Keep your plan simple and stick to it. First years are grueling, 3rd year things start to materialize. Biggest problem I see with today’s generation is everyone is so damn impatient and a bunch of “on-demand” kids. Everyone wants to get rich, famous quick instead of putting in the work. They quit just when things are going to happen for them. #weak.
Stone, better known as the @Millionaire_Mentor on Instagram has turned into an Instagram sensation by gaining over two million followers in under two years. Yes, you read that right two million followers.
Does your idea solve a problem or satisfy a need? This is the most important factor to consider if you want to make millions of dollars with your ideas. Your proposed business idea must either solve a problem or satisfy a need; nothing more, nothing less. If it doesn’t, then it’s not worth a pinch of effort.
A little long winded but just stay with me… My wife and I came to the US (to a small farm community in northern CA) as an immigrant 35yrs ago with 3 young kids (1yr, 2yr, 3yr olds), no English speaking skills, just a 3rd world high school education (which is probably equivalent to an 8th grade education here), no marketable skills, and just enough money for the plane ticket here and a 4yr old car when we got here. We first stayed with my sister in law and her husband for about 4 months while my wife and I worked in the fields in the summer harvesting fruit. After scrimping and saving we found our own old and broken down rental out in a peach orchard – it was the only one we could afford that would allow us to save. We continued working in the fields each summer thereafter and, as our 3 children grew , they helped working in the fields on the weekends and summers. Each child started helping out at about the age of 5 yrs old, so we could increase our earnings. The younger ones would play in the field where we worked. The farmers didn’t care, so they let us bring our kids. Over time, we, all 5, would work in the summers harvesting fruit and getting paid for each box filled. We were the slowest among the workers and filled the fewest boxes, but we persevered summer after summer. Then about 4-5 yrs after arriving in the US I got a farm job for the off season but on days it would rain, I didn’t have any work at all, so no pay. We never had health insurance so we tried hard to stay healthy. But at least I was able to earn some more money in addition to the summer earnings. So there we were, about 4-5 yrs after arriving, working in the fields, I made minimum wage with my farm job and my young family making a combined of less than minimum wage in the summer (remember how I said we got paid piece work and filled the fewest boxes?) – essentially, one min wage job and another 1/2 min wage job. But we persevered. Our kids would start working weekends at the start of summer and miss the 1st 2 weeks of school at the start just to get that extra income before the summer came to a close each year. But we all pulled together, saved for enough of a down pmt on a small house in town so we could afford the mortgage pmt and still be able to save. We splurged here and there (eating out a few times a year, buying a few nice things and keeping them FOREVER (new TV, new car, new furniture, new appliances), new clothes for school each year (never the trendy ones though – they cost too much – the kids knew how hard it was to earn a buck so they were happy for just the new clothes even if they weren’t trendy). Needless to say, we didn’t 1) buy morning coffees, 2) go out to lunch, 3) take vacations, 4) Waste stuff only to have to buy a replacement, 4) waste money on junk food, only the nutritional basics (we just couldn’t afford to do that AND save some for when there was no work due to rain). We ran into some medical problems, needing a few surgeries that ended up costing as much as a new car each time. But we needed it, didn’t have insurance, and had the savings so we had to pay. But we still persevered. We lived simply and saved simply. We didn’t get into investing in anything other than CD’s. I couldn’t even begin to understand that stock stuff so I avoided it. This continued for over a decade. Then my kids were in high school and got jobs at fast food so they made min wage – a step up from the field work and we saved their earnings as well. They would work 2 jobs in the summer – fields during the day and fast food during the evening/night – it was tough but it was only for the summer. As time went on, our WHOLE FAMILY COMBINED, FINALLY STARTED EARNING maybe about 2/3 of what an elementary school teacher earned (my uncle was one and I remember him alone earning more than our whole family earned). But we persevered. While my kids were in high school, we saved and eventually bought a bigger and nicer house in a nicer neighborhood and eventually paid it off. I still made min wage, wife worked doing seasonal work, kids help on weekends/summers. My kids went to a local community college and drove from home each day – the traditional going away to college was WAY TOO EXPENSIVE. All 3 still worked weekends fast food and both, fast food and field work, during summers. I still earned min wage and my wife worked seasonal during the summers. With a few scholarships, financial aid, we were able to pay for college. They then transferred to a nearby university, still drove each day from home to college, while maintaining the weekend/summer work. Again, with a little from scholarship, some financial aid, and working ALOT we paid for their college. Upon finishing college, all 3 moved out to where the jobs were. I still worked min wage, my wife, seasonal work. But we saved and didn’t waste it and lived simple lives. We then bought a bigger house, paid cash, in a nicer neighbor hood (with doctors, dentists, and pharmacists as neighbors) but we still live the same, no reason to change lifestyles. We also have enough for retirement but we continue to work. My neighbors don’t believe I work in the fields. I don’t care, it’s not my job to make them believe. To make a long story even longer, my WHOLE point is that you can STILL DO IT EARNING MIN WAGE! You don’t have to go as extreme as we did but you CAN STILL DO SOMETHING TO GAIN WEALTH! People who will NEVER have any wealth will only focus on excuses and come up with ALL kinds of holes and weaknesses in my story. People who WILL generate wealth will see the same story and come away encouraged to do better.
