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Case studies: Getting paid to hustle

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I’m sure you’re tired of hearing me talk this month, so today I want to turn it over to 3 of my students.

Watch how they hustled — and got paid for it.

1) Ben D.: Marketing/business development

“I approached the owner of a restaurant/pub that I frequent. I simply walked in and asked to speak to the owner. I talked to him for a few minutes, put together a quote, and got a $90 check (after material costs) for about 1.5 hours of work after our conversation. Amazingly simple process – I was sort of stunned afterward thinking, ‘Did that really just happen?’”

2) Daniel C.: Advanced sailing instructor

Daniel started teaching advanced sailing instruction and he wasn’t sure how to get leads for his business.

Over the past month he used Earn1K scripts to pitch the most prestigious yacht brokerage in his area. He struck a deal with them to co-host classes with him — taking all the risk. Not only that, they’re paying him for the classes! In exchange, he’s getting access to their customer base.

He now has more leads than he can handle.

3) João G.: Web developer

“My first client was a friend of mine that is a Director on a big company that needed to develop a website using Drupal. I sent a proposal to develop the website, but the company decided to do it with a Canadian firm (much bigger then I). When I didn’t got the job I wasn’t upset. Actually I helped my friend to ask the right questions and I kept checking how I could help him. When the site was done he called me and hired me as a retainer to maintain the site. This contract was small, but this led me do other projects that I could charge 14K+ and I could also met other Drupal developers that hired me to do more jobs!”

What do you notice about these examples?

1. They’re all hustling…and getting paid to do it
2. Each of them are Earn1k students

Now that you’ve learned some of the fundamentals of hustling — like focusing on disproportionate results, negotiating, and building your own network — you can apply them to earning money on the side.

It’s not just theoretical. Those examples above are just a few of hundreds of people now earning money on the side. They invested in themselves, took action, and now are continuing to hustle — but earning thousands on the side each month.

This is precisely what I teach in my Earn1k course on earning money on the side. After this free 30-day hustling course completes tomorrow, I’m giving away an additional week of free, never-before-released case studies, examples, and even a live webcast on earning money on the side.

But to get it, you have to be on the Earn1k Insider’s List.

I hope you sign up before I close it down.

TODAY: To do

This week’s challenge was to convince a friend to save $500 using my material. This is a test rife with psychological implications and ramifications, since (1) money is taboo, (2) your friends — and most people — are skeptical of anything relating to money, and (3) most people find applied persuasion very difficult.

Because the challenge is so difficult, I offered airfare to SXSW and 3 tickets to a sold-out party — or 30 minutes of strategy discussion with me.

Unfortunately, all of the results this week sucked. Sorry, but nobody wins.

It’s incredibly difficult to change behavior, so I expected this challenge to be harder than before. Indeed, some of the responses showed promise, like this one:

“Told another friend that I was helping this friend save a few hundred. Lesson that I learned? A few hundred is too vague and/or too little. Next time I’m going to test two responses: $500 and $1000 to see if they bite”

Very good insight on future testing. But ultimately, I care about results. And none stood out for pure hustle and notable outcomes.

FORTUNATELY, I’m offering a second chance at the prize.

Here’s how: Leave a comment here by Friday at 12pm PST describing the results you got with this 30-day hustling course. Not your friends — just your own results this month reading IWT.

(Hint: Winners will use SPECIFIC numbers and measures to describe the results they got, not just “I feel confident now!”) Tell me what you tried. Tell me what worked and what failed. Tell me why you weren’t doing it before, what clicked to change your behavior, and what you’re doing next.

If you win, you’ll be able to choose between…

1) Airfare for the SXSW conference on March 11-20 in Austin TX from wherever you are in the continental United States. You’ll also get 3 tickets to Andrew Warner (of Mixergy fame)’s sold-out SXSW party with awesome people. That’s 1 for you, and 2 for anyone you want to take (to provide value FIRST).

-or-

2) A 30-minute conference call with me and 3 of your friends to talk about whatever topics interest you the most, like the psychology of persuasion, negotiation, time management, etc.

Leave a comment below by Friday, 2/4 at 12pm Pacific with your results from this month. Looking forward to choosing a winner.


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By the way, I just released a new case study: “From $0 to $1,500/month of side income in 2 weeks.” Sign up above to get it. Only available for the next 24 hours.

