July 17th, 2018 | By Tom Woods
These people make me crazy.
A democratic socialist on Twitter writes:
“Remember, babes, there’s nothing moral about work, and you have basic human rights to food, water, shelter, and health care (among other things) whether or not you work.”
There are scores of things wrong with that statement, but here’s the key one. If there’s nothing moral about work, and we all decide simply to loaf around and exercise our “rights” to shelter and health care, who’s going to provide the shelter and health care that we supposedly have a right to?
How can I exercise a “right” to something that doesn’t exist?
And if we can’t all exercise this “right” at once, how can it be a natural right that belongs by nature to all of us?
In fact, work is profoundly moral, and it involves providing people with things they want.
And if you aren’t just fooling yourself and you really do want an online business, you will need to sell something.
Creating something to sell sounds like a lot of work.
But what if I found you three in-demand things that you can get the rights to sell as your own, and keep all the profits?
Would that not make your online income stream project 100 times easier?
(Some of my best-selling stuff consists of products I bought the resell rights to, as opposed to products I created myself.)
You can have your own business by today.
Check it out:
July 16th, 2018 | By Tom Woods
Last week I sent my email list an unintentionally cryptic message. I told people to do something on Tuesday the 16th.
Tuesday is the 17th, as many of you kind folks wrote to tell me!
But it turns out I was kind of right.
You can do the thing I urged you to do on both days.
That thing was this:
Start that blog you know you should start.
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So if you’ve been meaning to take the plunge, why not do it now?
Plus, I’ll help get you visitors, and that’s the hardest part of a new site.
Here’s the link:
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July 12th, 2018 | By Tom Woods
I just read a report about the 2018 Libertarian National Convention in New Orleans.
The author wrote:
“Woods is arguably the most divisive figure alive in the modern libertarian movement. To his supporters, he is the ideological linchpin that sets the standard for libertarian pedagogy. For many in this room, his podcast The Tom Woods Show has been an inspirational guideline that provides a historical roadmap to the libertarian movement dating back to the beginning of our country. To his detractors, Woods is a firebrand with a murky past and he received a cold shoulder from the LP leadership who have attacked him in the past for what they perceive to be Woods’ more conservative philosophies.”
A few thoughts here.
For one thing, I never set out to be “the most divisive figure.” (I’m not even sure the claim is true, but let’s accept it for the sake of argument.) That’s dumb, and wouldn’t work anyway.
But this title isn’t anything I’d want to run away from, that’s for sure.
It means my ideas get talked about.
It means my name gets repeated again and again.
It means people seek out my books and podcast episodes to find out what the fuss is about.
When I was promoting The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History years ago, the TV spot that got me the most sales wasn’t the interview I did on MSNBC with Pat Buchanan. It was the argument I had with Alan Colmes on FOX News.
Conflict gets people’s attention. It makes them takes sides. And when they take sides, they cheer for their side.
You build a devoted following.
Meanwhile, there’s a milquetoast think-tank head who doesn’t like me. He gives boring speeches than offend no one. (Except Nazis. He’s really bold, so he’s summoned his courage to oppose…Nazis. So there are 544 people in the U.S. who would be repelled by the guy.)
Result: nobody would cross the street to hear this guy speak, which is why he speaks only at conferences with captive audiences.
I know which one of us I’d rather be.
Yes, you can try to be Oprah and appeal to the whole world. But then, you’re competing with the whole world.
Or, you can be you — unapologetically you — and build up raving followers in some niche. Depending on the niche you may take some abuse, too, but just get a thick skin.
In other words: pick an area, and stake your claim there.
Simple way to begin: start a blog. It will make you a better writer, it will add your voice to the conversation, it will get you off Facebook (where you’re spending lots of unproductive time) and give you something productive to point to, it gives you an opportunity to earn affiliate commissions, and it’s your piece of online ground on which you can stake your claim.
The sooner you begin, the sooner you’ll see results.
What to do next:
June 28th, 2018 | By Tom Woods
Came across this on Twitter:
“Literally in tears. Haven’t felt this hopeless in a long time. With Justice Kennedy leaving, we now have two options as Americans: get fitted for your Nazi uniform or report directly to your death camp. How do you fight the darkness without light? My spark is going out. #SCOTUS”
We have two options: get fitted for your Nazi uniform, or report directly to your death camp.
I replied to him:
“Third option might involve a mental hospital.”
Some so-called progressives genuinely believe we’re more or less living under a Nazi regime. Others just use hysterical headlines to drive traffic.
That’s not a good long-run strategy.
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June 22nd, 2018 | By Tom Woods
What do I do when I’m stumped on something in my various online ventures?
I ask Kevin Fahey, whose private Facebook group alone is worth the price of his indispensable IM VIP Training membership (for which he’s offering a $1 trial this week, which you should certainly take him up on).
First off, I’m a paid member, and splurged for the lifetime membership:
A lot of people come to me with questions, but when I myself have a question, I go to Kevin.
Your questions probably won’t be as technical as mine, but I include a few of mine to show just how broad Kevin’s knowledge is, and how he regularly participates in his private Facebook group:
Kevin wound up making me a screenshot video to show me what to do (this is from Skype):
He’s a good guy, period.
Again, for just a few days he’s offering a $1 trial for his flagship program, IM VIP Training, where I’m a lifetime member. The members’ area is massive, teaches anything you could possibly dream of learning about generating an online income (the strategy as well as the nitty-gritty technical aspects). And it includes Kevin’s special Facebook group as a bonus.
This saves you days, weeks, months, even years of frustration and failure that going it alone often amounts to.
No more fruitlessly staring at your screen, or dealing with $0 paydays day in and day out with no idea what to do next.
Come on now: Kevin’s Irish accent alone is worth the $1: