You know what’s funny? It’s how many people want to make more money but are afraid to actually try. People think to themselves, “Well, if I keep being the first one to work and the last one to leave, work hard and don’t take bong hits on my lunch break, surely, I’ll get a raise or promotion”. You know what sucks? In bureaucratic time in the bureaucratic world someone, your boss, is going to put a cap on your worth. There’s nothing you can do about it. The only thing you can do is say to him or her, “Bye Felicia!!” and go start your own business. Too many people, most, wouldn’t even imagine doing that. Soooooo, they stay stuck in the daily grind of waking up going to their 8-5 job, coming home, high fiving the kids, eating dinner, watch TV, hit the sack and click the repeat button for years. You know what? That’s OK. It’s OK if that’s your jam and I won’t take that from anyone. It’s just not for me. I don’t want someone to tell me how to dress, shave, what time to be where, how much I’m gonna make, dictate when I want to take a vacation, etc.
There is such thing as living and working in Bureaucratic Time and Entrepreneur Time. In BT, you clock in and get paid. If you don’t clock in you don’t get paid. In ET time, there is no clock. In BT time you know how much you’re going to make and can budget that income. In ET time, you cannot. You just hustle and grind and grow your creation. In ET time you can work a thousand hours and make nothing then, one day, you work for an hour and make what you could’ve made in a thousand hours. There’s an ebb and flow. That’s why many entrepreneurs have multiple streams of income. Show me ONE successful entrepreneur that only has one and I’ll show you the Easter Bunny. Eventually money will continually trickle in from all those streams and you become the lake. In theory, that’s how it should work.
How do you do that? Easy!! Diversify. Real estate is a really good place to start because there is no more land being made. So, buy up property, housing, etc. and lease or rent it out. You can also buy and flip but there goes your “passive residual income”. Another hot one today is mining crypto currency. That market has really taken off and I know many people who live solely on what they make mining Bitcoin or whatever. Me? Network marketing is my go-to. I have met and know many millionaires whose “side gig” is a network marketing company. Many of them have shifted their priority and made the MLM (Multi Level Marketing) their main source of income. I’ll use a friend of mine as an example. He lives down near Dallas. He and his wife make $30K/month each (low estimate). They got involved in the network marketing company I’m a little over 3 years ago. He was selling insurance and she was a bartender when the opportunity was presented to them. Like Sir Richard Branson says, “If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes -then learn how to do it later”. That’s what my friends did. Now they are in our million-dollar club. “On the side”, my friend has helped out with and dabbled with a new company in a completely different industry that has just recently launched. I know they do a couple more things “on the side” but our company is on the front burner for them. The point I’m trying to make is, add to your repertoire.
What I’ve done to maximize our income with the network marketing company I’m in is simple. I only paid $650 to get started. I made about $725 my first month…PAID FOR!! It’s kind of a no brainer. Now I get paid every week without ever having to pay another monthly or annual fee. I paid roughly $25,000 in 2010 to open my CrossFit joint. I paid $3K every year just to maintain my affiliation so I can market CrossFit. I made about $68K a year and spent about $75K. Yeah, I know. I walked away after 6 years with only the equipment I wanted to keep. So, joining this network marketing company was a NO BRAINER for me. The ROI (Return On Investment) was too good. After I signed up with my company, my wife signed up. She doesn’t work it and doesn’t plan to. She just did it as a fall back and to get a position on my team. I eventually signed up my LLC. I went from 1 paycheck coming into my home to 3. Again, no brainer. Every week all three of us receive a check in the mail. I run business through all 3 accounts. Why would I sign up my wife and LLC when I could just get all the business myself? Because I override those two and get paid on what they make as a bonus. See, there are many different strategies and ways to maximize your income in the MLM world. You just have to know how to do it. Before all of that…you have to get involved.
In summary, if you wanna keep working your daily job, go for it!!! No big deal. However, I STRONGLY recommend getting involved with a network marketing company. The amount of money you can make with those is astronomical. But!! To do that, you must have courage, vision, dreams and goals. If you don’t have those, enjoy your lunch breaks!
If you are curious about my company, check out my page titled “A Better Way”.