I’m Gorjan, and never have I ever thought that I’d be making a full-time income working from home. What seemed too good to be true initially is what I call a day-to-day routine these days.
Like %99 of the people who got started online, I also knew very little about how this making money online thing works.
I just knew it was possible because a high school friend was doing it, so I thought to myself – why not give it a try and see what it brings? 😊
From when I was a kid, I’ve always been passionate about the outdoors, and the thought of having the chance to work from anywhere in the world and have a better work-life balance is what got me into this.
To cut a long story short, I’m now own multiple sources of income online, and the site you’re currently on is one of them.
It was hard for me at the beginning, and it took me a while to figure things out, but now since I’m here, I’m glad I stuck through thick and thin, and I firmly believe you will feel the same once you hear what I have to say.
Btw, here’s me doing the Bray to Greystone trek in Ireland. 🇮🇪
Even though I’m only 25, I like to think of myself as somewhat of an old-school type of guy since I’m not into social media and all that stuff.
I know that Facebook is slowly but surely becoming social media’s retirement home, but unfortunately, that’s the only platform I use as of now.
It would be great if you could add me as a friend so we can get to know each other a little bit better. Please don’t get mad at me if I don’t reply to your messages right away because although I’m working from home, I’m still a pretty busy lad!
So, who am I, and how did I end up making a living online?
Let me start off by saying that I come from a tiny, poor, imperfect, beautiful, corrupted European country named North Macedonia.
It’s undoubtedly one of the most underestimated destinations in the Balkans, a nation of ancient cities, beautiful mountains, and lush forestry.
It’s located between Serbia and Greece, and it’s home to some of the most stunning mountain ranges, magnificent fauna, and extinct volcanoes that promise natural beauty and breathtaking landscapes, ideal for nature lovers.
If you ever get a chance to visit, make sure you come!
Although very beautiful, Macedonia is the 6th poorest country in Europe, so you can only imagine how much the average salary is around here.
It’s challenging traveling the world with such a low wage, which is what made me want to start looking for ways to make a living online.
Just like many of you out there, I was also a part of the 9-5 rat race, a dumb lifestyle in which people battle for riches, power, and authority.
Just like yourself, I presume, I was also told that finishing university and landing a high-paying job is the only way to live a debt-free life.
I have to be honest! I hated this concept from the very beginning, as my goal in life was never to live paycheck to paycheck.
Plus, I’m sure you’ll agree that working for others is soul-sucking.
You know that feeling when it’s 7 a.m, and your alarm goes off…
Ugh…. I hated it!
You hit snooze, but it soon goes off again, so you start having second thoughts about whether you should even get up or not.
But still, you hit snooze yet again, and you keep doing this until there’s no choice for you but to get up, get dressed, put your shoes on, and leave the house, only to get a few more brief moments of sleep while commuting to work.
It’s 8 a.m.
You finally reach the office, and you’re feeling exhausted and deprived of sleep, only to realize that you’re there to make someone else richer.
Everyone’s getting more money except you.
Your boss is probably booking his third holiday somewhere in Dubai while you’re still reflecting on how you shouldn’t have spent an extra $1.50 on that awful Egg McMuffin breakfast combo from Mcdonald’s.
It’s 11 a.m, and your boss is probably screaming on top of his lungs by now about how incompetent everyone is and that you’ll all lose your jobs.
You’ll likely never will, but you have to be understanding of the fact that your boss has his morning routine and the need to throw a tantrum.
Speaking of bosses, don’t you find the concept of a boss funny?
Like, you’re a full-grown adult, but there’s this other dude standing across the room who tells you what you should and shouldn’t do and gives you minor punishments if you don’t do things exactly the way he likes.
It’s silly when you think about it, isn’t it?
It’s 2 p.m, and you’re starting feeling flustered, thinking that you only have 2-3 more hours of work before you get to head home.
By 4 p.m, you’re vexed, biting your nails and checking the time every five to ten minutes to see whether it’s finally time to go home.
It’s 5 p.m, you get off work, and instead of thinking about how to relax after a long day, you realize it is only Monday and that you have to go through the same bullshit another four or five times this week.
And now you know why I was dead set on escaping the rat race!
I mean, what’s there to like? You’re exhausted, stressed, worried, underpaid, and you have to deal with people who are quick to blame you for your mistakes but rarely express gratitude when you succeed.
All my life, I was told what to do, when to do it, how to do it, and honestly, I just got sick and tired of it and decided to make a change.
At this point, I was a mechanical engineering university freshman, and you could say that the topics I learned about didn’t intrigue me as much.
I’ve always been a good learner but only cared for the subjects that interested me. I merely enrolled because I wanted to please my parents by getting the diploma to hopefully one day land a higher-paying job.
I somehow pushed through the first year but ended up quitting halfway on my second one. University just wasn’t for me as I was always aware that it would give me nothing more than a lousy 9-5 job.
After dropping out and losing my internship, I found myself working one job after another, mostly in cafe bars, pubs, and restaurants.
You could say that I felt like a slave to the modern world, as there were days when I had to work double shifts, and if you’ve ever worked in hospitality, you probably know how wearying it can be.
At this stage, change was inevitable.
