Andrew from Raw-Food-Health.net

Posted by on Dec 24, 2010 in Success With Site Build It

Andrew from Raw-Food-Health.net

Andrew has achieved financial freedom at 26 after less than 3 years with SBI. True, he decided to live in Asia where you need less monthly income than in the West to support yourself, but that’s still a remarkable achievement.

Today I woke up to the crowing of a rooster in paradise. An hour later I was running alongside the rice fields of Bali, enjoying the unbelievable views and the friendly farmers who called out good morning, “selamat pagi!”

When I got back home I took a quick dip in the pool and then feasted on Papayas and Mangoes, getting ready to start another day of the work I love, writing about raw foods and health at my website, raw-food-health.net

But being able to do what I love, in the midst of one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen, is not something I was born to.

Up until May of 2010 I was a newspaper reporter working sometimes-strange hours for not much money in Connecticut. I loved the job most of the time, but it was stressful and, frankly, I hate being told what to do, no matter how good the boss is.

At the beginning of 2008 I saw an endorsement for Site Build It and decided to give it a try. I’d healed my colitis and reclaimed my life with raw foods, and I decided that spreading that message to others was valuable contribution that I could make.

And so in my spare time I started working, and, bit by bit, like a building taking shape against the skyline, I turned my knowledge into a huge resource for anyone looking to improve their health.

Although I hadn’t started it with profit in mind, by 2009 it was bringing me in a few hundreds bucks a month. I continued to work and my traffic continued to grow, and before long I’d put out an Ebook that began to sell well. Eventually I started offering raw food coaching consultations, paid advertising, and other services.

By May of 2010 I could see that I was already making a modest, mostly automated income that came in whether or not I continued to work on my site. I knew then that I had created a golden parachute for myself, and that I could leave my job.

I turned in my letter of resignation that month, and after wrapping up my affairs in the US, I touched down in Bali on December 1 of 2010.

I’m throughly enjoying living in paradise, but also realize that I’ve just skimmed the surface of my potential. My site is currently getting about 1,000 visitors a day, a sum that grows every month, and I realize that as long as I keep doing what I’m doing, things will only get better for me. I’ve got new ebooks and other services in the work, and eventually plan to make a second site.

I couldn’t have done all this without Site Build It, which provided me with the tools and step-by-step directions for making my golden parachute possible. Today I’m a free man, and I’ll never have to work for a boss again, unless I want to, of course.

It’s a glorious feeling, and if you’re interesting in carving out your own future, I suggest you give SBI a chance.

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    8 Comments

  1. Good work, Andrew..

    It’s incredible how we can change our lives and lifestyle by making decisions,taking action, and mapping out our future.

    I imagine giving your boss that resignation letter was one of the best days of your life!

    I’m still knee-deep in the building phase of my project(s) but reading your story is encouraging.

    Hopefully you enjoy many more days of your sunny paradise..

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  2. Amazing story, glad to know that you’re in Bali right now. Selamat malam Andrew 🙂

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  3. Wonderful story and fantastic site Andrew. It is highly convincing and as a reader you seem to get just so much information through each page you read (I also love your banner logo – it’s just a perfect choice). Wishing you much continued success!

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  4. Hi Andrew,

    Thanks so much for sharing your story with us all. I love reading the success stories that Tomaz posts here. We visit Indonesia every year (I went to university in Java for a while and can speak Indonesian very well).

    And Bali is only 2.5 hrs from Darwin (where we fly out of). So who knows? We might meet up with you one day.

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  5. Glad you found the story inspirational, guys. Good luck to you all.

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  6. Great to read about your website success.

    I am quite new here. Only read a few inspirational articles before. 3 months ago I decided to give SBI! a try. It is wonderful to write about your passion. Let’s see what the future brings…

    Happy New Year to everyone!

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  7. Inspiring story Andrew. I actually grew up over there and LEFT, lol. But I can see the attraction. I have a very similar plan, except to travel Europe.

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