I’ve just heard a story about an enterprising young Vietnamese boy.
The boy is 15 years old, goes to school from 6am to 6pm, then he goes home to an extremely poor home.
To make extra money he goes to a local clothes shop, he takes pictures of the clothes, then he uploads the picture of the clothes to a Vietnamese app called Zalo (it’s like facebook for sales).
He lists the clothes items for sale along with a description of the item.
When a customer wants to buy something from him he rides his bicycle to the shop to buy the garment his customer wants, then he rides his bicycle to meet his customer and he sells the item at a slight markeup.
He doesn’t have a computer, he simply has a phone and a will to earn.
Talk about spartan.
He made $600 usd in a three month time-frame.
I know guys who have been online for five years pretending to work hard and haven’t made $600.
You don’t have to re-invent the wheel. You have to provide a solution or a service.
And you have to put in the work. I call myself lazy to make a point – what I do is just plain easy compared to what most people do to survive.
I’m not riding a bicycle to and fro to collect a $3-5 profit. My money comes to me online as if by magic.
But if I had to ride a bicycle back and forth for a few years so I could survive and thrive you bet your ass I’d do it.
If I can do it, if a 15 year old Vietnamese boy can do it – why do 1st worlders have excuses instead of pockets full of cash?
Required reading –> Spartan Entrepreneur Vol. 1: The Blog Artist’s Handbook.