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As a student in my freshman year, I got into a very lucrative industry of selling MMO currency, accounts, and in game related services.
One year fast forward I have over 3000 monthly customers and am making 10x what my dad makes. Fast forward another year i quit my uni, i am renting 2 apartments filled with PCs and consoles botting games on software I wrote. Taught myself C#, .net. Made a killing for 5 years. Got great programming experience and skill.
All under the table. No reported income, never even made a company. 3rd world country i live in never cared for paypal money i was getting, never cared for me never paying taxes.
Last year i propose a girl. She wants me to do something more adult with my life. Im 29. I finish my school, graduate. Now i am officially a programmer that studied for 11 years and worked nowhere.
What can i put in my CV? How do i explain the 5 years gap? How do i make my knowledge and experience known?