WHY I WROTE THIS GUIDE
Never before has it been easier, safer, and cheaper to start your own business! We live in an exciting time where anyone with a clear vision and some focused hustle can say good-bye to the job world forever.
I created this quick guide to show you how to start and scale your own lifestyle business. This is a business that you create to pay for your desired lifestyle. Plain and simple.
WHO THIS GUIDE IS FOR
I wrote this guide for anyone who’s tired of not having control over their income and their time. This includes:
- Students at university and recent graduates (hint: you don’t have to work for the man!)
- 20-, 30-, 40-, and 50-somethings who want to escape the corporate world and have more time for the important things in life
- Baby boomers who want to retire and have a flexible new income source
I want to give you the tools to create your own lifestyle business to free yourself up financially and have as much free time as you want.
It’s not fluff. I live it. Thousands of other live it. Use this guide as your starting point.
THE CORE COMPONENTS TO YOUR LIFESTYLE BUSINESS
Imagine getting laid off from your job. Then imagine walking through the front door of your house having to face your spouse.
Then imagine your spouse telling you NOT to get another job – that you need to make your dream life happen. Crazy, right?
What if you didn’t have to clock in on a Monday morning? What would you do? Where would you go? How would you make it all happen?
Well that’s exactly what this whole thing is about!
Let’s get started!
HOW TO BRAINSTORM YOUR BUSINESS EFFECTIVELY FOR 100% SUCCESS RATE
Recently I was talking to a friend of mine who’s looking at starting a lifestyle business. We were at lunch and I was asking him about his background.
Obviously, I was looking for some skills or experience that he had that would line up with a particular business. The more he talked, the more I realized this guy has an entire treasure chest of really practical business experience!
For him, it will simply be a matter of deciding what he wants to do most. I have no doubt he’ll be successful in whatever specific business he chooses to do.
Now let’s talk about you!
5 MENTAL HACKS THAT WILL MAKE YOUR BUSINESS A SUCCESS BEFORE YOU EVEN BEGIN
Nolan Bushnell, Founder of Atari & Chuck E. Cheese said this:
“Everyone who’s ever taken a shower has an idea. It’s the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it who makes a difference.”
Taking action is a big part of building a lifestyle business.
We’ll explore this and other key mental hacks that will help you grow your business in this lesson.
CREATE YOUR BUSINESS PLAN… IN 10 MINUTES
At this point, you need a business plan but it’s not some 100 page thing you’re showing investors or a bank.
A big part of a lifestyle business is that it’s something you can get started for cheap. Also, it’s something you can get started quickly.
There’s no need to write up a huge business plan that you stick in a binder that nobody will ever read.
That said, there are a few things you do need to have. We’ll explore that in this lesson.
HOW TO GET YOUR FIRST SALE
Around 9 years ago, I wanted to start a business. I did everything I thought I was supposed to do. I worked with a designer to create business cards. Three weeks later and $165 spent, I got my first order of 1000 business cards.
I was so proud.
Then I proceeded to buy pens with my business name on them. I even bought a $300 fax machine! Really! Long story short, I didn’t make a dime with the business and wasted a ton of time and money in the process.
You know why I didn’t make any money? I never made a single sale!
In this lesson, I’ll break down how you can avoid “pulling a Sean” and drive sales right from the very beginning.
HOW TO SET UP YOUR BUSINESS – FAST!
In this lesson, you’re going to learn the nuts and bolts of getting your business set up online. Yes, this includes creating a website, getting a domain name, hosting, social media, and more.
You’ll also learn how to get everything set up in the real world.
While this may not be the most glamorous part of the business, it’s super necessary. I break it down for you step-by-step to knock it out quickly.
HOW TO SCALE UP WHILE REDUCING YOUR WORKLOAD
A few years ago, I got sick. Like really sick. I was out for an entire week.
Luckily, I had a great team in place and I set up a great system. Because I took the time to set up a work process, the work went on even though I myself wasn’t able to do anything. None of my clients even knew I’d been sick or that I wasn’t in “the office”.
That’s the power of having a system and a team in your business.
In this lesson, you’ll learn how to set it all up yourself so you can make more while working less.