After graduating college, the thought of working a boring 9 to 5 desk job was something I could never have imagined for myself.
So what happened after I graduated?
Well, I ended up working a boring 9 to 5 desk job. Clearly plans always go the way you want them to.
So during my time working the office life, like many people, I tried to find ways to secure my financial future by looking up different ways to make money.
From MLM businesses to even becoming a real estate agent, I was unable to find something that worked for me.
So after working two different office jobs and various side hustles, in 2014 I developed a passion for helping people get in shape, and decided to become a personal trainer.
But a year into my new career, I quickly learned that this wasn’t something I could see myself doing long term.
A big reason for that was, the only way I made money was if I was training someone, and the last time I checked, the human body doesn’t get more energy as it gets older.
So I had to find a way to make more by working less, but still follow my passion to help people live healthier lives.
So in September of 2016, I started a health and fitness blog with the help of Wealthy Affiliate. WA helped provide me with the necessary tools and training to make money online.
Like many who try to make money online, I thought it was a total scam at first, but said to myself, let’s just see what they’re about. It was free to join, so it gave me an opportunity to learn more about them.
Within a couple of days I decided to go premium.
As a member, I was learning so much with their program, that within the first three weeks, I signed up to their yearly package.
I thought to myself, if I’m serious about securing my financial future, then I need to commit at least a year to it.
Although that first year was a bit tough for me money wise, I believed in the training. In my second year of being with WA, I was able to turn a couple of hundred bucks, into 5 figures monthly.
And within 27 months, I had my very own Six Figure Business.
Finding success in my online business opened my mind to the idea that it is possible to build wealth. This also led me back to getting my real estate license a second time so that I could use it to invest.
I also learned about stock investing so that I could build long term wealth.
My goal now is to not only continue building wealth, but also help those trying to do the same. I'll do this by helping people develop better habits when it comes to their finances.
About Ralph Durand
Ralph is an entrepreneur, real estate agent, and personal finance coach. He has always had a passion for being a business owner and investor. After reading his favorite book Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki, it confirmed everything he felt about college and working a regular 9 to 5 job. His goal now is to build generational wealth and also help others to find their level of success in life