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James Clear
5 years 5 months ago

The sailing example is brilliant because it totally crushes the I-don’t-know-anyone/ I-don’t-have-the-right-people-in-my-network/ I-didn’t-go-to-the-right-school myth. He didn’t know how to get in touch with any of his clients at first.

Plus, talking with a yacht brokerage (or any business with access to lots of quality leads) is a super high-value activity. Think about how much time he could have wasted posting ads on Craigslist or putting up flyers or building a website about sailing… when all he really needed to do was develop a good pitch to address people that already have access to his market.

Melissa Breau
5 years 5 months ago
While I’m not part of the 30-day course, I started reading your site just 2 weeks ago and applying some of the things I’ve learned it’s already netted me over $200 (in 2 weeks!). As a freelance writer one of the hardest aspects of freelancing for me has always been price-setting. I work with a lot of small businesses–recently a client who I’ve worked for before approached me about a new project. I severely undercharged him the first time we worked together. I had just started doing freelance work and I was scared that he wouldn’t hire me if I… Read more »
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Sarah
5 years 5 months ago
Ramit, Thanks for this inspiring 30 days of information on testing assumptions, trying new tactics, testing, retesting, and above all else, hustling and making stuff happen. You teach that it’s not luck, it’s concrete, hard work and careful analysis that gets you to where you want to be – and that’s the kind of stuff we should all be doing. Taking the time to learn, test, explore, and practice new things. As you’ve said in your post, ‘the best indicator of future action is past action,’ and the people who take the time to try these techniques are going to… Read more »
Audrey
Audrey
5 years 5 months ago
Hey Ramit, Just wanted to let you know that I took your lessons on hustling and the craigslist penis effect to heart. I had an interview for a job, and I really wanted to dominate. So I set up FOUR practice interviews. (which doesn’t sound like much, but everyone I talked to was impressed with the effort I put forth) The first was just with a friend. The second a friend who is in the HR business. Then another two, one each week before my actual interview with the career center at my alma mater. Found out that my second… Read more »
Audrey
Audrey
5 years 5 months ago

Just as a follow up, I managed to negotiate a $3000 pay raise over the initial offer they quoted!

(they ended up hiring me for a different position which pays less, but it’s still $13,000 more than I make now, with the potential to move up in 9-12 months. Yes, I got that in writing!)

Martin
5 years 5 months ago
I saved my friend ~$2,285, I hardly think that result “sucks” when the goal was only $500. Also included a pretty comprehensive analysis of how the money was saved, as well as the assumptions which were fairly conservative. But I also know that my week 4 results are still pending moderation since I included two links to online calculators I used, and I know comments with links are not automatically approved. I also knew that was a risk going in, and chose to go ahead and include those links anyways. Gotta stick to your guns sometimes, right? Anyways, time to… Read more »
Chris
Chris
5 years 5 months ago
I’ve been kicking ass with my design consulting business, and have more work than I can handle. Yesterday someone hit me up with a side job that I just didn’t have time for. But instead of saying “no”, I called a friend who is out of work and asked if he would like to do some ghost-writing for me. Then called my new client back and said “YES!” I charge the client $100/hr and will do a few hours of heavy lifting each week, while compensating my friend $30/hr for his content contribution. End result: I expect to have a… Read more »
Lindsey
5 years 5 months ago
I’m the kind of person who always wants to better myself. I always feel like there is something new to learn so I can be better. After stumbling across your blog mid-January, I wasn’t sure of the value it would add to my life – there are so many personal finance blogs and advice out there. I read a couple of your entries, and especially the credit card one stood out to me – I didn’t know a lot of the tips you mentioned (credit card companies extending warranties on electronics? say what!), so I decided to give you a… Read more »
Tanya
Tanya
5 years 5 months ago
In the course of just a few weeks, I’ve essentially BEAT my procrastination habit, which was slowly killing my freelance writing career. I applied for and landed a new gig editing and writing for a well known personality’s website. I earned about $2500 more (AMAZING!) than I usually do simply by accepting more assignments with the confidence that I could complete them. On a slightly smaller scale (though no less satisfying), I cleaned my car, which I’d been telling myself I’d do for about what felt like years. No joke – that was a BIG DEAL for me. Bottom line:… Read more »
Graeme
Graeme
5 years 5 months ago
Since reading your book mid-December, I’ve been focusing on negotiating with phone and internet companies. Easy, quick, and produces results with no tradeoff in quality. I’m going to implement the other savings tips once I create more income (launching a website in two weeks to offer LSAT lessons online). I figure making money should be the first priority. Here are the results of my “hustling” with phone companies (not all in the past 48 hours). 1. Called my cellphone provider (owned by Rogers) and cited a better offer with a competing cell phone company (also owned by Rogers). They offered… Read more »
Jeff
Jeff
5 years 5 months ago
Ramit, I do quite a bit of math and physics tutoring for high school students. Before your lessons on Hustling, I expanded my target and started working more and more with adults who were returning go college to prepare for a new career or who needed coaching in a specific area for a standardized test of some type: nursing school, pharmacy tech., firefighter academy, GMAT, LSAT, etc. I felt like this was already hustling, since this an extra 10-12 hours a week at $35-50 per hour on top of my jobs as a teacher and a part-time window cleaner. The… Read more »
Chris
Chris
5 years 5 months ago

