personal branding

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:

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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?