Successful Marketer Started When He Was 14 – and He’s Never Had a Job!
My eldest son, Damien, is age 28 and has never had a job.
My youngest son, Nathan, is age 25 and has never had a job.
Both my cousins have never had jobs (other than as apprentices, but that was thirty years ago)
And yesterday I had a longish conversation with a young American blogger, James McAllister. He’s never had a job either.
So what have these layabouts been doing all these years?
They’ve been building their businesses.
In particular, James started an online business when he was just 14! By the time he was 18 he was making much more than other 18 year olds, so he made the decision to quit the rat race before he joined it. Neat.
With the advent of the internet things are different now. Today there are an ever increasing number of young people who work online for themselves without ever receiving a paycheck from an employer.
It’s kinda like it was before the age of industrialization, because back then most people were self employed.
How does James make money online?
Mainly from selling courses that he’s developed. But he also generates income from selling ads on his site Help Start My Site, as well as from promoting affiliate offers.
Imagine that – conjuring an income out of thin air. All it takes is intent, a plan and the discipline to follow it through.
Power to you, young James!
The Wrap Up
I met James through an introduction from fellow blogger Ryan Biddulph. (Ryan recently published a new book called 27 Influential Bloggers You Need to Follow which featured James as ‘one of the 27′ – I was another one.) I tell you this for one reason: making money online is not exactly how it seems. To become really successful at it, you will still need to connect with people so you can build your influence, trust and credibility. Who you know is just as important as what you know (maybe more so), which in reality is no different to the offline world. What’s the saying? The more things change the more they stay the same’. Think about it!