We’ve all seen something ridiculous like this before… “How to make a million dollars by sitting in your Snuggee and watching Maury Povich all day”.
Sounds great huh? Of course we all know it’s utter bullshit. Or is it?
In my personal experience, generating income on the internet has been the easiest job I’ve ever had. Yes, it did take a couple of years of grunt work, experimenting and educating myself, but once I got the basics down it was off to the races and I never looked back.
After a few years, I pretty much perfected the method of passive income and worked as little as possible to maintain a healthy six figure lifestyle without having to do much of anything.
How was this done?
It was very simple. I just brought people along for the ride. Instead of constantly bragging and boasting about all my achievements and successes, I shared my entire story. Yes, the whole enchilada. When I had issues in my personal life, I openly aired those. When things went south with investments, I’d share that too. And when I had no clue where I was going to rest my head, where I was going to live or what I wanted to do with my life, I’d freely admit it and ask for feedback from those who’ve had more life experience than myself.
What I’ve found over the years is that people will like, trust and buy from you as long as they believe you are genuinely trying to grow and get better each day. People are very helpful and forgiving no matter what your past may look like, as long as you are determined to better yourself and better the environment around you. You’ll almost always have a support group that can sustain your ideals and dreams if you are completely honest with your subscribers and readers about your intentions.
Lots of people think that they need to build a email list of 50,000 to 100,000 people before they can strike it rich. Wrong! For many years my email list never exceeded 6000 people and that group of subscribers helped me live the most amazing life ever. And lets face it, of those 6000 people, only about 800 were actually opening the emails.
You really only need about 1000 people paying attention to your message to really make a big impact. Sometimes even less. The more open and honest you are about your life, the easier it is to start building a community of people that will be willing to help you achieve your goals.
During the last two years I haven’t been selling much of my own products at all. I had a couple partnerships, but those sadly went south. In reality, I haven’t done much of anything but tell my story during the last two years. And because of this lack of work, you’d think my income would be taking a huge nose dive.
But guess what? In just the first two weeks of January I’ve deposited well over my monthly average for the last 5 years. It’s insane. I keep saying… “This gravy train has to run out sometime”, but it seems to keep on picking up steam and momentum despite me putting in less effort than ever.
So how does this keep happening?
It’s what I call “The It Factor” and I have an entire course sitting right here on the issue. I just need to finish this sales video so I can present it to you and others. I really want to share this with you, even if it does mean I’ll have to do a bit of work (arg, I hate that word).
Alongside of The It Factor I also have a program called “Quick Money Hacks” that shows how I pull off quick little tricks for maximum payouts. This is stuff anyone can do if they have a wee bit of hustle in them. For instance, last month I deposited a $8300 check for doing guess what? … I made one 10 minute phone call. Tough gig hey? I’ll show you how I did that in Quick Money Hacks. Once again, I just need to put some finishing touches on it and it will be ready.
If you read my last blog post, you already know I’m not so good at putting the finishing touches on things. I’m somewhat of a slacker. Okay, a big slacker. And it’s not one of those images that I portray to make things seem easier than they really are. I truly am the epitome of a beach bum in the works.
However, thanks to so many of my readers and subscribers I’ve got a ton of great advice on how I can finish up these projects and be happy about them. I truly thank every one of you that emailed, called, texted or left comments on the blog or Facebook. I promise to reply to every single one of them.
Beyond just advice, I’ve got some people that have extended a hand to help me finish up these projects. For instance, my buddy Marshall Wayne and I went paddle boarding and he offered to help me out with some video intros and such for my programs. I’m going to hit him up today after my chiropractor appointment and see what we can bust out.
I’ve had others reach out with copywriting help, graphics, motivation, and some with just a good ole fashion kick in the ass telling me to quick being a pussy and get to work. I appreciate it all, even the not so gentle words telling me to get off my ass and back to the grind.
After a few days of reflection I think I’ve found numerous ways to get excited again about working on some projects. So I sincerely mean it when I say thank you.
Can you really make a ton of money without working hard?
I’ve proven it time and time again. However, (and this is a big however) I’ve been selling things since I was a little kid. I understand hustling, providing value, saving people time, entertaining folks, enriching their lives, etc etc etc. I’ve lived a very full life with tons of experiences that most simply have never had access to. So for me, yes it’s easy. Sometimes I wish I could transfer those skills and talents to others in a quick second but the reality is, you have to live your life to the fullest and then bring that wisdom with you to the table.
So for myself, it seems so simple. But in reality, it’s a bit tougher for others. And most of the time, it’s near impossible for the rest.
Your success is going to depend on your experience in life, your willingness to try new things out and how much people like and believe you. And that part about people liking and believing you is probably the biggest part of the equation.
In the coming days, I really hope I can follow through and deliver you these tools that I know will make your online experiences more fun and profitable. This stuff is the goods. So good. Incredibly good. It’s not fair for me to hoard this stuff when I know just how much of a impact it can make.
So please wish me luck and thanks for the bits of encouragement. It means a lot.