Congratulations! You’re an Entreprenuer.

You’ve decided to become an Entrepreneur.

Or have you?  Does that word scare you?  It used to scare me.  I always pictured entrepreneurs as successful, charismatic, brilliant people.  People who had amazing ideas, and did things like invent Google.  I for sure didn’t fit into that category, and knew that I probably never would.  As I started on my road to developing residual income, I would come across trainings and articles targeting entrepreneurs.  I shied away from them because I really didn’t identify myself as an entrepreneur.  I was not worthy.  Or so I thought.

entrepreneur |ˌäntrəprəˈno͝or, -ˈnər|
a person who organizes and operates a business or businesses, taking on greater than normal financial risks in order to do so.

Not sure that is how I would define it…

This is how I would define entrepreneur: “someone who knows they have more to gain because they have more to offer.”

I knew I wanted more.  I knew there had to be a way for me to get where I wanted to go.  And ultimately I knew that it would be up to me.

The dictionary talks about running businesses (okay, yes, I do that) and taking on greater financial risk (initially I did that too.)  My husband and I satisfy both of those criteria, and yet the entrepreneurial spirit we share doesn’t really come from either of those descriptions.

We know we can learn more, we know we can do more, and we know that we can offer more to those around us.  Each of those actions has launched us into “entrepreneurism” and in turn helped us to reach our own financial goals.  Taking on greater financial risk was necessary early on because of how we structured our plan.  Investing in rental properties costs money, and thereby carries financial risk.  However, as it turns out, my network marketing business generates more than our real estate and there really wasn’t a financial risk in that.  Some of the other methods I have used and discuss in the Residual Income report (sign up to receive this, if you haven’t already) don’t cost money at all, because they are based on your knowledge and expertise, which is free.

Ayn Rand, author of Atlas Shrugged, said, “Wealth is the product of man’s capacity to think.”

I would add that is also the product of man’s capacity to act.

I hear it all the time…

“I don’t have any money to invest.”

“I can’t afford to do that.”

“I can’t start a business, I don’t have any money.”

I hear you.  I get it.  Money feels tight and it seems like a paradox that if you want to make more money, you have to spend money to make it.  I believe that there are ways around this.  I truly believe that if you want more out of life, there is a way to make it happen.

I mentioned earlier using your own expertise as a product.  You can create a webinar series using the software you may already have on your computer to put together a training program.  Remember the premise of creating once, reaping the benefits over and over and over again?  Think Ebooks.  They are inexpensive to do if you have the material to create a book.  Once done, you can market it for a small amount of money and make sales for years.  I would still recommend using a sales funnel to propel those sales, and a great course to learn how to do that is called The Ultimate Sales Funnel.


All income is not created equal.  If you have to “work” every time you want to profit from something, that is not residual income.  Many of the methods I talk about are based on a “product,” remember that the key to residual income is to profit over and over again from the same product.  You want to create something and then allow it to set into motion a  repeating stream of passive income.  This is why paying to advertise your training program or creating a sales funnel for your ebook makes sense, it will direct consumers to your product while you are doing other things.

This is also why network marketing works so well.  It is word of mouth advertising, and once you get a few people in your network using and talking about your product or services, purchases are being made while you are creating your next stream of residual income.  If you market a consumable product, this is even more effective because the people in your shopping network are running out of their product and buying it again.  You just made money again on the initial sale of that product.  Genius.

I may not have invented Google, but I have set in motion multiple streams of residual income…so it that makes me an Entrepreneur, so be it.

The most beautiful part of my journey has been the personal growth.  While I may have been afraid to see myself as an entrepreneur a few years ago, I absolutely embrace that part of my identity now.  Once started, the flow of entrepreneurial thought and ideas has been exciting.  I don’t act on all of them, because some of them (most of them) are dumb, but I now have the courage to think them through and know that I have the power to create just about anything I can imagine.  Trust me, my ideas are far simpler than Google, but they are creative and thought provoking nonetheless.

Allow yourself the luxury of dreaming about what you could create if you were able to get the pieces in place.  Then learn how to piece it together…turns out this Google thing is quite a resource for that!  :)  If that seems daunting, start your plan with something that is much simpler and more turnkey, like network marketing.  The end result will be the same, and once you get your entrepreneurial juices flowing you never know where you will end up!