Hey Alex, always happy to help an inspiring investor.
- I started working at a supermarket when I was 16 and saved all of my money until I moved out of my parents house when I was 18. After that I saved everything I wasn’t putting into bills. A lot of my deposit came from an 8 month stint as a salesman for Medibank Private, I sold a lot of insurance and made lots of commissions I was able to save. Once I reached my goal I bought right away.
- When I bought my first house I was living on a cruise ship called the Disney Wonder working in Entertainment. I had to buy the house from the cruise ship, which is torture I don’t recommend anyone try to repeat.
- My top 3 Medium articles each made over $1,000 in their first month of “blowing up” which was (for the most part) two or three months after publication. There’s a much larger “second tier” club of articles that make hundreds, but never thousands in a single months.
This particular article has made a lot more than that, but made only roughly $20 in its first 2 months online. You never really know what’s going to work and when. Starting 3 months ago if I had lost my job I would have survived fine on my Medium income alone, but I didn’t, so I poured 100% of my Medium income into investments, and I hope you will too.