Nice work, Jeff!

Graeme
5 years 5 months ago

Good work. I’m launching an LSAT tutoring website, but I should look into giving an LSAT seminar like that locally.

Danielle
5 years 5 months ago
Ramit! I am so excited to tell you about my negotiation payoff! I read the “How to negotiate better than 99% of people” article and put it to the test – the result got me an extra $15,000 over the next 6 months!!! A little background – I’m currently on temporary relocation to California through work and my company gives me a stipend for being out here (it covers housing, meals, etc). The stipend is a lump sum in my paycheck and I get to choose how to allocate it, meaning if I live modestly I can accrue a nice… Read more »
Ben
5 years 5 months ago
Hey Ramit! I`ve worked for 9 years now…And I`m in my mid 20`s! I`ve worked hard and built up credibility. I am SO lucky to get approached with 1-2 business opportunities per month avg. from my extended network. In most cases (where there is not enough short term profit for my taste) I often give some good advice and have a cup of coffee now and then to socialize. It makes me happy to see people succeed even though I have no financial interest. This FREE (honest) help has even given me kickback opportunities like (We will develop product X,… Read more »
Martin
5 years 5 months ago
Month of Hustling in Review This 30-day “hustling” course aligned really well with some initiatives in my life. In November, I made the decision to enter the world of self-employment by building an income-on-the-side. Getting started was well guided by Tim Ferriss’ Four Hour Workweek, and ultimately what got me linked in to your blog. This hands-on practice month has been really great to help me develop those skills. Since I started hustling months ago, the 30-day course’s specific influence is a bit hazy, but the reassurance, guidance, and support has been extremely valuable. I’ve run into a lot of… Read more »
Adam
Adam
5 years 5 months ago
Hope you don’t take this the wrong way, but I found that the best response to the emails I’ve been getting from you was to not read them (tonight was a rare exception: I’d set aside some “down time” and thought it’d be fun to go back through the emails I hadn’t read–in reverse order, so this is the first one I’ve seen thus far). See, I started a new company with two of my friends about a month ago, the kind of startup that’ll need outside funding to make it. And as interested as I was in your emails,… Read more »
Adam
Adam
5 years 5 months ago

(Just wanted to add that I’ve now spent my entire evening reading through the back emails and have–no surprise–found them very enjoyable and useful.)

karen
karen
5 years 5 months ago
Prior to taking the hustle course, I sold my hand made gnomes for $40 each (in December I sold 13 X$40 for a total of $520). Using the info from the hustle course, I have sold 7 gnomes X $200 for a total of $1400–nearly 3 times the profit for half the price. This is the same product with stories on the tags developed based on customer observations. I also now wear a leather apron and outfit so I look like a “gnome maker.” I applied the techniques in the story about the boy selling things and taking notes, plus… Read more »
Anne
Anne
5 years 5 months ago

Hi Karen!

