The information in this post completely changed the trajectory of my life 6 years ago.
Today I’m going to walk you through some pretty mind-blowing facts about why starting your own side gig, particularly online, is the smartest thing you can do in the next few years. Whether you want to be part-time or full-time, you need to know this information.
Fact: There are big changes coming to the internet and business as we know it in the next 5 to 10 years.
- In 2006, there were 6 billion people on the planet, and 6% of them were on the internet.
- In 2010, there were 7 billion people on the planet, and 23% of them were on the internet.
- In 2020, there will be 7.8 billion people on the planet, and 68% of them are projected to be on the internet.
Holy organic cow! That’s a lot of people. That’s extremely eye-opening, too. This will create trillions of dollars in industry, and it’s completely within reach to use the internet to do what you love, and get paid for it.
It’s not about one special niche, one piece of software or one social media platform.
It’s not about get-rich-quick-schemes or masked pay-per-click marketing.
It IS about creating a heart-centered, fun and authentic business model that allows you to do what you love, rock your innate special gifts, and make a living doing it.
Fact: The current model of career and salaries is changing–dramatically.
From 1950 to 2000, career paths didn’t change very much. People got a job and worked for a wage or salary for most of their lives. The problem is that life and technology are changing so fast the people are having a hard time keeping up with it. When I talk to most of my friends, they KNOW that this old model isn’t working anymore. The days of getting a dream corporate job right out of college, working for 40 years while contributing to a 401k and then retiring are quickly dying.
For one, the man who invented the 401k has said many times that it was meant to be more of a tax shelter than retirement savings. “Most of what I was doing was working with business owners,” he says. “Their main interest was, ‘how can I get the biggest tax break, and give the least to my employees, legally?’”(1) So, why do people think the 401k is all that and a bag of kale chips? It’s because corporations want you to think that way, so they can give you the least they have to.
Next, The Social Security Act was passed in 1935 guaranteeing retirement pensions to all Americans over the age of 65. The problem here is that the average life expectancy back in ’35 was 61.7 years; it’s now approaching 80. The model wasn’t built to allow another 20 years of payment for each individual.
With modern life expectancy numbers putting us into our 80s and even 90s, there’s just no way someone can retire on a 401k and/or social security. Even more, the pensions that our grandparents relied on don’t even really exist anymore.
Fact: There IS a better way.
The old model is as unenjoyable as it is outdated.
People are burnt out.
Burnt out on commutes, answering to middle management, working with people they don’t resonate with and funneling all of their working hours into something that they’re not passionate about. Even when people enjoy their jobs and make great money, they still feel like something is missing, and that there has to be another way.Well guess what, there is. There is another way and I’ve not only personally done it, I’ve worked with thousands of people who have also done it.
Back to those numbers… right now there are over 1.6 billion people on the internet. By 2020 there will be over 5.3 billion people on the internet creating an industry that will generate trillions of dollars. Why shouldn’t you participate. The best news of all is that you can do it in a way that fuels your passion and create a business around what you love. What you’re good at (aka what you were put on this earth to do).
The way to get started?
This is the program that I did six years ago that started it all for me. In the time since I did B-School, I’ve created a multiple six-figure online business that (most importantly) I love waking up to every morning. It took work—hard work—but I enjoyed every step of the process.
Oprah calls Marie one of the thought leaders of the next generation—I call her the greatest business mentor I could have ever wished for.
Marie walks you through every step you need to take to create an online business centered around your own unique gifts, from figuring out what the heck you want to do in the first place, to creating your online presence and creating the cash flow to support your life.
I personally mentor a group through B-School every year and you’re invited to join us. I’ve taken hundreds of people through the program, and all I can say is that a monumental shift occurs in people’s lives and businesses. It’s beyond incredible to watch.
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