they loved my work.

Right now you're a writer sitting at a typewriter who can't get that first word on paper because you think the key to a great story is a tidy desk and long walks through nature.

If you can actually copy-write well - go do that. Ignore all the fluff that doesn't matter.
 
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Genuine question - are you afraid of actually taking on a customer and being responsible for something you create?

Almost everything you list is "busy work" (called "action faking" around here) that doesn't require you to actually get anything done.

Your action steps, IMHO, should look like this:

1. Write your profile/gig, if you are a copywriter this should take like an hour.
2. Go bid on jobs for the rest of the day.
3. Work on those jobs.

Don't create a questionnaire, don't come up with a new angle, don't worry about reviews, don't worry about marketing. Don't focus on over-delivering or developing good will, don't offer free consulting.

All you need is a profile that looks "good enough" and to bid on jobs you are capable of working on. Then do the work to the best of your ability. That's literally it.

I've made thousands of dollars copywriting on upwork. My profile took me like an hour to put together and I didn't do a damn thing other than take on jobs from that point forward. Then I did a good enough job that even when I wasn't an active freelancer I'd have old customers asking if they can use me again because they loved my work.

Right now you're a writer sitting at a typewriter who can't get that first word on paper because you think the key to a great story is a tidy desk and long walks through nature.

If you can actually copy-write well - go do that. Ignore all the fluff that doesn't matter.
But I'm not on Upwork yet. My current gig is on Fiverr. Here we can't send proposals. ( At least not like in Upwork. It was recently introduced in Fiverr. But many people don't use it. I saw only two clients requesting for some copywriting work. I've sent them proposals but didn't hear back)Here, so far as I heard, the only way to win is standing out and having a high rating. (Even one review is enough) Correct me if I'm wrong.
 
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I mean I can't get a white-collar job without an education.
Agreed. In India, private companies pay dirt for someone without a college graduation degree. I also follow Dan Lok. I agree with his thought of working as a part-timer for 8 hours and making enough money to earn a living. Then, invest the rest of your time on your business/developing skills.

I request the OP to keep working on developing skills through freelancing. I plan on working as an intern 6 months from now. I am currently enrolled in NPTEL Swayam, trying to get a certificate with an elite tag in two programming courses. You can do it too if you think people might reject you. Along with the certificate, you can mention your work as an intern in your resume to build a complete portfolio of your skills. There are several courses like soft skill training, courses on programming, machine learning, IoT, AI, Big Data, Networking, Digital Marketing and SEO, Business Management, Content Writing and a lot more. All the courses are free but to get a certificate, you need to pay around 1000Rs( 14$) and you will be certified from one of the best colleges in India(I believe the certificate worth of Swayam is better than that of EDX). I believe 6 months of time is worth investing if freelancing is your choice)

I disagree with MJ about getting a full-time job. Without a college degree, he needs to apply for government jobs in lower sectors where approx 2million people are applying for 7k seats. If he wants to apply for private sectors, the only option left is joining call centres where he has work in night shifts scamming people from the West every day to get 10k INR(140$) at the end of the month. Let me share a story. My room-mate got a shitty college degree and was rejected in several companies. He took a spoken English course and built a decent CV to get into one of these shady companies. All he had to do every day was call old people in the US and make them open event viewer and show them this:

Then scare them and extract 500$ somehow, block them for life and repeat. They had a set goal of collecting at least 500$ per month, else they would get fired. Funny how they are scamming people of 500$ but getting paid only 140$. He was smart enough to realize the game and regretted scamming an old lady but he had to survive. He started skipping jobs from one company to another after getting fired.

To the OP, you've tried a lot to improve and you've definitely improved a lot from what you were when you dropped out of college. A few more tries won't hurt. I think you've hit the rock bottom in life just like me, there is nothing deeper to fall into. So don't be scared to try what your heart desires. If you want to prove to your parents that you're working, sit beside them and work. If you're learning to Copywrite from someone, buy a notebook and take notes. I do that myself. Every time I learn, I take notes. Anyone can see from that thing alone that you're working hard. Besides, reading 1000 books and not remember anything is fine, they helped you become a better person. However, learning 1000 skills but not remembering any at the time of need means nothing, nobody will believe that you actually learnt them. So revise.

