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fgmz95

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Jun 17, 2018
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Hi everyone!

I'm Fernando Gómez, 23 years old from Madrid, Spain. As you probably know, I live in a country where mediocrity and slowlaners are very, very abundants.

But let me tell you my story: since I was young, I knew that mediocrity wasn't for me. So my first try for creating a fastlane to wealth was a Youtube Channel called Ferdrak, where I uploaded gameplays of Call Of Duty and that stuff (probably, if you type Ferdrak in youtube search, you will find some videos). I said the word "some" because, when my channel had 1K subscribers and I started collabs with famous people, kids in my school started bullying me and I decided to close my channel (a sidewalker' act, I know it, don't kill me!). This was at the age of 16, more or less.

The second try was while I was studying Business Administration at the university (19 years). I finished a business plan for a very innovative business called "Loveprise" but, guess what, exams period arrived and my parents told me: "Don't be a fool! Just finish your degree and find a 9-5 job!" So with that limited beliefs in mind, I surrender and didn't start my fastlane business.

My third try was one year after that. I started working in a nightclub from my city as Public Relations. Months later I formed my team and I earned 2K a month with 60% passivity (not bad, I tought, like a slowlaner!). But the thing is that I started a relationship with a very toxic girl that suck all my good vibes and my ambitions. After that, she broke up with me and left me without self-esteem and with the wallet empty.

My fourth, and I hope, my definitive try started 1 year ago, with a shopify store that sells motivation products, targeted to Latin America, another shopify targeted to USA that sells sex toys and an instagram account that hope make me good income. 3 sources of income.

I'm going to be very honest with you, Fastlaners: the shopify with motivation products didn't give me any dollar. The sex shop, 11,99 bucks. And my instagram account, 113 $.

Hope to improve my 3 sources of income. I'm working very hard on it!

That's my story. It's a pleasure for me be part of this forum of winner people.
Cheers, and thank you for reading me! :D
Fernando
 
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Welcome! I'm from Latin America and live in Madrid for 2 years. I understand you and agree that environment does play role. But, you are young and hustling, so keep at it and that's it.

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Hola Fernando. One question for you: why are you working on 3 completely different businesses at once? You'd get much, much better results by picking just one and dedicating all your resources to it.
 
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fgmz95

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Welcome! I'm from Latin America and live in Madrid for 2 years. I understand you and agree that environment does play role. But, you are young and hustling, so keep at it and that's it.

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Yeah, the environment is absolutely crucial to the success. Yesterday I read MJ's post about moving to another place and it made me thought about moving to L.A. The thing is moving to USA from Spain is very complicated, as I heard, so I have to find the way for doing it. Thanks for your replay! :D


Hello and welcome.

I have feeling that internet businesses are ruthless and much more difficult to start, especially if you are not differentiated from competitors.

Yes, of course. I know it. Later I'm going to post the links to my 3 businesses in another thread for asking for advices from experienced Fastlaners. Thanks for your reply! :)

Hola Fernando. One question for you: why are you working on 3 completely different businesses at once? You'd get much, much better results by picking just one and dedicating all your resources to it.

Because I'm very impatient and anxious about getting a fastlane business. I know it is an error, but I don't know which business is better for developing first. Thanks for your answer to my post! :D
 

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Welcome Fernando!
 

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Hello and welcome.

I have feeling that internet businesses are ruthless and much more difficult to start, especially if you are not differentiated from competitors.

Not, only that. It's surprising how many off these start offline. AirBnB was people walking around the bay area before it was trolling craigslist, which was before it was a website. The internet is great for scale, but the first customers ate often from the community(or if your somewhere small, the nearest city) build customers, get revenue, then start automating and scaling, once you have some revenue you can start paying for marketing.
 

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