Be 19

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

be 19
living with parents, clueless drifter, rarely went to school, zero money
learn HTML at home because why tf not, build sites, suddenly shitloads of traffic and people clicking on ads
get mortgage down-payment with money
few years later, house has doubled in value, sell
buy new house, shithole, renovate
10k spent on renovations, house now worth 50k more, sell
websites running themselves, money still coming in, house paid for
party for years and years on end, have great life
last few years panic, websites not earning enough, no rent/mortgage but need more money
get into hard drugs, get in debt
panic more
end up having to sell house. cards/debts maxed
realise property value here has increased disproportionately to the rest of the country. can now afford 3 houses in different area
accepted an offer on my place, had an offer accepted on 2 out of 3 houses i intend to buy, can pay off all debts.
once i have them i can retire in my new house, and live off the rent money from the other 2, while still receiving payments from overseas porn companies.
enough to buy and fully kit out a 3 bed house, and buy a new car
never worked for an employer in my life, no qualifications, about to retire in my 30's.

Anyone else get lucky?
Rich parents don't count.

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warosu.org/biz/thread/1277752

Booteefool
Booteefool

Which internet sites?

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

proof or liar

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

ten years ago you could definitely strike it big if you knew how to make websites.

Soft_member
Soft_member

I would fuck her so hard, she'd be spilling my potent seed for days.

farquit
farquit

i had like 20 of them eventually. i started out with an 'E/N' site - entertainment and news or, 'everything and nothing', i.e random, depending who you ask. just links to stupid shit online, mixed in with porn. think orsm.net
eventually built a shitload of these
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thumbnail_gallery_post
and seemingly every day or two i'd get another 4-figure payment. i spent most of it on shit like partying, but did buy a house. not posting the exact sites, sorry.
how?
ten years
actually this was in like 1999, when it was a true goldmine.

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

how?

anything at all that proves this is anything but a plea for attention will be fine, thanks.

RumChicken
RumChicken

I'm just quite talented in creativity/design, which i guess is luck. So yep.

was a huge neet growing up
only job was at Burger King as a teenager
went to university, got degree
applied for jobs, got good offers, but decided i didnt want to work for big company
tried starting a game company, got gov support money for new businesses
got heavily into partying, drugs
business failed
lived in europe for 2 years, so fuckin cheap
partying drugs sex endlessly
went back home, totally broke, living with parents
continue being neet
made mobile games as a hobby
one of my games went viral
made over $10m
am now 26, retired, set for life

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

$10m
damn user. do you not work at all now then? i'm wondering if i'll get bored. imma need a hobby. thought i'd get into breeding exotic animals for beer money

Illusionz
Illusionz

I spend my time making games as a hobby (currently doing VR stuff), learning electronics/robotics, travelling, investing, seeing friends, learning to cook, etc.

It's interesting that i've kind of lost all of my NEET desires since the pressure of having to earn a living disappeared. It was like it was just endless procrastination due to fear and anxiety.

I still live a pretty humble life, but it's very relaxing. I donated about half of my money to charity too.

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

Also, regarding your image. I met my fiance when i was in Europe. I was super poor. It's really comforting to know that my money isn't why shes with me.

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

The difference is, the girls in the picture are attractive. Your "woman" is either pig-dog ugly, a whale or former man.

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

Damn, you hurt my feelings. Please stop.

takes2long
takes2long

what did you first buy when you were suddenly rich?

Techpill
Techpill

Nothing. I just sat with piles of cash for a while, then invested it. I now have it invested in a diversified portfolio, some property, some gold/silver, some cryptocurrencies.

I still drive a shitty old $5000 car, live in a pretty modest house, wear normal clothes, etc.

Methshot
Methshot

Jelly.

TechHater
TechHater

you should google "bigger pockets" you did it wrong, you should have taken the equity from the houses by refinancing and then purchased more rental properties to build your portfolio

hairygrape
hairygrape

some peoples lives don't revolve around making money to make more money to make more money.

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

I currently own a tech review and webshop site. I make about 3k a month out of it doing what I enjoy. So I'm ok. But I think I could be doing better.

What marketing strategies do you guys use online?

girlDog
girlDog

Currently have two app ideas one of which will be completed in 3-4 weeks. I'm studying electrical/computer engineering but I would hate the idea of working in computer engineering. Currently looking for some more electronic-based side projects.

