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How to Make 1 Million Dollars Online (Even If You’re Broke)

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Ever wonder what it’s like to make a million dollars?

I’m not gonna lie, the first million in sales my company did was kinda surreal.

Especially since I was broke, in debt, and sleeping on my sisters couch just two years prior.

And to be honest, as big of a dream that it was for so long, it wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be.

I just needed to shift a few things to make it happen.  Once I did, it made so much sense to me on how to build a business online.

This is just my journey.

This is how I did it.

This is NOT the only way.

And anyone can do it… if they put the right pieces together. 

This is episode 27 of The School of Greatness with me… AKA The Solo Round.

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The School of Greatness Podcast

How to Make a Million with no Money with Lewis Howes

“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle” – Abraham Lincoln

How to Make 1 Million Dollars Online

I go into detail in the entire episode with specific stories, but below you can see the show notes on what I talk about with building your online business to generate millions.  Also note: I recorded this on my iPhone in Spain between practices while playing pro handball with the Reale Ademar team in Leon.  This is not recorded in the SOG studio in L.A.

1.  Start With Passion

–  My Sports Networker Journey, here I share how I got started, and why I started in the sports business.

–  How I Utilized LinkedIn marketing to build everything- the list was key for me, and LinkedIn gave me a platform to build an audience and I enjoyed teaching this to others.

–  Even more: I started hosting LinkedIn events, wrote a book, then did  workshop, speaking, bigger ticket product and webinars.

2.  Invest In Yourself

–  Keys to Finding Mentors– I cover the importance of investing time into a mentor (and how to find the right one for you)

–  Study as much as you can from people you admire or want to be like online.  As an athlete I learn from watching other great athletes compete.  Apply this to the online business world.

–  Investing in your online education:  If this means buying a course, software, or hiring a coach… do it!

–  Join a mastermind ASAP!  This is a HUGE key to making your first million online.  It might be the biggest accelerator to achieving this goal.

3.  Build Your Audience

– If I could do it all over again I’d just build a list without a site.  So many people are concerned with creating a site that they forget the most important thing is building a list.  Even when people do have their site up and running they forget to have a place for people to opt in.  The site almost becomes pointless when this happens.

4.  Learn Sales and Marketing  

–  You don’t have to be the best at marketing, you just need to know enough to get the job done.  Once you do, sales will be your focus.  I love using webinars to sell because it’s a great way to build your audience as well.  Start with an online bootcamp because you can start selling without having a product (this is key!).

5.  Build Credibility 

–  There are many ways to build credibility online.  I mention how to in this episode but to name a few you can write a book about the topic you love,  guest post on other sites, speak at trade shows, or write for magazines.  Anything to build credibility to increase your personal brand and value perception.

6.  Hustle Every Day 

–  Be as consistent as possible.  No one is going to hand you a million dollars.  It took me a few years of constant 14 hour days of hustling to the point we generated our first 7 figures.  Now I’m able to leverage my time and money to create greater products and live my lifestyle at the next level.

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MorganJackson3

TESTIMONY ON HOW I GOT MY LOAN FROM A GENUINE LOAN COMPANY

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such a reliable company,a God fearing man and trust worthy human.
contact him asap.

MorganJackson3
MorganJackson3

TESTIMONY ON HOW I GOT MY LOAN FROM A GENUINE LOAN COMPANY

Hello everyone, My name is Morgan Jackson, a citizen of USA; am 42 years of age.. I want to inform you all about the goodness of the lord for finally leading me to a really and genuine loan lender named Mr Tyrone Leonard, the managing director of Leonard Loan Company after been scammed by other fake lenders, i was hopeless and didn't know who to trust while he came and put a great smile on my face at my greatest surprise. Anyone of you that have also been a victim of scam, you should bother no more cause, i have bring you good news and the only lender you can trust, just contact them now via email: { leonardloanfirm@yahoo.com } for more info on how to get your loan. And once again thanks be to Mr Tyrone Leonard for giving me a loan of 154,000.00 USD...
such a reliable company,a God fearing man and trust worthy human.
contact him asap.