Take a break. Ask someone who is freelancing about his/her income, how they got to where they are now and how you can reach their level of expertise. You don't have to know everything and asking someone doesn't cost you a dime.
You are a good person with a great attitude. You will become the role model to many young people in the coming days. All the best for your journey.
 
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Is there a reason you aren't able to get on Upwork from India?
No.
If Fiverr is "wait and see" and Upwork is "you get what you ask for", it seems obvious which one you should focus on first.
Well, I thought of it. But since I already have a gig in Fiverr, I thought if instead of improving an existing gig I switched platforms it'd also be dabbling.(Moving from A to B coz B looks easier than A) Like how I moved from FBA to Dropshipping coz dropshipping doesn't cost that much money.
 

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Well, I thought of it. But since I already have a gig in Fiverr, I thought if instead of improving an existing gig I switched platforms it'd also be dabbling.(Moving from A to B coz B looks easier than A) Like how I moved from FBA to Dropshipping coz dropshipping doesn't cost that much money.
Do both. Think of it like advertising on Google and Facebook to sell an identical product, and diversifying platforms helps you get out in front of CONTROL on day 1.
 
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I disagree with MJ about getting a full-time job. Without a college degree, he needs to apply for government jobs in lower sectors where approx 2million people are applying for 7k seats. If he wants to apply for private sectors, the only option left is joining call centres where he has work in night shifts scamming people from the West every day to get 10k INR(140$) at the end of the month.
Exactly.Only Indians can understand.
To the OP, you've tried a lot to improve and you've definitely improved a lot from what you were when you dropped out of college. A few more tries won't hurt. I think you've hit the rock bottom in life just like me, there is nothing deeper to fall into. So don't be scared to try what your heart desires. If you want to prove to your parents that you're working, sit beside them and work. If you're learning to Copywrite from someone, buy a notebook and take notes. I do that myself. Every time I learn, I take notes. Anyone can see from that thing alone that you're working hard. Besides, reading 1000 books and not remember anything is fine, they helped you become a better person. However, learning 1000 skills but not remembering any at the time of need means nothing, nobody will believe that you actually learnt them. So revise.
Thanks. I'll follow your advice.
You are a good person with a great attitude. You will become the role model to many young people in the coming days. All the best for your journey.
This means a lot. Thank you so much.

I think you've hit the rock bottom in life just like me
Can you also tell me your full story? What you are going through now?I want you to succeed as well.
 

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Do both. Think of it like advertising on Google and Facebook to sell an identical product, and diversifying platforms helps you get out in front of CONTROL on day 1.
Thanks. This gave me some clarity. I'll create an Upwork profile ASAP.
 
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So here's my current path from start to finish. Thought my story should help. The moral is to never quit. Improve on one skill you can master and go from there. Even if it's hard. Adapt and overcome.

I worked at a grocery store as my first job in 2014 right after I graduated High school. Then I started community college later that year.
Dropped out of community college the next year in 2015 because of excuses.

2016 I went to a technical school and got an i.t. degree. Micro-computer Specialist. Graduated in 2017 and almost dropped out again but I DID IT.
I met my wife before graduation a few months prior. Mind you I'm STILL working at the grocery store. The same one for almost 3 years now. I made 70 to 110 dollars a week. I made JACK squat and still managed to graduate and somehow not die of starvation.
After graduation in 2017, I worked at a computer repair shop till April 2018.

I decided it was time to move out of my sh!t town and move to a better place with more than 10's of thousands of people. I started working at a call center in 2018 In April and that's when I moved.

I started to wonder if starting a free lance web design business would be worth it. I kept the eye on the ball and that's around the time I read TMFL and Unscripted and started to relearn HTML5 and CSS and java script from college. In August of 2018 I found a new job as tier 2 tech support which is the BEST JOB IVE EVER HAD and this was around the time I was engaged to my wife . I actually finished Unscripted a few months after I started that job.
In December, I finished Unscripted and started udemy classes online. We were getting married in April in 2019.
I decided to hold off on the business till we got some of our debt cleared up at the end of the year. Which we have now. And I'm still at that tier 2 job. Still a good job. And I have worked on a few Udemy classes now and use WordPress for my website design primarily. I use hosting services to host my website. And I'm moving forward with getting my business license application submitted this month. I'm almost completely finished with the site and I'm about to launch my web deisgn business. I have 1 POTENTIAL client without even looking for one. Now I'm moving forward to finishing up the last of my website and GETTING AFTER IT.
This is where I'm at. And there is no turning back. Every second counters. Every breath could be your last. Just do it.

