In 2018, I graduated college.
I knew two things:
- I didn’t want to work for anyone.
- I wanted to make a lot of money.
Here’s my story:
I started to document my journey in June 2018.
I dove deep into copywriting, marketing, Facebook ads.
After months of dead ends, things started to finally click. I started to make money in November.
I started making good money in December. Even better money in January. In February or March (can’t remember), I got burnt out. And then in March I was hired to work for my two friends.
In June, I moved to San Diego.
But in September, I quit dropshipping entirely.
Because I had been documenting my journey along the way, many people messaged me… “why’d you quit?”
Dropshipping didn’t align with who I was or who I wanted to be. It was selling products without first vetting the products myself. The biggest issue was that I was in the game for the dollars. I wasn’t in the game for the love of the game.
Does that make sense?
I’m writing these words right now because I believe I will write books. I plan to make money writing. Making money isn’t bad. But I also love the game. Meaning? I love the process of writing, of crafting this sentence, of figuring out what to say next. I love posting it on the blog. I love getting feedback on it.
I don’t love going deep into the Facebook ads dashboard and trying to figure out how to increase my conversion rate. ButI don’t regret doing it. I learned some lessons about marketing, copywriting, and making money.
But I also learned it wasn’t the path for me.
You see, any game we play is going to be difficult. I could choose the dropshipping game. I could choose the writing game. I could choose the doctor game.
Every path will have ups and downs. Every path will have moments that will force you to quit.
So why not choose the path that you enjoy? Why not choose the path that would you play even if money wasn’t in the equation?
That’s what I’m doing anyway.