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Misha Wilson
Misha Wilson

I listened to this, and watched the video interview in regards to your story. Really liked it man. My story is somewhat similar. As a junior I was one of the highest ranked tennis players in Hawaii, and was on my way to a D1 scholarship, and then maybe some pros... but I decided to take a year off to train... and in that year, totally burned myself out by overtraining and drinking too much caffeine. 


Completely blew out my endocrine system and shut down my Adrenal glands. Was most definitely the biggest test of my life. 


BUT... I managed to push through it... get healthy... found the Internet... and now 15 months in hit 6 figures with just affiliate marketing. I'm working on my first sales funnel... for a Solo Ad product I created (Solos are what i used to do well w Affiliate Marketing), and am seeing really good progress man! 


I need to be doing more Webinars... and am gonna dive into your "7 figures w webinars" training here in the next week. 


I need a blog makeover also. Doesn't look NEARLY as good as yours. :) 


Check it out if you have a second, and tell me what you think. :) 


http://MishaWilson.com


Appreciate your inspiring story dude. 


Misha 

zmannoz
zmannoz

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JustinRoy
JustinRoy

I've purchased a domain name. What program do you recommend for building an opt in page?

zmannoz
zmannoz

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Thanks,

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SarahTruman
SarahTruman

Love this - started last September and taking action and investing in my self this year - totally committed to living my life my way and helping people do the same - jumping in with 2 feet.


janetmarie55
janetmarie55

Ok... I realize I'm months behind most of these posts Lewis LOL & Yet here I am!

My business is "Anywhere Windows"

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I'm having some success with this physical product & your insights are extremely helpful.

Check it out !

Hugs from Wisconsin

taranrgrace
taranrgrace

Love it!! Most relevant moment for me was your statement "I can sit in all the seminars I want, listen to as many podcast as I want but until I put in action, work, take the plunge and do something, IT IS ALL MEANINGLESS" !

Rodney-Tyrell Knight
Rodney-Tyrell Knight

I love this episode. A Massive Action Plan. Thanks bro! Just what I needed.

ArmanAssadi
ArmanAssadi

Lewis my man, this is a fantastic post and episode! You just gave me a huge "aha moment" too — gotta love those :)


Keep up the great work, and thank you! 

Kate2014
Kate2014

Thank you for this episode, we love you, Lewis!

galenmoon
galenmoon

Will you do another episode that goes into detail about your LinkedIn events?

Marcus Brooks
Marcus Brooks

I would love to just make $30k of passive income! This is how much I make a year working two jobs.

AlDavidian
AlDavidian

Great info - combined with persistence and working smart as well as hard, a solid blueprint for success. Thank you

Joey Kissimmee
Joey Kissimmee

Thanks for this X-Mas gift my brotha Lewis Howes gonna listen to this one on my morning bike ride today ;-) Merry X-Mas to you and fam.

Anna Eggleston
Anna Eggleston

why did i not know you specialized in online money making?

Drew Maresco
Drew Maresco

I cracked up when you said you lived with your sister cause I live in my sister's basement right now while I'm getting my business going. She's been a total blessing helping me out.

Drew Maresco
Drew Maresco

I have! I have listened to a few of your more recent ones. Daniele LePorte, Chris Lee, Gary V, and Derek Halpern. They've all been awesome thus far!

Lewis Howes
Lewis Howes

thanks Drew, have you listened to more since? :)

Drew Maresco
Drew Maresco

This was the first of your podcasts I heard. Very inspiring. Loved it

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KtL33
KtL33

Thank you for the reminder to just get started. I was sitting here worry about a rebrand and a ton of tiny details. I needed a kick-in-the-pants to get back to writing and adding value. Your podcast was very inspiring!

Monica Aparicio
Monica Aparicio

I havent- but I will!! I think I saw you sitting at Delicatessen yesterday- was that you? :)

Nelson David Bassey
Nelson David Bassey

Really enjoyed it, as much as every other podcast of yours. Unlike most audio learning programs, your podcast carries this unique energy and freshness that empowers. Thanks Howes! :)

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