Self Made Wealth News and Review
What is the Self Made WEALTH program all about?
Self-Made WEALTH is a complete money and wealth training program created to help people develop healthy and sustainable approaches to spending, saving, and investing for life.
The Self-Made WEALTH Program includes:
A Self-Made WEALTH Introduction Video with Eben
1. 5 “Fast-Start” Video Sessions
2. 12 Video Training Sessions delivered over 12 weeks
3. 12 Downloadable Session Summaries
4. 17 Self-Made WEALTH Exercises
5. A members’ area where students can comment on sessions and interact with each other
6. Each Video Training Session includes:
7. An MP4 Audio download to listen on the run
8. An MP3 Video download for replaying the sessions
9. A Summary of the key points in the training Self-Made WEALTH Exercises
Where is Your Wealth?
I have been speaking at several seminars lately on the topic of building permanent wealth. One of my favorite things about speaking at seminars is talking with the participants one-on-one. In just the past few weeks I’ve met hundreds of people with diverse backgrounds, various educations and different professions. All of them wanted to know how to build permanent wealth. And much like those of you I heard from last week, they wanted to know exactly what they needed to do.
Whenever someone asks me what to do to build permanent wealth, I answer that question with a question: Where is your wealth? Where is your wealth today and where is your wealth going?
In other words, where are you today in terms of how much you own versus how much you owe? And, where do you want your wealth to be?
Take a few seconds to think about your answer.
- The Answers -
It is very rare that any one answers my question with absolute certainty. Here are the answers I typically receive:
Most popular: “I have no idea”
Close second: “Oh, somewhere around….ummmmm….about…$X and I want it to be X times that”
Funniest: “I keep wondering the same thing! Where is my wealth? I work and work and work, make great money, but I have nothing to show for it! Where is it going?”
At first, it’s easy to conclude that these people must just not care about their wealth because they have no idea where they are today or where they want to be with their wealth. But the people I spoke with recently are people attending seminars like Self Made Wealth specifically to learn more about building wealth, so obviously they care. So then why don’t they know the answer to this question?
I’ve concluded that most people don’t know the answer because they don’t know how to get started on building their wealth. I’m learning that this is a common place for people to be.
The traditional route to getting started has been to meet with a financial planner and find out when you can retire based on a certain amount of savings each month.
My approach to wealth strategies is the same approach I use when I create tax strategies. In fact, the two are intertwined. A successful tax strategy will produce tax savings and then leverage those tax savings by integrating them into a wealth strategy. This is a great way to supercharge a wealth strategy! But my approach with both always begins with (1) Where do you want to be? and (2) Where are you today? If this sounds similar to traditional financial planning, it’s not.
Simple But Not Easy
This concept of starting with where you want to be and where you are today is a simple concept to understand. But, it’s not always easy to do.
It’s very similar to a fitness program. When I started my fitness program, I needed to establish where I was when I started and where I wanted to be. This was a simple concept for me to understand. But, when I went to execute it, I found it wasn’t so easy. I knew what my weight was and where I wanted it to be, but what else was there? At the time I started, I didn’t know what else there was, but since then, I’ve learned many other ways to measure these two points in time – body fat, key body measurements, specific goals, like completing a triathlon in a certain amount of time by a certain age. Now I can create a list that goes on and on but that wasn’t’ the case when I first started.
When determining where you are with your wealth, there are financial calculations that need to be done, soul searching to be done to determine what you really want and, of course, the time to actually sit down and do it! All of these are not necessarily easy to do. But the good news is that they are not impossible to do, it just requires time (and it doesn’t have to be a huge amount of time), effort and focus.
So, Where Is Your Wealth?
Search for Popular Topics on Which to Base the Blog Around
One of the best ways to ensure that your blog is a money making blog is to choose a topic which people are interested in reading about like Self Made Wealth. Since most money making blogs are made so by the number of individuals who visit the site, it is important to pick a subject which individuals are interested in and which will drive them towards your particular blog. Some ways to figure out what topics are popular at the moment include searching for the answers online through popular search results, inquiring with others as to what they like to read about on blogs and reviewing some of the more popular blogs online.
Use Affiliate Programs
There are quite a few different ways to make money via your blogs however affiliate programs provide one of the main ways to do so. Affiliate programs consist of an arrangement between the blog owner and outside companies. The outside company will post a link to their company on your blog and you will get a certain payment amount every time an individual buys something from the outside company from using the link to get there. The rate of return will vary depending on the company, percentage of sale amount and item purchased, however, this is a great way to create money making blogs which does not take a lot of work on your part.
Pay Per Click Programs
Pay per click programs provide another way for bloggers to turn their blogs into money making blogs. Pay per click programs consist of companies posting their advertisements on your blog and you will get paid a certain amount every time the blog visitor clicks on the ad. Pay per click programs as with affiliate programs provide a wonderful way for bloggers to do very little and get paid simply by having their blog up and running.
Constantly Update Your Blog Content
In order for the two aforementioned programs to work and turn your everyday blogs into money making blogs, you have to keep your blog content constantly updated. The beauty of blogs is that the blog owners post new information for the masses to read. If a regular reader of your blog visits it and finds that the news is stale, they will move on to other blogs and may never return. This may turn what was once a money making blog into a stagnant one.
Use Keywords in Your Blog Content
You should also be sure to use a requisite amount of keywords in your blog content. Doing so will ensure that you get regular website traffic by individuals who are interested in the information you have posted. This in turn may lead them to click on the ads and purchase items from affiliate program partners. The keyword density which you use on your blog will depend on which search engine programs you hope to draw your visitors from but this can easily be found out simply by visiting the websites of the search engine companies and reviewing their guidelines.
[ January 13, 2011 ]
If you’re interested in the psychology of failure and success with money, then go read this new PDF report – and watch the video that goes with it (just go to this Self Made Wealth link to get it for free): You will learn
Why it is that money confuses us on a psychological level – and how this leads to most of us winding up broke and dependent on others by retirement age >How a simple monthly car payment can cost you MILLIONS of dollars (seriously)
[ January 5, 2011 ]
Here’s an all-new PDF report that shares “dirty secrets” about money that no one is talking about from Self Made Wealth : There’s also a 22-minute in-depth video AND a downloadable exercise that you get for free when you opt-in as well. With all the chaos and financial instability that’s been happening, we all need to pay attention to what’s revealed in this report if we want to ever get ahead.