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11 Easy Ways to Make $1000 FAST (legally…)

11 Easy Ways to Make $1000 FAST (legally…)

“I need money NOW and need to know how to make 1000 dollars FAST!”

If that’s you, my guess is you have no idea where to start.

And that’s totally fine.

The problem is when you search online for how to make money fast, you see all this crap about filling out surveys or downloading some magical apps that will make you easy cash and somehow give you free money.

If you know what I’m talking about, you know how frustrating that can be (better stay away from Reddit!).

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But fear not! That’s not what I’m here to talk about today. I’m here to talk about REAL, legitimate ways you can make money quickly (and legally…).

And the best part is most of these can be done by just about anyone.

You can use these as a kid, as a 13 year old, as a teen, as a college student, as someone without a job, as someone with a job, or as a retired person.

So without further ado, let’s get to it!

By the way… as much as I love ALL the following ideas to make money, #7 and #8 are my personal favorites, for reasons I’ll explain in this post.

1. Take Out A Loan

While you have to be of a certain age for this one, it is the most obvious (and most powerful) one. If you want to know the absolute fastest way to make $1000, this is it. This is the best and possibly ONLY legit idea on how to make 1000 dollars in a day.

I know this one sounds obvious, but a lot of people forget it… If you find yourself in a temporary situation, a loan can be a great way to get you through a tough time.

Also, done right, it can be a great way to set you up for the future, especially if you combine it with one of the other ways in this post.

However… PLEASE NOTE that taking out a personal loan can have significant financial consequences for you and your family. Therefore, you should ONLY do it after consulting with your family and a qualified advisor. For more information on how and when you should take out a personal loan, you can click here and here.

2. Sell Stuff You Don’t Need (Or Want)

Listing unwanted items on sites like Amazon, Craigslist, and eBay can be a GREAT way to make some quick cash.

Everyone has things they don’t need or use that are taking up space in their homes and could be turned into a mini-goldmine if they chose to get rid of it.

That probably includes YOU.

Here are some quick pricing tips:

  1. Look at the price(s) everyone else is selling the same or similar items for. Once you have a range, aim for the lower third of that range (after all, the goal is to make the cash quick). For example: if you’re selling a book, and you notice that the range for this book on Amazon is $20-$35, you want to price your copy of the book around $20-25.
  2. When pricing your item, take into account that some of these platforms will take a percentage of what you make.
  3. Also, include any shipping costs into the price so you don’t have to pay for those out of your own pocket.

I made almost $500 in a month with this method selling old books. The way I did it was by going on Amazon and pricing my books cheaper than almost everyone else.

The books sold pretty fast and I was able to make quick money easily.

If you have enough stuff, or if you have enough high-value stuff, you could potentially make $1000 in a single month with this method.

3. Get A Side Job As A Bartender Or Server

This one’s tricky.

Because some bartenders make A LOT of money.

And some bartenders make mediocre money.

It depends on: (1) the location, and (2) the bar or restaurant itself.

Depending on how much you work, and where you work, you can make $1000 in a month or you can make $1000 in a week.

Overall, according to Investopedia, waiters report an average salary range of $8.27 to $19.33 per hour and bartenders make $8.32 to $19.34 per hour on average.

This does NOT include tips, however. According to The Atlantic, the median tip across all states for waiters and bartenders is about $10/hour.

So, with a conservative salary estimate of $10/hour, and a median tip income of $10/hour, you would need to work about 15 hours a week to make $1000 a month:

(15 hours) * (4 weeks) * ($10 + $10) = $1,200

That’s not a bad side hustle for a conservative amount of work.

4. Drive Uber or Lyft

One of the most popular and quick ways to make money in today’s economy is through ridesharing apps like Uber or Lyft.

Why?

Because it’s flexible.

And it pays well.

You get to set your own schedule and you get paid quickly.

Although there’s conflicting evidence, most studies show that Uber and Lyft drivers can earn up to $11.77 / hour AFTER paying all expenses (i.e. gas) AND AFTER the ridesharing app takes its percentage.

You can actually make way more depending on how often you drive during high-income hours (high-income hours are simply those hours where there’s a lot of demand for Uber drivers, so Uber rides cost more during those times). This is especially true if you live in high-traffic, high-dollar areas like New York City.

If you drive 5 hours a day, 5 days a week, you can make over $1,000 in a month:

(5 hours) x (5 days) x (4 weeks) x ($11.77) = $1,177.00

Now, you may not be able to do this if you’re already working a full-time job.

BUT if you’re in high school or college or otherwise have the time, you can make an extra $1000 a month as a teen, an adult, or someone of older age by using these ridesharing apps.

5. Become A Delivery Driver

This one’s similar to #4 above, but it involves food and/or packages.

It has the same perks, including flexible hours and getting paid quickly.

Some options include:

  • DoorDash (food)
  • GrubHub (food)
  • PostMates (food)
  • UberEats (food)
  • Amazon Flex (packages)

Amazon claims that Flex drivers can make anywhere from $18-$25/hour. 

As far as the food delivery service goes, this income is hard to know because it involves tips…

Still, the average rate for a PostMates driver, before tips (and expenses), is almost $20/hour.

That means that if you drive 20 hours a week, you would make, on average, over $1000 a month:

(15 hours) * (4 weeks) * ($20) = $1,200

Now THAT’S a side hustle if I’ve ever seen one.

And a pretty tasty idea on how to make 1000 dollars fast.

Again, like #4 above, these rates vary depending on your location.

But you could use this method to make an extra $1000 a month even if you have a full time job!

And like #4 above, you can also make an extra $1000 a month as a teen, a college student, or someone of old age in your spare time.

Most people use these apps to spend money.

Why not use them to MAKE money…?

6. Become A Dog Walker

This one’s awesome for 6 reasons:

  1. You make easy money
  2. Fun-loving / cuddly fur animals!
  3. You get cash fast
  4. Fun-loving / cuddly fur animals!!
  5. You make $1000 in a month
  6. Fun-loving / cuddly fur animals!!!

Sounds too good to be true, but it’s not.

You can sign up on websites like Rover and Wag and start walking dogs today.

Walkers that treat Rover like part-time jobs, walking two or three dogs for two weeks out of the month, make $1000 a month.

Meanwhile, those that treat Rover like full time jobs, walking two to three dogs for all four weeks of the month, make an average of $3,300 a month!

Out of all the ways to make money fast on this list, this might be the best one depending on how you look at it.

I can’t think of a more heart-warming idea on how to make 1000 dollars fast.

It’s unique, it’s fun, it’s rejuvenating, and it puts money in your pocket.

What more can you ask for?

7. Cut Your Spending

If you want to make some quick cash, you have to realize there’s two sides to this equation:

  1. Income
  2. Expenses

Subtract #2 from #1, and you get the total money in your pocket.

Here’s the two biggest ways, in my opinion, that almost anyone can cut their spending:

1. Make Your Own Damn Coffee: Why do people insist on getting their coffee form Starbucks? A coffee at Starbucks can run you up to $5.00.