RavySnake
RavySnake

grew up poor as fuck... welfare and food stamps
took out a ton of college loans to escape my shithole redneck town in '99
registered 1000 good .com domains during the bubble
turned a few into actual websites
paid off loans
dropped out of college
slowly sold the domains off over the last 17 years
making low 6 figures with the websites
hot wife, 3 kids
never had a boss, never will
lucky

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

FUCK I JUST NEED SOME INCOME SO I DONT HAVE TO FIND ANOTHER JOB I TRIED SO MUCH SHIT

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

Awesome story. Congrats.

How has it changed your outlook on life?

Do you notice yourself having a spring in your step or any other qualitative improvement?

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

not wanting to work at all for your money
spending your money on partying
wanting to retire

A female kudu on the plains of Africa with her younglings. There as been a terrible drought lately, making food hard to find. The kudu must get more Life Points (LP) in order to keep her kids alive. How can she get more LP? She has to be more productive (making LP at a higher rate). That is the only ecologically stable way. And she can only be more productive if the plants around her are more productive. The plants have to find more LP to pay the kudu. The plants make their LP off of fungi & decomposer's LP. And the decomposer can only be more productive if the kudus are more productive.

Each person must be as productive as they can, or else someone else won't be as productive, and everybody's Objective Standard of Living will drop. Our goal as humans is to make the most LP for everyone, learn more new knowledge, and progress as a brotherly society so that we can leave Earth before a cataclysmic event. We need to be working hard so we can leave the solar system when the sun burns out. We need to study physics so that we can travel to other universes before this one looses all it's free energy and is nothing but chaos. Not to mention all the problems we are facing right now, like the 1 billion men women and children that are starving because they don't have enough LP.

You don't want to work for an employer? Fine, then start your own business. You're making a passive income already? Great! BUT: what do you do next? How can you use your time most effectively to make as much LP as possible to help humanity? What do you live for in life, if it's not helping your fellow man as much as possible? Don't retire. Do something you don't want to retire from.

Lunatick
Lunatick

I just want a passive income so I can DO the things I want and help people. I don't have the time to create shit when I am working and sleeping all the time.

I have a million things I would love to do but can only do one here and there over a year. It sucks

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

Read the Millionaire Fastlane.

Soft_member
Soft_member

Where tf do you learn programming and how build apps? Or has that ship sailed? I want a job I can telecommute with. Or work from anywhere in the world.

askme
askme

Youtube

iluvmen
iluvmen

What are you on about you fucking mong

Snarelure
Snarelure

what you're seeing isn't a qt3.14 grill, what you're seeing is a trap

SniperGod
SniperGod

that only works while the property values keep going up and once they drop you're fucked and all your mortgages are underwater.

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

hows it like being 14

we dont owe the world anything and vice versa, same with society, we do what we want if that includes investing in some research then gud if its just passing your days at home watching the blue sky then gud, if you like "working" and like the sense of productivity you may get from it then gud, if they dont give a shit about humanity or just want to party and do drugs then gud. Retiring doesnt mean stopping to be beneficial to mankind, you become more beneficial as youre nolonger doing some useless desk job that is only there so people would have a job and an ability to live.

Children in africa will starve even if we send em more food, it will get even worse since they spend less time dying and more time breeding, and it will have a greater toll on the rest of the civilized world, and in the end when we nolonger can support them alot more will die.

personally i just want to waste my time away, no point in worrying about humanity or earth as it will all pass, id rather spend my time being comfy and just live cause i do, if it becomes dull il do something else maybe cut down a tree or mine my backyard, learn a new instrument, get into a certain research field whatever passes the time to my liking.

viagrandad
viagrandad

so much b8ing itt
oh, i was drinking&doing drugs/dropped out of highschool
a magical fairy appeared and whispered in my ear: "stop doing it, just make porn sites&mobile games! :^)"
lo and behold i'm a millionaire

If that was so effing easy. Literally millions of people around the world were making porn sites and indie games even 5-10 years ago (now it's x10 more people).
Only maybe a handful of them became successful, because there's can be only so much "viral games" and "top porn sites with a lot of viewers". What are the chances that EXACTLY these few successful people are sitting itt? Why the fuck would real millionaires visit /biz?!

