How to Actually F**king Make Money Part 2

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– [Presenter] Now here's a big thing you never mention in school. A job is only one way to make money. It's one way and it's an okay way but it's really one of
the most soul sucking ways to make money. So the gig economy. You do a gig and you get
paid like in Grand Theft Auto and that's basically freelancing. Let's say you have two assassins. You've got the guy from
no country for old man. I don't remember his
name and Jason Bourne. They're two different job classification.



Here’s the Video Transcript:

You got freelancing and an employee. Freelancer has no taxes withheld. They file a 1099, that's
a whole new topic. Basically they have more freedom and an employee has less freedom. Now an employee has more stability because they usually
have a weekly pay check, and a freelancer has to
find their own clients but this freelancing is
where a lot of my students they end up getting a
job and then they go. I would like to work for myself and that's what we're
gonna talk about later. The freedom to actually
make your own schedule. In today's economy,
companies are not loyal. This is something you need to understand when your great
grandparents were going up, they would work for one
company for 50 years, and that is dead. That is not a reality in the world anymore and some of your parents and grandparents or people pressuring
you have this delusion like oh, you're gonna get a job. You're gonna stay there for
30 years and get a pension.

It doesn't work anymore that way. You are a mercenary or Mary Poppins. You are a Gun or magical nanny for hire. You are and only as good as
the value that you represent to a potential employer or client. And that sucks but it also
provides a lot of opportunity when you get skills that are valuable. So again, you can get a great job. There are great jobs and if
it's in a more developing, newer, more modern field
like digital marketing the jobs are gonna be better. So you can be like David over there who got a job as a paid search specialist or you can be like Justin who
got a client for $950 a month and he's work at his own
schedule or someone like Karen who we talked about before.

You could also be a
freelancer writer or artist. I'm not talking of
being a starving artist. No, using your ability to write or create art in a way where
it's actually providing value to the individuals in businesses
and you get paid for it. That's what I am talking about. You can also sell your
art, your music, your book directly online to people. That's the miracle of Kindle, of iTunes, of all of the digital media consumption that's happening today. You can sell stuff on Amazon
or with Shopify or eBay. You can do that and people
make money doing that. You can package your
knowledge into a course which is what I love to do
and you could paid for it.

Paid to help other people
by providing your knowledge, passion and experience about things. You can run a blog, a YouTube
channel, Instagram page and make money referring people
to other people's products, and that's basically
called affiliate marketing. Now there is a lot of ways to make money. More than just a job, and
this is the overall view of things I want you to have. This is the introduction. So this is a pyramid of, the
higher up on this pyramid, you tend to have more
satisfaction and more purpose. So the ultimate goal for a
lot of people who find my work and what I'm teaching is they wanna have their own online business. Something involving their passion. They want something
they call passive income which is where you make money
through automated systems instead of trading your time for money. Or it could be something as simple as I wanna make money for
my art or for my writing or something creativity,
something I love to do that's actually gonna earn me money, and that is totally possible. That's something that I do. However this is at the top of the pyramid.

This is not where you start. This is a goal. These things at the bottom
of the pyramid are things you use to support yourself
to get up to this goal. And what I love is the
lower part of the pyramid is just regular jobs but in
the middle part of the pyramid is getting those in demand skills, and those in demand skills can change your life when you get them which is what's happened
with so many of my students, and you work your way up. Now a Joe Job or a regular
gig could be driving Uber. It could be mowing lawns,
it be being a cashier, customer service, waiting tables all that. And by the way, out of these
things I say driving Uber and waiting tables are the best because you wanna be in any kind of job where you can get tips. Because there are people that
can make, a lot of the people that wait tables is not glamorous but I bet most of the
people waiting tables have college degrees because
they can make more money. You can work at Cheesecake
Factory and make $250 a night verses what the hell you're gonna make at any stupid office job
getting paid minimum wage.

Driving Uber and waiting
tables are also good because you have flexibility. There's no shame in doing that. I have driven Uber. I've waited tables. I've done all of these jobs. So the thing is a regular job is great if it's in this context. To support you gaining high value skills and ultimately building your own business. If you have a vision. If you're coming to work doing Uber or doing customer
service or waiting tables and you have a vision for your life, you are gonna enjoy your job. The thing that people get messed up. They don't have this vision.

