Goodbye Los Angeles.

Oh boy, where to start. This blog may be a little sporadic considering I haven’t blogged in so long, I don’t even know where to begin! How about a quick four minute video mashup of all the iPhone recorded videos. You may think this video came off as all party, and my one year adventure in LA definitely was all party. Check out the mashup above.
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Young & Stupid: How I Made 2.5 Million

This blog is to explain how I made 2.5 million (rough amount pre-tax) on my own, what I did with it, and how I lost it, and how I plan to get there again. This will be a story of facts, true events, and possibly more… This story is to be a reminder of myself that greatness can be achieved by anyone, and hopefully to inspire you and maybe inspire myself again. If you keep up with any of my blogs, you can tell I am a venter who has lost his Mojo. So let’s dig in to some of the details…

July to October 2005

Wow it’s hard for me to even believe it was this long ago? Four years ago I guess… Ugh, how time goes so quickly… July through October was where I was busting my ass off, literally, like you see in the movies, day and night programming. I was barely 18 years old now, just turned 18 in May 2005. I just moved to my 2nd apartment complex ever. My first roommate was Michael Bale, a friend I have had around since elementary school. Him and I have always had the same interests in making tons of money on the internet, ever since early high school, including having Counter-Strike 1.3 in common, haha. Him and I went our seperate ways for a little, and I moved in with Kurtis, my 2nd apartment as I just stated. I basically gave him free rent, food, etc… if he agreed to help me work on my websites. Photoshop websites, art community websites, myspace sites, etc… I had a few photoshop sites, and I forget the names to them, a humor website (thehumorworld.com), and iDesignThis.com an art community. I have always been a website guy, programmer, and entrepreneur at heart. I literally spent every waking second on the computer building websites, drinking 12 packs of soda every single day, fucking literally. I could down a 12 pack of any type of soda quicker than any human on this earth, guaranteed. Keep in mind, I dropped out of high school because I hated it, and wanted so badly to make money off the internet via Google Ads, banner ads, any type of internet advertising, because I knew it was there, I made small amounts of money off my photoshop websites, $20-$150/day depending on how well we did or how much work we put into it. This is how I was paying rent and for food, barely making enough to cover rent. Talk about stressful, living off internet revenue, not a stable job when your small time on the internet. This is where I picked up some momentum, I sold iDesignThis.com for $2000 cash on Sitepoint.com. Now this was my first website I have ever sold, and I built the entire thing myself, well, I lied… Kurtis designed the interface, and I programmed the entire community, front-end to back-end. I forgot to mention, I did get a few small side programming jobs as well that paid, a buddy of mine in New York got me a few small jobs doing PHP/MySQL work. So, I saw a MySpace website called chasebadkids.net, and I was so into MySpace, it was obvious to myself I needed to build a MySpace site. I’ve always built support, help sites, for some reason I just liked to help people out on the internet. So I purchased MySpaceSupport.com, Kurtis” actually gave me the domain idea, and built the first few user interfaces for MySpaceSupport.com, and of course I spent every waking second programming the site, building the profile editor, the tools, layouts, etc… Kurtis” helped me a pretty great deal with designs as well. Now I had Google Ads on this website, and was making only a few bucks a day off the site. This is when I got into MySpace Whoring, when posting bulletins and having a shit load of friends actually meant something. I still have 4 accounts with 30-60k friends each, means nothing now, but back then…. Big accounts were fucking gold mines, it took me hours and days of whoring to get all the friends I had, it was like building the most insane online image ever, everyone knew who I was, it was crazy… I would slowly go from 1k, 2k, 5k, to 30k, to 50k friends in a few months, I was in chats with big MySpace Whores, even a few times I ended up in chatrooms with Chris Crocker, Forbidden, etc… It’s funny as hell to think about how big they are now… So I started paying MySpace Whores to post bulletins for my site, and every time they would post a bulletin for me, my traffic would spike huge, naturally my site would grow and spread via Links, word of mouth, bulletins, SEO, and oh it did. My site grew faster than any website I have built in my entire life of being on the internet… I started making $100-$350/day easily with Google Ads, and then the magic month came…

