Hey everyone, my name is Kevin Shan, and I’m the owner of KAZSMoney. You probably haven’t heard of me at all. It’s a given because after all, I’m just another ordinary person out of thousands out there who is trying to make a living online.
And I’m not going to fake anything here. I’m not going to talk about my years of affiliate marketing or dropshipping experience. I’m not going to talk about how I’ve made a few million dollars online and how you can too.
The truth is, I don’t have the experience. I don’t have the money. And that you should take all of my advice with a grain of salt… for now.
This is just chapter one of my story. Because at this time, all I have is my one-year learning online marketing and business creation strategies from different people and a part-time job supplementing my endeavors.
But things are changing for the better, and I want you there too.
All At The Start
I wasn’t always the kid who wanted to become an online millionaire or let alone, create an online business.
I was following the “normal” path. Go to school, go to university, and get a good job. That’s what I grew up with. That’s what my parents grew up with.
So up comes this one day, I ask my parents for this new trending game that everyone has been getting. And they told me, “Sorry Kevin, we can’t afford that.”
I was okay with that at first. I’ve always been okay with that. I understood that our family doesn’t have a few million or even a few hundred thousand dollars. We weren’t particularly poor, either. Both my parents were working, and I got most of the things I wanted.
Even so, at this age, I saw a few ads being run on the internet, and I got quite interested in the topic of making money online. I was seeing all these testimonials and people making these videos talking about how they make tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars a month online.
It was the seed of my dream of building a sustainable online income that would support me for the rest of my life.
Back in that time, the trending ways to make money online was through systems known as binary options trading, matched betting, and doing surveys. These methods still exist, but the hype has died off because more and more people know that not even a few hundred dollars per month was possible with this method.
For example, making money taking surveys. I used to see these ads talking about $50,000 a month working at home taking surveys. That’s an absolute joke now. I still take surveys for a little bit of extra cash, but from experience, it took me more than 4 months to get only $25 USD.
But I didn’t care really. Every time something asked for a credit card, I immediately turned myself out from it. I may have potentially avoided many major scams because of my lack of commitment.
I always thought, “Cool thing, I’ll check it out for real when I turn 18.” I’m all good right now, I can wait.
Then everything came crashing down.
The Transition To Poverty…
My father lost his job, and now my mother was the only source of income. And the very same time, I started to want more things. And these things cost money. A lot more money than the things I used to need money for.
I was addicted to this game called League of Legends. Now it’s not this game specifically that causes lust for money, it’s my situation with this game.
I was quite good at League of Legends compared to my classmates and friends. But I was bottlenecked. I was playing on an old laptop, and the game was very laggy. I wanted an upgrade.
So I went to my parents and asked them, “Can I get a new computer?”
And they gave me the response from before, “Sorry Kevin, we can’t afford it.”
This time I was really persistent. I wanted that computer. So I bargained with my parents.
Because my dad lost his job, he did what many other people do, open up a business. He was going out to renovate other people’s houses. And I made a deal saying that if I help him out with 5 AutoCAD drawings, he will get me the computer.
And that’s what I did. I did the drawings and then demanded the computer.
But this is when the arguing started. My parents started fighting with each other, and it turns out, it was about money. My dad actually gambled away a few thousand dollars. Now we were even more impoverished than before. There was yelling everywhere in the house. At one point, even my grandparents got involved.
It’s only now that I’ve learned that my dad went gambling so that he can try to get enough money to get me the computer.
So if he lost money gambling, that only meant that my computer took costs out of our living expenses. It was all my fault.
The Business Talks
After things in the house calmed down a little bit, things were completely different. My parents were reading books such as Rich Dad, Poor Dad, by Robert Kiyosaki as well as books like The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham.
Talks around the table about how I needed to start investing early on and building a passive income stream began.
My mother told me, “Kevin, if you don’t build a passive income stream early on in your life, you’re going to end up like us and work for someone else for 30 years.”
So now I was onto the craze as well. I was reading Rich Dad, Poor Dad, and it was quite interesting. I tried out the rat race game it talked about in the book, and I was impressed. Wow! I need to start investing!
I was then increasing the feed of information I was getting. Reading about investing and watching videos about investing. The only problem was, I had no money to invest. And here’s where the online business ventures started.
Ads, More Videos, And My First Try
If anyone has used YouTube before, you’ll know the power of its ads and how brilliant today’s marketing can be.
Before I knew it, I was being bombarded by these video ads with people showing off their Lamborghini’s and telling you how they got it. First was Tai Lopez, but I never clicked on those ads.