Meanwhile, the cost to make coffee at home only runs you up to about $0.18.

This means that if you made a TOTAL switch, you would save about $150:

($5.00 – $0.19) * 30 = $144.30

And that’s ONLY if you buy/drink the coffee once a day. People who buy two or more drinks can save about $300 a month:

($10.00 – $0.38) * 30 = $288.60

2. Make Your Own Damn Food: Listen, I have a confession to make… I LOVE Chipotle. I used to eat it every day.

But I don’t anymore.

Why?

Because the average meal there costs about $8.00. This means if I gave up having Chipotle for lunch every day, I would be saving (“making”) almost $250 a month:

$8.00 * 30 = $240.00

But… what if I ALSO gave up eating Chic-Fil-A for dinner every night…? That’s an extra $250 a month:

$16.00 * 30 = $480.00

That’s a total of almost $500 compared to the $200 I now spend on groceries to replace those meals.

By eliminating “eating out” almost completely, I save about $300 a month.

With those two tips alone, you could have an extra $600 month or more in your pocket.

If you find other areas where you can cut costs, you can get an extra $1000+ a month in your pocket.

Who cares if you’re “saving” it or “making” it?

It’s ending up in your pocket either way.

It’s amazing what can happen when you sit down, look at your expenses, and approach your financial life from an intelligent perspective.

That’s why it’s my second favorite idea on how to make 1000 dollars fast (#8 is my favorite 🙂 )

Getting your spending right can not only save you an extra 500 dollars or an extra 1000 dollars a month, but it will also be one of the most important things you learn to do for your long-term financial health.

But that’s another topic for another day…

On we go.

8. Sell An Online Product

This one and #9 are legitimate work from home jobs with no startup fee (or very little startup fees).

These are easy part-time jobs (if you consider them “jobs” at all) that can help you make money on the internet.

But I think #8 is a much better idea on how to make 1000 dollars fast.

Why?

Because it’s more scalable.

And it’s more sustainable in the long-term.

Think about it: if you sell an online product, the customer doesn’t depend on you to enjoy his product once it’s been delivered. But if you sell an online service, the customer depends on you to provide the service every time he wants it.

If you want to scale a service-based business, you need to hire people.

If you want to scale a product-based business, you don’t.

THAT’S why I prefer product-based online businesses.

In fact, this thinking is what’s led to the increase of “lifestyle businesses” all around the world, which are location-independent businesses that can make up to 7-figures a year with very little overhead and no employees other than a virtual assistant.

This is the DREAM a lot of people are selling online nowadays.

THIS is how you make 1000 dollars fast in a way that sets you up for the future, so you never have to make 1000 dollars “fast” ever again.

And although it takes more work than some people claim…

It’s a dream that’s well within your reach.

I would give you more information on how you can build your own lifestyle business, but I can’t possibly fit it all into ~300 words.

And this blog post is already long enough…

So if you want to learn more about how you can start building your own lifestyle business, just enter your email below to download a copy of my fan-favorite handbook, the Online Business Blueprint:

Like I said, I can’t condense all the information in that book into 1/11 of a blog post.

But because I don’t want to leave you with nothing, here’s a pic from the handbook that summarizes pretty well what the Online Business Blueprint is all about:

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I don’t think I can condense it any more than that. And I can’t talk any more about it without going on and on about it.

So if you want to know more just download the e-book! (It’s 100% free)

Like I said, there’s people making $1000 a day (or MORE) with this method.

If you’ve ever wondered how to make a lot of money online, and how some of those “gurus” out there are doing it, most of them are using the Online Business Blueprint.

And while it may take a little bit of work on the front end, the results are well worth it in the back end.

Now…

Onward and forward to #9.

9. Sell An Online Service

This one is similar to #8, but instead of providing a product, you’re providing a service.

The Online Business Blueprint works just as well for this one too.

By the way, when I say “online service” I don’t mean the service itself has to be related to the Internet.

I just mean the SALE of the service should be done through the Internet.

This is where high-income skills come into play.

High-income skills allow you to charge a premium price for a premium service

Do you know how to do something better than most? Social media? Paid advertising? Content Creation? Copywriting? Videography?

Sell THAT.

Now, you may be asking:

“But what if I have no skills?”

I have two answers to that question:

  1. Acquire high-income skills, because you’re going to need them (you won’t go very far without them).
  2. For now, check out my post on The Top 5 High Income Skills to Make 6 Figures.

Freelancing is a gig where businesses ask for services they need and YOU, the badass in demand, provide it to them for a stated fee.

It can be an easy way to make money online, but I encourage you to move from a freelancing model to an Online Business Blueprint model as fast as you can.

The Online Business Blueprint model is more scalable, more predictable, and more sustainable.

10. Become A Virtual Assistant

You know those people I told you about in #8?

When they’re growing their business, they usually have to hire virtual assistants.

It’s a great place to learn up close and personal how lifestyle businesses work, AND you can get paid pretty well for it.

There are multiple virtual assistant jobs that can earn you anywhere from $15 to $60 an hour (depending on your skill level).

You can search for these jobs on Google, job boards, or simply asking your existing network if they’re in need of some virtual assistance.

You can start at about $15/hour, and then move up the pay scale once you start acquiring skills.

With a super conservative estimate of $15/hour, you can start making $1000 TODAY working just 20 hours a week:

(20 hours) * (4 weeks) * ($15) = $1,200

And these hours are all worked from home!

That’s a pretty good way earn extra money from home.

Especially if you’re in the higher pay range of $50+… Once you become a highly-paid virtual assistant, you can easily make $1000 in a week.

You can even start making a full six figure salary from home.

But like I’ve said before, that requires SKILLS.

Which you can start acquiring by becoming a virtual assistant to someone who’s already successful and can show you the ropes / teach you the skills.

It’s a GREAT gig for someone who’s looking to make some extra side money online while learning skills that can help him make even more money in just a couple of months.

All in all, it’s a very smart way to make 1000 dollars fast.

11. Find A Temporary Job

Yes, I know I said no job required, but this one is just too simple and obvious not to put in…

You can go on job sites like Indeed, Monster, or ZipRecruiter to find a temporary job.

Or you can use a temp agency.

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If you get the joke, you get the joke.

If you don’t, I recommend you watch The Office. 🙂

It’s a fantastic show.

Just don’t let your sitcom-watching get in the way of you making extra money with your side hustle!

CONCLUSION

So there you have it!

My 11 favorite ideas on how to make 1000 dollars fast.

There are plenty of ways to do it.

It just depends on what you mean by fast.

If you mean a month, then every way on this list will work just fine to get some extra cash.

If you mean today, then your only real option is #1.

Or a surprise inheritance.

But then again, inheritances take time and paperwork so, if you wanna make money now, as in TODAY, your only option is really still the loan.