November 2005

I switched from Google to Yahoo Ads. I remember this night like the I know the back of my hand… Michael Bale came over, and it was obvious I was doing better, my close friends knew I started making decent money now. The night he came over, I switched to Yahoo Ads, and in approximately 4-8 hours, I don’t know how long we were bull shitting around, but that night, my Yahoo account showed I made $2000 that fucking night. I was hysterical, freaking, saying wtf, there is no way. But there was, and it was real. Naturally my site kept getting bigger and bigger. I made $100,000 in November, and since Yahoo was a Net 45-60 company…

January 2006

I received my first check for One-hundred-thousand dollars around January 15th… My life was changed, it was real, the check was in my hand, I showed everyone, my friends, my step dad, and of course the bank. It took 10 days for the bank to clear it, but after the first one, they cleared every other one instantly.

February 2006

Bought my first car in cash, 2006 BMW 330xi black on black, all options, paid $49k cash after tax, another $3k for plates and registration.

March 2006

Bought my first house in Littleton, CO. I put $80k down, $11k in closing costs, the house cost me $420k. I met Rose, we fell in love. I flew her to Hawaii last minute, we made the decision to go that night and bought the tickets that night to leave the following morning, 16 hours before departure, and my first trip ever overseas. We played UNO on the plane, cute right? Money does buy happiness, people who disagree are either A) Poor, B) Stupid, C) Envy the rich, D) All of the above

December 2006

I was unstoppable, rich, had a girl who loved me for me, my own house, my own car, an 11 foot Christmas tree, and spoiled the shit out of her. Probably spent 3-5k on her just for Christmas, not including the 5k photoshoot I paid for with Michael Vincent. couchseries

April 2007

I flew to Miami with Rick, and his friend to completely give MySpaceSupport.com a face life, this was the month and the year that destroyed me. I didn’t know a lot about SEO. Did a complete site face lift, code restructure, URL Rewrites, etc… When you have a site that is #1 for a very competitive term on Google and Yahoo search engines… You can’t just change your site completely, changing the URLs killed my page rank, my authority, any power my site had, was dropped completely, and I fell off of the search engines. 40% of my traffic was from search engines, 10-20% direct, and the other 40% from MySpace Profiles. I spent approximately 15-20k in the redesign, and it made me lose hundreds of thousands of dollars. Leads me to believe, “If it isn’t broke, don’t fucking fix it.”

August 2007

Moved to San Diego with my ex-gf Rose for 6 months, then to LA for 6 months. Lost a lot of money, and wasted a lot of money on expensive rent.

August 2008

Moved back home to CO into my house, came up with the idea of beModel.com with Jamie.

April 2008

I sold MySpaceSupport.com on April 17th because it just kept dying, and getting worse, ever since the SEO drop, I was never able to get back to the top, traffic kept dying… I sold it for 75k cash.

Conclusion

Have you ever heard of “The Secret?” It’s a movie based on one theory, one law, one rule, The Law of Attraction. Let me tell you, my entire life, well ever since I started building websites around the 6th grade, and figuring out you can make money from it in the 9th grade, I have craved and wanted to make money so badly off the internet. It was my constant thought, and at some points I was making small amounts of money from the internet while in high school. I had no negative thoughts in my head, and I know it for a fact, how badly I wanted it, and it came, when I dropped out, cause I never stopped, ever. I programmed day and night working my ass off to make money from the internet. If I wasn’t skateboarding, I was on my computer 24 fucking 7, literally… All the way from grade 6 to grade 12, I went through my VB phase, C++ phase, Hacking/cracking phase, Subseven phase, and ended up sticking with PHP/MySQL/XHTML/CSS… The fact that what I wanted and saw in my head so bad came true? Making millions off the internet… Now that’s not the only law of attraction moment that happened to me… The entire time I was making millions, the entire two years, I was worried, worried to lose it all, worried my site would die, worried I would get banned or cut off. Guess what, it happened, which goes to show that “All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.” — Buddha, so now you know how I did it, I had a vision and persevered. I hear two things a lot from people, I am ADHD and can’t ever concentrate (true), and that I am insanely persistent (true). If I want something, I never give up, ever… You must persevere, and I must continue to persevere, or I will never reach the top again. From these 4 years of experiences, I have lost a lot a faith in people, in relationships, my trust has basically been shattered, and have a hard time believing anyone anymore. People will say and do anything to get where you’re at. But if you want the fame, the money, that’s one of the consequences you must deal with, just keep you’re guard up. I feel I need to keep my guard up more, but that’s the story, that’s how I did it, and how I plan to do it again. Well it’s a little different now… beModel.com

