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HOW I WENT FROM LIVING WITH 3$ A DAY TO EASILY EARNING A MONTHLY 4-FIGURE INCOME
(EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE)
Imagine that you are sleeping. You are free and happy at the same time.
You have a peace of mind because you own a system that generates at least a monthly 4-figure income 24/7, all of this passively.
I’ve always dreamt of having such a system work for me. Maybe just like you, I’ve been stuck in the rat race, working 8 hours a day, with just 1-hour break, living with 3$ a day and waiting for the weekend to live.
Just 3$ a day you might say? Yes, that’s true. Let me explain.
I actually live in one of the poorest countries in the world.
I am Sitraka Ratsimba and I am from Madagascar. You might’ve heard of Madagascar before. Not the country but the movie with lemurs, penguins and lions. But there is more than the movie.
Madagascar is a beautiful island with beautiful beaches, white sands and turquoise water.
According to the World Bank however, it is one of the poorest countries in the world. And I was born here.
75% of people in Madagascar earn less than 2$ a day. My dream since I was a child was to earn money in euros or in dollars. And when I was 6, I vividly remember when my parents asked what kind of job I would like to have. They laughed when I promptly answered: “seller”; they wanted me to be a NGO representative, Manager or diplomat. But deep down, that wasn’t what I felt I wanted.
My parents sacrificed everything and encouraged me to live abroad and stay away from that poor country without opportunities. And I listened to them.
After graduation, a young professional like me in Madagascar would earn no more than 250$ per month.
I was paid 3 times more than this though. But deep down, I knew I could earn more, far more…
“But deep down, I knew I could earn more, far more…”
I am about to tell you a true story. I have two master’s degrees: the first in Entrepreneurship and the second in Enterprise management. But there is no single day without me regretting having spent too much time at University. I just feel like I wasted my time and my life!
I wish I had the courage to drop out of college and really follow my heart. It wasn’t until later that I realized degrees aren’t that imperative in life.
Long story short, after my graduation in China, I moved to Berlin, Germany in 2017.
After an internship in Digital Marketing, the company hired me at minimum wage at 1550€, my dream to live in Europe and get paid in € Euros finally came true!
I already saw myself living in Germany for the next few years. I even visualized myself with my wife and our two kids strolling in a park in Berlin.
I liked my job but one day out of two, I had to replace the guys at the warehouse.
IMAGINE; we had to stand for up to 7 hours a day, packing boxes or labeling the little containers. I felt completely exhausted at the end of the day.
So in parallel, I looked for ways to earn passive income.
Out of curiosity, I started investing my hard-earned money on Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies. The market would have a +40% increase in one single day. I was exhilarated!
I could afford my first laptop thanks to the bull market at the end of 2017. I first experienced the joy of passive income; gosh I was never this happy!
But BOOM, the market suddenly crashed the next year, in early 2018. In just three days, my portfolio lost more than 60% of its value!
I learned that lesson the hard way: beware of the get-rich-quick scheme.
I felt completely lost. But I continued to search for other ways to earn passive incomes.
As I continued my search, I could see how some young people succeeded. I first followed Lukas Mankow, a 20 something German expert at Amazon FBA. He is a multi-millionaire and I really look up to him.
I planned to follow him and begin an Amazon FBA business.
But all of my dreams vanished in one single call.
I had a problem with my working visa and they told me: “We still need your last document for us to continue your visa process; otherwise you must go back to your country”.
Unfortunately, I had to leave Germany.
The turning point
I had to go back to Madagascar and get another job.
In total despair, I accepted a regular contract as a “Digital Marketer” that would pay me half of my salary in Germany.
When they asked me for my salary expectations, I confided that I earned 1550€ back in Germany.
Their reactions told you everything.
The Human Resources Officer couldn’t believe it and she asked me three times: “WHAT? HOW MUCH? HOW MUCH?
I calmly responded for the third time: 1550€…
She still couldn’t believe what I replied…
In the end, she just blurted: “No, you will NEVER earn that here in Madagascar!”
She was right, I discovered later that most of the guys who work there earn from 200$ to 1000$ per month.
“Maybe that’s your reality” I said in my mind.
Finally, I agreed to get paid 750€, which was already too much for them.
But deep down, I still wanted to earn what I felt I deserve so I carried on my search for ways to earn passive income.
I learned how to set a up a website and sell digital products on the internet, all of this automatically!
It wasn’t always easy; there were a lot of self-doubts along the way.
But it is possible.
And I am a great example that it’s possible.
“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe it can achieve” Napoleon Hill
Yes, there’s no magic pill but there’s a magic process we can follow.
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