As mentioned earlier, there’s was this not-so-close high-school friend of mine who was making good money by selling Amazon products.
I had no idea how he did it, and since we weren’t that close, I felt stupid asking him, so I decided to do my own research instead.
This was when I discovered those fake gurus who were making millions by selling online courses to clueless, ignorant newbies like myself.
Although I still hate them from the bottom of my heart to this day, I have to give them props for recognizing ME as a chance to make easy money.
They were very well aware of my desperation, so they positioned themselves as authoritative figures to sell me their “never-seen-before” techniques for a hefty price; usually hundreds of dollars for a course that’s literally worth zero.
HOW I MAKE MONEY ONLINE
Chances are, you’ve probably come upon a few of these gurus that tried to fool you into buying their overpriced $1000 courses.
Some of them were genuine, most of them were not.
Today, more than ever, people are searching for ways to make a living online, and a number of them end up purchasing these high-priced courses with the hopes of achieving their financial goals one day.
While it’s indeed true that there are several legit ways that you can earn, it’s also true that most of the courses you’ll find online are overhyped and made to seem like they are more than what they actually are – crappy, overpromising systems somehow put together to make you believe that they’re the next big thing.
If you bought a few of them, I don’t blame you since I did too.
The reality is, there’s no way of knowing, given that it’s kind of hard to separate the trustworthy from the shitty ones, especially if you’re an overwhelmed, desperate beginner as I was back then.
As I said before, I’ve done quite a few stupid things over the years.
I wouldn’t say I regret them, considering that there wasn’t much that I could do at that time. Honestly, at one point, I even started to think that that’s how this making money online thing works.
You just have to get scammed a bunch of times until you become wiser and realize that not everything you see online is what it claims to be.
While some are luckier than others and will hit the mother lode from the get to, there are also those like myself that will need to spend a few thousand bucks until they figure it out.
Suppose you are interested in getting started online.
In that case, perhaps it would be best to go through my money guide, in which I’ve summed up all there is to know about making money online.
There are actually various ways that I make a living online, but the main thing I do is create simple, gorgeous-looking websites (the narcissist in me speaking) and rank them on the first page of Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc.
I’ve previously placed special links on these sites that lead to products from third-party sites like Amazon and eBay. Once the visitors click on these links and buy the things I’m recommending, I get a commission.
I found that leveraging search engines’ power is the most effective method to drive traffic to my sites, and I know you’ll agree with me because this is how you found my site – a clear sign that what I do works.
THE REASON WHY I STARTED THIS BLOG
Before I even made my first dollar online, I always told myself how nice and helpful it would be if someone showed me the exact step-by-step process to earn money online without scamming me out of my money.
I was pretty naive when I first started, and I even vividly remember that I was willing to pay a thousand bucks to a certain someone just to have a one-hour 1-on-1 session with them and hear what they have to say.
Luckily I never did, but I did make a promise to myself that in case I ever made it, I would help all the newcomers out and try and save them from the hassle and worries that I went through.
I realize the importance of a promise, and this blog is clear proof of that.
I CAN HELP YOU OUT!
I don’t want to make it seem like this is the only way to make money online, but it certainly has its advantages when you look into it.
Compared to other trending business models like dropshipping, lead gen, and trading, my approach to making money online comfortably outperforms them all in terms of needed experience, startup cost, and risk to reward ratio.
Don’t get me wrong. Many folks are making good money with all kinds of methods, but I just don’t believe all of them are suitable for beginners.
At the moment, I’m earning a steady four figures a month, and there are even days when I smoothly make over $400. Don’t let the word smoothly confuse you. I survived a lot of sleepless nights to get to this level.
My most profitable day so far was $753, but you should know that it’s unlikely that you’ll make this much, at least not in the first two years.
I have no clue how ambitious you are, but I’m profoundly convinced that you can achieve the same (if not better) results if you put in the required amount of time and effort to make it happen.
Unlike these so-called gurus, I won’t try to sell you the secrets to wealth, health, and success because, as you may know by now, they don’t exist.
Without labor, nothing prospers, and hard work betrays none.
Just in case you’ve missed it, here’s a link to my money guide in which I’ve explained all the things you should know about getting started online. 💰
If you have any questions or simply wish to share your experiences and say hi, you can do so by leaving a comment anywhere on this blog. I’ll likely see it within 24 hours, and I promise not to leave you hanging and reply ASAP.
Also, on this blog, you’ll find tons of cool-looking graphics like the ones you saw above. I’m a firm believer in creative expression, and this is just my way of keeping things fun and engaging.
Lastly, you probably wonder what I do on this blog.
As mentioned earlier, the site you’re currently on is just one of the few I own. I made it because I want to help newcomers like yourself steer clear of scams online and find legitimate opportunities that actually work!
So far, I’ve reviewed well over +300 online courses, apps, and programs and helped a bunch of people to avoid scams, systems, pyramid schemes, and other money & time wasters.
What I basically do is review these courses/apps/programs, rate them, and help you separate the real ones from the ones that aren’t worth it.
I sincerely hope you enjoy the content, as I promise you that I do my best to keep it updated regularly, which not many reviewers do these days.
Welcome to my blog! I wish you a pleasant stay. 😇