You see about 11 years ago, I found a terrible, scammy-looking website that told me I could "make money online".
It cost $1000, and I didn't have it at the time, but I put it on a credit card because I wanted to change the path I was on.
There's an old saying that "If you keep doing what you've done, you'll keep getting what you've gotten".
I was willing to change what I was doing because I wanted a different path.
I paid the $1000, and opened my mind.
I learned about making a sort of "Online Vending Machine", selling other people's stuff on a website. Kinda like whenever someone buys something from a vending machine, the owner of the machine makes money.
But I learned to do it online; It was weird at first, and I tried to do what it said, but I lost even more money.
And then more.
But I wasn't going to give up, and I learned more with each failure.
Until one day, I made $20.
I wasn't working at a job (in fact, I was at rehearsal), when I suddenly realized that this little website I had made selling other people's stuff made me $20 that day.
Well that was just the beginning!
I figured that since I could learn to make $20 in a day, that if I kept going, I could learn to make $200 in a day.
At first I only made a little, but I kept doing it until it became simple.
Then one day I made $1200 in one day just selling other people's stuff on my website!