The surprising insights going from $20/hr to $3,000/hr

I used to get really weird reactions when I would quote my hourly consulting rate -- and it was only $20 back then. Fast forward to the last time I did consulting, when I quoted my hourly rate of $3,000, and I got barely a raised eyebrow. How did I go from $20 to $3,000/hour in a ...

Case Study: How Julia went from $8 to $125 per hour

Think about what it would mean to go from $8/hour to $125/hour. It’s a complete socio-economic shift -- you have the ability to save, plan ahead, and buy things you would never be able to do at $8/hour. Today, an amazing story about how one of my students did just that -- even though she had ...

How to raise your rates

A bunch of sex-crazed IWT readers keep demanding that I do personal appearances, so I’ve decided their wish is my command. A few parts of that last sentence are not true. Here’s a video I just did on how to raise your rates (including the word-for-word script to use): [embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jy2xxhfKDNM[/embed] ...

When dumb people want nice things

A few years ago, I was doing a weekly ABC News segment. One day, my producer asked me, “So how old are you?” I was 26 at the time. “Aw, how cute,” she said. That was weird. She was a 24-year-old Asian girl, so why would she call an older guy “cute?” It doesn’t make sense. She saw my ...

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How I traveled for 3 weeks and made passive income

A few months ago, I took a 3-week vacation to SE Asia for 3 weeks -- all over Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand. Nobody on this site knew I was gone. Yet while I was abroad, I earned tens and tens of thousands of dollars while completely off the grid. Taking a break from eating before eating again WTF I always ...

Stop being sleazy: Ethical sales techniques to earn a $5,000 raise

For some reason, many of us have the invisible script that “selling = sleazy.” Maybe it’s that we remember pushy, slimy salespeople trying to convince us to buy something we don’t really need -- so we assume that all salespeople act like that. Wrong, wrong, wrong. I was recently shopping for some clothes and not finding anything. Just then, ...