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How To Make Passive Income Around Your Full Time Job

If you’re reading this article, it’s for you know probably you’re interested in creating a passive income if you’ve been following me from for a while, you know I’m just your regular guy, I’m still working my regular job, but what I’m doing is I’m hustling on the side.

Creating a passive income, so I can leave that job in a matter of months and you know work on what I really want to work on full-time. A lot of people run into that in into this problem, and people have been asking the questions. How do you find the time to do it? How long does it take, and I would just want it to take a quick second and really just come at you with with my experience on and what I’ve been doing to create a more passive income lifestyle around? My regular job, so the first thing is, you need to want it number one is you need to want it? This is going to be hard.

Creating a passive income is not an easy sitting on the beach money coming in type of thing. It’s it’s it’s work. It’s it’s actually going to be more work than whatever your regular job is going to be because you don’t have a boss who’s. Looking over your shoulder, saying, hey get to work, get up you you know, keep going. This is something you have to be self-motivated for so you have to want it. You have to want it deep inside.

You know there are. There are many times where I could you know I’m working on my computer. That’s probably the worst thing that you can be doing, because the computer is the gateway to the internet, it’s the Gateway to Facebook, YouTube and I’ve caught myself multiple times where I’m you know I was like alright. Let me just take a quick break in or read a article in like half an hour an hour. Sometimes more has goodbye and I’ve just been reading YouTube articles or whatever the case is, and I’m not talking about educational articles.

I’m talking about you know, car articles or whatever it is so you have to want it. You have to be self-disciplined, but you, you really have to have a drive. You know to go after this because it’s it’s going to be an uphill battle for most of the time number two is you have to think long term, so, ii think long term. This is not happening overnight, not happening. This might happen in six months. It might take 12 months, it may take two years.

Whatever the the timeline is going to be, is you have to accept and think it’s going to be? This is a long-term project. This is a long-term commitment, or this is a long-term thing that I’m committed to. No matter how long it’s going to take, if it takes you five years to create a passive income that allows you to travel, to give you the freedom to do what you want to no longer have to work for somebody else.

What’s five years of your life, when you have the rest of your life to do whatever you want, so you have to think long term. This the third thing, a kind of current ties into that number one is you have to accept the long hours that you’re going to be doing? You know the other night Friday night I was up till 2:00 a.M. Not partying or drinking or doing any of those fun things. I was up until 2:00 a.

M. Just working on the business on. I can’t remember exactly what I was doing, but you know I was working on things that, whether it’s editing articles or just you know getting of the things writing on the back end. I was up. I was working yeah I was I you know. I was tired, but I was also excited that I wasn’t able to sleep because I was so excited about working in the business, but bottom line is you know when you’re working, if you’re working like a nine-to-five or or whatever it is you’re going to come home And you know, if you don’t have a family right now and you’re a little younger it.

You can come home and you get straight to it right. There are no really distractions other than maybe your friends. But for me you know, I finish, work and the wife comes home with the baby and the you know: we’ve both now we’ve been working all day. We we haven’t seen any other. I haven’t seen a baby, you know so I know I don’t wan na as much as I want to get to work on the business right away. Yeah.

I need to spend time with them. They deserve it. They come first. So you know I got to do that. We got to get dinner prepared and spend time time with my daughter and and all of that when do I get time for the business it’s a little in-between times, but then it’s also it’s the time when they’ve gone to bed and it’s 9:00, it’s 10 o’clock! It’s 11 o’clock and I stay up for 2 3 4 hours working and getting the things I need done.

You know it’s the weekends. I literally do not have a weekend and I had a conversation with Marianna a couple of weeks ago, maybe a month ago, when she asked me hey what do you want to do this weekend and I looked at her I’m like what do you mean she’s, like I don’t know what do you? What do you want to do? I’m like it’s. I don’t have a weekend. I literally have no weekends until I’ve left my job, that’s the mentality.

We have to think, and you know I was just telling her. I was like right. It’s yeah, I can take the weekend. You know we would go to the mall occasionally for an hour or two for it with the baby or you know. Yesterday we went to the park for a little bit, but there are no big weekend plans until I’ve hit. My goal of leaving my job – that’s it so you have to you, have to commit to these long grueling hours, because that’s the only way you’re going to get this done right, having an income where you know it essentially, you know, makes money.

