In today’s world, you can market and sell virtually anything! People don’t realize how much opportunity is out there to make money.
I remember when I was in college a girl asked what I did for a living. At the time, I was working for my dad’s company, Adams Ice.
After sharing what I did, she said, “Wow, when are you going to get a real job?”
I thought to myself, really? You can make a lot of money in the ice business, and this industry has allowed my dad to live a really great life.
So, yes, you can make money selling frozen water. And yes, I can sell ice to an Eskimo.
I once met a guy at an event that was selling flying pet squirrels for a living. I’m not joking. He sold them for around $600 each and made over half a million dollars a year. It was insane!
You may not have any interest in selling flying squirrels or frozen water, but there are SO many ways to make money.
It’s a big world out there, but you have to do what you really enjoy and feel passionate about. When you enjoy what you’re doing you’re more than likely to go the extra mile and put in the time.
When I graduated in 2012 I was working in the ice business and didn’t think I was going to go onto all of the things I’m doing today.
The following year I was working 110 hour weeks and was burning myself out.
Then, I got into the online world where I did public speaking, marketing, and got into crowdfunding which led me to ultimately doing our event, the Young Entrepreneur Convention, and where I am today.
It’s hard to say where your journey is going to go.
You have to set goals and know that they will change along the way, but at least you know what you’re working towards.
If you’re running an online business, it’s always beneficial to have an understanding of how a brick and mortar business is run. What I mean by “brick and mortar” is any business that has a store or physical location with tangible inventory.
This kind of business is what I grew up in and where I learned a lot of tactics as an entrepreneur.
I love the ice business, but I will pick an online business over that ALL day. It’s not that I’m not willing to do the hard work and manual labor, I just want to work smarter.
I’m thankful for all of the experience and knowledge I’ve gained because it’s given me a different perspective toward running virtually any kind of business.
The opportunities that I’ve found in the online world continue to blow my mind.
My family and friends back home don’t fully understand it, and before I got into it, I didn’t either.
I didn’t know you could make hundreds of thousands – heck, even millions – of dollars online with a domain and offering value and knowledge.
For me, we sell courses, masterminds, books, tickets to events, exclusive consulting, “done for you” services like creating a course, personal brand, or video, and even spots for people to be a part of our show.
Over the past couple of years, I’ve experienced more ways to make money than I’ve ever known in my entire life.
It comes down to this. Whatever the business is if you want to make a lot of money you have enjoy it, add a lot of value to your customer, and give them a great experience. If you can master these areas, you can make a lot of money in whatever you choose to do.
Stay open-minded to all of the possibilities that are out there.
No matter what it is that you’re going to sell to someone, take your knowledge and experience and always be willing to adapt to any changes that come your way. If you apply these things to your next endeavors, you’re going to always have success in what you do.