Like I said before, I think the way to make quick money online, in the comfort of your own home, is to sell a product using the Online Business Blueprint model.

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7. The #1 Thing Holding You Back

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How is Hollywood and the media holding you back, keeping you from being happy, and preventing you from becoming the greatest version of yourself? Listen to find out.

Check out this episode!

6. How To Figure Out What To Sell

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Not knowing WHAT to sell is possibly the #1 roadblock new entrepreneurs face. In this episode, we’re going to talk about the #1 opportunity that takes advantage of both the Internet Revolution and the Information Age.

Check out this episode!

5. The REAL Reason People Buy Things

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There’s a two-step process that goes into almost every buying decision, and there’s a simple way to use it to your advantage.

Check out this episode!

4. Kaizen and the Compound Effect

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This one piece of Japanese philosophy is largely responsible for the success of the greatest performers in the world. That philosophy is called Kaizen.

Check out this episode!

3. The Life-Changing Power Of Morning Routines

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Morning routines have changed the lives of many successful people over the years, and they have helped propel some of the greatest successes in history. In this episode, we’ll go over why they are so important and what a powerful morning routine looks like.

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How To Make Money With Uber (Earn $1,000+ Per Week)

How To Make Money With Uber (Earn $1,000+ Per Week)

So you’re looking for some side income (or maybe some full-time income), and you’ve heard that you can make some decent cash driving for Uber.

Truth is, you can get paid to drive for Uber and make some decent money doing it.

I actually referred to this in one of my previous posts: 11 Easy Ways To Make $1000 FAST (legally…)

There’s 3 easy steps to get started making money with Uber.

STEP #1: MEET THE UBER DRIVER REQUIREMENTS

  1. You must be at least 21 years old
  2. Licensed to drive in the US for at least one year, or three years if you’re under age 23
  3. Have access to a 4-door vehicle that is 10 years old or newer (in most cities)
  4. In-state auto insurance with your name on the policy
  5. In-state driver’s license
  6. In-state license plates with current registration (commercial plates are acceptable as well)
  7. You must have a social security number
  8. Pass a background check and a driving record check

Source: https://www.ridesharingdriver.com/uber-driver-requirements-qualify/

STEP #2: PASS THE UBER VEHICLE INSPECTION

  1. Vehicle must be 10 years old or newer (varies city to city)
  2. Must be a four-door car, truck, or minivan. Manual (standard) transmission is OK
  3. Vehicle must have seating and seatbelts for 4 passengers, not including the driver. Must pass a mechanical vehicle inspection
  4. Driver’s full name must be on the insurance for the vehicle
  5. Driver’s name does NOT have to be on vehicle registration
  6. Driver must pass a background check and driving record check

Source: https://www.ridesharingdriver.com/uber-vehicle-requirements-can-you-drive-for-uber-with-your-car/

STEP #3: START DRIVING! (7 TIPS ON HOW TO MAKE MORE MONEY WITH UBER THAN YOUR COMPETITION)

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So you met the Uber driver requirement and passed the Uber vehicle inspection.

Great! Now it’s time to make some money!

Here are some of the best tips and tactics you can use to make more money than 98% of other Uber drivers.

1. UNDERSTAND YOUR LOCAL MARKET

Understanding your local market is key.

In fact, it is probably the single-most important factor in making good money with Uber.

This is because you need to know when and where to drive for the highest and most consistent fares.

Now, this might take some time.

If you find that you don’t understand your local Uber market very well at the beginning, don’t fret.

It takes most people some time until they finally start getting the hang of how Uber operates in their local city.

At that point, you can start taking advantage of that knowledge.

For example, if you live in a college town, you would probably want to drive late at night when the bars close down. You would also want to keep in mind any sports games the college is playing in and make sure you’re driving during those times.

In the end, this is the largest factor that separates the top-earners on Uber from the rest.

Most people don’t take the time to study the market. As a result, those who do benefit greatly.

2. DON’T DRIVE AROUND AIMLESSLY

Some people think that if they drive around, they’re more likely to pick up riders.

Truth is, that is not necessarily the case.

Driving around does little to nothing in terms of getting more riders.

And if it does anything at all, it’s overweighed by how much wear and tear you are causing you car, as well as how much gas you’re spending driving around aimlessly.

Instead, pull over. Find a good spot. And do something productive like listen to the Side Hustle Funds podcast. 🙂

It’s a hell of a lot better than wasting gas and driving around in traffic.

3. BRING FOOD AND WATER

This is one that seems like it couldn’t possibly make you MONEY.

But let me explain…

If you’re driving every day, and you pull over just once to buy some fast food, you take on the following two expenses:

First, you’re spending about $10 on whatever food you purchased. Subtract about $3 dollars that it might cost you to make your own food, and you’re taking on an additional $7 per day, purely out of laziness.

Second, you’re foregoing any rides you could have taken in the time it took you to drive over to that Wendy’s (or wherever you go), get your food, and take your “fast food break.” Let’s say all that takes you a total of about one hour (because Wendy’s puts you in a lazy mood). That means that, on average, you’re missing out on about $10 in Uber money, when you could’ve simply eaten your home-cooked meal during a small window of time when no riders were available.

So, if you’re driving every day, not bringing your own food is COSTING you a total of $17 per day ($7 + $10). Take that number and multiply it by 30, and you’re costing yourself a total of $510 PER MONTH, which adds up to $6,120 PER YEAR.

You could go on a very nice vacation with an extra $6,120…

And the only reason you’re not going on that vacation is because you decided to be lazy and drive all the way over to a Wendy’s and spend $10 on a burger that isn’t good for you anyways.

On the flip side… if you bring your own food and water, you won’t incur those additional expenses.

Which means you’re “making” an extra 6 grand a year.

Also, remember that the above-mentioned $10 that Uber drivers make per hour is the average.

If you’re following the tips laid out here, you should be able to easily beat that average and smoke your competition.

4. DON’T FOLLOW THE SURGE

Most people would intuitively follow the surge.

The surge is when there are so many people requesting Uber rides (and not enough Uber drivers to meet that need), that it drives up the price of the rides (creating a “surge”).

However, when a surge occurs in an area, every Uber driver is alerted via text message that a surge has occurred. This makes every Uber driver go outside, hoping to make extra money, and bringing down the surge.

Many people such as Guendelsberger from Penny Hoarder and Abby from Dough Roller have found that racing to a surge area never panned out for them.

So although it seems counterintuitive, you want to rely on your KNOWLEDGE OF THE LOCAL MARKET, instead of chasing surges in hopes of “beating the system.”

5. USE THE “BACK TO BACK RIDES” FEATURE

Uber introduced the Back to Back Rides feature in 2015.

This feature lets you reduce the wait time between rides by accepting “nearby rides” while you’re finishing a previous ride.

By cutting the in-between time for your rides, you’ll be able to stay busier and collect more money in a shorter period of time.

Which means MUCH more money in your pocket at the end of every day.