Well, you see, I don’t like saying that cause it sounds stupid and cliche, but you know having a passive income. That’s working for you is not something that comes easy. It’s going to require ton of work, a ton of dedication and a ton of sacrifices, and I guess that’s what I’m kind of mean coming coming in. In fact, that’s my number four number four point here is: you have to learn to say no now, so you can say little yes later say no now, so you can say it yes later and that’s what I’ve.

I think I’ve really become great at over the last few months is just saying no to these short-term things, because I know it’s not aligning with what I want a long term. You know right now, I’m just finishing some things up: I’ve, it’s it’s Sunday and I’ve been working literally from the moment. I got up to now it’s sometime on Sunday evening and you know everyone else where’s everyone else right now, they’re at a family, carne asada Mexican barbecue they’re in a barbecue right now – and you know I’m going to be heading there and like hopefully in the next Hour or so, but why am I not there right now because it’s just a barbecue, because the amount of work I’ve got done over the last few hours is going to bring me so much closer to my goal of leaving my job in a few months.

Do I miss the barbecue and yeah? It’s it’s gorgeous outside right now, it’s sun shining, it’s like thirty, odd degrees out and they’re having their their Coronas and their beers and barbecue. Obviously I want to be there but priorities. I had to say no for that. Right now, so I can say yes to traveling the world later so yeah. I can say yes to all of the other goals that we want to do later, so just becoming disciplined is what I’m trying to get across.

You have to become disciplined realize that there are things that are going to either bring you closer to your goal or they’re going to bring you further away from your goal. The fifth thing is surround yourself with others doing what you’re doing listen. You know i-i’ve never been wanted to go along the grain, I’m always the the the the person Cohen against the grain so to speak, and I know how important it is to surround yourself with other like-minded individuals and really that’s why I I produce these articles and And you know I connect with you guys, because this can be a lonely journey.

You know, honestly, you think about my parents, for example. I don’t even know if they, they probably don’t, even know what I do or understand what I do or know what a passive income really is. You know it’s. I was seeing a post in one of my Facebook groups, and I was this 20-some 20 year old kid and talking about his parents, think that Kindle publishing is a stupid idea. Well, of course, they think it’s a stupid idea when they were 20.

The internet didn’t even exist right 20 years ago. The internet didn’t really exist. Of course, I think making money online is going to be a stupid idea. They don’t get it right, they don’t get it. I was explaining to my mum today. You know it’s like she’s, like how how’s that business that you’re doing I’m, like you, mean how’s, the blog going mum houses, of course, creating going mum. I mean I was kind of explaining to her it’s like yeah.

I have these goals that I want to hit and yeah. You know she’s like okay, I was like. Don’t worry, you’ll understand it eventually. So what I do is I surround myself with people who know what I’m doing who understand it, who get it because then I can feed off of their energy alright going back. It can be lonely a time. So I make sure I’m talking to those people who are doing what I’m doing so. I can bounce ideas off them.

If I’m feeling, like I’ve, been the only one working, you know 12, 14, 16 18 hour days. I can connect with another guy and you you know, and you know he was telling me he’s like yeah. When did he say it? He says I can’t remember when he said, but it was the number of years ago he’s like. I was doing exactly what doing hustling away and now he makes $ 500,000 a year through through you know, publishing and different online online ventures, but that’s exciting, knowing that you know I’m on the right track.

So, just to reiterate, for you guys number one is you need to want it? You need to want this. You need to want to creating a passive income above anything else, because it’s going to bring you the lifestyle and and the things that you truly want in life number two. Is you got to think long term? This is not going to happen overnight. This is going to be six months, 12 months, 24 months 36 months. It’s going to take, however long it needs to take.

You have to accept that number 3 is accept the long hours right, don’t feel bad about working late into the night. Don’t feel bad about working through your through the weekends, when your friends are out doing whatever they’re doing right. Take care of you go after your goals. Number 4 is to learn to say no now so you can say yes later. No now, so you can say. Yes later that one is so key for so many different reasons and number 5 is surround yourself with other like-minded individuals who are doing what you’re doing you know.

I only take advice. There’s a bonus one. I only take advice from people. I would switch spots with if I wouldn’t take their life in an instant. I don’t want their advice because it’s not in tuned with my goals, so anyways guys. Hopefully those five tips gave you a bit of value there, and you know how this maybe shift. Your thinking on what not let let me know please, let me know in the comments which, which tip did you like best, leave a little note in the comments, so maybe I can elaborate on it or something like that.