Where it all went

What can I say, I was Young & Stupid – a book I am currently working on. Girls, cars, house, house upgrades, trips, toys, Vegas, strip clubs, taxes… Be smart with your money, invest it, don’t buy anything I did, I learned my lesson the hard way… Stocks, commercial real estate, accredited investor, hedge funds, IRAs, businesses, ugh, the list goes on… Not once will I let this happen again. The toys and Vegas trips were fun, but it ate my alive in the end. The top is where you can finally breathe, and live to your fullest. Trust me. Great thanks to my friends Kurtis”, and Michael Bale for being there when I needed you guys, and helping me out.

Part 2: Young & Stupid: How I Lost My Millions

Part 5: How I Rose again, making 5 figures per month (coming soon)

Young & Stupid: How I Lost My Millions

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I am starting a new category, called Young & Stupid, it’s a struggle I went through, it’s a depression I am currently going through, a big lesson I learned at a very young age on my own. I am writing a book on everything I went through, how I did it, how I lost it, and how I got it back, it’ll be a semi short book 100-150 pages… But for now the category on my blog, will be a collection of stories and lessons I’ve learned, and to help me realize myself. Now that it’s been a few years, it can be a lesson or a reminder to myself.

This is a 3 part blog:
How I Made 2.5 Million Dollars
How I Lost 2.5 Million Dollars
My Depression Struggle

Anyways, this is a question I get a lot, and it’s funny, people in the back seat always say… “I would of done it so different, I can’t believe you spent all your money, blah blah blah.” Okay, I’m sure you would of right? People on the outside always think they are the smart ones till their in the drivers seat, especially when it comes out of no where, self made, young, and stupid. No financial education, no family, no father, and a full time working mother. I do wish I would of done things so different, I’d literally be a multi-millionaire right now, but what’s done is done, lessons learned, and moving on. I highly recommend reading How I Made 2.5 Million first.

So where did my millions go, and why am I at the bottom now? Why have I lost everything, and why the hell am I in debt, that’s honestly a good question, this will be an eye opener for me too, because I will be revealing and trying to reminisce where I put my money. Judge me how you want, say what you want, but try to keep the comments some what respectable. You’re entitled to your opinion on how everything went down, so let’s find out where my money really did go?

Money Earned (Approximately)

Here is the checks that were paid to me via Yahoo.
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Here is the money earned via Google.
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Total Yahoo/Google Earnings: $1,833,705

I also sold 3 companies, I sold MySpaceCity.com for $140k, and hit to split that with a partner, so I made $70k, I sold MySpaceSupport.com for $75k, and PerfectionApparel.com for $25k.

Total Earnings: $2,003,705 – I also made various income from banner ad companies such as ValueClick, CPX, TribalFusion, etc… Probably another 300-500k (but can’t access my accounts any longer with them)…

New Total: $2.3 – 2.5 Million’ish (I thought I made around 1.8M, lol)

Expenses

Taxes paid personally, $400k
Taxes withheld from Yahoo, $50k
SEP-IRA, $10k (weak I know)
Partner in Canada, I think around $250k
Employees, maybe around $30k
Site redesign, $20k
Drivable Investment, $120k
beModel Investment, $8k
Attorney transaction fee for website sales, $20k
CPA, $10k
Average monthly mortgage + utilities for 4 years, $4k x 48 months = $192k; This includes my mortage, san diego, los angeles, just imperative bills.