6. USE THE UBER PASSENGER APP

The Uber Passenger App allows Uber drivers to see where other Uber drivers are.

Thanks to this app, you can find gaps in your local area that aren’t currently being serviced by Uber drivers.

One of the key tactics to being a successful entrepreneur is finding gaps in the market.

Uber is no different, and the Uber Passenger app can help you do that.

7. ALTERNATE WITH OTHER RIDESHARING APPS LIKE LYFT

Not finding any luck on Uber?

Try switching to another ridesharing app like Lyft.

This will help you diversify your source of riders, and creates more stability and higher end-profits.

This way, instead of having one source of revenue for your “driving” business, you’ll have two or more.

You see, you want to treat your driving like a business.

And the more diversified a business is (e.g. the more streams of revenue it has), the more profitable that business will be.

Which means more money in your pockets. 🙂

52 Inspiring Monday Motivation Quotes (#17 is too real)

52 Inspiring Monday Motivation Quotes (#17 is too real)

Ugh… It’s MONDAY again. And you’re currently telling yourself, “Damn, I have no motivation to do anything right now…”

I get it.

Honestly, we all get it.

Monday motivation can sometimes feel non-existent.

But sometimes all we need is a quick jumpstart.

And once we get that, we get going.

And once we get going…

BOOM! We’re gone…

And we have the long-coveted “monday motivation” for the rest of the day (and hopefully the rest of the week!).

So to help you get that quick jumpstart on your Monday motivation, here’s our 52 favorite quotes that always remind us why it’s so important to take action and get after it.

Also, the fact that there’s exactly 52 quotes is not accident.

There’s one for every week of the year 😉

So you can come back whenever you feel the Monday blues again.

MONDAY MOTIVATION

1. “It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you may as well have not lived at all”

– J.K. Rowling

2. “Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.”

– Walt Whitman

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3. “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects.”

– Albert Einstein

4. “Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain.”

– Vivian Greene

5. “One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.”

– Gerard Way

6. “Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.”

– Albert Einstein

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7. “When you want to succeed as bad as your want to breathe, then you’ll be successful”

– Eric Thomas

8. “Leaders concentrate on one thing – the most important thing, and they stay at it until it’s complete.”

– Brian Tracy

9. “Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.”

– Harvey Fiertsein

10. “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.”

– Henry Ford

11. “The difference in winning and losing is most often not quitting”

– Walt Disney

12. “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”

– Oscar Wilde

13. “A man who conquers himself is greater than one who conquers a thousand men in battle.”

– Buddha

14. “If you don’t believe you are the best, then you will never achieve all that you are capable of.”

– Cristiano Ronaldo

15. “Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.”

– Bruce Lee

16. “There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there. You must go beyond them.”

– Bruce Lee

17. “We all have self-doubt. You don’t deny it, but you also don’t capitulate to it. You embrace it.”

– Kobe Bryant

18. “I hated every minute of training. But I said don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.”

– Muhammad Ali

monday motivation

19. “Do not pray for an easy life. Pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.”

– Bruce Lee

20. “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.”

– Jim Rohn

21. “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.”

– Zig Ziglar

22. “Go forward in life with a twinkle in your eye and a smile on your face, but with great and strong purpose in your heart.”

– Gordon B. Hinckley

23. “Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward.”

– Nelson Mandela

24. “I’m continuously trying to make choices that put me against my own comfort zone. As long as you’re uncomfortable, it means you’re growing.”

– Ashton Kutcher

25. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”

– C.S. Lewis

26. “If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.”

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

monday motivation

27. “If you can dream it, you can do it.”

– Walt Disney

28. “The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.”

– Bertrand Russell

29. “If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.”

– Oprah Winfrey

30. “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.”

– George Addair

31. “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.”

– Walt Disney

32. “Life is not what it’s supposed to be. It is what it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference.”

– Virginia Satir

33. “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”

– Wayne Dyer

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34. “Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.”

– William Penn

35. “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”

– Mahatma Gandhi

36. “If you don’t design your own life plan, you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.”

– Jim Rohn

37. “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”

– Mahatma Gandhi

38. “We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.”

– Mother Teresa

39. “Do the best you can until you know better. Then, when you know better, do better.”

– Maya Angelou

40. “Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So get on your way!”

– Dr. Seuss

41. “Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.”

– Victor Kiam

42. “I don’t want to just revolve. I want to evolve. As a man, as a human, as a father, as a lover.”

– Matthew NcConaughey

43. “The goal is not to be better than the other man, but your previous self.”

– Dalailama

44. “Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

– Steve Jobs

45. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”

– George Bernard Shaw

wednesday motivation

46. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”

– Maya Angelou

47. “Don’t let circumstances control you. You change your circumstances.”

– Jackie Chan

48. “Excellence is not an act. It is a habit.”

– Aristotle

49. “Do not judge me by my successes. Judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.”

– Nelson Mandela

50. “Time is a created thing. To say “I don’t have time” is to say “I don’t want to.”

Lao Tzu

The 29-Minute Morning Routine To Dominate Your Day (5 Easy Steps)

The 29-Minute Morning Routine To Dominate Your Day (5 Easy Steps)

“What constitutes a good morning routine?”

Fear not, that’s exactly what we’re gonna talk about here.

Most people overcomplicate morning routines – they either make them too complicated or too long.

Not the one I’m sharing with you.

This daily morning routine takes less than a half hour and only involves five steps.

Most importantly, it takes advantage of all the highest-leverage routines that will lead to exponential growth over time.

So without further ado, let’s get to it: first the infographic, then the juicy details. 🙂

morning routine chart

1. Make Your Bed (2 min)

The best thing you can do first thing in the morning is to make your bed.

Why?

Because small wins build momentum.

It starts your day off with a win, and it helps build momentum right off the bat.

And if your day ends up being terrible, at least you get to come home to a made bed!

So it’s really a win-win whichever way you look at it.

Plus, starting off your day with a daily dose of discipline, while it may seem insignificant, makes a huge change when compounded over time.

It will build your discipline muscle, which will register in your brain that much more because you’re doing it first thing in the morning, every day.

It will also help make you more productive.

There’s a reason the military requires all its soldiers to make their beds first thing in the morning.

You should too. It’ll build momentum, discipline, and productivity all at once.

2. Drink Water (1 min)

During sleep, your body goes about 8 hours without hydration.

You need water first thing in the morning for a bunch of reasons:

One, your mouth is dry, your body’s coming back from hibernation, and nothing will help fuel it more quickly than a full glass of water.

Two, it will make you more alert, as the early morning hydration fuels your brain, helping you get off to a strong start.

Three, it strengthens the immune system and helps the body release toxins, keeping you healthy and radiant.

Four, it helps promote a sustained, healthy blood flow and jump-starts your metabolism.

Five, very few things feel better in the morning than a full glass of fresh water.

So drink up!

3. MOVE (10 min)

You ever feel groggy for the first hour of the day?