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

Build it and they will come.

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

this. fuck you liars.

DeathDog
DeathDog

It's interesting that i've kind of lost all of my NEET desires since the pressure of having to earn a living disappeared. It was like it was just endless procrastination due to fear and anxiety.

Can you please expand on this statement? Please be as precise as possible. Seems vaguely familiar...

hairygrape
hairygrape

Was this in iOS or Android? How viral did it go exactly? How was it monetized? Do you only do games now? Were you acquired or something?

28 here
50 apps in portfolio
4m+ downloads

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

actually this was in like 1999, when it was a true goldmine.

Ah ok, so this is akin to hitting the lottery more or less. I literally knew 12 year olds with sites making around $6k around this time into early 2000's.

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

I've always been a very positive person with a smile on my face. It didn't change that.

I have a lot of hobbies. However, i'm not the kind of person who gets 'bored' in a negative way. I think being bored is a blessing, and there's nothing nicer than sitting back with a beer, and just thinking about stuff.

I've always been a big procrastinator. I only went to school 1-2 times per week, and was not much better at university. I guess my point is that i never had a good work ethic.

NEET status really kicked in after i finished university. I just had a strong desire to sit around doing nothing but play video games all day. I really WANTED to be outgoing, have hobbies, and so on... but it was just overriden by NEET desires.

Now that i no longer have financial/job/etc stresses overhead, i've found most of those NEET urges have completely disappeared. I still enjoy video games from time to time, but it's no longer an inescapable lifestyle.

I guess i was just trying to stay away from a lifestyle i never wanted to live.

eGremlin
eGremlin

iOS and Android.

It was at the top of the HOT lists for a few weeks.

Talking about it's monetization may reveal the game, so i'd rather not say.

I didn't really have a company. I had someone doing art and sound for me, but that was it. Was not acquired.

I make games as a hobby now, but i'm doing more experimental VR stuff.

Congrats on all your hard work. May i ask how profitable that has been for you? It was the path i thought i was heading down, but i got lucky.

FastChef
FastChef

I make a living with it and have had offers to acquire a few apps but no where near your level of success. Hoping to build up my main performers bigger and sell/get acquired at some point. How long ago did it go viral? Was in the beginning of the App Store?

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

Also are the apps still earning $ or did it dry up quick? I really need to start grinding more man god damn.

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

And also congrats man im stoked you made it

Emberburn
Emberburn

Published the app in 2014.

It's still earning money, but nothing compared to what it used to.

Thanks! All the best to you!

whereismyname
whereismyname

How long did it take you to get from learning to code to making that app?

viagrandad
viagrandad

I did ComSci at university. I had never even seen code in my life before i started my degree. So... about 5 years.

cum2soon
cum2soon

youre literally the definition of autism.

massdebater
massdebater

learning to cook as a millionaire is probably the most embarassing shit ive ever read didnt even have to see it irl

Inmate
Inmate

Better than working, faggot

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

Lol keep hating dick head.

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

If you had to offer someone advice on how to "get lucky" with making a viral app, what advice would you give?

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

Uh... have a good idea? If I knew how to hit gold again, I'd be doing it again.

I guess my actual answer is to make something that you think is awesome. Don't focus on trends, or trying to appeal to large audiences, or monetization.... focus on having fun with your project, and creating something you love. That will really shine through.

There's nothing more embarrassing than a man who cannot cook for himself.

Expecting others to cook for you is on par with refusing to walk because you're rich, and paying someone to push you around in a wheel chair.

TechHater
TechHater

how to "get lucky"
more about motivation and skill than it is luck. if developing is your hobby and you're not just doing it for the money, you'll eventually create something beautiful.

whereismyname
whereismyname

Top pleb

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

He might be just humble bragging to make it look effortless, but he probably worked hard. Also
1999
He rode the bubble

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

Fuck you that book was great, changed my life.

takes2long
takes2long

Kek the millionaire app guy deleted all his posts.

They're still available here:
warosu.org/biz/thread/1277752

w8t4u
w8t4u

Great now ask yourself, do you commend what you did with your life?

Techpill
Techpill

Same here. It's the reason why I started my business.

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

zoe kimball is a real girl you cuck

and she was like 15 there

so prime

WebTool
WebTool

I don't care

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