How long will it take you to make a million dollars from working in your current job or career? I was thinking about this as I read an email from my friend Dennis Becker on how his 5 Bucks A Day training has made him well over 7 figures since he created it in 2006. I’ve now made over a million dollars online since getting started in 2006, and that’s after a very slow first year. And Dennis and I are certainly not alone in being able to say this. Our stories are fairly common among those who are serious about building a business on the Internet.
So, how do you get started? This is hard work, and it demands your time and your dedication. You begin with the idea that you will serve others by helping them to achieve their goals. After all, isn’t that what a job is all about? As a classroom teacher I helped hundreds of students to learn the information they needed in order to go on to the next grade in school. My goal was to make this a rewarding experience that would encourage them to do their very best each and every day. At the rate of pay I was receiving when I left in 2006, it would have taken me about 15 years to earn a million dollars.
As a real estate broker, my job was to make sure my clients found the best home to live in, and at the best price. My goal was to find out exactly what they wanted and needed, and to then show them the homes that met their criteria when it came to location, price, amenities, and more. I worked part-time in real estate, so I was at least twenty years away from making a million dollars.
A job only exists if there are others who have a need that must be met. Think about this and you’ll see that it’s true. A business opens with the idea of meeting needs and solving problems. The examples that come to mind are grocery stores, hospitals, plumbing companies, gas stations, and veterinarians.
When you start your business online, think about what someone else needs, and how you can be the person to provide it for them. Many times you will only be one of the people that helps to meet a need or solve a particular problem, because we all want as much help as possible when it comes to achieving our goals in life. Start with my 21 Day Productivity Challenge, which is completely free to you, and then read Dennis Becker’s course, which sells for less than ten dollars. You will then be on your way to making a million dollars online over the next five years or so.