Hello, My name is Wendy. I am a single mother of two beautiful girls. About 4 years ago I took a leap of faith and finally divorced their abusive alcoholic father. It took me ten years to get the courage to get out, but I finally did it. When I left him I had no plan, didn’t know where I was going to live or anything, I just knew I needed to get out and get my daughter’s out of that toxic environment. It seemed the universe totally had my back at the time. I found a rental for a great unheard of price living in Sonoma County. My work in real estate as an independent loan signing agent completely took off. I was making close to $100K 2020 and 2021. I was able to save up a lot of money and take my girls on trips etc. My plan was to invest my money and make enough money so my girls never had to ask their dad for money again, he’s a complete nightmare! He’s an alcoholic and an extreme narcissist. He bought a house 2 blocks away from me. Well. life was great, and then a friend talked me into investing my money into crypto, said it would just keep going up. Everyone and everybody was saying bitcoin would go to $100K. Seemed like a no brainer. I invested November of 2021! Well, it tanked right after that! I have lost over $100K. My life savings is gone. I had some on exchanges that will never give me my money back. Even worse, pretty much overnight the feds decided to suddenly raise interest rates. It literally seemed to happen over night. The feds were saying they wouldn’t raise rates until 2024, not the case at all! My work is almost non existent at this point. Right before rates were raised I saw the writing on the wall and knew I needed a second source of income, so I started an Amazon store. I had plenty of income at the time to support it. The store is doing well, but I’m now in debt over $20K because of the store. When I started this business I had my real estate income to fall back on, not thinking it would change this drastically while I was getting it going. My oldest daughter is in college and I’m paying her rent as well. I can’t afford it but don’t have the heart to tell her I can’t help her anymore. November of 2021 I had $100K in the bank and no credit card debt at all. I paid everything off every month. When I started the Amazon business I had no idea how much money I would actually have to put into it to keep it going, and I never would have started the business if I knew the market was going to take a turn like this. I can’t sleep at night. I feel like I’m gong to have a heart attack because of all the stress and anxiety I have. All I can think about is how stupid I was to put my money in the market. That was money I could have fallen back on during this time. It’s all gone! I blame nobody but myself. Today I received a letter from my landlord that they are raising my rent by $200, they just raised it $200 last year. It’s because they can. I’m paying over almost $3000 per month for just myself and my daughter. I’m also paying my college daughters rent. My younger daughter is going to college next year. I don’t know what I’m going to do. I can’t move into a cheaper place because I’m in Sonoma County. Everything is over $3500/mth for anything halfway decent. I need a miracle to happen. I’m trying so hard everyday, but I can’t take the stress anymore, and I can’t let my girls think I’m a failure! All I want is to support them, and to support them without them having to ask for money from their horrible father. I really need a miracle. I keep trying to stay positive everyday, but I feel like I just keep getting kicked in the teeth the harder I try. I have no family to help me either. I’ve been on my own since I turned 18 with no help. I’ve done well until now. I just need a break!
I am asking for $100,000 to make me whole again and to know I have that money back in my savings account. I will also be using the money to purchase more inventory for my Amazon store. I still need to pay off all of the inventory I have already bought. My next shipment will cost $10,000. I’m selling so well I may run out of inventory, which is not a good thing to run out. I started selling on my Amazon business about 4 months ago and I’m making about $10k in revenue each month already. No profit yet. If I can keep it goin it will be profitable, but that’s going to take about a year to be able to live off the profits. I’m so close to getting there. I will be in a much better place next year if I can make it through this year. It’s getting harder and harder though. Please help!!!
I have learned many hard lessons from this that I won’t forget for the rest of my life! My business will pick up again when rates go down, and I know my Amazon business will be successful. I just need to keep up with the costs so I can start making a profit, which I’m very close to doing at this point. It’s going to make or brake me. My plan is for it to make me and help support my girls through college.