What actually funneled me into the online business world was searching up some videos on how to make money online. And over time watching some of these videos, Alex Becker videos kept popping off in my feed.
Although I could never make sense of the SEO strategies to make money in his videos, I was interested in his dropshipping stuff. So I clicked on it. Unfortunately, I was too poor to get the full version as it was just shy of $1000, I did get into the Lite version thinking that I can make enough to get into the full version.
And actually… it kind of worked!
I built my first dropshipping store, ran some ads, and got a few sales! Now, this was right before e-commerce started taking off, so that accounts for how easy it was for me to get sales.
It wasn’t that good, though. I was selling earphones from Aliexpress and wasn’t making a profit. Even worse, I found out that I never actually fulfilled any orders. I just clicked on the fulfill button, and I thought I was done.
But apparently, I had to go through the entire process of ordering from Aliexpress. By this time, people were already starting to complain about shipping times, so I frantically got onto the site and ordered everything.
Then it hit hard.
I could not order the items, and my account has been permanently blocked on Aliexpress. It was because my orders were labeled as fraud since my card was based in Canada while I was ordering for people in Nigeria.
So I refunded all my customers and closed the store down.
The End Of Chapter One
Maybe I’ll write a book one day in my life. But this is my first chapter into online business. The first dropshipping store I made happened only two years ago.
I’ve made some more stores and tried a few other courses since then, but none of them have gotten sales. It’s the dropshipping boom time now where everyone wants to get into this industry.
So I did what I did before. Expand my feed of information. I started to explore more opportunities to make a living online, and I found Wealthy Affiliate!
I was so excited when I just joined. I thought this was going to change my life absolutely. I was writing two blog posts every single day, researching all these keywords, and building up my site.
And school came. And I got tired.
So I stopped writing two blog posts a day. I stopped writing one every day. I began only to write once a month. And I lost motivation. I slacked off of my site for months…
But I came back. I was continually paying for the Wealthy Affiliate subscription. I didn’t want to lose all my money in vain. So one day, I looked at my Google Analytics, and I was off my feet.
I’m getting 20 users every day!!
It wasn’t a lot, but I was overjoyed. I was used to seeing 0 or the occasional 1 person. I have never seen 20 users consistently come in every day.
Then those 20 users became 50. Then 70. Then four months later, today, I’m getting at least 100 people per day. Most of the time it’s actually between 150 and 250 users per day!
Now I just need actually to make money and sales. So currently, I’m following people like Russell Brunson and taking things such as the One Funnel Away Challenge so that I can learn even more and understand how to turn those 150 to 250 people every day into buyers and build personal relationships with them.
I found my light at the end of the tunnel. The first drop of success has leaked onto my tongue, and I want more. I’ve become passionate about building online businesses and marketing.
It’s way more fun than playing some random game. This is the stuff I want to be doing for the rest of my life.
Your First Drop Of Success
I’m wondering, where are you at? Have you had your success already? Or are you just at the beginning of your online business journey?
Either way, I want to join you on your journey.
I want both of us to reach as much success as we can. So that’s why I will be sharing all my so-called “marketing secrets” on this blog.
Helping you get to your goals and seeing your happy face tell me that your life has been completed redesigned is probably the most favorite thing I’ll hear.
I love going onto Wealthy Affiliate and helping people get started and answer their questions. It always brings me a smile when someone tells me, “That worked, thanks so much, Kevin!”
That’s the absolute truth. I loved helping people since I was a kid.
The second part is that if you’re successful, I make money at no cost to you. Whenever you sign up for a program that I personally think you’ll succeed with such as the One Funnel Away Challenge or Wealthy Affiliate, I will gain a commission.
And some of these commissions are recurring. Do you see how your success may help me now?
So let’s say you join Wealthy Affiliate under my link. It costs about $47 USD every month, and I get $23 off of that every month. That means if you’re successful and continue to use Wealthy Affiliate, I’m going to continue to get that commission.
It’s in my absolute best interest to make you successful! It’s a win-win-win situation. You become successful because of the training and tools on the platform and change your life, I get money, and Kyle and Carson, the founders of Wealthy Affiliate, get money as well.
But most of all, we’re all happy knowing that your life has changed for the better.
I want to teach you everything I learn. I want to show you everything I know.
I will be sharing all my online marketing and business experiences on this site. Whether it will be reviews on specific courses that I take or marketing strategies that have worked wonders for me.
Sharing is caring, and I care about you. But I’m not a savior.
I’m not going to force you to buy anything I tell you to buy. I can only put everything I know out on this blog and give you tools to work with. It’s up to you to take action for yourself.
If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below, and I will be more than happy to help you out.
All the best,