First, let’s get one thing clear. You’ve been sold a lie.
It’s the dream of a good career — A stable job, a regular pay check, and a clear sky for steady advancement.
This may have been true forty years ago, but it simply no longer applies in today’s world.
If you want to be rich, you have to understand the current business climate first.
More jobs are being outsourced or automated, and while that’s scary for most people, you can’t let it scare you.
Now, read this and think carefully. You don’t have to be dependent on a boss for your income. You can make up your own hours, work as hard as you want, and have the freedom to earn as much money as you need.
Sounds too good to be true, but it isn’t. To have the best chance of being rich and becoming free, you need to become an entrepreneur.
This guide will break down how to do that.
Walk into any bookstore in the country and you’ll find 8,742,126 books on the topic “key success factors“. John Maxwell has written over half of them.
And look, we get it.
There are a ton of people hungry for a slice of that big pie called success. And there’s plenty of information that can be very useful, but the truth is 90% of it is fluff.
If you’re not careful, you can waste your time and money on something you already know.
With that said, it’s time to tell you something you already know. Except maybe in a way you’ve never thought of before.
Key success factors can mean a lot of different things, but in this post we’re going to get down to the nitty-gritty, 100%, completely honest truth of what it really means to be successful.
- By Phil Williams
- February 12, 2016
It’s never easy starting a business from scratch. There’s 2,344,543 things that have to be considered before you even begin the process. Unfortunately the number 1 problem with starting your own business is always money.The very notion of having to invest thousands of dollars into a business idea that you may not be confident in is downright terrifying.
And let’s face it, most of us don’t have that kind of money to begin with. So we’ve come up with 12 business ideas with low investment that you can start right away. A lot of these ideas don’t require much more than a little knowledge and sweat equity.
Top 6 Business Ideas with Low Investment
Graphic designer, writer, accountant, bookkeeping, data entry, web development, web design, these are only a few possibilities when it comes to freelancing. A freelancers greatest weapon is knowledge, and how well he does whatever he’s knowledgeable about. There are dozens of services that cater to freelancers looking for work.
- By Phil Williams
- December 28, 2015
1. Start with what you have
You may think that in order to start a successful business you need to have everything in order; a business loan, an office, a staff of in house marketers and maybe even an assistant. Well sorry to burst your bubble but it rarely happens that way.
Take a note from Hugh Hefner, the founder of Playboy magazine, who started in his kitchen with a small 1,000 dollar loan from his mom. He put the first magazine together himself, by hand, and didn’t put a date on it because he didn’t know if there would be a second issue.
2. Be Consistent
“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier
The problem with success is that it doesn’t happen overnight. Without being consistent in your efforts you miss out on your opportunity of success. Pat Flynn creator of Smartpassiveincome.com is the poster boy for consistency and posts his monthly earnings online every month (October earnings $120,217.15).
Being that most of his monthly income comes from his daily continuous efforts in digital marketing, search engine optimization, back linking, and pod casts; He would never have gotten where he is today without consistency.
3. Work smart, but never be afraid to work hard
The main goal of any business person is to make money. Making money fast through get rich quick schemes never work out. At best the money you make is at the cost of exploiting someone else’s ignorance and at worst it could mean doing something illegal.
The American dream has shifted somewhat over the years, changing from the traditional wife, nice house and 2.4 children to no wife, massive house and 2.4 million.
The core aspect of this new American dream is timing, reaching the ultimate goal while you’re still young enough to enjoy it.
Doing this is definitely easier said than done, and although you may have some exciting business ideas floating around in your head, it will definitely help to get some tips from young entrepreneurs who have been there, and done it.
Tips for the Tech Geek
At the tender age of 17 app developer Ed Hardy created the ‘Edge ski app’ which provides maps, weather updates and much more for thrill hunters on the slopes.
So how did he do it?
- By Fred Hernandez
- July 29, 2015
So you’re barely moving out of your parents house or have already experienced the pangs of living paycheck to paycheck. Everyone needs a course refresher on how to handle money once in a while, especially if you’re dream is to become wealthy.
Here are 5 insightful and easy to read books that will help you become a wise investor, a frugal spender, and a generally more happy and fulfilled person.
1.) How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
This book has been in print for probably longer than your grandparents have been alive. It contains tried and true methods to strengthen relationships, alter people’s behavior towards you, and generally become a more likable person.
Although most of the advice
- By Phil Williams
- April 14, 2015
A lot can be said about a person that decides to start a business, and then just does it. I mean we all want to be that person, no hesitation, just shoot for the stars. And if that’s you, then kudos. But for the rest of us mere mortals, there can be a lot keeping us from making the decision that could change our lives for the better. Especially when it comes to money.
However, being the gentleman that you are, you’re the type of person that won’t let anything stand in your way once you’ve made up your mind.
Even if that thing happens to be you.
So let us give you a hand, and help you conquer the three biggest obstacles that could be keeping you from your multi-million dollar empire.