how to make money

The Importance Of Sales And Finding Your Purpose

Sales is important. Probably one of (if not the) most important things in life. Sales and negotiation is what you do each and every day. You can’t escape it. Unless you are a buddist monk or live withdrawn from society as a hermit you are surround by sales each and every day.

Negotiation starts when you are very young. You want your parents to buy you that delicious looking icecream even though they want you to get away from the sweets. As you get older your values are changing. You want to stay out longer. You want more pocket money and drive the car of your parents.

If you are applying for a new job you better know how to sell yourself. If you can’t then better be prepared flipping burgers for a living or at least working in a position that is far below your potential and actual skills.

How you sell yourself, how you communicate your ideas and values to others is in direct relation to what you will get out of life. And besides the importance of Sales and negotiation people are to busy numbing down themselves watching television and distracting themselves with short internet clips and other adrenaline shots. (I hope I’m not talking about you!)

Personally Sales is my passion. I want to share my passion with you and hope you get a lot of Ideas and concepts to integrate in your own life and increase the quality of your life drasticly. Do you know your passion? I discovered mine recently. I will tell you specfics about it in an future post. What I want to tell you so far is that knowing your lifes purpose is an amazingly life enhanceing feeling.You feel on a mission. You know what do do on a daily basis. Progres is what makes you happy. And you are not a leave in the wind anymore. (I’ve been most of my life and I hated it!)

I am in the Sales Business.Not an expert by any means. Thats not a bad thing though as I will document my journey as open and transparent as possible. You are a part of my journey. The Internet as big. And people get together, share there experiences and are able to profit from each other in a win-win situation. I strongly hope that I increase your life quality with the post I write (as with podcasts and videos that I will most likely do in the future).

I have different businesses going on. Some I will not directly write about – offline businesses – but will share the psychological tools and mindsets of influence and persuation that I learned and use to make my and your sales profitable. Next to the tools and strategies of influence I will also share my online business journey. I started KDP (Kindle publishing) recently. However I saw relativly fast that this isn’t nesserely a business I am interested in. I have one book online and another one in the making. I don’t have passion for the books that I outsourced for people to write me. That makes it just a hassle to work on that business because I am not commited to the product.

FIND A HIGH-QUALITY PRODUCT THAT YOU BELIEVE IN AND GET THE WORD OUT

There you have it. The formala to riches. The formula to every succes you want to get in life. If you don’t believe in your product you will not be able to market it. I can’t. Some people can. But that’s NOT most people. And it’s probably not you. It’s not me and that is why I don’t put my energs in kindle publishing anymore. You need to believe in your product and have some sort of passion for it. Otherwise you will be one of the 99% of people that quit the online business fast.
Amazon FBA is my current business model. It is one that suits my personality and my passion. I love sales since I’m a child. Passive imcome. Giving high-value products and offering them a kick ass service. Just writing about it keeps the fire in my going.

You will read everything about my journey here. So far I did some emailing and calling with amazon since there were some problems with my account. I negotiated a good deal with a chinese company that gave me good conditions for the product of my choice. The next step is getting the barcode and shipping labels from amazon as well as letting my designer put my business logo and the barcode together. Then I am ready for the sales.

If you want to start getting into sales, generating A LOT of (passive income, be finacially free and in charge of your life follow these simple steps:

1. Get a HIGH-QUALITY product
2. Get the word out

Thats it. It is really that simple. What’s stopping you from starting today?

Staying Broke When Making Money

I am going to give you today the number one way to get rich. It is a step that you HAVE to follow if you want to have sustainable financial success in your life. Staying broke.

Probably everyone of us knows the feeling. We are getting a raise. We started a new business that gives us some extra money. Or won something gambleing. What do we do? Do we save it? Maybe. Maybe a small percentage of what we got. But certainly not a lot- And certainly not ALL of it.

How long do you want to take to actually get rich? To actually not worry about your finances anymore? To live the life of your dreams? You can get rich the slow way. Or you can do it the fast way. It is up to you. I suggest you to take the fast way to financial success.

“How do I take the fast way to financial success?”

You do it by staying BROKE. Notice I say broke not poor. You will massively increase your income. At the same time you will have the same expenses that you’ve ever had. Prefereably even lower ones!

Staying broke is the way to go. I did the same mistake each and every time I got money. I was spending it for useless shit. It didn’t matter how much money I made. At the end of the month I was alsways +/- 0 (after a modest amout of savings). My income increased and decreased during the year. The amount of money I had at the end of the month never did.

Until I decided to change something. I kept track of what I NEED to spend every month to have a decent life. Good (but fairly cheap) food, entrence for clubs, expenses for things like gym, transporation and mobile phone. I made sure those expenses are as low as possible.

Everything I made after my normal monthly expenses I SAVED. I didn’t spend the money, NO MATTER WHAT. My income increased and suddenly I had cashbundles laying around the house. Never violating my rule of staying broke.

If you ever want to have financial success. If you ever want to make and KEEP a lot of money, internalise the rule of staying broke! If you increase your income while staying broke at the same time you will get the financial success you desire in the shortest time possible.

