Cash for Christmas

This was my older brother.

A state trooper in Nebraska. Several years back, he came to me with an “idea” for a website. Sigh. If you’re like me, you’ve probably had 1,000 friends and family do that to you. They’re always just amazing, too (not).

His wasn’t bad, though.

It was “letters to Santa”.

Kids could go online and fill out a form, their parents pay a small fee and they’d get a letter back from Santa in the mail. This was back before all the sites, today, that actually do this. I probably should have done it.

But, I didn’t.

Alas, another million-dollar opportunity missed! 🙂

Anyway, I later found out the reason WHY my state trooper brother suddenly wanted to get into the website-building business. They were buried in debt. And, the holiday season was approaching.

And, he wasn’t gonna be able to afford presents for his kids.

That’s a familiar motivation for me.

In fact, it was a Christmas several years ago that sent me down the path I’m currently on — the “hell or high water” mentality I currently roll with. I don’t care who’s president, what the economy is doing, what some scrub on YouTube says about me…

I decided then and there I was never going to feel that way again…

Come hell or high water.

And, I haven’t.

Anyway, if you’re feeling that way, this year, it starts with embracing that mentality. That “give no effs”, “it’s gonna happen no matter what” attitude. Without that, you really can’t even get going.

Then, it’s about knowing WHAT to do.

And, how to do it.

And, that’s the amazing part about the world we live in, today. There’s opportunity everywhere. Matter of fact, you can go on Upwork, for example, right now and find hundreds of jobs that can get you an extra 200, 300, 1,000 and more.

Right now.


Or, you could hop on Google and find dozens of local businesses in your area that are in desperate need of web developers, graphic designers, writers, etc. Profitable businesses willing to pay well for those services.

They’re right there.

It’s just about knowing what to put on your Upwork profile or what to send those local businesses in an email. And, you probably could hound Google and find AN answer… not likely the right ones… but AN answer.

I mean how many blog posts…

And, YouTube videos…

With the “8 steps to…” have you read or watched?

How many actually got you the result?

Those people create content for views. Most of it’s just regurgitated nonsense that THEY read from someone who read it from someone else… who just made it up and has zero actual experience doing any of it.

No surprise it doesn’t work.

Anyway, you know me. I’ve been in this industry for 15 years. I still do it, to this day. I’ve worked with some of the top people online. What I teach is based on real-world experience and real-world results.

That’s why so many of my students have success with it.

That said, do what you like.

It’s yours to figure out.

But, I currently have three of my courses on sale for Black Friday/Cyber Monday. You can get all three at 50%. Here’s the links:

R2 Protocol (Upwork)

5-Figure Formula (Premium Pricing)

AM2 Protocol (Content Marketing)

These will never be offered at a lower price, so there’s no better time to grab them, dig in and IMPLEMENT. Get a little of the green stuff for Christmas AND start building your empire, so this time of year is never a problem again.

The offer does end on Monday, November 30th at 11:59pm PST, though.

So, time is slipping away.



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