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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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