According to a 2017 Gallup poll, two-thirds of Americans are disengaged, meaning they feel no real connection to their jobs or worse, causing them to do the bare minimum in their roles and responsibilities.
Heck, I know back in 2014, I was a member of that group.
I was working for a website that did reputation management. The office was just outside downtown Boston.
Of course, when I started, things were great!
I was 24 years old, I was a few years removed from college, I had just moved halfway across the country to a new city. I was making just under $500 a week after taxes (and I thought that was good money for living in a major American metropolitan area). …
So you want to build a passive income online business but don't know where to start?
Well, luckily for you — you’ve landed in the right place.
What you're going to read in this article is my proven method for building a passive income online business. Now, I've been at this for about 4 years and I have gone from absolutely obscure and unknown online writer to over 3 million views, 5-figure a month income, working for myself, and doing the work that helps fulfill me that my office job and restaurant gigs couldn't.
Research by Statista notes that the total global eLearning market size will be valued at over $370 billion US dollars. That's a quantum rise from where it was currently valued in 2019 at $101 billion.
Plain and simple — the opportunity for entry and growth as an entrepreneur in the eLearning space is akin to making car tires in 1910 (two years after the Model T was streamlined to production).
OK, perhaps I'm being a bit hyperbolic.
Nonetheless, there is a prime opportunity for an individual to take their gifts, talents, skills, knowledge, and know-how; and repackage that into shippable products for an audience looking to learn the same. …
The top digital marketers know that the money is in the email list. Of course, research backs up this claim. According to a 2018 survey conducted by SaleCycle, 59% of the respondents said marketing emails influenced their purchase.
What’s more? The email service provider, Mailchimp noted that emails related to hobbies had the highest open rate with an average of 27.35%.
And that's why we're doing this right? As creators, we know there are people like us, doing things like this. We know that there is a group out there that share a common interest (many times the same interest, we the creator share) and we believe we can bring the group and the interest together that will help make a positive impact. …
According to a recent Gallup poll, most people in the global labor force hate their job and especially hate their bosses. A staggering 94% of Japanese workers in the poll noted a lack of engagement at work and 70% of Americans noted a similar disengagement with their work.
Employees everywhere don’t necessarily hate the company or organization they work for as much as they do their boss. Employees — especially the stars — join a company and then quit their manager. …
"Wake up at 5am with a suit and tie already on and the coffee already brewing!"
"This will bring you paramount success!"
Of course it never really pans out that way though — does it?
Don't get me wrong, I'm an advocate for routine. I think that the things we do in the micro will help compound into the macro.
If you can commit to doing the work now— no matter how monotonous — it will compound into a future progression that just may surprise you.
But does it always have to be as extreme, nuanced and profound as we're constantly told? …
Don't you hate those nights when you look back at the day and realize that you were busy doing things but really you don't get anything done?
I know I feel deflated when that happens.
This is especially true if you're an entrepreneur or a side hustler looking to build a business — the only one responsible for getting things built is you!
It's noted by the National Institute of Health that conscientiousness — one of the Big 5 Personality traits — can be a general precursor to one's ability to accomplish goals. Conscientiousness is a person’s ability to regulate impulse control in order to engage in goal-directed behaviors. …
Growing up, I was always advised as to a "right way" of doing things:
"Jon — you need to get good grades so you can go to a good University and get a good job."
"Jon — you really should have have girlfriend by now, don't you want to make a family?"
"Jon — you know being a server isn't a 'real' job"
"Jon — you know you shouldn't move halfway across the country to live on your friend's couch."
Most of my twenties were filled with a lot of people "should-ing" on me. You know — they used their own experience to illustrate a picture to me of how to live the good life. …
I got "internet famous" by writing about the things that interested me.
It was early 2017 and my life took a drastic turn that required me to take a different approach to how I wanted to make a living. Out of confusion and desperation, I made the choice to write about the things that interested me.
Since perhaps college, I had always been interested in:
So when the restaurant that I was working at spontaneously burned to the ground leaving me unemployed and confused — I decided to put my knowledge to these topics to work and write about them. …
It was early 2013.
I had recently told my parents that I wanted to move halfway across the country to live with a friend of mine in Boston. I grew up in the Chicago suburbs.
It took me two months to finally muster up the courage to tell my parents that this is what I wanted in life.
You see, I was living through a story I was telling myself that if I didn't stay and work for my dad (we wanted me to run his business someday) that I would be a failure as a son. …