My Most Popular Medium Posts

Business, entrepreneurship, and startups.

I’ve collected a few of my Medium posts that have resonated with a wide range of readers.

Why $50,000 a Month Should Be Your Revenue Goal

Ever since I was a young boy, I’ve loved earning my own money. Paper route, pizza delivery, lawn mowing, etc. My goals were simple, make enough money to buy the crap I wanted that my parents (rightfully so) wouldn’t waste their money on.

As I grew older, I had similar financial goals: make enough money to put a little away each month for a down payment on a house, be able to make the house payment, buy a car, take a vacation now and then, etc.

Nothing wrong with that.

In my early 20’s, I learned that I’d been thinking about work, and specifically money, all wrong.

I Make More Money Online When I Think Like a Drug Dealer

I started out small, selling a digital product that I wrote myself, on a website that I cobbled together using available tools and techniques. I had no experience as a Digital Marketer.

I am a guy that barely graduated from High School, but was aware enough to see that the future of sales was online. In time I went to college and took a ton of online training in Digital Marketing.

I applied my formal education and training by changing the way I ran my online operations, with varied success. My work started to feel too mechanical, so I took a break to assess what the hell was going on.

How I Became An Overnight Success As A Blogger

By the Spring of 2002, I had built and sold a consulting company, and had recently gone back to work as programmer with a huge media company in the Ashburn, Virginia area. I was married with kids, house, pets, debt, the whole thing. I worked a LOT of hours, so many in fact, that I came home one night to find that everyone had moved out.

How I Became A Millionaire

I’ve read many stories about entrepreneurship and making money on Medium, written by people with amazing profiles, and impressively actionable calls to action that take you to nice websites used to collect my email.

Just yesterday I read one, and left a simple comment: “Are you a millionaire?” which drew some attention, but no response from the author. Another reader responded to my comment and pointed me to where I could read more about the author of the story.

I’m not here to bash anyone, I’m here to read and learn. But if I’m spending my precious time trying to learn something, I want the people offering the advice to have actual experience. Otherwise everything they’ve written is some just rehashed bullshit with a click-bait title that does nothing more than fuel dreams.

So I decided to write a simple story about how I actually earned over a million dollars by starting a company and selling it three years later.

How I’ve Created Wildly Successful Products and Services

A short introduction to the three step process I use to develop products and services (both digital and physical) that have generated millions of dollars in revenue over the years.

I’m sure you’ve heard something along the lines of “No risk, no reward”.

Similarly, I say “No value, no reward.

The bottom line is that those that create value are rewarded in some way, and as an entrepreneur, I seek growth and revenue.

Regardless of the method of delivery, online or off, these three steps have worked for me time and time again. No magic, just practical stuff I hope you find useful.

An interested observer, and occasional contributor. I write about mindset, motivation, and making money —

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