It was early summer, 2012. Shane burst through the door, taking a break from the yard work.
“Jocelyn, you’ve got to listen to this podcast!” he exclaimed. I smiled and nodded, as I often do when Shane gets one of his wild ideas. He continued without skipping a beat. Apparently he had chosen a random podcast to listen to while mowing the yard, and the people on the podcast had started online businesses and were eventually able to quit their day jobs. He was instantly convinced that this was our destiny.
Over the next couple of weeks, Shane became even more obsessed with online business. I figured it would be a passing thing, as most of his obsessions are. He started a couple websites in another attempt to prove to me that online business was the key to our future happiness.
I still wasn’t buying it, and I felt like all this research was a complete waste of time.
A few days later, everything changed. We were getting ready for bed one night. I was reading a book, and Shane was using the computer. Everything was normal, until he grabbed my arm and screamed, “I MADE ELEVEN CENTS!!!”
Someone had clicked a Google ad on one of the sites he made. That was the moment I realized that he might possibly be onto something with this online business stuff. Someone Shane had never met randomly found his website, clicked an ad, and gave us money. It was incredible.
We were both totally amazed that it was possible to make money while lying in bed. What could we do if we put a little more effort into creating content? That’s exactly what we’ve done ever since that day.
I can’t tell you how thankful I am to the person who clicked that Google ad. That person indirectly made it possible for us to quit trading time for money at a traditional job, and start investing our time into passive income.
Now we can spend more time with our children than ever before, and do work we love whenever we want.
And it all started with that first eleven cents.
What would it take to change your life?