Can I ask how/where you are selling your gnomes? I sell handcrafed jewelry, and it sounds like we have run into similar stumbling blocks. Any help or advice you could give me would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

Anne

Tom Watson
Tom Watson
5 years 5 months ago
I produce a product and have been hustling on permitting, production, marketing and fulfillment. Timeline: 1/4/11 Sent one question email and received response-( Fulfillment) Baby Step 1/5/11 Sent Draft Production Agreement-(Diversify Production) Reach Out & Make Contact 1/14/11 Negotiated Seed Purchase Agreement. Seed is a limiting factor for production. Got into suppliers head, found need, pain point, determined target purchase price, proposed barter/purchase to fill supplier’s need. Result-Secured 87% of needed seed at half of my target price, remaining 13% purchased at my target price. I represent only 6% of farmers, but secured 40% of available stock for highest value… Read more »
Amy
Amy
5 years 5 months ago
My hustling results didn’t follow the exact order of your course, but the techniques and constant reminder to hustle were what really motivated me. Once I started succeeding, I realized that everything is negotiable. What worked best for me is being friendly and showing that my offers also took into account the needs of the person I was negotiating with. I don’t have a side job, so my results are from my work and personal life: I was recommended for a new job in educational sales. The resume I originally submitted was heavy on sales experience, and I wasn’t left… Read more »
David
5 years 5 months ago
RESULTS FROM 1 MONTH OF HUSTLING I’ve been flying under the radar on this blog. Following along, but not hitting the kind of targets that Ramit’s winners usually do. However, while I may not have hit a home run on any single challenge, I have hit a series of singles, and a couple of doubles, and to continue the baseball analogy, that leads to quite a few scores. Here are my results: In week 1, I left a comment about how I planned to improve my public speaking, and how I was automating the practice into my life. While this… Read more »
Lily
Lily
5 years 5 months ago

Instead of being scared of big projects that came my way, the hustle course turned my ‘no’ response into an enthusiastic ‘yes’.
We’re on track to close a 200k project today because of it.

Thanks Ramit.

Jessica H.
Jessica H.
5 years 5 months ago
HUSTLING RESULTS I’m going to divide this into two sections: hustling on my primary project, and other hustling wins. I spent some time identifying my larger goal (to get one of the best jobs in my field) and my time-scale (nine months to official application season). Once I’d figured out what I was trying to do, here’s how I took action: – I got 30 former students and peers to write testimonials about what a great teacher I am, and what I’ve taught them best. I then cross-correlated those against what I know certain positions are looking for, and have… Read more »
Jessica H.
Jessica H.
5 years 5 months ago
So … I literally JUST had another big win five minutes ago. One of the people I contacted as part of my week #2 exercise just emailed me, asking if I would like to join a multi-million dollar research project that involves some of the top names in my field – including one person I’d really like to work for. I have to consider what I’m going to negotiate for, but this is an incredible opportunity. So: thanks, Ramit. Quality really does pay off. I’ve been a top-notch professional for a long time, but it’s making a huge difference for… Read more »
Peter
5 years 5 months ago
Ramit, We have had very measurable success in our implementation of what we have learned through IWT. Specifically, we developed and tested a new proposal format that has increased our close rate by roughly 50% and has also lead to clients being *happy* to sign up without feeling the need or urge to negotiate on price. How did we do this? We created this improvement by breaking away from a proposal model that focuses on the features of our services and, instead, focusing on the specific problems that our services help solve. See examples below: Old Model (and what most… Read more »
Mercedes
Mercedes
5 years 5 months ago
Ok, results both for a friend I helped sort out his finances using those tactics, and me: My friend and I are on the same salary (he gets a yearly bonus of up to $1300, I don’t). He’s $2400 into his overdraft, had 0 savings and hasn’t been able to afford visiting his family in ages; and he makes me feel guilty for having savings and going on holiday. So when he found out his only sibling was getting married this summer, he realised he had to do something so he could afford flying to the wedding. I’d suggested ways… Read more »
Christina Harris
5 years 5 months ago
My new favorite activity now is hustling. Why? There was something that clicked this month that has me hustling for all the business opportunities I’ve got going on. I still have my 9-5 job, but I wrote down what I want in the next 12 months, how much it’s going to take to get there, and just started hustling to get the money and connections to get there. Warning, I do have a lot of items in the fire, but this is what I’ve done in the last 30 days by using the techniques from the hustling course. 1. I… Read more »
Katharine
Katharine
5 years 5 months ago
Hey Ramit, I just want to say thank you for inspiring me to STOP worrying and to TAKE ACTION — to make the things I want happen. After reading your posts, I decided to apply for a second part-time position as a full-time college student. As ridiculous as it sounds, despite obvious obstacles (e.g. my status as a full-time college student, inflexible class schedule, lack of experience in the field) I was welcomed to work at a place that gave me almost unlimited access and resources to fulfill one of my childhood dreams. Moreover, I was even more so generously… Read more »
Lisa
Lisa
5 years 5 months ago

Hi Ramit, I read your blog all the time but never post. Your “hustling” series was so inspirational that this morning I asked for and received an $8,500 raise with a second several thousand dollar raise coming in June. Thanks so much.