That’s because you’ve just woken up from a slumber, and it takes your body a while to adjust.

The solution?

Get a short, but intense, burst of exercise in the morning.

It can be jumping jacks, jumping rope, push-ups, sit-ups, whatever you want!

The important thing is to elevate your heart rate and get your body moving.

Like Robin Sharma pointed out in The 5AM Club, “Neurons that fire together wire together.”

What this means is: your brain will associate waking up with an increased heart rate and higher energy.

Which will help reduce the amount of “groggy time” you feel in the mornings…. hopefully to no more than a couple of minutes!

Another great thing you may want to do as part of your 10-minute movement ritual is stretching.

While you sleep, your body gets used to certain positions, and your muscles tighten up.

Stretching your muscles first thing in the morning helps them reset, and gets your body in a loose, “ready to go” state… instead of a compressed, tightened-up state.

4. Meditate (15 min)

Don’t overcomplicate this one.

Just try it out.

Sit in silence, maybe use an app like “Simply Being” to have something to follow along with, and just be with yourself.

If you twitch, so be it.

If you have trouble sitting still, so be it.

You’ll get better at it.

The most important thing is for you to be with yourself before you take on the hectic day.

Which reminds me: do NOT check your phone for the first 30-60 minutes of your day!

Dedicate some time to YOU, to being with YOU.

It will increase your self-esteem and your self-worth in ways you can’t even imagine.

5. Drink Green Juice (1 min)

This is my secret step…

Greens are the secret to higher energy levels.

And drinking a glass of them every morning compounds to unstoppable energy over time!

The best four are: Kale, Spinach, Arugula, and Watercress. (TIP: add some D-Ribose powder for extra energy!)

Few things have improved my energy levels and overall quality of life than my beloved green juice.

So mix some greens up, take a swig, and watch your mornings get off to a powerful start!

Bonus Tip: wake up at the same time every day

Waking up at the same time every day helps regulate your circadian rhythm and improves quality of sleep, which leads to increased energy and productivity.

Plus, your alarm won’t feel nearly as annoying cus you’ll be used to waking up at the same time anyways.

Your body expects it.

CONCLUSION

Over time, checking off this morning routine checklist will lead to powerful morning habits.

And that’s when you start winning.

You start winning when you allow the compound effect to take over and dramatically change your life.

The morning routines of successful people all have one thing in common: they’re done religiously – day in, day out.

What I just shared with you is the best morning routine I’ve ever found, for two reasons:

Firsts, it’s short. So it’s not a drag on your day.

Second, it’s got all the highest-leverage habits, routines, and rituals that will create exponential results with tiny daily investments.

Got any morning routine ideas or other daily routine examples? Leave a comment below!

High Income Skills To Make 6 Figures In 2020

High Income Skills: The Top 5 High Income Skills To Make 6 Figures

…When I think of high-income skills that make you six figures, I immediately think of Jason Capital and Dan Lok.

Jason Capital is notorious for helping people replace “rat race income” with Laptop Income.

Dan Lok is notorious for helping people achieve financial literacy and a high income.

They both preach about the importance of high income skills.

But…

What are high income skills?

High income skills are skills you trade for high-dollars.

They are skills that help you earn an income of $100,000 or more.

And most importantly, they are skills that let you make a high income while still having a life outside of work.

What are some examples?

Well, these are the 5 best high income skills to make 6 figures in 2020:

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  1. Copywriting
  2. Digital Advertising
  3. Closing
  4. Speaking
  5. Research

Let’s get into each one.

HIGH INCOME SKILL #1 – COPYWRITING

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What is copywriting?

Well, it’s my favorite high income skill. 🙂

But the dictionary defines it as: “The activity or occupation of writing the text of advertisements or publicity material.”

More simply, copywriting is the reason why people buy something.

It is what takes someone from being unaware they have a problem…

…to being aware they have a problem but being unaware that a solution exists…

…to being aware that a solution exists but not knowing what product to buy…

…to finally knowing what product to buy and actually buying that product.

Copywriting is the content you see on a Facebook ad.

It’s the content you see on a regular Facebook post.

It’s the words spoken in any conversation. (I guess you could call this “copyspeaking”)

Point is… copywriting is how we communicate with each others as human beings.

More importantly, it’s how we communicate effectively and persuasively.

When people talk about “clickbait” headlines, they are talking about copywriting.

When people talk about how the news is always putting out negative information, they are talking about copywriting.

When people talk about the great speech Martin Luther King gave many years ago, they are talking about copywriting.

I hope you’re starting to see a trend here…

EVERYTHING IS COPYWRITING.

Copywriting is why people do things.

It’s why people buy stuff.

It’s why people get hired.

And it’s why people get married.

Copywriting is the way you speak, the way you communicate, the way you get your point across.

And if you want to achieve success in anything in life, you HAVE TO get good at copywriting.

Because whatever it is you’re trying to become successful at, it’s going to require selling others on your idea, your dream, your vision, your product, your service, yourself, etc.

High Income Skills Tip: How to Make 6 Figures with Copywriting

While you don’t need any formal education to make a high income with copywriting, you do need to acquire certain skills.

You have to learn how to write copy that SELLS.

Makes sense, right?

But how do you go about this?

And how do you go about getting people to pay you money for this?

Well, our recommendation is that you start by reading the literature.

In other words, we recommend you read some of the best books out there on copywriting.

Some good ones to start with are:

  1. Scientific Advertising by Claude Hopkins
  2. Making Ads Pay by John Caples
  3. The Ultimate Sales Letter by Dan Kennedy
  4. Triggers by Joe Sugarman

Now, just like with anything else, you don’t want to just “peruse” through these books.

You want to immerse yourself in them.

Because it’s this immersion that will make you skilled.

It’s this immersion and obsession that will make you good at anything.

Once you start to get a feel for copywriting and you feel confident that “Yeah, I can do this!”, it’s time to start looking for clients.

Now, because looking for clients is relevant to ALL of these high income skills, I’ve included a short section at the bottom of this post on How To Get Clients.

Until then, let’s keep moving forward.

HIGH INCOME SKILL #2 – DIGITAL ADVERTISING

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Advertising is changing.

In the old days, you used to need lots of money to advertise.

Mainly because all the advertising was controlled by giant bureaucracies like television, radio, and newspapers.

But now you can buy start buying ads on Facebook for as little as $5-$10 a day!

Or Google Ads. Or YouTube ads.

Whatever floats your boat.

Point is, the Internet has made advertising, real advertising, available to pretty much anyone.

And what’s even better is that we are currently in a transition period.

Big brands have started to invest in digital advertising, but they are nowhere near monopolizing digital advertising the way they’ve monopolized television and radio.

Which means that ads on Facebook, YouTube, and Google are at among the lowest prices they’ll ever be!

So there’s never been a better time (except maybe in the 2000’s) to get into digital ads.

High Income Skills Tip: How to Make 6 Figures with Digital Advertising

The reason people will pay you for this service is simple: they put in $1 into the digital ad “machine” and get $2 back.

