Being an Entrepreneur is by far one of the most rewarding things in my life. It has garnered me financial freedom at a young age, allowed me to travel the country, and meet some of the most incredible people ever. At the same time it has also been one of the most challenging things in my life. It takes a certain type of person to be an Entrepreneur. Just like a doctor, lawyer, accountant, or other field of work it’s not for everyone. To become an Entrepreneur you have to be willing to accept multiple sacrifices and be willing to bust out of your shell not to mention the risks involved.
If you go to school to become a doctor you have a pretty good idea about your “career path.” You have general idea of what your income is going to be especially after paying offer your initial start-ups loans or education costs. The cost? Years of intense schooling with a large financial commitment. The reward? Career stability and financial freedom (for most). You’re not going to be going from job-to-job its likely if you go to school to become a physician; you’re going to practice medicine (not in all cases but most). Same with becoming a lawyer, accountant, etc. You have a general idea of what you’re going to be doing for at least the majority of your career.
It’s not that certain becoming an Entrepreneur… First, you have to make the decision exactly what you’re going to do. Many Entrepreneurs have one helluva a time focusing, some people call it ADHD, while others just spin around so many ideas they never get one thing going full steam ahead. For whatever reason you have to pick one thing and be the freaking best at it. You can’t be an Internet Entrepreneur, a Real Estate Entrepreneur, a Restaurant Entrepreneur at the same time. Sure, once you find success in one field, you can later expand, but not until you have something running very smoothly and have a team of dedicated people in-line to help you manage your business. Still though, you’re going to have to play a role in the business you create, or it will eventually suffer. No one knows your business like yourself.
Now with that said the common myth out there is that becoming an Internet Entrepreneur is super easy. It’s likely this is because the barriers to entry are rather low. You don’t have to go out, build a building, stock it full of inventory, and hire employees to start making money. A one-man show can make money from their home computer without ever having to physically touch a piece of inventory. This however doesn’t come without taking some risks.
Since there are only 24 hours in a day most people are extremely limited to the amount of time they can 1) devote to learning and 2) implement the material they’ve learned. This is the reason behind starting the IMGrind Community. Both Ruck and I had to devote countless hours to learning without a resource. Back in the late 90′s when I was learning HTML it was through trial-and-error. The same for learning how to program perl or setup a web server. It was especially out of the question to find a resource to help how to build out a marketing campaign that can be optimized towards profitability. Ruck had to juggle three jobs all while learning how in the middle of the night and then later implementing his ideas before he began his grueling work day. The goal of the IMGrind Community is to be a “road map” that will save you countless hours of having to go out and find all the information yourself and test every single traffic source to find something that works for your business.
Many people will email in before joining the Community and ask general questions such as “do you teach how to do Facebook”, “do you teach traffic source XYZ”, “how much time until I make money”, “how much money do I have to spend before I make money”, etc. To be blunt no one knows how much money you’re going to spend on your business before you start making money. It depends on so many factors it’s hard for me to explain. Some of you may have 10 hours a day to devote to your new business. Others may only have 2. Some people may have some money they want to invest which allows them to outsource certain tasks while others may not. See where I’m going here?
Traffic is a must for any Internet business to exist. This is how you generate your customers, your leads, your prospects, the people you will make money from. Understanding how to drive traffic via one source like Facebook is one small piece of the entire pie. If you setup your business correctly you’re able to drive traffic using multiple sources. Think of an attorney. Many advertise on the radio, on television, on billboards, and in newspapers. They’re using multiple mediums to drive people towards their practice where they will make money.
Some people believe if they can just get one affiliate marketing campaign profitable with one source they can later use those profits and re-invest them into their business and be successful. It doesn’t work like this. Ruck and I have both seen countless guys master one or two traffic sources and one or two promotion methods. When things try up due to new regulations or restrictions they find themselves scrambling to find the “next big thing.” This is not a business. This is a hobby. Since it’s not reliable on a consistent basis it is not sustainable for long-term profits.
But what if you’re just looking for a supplemental part time income? The same principles apply. I do not care who you are but if you’re working a 9-5 job for someone else and you start making “side money” doing something you’re going to want more. You’re going to want to scale it up for long term success and become your own boss. It’s only human nature. Rather than looking for the quick buck and scrambling to find it month-after-month why not setup your business the right way from the very beginning? If you’re initially looking for a part time income then start small. Build out one or two websites and focus on driving traffic via a couple of different sources.
We’re here because we want to help others be successful online. It’s that simple. We have a passion for helping other people because we know what we went through to get to where we are today. While there is no short cut for work ethic or passion there is a way to expedite your learning process to you don’t waste what little time you have learning what works with what and how to setup A and B before you can start making money.
For the rest of December we’re offering a very special rate where new members can try the IMGrind Community for only $47 for the first month. While this is strongly under-priced given the information we have available we want to show the world just how serious we are at helping others become successful. If you’re not currently a member come see what all the fuss is about. Come learn the things that have taken Ruck and I over a decade to master and get your business started off on the right foot!