You won’t believe, but I work less than 35 hours a week, work on my own terms, take holidays whenever I want and still make lots of money.
Thanks Google and thanks blogging for giving me a wonderful lifestyle.
I have already achieved everything in my life that I always dreamt of.
But today I achieved something that I never dreamt about.
I became the proud owner of a BMW 520d Luxury Line!
It’s one of the most luxurious cars in India with lots of amazing features.
My journey from Apprenticeship to BMW
I applied for ITI apprenticeship when I passed my secondary school but I was rejected. So chose to study science in higher secondary. I got admission to the most prestigious engineering college in Nagpur (LIT College) after scoring good marks in higher secondary.
But soon I lost interest because I found Chemical Engineering pretty boring.
Anyhow I passed my Engineering with KTs all the time. Almost 90% students got placements through campus interviews and I was in the lucky 10 (ha-ha).
I came to Mumbai in the year 2000 and took a job in a small chemical factory. But working there was more boring than studying chemical engineering.
Software was a booming industry in 2000. I joined a 6 months full time software course with big promises made by the institute.
Yes, that was something I was looking for. I liked coding. I was the hero of my batch as I used to explain complex things to many of my batch-mates.
But before I could finish my course, the software industry was going through a major crisis (Y2K problem).
Still 90% of the students managed to secure a job in the software industry and again I was in the lucky 10.
One of my batch-mate who was in lucky 10 suggested me to start a computer sales & hardware business.
No, business is not in my blood. I could not even speak to customers.
With nothing in hand I started business.
By 2001, there was a big competition for computer hardware business. Market was open and margin was low.
Due to many reasons, I left this business after 6 months.
By the time, I left the business, I was no longer interested in working 9 to 5 for someone.
I started looking for other options.
I started researching on different things. One of these things was going to cyber café and looking for ways to make money online.
Internet marketing was booming during that time but only in the USA. And here I was wondering how to make money with Internet marketing sitting in India.
For 2-3 years I did research on this opportunity. At the same time I did some odd businesses to make my ends meet.
Suddenly I came across a famous book ‘Google Cash’ written by Chris Carpenter that changed my life. I don’t know where is Chris Carpenter now.
He beautifully explained the concept of affiliate marketing and how can someone make money from affiliate marketing using Google.
I made my first affiliate income of $400+ in CJ by the end of year 2004. Next month I made $700+ and so on.
“Whether I will receive my next dollar cheque or not?” was always in doubt for me even after receiving so many cheques from USA.
I continued affiliate marketing till 2008. I even created an online course on affiliate marketing and sold thousands of copies online.
I made lots of money through affiliate marketing. All thanks to Google & CJ.
But soon, many of the advertisers I was promoting left CJ platform.
I was a bit demotivated. I tried to check more ways to make money online.
2008 was the year when blogging was becoming popular in India.
I started blogging along with affiliate marketing.
For almost 1 year, I struggled to learn basics of blogging and how to get traffic on my blog.
Although there are many ways to make money from a blog, I chose only Google AdSense.
After a year of hard work, I received my first blogging income of $100+ from Google .
This was a big motivation for me.
“Google sends visitors to my blog, Google places ads on my blog and Google pays me”
What a better business than this in the world!
I made more than $1.5 millions through blogging.
Thanks Google for giving me a wonderful lifestyle. I love you Google.