The more money they spend, the more money they make.

And they’ll gladly pay you a fee to make that happen for them.

Because you are the expert.

You are the one that knows how to run the machine that prints them money.

Now, where can you learn how to run the machine like a true expert?

Our best piece of advice is to take a course.

A course on Facebook Ads, a course on YouTube Ads, a course on Google Ads.

It’s the fastest way to get to “expert status.”

Famous entrepreneurs like Tai Lopez and Kevin David have made courses teaching people how to start their own digital advertising agencies.

And those are the two we personally recommend:

  1. Tai Lopez’s Social Media Marketing Agency (SMMA)
  2. Kevin David’s Facebook Ads Ninja Masterclass

If you can get good at this skill (as in, really good), you can make a nice chunk of change from it.

Not to mention you’ll have a skill that’s totally invaluable: the skill of bringing in customers that pay you more than it cost to bring them in.

That’s the whole essence of a successful business: income > expenses

Learn how to do that well and you’ll never be out of a job.

Now, how do you get people to pay you for this wonderful high income skill?

Like I said in the Copywriting section, make sure to check out the How To Get Clients section at the bottom of this post.

HIGH INCOME SKILL #3 – CLOSING

high income skills

Ah, closing…

What an art.

It’s similar to copywriting in that it’s both part art and part science.

And it’s as useful of a high income skill as copywriting.

You could even say that copywriting is just closing in print.

And you’d be right.

Or you could say that closing is just vocal copywriting.

And you’d also be right.

Both copy and closing rest on the same principles of psychology, persuasion, and influence.

Please understand:

THERE ISN’T A SINGLE SKILL THAT WILL MAKE YOU MORE MONEY THAN THE ABILITY TO PERSUADE AND INFLEUNCE.

None.

You want something done? Go convince someone.

You want to do it yourself? Convince yourself.

Persuasion and influence is at the heart of everything we do as human beings.

Where you are in life, the actions you’ve taken, and the direction you’re currently headed are all a result the decisions you’ve made – decisions you’ve made as a result of being influenced and persuaded to make those decisions, both by internal factors and external factors.

Please also understand:

THERE ISN’T A SINGLE SKILL THAT WILL MAKE YOU A MORE RATIONAL, HAPPIER PERSON THAN THE ABILITY TO PERSUADE AND INFLUENCE.

Learn to influence yourself effectively and positively, and you’ll live a good life.

Learn to influence others effectively and positively, and you’ll make a lot of money.

That’s what closing is.

Closing is the ability to “seal the deal.”

It’s the ability to get someone to say yes.

It’s the ability to influence and persuade another person (or yourself) to take a certain action.

And when that action is to give you money, you’re in business.

High Income Skills Tip: How to Make 6 Figures Closing

Closing is a great side hustle.

Mostly because the actual work itself doesn’t take a lot of time (about 1 hour per close on average, depending on the price point).

And also because you get paid on commission.

Which means that the more you sell, the more you get paid.

And even better, the higher priced the item, the more you make.

You could make 5 figures from a single sale.

Now, if you want to learn the art of closing, here are some REALLY good books to get started with:

  1. Secrets of Closing the Sale by Zig Ziglar
  2. How to Master the Art of Selling by Tom Hopkins
  3. S.P.I.N. Selling by Neil Rackham

Also, read the ones I mentioned on the Copywriting section above.

Like I said, both high income skills are based on the same principles.

They’re just executed differently.

Dan Lok also has plenty of YouTube videos where he teaches the art of closing.

Once known as the King of High Ticket Sales (he’s moved on to bigger things), Dan Lok is an absolute master at closing.

And not only that, he is also a master at teaching it to you.

So check him out if you’re serious about acquiring the invaluable high income skill of closing.

Just like with every other high income skill on this list, if you’re wondering how to monetize it (i.e. who to sell it to and where to find those people), check out the section at the end of this post on How to Get Clients.

HIGH INCOME SKILL #4 – SPEAKING

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Speaking. It’s the highest paid profession in the world per hour.

Richard Branson makes $100,000 per speech.

Arnold Schwarzenegger makes $250,000 per speech.

And Barrack Obama makes $400,000 per speech.

Now, you’re not going to start off getting paid multiple six figures for an hour or two of your time.

But acquiring the high income skill of speaking is one of the most productive things you can do with your time.

Every time you communicate with someone in person, you are going to speak.

Remember what I said about how the ability to persuade and influence is the most important skill you could acquire?

Well, getting your speaking down (your cadence, your tonality, your pauses, etc.) goes a long way.

How can you expect to close deals if you speak poorly?

How can you expect to acquire clients if you speak poorly?

How can you expect to do anything at all if you don’t know how to speak effectively?

No matter what you do, you’re going to have to learn how to speak assertively and persuasively.

High Income Skills Tip: How to Make 6 Figures Speaking

One of the best pieces of advice we can give here is to SPEAK FOR FREE.

“But why? How is that gonna make me 6 figures if it’s free?”

Because you’ll get GOOD at it.

Public speaking is the number one human fear.

Yes, it’s above even death.

Shocking, but true.

Which means you’re not going to get good at it just from reading some books.

Really, you’re not gonna get good at anything JUST from reading some books.

But that truth is amplified when we’re talking about public speaking.

Because we’re just so damn afraid of it, the hardest part isn’t knowing what to do.

It’s actually being able to do it.

That being said, here are some tips on the beautiful high income skill of speaking:

Don’t sound monotone. Change your cadence. Use multiple tonalities. Once our brain (your listener’s brain) notices a pattern we can hold on to (i.e. same tonality), our brain deems the source of that noise as safe and shuts off. If you want to be an effective speaker, you can’t have your audience’s brains turning off and shutting you out. Keep them alert.

Use hand gestures. There was a study which found that the highest rated Ted talks used almost twice as many hand gestures as those that were less viewed. Body language matters. For the same reasons as above, use multiple hand gestures and body movements to keep your listeners engaged. Don’t let them tune you out!

Listen. Weird, I know. But in order to be an effective speaker (and an effective communicator), you must first learn to listen. How can you speak in a way that reaches the person’s heart if you don’t know anything about them? The way you learn about them is by listening to them. Know your audience better than they know themselves, and they will tune in to your every word.

Learn from the best. Study the absolute best speakers in the world, whether you love them or hate them. Martin Luther King, Barack Obama, Donald Trump. Look for patterns that are common among the greatest speakers and emulate them. Make them your own. Add your own style.

Like I said, start by speaking for free.

It’ll make you better and, if you get really good at this high income skill, people will start to notice.

And you’ll find yourself on a wave of forward-moving momentum in no time.

HIGH INCOME SKILL #5 – RESEARCH

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This is the ultimate catalyst.

It makes all the other ones better.

How can you write effective copy if you don’t know your target audience?

How can you close if you don’t know your prospect?

How can you speak effectively if you don’t know your audience?

