Continued after leaving Somalia
Where I last left you, I had begun working for a nice Texan man doing landscaping. This is where my life starts to toward the up and up. At the moment, I was living illegally in America, but the man was kind enough to give me nearly minimum wage, which was more than enough to afford a studio apartment that would allow me to pay cash for my expenses. Although, I had no electricity, no running water, and was forced to take care of myself using water bottles for my bathing and drinking needs. Life was a struggle, but it was within the first year of living here I had begun working on becoming a U.S. citizen. With the help of the kind Texan, I was able to get my green card and live here temporarily for work. I was now a legal resident!
No more stealing cargo, no more guiding boats, I could make an honest living for once. Let’s just say, I was happier than I imagined I could be!
Once I became a legal resident, the kind Texan man let me know it was going to be troubling to pay me a minimum wage deal, so he referred me to his brother in law in the bay area of California. Thank goodness for that, because I was able to be near water at nearly every angle. Something about the vastness of the oceans gave me relief that escape was possible at any angle.
The man that the kind Texan referred me to was a business owner. He set me up as a pool cleaner in Walnut Creek, CA. The job was much easier than I had imagined going in, I thought it would be hard work. But, the man paid me very nicely and I was able to start saving enough money to invest. I had a desire for investment and knew that in this economy, it was very easy to get rich without doing much work if you could read the market. And so began my business minded lifestyle. Without enough cash in my pocket, I knew I could do anything.
I had always read in Somalia about business. One of the few things that inspired me was investing in markets to gain massive wealth, so that’s what I began doing. I got a second job and was working about 75 hours a week for about a year. I was able to save much of my money, and buy a desktop computer which I set up in my home. Every morning, I would wake up and throw some money in a stock that I saw was growing a 7am. After some slight growth, I would pull out at 7:30am. Daily, I would make about a 2% increase in whatever money I would put in, almost without fail. I researched every business that I put money into the night before, and would wake up early to try to ride a short wave of growth. In the beginning, I would put in sums as small as $300, but after about 6 months, I was putting in about $5000 at a time and was walking away with an extra hundred dollars a day for 30 minutes of work.
After a solid year of doing this, my fortune grew from about $2000 to my name, to $30000. I wanted to get out of my circumstances and make a big name for myself, so I took a huge risk. In 2006, I put in $15,000 into one fund, and let it sit for a an entire week. Luckily, I knew the company personally and knew that they would be having a press conference to introduce a new product to a meeting of about 3,000 people. In that week, the stock grew 300%. I made nearly $45,000 in a week.
I considered myself rich at this point. I walked away the market for good, bought a really nice car, then jumped into something I always thought could make me money if I had the right image. I joined a Network Marketing agency, one that many of you are probably familiar with. But, it was the early 2000’s and there was a lot of room for growth in the company and I was one of the young guns.
I brought my nice car to college campuses across the nation and convince many bright young kids to join where I taught them to make a killing. In a span of one year, I was making about $100,000 a month passive income, with my team of marketers growing stronger by the day in creasing my income greatly. March 21, 2009, I had $1 million, and a lot of desire in my heart to move back to Mother Africa, but in a nice place.
I then made the move to Zanzibar Island, Tanzania where I currently happily reside.
This was my story in short, hope you enjoyed.