Crock of what… I’ll leave it to your imagination doll.
So… have you ever had a client or potential buyer say ” I can’t afford your (services/ebook/product)”
Of course you have, everyone has if you are in business. Even better is the classic trying-to-negotiate you down, like “well why not do it for half off” or “how about I pay you X now and X later”. Take it from me start ups and new entrepreneurs DON’T DO IT. If you start allowing people to bump down the price of what you are offering you’ll enter a losing game. The only people that excel at ‘price cutting’ and still make a profit are giants like Walmart.
(that little gem is brought to you by peopleofwalmart.com one of my favs 🙂
So what is the average entrepreneur to do when their key market starts saying “I can’t afford it”…
either you are being ridiculously pricey (which is rarely the case) or you need to say “see ya later” and find a new (wealthier) market.
Okay, so I was just sitting here, in Starbucks, listening to Yaro Starak’s free blog blueprint (it’s very good by the by, get it here & its free) and it hit me… I want a Cadillac Escalade. So I looked it up… for a 2007-2008 used one its around $44,000. Hmmm… Lets say I put a few grand down to get it to $40k and divide it over 60 months without interest payments or any other add ons. Now its $666.67 a month (Aah!). So maybe that in and of itself tells me its a bad idea,but I want regardless and yes I’ll try to find a hybrid.
I chose six years because I’d be 30 (aggh!) then and that seems like as good a time as any to become a millionaire! So here is how to do it and trust me, if you follow this, as I will be doing for the next six years you will make a million bucks if not more!
Many of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world have gone from rags to riches in only a few years period, sometimes less. Look at Richard Branson, Donald Trump and Josh Bezoni of the SlimBodyCoach.com instead what all successful entrepreneurs have in comes seem to be: an incredible drive to succeed, a crazy passion for what they are doing and a ridiculous amount of stubborn ‘I’m going make it’ thinking.
Is it possible to build a business based solely and only around your own passions? Yes and yes. Is it likely you’ll do this… No and no. Why? Because you’re lazy. Well… maybe not you, but the typical “you” (an average person) is. Don’t be that guy (or gal) instead say screw you to the man who has you paper pushing all day, tell your bitchy girlfriend or boyfriend to take a hike, delete the numbers of your negative friends and take a serious step towards escaping the 9 to 5. Whats the first step? Read this blog post…. then you’ll be fast and furious on your way to living the life you want and leaving the rat race far behind.
This interview was supposed to be a live video interview but alas my computer didn’t pick up Jason’s voice barely at all so it sounds like he is whispering and I am screaming. Needless to say I doubt you want to listen to that, instead the interview was transcribed for your reading convenience 🙂 This is an interview with a leader in internet business, online entrepreneurship and podcasting. Jason graciously gives us a lot of awesome tips and information in this interview that will be useful to everyone in the online world. Also Jason runs one of the top internet businesses around so take head!
Do you want to make more money but don’t have the time or drive to spend months and months starting a business, building a product and marketing? Do you want maximum return with minimal effort? Freelancing just may be for you then my friend… you lazy ass you. Here I’ve explained exactly how to take any knowledge and passion you have and turn it into profitable freelancing gigs. Grab a coke and a pen and paper because this will be a long one, but it is vastly worth it if you are interested in making more money and starting the foundation for entrepreneurial bliss.
Alright, first up, the title is kinda misleading… I say kind of because it would imply I hate Tim Ferriss’ book The Four Hour Workweek (which I do not). But it is spot on when I say that the idea of a 4 hour work week is B.S. if you think you’re going to achieve it without an INSANE amount of work in the beginning. Let me digress…
This is a easy to understand guide that can take someone with no sales experience & turn them into a sales wizard. (p.s. I got all my knowledge on this process from the amazing book The E-Myth.. I boiled down & added to his views on how to become an amazing sales person, check it out for more great entrepreneurial tips)
1. The Consultation Presentation
2. The Urgent Need Analysis Presentation
3. Solution Presentation
Graciously Craig of craigslist.org agreed to do an interview with me for Escapingthe9to5.com’s cewebrity interviews. Considering he is an online mogul who mainly stays behind the scenes I am incredibly excited about presenting this to all of you. Craig gives great insights, tips and advice for anyone involved in the online realm!