You can’t!

And the way you learn about all those people is by doing your RESEARCH.

Now, this is probably the least sexy high income skill out there.

Mainly because it might require you going through dozens of Google pages, dozens of product review pages, and engaging in an in-depth analysis of a prospect and/or his business.

But it’s worth it.

Think about it: how much better would you write copy if you knew exactly what made your target audience tick?

How much better would you close if you knew a prospect’s business better than they knew it themselves?

And how much better would you be able to persuade and influence if you knew exactly how to tug at people’s heartstrings (and to do it in a way where they’re totally okay with it)?

Look, research is the unspoken holy grail of all high income skills.

And it’s never talked about because it’s not sexy.

It’s mundane and boring

But it’s necessary.

And it’s what will put you above the rest of the competition.

If you can engage in the dirty and dry process of doing your research…

…While everyone else is too lazy and just wants to “get by”…

…You will have an unbelievable competitive advantage over everyone else in your field.

Truth is, most people today are lazy as shit.

Maybe that’s because technology’s made us that way…

…But the reason is irrelevant.

What’s relevant is how you’re going to take advantage of it.

Are you going to grab the opportunity by the balls…

…Or are you going to fall prey to the same helpless sloth that everyone else in our society has become absorbed by?

The choice is yours.

Take advantage.

Do your research.

Study your competitors.

Study your prospects.

And study your marketplace.

Listen, in a day and age where we are more connected than ever yet feel more isolated than ever…

…the most valuable gift you can give someone is making them feel heard and understood.

The way you do that is by knowing them better than they know themselves.

And the way you do THAT is by doing your research.

Study, research, whatever you want to call it: it’s the greatest unspoken high income skill.

You’re now part of the 1% that sees the opportunity that very few can see.

And all you need is the discipline and the follow-through to take full advantage of it.

HOW TO GET CLIENTS

how to get clients

Ah, so you finally want to know?

I’m gonna make this short.

Because people overcomplicate the shit out of this.

Here’s your 3 steps:

  1. Find people / businesses you want to provide your service (copywriting, closing, digital advertising) for and put them in a spreadsheet.
  2. Create a CUSTOMIZED email follow-up sequence (NOTE: my favorite way to customize an email is to make the whole first paragraph unique. Once they see the whole first paragraph is made just for them, their “spam-radar” turns off, and they’ll be able to take in the rest of the email).
  3. Send out emails through a software like WoodPecker or MailShake.

That’s it.

It’s not difficult.

You just have to…

DO YOUR RESEARCH.

*gasp*

Another way to go about getting clients is to use the goods-in-advance method.

With this method, you provide a small sample of what you can do, and give it to the prospect FOR FREE.

You then go on to CLOSE them for the rest of the services.

So for example, if you were providing digital marketing services, you could do an audit of their website, their social media accounts, etc.

This way, you show two things: (1) you’re an expert who knows what he’s talking about, and (2) they have a problem that apparently only you can solve, since they probably didn’t even know about the problem before you came along.

Voila.

Combine a unique, customized email sequence with the goods-in-advance method and you’ll be getting clients in no time.

And by the way…

You don’t need that many clients to make 6 figures.

Let’s say you charge $2,000/mo for your services (which isn’t very high)…

…You just need 4-5 clients to make 6 figures:

($2000/mo * 5 clients) * 12 months = $120,000

I’m telling you…

…When you start to get good at multiple of these high income skills, things really start to pop off for you.

Here’s to your inevitable success,

Gerry

Is Tai Lopez A Scam? Who Is Tai Lopez? (LEGIT Review)

Is Tai Lopez A Scam? Who Is Tai Lopez? (LEGIT Review)

“Is Tai Lopez a scam? Who is Tai Lopez? Is he legit? Is he for real? Is he even actually rich?”

There’s been a lot of buzz about Tai Lopez since he came on the scene in the early 2010’s.

And there’s been a lot of talk online about who this guy really is: some favorable and some not-so-favorable.

But most of the people who write “reviews” don’t have all the information necessary to write a credible post (stay away from Reddit…).

A lot of them will tell you all these lies, telling you he’s being “exposed,” and that he’s not actually rich.

And as a result most people are left wondering: “So… Is he real or fake? Is it a scam or real?”

tai lopez scam

Fear not.

I’ve personally bought his courses, attended his bootcamps, met him in person, and talked business with multiple of his top students.

So please know that when I tell you something about this man, it’s legit and credible.

And I can tell you for a fact that he’s actually rich and 100% for real.

After all, you don’t get to be featured on Entrepreneur, Forbes, CNBC, and other elite publications by being a fraud or a scam artist.

So is Tai Lopez a scam?

No.

The house is real. The cars are real. All the money is real.

More importantly, he’s the mastermind that made it all happen.

And it’s what’s helped him rise to the level of fame and notoriety he currently enjoys.

But with all the fame, notoriety, and money, a lot of people are still left wondering… what does Tai Lopez actually do?

What Does Tai Lopez Do? Is He Legit?

All in all, Tai Lopez is a serial entrepreneur, investor, and advisor to multi-million dollar companies.

But to better understand what he really does, let’s take a deeper look.

Early Life

Tai was born in Long Beach, CA, where his mother and grandmother raised him since his father was in prison when he was growing up.

Tai frequently mentions how he didn’t have a father growing up, and he explains how helpful books and mentoring have been to his success since he didn’t have much masculine guidance growing up.

He grew up in a fairly poor area, and he found that reading books provided an escape from that often cruel world.

In fact, he found solace from gang violence during his teenage years by reading the works of Aristotle.

After a stint with the Amish for about two years, he moved back in with his mom into a mobile home, wondering “if this was really it.”

Then he met his first mentor Joel Salatin who is an American farmer, lecturer, and author.

Joel provided a lot of the mentorship and guidance that was missing from Tai’s early years, and Tai credits a lot of his success to Joel.

He then went on to build multiple businesses, including LLG Financial, Elite Global Dating, and others.

However,  after having had success in business, he realized that he wanted to give back and help others how to do the same.

Which is when he famously exploded onto the scene with his famous “Here In My Garage” video.

“Here In My Garage”

This video was one of the first ads that Tai put out there, which was promoting one his courses called “The 67 Steps.”

To be honest, it’s a piece of brilliant marketing.

From the camera constantly moving back and forth between the books and the Lamborghini… to the usage of the Lamborghini itself… to the fact that it was authentically filmed on a simple little iPhone… to the actual words spoken in the video, as well as the order in which they’re spoken…

Point is: it’s a great lesson in marketing, for reasons that are too long to get into in this post.

But if you’re someone who wants to make money, it would behoove you to study what Tai Lopez does.

Starting with that video.

It’s a wonderful showing of brilliant marketing that most people ironically seem to mock.

But like he says, let them mock him.

He’s the one making money and changing lives from it.

Which brings me to one of his first and most famous courses, which that video was promoting, The 67 Steps.