This is all of the expenses that I can think of that were basically imperative for me to do…

Total Imperative/Semi-Imperative Expenses: $1,110,000

Money Left: $1,390,000

So apparently I blew 1 million dollars in cash… Time to figure out where it really all went… Now there is so much more I could of done with this 1 million I had in cash, lmfao, honestly, I could of purchased a 30 unit apartment building with 300k down, 100k in hedge funds since I would be an accredited investor, invest in a good company, and possibly start another business of my own, and be sitting in Hawaii sipping pina coladas… But I didn’t do anything to smart with that 1 million unfortunately, I attempted, but failed to do so… Let me tell you though, it is absolutely the best feeling being able to do what you want, how you want, when you want, where you want…

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Where could my money have gone?

Alright, honestly, I have an idea of where it went, stupid shit of course, but it’s hard to believe I went through 990k and managed to keep myself in debt, shopaholic I guess. Laugh out loud, ugh, how is that possible. Let’s start with the obvious expenses.

My house, $93k
BMW 2006 330xi + mods, $60k
BMW 2006 M6, $120k
Nissan Titan, $40k
S13 240sx Drift car + mods, $15k
House upgrades; venetian paint, $80k
House upgrades; basement, $40k
House upgrades; landscaping, $30k
House upgrades; garage, $25k
House upgrades; library, $15k
Vegas, roughly $30k
Strip Clubs, oh godddd, ummm, $20k?
Trips, LA, New York, London, Disney World, Hawaii, ummm…. $20k easily…
Fixing wrecked M6 cash, $40k
Fixing wrecked 330xi cash, $15k
Birthday parties for Rose and I, $15k
Bruce’s birthday present, $5k
Helping a friend, $15k
1997 BMW 540i for friend, $9k
Old jeep for friend, $5k
Photography stuff, $50k

Obvious Totals: $742k; umm wow… LOL, this is starting to become a little more clear now…

Now if I am mistaken, that leaves me with like $648k cash, now there is a lot of non obvious expenses, food, girlfriend, clothes, toys, random shit, over the last 4 years, let me think… Now after all these retarded expenses, I could have bought a car, a smaller house, and invested the rest… WTF? This is just upsetting me, looking at this list, I see me being stepped on, walked on, and helping people way to much. The only explanation for the time being I can think of for the remaining $648k is just pure bullshit over the last 4 years… Like I said, clothes, toys, trips, expenses on trips, girlfriends, toys? Ugh, the pain!

conclusion

Conclusion

The obvious lesson here is don’t act on impulse. I’ve always been an impulsive, adhd, I want it now type of guy. So the money coming in every month, felt like I was on top of the world, felt like I couldn’t go wrong at this point, I mean fuck, I was young pulling in over $100k a fucking month. So, I was Young & Stupid and I spent my money foolishly, not ever thinking of investing. I thought I would save later, but that never happened, it was to late. They money only came in for approximately a year, and then it stopped. I got cut off from the company, and then my site fell of the map because of a huge SEO mistake. So everything was butterflies, then poof, out of no where, it was gone. I was still 18 too, all I knew was how to build websites, program in almost any web language, and how to spend money. I’m sure everyone knows now, especially at my age, how to spend money wisely, and how to invest, at least I hope so. I learned the hard way, and lived the high life for a short few years, it was pure ecstasy for fucking sure. There is nothing like the uncertainty of what’s going to happen, and the certainty of having it all. I could do anything at any given time, I could rent a Jet, I could of bought 3 lambos in cash. I could of bought 1 house, 1 lambo, and also purchased a 30 unit apartment building, and be set for a pretty good amount of time just from that apartment building alone… One solid commercial investment, I would of been fucking set. I was blinded by money, it ruined my habits, it ruined me, I worked my ass off, and now I think it comes easy. I grew a habit I am trying to break out of, it’s called “The Art of Doing Nothing,” it doesn’t work so well, trust me. Ever since I made all my money, I’ve outsourced everything, and have grown to be insanely lazy… Lazy in a sense of just wanting to hire someone else to do it for me…

I need to take control, and do shit myself now, if I want to reach the top again. I have to do what I did in the first place, spend every waking second working, busting my balls. Money does buy happiness, money buys time, time is wealth, wealth is being happy. If you have the time to do anything, having fun, loving your family, loving your significant other, whatever it is you would like to spend time doing. Money brings it to you. So I tell myself, and I tell you, come up with a vision, build a company, and don’t stop, be so persistent, people think you’re crazy, be so persistent, people will say you work way to much, work till they called you a fucking nerd. My entire life I was a nerd, I wasn’t popular in high school, but I sure built an image in the real world. I had a taste of the high life, someone is testing me, and I won’t fail this test. And neither will you, if this is what you want, if you want to be rich, be rich with me :) Let’s get our own jet, buy our own island, buy a loft in Dubai, spoil our lovers, and live life to the fucking fullest.