Kyle McDermaid
5 years 5 months ago
I own a small medical delivery company in Reno, NV. Here is a comparison of a very similar transaction before and after reading your material this month on how to hustle. Before I knew how to hustle: Last year I bought a 2010 Toyota Yaris for about $19,000 with a 0% interest loan with no money down. After I learned to hustle/negotiate like an Indian: 1/31/11 I bought another 2010 Toyota Yaris and was able to negotiate the price down to $17,800 for each vehicle for the same 0% interest over 5 years with no money down. After agreeing to… Read more »
Carl Benjamin
Carl Benjamin
5 years 5 months ago

I managed to save $500. It is not the way everyone does it, but it worked for me.
1. Transeferred $200 from paypal account. (Articles I write for Associated content)
2. Added $170 from my SS check
3. Added $30 from aluminum cans I collected and cashed in.
4. Collected a little over $100 for mileage from my work at the college. I suppervise student teachers.
Note; Glad I did this too. I just filed my IRS taxes just a bit over $1000 due on April 18. Not everyone gets a refund. lol

Manpriya
Manpriya
5 years 5 months ago
One first look at your 30 day hustling course, I didn’t think that I had the wherewithal to accomplish anything you might be encouraging me to set out to do. A quick review of Seth Godin’s “Lynchpin” convinced me, however, that my fear mind was all but stopping me from doing anything to change my life for the better. So I did what you recommended, I hustled. I hustled A LOT. I negotiated a pay raise from $300 a week to $550. I negotiated to set my own standards of how to do my job, how to develop more creativity… Read more »
Kyle McDermaid
5 years 5 months ago

Also, negotiated the price of new software down from $269/month to $199/month

Savings over 12 months = $840

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
5 years 5 months ago
30 Day Hustling Course has led me to 1) Save $660 2) Invest Money in business 3) Overcome time barrier 4) Make Specific Goals 1) Saving Money through negotiating. – Had 1 failure – where I called my car insurance company USAA after receiving quotes from 3 other insurance companies for 25% less than I currently pay. I love USAA and am very loyal to them but the savings was just too great. I honestly expected them to match or at least lower my premium as I’m a good negotiator and had a very tactical approach, but they said they… Read more »
Casey
Casey
5 years 5 months ago
Ramit: Truthfully, I’m guilty of only a partial hustle, but it has had very positive results. Currently I have a really good job in the Biotech Industry, but have tried to get into Law School for the past year. I took the LSAT, did fairly well and applied, unfortunately I didn’t in. The motivation and challenge to “Hustle” recharged me to make contact with a friend who is actually an Intellectual Property Lawyer in the area. After a quick call just after New Year’s, we met up for a quick lunch, where he dropped off tons of study guides. He… Read more »
Annie
Annie
5 years 5 months ago
30 DAY HUSTLE RESULTS Week 1 – Invisible scripts of luck and success This week’s challenge was difficult for me because I had trouble relating to the examples in the invisible scripts. I never really felt as if I couldn’t do anything or that anything was beyond my reach. However, it got me thinking that the point of the invisible scripts was to propel action and that was something I wasn’t doing. So I asked myself why not? Turns out my script was “I need to wait until the time is right to do X,Y, Z” but no time was… Read more »
Mark Walsh
5 years 5 months ago
This last month of hustling has been my most productive time in the last year. I have found success both personally and professionally, and owe much of that to what you’ve taught me in the last 30 days. To start off, I paid off all my cc’s and negiotiated down my APR to average of 8.9% (down from an ave of 17.9%), while increasing my credit limits by over 100% ($13,400 total credit increased to $27,500). I recieved over $2,000 worth of print advertising in exchange for goods and services which cost me less than 2 hours of time and… Read more »
Wayne
Wayne
5 years 5 months ago
RESULTS: 1. I used testing of certain scripts to try to contact decision-makers at ten businesses that could potentially use my services. After honing the “pick-up,” I landed four concrete “job interviews,” two over coffee. The four meetings I landed were the last four in the ten attempted, so that success indicates I successfully tuned the messages that were rejected. 2. I decided to continue the testing, so each meeting of the four was scripted differently based on success or failure of the previous meeting. The first meeting went terribly. I couldn’t convince the business owner that she needed my… Read more »
Wayne
Wayne
5 years 5 months ago
One other result: While I didn’t post a result for helping friends save money (because I was caught in the winter storm), I did successfully help a friend save more than $1,500. I started by just offering general money saving advice to a number of people, but that was not well received. Then I took the approach of LISTENING to people detail their lives, and I offered specific suggestions. Even those were not incredibly well received . . . mostly “maybe I’ll look into it” type of responses, but one woman–a person who doesn’t even need the money–took my advice… Read more »
João Guilherme
João Guilherme
5 years 5 months ago

