Let's rewind back to Christmas Day, 4 years ago. I joined my family to celebrate our favourite day of the year, but for the first time ever, I had no gifts for anybody. I arrived completely empty-handed as I barely had enough money to pay for food, let alone Christmas gifts. My parents raised me to know that if I ever wanted anything in life, I had to work for it. So, even when I was tiny, I would help my dad sell bread on his market stall on a Saturday morning to earn my pocket money. I had happily worked through my childhood and teen years, so I was always able to buy Christmas gifts for everybody with my own hard-earned money.
This was until I plummeted into a dark hole where I completely lost myself at 19 years old. On this Christmas Day, I felt like I had hit rock bottom. Perhaps it doesn't seem like a big deal - it's just a few gifts, right? But, those absent gifts were a representation of my life falling apart around me.
Now, let's flash forward to current day. I'm a university drop-out, generating £50,000+ a month through passive income. It all started in May 2021 as I began posting small business tips on Instagram, after my handmade gift business became a smash success in just a few months. One of my 873 followers at the time suggested I write an Etsy eBook. Not thinking much of it, I proceeded to do so, just thinking it'd be a fun project to bury my head into.
I launched it on Sunday 23rd May 2021 at 7pm. I listed it on the most basic Shopify website you could possibly imagine - it was literally a white page with one product on it. I presented it to my 873 Instagram followers and closed my laptop, completely unaware of how my life was about to change.
The next day, I opened Shopify to see that I had earned £980 profit from my tiny audience and this one eBook. I couldn't believe it. I cried hysterically as I realised this could become my livelihood, and I could pursue something I was truly passionate about. The fact it was passive was just a bonus. And, just like that, I closed my business and embarked on a mission to make The Small Business Handbook my full-time income.
My initial goal was to earn £2,000 a month. I figured this was a comfortable amount to survive on and would cover my mortgage, bills, food, and a few luxuries. Little did I know, I would soon be generating over £50,000 a month.
Selling digital products completely changed my life, and I'm adamant I'll never do anything else now I've had a taste for it. I wish more people saw the potential in it, and embarked on a similar venture to turn their life around. So, here I am, providing you everything you need to follow a similar route, because I'm a firm believer that there's space for us all to be successful.