From 13 to 17 figures in less than 2 weeks
hat the fuck is going on with the internet? Everybody loves money, right? Of course, I mean it´s a form of energy and we need energy, its part of our life. So looking the bigger image, we love energy, as we can create something with energy, that allows us to walk the path we want to discover. I give you my story, as it is the one from a young boy with no school education, moving to Berlin (the capital of Germany) and starting to work his ass off in sales.
I got paid per hour and fastly understood that I will never make enough money, if I trade hours for Euro/Dollar. I had to accept, that there are different ways of making money. Of course nobody told me about them in school. So I had to do my research and while traveling on an old bike during 2011 to 2015, I had enough time to make my research.
One was that I start to decide how much I want to charge per hour and then simply finding an audience, who is willing to pay for my services. Sounds easy, but is a hard piece of work. As asking others for getting paid is something we never learned. The normal way is, that we get hired and somebody tells us what to do and what we will get for this job. We are paid monthly and most of the people in life never wrote an invoice - the mainstream people work for a salary. I never accepted this fact. So I started as a digital nomad in 2010/11. I remember how much work it was to find out, how to build a simple webpage with Wordpress. Damn, I stayed awake all night, to find out how CSS works and how I could remove the Menu Button from my header of the first bike4peace webpage. There was no upwork and other pages, where you could find freelancer around the world, so the only way with no budget in your pocket was: learn the things.
Today its different. I would say, its a bit easier to step into the digital business and try the water. Looking back, the truth is: there were not so many good and great youtube videos out there, as it´s now the case. I mean, look at this page. We used webflow and friends helped me with the info-graphics and Alexander made the whole page responsive. It took us some time, but ok: we did not need to hire a developer or an agency, like in 2005 or also in 2011. My point is: digital business is available for most of the people. Today we live fully digital and there is NO WAY we are going back towards an analog age. I dedicate this article to you, as digital business is a big part of my life and I simply LOVE IT.
Did we become too digital?
Digital gives us massive comfort, but we pay a high price and many of us struggle already with a sort of "digital addiction" - we have to find our balance, each of us. Me included, yeah. So being in this space since I am a kid, I have seen it all. And there is this stupid promise to get rich over night, which pisses me off totally. Some digital people do money with the stupidity, or lets call it Naivety of others. I am not happy how digital remote work is getting promoted sometimes.
Let me give you a few examples:
- join my Online Course now and make 6 figures in less than 3 months
- buy my E-Book and learn how to get 5-figure passive income
- book 3 hours of consulting and I show you, how to earn 5,000 Dollar as a copywriter with less than 2 hours a day working
- get your Laptop to the beach of Bali, relax and see your money grow, just learn more about multi-level-marketing today
- feel free to join the exclusive free webinar - limited seats for the next 30 minutes - and scale your company to the next level.
All those slogans come with spooky images of crazy high sales screenshots, showing the shopify backend and giving the reader the feeling: why are you so stupid and still work in your life? Conclusion: it´s ridiculous, don´t believe this BS and don´t fall for the idea, that you can invest 2 weeks and live your whole life from some passive income, all automized and tax free, because you found the right person on Youtube.
I want to share with you my honest opinion about this. Of course it is possible to make money in the internet, but what amount of money we are talking about? To live from it? Yes. That is possible and you can have a decent life and free yourself from the chains of daily office life, live remote and start becoming the creator of your own life. Yes. Today I would say you need a proper business concept, a lot of testing and some budget to cover the first 10-15 months, as profits will come around 2-3 years later. Depending on your work morals and the people you know, it can go faster, but mostly all takes longer, as you work with human, not with machines. That is the beauty in business. Still, as we have no idea how all this looks in 20 years from now on.
What you need to consider?
Most important is that you do the best research on your idea. And I mean THE BEST. Get a survey out, have a clear test group of potential clients and look at your business idea from the consumer perspective. If you really want to make it happen and you follow the rules of creating a business / offering services or a product, I tell you: you can make it happen. Many others do, so you can do too. The key: focus, consistency and the honest believe that you are going to make the world a better place with your contribution. And last thing: see the bigger image, even you face challenges, never give up. Business is a marathon, not a sprint.
Making fast money, overnight and not working for it?
Stop dreaming, wake up.
Fast money is a dream, a creation of Hollywood and something that happens to 1 person out of 500 million. And I promise you from experience, the people who became rich overnight (through Jackpots in Las Vegas or other crazy surprises) mostly ended up more poor, than before. As becoming rich is a deeper process, it is about attitude, character and learning about the culture of money, which is pure energy. Handling energies, extreme ones like having a lot of money, takes more than just winning the Jackpot in Vegas. It needs something that many people do not want to consider, many even lost it totally: time & patience. 2 things in life, that you should accept from early age, as they are so important in my eyes. I am not blessed with them from nature, I had to learn especially the patience thing and still learn many times in my daily life, that good things, take their time. Amen.
Back to our false promises that you see on pages-fulll-with-call-to-action-buttons. We have a wonderful saying in Greece: "When you hear about a tree full of cherries, better go there with a very little basket." You get my point, right?
I want you to think about 4 things.
1) what does money mean to you?
2) what are you willing to do, to get money into your life?
3) why are you doing what you do right now, (paid job)
4) how you imagine yourself making money with what you love?
I gonna write more articles about this topic, as since Covid the topic is hot and many people want to find out how to work remote. But before you make money, you need to find your WHY - that is the most important step in your journey.
Please watch carefully this video, you will face some truth, which is important for the further steps we are going to take.