I decided that dropping out from college was enough failure for me. Which it turned out as a blessing to find a MUCH BETTER PATH. If someone like me can survive only on basically 70 dollars a week and go to college and then move towards building a business before even 2 years have passed and now I make 575 dollars a week with PTO and saved enough and spent wiser to build the business, anything is possible.
 
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Not now, I plan on making my intro after I become a better person :)
So here's my current path from start to finish. Thought my story should help. The moral is to never quit. Improve on one skill you can master and go from there. Even if it's hard. Adapt and overcome.

I worked at a grocery store as my first job in 2014 right after I graduated High school. Then I started community college later that year.
Dropped out of community college the next year in 2015 because of excuses.

2016 I went to a technical school and got an i.t. degree. Micro-computer Specialist. Graduated in 2017 and almost dropped out again but I DID IT.
I met my wife before graduation a few months prior. Mind you I'm STILL working at the grocery store. The same one for almost 3 years now. I made 70 to 110 dollars a week. I made JACK squat and still managed to graduate and somehow not die of starvation.
After graduation in 2017, I worked at a computer repair shop till April 2018.

I decided it was time to move out of my sh!t town and move to a better place with more than 10's of thousands of people. I started working at a call center in 2018 In April and that's when I moved.

I started to wonder if starting a free lance web design business would be worth it. I kept the eye on the ball and that's around the time I read TMFL and Unscripted and started to relearn HTML5 and CSS and java script from college. In August of 2018 I found a new job as tier 2 tech support which is the BEST JOB IVE EVER HAD and this was around the time I was engaged to my wife . I actually finished Unscripted a few months after I started that job.
In December, I finished Unscripted and started udemy classes online. We were getting married in April in 2019.
I decided to hold off on the business till we got some of our debt cleared up at the end of the year. Which we have now. And I'm still at that tier 2 job. Still a good job. And I have worked on a few Udemy classes now and use WordPress for my website design primarily. I use hosting services to host my website. And I'm moving forward with getting my business license application submitted this month. I'm almost completely finished with the site and I'm about to launch my web deisgn business. I have 1 POTENTIAL client without even looking for one. Now I'm moving forward to finishing up the last of my website and GETTING AFTER IT.
This is where I'm at. And there is no turning back. Every second counters. Every breath could be your last. Just do it.

I decided that dropping out from college was enough failure for me. Which it turned out as a blessing to find a MUCH BETTER PATH. If someone like me can survive only on basically 70 dollars a week and go to college and then move towards building a business before even 2 years have passed and now I make 575 dollars a week with PTO and saved enough and spent wiser to build the business, anything is possible.
Thanks, man.Very motivating story.
 
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Day 2:

So far:

1. Rewrote the copy of my Fiverr gig,
2. Created a profile on Upwork and waiting for approval.

Let's see what happens.
 

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Day 2:

So far:

1. Rewrote the copy of my Fiverr gig,
2. Created a profile on Upwork and waiting for approval.

Let's see what happens.
Can you link to the fiverr gig? I don't think it'll be considered promotion given how the thread has evolved.
 

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Cleaning tables will fetch you max 4-5$ a day for 12 hours work in India. But that's for the illiterate category.

You have swiggy, zomato and uber eats, big basket, or any other salesman job on per sale commission basis. Probably can earn 250-350$/ month through this route.

The good thing is you can take off anytime, any hour you want. You have the flexibility to work a few hours to extra hours based on your needs.


Your name is 'vairavantraders' in fiverr, no one is going to give a copy writing gig to a trader! Create a new account with a relevant name, please!.
 