They don't have an understanding of what they can do to grow themselves and to make more money
and to expand and create. They get stuck in a job
and they're just doing it to make money to make rent and it's the most soul sucking thing. This happens to so many college graduates. They just get a job because
now they gotta pay rent and they go to the office
for eight hours a day. They trade their time for money. They have no vision and it's
just a slow, miserable death. I don't want that for you. I want you to have a vision
of what you're moving towards and it makes your Joe Job very exciting because you're building towards something. So I know this is a lot of
information to download. That's why this is the
introductory video in this section. You might be thinking
what skills can I get? Which skills can I like? How do I get clients? How can I get a job? How can I start my own business? How do I start an online business? And if you're thinking these questions, that's all I want you
to be doing right now is think of this type of stuff.

How to Actually F**king Make Money Part 2

You don't need any
answers to these questions 'cause now you're in the ball park. Now you're in the right direction. You're not asking what do I major in? Oh boy, do I hope my housing is good. I hope that our meal plan hopefully have frosted flakes in the cafeteria or whatever kind of nonsense people going to college are thinking. You're in the right ballpark. So now that you've ditched school and its old fashioned ways,
you need a better approach. So this is something else to consider. Mentorship and results oriented learning which is superior to classroom learning. That's what you're doing
now, believe it or not. You found me on the internet. You've seen the information I'm providing and I'm providing you
a form of mentorship.

It's like one on one training
even though obviously we're not one on one but it's
very different than sitting in a classroom where I'm
lecturing to 300 students from a mandatory BS curriculum. Mentorship is a direct
connection from someone already in the field or
doing what you want to do. Now it's also called apprenticeship, and it's been pretty
much every movie ever. I could come up with a list
of so many great movies where there is one character
who is older and wiser and imparts information
to a younger person. Now being a doctor seems
glamorous as we said. What is the job really like? You're just putting your
hands up people's asses and looking at glowing slides all day. So what would you do to find out? You just talked to a doctor. It's the simplest thing in the world. They never talk to you
about this in school. Do you wanna think you
wanna be an engineer? Great, go talk to an engineer, that's it.

You wanna be a doctor? You wanna be a pediatrician? Go talk to a pediatrician, that's it. Just talk to them. You'll learn more in 10
minutes of talking with someone doing the job that you think
you wanna do than you would from studying and reading
articles and all sort of BS or taking one of these
stupid career tests. So the internet and the phone and we're gonna talk about this more in the networking module.

It makes it easier than ever
to connect with a variety of professionals including people like me, and that's how I built
my network after college, and just by getting in touch
with people being proactive. And again, you can connect
with people doing the things that you wanna do or you
you think you wanna do. I think I might wanna
work in computer science. I'm gonna talk to someone
that works in that field. I think I might wanna be
a mechanical engineer. Let me talk to a mechanical engineer. I wanna do coding. I'll talk to someone who's doing coding. Results focused learning, so
online courses are much more geared towards results
and evidence in academia. It's so funny to me because
people still question my cheap ass course. It's a $100 bucks. They ask more direct
questions about my course than they would if I was
charging them $40,000 for some bullshit degree.

But online courses are much more effective because they're honestly they're
held to a higher standard because nobody expects a
result from your stupid degree. No one is gonna sue the school but when you provide an online course, people go well, what's it's gonna get me. Is it gonna work? Is there a guarantee? So you wanna become a front-end
developer for instance. There's a website I recommend
called OpenClassrooms and if you wanna become
a front-end developer. You do this online training. They actually have a job
guaranteed in six months because they know that
these skills are in demand. You'll get a job if you
do what they say to do.

So this is a very much more
effectively to learn something is what I'm saying and I'm
gonna recommend courses, materials, books and resources that are practical and actionable. It's taught inside of the
context of getting you a result and it's also usually
taught by non-academics i.e people actually doing
things not just teaching it. Again, you're gonna focus
on results and experience. Things that actually matter. So again, this is the pyramid here. Skip college strategy is
getting that foundational income with whatever job you gotta get. Work towards getting in
demand skills where you can get a job in that field
or you can freelance, and ultimately go towards
your ultimate goal which is having something that
you're very passionate about that you love to do that's
generating you income. Whether it's your own coaching business or doing something with
your art, your creativity or some kind of passive income or some type of online business.

This is what you're shooting towards. This is the ultimate division. And now in the next chapter, we're gonna talk a little bit more about creating your own schedule
working on your own terms which is of course something
you never discuss in school but it's essential if you wanna have a balanced and happy life, so I'll see you in the next video..

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