After a full year of sleepless nights and hard work I am very happy to report, "My name is Blain Reinkensmeyer, I am 22 years old, and I make a full time income off the internet."
Last May when I was celebrating my 21st birthday I got a crazy idea that I wanted to work from my bedroom and make a living off the internet. I decided that I would try to build my income to atleast $3,000 a month by my next Birthday, or in one years time.
Over the last year through a lot of trial and error I have taken my site earnings from $283.06 in May 2007 to this month a record $1,669.73. This past May also concluded my first month working with Covestor.com as a full time internet based employee.
Not only have I reached my $3,000 monthly goal, but I've surpassed it with flying colors.
To celebrate John Chow was so kind to have his site chip in $75 which I used to purchase a keg. Sadly I am not a big drinker, but I have friends that are . They happily supported the cause, and below you will find my victory picture of me holding the empty keg over my head.
I hope this post inspires others to pursue the dream of attaining a full time internet income, because it is very possible. Just bust your butt and don't let anyone tell you that you can't do it. The only person holding you back is yourself.
For those getting started, I highly recommend checking out Darren Rowse and his site problogger.net which helped me learn the basics of blogging. His site is a fantastic resource for anyone just getting started and really every blogger. To compliment Darren all you need to do is see John Chow earn $30,000+ a month and that should be enough to get your fire started.
With this goal accomplished my latest crazy idea is to create a side income from stock trading that can surpass my full time internet income. Last month was a good start with 15.9% portfolio growth, so we will have to see what I can do by next year.