Years ago I found myself lying in bed. I was about 24 years old, working a dead-end job, and living with my mom. She stepped into my room and threw a book to me. Who would have thought that this moment would be a major turning point in my life?
For the last year and a half I've lived and traveled all throughout this beautiful country, only taking breaks to visit other lands.
I'm not a multimillionaire, nor do I even have 6 figures saved up. But I am debt-free. And I do get paid $900 a week to work less than 4 hours.
For this, I have to thank my mother and Tim Ferris. He's the author of The 4 Hour Workweek. He introduced me to two mind-blowing concepts:
Years ago I used my not-so-impressive computer skills and put them to work online as a freelancer.
Small-time success came early even though I kept improving my skills, I came to a realization:
As good as I could become through practice (at Photoshop, for instance), there were already so many people out there who were better than me. Plus they were willing to work for less pay.
I, however, possessed advantages that they did not have:
I am not a natural born leader. And I do not like telling people what to do.
So, needless to say, there were bumps in the road to learning how to make this work. But slowly it began to work. I'd win a job, learn how to do it myself, and then train someone to do it for me ... paying them less than what the client agreed to pay me.
As time went on I'd consistently make trades for time and money: making $600 / week for ten hours of work and then jumping up to $900 / week for twenty hours of work and so forth.
And that's how I found myself where I am today. That's why I've launched G&L: because I want to inspire people. I want to show them possibilities that they did not know existed. And that's why I spent months working on a guide to make life easier for new freelancers.
The Modern Guide to Freelancing contains 36 easily-digestible pages of knowledge:
Good luck on your journey :)