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This page will help you familiarize with the man behind this website, how Couch Income Pursuit came to existence and why you should read it.
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Who’s Behind Couch Income Pursuit?
Hello. My name is Rahul Shrivastav and I come from a small city in India. A few years ago, I completed my engineering (Computer Science) and have to shift to a bigger city to start my career as a software developer in one of India’s largest MNC.
After I completed 2 years in the company, I realized that I wasn’t having time for anything except for the job that I was in. I was literally slaving away for hours each day while having a very bad quality of life. I was working late nights, being insomniac and gaining unexpected, unwanted weight.
I wondered if this was happening only to me or are there more people in the same boat? So, I called a few of my college buddies (most of them were in IT companies) and discussed about their work load and life quality. It was shocked to know that I wasn’t the only one; majority of people had the same troubles.
That day the idea of being my own boss got into me and I decided that I’d be quitting my job soon. So, I started to think about what I’d be doing if I were to “quit my job today”. I wanted to do something that makes money day in and day out without me being completely involved i.e. passive income (and tons and tons of it).
I’ve always believed in one thing, here it is’;
I’d think about opening up a restaurant, but that’ll need a lot of money. What if I start a coaching center? I am a Computer Science engineer, I can teach various computing languages. But how’s that different from the job that I’m in right now? I still need to be present there for long hours and that’s not a passive income.
With all these thoughts juggling in my mind, three months passed. Finally, I thought of searching on the internet. I googled “Ways to make money without doing job”; I opened up a few websites that google brought up.
While I was reading one of those websites, I saw an adsense ad. I thought “What’s this?” It seems like a commercial to me. I hovered the mouse near the small bluish arrow and it said “Ads by Google”. I was confused. This doesn’t seem to be a google owned site, how come they’ve got ads from google?
I opened more websites and most of them had the “Ads by Google” thing there. Then, I googled “What is Ads by Google” and came to know about google adsense.
The next few months, I spent learning about adsense and how to make money with it. I bought up a few domain names, wrote content, made tons and tons of mistakes, took notes of what I did, learned more, again made mistakes, again took the lesson and finally after a year of screwing myself up (between the MNC job and making money online) I made my first $10 in a month.
The next month I made close to $45. The very next month around $60. Then $95 and it kept on increasing for subsequent months. And the best part of all this was the “PASSIVE INCOME”. I was making money while I was doing my job, while I was sleeping, while I was chilling out with my friends. It was working 24X7. I was blown away by it.
I kept on working on my websites until one fine month I realized that I’ve me reached my first $500 a month. I wanted to test if this income was self-sustaining, so I decided that I won’t be doing anything to any of my websites for next 6 months and see what happens.
You know what happened? The income went from $500 to $1075 in just 6 months (that too with me doing nothing).
It was then I decided to quit my job and get into this thing full time.
I was out of the 9 to 5 rat race!
I spent some more time and the income just kept going up and up.
Fast forward to today, I make more than $10k each month and live the life that I always wanted to. The life of complete passive income and financial freedom.
I believe that it’s now my chance to help people who’re stuck in their jobs; people who want to make passive income but don’t have the resources to learn from. This is the reason why I made Couch Income Pursuit.
The story behind Couch Income Pursuit being born is what I’ve narrated in the next section of this article. It’s a nice (and a bit funny) story. So, just read on.
How Couch Income Pursuit Was Born!
The idea of making Couch Income Pursuit came to my mind a few months ago when I received a distress call from one of my close friends named Sanjay.
Sanjay is a guy who’s got all sorts of troubles in his life. In fact, it seems that troubles seek Sanjay just the way a heat seeking missile would seek its target.
Someone would key his car; the other day he got an electric shock from the toaster in his home. He’d get stung by a bee; a crow will poop over him while he’s on his way to office; once he faced a lot of embarrassment when his trousers gave up while he was picking up a mouse pad in office.
I mean, you name the trouble and Sanjay has gone through it! We all have such sorts of friends in our groups (don’t we?). Sorry Sanjay, no offence! So, that’s Sanjay.
One fine day, I got a distressed call from him.
Here’s what happened on call.
Sanjay: What’s up? (In an extremely depressed tone)
Me: Nothing with me, but you sound so upset. What’s up with you this time?
Sanjay: I’m finished man, I’m finished.
Me: What’s it? Tell me.
Sanjay: Can’t tell you over the call. Let’s meet in the evening at our regular place.
Me: Ok, I’d give a call to the other 2 and call them for meeting. (I was referring to other 2 friends, Ashwin and Mahesh)
Sanjay: Ok, call them also. This is the worst day of my life. I feel like killing myself.
Me: Don’t do that bro. Let’s meet this evening and see what you’ve gotten into this time.
Sanjay: Ok. And hangs up the phone
In the next five minutes I called Ashwin and Mahesh and told them about Sanjay’s call.
