If you’re reading this, it’s safe to say you want to know a little about me. Well as of today, March 31, 2020, I run a successful online gift shop that a started back in 2017 only 3 years after I quit my job as a used car salesman. I actually quit about a week before I would have been fired. I couldn’t give then the satisfaction. The time between quitting my job and starting my ecommerce store was humbling to say the least. I tried anything I could to make money from home. You see I made a promise to myself to never interview for a job again. In the time period I definitely lost more money than I earned but I never gave up.

     It wasn’t until I started to notice a new wave of people making money on a platform called Shopify. It quickly turned into an ecommerce gold-rush. It wasn’t just Shopify, people on Amazon, even Ebay to a lesser degree. I was instantly attracted to this new wave of online entrepreneurship. With such a low barrier to entry I jumped right in and within a month I made my first sale. From there It took me quite a few product test and just over a year to see true consistancy and success.

     Fast forward to were I’m at now. My store revenue has increased year over year but I’m ready for something more. I need something more. Not really in the sense on money though. I’m looking for something that will afford me more free time. It our only true asset and I want more of it.

shopify 2017 annual revenue
shopify 2018 annual revenue
shopify 2019 annual revenue

     For years I’ve played around with the idea of starting a blog and actually being able to monetize it. What attracted me to blogging was its passive income potential. It’s one of those things where you put in most of the work in the beginning to reap the residual benefits later.

     I said to myself. “Self… if you’re going to do this, there’s no better time than now. You’re ecommerce store can fortunately sustain your current financial obligations. Enabling you the time and resources to make this thing work.”

     Let’s see where I get this blog a year from now.