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Your name is 'vairavantraders' in fiverr, no one is going to give a copy writing gig to a trader! Create a new account with a relevant name, please!.
Thanks.I'll change the username.
Cleaning tables will fetch you max 4-5$ a day for 12 hours work in India. But that's for the illiterate category.

You have swiggy, zomato and uber eats, big basket, or any other salesman job on per sale commission basis. Probably can earn 250-350$/ month through this route.

The good thing is you can take off anytime, any hour you want. You have the flexibility to work a few hours to extra hours based on your needs.
I'll consider this.
 

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Hello,
I can relate to you because I am an indian & a college dropout.
I dropped out of college in the first sem itself, I was doing B.tech CSE from a very reputed government college.
And yes, my family was devasted too When I left the college.

But there's a little of bit difference, I was making money, When I dropped out of the college. Before dropping out I transfered 50k INR in my mother's account, which kind of shocked everyone in the family so it was easy for me to convince them.

Now the real story,
I started my IM journey when I was in 11th class, I started with creating animation videos & uploading them on YT,
From this venture I learned video marketing skills, & really started to apply these skills on other ventures.

Then after my 11th exams were over, I found out that I had very weird curiosity for system administration & Servers in general, So I learned & learned & learned.
I took a drop year after school & created my own server hosting business. Began cold emailing all the small hosting providers for resell services & rest is history.
Currently making 90+ USD/day = 180k INR/month after Tax.

So I think, I can give you some advice,
1. Stick to only one thing, at first.
2. Don't leave it until you become the master of it. Be the best.
3. Stop dreaming about all the things you will do after you will have money.
In one post you said that you gonna buy a new house in a big city after one of your ventures get successful, I don't personally know your circumstances but bhai that kind of thinking will lead you in a deep hole.
4. Rather than buying courses, please take action.
The ratio should be 1 day of course, 29 day of action.
5. Make some people your competitors, Yes in IM, you need more competition than friends

Also bhai one more thing, You should stop expecting any form of respect from indian society. Until or unless you have a white collar job working in a MNC, they will hate you. Even if you are making 1M a year. Also.. sooner or later your extended relatives will know.. I know this is really stressing you out, hence the best path is to tell all of them now.. tell them to fck off from your life & let you live the life on your terms.

Last thing my friend, It will take time, don't expect everything to happen just now .. It took me 3 years & hard dedication to reach this amount of cashflow..
The only thing that matters is that don't give up no matter how much the going gets tough, The more tougher the path, The more exclusive & hence more valuable it is.

PS: Ninda se ghabraker apne lakshya ko na chodh, kyuki lakshya milte hi ninda karne wale ki rai badal jati h ;)

Nameste!!
 

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OP I dont think your plan is bad at all. The big question is if you have the discipline to follow through with it.

As a freelancer on Fiverr you can learn A LOT. It doesnt matter if you design, write or do technical stuff, you can get so much insight into other peoples businesses it FOR SURE is better than getting some random job.
 
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Before dropping out I transfered 50k INR in my mother's account, which kind of shocked everyone in the family so it was easy for me to convince them.

Now the real story,
I started my IM journey when I was in 11th class, I started with creating animation videos & uploading them on YT,
From this venture I learned video marketing skills, & really started to apply these skills on other ventures.

Then after my 11th exams were over, I found out that I had very weird curiosity for system administration & Servers in general, So I learned & learned & learned.
I took a drop year after school & created my own server hosting business. Began cold emailing all the small hosting providers for resell services & rest is history.
Currently making 90+ USD/day = 180k INR/month after Tax.
I envy you.
Don't leave it until you become the master of it. Be the best.
Rather than buying courses, please take action.
The ratio should be 1 day of course, 29 day of action.
If someone had given me this advice during the start of my career :(
Stop dreaming about all the things you will do after you will have money.
In one post you said that you gonna buy a new house in a big city after one of your ventures get successful, I don't personally know your circumstances but bhai that kind of thinking will lead you in a deep hole.
But Tony Robbins said you need a strong "Why" to stay motivated. So, I thought to build my dream House would serve as my strong "why".
You should stop expecting any form of respect from indian society. Until or unless you have a white collar job working in a MNC, they will hate you. Even if you are making 1M a year.
It's very difficult for me to swallow. How sweet it'll be if it's not true!
Also.. sooner or later your extended relatives will know.. I know this is really stressing you out, hence the best path is to tell all of them now.. tell them to fck off from your life & let you live the life on your terms.
This is not easy. This is the thing I fear the most. I f I started earning something then I could say I dropped out of college. It may soften the blow as it did for you.
Last thing my friend, It will take time, don't expect everything to happen just now .. It took me 3 years & hard dedication to reach this amount of cashflow..
True. But, My cousin's marriage is coming in 2 months. Everyone will ask what I'm doing. I need to start earning before that. That's why I'm impatient.
The only thing that matters is that don't give up no matter how much the going gets tough, The more tougher the path, The more exclusive & hence more valuable it is.

