A man who grew up in poverty and was residenceless as a child has revealed how he grew to become a millionaire in just two years.
Branden Condy, 25, from Virginia, is now an entrepreneur and Instagram influencer, but started life in hardship.
He was made homeless as a child after his single mom was unexpectedly laid off work, with the household given just 12 hours' notice to vacate their house.
They relied on the kindness of friends and sofa surfing to keep a roof over their heads - although were typically forced to sleep outside - while Branden's mom worked long hours to make certain her children did not go hungry.
The younger man is now a millionaire with a Lamborghini and designer clothes, who takes luxurious holidays on a regular basis - and he did it all by starting an Instagram marketing company, called Branden Condy LLC.
This includes growing Instagram followers by means of celebrity giveaways.
'I used to be often left house alone while my mother worked lengthy hours to pay the bills and keep meals on the table,' Branden said.
'She tried so hard and beloved us a lot, but things had been really difficult back then.
'When my mother lost her job, we have been asked to go away the house with a 12-hour discover and had to sleep outside.
'We had to use public loos day by day and finally start jumping between different friends' homes.
'At the moment I was scared and lost; this is the place my drive comes from because I by no means want to have anyone in my life be in that position ever again.'
The difficult childhood gave Branden a robust work ethic.
Decided to protect his household from future struggles, the entrepreneur bought his first job at sixteen, as a dishwasher.
By 21, he had worked his way as much as cleaning yachts for the rich and famous.
Branden was so inspired by the lives he saw that he set out to create the identical for himself and just five years later, he did.
Branden said: 'Once I was youthful, I saved up all the money I earned and commenced to work on rising my Instagram following.
'I read a book that told me to get me publicity and a focus, and so I assumed that focusing on social media would do just that.
'However I also adopted completely different entrepreneurs who had the lifestyle I wanted and reached out to them to learn the way to get there myself.
'That's how I met my new enterprise partners.
'I started talking to some guys in Arizona who ran a profitable Instagram marketing business.
'After a few conversations online, they invited me to visit them.
'We met up and I beloved everything about what they had been doing.
'I saw the automobiles, the money, the success and wanted to be of their shoes.
'Earlier than leaving, I said that they'd see me back there in 30 days, as I planned to return and start my own business.
'They didn't believe me, till on Christmas Day I quit my job and drove across the country to start a new marketing company with them.
'They grew to become my mentors for a while.'
Fast-forward years and Branden is now a multi-millionaire with an impressive 238,000 followers on his Instagram - making $25,000 profit each month.
However the entrepreneur is determined by no means to forget the place he got here from.
He said: 'Lots of people just appear out for cash and recognition. In the event that they fail, they've family and friends who'd bail them out in a heartbeat.
'My rise comes from a somewhat totally different place and although I almost hate to admit it, lots of it is fear that my future will look a whole lot like my past.'
Branden's top tip is to network, pretty much as good contacts could show you how to a long way, however books corresponding to 'Rich Dad Poor Dad' have additionally helped the entrepreneur get to the next level in marketing.
He added: 'Absolutely imagine in yourself and always take that risk because trust me I've lived it and it is price it. Guess on your self!'
To thank his household for everything they did for him, Branden is now in the process of shopping for his mother a house.
'She deserves it, I am so grateful for her,' he said.