Now, Ashwin is the skeptical one in our group, he’d believe that there’s a tiger in the bathroom if you tell him that it’s ok to go in.
On the other hand, Mahesh is an optimistic one. He loves to try anything new that he feels will benefit him.
So with all this in my mind, I prepared myself for the evening meet. I knew it’s was going to be a long meeting with the three stooges; one whom troubles find easily, another one’s a disbeliever and third a highly optimistic one (wow what a group I’ve). But there was one thing common in all of them; they hated their jobs; loved the money part of it but hated what their jobs have done to their lives.
Anyways, a few hours passed and it was time for the meeting. I reached the venue. Sanjay, Ashwin and Mahesh were already there.
Sanjay seemed as if he’s been robbed at knife point. While Ashwin and Mahesh were trying to half-heartedly console him.
I reached the table and here’s what happened.
Me: Hey Guys. What’s up?
They: Hi (with sad and dropped faces)
Me: (jokingly to Sanjay) What happened man? You look as if someone has robbed all your money.
Sanjay: (with a bit of anger) I’m not in a mood of a joke.
Me: Sorry man. Can you break the suspense now? Tell me what’s it?
Sanjay: This time the shit has hit the fan.
Me: (Jokingly again) Was the fan at full speed when the shit hit?
Sanjay looked at me with furious eyes, while Ashwin and Mahesh were trying to hide their laughter.
Me: Sorry again man. Tell me what happened this time.
Sanjay: You know the IT Company that I was working with since 7 years?
Sanjay: Well, they’ve fired me today.
Sanjay: Yes, they’ve fired me; gave me 1 months’ notice. I’m finished.
Me: No, you’re not. You still have a month to find another job.
Ashwin: (The skeptical) He can’t find another job in just one month. There’s no way he can.
Mahesh: (the optimistic) May be he can. He has been a very good and hardworking employee after all.
Me: (To Sanjay) you got fired today and I think that’s really good for you.
Ashwin: (to me) WTF you’re saying?
Sanjay: (to me) Didn’t I just told you that I’m not in a mood to joke?
Me: I ain’t joking man.
Sanjay: Oh, so you’re being Mahesh (Mr. optimistic) today!
Me: No, that’s not what I mean. As far as I remember, you told me once that you hated your job and your company was nothing more than a hell hole.
The waiter came and asked for order to which Sanjay replied that we’re not ready yet. Please come back after 10 minutes. The waiter left.
Sanjay: Yes, I did. But that job was my bread and butter.
Me: Then why are you so upset? At least you’re out of that shitty job. I think you should be happy. As far as bread and butter goes we’d think of something about that too.
Ashwin: (to me) I think you’re losing your mind faster than I thought you’d be.
Me: No dude. I know what I’m talking about.
Mahesh: (To Ashwin) let him speak. He might have thought of something positive.
Me: (to all three). Haven’t all of you told me that you hate your jobs? That you’d love to earn right from the comfort of your home; just like I do. Then why don’t you all quit and start earning from home?
Ashwin: But that’s not possible.
Me: Who told you that it’s not possible? I’m doing it and I say that you can do it too!
Mahesh: Go ahead man. You’re sounding good to me.
Ashwin: (interrupting in between) But we all earn five figures salary each month. Who’s going to give you five figures for sitting on a couch in your home? (That’s where the “couch” word came into the name of this website; thanks Ashwin)
Me: If you guys are serious about all this then tell me how much you’re making each month.
Sanjay: From next month mine’s 0.
Me: Tell me your current salary, and you’re being Ashwin (the skeptic) today.
Sanjay: (With sadness) mine’s around 45K/month
Mahesh: for me it’s around 48K
Ashwin: for me it’s 42K
Sanjay: You tell us what you’re making, you’re the one who want these 2 to quit; I’m already fired.
Ashwin: (to me) I think you’re making some money here and there online
Me: (interrupting him) No, it ain’t just “some money” here and there; it’s a little more than 10K/month
Ashwin: Look who’s telling us to quit our jobs. You’re making 10K a month and asking us, who’re earning more than 4 times of what you’re making to quit our jobs. I told you, you’re going nuts!
Me: But there’s a difference.
Mahesh: What difference man? Just that you’re sitting in your home and making money while we’re slaving our asses away in offices.
Me: No, the difference is in currency.
For a few moments I heard nothing but silence. The three were looking at me with a sense of impatience in their eyes.
Sanjay: Go ahead. We’re listening.
This time Sanjay seemed to be a bit relaxed and a bit amazed.
Me: The amount that you guys earn is in Indian rupees, what I make, is in US dollars.
At this moment, I think I heard 3 “thud” jaw dropping sounds. I looked at them and noticed their mouths wide open.
Ashwin: No way! That’s not possible. (I told you. He’s the skeptic). Are you the guy who sends emails like “Congratulations you’ve won $500,000 in XYZ Company’s lucky draw”?
