The Real Deal – How to Make Money Online

The Real Deal – How to Make Money Online

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Essentially, if you want to learn how to make money online, you need to learn how to make money offline. If you become good at making money offline, you can leverage your expertise and skillsets to make more money online. That’s one of the things that a lot of people fail to understand.

My background was in sales where I had to knock or doors and call prospects to try and convince them to buy my stuff. I had to do that for years. In the beginning, that shit hurt. It was a 90% rejection rate. I sucked at it in the beginning. I had to buy books and self-educate myself. Some days I did not want to go to work because I knew the mental beating was coming.

Then one day I had a breakthrough. I called this one guy and he hung up on me. I dialed him right back and said, “For some reason we were disconnected.” The guy laughed and I got the appointment.

What I am telling you is you’re going to have to get your breakthrough. Most people that try to make money online fail on their own. That’s why eBay and Amazon are so popular. All of these platforms have built a huge traffic base. You just go there with the right products and you’ll sell.

When we started the storage auction business, we immediately went online, but I had years of experience talking to people, networking and asking for money. There is a difference when you are not afraid to ask for the money. Most people are afraid and that’s why they like the platforms. That way they don’t have to deal with the “in your face” rejection.

What I’m telling you is you are shortchanging your business career if you refuse to learn to sell. You can’t build a company from scratch and not be a salesperson.  You’re selling your product. You’re selling you. You’re selling your financial health to banks. The better you are at selling, the more money you will make.

Now, let’s talk about people who make more money online than they ever did offline. There was a guy by the name of Shoemoney and there was a picture of him holding this big ass check from Google AdSense. He was first. That’s another way you can make money online.

Another way you can make money online is to jump on some new technology fast. Go ape shit with it because the other people will come. That’s another thing about building something. The people that got on YouTube early made a shitload of money.

You may be up at 2am researching something. When you learn how to learn, you will build yourself a launchpad knowledgebase. I highly recommend that you start a side business if you have a job. If you do this, you will learn things. It is important to do that before you get off in your full-fledged business.

To give you a little background about me. I started five businesses that failed while I was in the military. I didn’t just fail and come out with no money. I actually built my knowledgebase under the protection of a salary.

Let’s talk about the simplest way to make money online. That is eBay, Amazon or Etsy. One of the problems you encounter working with third party sites is that they tend to be very unforgiving. If you screw up big, they will kick you off. It’s happened to people I know. You don’t want to put all your eggs in one basket, because that could happen to you.

Another way to make money online that no one ever talks about is giving interviews. You can make a ton of money interviewing people because they create the content. Think about it. What does Jimmy Fallon do? He interviews people and tells jokes. What does Jimmy Kimmel do? He interviews people and tells jokes.

That’s why podcasts, hangouts and YouTube are getting so hot. It provides robust content and allows for different perspectives. There are a lot of ways to make money online. But once again, if you can make money out there with carbon based life forms, then you can kill it online.

That’s the reason I was able to start a publishing company in 2009 and within 14 months create a living income. I was the first person that actually hit the storage auction business hard. I knew all the deficiencies and blind spots for people coming out to storage auctions. I used to fuck with people. I knew exactly what they needed to know to be successful.

There are so many ways to make money, but you have to have that knowledge base. You still have to know how to sell. There are so many people who do not want to sell. If you think this way, you are fucking yourself. When you develop the ability to sell, you open the door to so many things.

Stop trying to shortchange your education, thinking I am going to jump online and start making money. There is an opportunity cost to everything. Many people are trying to get around that cost. This is one fee you must pay to be successful.

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Consistency and Discipline the Magic of Working from Home

Consistency and Discipline the Magic of Working from Home

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The magic jelly bean is discipline. There are many people who want to work from home. They want to be the boss. They want to run their life. People want to do what they want to do on their terms. Where they have a problem is they have no discipline.

I don’t care how smart you are. I don’t care how much money you have. I don’t care about your resources or your educational credentials. If you don’t have personal discipline, you will not go where you want to go. You will not reach the levels you want to reach. It’s just simply not going to happen.