If you like this post I HIGHLY encourage you to check out this book by Tony Robbins:

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Are you ready to get results?: Ulimited Power Book Review

The book that is currently with me on my journey is the book Unlimited Power : The New Science Of Personal Achievement, by Tony Robbins.

This book is a dime piece when it comes to the self-development and personal acchivement categorie.

I think that we all learn certain lessons when we are ready for them. So I did with this book. I read it already a couple years back. The book seemed to contain only fluff and no specific actionable advise to me. However, years went by and my perception changed. Now I consider this book a must-read for anyone who is serious about getting results.

CHANGE IS POSSIBLE

This is probably the best way to describe what Tony Robbins wants us to show with this book. Change is possible. You can become exactly the person that you want to be.

All you need is the right mindset and strategies to accomplish your goals. Tony Robbins gives you the strategies and mindsets that he modeled by watching successful people and studying what made them who they are.

How do we accomplish what we want:
• We need Power
•  Awereness of our thoughts and physiologie
• The right strategies

We need power. Power means nothing else then taking charge of your own life. Taking charge of your own actions and building your destiny yourself.
Power is the ability to take action.

You can influence and change what you do and feel by changing your thoughts and your physiologie. By redirecting your focus on something positive instead of something negative you can influence your destiny and take positive action instead of being overwhelmed by the circumstances. Use your physiologie in a way that commonicates confidence and certainty to your subconcious and you will feel exactly those emotions.

We need the right strategies to accomplish our goals. And the best way to get those strategies is to >model< the strategies from other people. Meaning we look at what people did that are already sucessful and take similar action as they.

Those are some of the lessons of Tony’s Book. I will write future articles about some other concepts of his book, as well as a complete book review.

Until then I HIGHLY recommend you to check out his complete book here!

Exactly How To Make Money with Kindle Ebook Publishing – My Current Project: Part 1 –

What up, what up..?

Recently I discovered a new way to make some extra cash online. I am interested in ways to make money online since a long time now. It wasn’t until recently that I actually KNEW that it is possible to make TONS of it online though.

(A friend of mine is involved in affiliate marketing and I was visiting him in his new penthouse apartment.)

While I did some research about different “making money online” stuff before. It wasn’t to that day that I knew this is what I will be doing in my future.

While Affiliate Marketing was in my heared now the general idea of making money online made me think of something I have heared a while ago now and never really followed up with:

Making money with kindle publishing – specifically: Selling erotica on Amazon

I did some reasearch about it to see what things I have to pay attention to when entering that niche.

I don’t want to have any work with my project. While writing is something that I enjoy, I am only really interested in it when it is for topics that I enjoy writing about or to build my brand.

Writing erotica is nothing I want to do at this moment. (Might be doing it in the future.)

So all the work has to be OUTSOURCED. I will do the marketing because I enjoy it. But all in all this Project will be nearly 100% PASSIVE INCOME.

How do you make money selling erotica

I will get more specific about this in a furure post. But right know jut a quick overview on how I started:

1. Research a couple authors and books that sell

What are some known names in the industry? What books are selling good? What books have good reviews? Why are people buying it?

2. Do the marketing

Yes, marketing is in the beginning. Because you are not selling only some random content. But emotions and an image. Who is the author that writes such an book? What is his/her motivation? What is this story all about?

Think about how you want to appear to the world:
– What is the image of you/your pen name?
– Why are you, or is he/she writing erotica?
– What is your book about?

3. Get someone to write the ebook for you

You will outsource the work on a platform for writers and freelancers. I choose Upwork to search for someone writing mine.

All I did was including the plot for the story I want to have written and the money that I want to spend.

Now it is waiting time and I have to see who is applying for the offer..

I will keep you up to date on how the project devellops, how long it will take to have the book written, the quality of the book and ultimatly how much money it will earn me..

.. so stay tuned..!

Also: Have you ever written/published your own book on Amazon Kindle or a similar Platform? What Gernre was it? How much did you make? I am interested to hear your stories!

How to make money in the future – Building your own brand

Money is a topic that everyone is concerned with. After all, what is as important as money? Good relationships and health one could answer to that question. However I doubt you can sustain a good relationship to your kids when you don’t make enough money to feed them. I doubt it is good for your mental health when you live paycheck to paycheck and have the constant worry of getting replaced at your job.

These days everyone has to TAKE CHARGE of their own life. No one else will support you. You are on your own. And you have to be an creative and active thinker to strive in this chaotic world we live in.

You need different income streams for sure. Otherwise you won’t make it. Sources of income streams would be:
• a job
• real estate that you own and rent out
• stocks
• bonds
• your own business

A specific form of a way that EVERYONE can make their own money is something that I like to call YOU.INC. That is, building your own brand that revolves around your personality, your passions and your interest.

The good thing about building a business like that is that no one can really replace you. There is only one person in the world that is you. And that is YOU.

