When I went on book tour in 2009, I met readers from all over the country: Seattle, Minneapolis, LA, and all over. I remember meeting them and asking what they wished I wrote more about. The responses surprised me: “Your automation stuff is great,” they said, “but I want to know how to earn more money.” This was the most popular request in every city I visited, and is still one of the most popular questions I get from new visitors to IWT.
There are lots of ways to make money, and there’s a ton of advice — much of it contradictory and just plain bad. Most “experts” have never explored ALL the options, so they take the one method they know, then try to apply it to everything. “To a man with a hammer…”
Should you freelance? Productize? Negotiate your salary? What about the fabled passive income?
I decided to put together a quick presentation showing you the pros and cons of each choice. Each way has pros and cons, and I’ll be straight with you about each.
I’ve used each of these approaches personally (e.g., raising my hourly rate from $20/hour to $3,000/hr) and have done extensive research on each, so I want to share what I spent years figuring out.