At this juncture in my internet marketing career, I’ve seen some things. I’ve noticed some things. I’ve had some classes and several students.

Let’s discuss hustler A and hustler B. Hustler A is very well to do. He is smart. He kind of got into the storage auction thing.

Hustler B is ass out. His life is falling apart. He’s going through a divorce. He has custody issues.

In the beginning, Hustler A was spanking Hustler B in the ass in terms of results and money made. Hustler A did about $15K in a month while holding down a job. Like I said, Hustler A is a hustler.

Hustler B who fell down and was talked about like a dog, he struggled.  Now, understand he was going through a divorce. At the time, Hustler A was stroking it out.

Hustler B made a decision. I remember the phone call. He said, “G, I don’t care what the fuck I have to do, I’m going to make this shit work.” That’s what he said. At the time, I didn’t really think Hustler B had a shot. If he could do something wrong, he would. If he could make the wrong decision, he did. It was just really rocky for about eight months. But Hustler B stuck with it.

Hustler A kept doing well. I went back and talked to both of them. Hustler A is no longer in the business. Hustler A recently lost his job. Hustler A is now working for his father-in-law. He says he can’t be distracted right now and he always has eyes on him. I understand. The man is married and has kids and a wife. It’s a lot of stress. He can’t be working on another business when he has to deal with dear old Dad.

Hustler B is no longer married. Now Hustler B is stroking it out.

I asked Hustler A why he didn’t stick with it since he was doing so well. He said when the novelty wore after that first month, he wasn’t motivated. He had the capabilities. He said, I stopped going to auctions.

Hustler B got his ass handed to him that first year, but he never stopped going to auctions. He said he became a storage auction fiend. He said even when he didn’t have money, he went to auctions. He became a regular. People started giving him stuff for free and he sold it.

He said he parlayed that into some more money. He got himself another job and also went to storage auctions. He explained that his marriage was over, he didn’t have anything to do but work. He said, “One day I looked up and I had $10K in my checking account.” He said, “It became a habit for me to work hard.”

The difference between Hustler A and Hustler B is discipline. Hustler B made himself extremely disciplined and became successful. Hustler B no longer has a job. He is a full-time storage auction buyer. Because he was disciplined and pushed all the distractions out of his life, he became successful.

I see this all the time. On paper, Hustler A looked like he would win. When the novelty wore off, his motivation wore off and his self-discipline was never that good in the first place. He was just sucked in.

Hustler B was catching hell. I know his story. I went through it myself. When your ass out, you’ve got two choices. You can give up or say, “Fuck no.” Hustler B said, “Fuck no.”

The magic jelly bean of all success is discipline. Now let’s talk about the layers of discipline because there are different types. A lot of people think a disciplined person doesn’t eat this or that, but there are many forms of discipline. I know a surgeon who is the best surgeon in his field. He is a big man. He doesn’t have the discipline to stop being obese but if you need a surgeon, this is the dude you want. So, he’s a disciplined surgeon, but he is not disciplined in his personal life.

With your discipline, you’ve got to spread it out. You have to spend it like it’s cash. Let’s say you only have ten bars. Are you going to use it for food? Are you going to use it for exercise, or are you going to use it for moneymaking activities?

You need to put your discipline in the area it makes the most sense. It may make sense to put your ten bars of self-discipline into your family. You might need to put it into your business. It just depends on your personal circumstances.

Know this. Without the magic jelly bean of self-discipline, you’re not going anywhere. You might look good for a minute. But without long-term consistency and discipline, you’re not going anywhere.

I believe if you don’t currently know how to be an entrepreneur, you can learn to be an entrepreneur. So, if you don’t have self-discipline now, you can make it a habit like Hustler B did. He didn’t have it in the beginning. But due to his life burning down around him, he developed it. It was sink or swim.

It’s a choice. If you don’t have self-discipline now, you can get it. That is the epitome of the Hustler’s mindset. Success is a choice on either side of the coin. Many people think it’s happenstance.

Life is a matter of tradeoffs. That relates directly with discipline. Your success comes back to discipline.

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