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I’m VP of a Fortune 500 Company, and I Hate My Life

January 18th, 2018   |   By Tom Woods

I’ll bet a lot of less wealthy people think: man, that guy works for a Fortune 500 company. He’s living the dream!

Well, not always.

“I was so, so miserable,” recalls Steve Clayton, former VP of LabCorp. “After five years of being vice president of a Fortune 500 company, I just said, ‘I need to be happy. It’s not enough just to make money. I’ve got to find a way to have some happiness and some freedom, and to be able to travel, and all that good stuff.'”

Leaving the security of that job was scary, he said. “I was supporting two kids, and my wife hadn’t worked since the kids arrived.”

But his father asked him: is that security real? Which is really more risky? Working for a faceless corporation, where your fate is decided in some boardroom somewhere, or working for yourself?

So Steve made the decision to go out on his own.

He says, “I didn’t realize how incredibly miserable I was until I quit, and didn’t have to do it anymore.”

He went on to be even more successful in eCommerce, to the point that he’s now laid out arguably the most newbie-friendly online business model out there.

Steve has an excellent reputation as an eCommerce specialist and a teacher.

If you’re looking to make a change, or at least build in some insurance against the unforeseen, I cannot recommend strongly enough that you sign up for Steve’s presentation. Steve will run you through a newbie-friendly approach to eCommerce that doesn’t require a website, or handling merchandise, or even the need to drive traffic.

Sure beats digging ditches.

I’ll be there, too, because if you decide to do this, we’ll do it together.

Reserve your seat:

http://www.happyearner.com/beginnerwebinar

P.S. Should you have any trouble with my redirect link, the direct link is http://tomwoods14.7figurec.hop.clickbank.net/?x=twwebinar

Bluehost Deal for Woods Listeners Ends Tonight

December 14th, 2017   |   By Tom Woods

Before I get to that: I made an appearance on somebody else’s podcast the other day. The host asked: after 1000 episodes, is there anything you’ve learned?

I said the key things weren’t economic or historical. They’re life lessons. (I hate that term, and I am filled with self-loathing for having used it just now.)

First: persistence pays off. More on that another time.

Second: if you want to do something, do it now.

It will never be just the right time. You’ll always be able to find an excuse not to start.

I was that way with my podcast. But if I’d just gone ahead and started even a year or two earlier, I’d be in much better shape today.

Every day I didn’t act was a audience-building day I’ll never get back.

So….

What does this have to do with you?

That blog.

You want to do it, but the time is never right.

It’s more right than you think.

And it’s really right today, because until midnight, Bluehost is holding a special event for my readers only: web hosting for just $2.95 per month for 12 months.

Normally, to get a monthly price that low you have to pay in advance for 36 months.

But today my readers (and mine only — nobody else will have access to this deal) can get that ridiculous rate for just a 12-month commitment.

Ends at midnight:

http://www.happyearner.com/blue

P.S. Once you grab the deal, here’s how to get all my bonuses, including a burst of free traffic: http://www.tomwoods.com/publicity

Exclusive Goodness for Tom Woods Show Listeners

December 13th, 2017   |   By Tom Woods

Today and tomorrow only, Bluehost is holding a special event for my folks: web hosting for just $2.95 per month for 12 months.

Normally, to get a monthly price that low you have to pay in advance for 36 months.

But on these two days my followers (and mine only — nobody else will have access to this deal) can lock in that ridiculous rate for just a 12-month commitment.
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Here’s how I’ll get you started with a burst of free traffic, plus my video showing you how to be up and running in about five minutes:

http://www.tomwoods.com/publicity

And here’s the hosting deal:

http://www.happyearner.com/blue

The Lazy Man’s Method

December 4th, 2017   |   By Tom Woods

Sometimes I see the great Eric July make a video while he’s driving.

I’m too scared I’ll crash into something. (Hence my scaredy video at the end.)

With that emasculating admission out of the way, today’s message involves a regular guy who’s gotten pretty good at affiliate marketing. (He sells other people’s products and earns commissions.)

This guy ain’t no millionaire. But you know what? Screw them. They’re 117 steps and ten years ahead of you.

How about a guy who’s only about six months ahead, but they’ve been a great, successful six months?

(OK, I shouldn’t have said that thing about millionaires. My point is: you don’t always want to learn Physics 101 from the top researcher at MIT. He’ll be speaking ten levels above you without even realizing it.)

First of all, no matter what your interest is, there are affiliate programs waiting for you to join and earn commissions from.

Maybe it’s wine. There are wine affiliate programs. There are wine rack affiliate programs. There are wine cellar affiliate programs.

Even gazebo companies have affiliate programs. (The commission rate doesn’t exceed 10%, but since gazebos can cost 25K and above, that ain’t too shabby.)

(Why do I call it the lazy man’s method? Because you don’t have to create the products, hold inventory, manage customer service, etc. Just send some clicks and collect the dough, which companies with affiliate programs are only too happy to send you.)

And although you can build an email list and promote these programs that way (and I do recommend that), relative newcomer Tim Verdouw has a much faster way to build up an audience to whom you can pitch affiliate offers.

(It’s in video #3 under “My Success Secrets” in his Affiliate Secrets program.)

Now Tim focuses on Internet marketing products only (though his strategies of course work for any niche, and I strongly recommend them).

So I created a bonus for you in case that’s not your niche.

Pick up Tim’s Affiliate Secrets program (it’s a ridiculous 9 smackers for the time being, for crying out loud) and one of my three bonuses is a screencast video in which I walk you through how to find affiliate programs in more niches than you knew existed.

My bonus page, featuring my in-the-car-but-not-driving scaredy-cat video:
http://www.happyearner.com/secrets

The thing to get, to get my bonuses:
http://www.happyearner.com/affiliatesecrets

Pouring Scalding Water on Myself, and Other Acts of Cluelessness

November 29th, 2017   |   By Tom Woods

I was so busy in graduate school that I was always looking for ways to save time.

I swear to you this really happened:

I was cooking pasta. I thought: rather than bring the pot to the sink and then pour the boiling contents into the colander, I’ll be more efficient and pour it into the colander on my way to the sink.

Of course, the boiling water went right through the colander onto my legs, scalding me.

This is Mr. Prestigious Ph.D., I remind you.

Or this: when I had to provide a urine sample for an insurance company, I somehow let my friends trick me into taking it to the wrong building. (Sorry — you never know what you’re going to get when you read my emails.)

Or this: despite being Mr. Online Earning Man over here, I was completely unaware of this, which can change your financial outlook darn fast:

http://www.happyearner.com/aha

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