Persevere Please… Let me know what you think, comments are appreciated :) <3 Mr Fashion…

Young & Stupid: The Story Of My Depression

Here it is guys, I am telling the world my hidden truth, I am exploiting my vulnerability. I feel I want to let it all out, this is Andrew Fashion The Renovatio. I’m fixing everything, and changing my mind set, I’m going to let you guys know what it’s like to go from broke, to rich, to broke, to working on getting back to the top. I think my story is a little different than the usual get rich and go broke story, cause I am in the middle of the process learning still. I learned a lot, I experienced a lot, I hit the top so fast, and slowly went downhill, and finally hit rock bottom. Being broke, and in debt doesn’t change who I am, it doesn’t change my drive, it doesn’t change my motivation or my ambitions. Being in debt does affect me pretty rough emotionally sometimes, anger builds up, and I have outbursts that are probably not even necessary. Master Shortie – Why (Interlude) explains exactly how I feel inside. Maybe if you listen to the song, and read the lyrics below, you can get in the same “state” as me, or at least a little bit closer to how I feel. It’s actually a song that makes me think about my problems, and actually motivates me believe it or not. I feel like the song describes my problems emotionally so perfect, and it makes me feel like their is hope.

ANGER, ANGERS AN EMOTION THAT CAN TURN TO RAGE
MY MIND’S BEEN ON THAT CHAPTER
FELT IMPOSSIBLE TO TURN THE PAGE
CAGED, MIND STATE LEFT ME IRATE
SEEING IN A BLIND STATE WITH NO SENSE OF LOVE
VISIONS OF HATE TOWARDS PEOPLE WHO’S IMAGINATION LED THEM TO CREATE
THE ANTICIPATION OF DEVASTATION HAVING MY HEART RACING
FAIR, SEE ME IN THIS PLACEMENT
ENSLAVED, ANXIOUS, ACTING BRAVE
IS THIS HOW I’M SUPPOSED TO BEHAVE?
THE DAYS OF SEKING KNOWLEDGE IN A CAVE
MAN, DO YOU UNDERSTAND? LOOKING WITHIN, ASKING SELF

I WANTED YOU TO HEAR ME OUT
THERE’S JUST A FEW THINGS
I WANT TO TALK ABOUT YEAH
IT’S BEEN ON MY MIND FOR SO LONG
AND FINALLY YEAH IT’S COMING NOW

I’VE BEEN PUSHED DOWN SO MANY TIMES
I FEEL THIS IS MY LAST, AS I LAY HERE FADING
MY MEMORIES HAVE BEEN INVADED BY MY PAST
RAST. I’VE BEEN BEATEN IN THE PAST
HAVE YOU EVER HAD A PARTICULAR FEELING
IN YOUR STOMACH LIKE IT’S EMPTY AND YOU NEED FEEDING
WHILST A PRECEDING OF BEATING IS TAKING PLACE
AND PEOPLE ARE SCREAMING “ALLOW IT” JUST LEAVE HIM HE’S BLEEDING
JUST LEAVE HIM. WHILST WATCHING ANOTHER HUMAN BEING GETTING BEATEN FOR NO REASON
BY THE FACT THE HE’S ACHIEVING
I FEEL SAD EVERY DAY I CAN’T LET THEM NO I’M GRIEVING
I’M LYING TO MYSELF, AKA I’M DECIEVING
HAVE YOU EVER FELT SO ALONE?
YOU CRIED TEARS WHEN YOU ON YOUR OWN
I’D RATHER HANG MYSELF THEN BE ALONE
GOD TAKE ME AWAY SO I CAN FEEL AT HOME
COME ON

I WANTED YOU TO HEAR ME OUT
THERE’S JUST A FEW THINGS
I WANT TO TALK ABOUT YEAH
IT’S BEEN ON MY MIND FOR SO LONG
AND FINALLY YEAH IT’S COMING NOW

So, you should probably make sure you have read “How I Made 2.5 Million,” and then read “Young & Stupid: How I Lost My Millions.”