What do you need to build an YOU.INC:
1. Be yourself
2. Live a life
3. Express yourself so people can find you (Blog or Youtube)
4. Learn to market yourself to people
5. Sell a product or service

It is that simple. Build your personality. Know what you want and what you stand for. Then you will have a message to share. You share this message with people and learn to market yourself in a good way. More and more people will follow your message and want to be a part of you and your project. At the end you can sell your product or service to people. When they love you, they will also love to support you with their money. There are Youtubers and Bloggers that make MILLIONS these days. Even if this might not be your goal. Supplementing your income by having your own business that revolvs around being you is something that you can be pround of and have some fun with. Start today. Build a website. Build a blog. Learn what your readers want and market it to them. Then lean back and count your cash.

Publishing videos is very simple. Simply create an account and start filming.

The best platform to upload videos is:

https://www.youtube.com/

If you want to start a blog. And you certainly should have one. Whether it is your main way to reach people or just a supplement to your channel. Everyone should “own their own name” on the internet.

I recommend starting a blog with Bluehost:

Building my empire

What have been the magazines now is the blog. What was the Television is now YouTube. It is a new era. Gone are the old times. And this is wonderful. Because everytime there is a new era. There are new ways to make money. Blogging is one of them. Making Videos is one of them. Doing podcasts is one of them. All of it is a fantastic way of making money while simultaniously expressing oneselfs ideas to the world.

There is a concept called You.Inc. Builing the brand of yourself. You are making money with your own Brand. With who you are. I do like this fact a lot. Because I always wanted to get paid for being me. Today I have the opportunity.

I finished reading an incredebly written and very motivating post: http://www.financialsamurai.com/how-to-build-passive-income-for-financial-independence/

Let me give you the gist that I got out of it:
1. Predetermine your financial goals (How much money do you need a month to be happy?)
2. Put as much money on the side as you can
3. Safe and Invest that money and NEVER touch it
4. Work on some bigger project while simultaniously investing (i.e. building your brand, blogging, youtube) and get some more money

Repeat that circle and you will be pretty much guaranteed to be successful. What I like about that formula is that it is easy and actually applicable for everyone.

I am doing the following now to get a step closer to my financial goals..
.. I have 750 bucks safed (my savings since I started my journey ~1 month ago)
.. I have 70 bucks invested in something that will return me 150 bucks
.. I need to call a new client that is interested in getting tutoring lessons with me (been procrastinating on that all the time)
.. I am building my brand as I am writing this post here right now

That is what I do to get closer to my dreams. What do you do?

Earning Passive Income

Having an income stream that puts money in your pockets whether you work, drive in your car, chill at the beach or take a nap just feels amazing. This is what abundance feels like. Comming home and seeing that your expenses are low and your income comes into your bank account without you lifting a finger is a very nice thing.

Now I am not a financial expert by any means. I have just a big interest in finance since I was very young. Have read a couple books on that topic. And I am starting out my own journey to financial abundace at the moment.

But the idea how passive income (as a synonym to financial abundace) makes you feel great came today to me after I was checking out my bank-account. I bought stocks from a company 2 years back. That company pays really nice dividends on their stocks. I didn’t even know that their annual general meeting is this month.

However today I checked my bank account. While I didn’t really noticed the increase at first I was scrolling through my income statement and saw that the company just payed out some cash.

Dividende

It is not a million dollars or anything. But it is a nice feeling non or less. I bought this stock a couple years back as one of my first investments and didn’t really touch it ever sice. The investment was moderate. Maybe a little over 1000€. But it is going well. I collect some dividens and in a couple years I will sell the stock with a nice price increase.

I will write a little bit more about money and business here in the future. But in the meantime I highly encourage you to do your own research about passive income and ways to invest your money in a smart way.

Ways to make passive income:

1. Stocks and Bonds
2. Investing in real estate

Those are two ways to make good passive income. The down-side of those is that you usually already have to have some money that you can invest. Lets say you worked hard in a job for 10 years. Safed a solid amout of money. Now you can look for stocks and properties to buy. The good thing about those is that once you have everything set up (bought a property and have solid tenants or bought quality stocks) you barely have any work with it.

3. Selling your own product
4. Selling someone else product

Here you have to do some work first. You have to buy something that you can sell. You have to set up a website to market the products of other people. Or, you have to create a product (for example an ebook or a video course). You have to get the word out too. It requires some up front work. Just as in stocks and real estate you have to make money first to invest it. Here you don’t really have to have money in the beginning. Besides some small amount for setting up a website maybe. You put the work in first. And collect the dividends later.

As you see: No money is really entirely passive. Nothing in life comes for free. You have to do the work first. You will usually have some moderate time investment as well. For example managing your stocks once a year to see if the ones you bought are still the smartest choice. Managing the website you have. And so on. However most of it is pretty simple and you can either outsource it, or do it in a couple hours yourself.

My suggestion is to increase your income. Minimise your spendings. And then invest the difference in things that make money for you (Stocks, Real Estate, Businesses). This is how you escape the rat race and will be financially free.

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In the end you can let me know.. Are you interested in money and finances? Do you currently invest your money? And what types of investments do you have? Let me know in the comments! And see you under the next post.