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4 Steps to Starting a Business

So first thing’s! First I’m going to go out on a limb here and guess:…. I know what you’re going to say: get organized Yes, But before we really jump in, I wan na say huge. Congratulations to you at home, you’re wanting to start a business! That’s why you’re reading this article? It’s a scary first step, but we’ve got your back Now with starting that business.

You wan na get organized and first thing’s, first figuring out what your business name is. We have a super cool article. We’ll have the link right up here for ya. You can check it out Where we go into how to figure out what your name should be and some tips on pickin’ the right name. It’s a good one Yeah. So what was your name from that brainstorming session? What’d? You come up with Coffee and Kickflips.

I love it Dig it So now, once you have that name, you really wan na figure out. And create your business plan, This is just a simple document: that’s going to go over! What your business is, what you do, who your market is, who your customers are everything that you need to Potentially show to investors to give you money right, You wan na get that bread Yeah. You got ta have a clear action plan with all the details, Plus it’ll help you to really flush out what you need and the goals You should keep top of mind in order to succeed And commit to those Right, And it keeps you kinda.

Grounded so you’re not going in a million different places as we all do. I know I do it a lot. I do it a lot. If I don’t have that plan written out, I’m everywhere and nowhere Same After you get organized and you’ve committed to what you wan na do with your business. What comes next I’ve seen my entrepreneurial friends and I went through it myself. With Coffee and Kickflips is determining, do I do an LLC? Do I not, Can you elaborate on that Yeah, so you definitely have To register your business in some shape or fashion right, What most people do is the LLC, but there’s also sole proprietorship, there’s partnership, there’s corporation but again the most common one is LLC.

Why is that? Well, it helps you Really protect yourself from your business, So if your business was ever sued, they can’t come after your Personal stash of pizza, It’s going to keep that separated, Hands off Hands off All right and then once you have that you can go ahead and get your federal tax identification number or known as the employee. Identification number EIN: That’s really going to help You, when it comes time to creating a business bank account All right so next up, you need to get your business license, Which you can contact.

Your Secretary of State to get more info about that. But this does vary by state and also depending on what Type of business you have, this will mix it up as well So check out the description. Below to get more info All right So now, the next thing you need to do with starting your business is figuring out where you wan na work. Now with your Coffee and Kickflips, I know that you can’t Really do that at home you have a brick and mortar store, but maybe you can do it at home or you can do a coworking space, which is super popular.

If you don’t know what A coworking space is you essentially rent Out part of a building or you rent out a desk and there’s tons of other Entrepreneurs, just like you doing the same thing, So it’s cool to get that Same little, brain trust and people, just like you, workin’ and you’re out of the house. I know I love workin’ from home, but I need to kinda mix It up every now and then So it’s that or coffee shops Yeah same.

I get it And also it’s cool about The coworking space think about it you’re in such an exciting time, you’re starting a business. You might meet someone that Could help you network or help you with that next step, because there’s a lot of like Nealey, said like-minded people hanging out there doing productive things like you Absolutely, And I have a really good buddy that works at a coworking Space called Galvanized in downtown Phoenix and they have a shared slack blog of all the entrepreneurs.

In that coworking space And there’s nothing Gold mine, but leads all day so he gets most of his work. He doesn’t have to go to The coworking space most of the time, it’s just in that slack blog and he’s getting business All right. So one thing I thought about: With Coffee and Kickflips you mentioned, I have a Brick and mortar location, yes, but I had to think about okay. Well, do I wan na rent a space? Do I wan na buy property? How does that look? I need money, ( laughing ).

So how do you go about that? We got ta talk about the hard stuff. Yeah money is important right, So first thing’s, first get a business bank account, don’t use your personal account, especially when you’re Paying your employees and everything else it’s going to get real, just jumbled up between all your pizza expenses and your business expenses, And then with that open up a line of credit. Just In case something happens, you have those quick funds And then possibly talk to a tax attorney or an accountant to help you Keep everything organized That’s been very helpful for my other local heroes out there.