Richard is the author of 5 international best-selling books translated into 27 languages. He is creator and founder of the British Professional Sales Diploma and the British Leadership & Management Diploma.
Hello everyone, I recieved an email from Mr. Matt and thought it was an opportunity to finally get an at home job. I wanted to make legit money from home and not deal with any scams. At first it sounded good but I think alot when it comes to what I put my money into because I don’t make much. So as I just kept thinking about it, it sounds like a no go. Kevin Rogers, I would also be very interested in going through your training on how to make legit step by step income.
Joshua: Real estate is definitely an avenue to becoming a millionaire. I only have a primary residence at the moment, but I think that may change later in life. The beauty of real estate is cash flow, whereas stocks and other equities don’t produce much cash flow outside of dividends (at most 3-5%). Good luck with your endeavors.
There are many people out there using fake names and hire people to claim they make tons of money using some made up system. You can find these “actors” on sites like Fiverr.com for example. On that site and other similar ones you can hire anyone to do some acting for you for $5.
On the Australian versions, McGuire replaces the phrase with “Lock it in?”; likewise, the Indian version’s hosts have used varying “lock” catchphrases. There are also a number of other non-English versions of Millionaire where the host does not ask “[Is that your] final answer?” or a literal translation thereof. Besides the “final answer” question, other catchphrases used on the show include the contestants’ requests to use lifelines, such as “I’d like to phone a friend”; and a line that Tarrant spoke whenever a contestant was struggling with a particular question, “Some questions are only easy if you know the answer.”
I invested $3,000 to get help writing my first book proposal from a highly successful writer. That $3,000 got me maybe 4 or 5 hours of his time. But in those 4 or 5 hours, he taught me what I needed to know to create an amazing book proposal. He provided me resources that dramatically enhanced and sped up my process. earl shoaff how to become a millionaire his help, I was able to get a literary agent and eventually a multi six figure book contract.
It is a sad fact that there are many scams out there. I nearly fell for one just like the Ryan Matthews one myself a couple of months back when I was looking for a way into world of internet marketing.
Meet someone before you go – ideally you want to be friends with a key influencer before you go to the conference. That way you have someone to vouch for you. Find out who is going and start to build that relationship early. When you meet, make a point of meeting that person early in the conference.
At this spread, you should be earning at least 4% per year on your $10 billion of capital, or $400 million. Sure, there’s some risk that the Fed will grow a backbone and raise short rates, but there’s not much risk. (They have an economy to fix and banks to secretly recapitalize). And in any event, if the Fed raises short rates, making your $1 billion will just take a bit longer. (And if they REALLY raise rates, causing you to actually lose money, it will be someone else’s problem.)
If you try to appeal to everyone, your message, marketing, and products will be terrible. You won’t be clear on your why, and neither will anyone else. Thus, you’ll be average like everyone else and your work won’t stand out.
Once you are all set up, Live Ops has an excellent online training program that teaches you how to handle calls from customers. You will be taking calls for many different companies. When you start working, your phone will ring and a script will pop up on your screen. You simply read the script word for word and input customer information as you go along. If customers have questions, there is a section on your screen with FAQ’s and you are also logged into a virtual chat room should you need to ask for support from a supervisor.
With the right attitude and values, you can become a millionaire too. Generally, it doesn’t take a lot of luck or good fortune. It simply requires you to do a few simple things that others may not be willing to do.
Being a millionaire isn’t a ticket to mansions, yachts and caviar, as it once was, but the goal is more reachable than ever. According to Phoenix Marketing International, a firm that tracks the affluent market, about 5.8% of U.S. households now have investable assets of $1 million or more.
Keep searching on Google and Yahoo for free money and sooner or later you will be earning a lot from home. Don’t try to make it all right now. It won’t happen overnight. Remember the saying “Rome was not built in a day.”
Going ‘all out’ really takes some good tech skills in order to utilise your income. Finding a ‘niche’ market is nigh on impossible if you are an absolute beginner. But let’s not take a negative stance on this.