The ecstasy

The feeling of making 2 million dollars in less than two years is pure ecstasy, you feel like you have ultimate control, at my young age, I felt unstoppable, I didn’t abuse drugs or alcohol, in fact I barely drank, I drink more now than before. When you have cash in your bank, you have the power to do what you want, you have the power to buy freedom, you have the power to tip anyone for anything. You have the power to buy what you want when you want how you want. The doors to the “fast track” open.

The “fast track” in essence is leaving the “rat race,” the rat race meaning working a 9-5 job for someone else for practically, and probably the rest of your life. Back in the days, people use to rely on a pension, or some form of government security. Now jobs offer 401k which are not pensions, health benefits, and stock options, basically you have to secure your own retirement, rather than solely relying on the government to take care of you. I feel horrible inside when I see 50+ years of age people working at the cashier station at Wal-Mart. I am not saying I am better or anyone else is better than them, no one is better than anyone, but I feel horrible inside just knowing they let themselves get to that or working till that age, because they need security, and they feel that’s the only way to make rent. So ultimately, the fast track is when you don’t have to work a 9-5 job for security, the fast track is all about working for yourself, investing in other businesses, and being able to delegate your time however you want. You have created your own business, you have investments bringing you cash flow, you’re living large, you’re living the life, you are in the fast track, you can fly to Hawaii tomorrow, London the following week, and than Asia the next. You have all the time in the world to spend with the girl you love, you can have her take work off for weeks at a time, you can spoil the shit out of her, and watch her smile grow, you can basically buy all the time in the world to do everything you want.

This is what I felt, the intensity was so surreal, it almost felt like a dream, it was pure happiness.

This feeling lasted up until I left Los Angeles in July 2008, and maybe just a few more months after, before I started to experience the drop…

The Fall

There’s nothing like going from 2 million positive to negative. MySpaceSupport.com fell off the map after the first renovation in Miami Florida in June of 2007, and it slowly just kept going downhill. I left to Los Angeles in August of 2007, and MySpaceSupport just kept getting worse, and I kept wasting money paying for expensive rent in LA, slowly diminishing my cash in the bank, it started to get extremely and dangerously low, so I sold MySpaceSupport and Perfection Apparel, totalling $100k in the sale, less $20k in commissions, so I walked with about $80k cash. When I got home back to Denver in July-August of 2008, I finally decided to finish my 06-07 taxes, yes a tad bit late, not smart. I owed more than I thought, I was short a very unhappy amount. Not only was I short, I was hit with approximately 2 years of penalty fees and interest. I already sent in $400k for taxes, so let you’re brain decide how short I might of been, I won’t spit out any hard numbers of how much debt I am in currently. Now at the time, I felt I had options, and ways out, which I did honestly… I really could of done something a lot smarter than what I ended up doing. Months went by, and I kept spending money on things, my girl, food, toys, etc… I ended up having to clear out my SEP-IRA account for cash, I ended up having to sell my truck, my photography equipment, and unfortunately I had to sell my M6 as well… After clearing all that out and selling all of it from the SEP-IRA to the M6, that was a total of $10k+$15k+$9k+$49k = $83k, $83 fucking thousand dollars I cashed out, and I still have my house, and now that $83k is gone. I spent $83k in 12 months, foolishly somehow, the cash I cashed out with is gone, which I planned on paying 30% of my debt off, and reinvesting the rest, and now it’s gone. I paid off some of my debt, but didn’t want to just drop $30-80k on debt, I couldn’t get myself to throw all that cash towards debt. The cash is gone. The debt is not. The depression kicked in, just recently actually it’s hit me.