Hey Ramit ! Thanks for quoting me ! I’ll keep hustling to send you more stories !

Anne
5 years 5 months ago
30 Days of Hustling- My 5 Big Wins 1. Before the 30 Day Hustle started, I read Tim Ferris’ book The Four Hour Body. Tim’s slow carb diet along with the motivation from your blog has allowed me to lose 10lbs, and 3.5” around my waist in 30 days. I started the diet before the hustle, but wasn’t sticking to it 100%. I really had to break a pattern of coddling myself and saying, “well, it’s okay to cheat today because…” Thanks to the webcast with BJ Fogg, I made a point to create baby steps for success, like drinking… Read more »
Tom Watson
Tom Watson
5 years 5 months ago

Additional Hustling comment:

Failure- No repsonse from 1/5/11 Draft Production Proposal, so …
2/5/11 Called contact and identified 6 pain points, why the proposal is not progressing ( none on my end). Will work this month solving these issues providing value at no charge.

Hustling Big Wins
Draft Production Agreement
Seed Purchased ($42,000 value for $1,020)
Marketing Advice($5-10K)
Tom2y Mariculture Facebook Page
Free YouTube Promotional Video

Aatash Parikh
Aatash Parikh
5 years 5 months ago
I think this is too late for the competition, but not going to win that anyway. I have a few results and many things learned. What I learned: -the distinction between consumption and action. doing >>>> knowing. -small steps really help you get bigger results. -talking to a successful person in your field can teach you a ton, and give you a very valuable relationship -making cool stuff = hard work. definitely very eye-opening/inspiring to see how hard you work to create your content. but that focusing that hard work (& perhaps testing to figure out where to focus it)… Read more »
Alex Guertin
5 years 5 months ago
Here is what I did since the beginning of the hustling course: 1) Last year I launched a sport supplement online (www.aceformula.com) and sales were slow so I tried different tactics. So this month, I launched a special 2for1 promo and tried to go after tennis players on Twitter. Within a week, I went from 25 followers to 308 followers on @aceformula. I also compiled a list of 50 tennis blogs and contacted each one of them individually to offer them to write guest post on sport nutrition and try to work out an affiliate deal with them. We are… Read more »
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LSM
LSM
5 years 5 months ago

Hi, You Rock! I had a $52,000 credit line that I negotiated a pay off down to $12,000. I rock too!!!

Jaime
Jaime
5 years 5 months ago
This was my fastest big win this past month: Goal: Break my fear of trying to land a jump on a snowboard To make sure I hit the goal, I told my friends my goal as we were heading to the mountain, so that I could have some accountability. Later in the trip, I asked a friend who can do tricks if he’d be willing to help me if I needed it. I originally started totally on my own with no one helping, thinking I could just brute-force it. That was not only stupid, but painful; I didn’t land anything.… Read more »
Mike M.
Mike M.
5 years 5 months ago

Putting up fliers in my area, an ethnic part of orange county, in multiple languages advertising English lessons. I haven’t gotten any responses yet, so I probably need to start drilling down to more specific markets and k at finding my first few customers. Possible markets are: professional immigrants who already have moderate skill with English who are looking to improve their accent and colloquial English, another option is heads of household who have low English skill looking to improve in specific situations.

Still unsure how to break into these markets, any advice would be appreciated.

