If you want to learn how to earn a living while traveling the world, don’t listen to me. Go watch some make-up videos. Make-up videos? Are you crazy?! (Yes, I am.)
Before you travel the world, you must learn and understand your own world.
Before you can think globally, you must think locally.
I have lived in Paris and do you know what people in Paris do in August? They travel! THe city shuts down and it’s hard to find businesses that are open. To them, living in Paris is not traveling and few would think of starting a YouTube channel or website about Paris. To them it’s normal.
Danger & Play started off as a pretty crappy blog. I wrote sex stories from my life and angry rants about the world. Why? That’s what I knew. I was into sex and ranting about “society.”
I didn’t write, 5 Ways to Start Taking Cold Showers. I wasn’t taking cold showers. I was having sex, lifting weights, and ranting about the world.
If you can’t explain your daily life, how can you write about broader subjects?
Now let’s talk about make-up.
Shauna spends hours a week watching make-up videos. I can’t judge her, as I watch Rich Piana videos.
A make-up video is based on starting locally. You’re a girl. You put on make-up. You then start to understand colors, contours, and all the other crap that deals with make-up.
Make-up girls go from talking about make-up to broader subjects. For example all make-up girls deal with haters. They deal with video production and editing. Their skills become more global.
They go from silly make-up girls to first-class businesswomen running their own media companies. The top make-up girls are millionaires.
Start off locally. What do you do with your life?
Maybe you’re learning about Kratom or meditation or yoga or…whatever.
It doesn’t matter. Your local blog isn’t going to be how you earn your living.
You write about local stuff – even if it’s boring to other people – because that develops the habits you need to earn a living online.
- Write every day about what interests you.
- Figure out the basics of web design.
- Search enginge optimization
- Create an email list.
- Manage free lancers on E-lance or a similar site.
- Create product reviews.
As you develop your local skills, you can go global.
For example, I started writing rants about the world and articles about banging girls. I had more going on in my life, but that was what interested me.
I took daily action, which matters most online.
From there I moved into some lifestyle design, productivity tips, and then found my niche in mindset.
I developed a huge mindset audience.
I learned how to write a book on mindset.
I learned how to publish and launch a book.
Last month I earned $17,000 from my books.
That’s not even my biggest month of book royalties.
After my next book is released, I’ll be averaging $25,000 in book royalties. That’s profit.
How many people earn a nice living doing whatever they want without spamming or scamming people?
I run zero marketing campaigns. I don’t do ads. I don’t have any pop-ups. This is all organic growth.
If I wanted to, I could create products on how to launch your own products.
I could earn seven-figures from Danger & Play if I worked harder.
(Right now…It’s time to watch the sunset.)
Put on make-up. Go to the gym. Talk about what cars you drive. Go to a dog park. If you have kids, write about that.
Get over the insecurity of whether you have something to say.
When you start off, you don’t have anything to say. The goal isn’t to build a huge audience. It’s to shift your mindset and develop the skills you need to make a living online.
It doesn’t matter what you start doing.
What matters is that you start.
What is the biggest mindset shift you can make?
You must think like a producer rather than a consumer.
I started Danger & Play after tossing Esquire magazine across the room. Like all “men’s magazines,” Esquire became feminized.
If you are complaining about something, then millions of others are complaining about it, too.
Complaining is what consumers do. “This product I bought or read is not good enough.” Cry more, babies.
Producers think about ways to address complaints.
I could have cried about how no one was writing what I and other men wanted to read.
Instead I choose to write articles that I’d want to read.
Now I can do whatever I want whenever I want.
You can do the same, too.
Going from a consumer to a producer mindset is the single most important money mindset shift you can make.
The rest of my money-making tips are in Gorilla Mindset.
The audio version of Gorilla Mindset has over 200 reviews. You can even listen to the first chapters for free.
Right here and right now.
Chapter 1. Mindset is a Conversation.