HAVE YOU EVER FELT SO ALONE?
YOU CRIED TEARS WHEN YOU ON YOUR OWN
I’D RATHER HANG MYSELF THEN BE ALONE
GOD TAKE ME AWAY SO I CAN FEEL AT HOME
COME ON

Yes, I have teared up, I a man, and I will admit, it has eaten me up inside, at points making me feel like this could be impossible to fix, impossible to reach the top again. Especially if I am alone for a few days, reality hits me hard, which is probably good. But reality hits me hard, an overwhelming pressure comes on top of me, saying what the fuck do I do, where the fuck do I go, how the fuck do I make enough to just cover my debt, how the fuck can I save my house. I don’t ever tell myself it’s over, or it’s not possible, I am asking myself how do I do it, how can I make a quick half a million… I feel lonely, I feel alone, I feel unwanted, and I feel incapable, I feel lacking, I feel depressed. This is the feeling I have been experiencing through the fall.

The Rise

A bit of hope came through just recently, my partner Jamie Glamour and I got an investor for beModel.com. A sense of hope came through, a gut feeling of it will be alright, we raised $20k for the project, and we have extreme confidence in this project. The fact that I was able to even raise more capital being in this state of depression surprised me… Made me feel like I was capable, I am great, I am not lacking, there is a way.

Jamie and I successfully got 15k users in two days, have had 4 beModel parties in Boulder and Downtown Denver, and they were all very successful. There is a way, and we know it, you can’t stop two ambitious men creating destiny, chasing dreams is for dreamers, we take dreams and create reality. That’s the difference, dreamers dream, Jamie and I create.

I am not going to lie, it’s not easy going from a rise to a fall to trying to rise again. The fact of the matter is now I have regained hope, I have always had my drive, and always will. I will never lose the desire I have for success. Success is the driving force behind me, not the money, the money is just the benefit. Success ultimately brings wealth, but having value behind me is what drives me. I want to be looked at as something great, something amazing. I know I am no where near “intelligent,” the intelligent are geniuses, they send spaceships to the moon, invent chess, and do quantum physics… I’m an average guy with an overly ambitious desire to succeed and gain value for myself. Ever since I was in 6th grade, I wanted to build websites, I built my first company in middle school, called IS2S short for I Skate 2 Skate. By freshman year, I raised enough money to print our own fucking skateboard decks, we opened a mini store at local skateparks. IS2S was known big time locally, we were the skate crew… Now we were definitely not the best skateboarders, but I had marketing skills, and ambition to build the company to something great. Ever since middle school I have been an entrepreneur with the desire to build companies, I am stubborn, I am me.

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The depression started to get to me, I went through my girls, and oh it didn’t help me with my current state of affairs, let me tell you. I lost a beautiful women through my stupidity and built up anger inside of me. The infatuation, the depression, the anger, led me to fight for no reason and believe things that were not even there, I have never felt the way I felt for any other girl as I felt for Stella. I let the emotions inside of me define me, and defeat me. I regret everything I have done with the girls I have encountered, because the emotions in me took over… I am on a mission, a mission to recreate me, a mission to show myself that I can defeat the fall, the fall can’t and won’t take over. I feel the rise, the rise is coming, the change is coming, Andrew Fashion The Renovatio. A total rebirth has been done. I feel the inside of me changing, it’s weird, I feel the depression fading, and the fear leaving. Now I have never feared anything except women, but fear has never kept me from anything, nothing, nodda.

I learned a huge lesson, and many people out there might already have this under control, and be stronger than I was, but I was programmed completely different. Going from 2 million to negative, to losing everything I had, including women, including close friends, including me, I almost lost me. I didn’t and won’t let it happen. I am in control, and I am seriously just a few steps away from reaching the top. I have two lifelines to fix it all, and you know that feeling when you just know you’re there, when you know you have it beat? When you know you are going to win, when you know you are just unstoppable? I am pretty certain the average person hasn’t experienced what I have, so let me tell you this now.

Do not let the human emotion control you, you can reach as high as you want, you just have to believe, and persevere. Stop dreaming, stop chasing, and actually reach for it.

Love Andrew Fashion
Never Stop Reaching

Make sure you have read “How I Made 2.5 Million,” and
Young & Stupid: How I Lost My Millions.”

Young & Stupid: How I Plan To Get Rich. Again.