Derek B.
Derek B.
5 years 5 months ago
I want to start out by first saying thanks to Ramit for offering all of this great material and motivation for free. I could never have accomplished all of the things I have listed below without access to the information that you have provided, and without you actively setting the goals for me each week. Those goals were really powerful in helping me achieve everything I have mentioned below. Here is what I accomplished over the last 30 days. (1) NEW SCRIPT1: FLY TO HAWAII FOR MY HONEYMOON Find a way to get to Hawaii for my dream honeymoon for… Read more »
Bryan
Bryan
5 years 5 months ago
I got 2 main big wins, and one plan for what’s next.  Win 1) 10% raise in salary and 16% bonus by taking a leadership role in my workgroup without being asked.  I did this by training multiple contract employees while still completing my regular job assignments.  This was done mainly by eliminating all the “fat” from my day to day tasks to help make time for the added mentor role I was playing with multiple contract workers. I was able to create documented procedures for job responsibilities and created a streamlined system that could be adapted and modified by… Read more »
Steve J
Steve J
5 years 5 months ago
Just read the article today. That’s fine if I don’t get a chance, just wanted to finally leave a comment. This last month was a very productive month for me, mostly bc I kept reading your articles and they gave me the inspiration I needed. First I changed my schedule @ work where I work less days, get more hours and a little more in income (I’m a paramedic so I finally have a 24 HR shift) btw my results might seem minor but they’re a great start for me thus far. As cliche as this may sound I actually… Read more »
Chris Hughes
5 years 5 months ago
Earlier this week, I went into a Wine Bar in Orlando(my current city) with my MacBook Pro and my Kodak Zi8. I approached the owner of the bar with an idea (for me to share where I was with my social networks to generate buzz for his bar). He already had a Facebook fan page and understood that he needed to start using it to interact with his fans, but he just didn’t know how. I convinced him to record a 15 second video telling people if they came in that day(it was Wednesday), that the first 5 people to… Read more »
Larry L.
Larry L.
5 years 5 months ago
I convinced my wife to save over $2000 a year in fees from her mutual funds, permanently. I convinced her to liquidate certain managed mutual funds with annual fees of between 1.3 to 3.0% over the next couple of months, to open a Vanguard account online, and buy into a Vanguard Targeted Retirement fund instead over the course of the next year (for the sake of dollar cost averaging). Now, you might say this will not count for the contest in two, possibly three, technical aspects: (1) it is way after 12pm PST Friday (2) the following is about me… Read more »
Chris
Chris
5 years 5 months ago
Ramit- I’ve been reading your blog for months and months now, and your “hustling” course is paying significant dividends. I’ve just last month made more income with side work (technical writing) than I did with my part-time day job- which, of course, means that I’ve started automating my savings by setting up direct deposits into dedicated accounts with my salaried pay, and living off the freelance money. I’d been hesitant to ask for an hourly rate for my freelance work above the one I make at my salaried position, and only raised the rate for new clients when I started… Read more »
KP Kelly
5 years 5 months ago

“trolls and whiners”

Love it! So happy to hear I am not the only one facing those beasties.

Ryan McRae
Ryan McRae
5 years 5 months ago
This is how I screwed things up with the Briefcase Technique (I’m in the video above.) I’ll keep this short: I revealed my rates IN THE MENU I CREATED. This was a huge mistake. Why? Because I created a reason for them to dismiss it. “Aww, this is great, except the price.” Our brains are WIRED to find the problem, the flaw, the fly in the ointment. So sell them on the service, and then, once you’ve answered questions: Then reveal it. Your stock with them has to rise and rise. From now on, I’m going to remove the prices,… Read more »
Angela
Angela
5 years 5 months ago
Hey Ramit, Thanks for all the material you’ve been sending out in the last week. I actually learned a lot about myself and what I can do with my idea. If I were more financially able to afford Earn1k, I would have totally signed up tonight for it, after listening to your webcast. But I also paid attention to the questions people asked about whether Earn1k is NOT right for them, and realized I fit into that category, too. Since I have just started out on my own, I’m still working on building a savings account, and I know that… Read more »
Jon The Engineer
5 years 5 months ago

Absolutely. People just need to get out of their comfort zone and really go after the cash because for damn sure it’s not just going to come to them without some effort. Great post as usual.

Michael A. Robson
5 years 5 months ago

Very cool. Love the testimonials. I’m reading “The Art of the Deal” by The Donald right now. Talk about hustle!

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1 month 22 days ago

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