67 Steps Program by Tai Lopez

tai lopez 67 steps

The 67 Steps are a collection of principles, thoughts, and sayings that have impacted Tai’s life over the years.

As a personal purchaser of the course, I can tell you that every video is packed with value.

While he obviously can’t show you everything he’s learned in 67 thirty-minute videos, he still shares some immensely profound concepts that can really change your life.

And it shows by some of the testimonials out there.

All in all, this was Tai’s first course that helped him give back.

It was how he started to help change lives like he changed his own.

After creating, and successfully distributing, the 67 Steps to the Good Life, he went on to create courses that revolved more around making money.

And his most famous one to date is perhaps his Social Media Marketing Agency program.

Social Media Marketing Agency (SMMA) Program by Tai Lopez

tai lopez smma

This is where some people start to say that Tai Lopez is a “scam artist.”

It’s these courses that prompt people to Google: “Is Tai Lopez a scam?”

Like I’ve already said, no.

He’s NOT a scam.

With success stories like these (scroll to the bottom), who can argue that his stuff doesn’t work?

He also gives a full 30-day refund on every single one of his programs (no questions asked).

It doesn’t sound like someone who’s trying to scam you, does it?

Now, I won’t go into the program too much in this post, but having bought it myself, I can tell you it’s absolutely filled with value.

There’s over a hundred hours of valuable content, not just from Tai but also from other experts, some of whom are even more successful than him!

So anyone that says Tai doesn’t deliver on his promises is either a liar, lazy, or insane.

It’s like Tai says, “Does going to the gym and eating healthy work? Yes, if you are consistent with it and don’t try cheat the system.”

It’s the same thing with making money.

But it seems that most people looking to make money today are lazy, entitled, and looking for the magic button that will get them all the results they desire without having to put in the work.

And they think Tai Lopez’s SMMA course is that “magic button” and are disappointed when it doesn’t “work.”

Newsflash: buying a course isn’t going to make Wells Fargo or Bank of America or whatever bank you use put $1,000,000 more into your account.

That’s where the true scam is.

It’s in people thinking they can get something for nothing.

And these same people go around telling the whole world that Tai Lopez is a scam when the reality is that they’re just lazy, and entitled.

I mean, if you’re looking for a magic button, then yes, Tai Lopez is a total scam.

*sigh*

I can’t believe I have to say this, but that’s not how the world works…

Just like with anything else worth having, you have to put in the work to get it.

However, if you are willing to put in the work to get it, Tai’s SMMA course (or any of his other courses like Credit Mentor or his Real Estate Flipping Program) can help get you there.

Most importantly, he clearly knows what he’s talking about when it comes to social media.

Tai has 2.9 million followers on Instagram, 6.2 million fans on Facebook, 1 million subscribers on YouTube, and 1.2 million followers on Twitter.

And he clearly also knows what he’s talking about when it comes to making money.

Net Worth

No one really knows what Tai’s true net worth is. I don’t care what they say.

If you don’t get it straight from him or one of his close associates, I wouldn’t trust it.

Now, if you Google it, you’ll find his “estimated” net worth to be about $60 million.

But like I said, those numbers are always unreliable. And you should never rely on them to figure out how rich someone really is.

Still, with a house like this:

tai lopez house

And cars like this:

cars lamborghini

You can bet his net worth is pretty high.

Books & Knowledge

Aside from all the fancy cars, the fancy house, and the beautiful women, tai lopez is all about books.

And knowledge.

And even what some might call a “knowledge society” in Mentor Box, which is mostly run by his business partner Alex Mehr.

Tai claims over and over again that mentors and books are what’s provided him with the guidance and knowledge to get to where he is today.

And it makes sense.

If you know what you’re doing and you have people to guide you along the way, how hard can it be to get to your destination?

Anyways, here’s a shortened list of Tai Lopez’s favorite books in order:

  1. Managing Oneself by Peter Drucker
  2. Evolutionary Psychology by David Buss
  3. Civilization and Its Discontents by Sigmund Freud
  4. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  5. Total Recall by Arnold Schwarzenegger
  6. The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins
  7. The Lessons of History by Will & Ariel Durant
  8. Kon-Tiki by Thor Heyerdahl
  9. When I Stop Talking, You’ll Know I’m Dead by Jerry Weintraub
  10. The Folly of Fools by Robert Trivers
  11. The H-Factor of Personality by Kibeom Lee & Michael Ashton
  12. The One Thing by Gary Keller
  13. The Greatest Minds and Ideas of All Time by Will Durant
  14. The Complete Story of Civilization by Will Durant
  15. Made in America by Sam Walton
  16. The Decision Book by Mikael Krogerus
  17. Poor Charlie’s Almanack by Peter Kaufman
  18. Disrupt You! by Jay Samit
  19. A Few Lessons for Investors and Managers from Warren Buffet by Peter Bevelin
  20. Michael Jordan: The Life by Roland Lazenby

Those are some of the books recommended by Tai.

There are also other forms of knowledge that Tai loves other than books, such as podcasts, videos, and even Ted Talks.

Tai Lopez’s Ted Talk

Not surprisingly, he talks a big game about books in his ted talk.

And to be honest, if everyone took his advice we would probably be a much more educated, efficient, and kind civilization.

Instead, there’s a bunch of people calling him a scammer or a con artist.

Which is hilarious.

Because those who don’t have reaped the benefits, as you can see on Tai Lopez’s testimonials page.

CONCLUSION

In my opinion, Tai is the real deal.

He’s an incredibly smart guy and his success stories speak for themselves.

Almost every time I hear him talk I get a ton of value out of it.

The people calling him a fraud are, in my opinion, not well-informed or just hating.

Maybe they hate him because they built a life they don’t think they themselves can build.

But they can!

It’s like Warren Buffet said: “The best investment you can make is in yourself. The more you learn, the more you earn.”

That’s exactly what Tai teaches: investing in books, courses, and mentors.

And if you don’t have the money to invest, that’s okay!

There’s plenty of free information on the Internet. Like YouTube videos, blogs, or even Tai’s Instagram, where he’s constantly teaching new things.

In my opinion (and I’m obviously biased), one of the best ways to start is with the Online Business Blueprint.

It is the simplest step-by-step system we’ve found here at Side Hustle Funds to make an extra 6 figures from your laptop.

And you can download it completely for FREE below, courtesy of the always friendly Gerry Hustle:

By the way, if you were wondering how Tai Lopez makes so much money selling his courses…

He’s using the Online Business Blueprint.

Because it’s simple, scalable, and easy to copy.

That’s why you see so many people selling stuff online.

Because it works.

Anyways, if you want to learn more about Tai or start following him to get a better feel for what he’s about, here’s where you can find him:

  1. Tai Lopez Instagram
  2. Tai Lopez YouTube
  3. Tai Lopez Twitter
  4. Tai Lopez Facebook

Hope you found this helpful.

Let me know your thoughts below 🙂