My friends recommend that All right, another big topic insurance. This was a huge topic of discussion at Coffee and Kickflips because well, there’s ramps in the back, so you’ve got kiddos on their skateboards Little Billy Tryin’ to turn into A Tony Hawk overnight and let me tell ya, you need to cover your Business with insurance And also your employees, a helmet, isn’t just going to keep you safe Right.

Your insurance Shouldn’t just be a helmet Everyone coming into your shop, Here’s a helmet, you’re, good, You’re, good ( whistling ) Good luck on the half pipe Yeah, So yeah check out just Different insurances and do your research to make Sure you’re fully covered,’cause, you never know what might happen. Someone might hurt. Themselves at your location, or just who knows All right Nealey. Now I wan na talk about Branding your business, The fun stuff, It’s a fun stuff.

Your email address your logo. I know we have a article on that There’s also social media, all the marketing. What are you going to do with your website..? Let’s jump in So branding. We were talking about All the not so fun stuff, but those are pretty Important essential things Branding’s also super important and essential. We have a article on the basics of branding, But let’s kinda jump into a couple of the different sections to give you just an overview.

Of what these look like, So, let’s start with a domain. Name and your email address, So your domain name that’s going to get people to your website. You don’t wan na have some random URL. You want it to be your business, So Coffee and Kickflips… [ Emma ], Coffee and Kickflips coffeeandkickflips.Com right! That’s the address! That’s the URL. People are going to Type to get to your website And with that you’ll have that professional email, so you can have Emma @ coffeeandkickflips.

Com versus coffeeandkickflips @ gmail.Com, If you have the ending Not be your domain name, it doesn’t look as professional. I love Gmail, but as a business have it your domain name, You can still do Gmail for business. There’s Office 365. Lots of email providers that you can use to really make your Business look professional and credible And then jumping into your website. That’s the whole point of Having an online presence, It’s something that you control Is have some type of website, even if it’s just basic Information on what you do, or some articles of your kickflips And coffee in the back, Yeah Yeah Put the merch on there Maybe an option for people to Spend money on your website, Yes Get those helmets’cause That’s your insurance right, (, laughing ) And then social media Tell us about social media.

And really the basics of it with branding their business? Yes, that’s where you wan na, go and really take the logo that you have be consistent with it across All of your platforms, so Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and then from there definitely identify the Voice of your brand and be consistent with that As you’re creating content day in and day out, Because you wan na be consistent And make sure those are business pages, not personal pages Very important, Can you elaborate a little bit on what the voice means Totally People throw it around a lot and it’s hard to Understand What does that mean with Having a consistent voice, Okay, Very good topic, One thing that comes to mind right away from being in the coffee: Business for years before I decided hey, I wan na Have Coffee and Kickflips I worked for a variety of coffee business And they did have their own voice Like there was one coffee spot that was just very upscale and very fancy.

I spent a lot of money there as a customer before I worked there, So their voice was a little bit more…. I don’t know just very classy. And true to the art of coffee, Whereas when I worked at a Spot that really inspired me to open my own. It was a little bit more divey. It was in Long Beach, California, we would say things like rad dope, sick. This coffee is awesome, as we were doing captioning and creating our social media content.

It was just a little bit: More loose and chill Different vibe Different voice, So whatever your voice is identify that before Going and creating content across your social media pages And finally policy. What are your policies? I know. I saw this a lot when Speaking to retail businesses, and when I would consult them, it’s like okay. So what are your policies? What are your return policies? I know I personally love when I shop when the return policy Is a little lenient,’cause, I lose receipts all the time, ( laughing ), But the tag’s on it, But the tag — I swear.

But so what are your policies? In place for your business, All right now with almost Any type of business you need a terms of service Now you should probably consult some legal council with this. If you’re, not a lawyer, you Shouldn’t just make up stuff, But you should have something Like what is your return? Policy, like you said: what’s your privacy policy, do you keep customer information? What does all this look like? Have some type of terms of service to help protect you and your business, and it’s absolutely important And then have a copy of that For all of your employees and have that there readily Available for them to review Yeah, most companies will Usually have it on their website, usually down at the bottom, there’s a little link.

To the terms and service and the privacy policy, Speaking of your website, another important thing to bring up make sure you have contact info, Be accessible, Yes And also have some social proof. That is definitely today’s word of mouth So be easily accessible. Easy for me to contact you and definitely make sure I can find you readily easily available on Facebook. Twitter and Instagram All the things And that social proof, that’s basically just testimonials reviews of other customers that they say: hey, Emma’s, pizza’s, awesome or Emma’s.