Me: I knew you’d have such thing popping in your mind. I ain’t doing all those shit.
Mahesh: Can I also do what you’re doing and make that amount?
Me: Yup, you can too!
Sanjay: Is this all legal?
Me: This is some of the biggest corporations in the world depositing money into your bank accounts. What do you think they’re doing? Of course, it’s all legal. I even pay all the taxes.
That’s when I noticed Sanjay stopping the waiter and ordering 4 large beers.
Me: (to Sanjay) don’t you think you need to save money rather than ordering 4 large beers?
Sanjay: Who told you that I’m paying? It’s you who’s gonna pay for all beers tonight.
Me: WHAT! Why am I paying?
Sanjay: You’re the one making 6 figures a month “in Indian rupees”.
Ashwin and Mahesh: He’s right. You should be paying today.
Me: Alright guys, I’ll pay.
Mahesh: How can I do what you’re doing?
Me: You need to learn what I do. I can teach you.
Sanjay: What about me? Can you teach me too?
Me: Why not?
Ashwin: Can you show me proof that you’re really making more than $10K each month?
Me: Sigh! You won’t change. Ok I’ll show the proofs right here, right now.
The beers came on the table! We said cheers!
Till this time the sadness of Sanjay getting fired went right out of the window and a new, positive, fresh, optimistic energy surrounded us.
While they started sipping beer, I took out my cell phone, logged in to one of my adsense accounts, clickbank accounts, amazon accounts and a few more and loaded last month’s earning.
Me: (to everyone) here, have a look (showing adsense earnings); this is what Google paid me last month.
They were blown away to see more than $6K earnings. I went ahead and let them have a look at some more of my affiliate accounts. They were mesmerized. It was this time when I started to drink my glass.
Ashwin: (Being the skeptic) Show me your bank account where the amount was deposited and I’d believe you 100%.
Me: What? You still didn’t believe me?
Mahesh: Ashwin! What do I do with you?
Sanjay: God! help him.
Me: Ok. I opened up my bank account and let them have a look at my previous month’s statement.
Ashwin: Man, you’re right. You really made that money!
Me: What was I telling you then?
I saw Sanjay had gulped down all of his beer. I asked the waiter to repeat his order.
Sanjay: Thanks man.
Me: Not mention that. It’s just a beer between friends.
Sanjay: Not for the beer you idiot!
Me: (while gulping my beer) Then for what?
Sanjay: You told that you’d be teaching all of us what you’ve been doing to make that money online.
Me: Ya. I’ll teach, but that won’t be free. I’m gonna charge you guys.
Ashwin: Oh! So you’re going to take money from us. What kind of a friend are you?
Me: I never said that I’m gonna charge money
Ashwin: Then what are you gonna charge? You want us to do your laundry for a month?
Me: Hahaha. I’m gonna charge you a promise.
Sanjay’s beer came. He started gulping it again. I ordered 3 more beers as ours were about to be finished.
Mahesh: What promise? To give you 50% of what we’ll be making after you’ve trained us?
Me: No. I want a promise that whatever I teach you, you’ll put in all the efforts that you can and won’t leave the thing in between.
Mahesh and Sanjay: We Agree!
Ashwin: Is it so hard to do?
Me: No, it just takes a bit of patience and people often have a lack of it.
3 more large beers came. We all took our glasses while Sanjay was half done with the second beer too. Man! He was drinking really fast today.
Me: So are you guys ready?
All of them said “YES Master” (just like they said in the movie “Kung Fu Panda”)!
We all laughed hard. Finished our beers and left the place (of course, after I did the payment)
For the next 1 month, we all spent 6 hours every week, where I used to personally coach them about how I make money online.
They all had their doubts; Ashwin more than others, but that’s ok.
Fast-forward to today.
Sanjay never took another job and he’s making around $2800 a month.
Ashwin is planning to quit his job (but is still scared to do it). He’s making around $1200.
And Mahesh loves the new couch income while he’s making around $4K a month.
While I was coaching my friends, I thought of all the other people out there (all the Sanjays, Ashwins and Maheshs) who don’t have the resources to learn the art of making money online. People who have been scammed. People who’ve spent hours and hours of their lives trying to make money online and failed.
At that moment, I made a promise to myself that I’d make a website where I’ll reveal everything that I do to make money online. A website that’ll be a complete step by step guide for all those who want to make money right from their “COUCH” J.
In fact, I want to teach everyone how to do their own “Couch Income Pursuit”
What’s In Couch Income Pursuit for You?
As I said in the previous section, this website lays out the exact steps and methods that I’ve been following during my online money making journey.
Couch Income Pursuit is my complete step by step guide where I reveal everything that I do to make more than $10K every month!
Throughout this website, you’d find tons and tons of life changing tips, tricks, examples, real life screen shots of a few of my accounts and much more.
I believe that you’ll love to read everything that I’ve presented here and you’ll be benefited by all the information on Couch Income Pursuit.
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