I first encountered “Damian Prosalendis” when he was featured in “Daring and Decided” – a weblog by Nick Kelly/”Victor Satisfaction”.
Going beneath the guise of “Damian Professionals”, he began posting outcomes from a Fiverr enterprise he arrange, ultimately claiming that he’d made $40ok+ in a single month from the platform. This was adopted by a submit on “TheFastlaneForum”.
He additionally operated an internet site referred to as “Dare and Conquer” which I perused on the time as nicely.
Now… the necessary factor to notice right here is that what I am about to jot down will not be some kind of vendetta in opposition to the man, or something like that. I respect what he is completed and proceed to learn his content material.
Nevertheless, it is turn into painfully apparent that almost all of what he is posting now could be both rehashed nonsense or wholly incorrect. Additional, there have been quite a lot of cases the place quite a lot of his claims have been confirmed to be fully false.
That is necessary, as it is a direct indication of his character, and whether or not you must consider what he says or not.
It is particularly necessary contemplating the “anti college” stance he has taken to; frequently telling folks to keep away from increased training, by means of his Twitter feed. That is extraordinarily harmful for the following era, and what I wished to deal with with this text.
The most important gripe I’ve with him is that he is labelling himself a “millionaire”, and latterly a “multi millionaire”.
I do not understand how a lot cash he has, and it is not likely my enterprise, however I am going to inform you now that if somebody is a “millionaire”, they will not sometimes spend all day on Twitter or try to persuade all people of the actual fact free instagram followers.
Actual wealth speaks for itself. And actual wealth sometimes leaves clues – enterprise dealings, associates and different issues.
Prosalendis has none of this, bar a Fiverr account which I am going to clarify in a second.
The purpose is that the “millionaire” tagline – like most issues I’ve noticed from Prosalendis – is probably going a ruse for one thing else; a spin on phrases designed to color himself as prolific as potential.
Being a “millionaire” is not about having $1m+ in money – it is about getting access to, or management over, $1m+ price of property.
Many individuals are millionaires on paper, however their capital is locked away in property or another illiquid asset base.
Labelling your self a “millionaire” is extremely indicative of somebody who both does not perceive what it means to be legitimately price over $1m, or is attempting to achieve consideration.
To clarify who Prosalendis even is, he apparently arrange a “Fiverr” enterprise when he was in school and ultimately made sufficient to stop and give attention to it fully himself.
While commendable, somebody later found the enterprise (SPXMAC) and it seems that it is a reputable outfit.
The muse of Prosalendis’ story relies round the concept that his “Fiverr enterprise” was in a position to generate $1m+ in income inside the first two years of its founding.
This can be a nice achievement by any commonplace, however shouldn’t get in the way in which of actuality – “Fiverr” takes 20% of any cash earned by means of its platform, in addition to the assorted bills the enterprise would have incurred because of its progress.
In different phrases, while the $1m best sounds good, it is not the web revenue of the enterprise.
The explanation that is necessary is as a result of it provides a perspective on the character behind the persona. You possibly can’t pretend a enterprise’ profile, and while he tried to maintain all of it lined up, it is just about the case that most individuals learn about it now.
The explanation I felt it pertinent to jot down that is to assist anybody seeking to analysis the man.
There have been quite a lot of cases the place he outright lied to folks in an effort to make them suppose he was extra profitable than he was:
Dubai Penthouse –
Round 2016/2017, he began claiming that he’d been residing in a Dubai Penthouse.
His web site was extremely suggestive – “From a cockroach-infested dorm room to… an opulent Dubai penthouse” – giving the impression that he’d certainly turn into so rich that he’d been in a position to purchase a penthouse in probably the most glamorous cities on the earth.
While this might have been commendable, it was later found that every one the images he’d taken had been from a room within the Sofitel Dubai (resort), which somebody even recognized as being only a regular room (not the “penthouse” as claimed by Prosalendis).
The explanation that is necessary is due to the image it painted earlier than it was found. Anybody his stuff may simply have been mislead into considering he was a critical participant – when in actuality, he was only a vacationer staying for a few weeks.
Private Chef –
In 2017, his Twitter feed began to say that he’d employed a chef + maid to “save his time”.
Like most issues he espouses by means of Twitter, he was emphatic about how “his” chef offered him with meals and so forth. Just like the Dubai Penthouse, the implication was that he’d really gone out and employed a chef who got here to his residence to organize his meals for him. In any case… that is what a “private chef” does, proper? Nicely… not in response to Prosalendis. His thought of a private chef is a kind of “delivered meal” providers, the place you pay a month-to-month or every day payment to have meals ready + delivered to you.