Coffee shop is awesome, or whatever that looks like it really helps people identify with you and trust you and a pro tip for you all, do not be just a cave. Dweller go out into the open and be social Talk to people on social media. Talk to people in real life and really put your business And yourself out there.’Cause, you can’t expect them. All just to come to you,’cause. That will not happen. I know that it’s a famous quote “.

If you build it, they will come”, they won’t. You have to go to them and show Them what you’re all about Be proactive And add the human element? To your online presence, All right, That’s a wrap! If you liked this article make sure to give this A like at the bottom and while you’re there leave a comment on what You’ve learned today And be sure to subscribe and ring that bell. So You’re the first to know when we come out with another article.

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How To Start An #Instagram Business & Become A Boss 2019

I’Ve started literally started on Instagram like when, I think of a name. I immediately go and see if it’s available on Instagram, I don’t only person who does says who comment below if, when you start a business, you always go to Instagram. First, so I guess that’s like my first tip, if you are starting a business, that’s in 2019. The first thing you need to do is think of a name, and let me give you a tip on top of that tip when you think of a name for your business, please get ii of pain.

I know some of you are not getting second opinions and honestly it will save you a ton of money. If you just got second opinions from other people like family and friends, they will tell you before you go, buy a domain name before you go register your business they’ll. Tell you if it’s crappy or not, I think your the name of your business should be. Two names tops. You do not need 3, 4 or 5. I seen a business today and their name was.

I don’t want to say it because I’m going to be mean, but it was a whole sentence and I’m like girl. My second tip once you think of a name, make sure it’s available in all platform, meaning your Instagram name to your domain name to your Facebook. To your youtube, if that name is not available on all platforms or if you can’t I’ll make it look almost similar on all platforms, do not use that name.

My next tip is your logo. If you’re starting a business in 2019, you have to bring it like. Do not have fast your logo. That’S like one of my pet peeves. I hate. I hate an ugly logo. Okay, invest in your logo, logo. I’Ve ever done for my businesses have been done by me. Some of y’all do way too much with the fonts and in the designs and the lines going off through the logo and the pictures, and it’s like low-quality, and I just I can’t I can’t do it so yeah make sure you have a very good logo.

I guess my third tip for starting a business on Instagram in 2018. Wait are wait. Let me back it up when I say start a business on Instagram I mean an online business, so of course your business isn’t going to only be on Instagram. You know you should have a Facebook page, you maybe even a YouTube for it. Obviously a website when I, when I say I’m, started business on Instagram, I mean Instagram being your main platform.

Please do not forget, however, to market your business in other ways other than Instagram. I get so many people that think that Instagram is the beginning in the end of their business and they think, oh, I just have to post on here every day and people will buy my product. No, there are so many ways to market an online business and if you think just posting on Instagram is like going to somehow make you a millionaire, that’s not common and it takes hard work and you have to even know like really what you’re doing when you Start a business on on Instagram, so keep that in mind who’s that my third fourth, fourth tip for starting a business on Instagram.

Are you guys liking this close up blog style like BAM, angles? Okay! So now that you have your name, you have your logo. You’Ve bought your domain name. You’Ve opened up all your social media. You want to start posting really great content. Really they invest in a camera, invest in getting a photographer, even take your own photos or get a photographer and make sure that your photos have good lighting.

Its high quality make sure you go on YouTube and learn how to edit photos. That’S really going to be a game-changer in 2019, because people are, we are Millennials and we’re getting older, and then we have generation. I think it’s Y or Z, whoever is after us that generation are very, very visual, just like Millennials like bring it or go home, so keep creating great content. Article is going to be a very big thing in 20.

Tene, I feel, like 2018 was like the year of graphics and great photos and like building an aesthetic, whereas I feel, like 2019, is really going to be more about entertainment and article, like my fifth tip, for starting a business in 2019 on Instagram. If it’s influencer mark, I don’t think influencer marketing is going anywhere. In fact, I think it’s one of the biggest ways to grow your business if you are not reaching out to influencers, if you are not getting your products on or in the hands of like the top influencers, then what is you doing? So if you at all enjoyed any of these tips that I have given you today, then please hit the like button and hit the subscribe button and comment below what you want to see.

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