Money Making Skills That Pay The Bills

Money Making Skills That Pay The Bills

our imgThere is nothing I love more than getting emails from people who are so fired up to take massive action to change their lives.

BUT… let’s have a quick reality check…

As an online entrepreneur, you will need to be prepared to master some stuff that may not fire you up as much as the goal itself, in order to reach the goal!

I remember being up at 3am (on a ‘school night’ in 2014) slumped over a very small laptop (couldn’t afford to upgrade it), neck ache, itchy-scratchy eyeballs, Pringles and dip for dinner again before getting up at 7am for work…

I know I’m not alone in having been in the above scenario!

I think was figuring out how to put a Facebook conversion tracking pixel on my first ever (rather shit looking) website for the first time.

I keep hearing/seeing people online who clearly fancy themselves as the next Oprah or Tony Robbins or Ellen. Which is great. The world needs more of all of those.

But let’s back it up a sec…

Have you found anyone willing to pay attention to YOU over all of the noise of the online world?

Are you strategically learning any skillsets to incentivise anyone to listen to and like you, let alone give your their money?!

Not yet? Ok, cool.

So, let’s amongst it and get some skills to pay the bills!

Understand that your money producing activities may well NOT be the ‘fun or fulfilment producing’ activities.

It’s great that you have this burning desire to write a book, be creative, work for a higher purpose, live your passion and change the world – never lose that.

Especially if you have total clarity on what that looks like for YOU.

BUT…

How much easier do you think all of that will be to achieve if you’ve got a stable and healthy income behind you?

Please, understand you will need to grind your way through a learning curve first to earn the privilege of doing more of what you love.

Understand that making cold, hard cash may take longer than you think and parts of it may not be your idea of fun at all!

I discuss this more in this video… [click to play]

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Your #1 Money Producing Activity: BUILDING AN AUDIENCE

Without first having some kind of following – meaning people who may one day indeed be loyal, PAYING customers – you’re a bit like those guys who stand in the street endlessly preaching random bible passages with people throwing their pitiful pocket change in to a bucket out of sympathy to get them to shut up.

Is that what you want?! Nope, me neither.

THIS is why it’s so important to understand what skills you need to focus your attention on learning in order to have the biggest financial impact on a business in the online world.

Let’s face it – it’s a LOT easier to build a business and your vision with your bills and expenses taken care of, right?!

There is no better place to start and grow a business RIGHT NOW than the internet!

 

Get started today and take a test drive of our training and system – click the image below…

 

My First 12 Months Earnings In Online Affiliate Marketing

My First 12 Months Earnings In Online Affiliate Marketing

One of the most popular blog posts I published on my original website was all to do with the results, the figures, the moolah…!

“SHOW ME THE MONEY…” I hear you cry. Ok, calm down… I will!

People want and need to see results to believe it works. Which I guess is fair enough.

That said, it’s a major flaw in mindset if you’re going to start your own business (in other words, you need to believe you’ll succeed regardless of the short term results)… but that’s a topic for another post!

It sounds so cliche to say it now but the longer I have been doing this, the less the money seems to be the fulfilling part!

Sure, it’s pretty incredible when you sit back and look at the ROI and the fact that in my eighth month, I made quadruple what I was earning in my day job – that really did blow me away at the time.

But the fulfilment really seems to be coming from the things I am now able to do with my time due to the flexibility this business and skillset has given me.

As I type this, I am sat in the cafe at the David Lloyd Health Club enjoying a latte and chicken wrap.

I played tennis this morning, had a one hour personal training session with the lovely Gemma and as soon as I finish this blog post, I’m going to visit my grandmother in hospital at around 2pm for an hour or so.

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THAT is what I am feeling is SO worth it right now! 

My health and family time look a hell of a lot different compared to 6months ago when my evenings were mostly spent rushing home from work to hole myself up in my room on my laptop, surviving on dinners of Pringles and dip. Lovely.

But this is not about me! It’s about YOU!

More importantly, showing you what is possible in a relatively small amount of time with a relatively small amount of investment compared to other business models.

I wanted to copy over the content of my previous blog post with the earnings report I put together in January 2015 – 12months after starting online from scratch.

Where can you get a 422% return on investment in 12months?!*

[obligatory disclaimer for those who believe there is such a thing as a ‘get rich quick scheme’ and/or are not prepared to work hard… jog on please – this is not for you!]

Not in your savings account.

I’m a big fan of property investment but you’re doing well if you hit 20% there right? And mistakes can be pretty costly.

But what IS an online business?

Well, there’s a few ways of making money online (another topic for another post!).

‘Referral marketing – also known as affiliate marketing – appealed to me initially as I liked the idea of getting paid to recommend stuff to people! I’d done it all my life but had no idea you could get PAID for it! Awesome.

But in terms of choosing a business to start, I was drawn to it because it offered a model and system that…

  • did NOT require me having my own existing business, product or service
  • did NOT involve hassling friends and family like a lot of MLM and network marketing schemes do
  • did NOT require a huge amount of start up capital
  • did NOT rely on working any particular set hours or location
  • DID mean I would be learning something that could also be applied to starting and growing other business ideas

But how do you DO affiliate marketing online?

THIS is a great question… and is exactly what the training produced by the Six Figure Mentors offers.

Simultaneously, if you don’t have any products of your own or a business to promote as yet, the SFM offer the chance to promote their products in order to implement your training. Which is what I did and still do as my core business activity.

Affiliate marketing with the SFM really does enable you to ‘earn while you learn’ and is what makes it such a powerful investment. As well as giving you the ‘customer finding’ skills to future proof any other ventures you may wish to start or grow.

So, if you’re someone looking for something new but have no idea what you want to do with your life (like me, circa August 2013) – affiliate marketing is a pretty good place to start.

It may not fill you with passion to begin with, but the returns – not to mention core skillsets it forces you to learn and doors of opportunity they can then open – are potentially, phenomenal. We are talking footballers’ wages – seriously!

You can download said earnings report from my first 12months online HERE.

As always, if you have any questions, drop me a message on Facebook or via the Contact page.

Enjoy!

*All pricing for educational curriculums mentioned are correct at time of posting but are subject to change. Individual results will vary and cannot be guaranteed – please read our full Disclaimer. Thanks!