I‘ve read now a lot of posts in this forum, and I really liked what I‘ve read. A lot of people gathering and working together to their goals.
My Name is Thomas and I‘m currently 23 years old, a year ago I still worked at UBS as DBA. I‘ve made my apprenticeship there, and worked afterwards for almost 3 years there. Until I noticed, it‘s not my passion anymore. I did not want to stay in IT anymore. The entry Salery was decent I got around 72k gross per year. Up till this moment the I was able to save more than 140‘000 CHF.
Fortunatly I was in my early ages really interested in business ideas and trying things out, so I started at 17 my reselling business (Trading Card Games and Retrogames), after more than 6 years its a webshop which is steadily growing. In parallel I startet a german personal finance blog in 2016 which at the moment generates most of my income. Both projects are my passion and I love doing them. The blog is currently the biggest german personal finance blog in switzerland (same goes for the personal finacne youtube channel). For anyone interested and is able to read german: https://sparkojote.ch - On the 6. August 2018 I decided to quit my job to follow my passions, the last working day was 31. Oct 2018.
I do invest mainly in stocks and my business. The Webshop generates at the moment between 5-7k Revenue per month depending on the month, buts its growing steadily. The blog/Youtube-channel on the other hand, generate currently over 30k gross revenue per month, currently most of it is profit, but this will change in the future as I founded a GmbH and have other plans. Currently I‘m in the progress of trying to hire my first employee.
The current Networth, almost 1 year after changing my whole career path, is around 210k. I do not plan to ever retire, but obviously I‘d like to have a good passive income, that‘s why I invest into stocks.
Keep it up, and reach for your dreams