PS: Ninda se ghabraker apne lakshya ko na chodh, kyuki lakshya milte hi ninda karne wale ki rai badal jati h ;)

Nameste!!
Thanks a lot.
 
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OP I dont think your plan is bad at all.
Thanks.
The big question is if you have the discipline to follow through with it.
I'll.I've no other choice.
As a freelancer on Fiverr you can learn A LOT. It doesnt matter if you design, write or do technical stuff, you can get so much insight into other peoples businesses it FOR SURE is better than getting some random job.
Can you tell me some tips for selling gigs on fiver?
 

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Re-frame a job as getting training at your employers expense. Obviously it depends on what you want to do but an example is if you want to learn Real Estate. Get a job at a brokers or agents office doing anything that fits your skill set. If you have little skills, self learn something that they need and offer it up. 90% of jobs don't require education (excluding technical like Engineering, Doctor, etc.). Any smart employer will take someone that works hard and has a genuine interest in learning.

Someone mentioned Uber, which you could view as a chance to work on your interpersonal skills.

@BJdeMarco gave some good advice how to learn through your Fiverr gigs.

It appears to me people take what @MJ DeMarco says about jobs always out of context. He mainly talks about the golden handcuffs or penny pinching into eternity. Getting a job isn't bad, it just depends on the situation.

@JAJT post is very actionable and good advice.

Good luck my friend!
 
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Re-frame a job as getting training at your employers expense. Obviously it depends on what you want to do but an example is if you want to learn Real Estate. Get a job at a brokers or agents office doing anything that fits your skill set. If you have little skills, self learn something that they need and offer it up. 90% of jobs don't require education (excluding technical like Engineering, Doctor, etc.). Any smart employer will take someone that works hard and has a genuine interest in learning.

Someone mentioned Uber, which you could view as a chance to work on your interpersonal skills.

@BJdeMarco gave some good advice how to learn through your Fiverr gigs.

It appears to me people take what @MJ DeMarco says about jobs always out of context. He mainly talks about the golden handcuffs or penny pinching into eternity. Getting a job isn't bad, it just depends on the situation.

@JAJT post is very actionable and good advice.

Good luck my friend!
Thanks.
 
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Day 3-13:

Found it's impossible to change Fiverr username. Instead of creating a new Fiverr account, Decided to focus solely on Upwork for now. I also decided to post my progress here only after getting my profile approved.

My Upwork profile got rejected over a dozen times. First I thought it was due to my photo. I then got a professional photo taken. (It's just 1$ here.Perks of living in India).It got rejected again.

Meanwhile, I got to know about a new course releasing which focus solely on Dropshipping from India(which also covers complex stuff like GST). I also learned about a Saas product which makes it easy to sell ebooks from India. But, I refused to get myself distracted and focused only on getting my profile approved.

After a lot of research online, I found a foolproof way to get a profile approved. (It's not Black Hat. It's a bit of a Gray area. Find a skill which has lots of demand but few freelancers. Add it to your skillset. Remove all other skills. Select entry-level in the experience section Also, remove everything in the Education and Employment sections because it requires manual verification. Your profile will get instantly approved. It's easy as it gets. PM me if you want more hand-holding)

I first tested that with a fake account. It got approved immediately. Then I used it in my main account. It also got approved.

It's getting late here. Tomorrow, I have to change the skills to copywriting and rewrite the overview. Hope my account won't get suspended for changing to a totally unrelated skill.

Peace.
 
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