I, just an average guy named Scott, am an entrepreneur at heart who broke myself from the shackles of my 9 to 5 corporate job in May of 2018. Never mind the fact that I made low six figures working in the corporate world – the problem is was that it was crushing my creative soul and I felt like I HAD to get out. As sick as it sounds, I’m at the point where no amount of money could ever make me want to go back.
Another bit of motivation for wanting to ditch it all and be an internet entrepreneur is the fact that as I grow older, the less tolerance I have working for other people. Does that mean I’m turing into a grumpy old man? Perhaps. But all I know is that after 20 years of working for someone else, I had it. I realized there had to be a better way, and this is my personal journal to document my progress (and mistakes).
Short and sweet, I want to be financially independent with passive income (I reached that goal in 2019). I severely dislike working for other people, making them rich, while I’m stressing out over their impossible (stupid) deadlines. I want to make all my income from passive sources, which for me, has been a combination of these three things over the years:
- Stock image sales – although I’m not involved much in stock image sales any more, I did manage to make over $100,000 in profits doing this from 2006-2012.
- Digital product sales (read how I’m currently making $1000/mo selling digital products with Shopify).
- Website advertising and affiliate income
All three of these adhere to my personal entrepreneurial philosophy, which is: any project or business that I build must be able to run independently of my input once I complete the work of setting it up. In other words, work smarter not harder.
I have no desire to become obscenely wealthy. Hardly. My goal is freedom. Freedom from being told what to do, where to go, and how to do things. Freedom from stress. As long as I can make enough monthly income to achieve this freedom while providing a good life for myself, I’m happy. I don’t need a lot of money to do this.