I'm Hamzah Ahmed, a 19 year old aspiring online entreprenuer from Malawi. I've from a family of 7. I'm the only son to a loving mother. I believe I'm a simple guy. I enjoy hiking, gymming(if that's even a word lol) and learning how to make money online.
Around 2015-16 i was quite the depressed teen. Being the only son i knew someday i was going to have to man up and take over my father's role of looking after the family. I didn't know how i was going to do that. My dad owned a furniture business and expected me to learn how to manage it. I was helping out part time while going to college as well. The business wasn't something I wanted to do so i started researching ways to make money online. Of course I wasted my time with some scam site like a lot of people starting out on the internet.
I tried out websites like Upwork and Freelancer as a graphic designer and web developer but the competition was wayyy too high. I've only made about $40 ever since i started. I tried so many platforms. Now i know which ones are legit and which aren't.
As we all know, making money online requires some investment as well. Since I didn't have any source of income, my only option was to ask my dad for help with money for Facebook ads. He was and still is very skeptical about anything on the internet but he gave me the money anyways. He basically meant it wasn't going to work out and gave me the money just so he could say "I told you so" afterwards. Instead, I used the money to pay for one of my very good friends' course at the same college i was going to. His name is Stain Sukwambe and comes from a very low income household and it would hurt my pride as his friend if i didn't help him out at the time. He's very smart by the way.
Anyways that's where my money went and my dad still doesn't know about it.
I continued researching about MMO and found out about affiliate marketing. This was about 2 months ago, and after learning the basics I made my first affiliate sale with HostGator affiliate program. It takes 60 days before they payout but i know it works. I know this is what i want to do with my life. Make money online.
I really would like to make it so I can give my mother the life i know she deserves. She's a great woman by the way, very selfless. Love her to bits(I know I'm a bit of a mama's boy lol). Although my dad and i don't really see eye to eye most f the times, I'd still like to make him proud of me. I want him to acknowledge me.
I created my own blog about a week ago and i've invested a lot just to get it up. i want to learn everything I can from the lovely people here.