In this post I want to share with you how a South African nearing a life of poverty discovered that even with a bad economy he could earn an average American Salary.
How a South African Earns $2000 a Every Month
I finished school and then went straight to work. I was never
a good learner. I’m dyslexic and find it hard to concentrate
so college wasn’t going to happen and getting a degree was
All I ever wanted to do was work with kids and be involved in
my church. For 25 years I did just that. I was the volunteer
that was at every meeting, every youth camp, everything.
I always gave my best, however I never really gave much
thought to my career. I was so in the moment and so
focused on my mission to help everyone that I completely forgot that
I needed to have some sort of backup plan.
I realized Something Wasn't Right
When I got older, and now I’m talking in my latish 30’s, I started to
hang out with people my own age. Remember, I mostly hung out
with the youth crowd and I never got to really make tons of friends
my own age. I had friends my age but there weren’t many and they all
were working 9 -5 jobs, earning minimum wage. So as you
can imagine, party time wasn’t a thing we did a lot.
It wasn’t till I started hanging out with lots of my peers that I noticed that
there were a certain group of people that had a different life-style such as
business owners, executives and doctors. Many of my friends were
now earning salaries that I could only have dreamed of having.
The other thing they had was qualifications or parents that were
well off. It slowly started to dawn on me that I was never going to
have that because I never went on to further my education. I just
worked at any place that would have me.
It Became Embarrassing
It became very embarrassing when we would have braai’s (barbeque)
and would never be able to buy meat or bring drinks because I just
didn’t have the money. There would be outings where a group
of the guys would go fishing and I just had to make an excuse. It was too
embarrassing to say I couldn’t pay R200 ($25) to go on the weekend.
So I would just say I was busy… (I think they thought I didn’t like them).
Some of my close friends, who knew my situation, would sometimes
pay for me and many times I said no because my pride was too big.
But after a while you know they’re just trying to help so you let them.
It really makes you feel small.
I know that around that time I said “I will not settle for this type of life”
but I just didn’t know how to change my situation.
I remember that at a certain point in my life I started screening my
phone calls because I was afraid that if I answered I would be asked
to go out to some club or event where I would have to pay for drinks or
get in for a fee. It really was a sad and horrible time in my life.
There was a moment when I got real clear that I needed to change
something I was doing. The way my life was heading was not
going to get me anywhere.
My Turning Point
There was a moment when things became to much for me…
There was a moment when things became too much for me…
I had a chance to visualize my future and it wasn’t good.
I was a very proud person and the thought of me being a burden
to my parents and my sister was more than I could bear. I do
remember having this thought of my parents living in absolute
peril and living in strangers’ houses because they couldn’t afford
a place of their own. This thought broke me and I think it was the
combination of me getting older and not having a career when
everyone it seems was having one.
I had visions of my Mum and Dad losing their house because
I wasn’t bringing in money to support them.
I think the horror of that thought really kicked my butt. There was
no way I was going to let that happen. My parents had
raised me and sacrificed so much for me, (but that’s for
I knew that my Mum and Dad deserved better.
I had always taken. It was time for me to give back.
I also realized I wanted more for myself.
The thing that had bugged me the most growing up without
a “proper job” was the consistent torment of that annoying
question you get asked at family get-togethers.
“What are you doing with yourself, Dave?”
This question is the reason why I still don’t like family get-togethers.
I feel judged, I feel like a failure. I feel stupid and worthless.
Everyone knows I hate family things…Christmas, Easter, New Years,
you name it.
Feeling like a burden is one thing. Being told you are is the worst
and I was pretty much told that. Let’s just say it
In retrospect it probably was that best thing I could have heard
because it really gave me the fuel I needed to change my destiny.
My Journey Begins…
About 7 years ago I had a friend who came back from working on a
ship. He had done a stint as a Photographer and came back with
He always went to parties and events that the guys were having
and he never seemed to work, so I asked him one day “what do you
do?” He told me he was an Internet Marketer to which I said,
“really, how much do you make?” When he told me, I nearly
He told me he made about $2000 a month, which for me was insane.
Making that amount of money is not something you make easily in South Africa.
You either need good qualifications or good contacts…a “who you know”
I was astounded at his claims. I could not believe you could make that
type of money on the internet. Really!
So I did the natural thing and asked him if he could teach me.
He gave me some advice but left it at that and basically told me
to write my own eBook. So I did.
It took me 2 years but I did it. I worked out what to write about, how to
publish it and then, how to put it online.
Well I sold nothing for 3 months and out of the blue I sold 2 copies within
6 months. It wasn’t worth it.
I then started looking for another way to make money online. I was so
determined, I looked at everything I could. I got scammed a few times
but I carried on because I knew it could be done.
There is a wonderful quote by Winston Churchill
Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm
I thought, “My friend did it, so could I!”
My AHA Moment!
It was about this time I ran into Ryan. I was looking for ways to make
money and Ryan, whom I found on YouTube, said he had a solution
and I should contact him. I took a chance and sent him an email, to
which he responded.
This was kind of weird because I never really expected him to call. After
all the scams, I was so used to being ignored that it rattled me a bit.
Ryan called me on Skype and wanted to know what I wanted to earn. I told
him I just wanted to make enough money so I didn’t battle anymore.
At this point I was looking at his computer screen on Skype because he wanted
to show me that he was the real deal. He was, without a doubt. He even
had his Dad doing the same as he was…that really amazed me!
Now I knew I wasn’t going to take this opportunity lightly, so I said
“How can I get started?”
He said, “go to the link I sent you, put in your email and buy the system”.
I wasn’t going to argue because Ryan was making money and if there
is one thing I know, emulating leaders is how you succeed.
If you want to know how to do something, do what successful people
are doing. I just never found a successful person who was willing to
The Light Went On
See, it was at that time that Ryan told me a few things that I was doing
wrong. There were some changes I need to make quickly:
I needed THE RIGHT MINDSET
I needed THE RIGHT MENTOR and
I needed THE RIGHT METHOD
My Mindset Needed to Change
Over the last several years I had programmed my mind to fail as I had no
believe in myself. As a result, I had no confidence in my abilities. I needed
to reprogram my mind. So Ryan showed me where to get some powerful audios to
listen to, with leaders that taught me how to be successful. This is so
I needed a Mentor
I had no mentor. The only mentor I had was a friend who was
getting married and he didn’t have time for me. Can you blame him?
So Ryan took on the role and started guiding me. Not babysitting me
or over the shoulder training, he just pointed me in the right direction.
That’s what a mentor does.
I Needed the Right Method
This is something I had no concept of. I needed a system that worked…
a system that stood the test of time. Ryan, being an accomplished
online marketer, knew what worked so he gave me a system that worked.
It really is that simple. If you have the right mindset and the right tools,
all you need is a bit of guidance. It’s as simple as that.
The great thing I learned about becoming successful online is that
it is about knowing what to do when your mentor know what works
So often we fight against the grain because we don’t believe anything
will work. The thought is, “it’s never worked before, why should it work
We should be saying, “If it worked for him/her, it can work for
I share this with you because since Ryan has taught me, I have now
become a mentor to others. I have helped many become successful
online and my hope is that you, reading this, will too.
If you are tired of working in the same job, where you don’t get paid
enough, you’re sick of the struggle and just want a way to have
more in life, Click here to see what I used to get to the point
I am, where I now earn an average American Salary
It’s the same thing Ryan used and the same thing I use. This system
has all three components, even mentoring from 6 and 7 figure earners
that have put in training to get you going fast.
Also, if you take advantage of this now, I’ll get you access to a special
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hangouts where we help and encourage each other. You can ask question
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