I mean, I need to get back to the top, I have too. I had a taste of the high life, and now it’s all I crave, it’s a craving that has to be fulfilled, or I won’t feel complete, I will never feel complete till I get back to where I was and higher. I don’t know if that’s being stubborn, greedy, or whatever you want to call it, but I don’t really care, I have never been happier when I was where I was at. I had the ability to do anything I wanted, and I helped so many people it was ludacris. I love helping others, like they say, giving really is better than receiving, it fills you up inside. It honestly does, I did so many things for my friends, strangers, bum, family, etc… There is one thing I did learn though, don’t ever ever ever expect anything in return, just be grateful for what you are doing. If you haven’t read “How I Made 1.8 Million” and “Young & Stupid: How I Lost My Millions,” you probably should to understand where I am coming from. These are all true stories, and events by the way. So go read those blogs really quick to see where I am currently at in life.

I am going to try to give you guys an idea of what my plan of action is, how I am going to attack this and make millions, then turn millions into hundreds of millions, followed by billions. I have had this concrete plan for quite some time now, and I know it will work, it starts with the internet and ends up in real estate. No, not that kind of real estate you idiot, you honestly thought I meant to become a Realtor and work in sales? Ummm no, oh wait, you probably though, simply buying and selling residential properties for capital gains, or buying apartment buildings, ummm, no… Come on… Really? Think bigger then that sillies. Well anyways, moving on.

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beModel

My partners Jamie Glamour and Prophecy Onasis have invested $25k into beModel so far, we ran into a lot of issues with the foreign development company from India, which kind of tapped out our investment, so now were seeking another investor, check out my post “Seeking An Investor From $75k – $300k.” In a nutshell, after the redesign, development, and creative guerilla techniques we have mapped out, beModel.com will turn into a multi-million dollar company, easily. I am shooting to make over 1 million per month after about 3 years or so, yes 1 million +++ per month less expenses. This is not being unrealistic by any means, so with 4 partners in the company, we all walk with millions easily. Give or take the amount of equity each partner holds determines who walks with how much, but in the end, I plan on having roughly 5-10 million after 4 years just to me. So in two years, I’ll have 1-2 million depending on growth, could be less, could be more. I’m going to take that 2 million, and find another partner for…

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Drivable

Drivable.com, I have already invested $120k of my own hard earned money into the development of this website. So with the 2 million I earn from beModel.com, I am going to raise more capital from other investors to help get Drivable.com off the ground. Drivable is another multi multi multi million dollar company. Basically it’ll be the premier online social networking, shopping, car enthusiast, everything cars basically to hit the internet. I can’t tell you all the secret ideas behind it, but I’ll just say the niche will be dominated by Drivable.com. Right now it’s just sitting waiting to blow up :) So basically in another 2-4 years when I make my millions from that I am going to take my millions and proceed to…

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Real Estate

Real estate is my ultimate goal, and will actually end up being my ultimate passion. I’ve already made a decision to skip all the bullshit residential investing, foreclosure, capital gains, etc… I’m in it for the big numbers, and I am going to jump straight into development and commercial property, I’ll start with buying a 300 apartment building somewhere, put 30% down, and just have a property manager handle everything, and all I have to do is cashflow and watch checks come to me :)

Second, this is my vision, my ultimate dream, and ultimate goal in life… I will find a few partners in the industry to partner up with on building my first hotel in LA, or Vegas, or Miami, or any where for that matter, I’ll worry about location when I get there. After the development of that, I am going to build my first Casino & Hotel called “Fashion Suites” in Las Vegas. I’ll probably start with building a few night clubs in big cities like Denver, San Diego, Hollywood, etc.. So basically, the ultimate goal is for me to become a Real Estate Developer, like Donald Trump I guess, haha. No but seriously, once I get 1 million in the bank, it’s done and over, I’m going to build clubs, and hotels everywhere, people will start saying wtf is this Fashion shit, hot bitches every where, amazingness!!!

beModel.com -> Drivable.com -> Real Estate Development = Andrew Fashion = Billions

Anyways, that’s the plan in short, hope you enjoy the blog, comments are fucking appreciated, let me know what you think! Mr Fashion signing out.

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