But when you learn how to monetize yourself OUTSIDE of your 9-5 (and again, if you love your job, keep it! You can do both…), the entire world becomes a potential customer for your skills and services, which is why your income potential is so much higher.
After being on this journey since 2009, and monetizing myself since 2015, here’s what I know for sure:
One of my favorite documentaries is the “Men Who Built America” series from the History Channel. In it, it gives a behind the scenes glimpse of how “titans of industry” like John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison, J. P. Morgan (yes, he was a real person!), and Henry Ford ended up building these huge empires that have literally spanned more than a century.
While each of their stories are fascinating, the one thing they all had in common was that they simply took advantage of their era. Many people call them “robber barrons” because they exploited the fact that America didn’t have all the anti-trust and labor laws we have now, but the truth is, given the era, there were simply opportunities available to businesspeople back then that aren’t available now.
I have long believed that with the internet and accessibility of cheap marketing tools (i.e. Social media, mailchimp, etc) we too are at a unique point in history where it may NEVER be this easy to monetize yourself again.
Those who are taking advantage of what “the system” has to offer will be those who create wealth and a legacy that last for generations. And those who don’t? Well…they’ll be learning about those who did via a History Channel documentary.
It is a fact that everyone can profit from their skills…the question is do you know how? Discover not only what you’re good at but how to turn it into a profitable income stream.