You’re going to start a profitable Bootstrap business for £50 or less.
The picture at the top was taken on my phone when walking through Cae Glas Park in Oswestry on a beautiful morning; the park is at the bottom of Park Avenue, a great neighourhood where I rent a small terraced house with Jen.
I’m not painting some idyllic picture here, but I’m really very happy.
Here’s the lowdown:
- I run a small low priced car and work from home
- My income is under £30k per year.
- That comes from twelve hours of work in total per week.
Over half my money is a semi-passive income, coming from just two hours of work per week.
I really enjoy using the rest of my time to experiment with new business experiences, or maybe just take time out to appreciate what I have.
There is nothing exceptional about the way I live, but it does occur to me that many people I know wish they could take time out to enjoy a walk in the park instead of commuting.
Why I’m launching Boot It Tuesdays : Consistency counts.
That applies to whatever you’re building. Any system, be it your body or a business, needs constant fuel to keep it alive.
The same applies to blogging or business building.
So I’ve opted for both.
Boot It Tuesdays will be a series of stripped – down Life/Work essentials which will hold the fabric together and help us all stay consistent as we make constant progress with our Bootstrap business.
The objective is to free up more time and take more control of your Life. You can then decide whether to pursue more money or take time out, or both.
This is not just another start-up course.
There’s no point starting a non-business. A lot of people talk about start ups. Start ups are all very well, it’s proper long term business success that counts.
We’re going to make money.
Furthermore we’re going to make money and create more time out than you would get from a job.
At first you will have to allocate more time to ‘work’ at your side hustle. Don’t think the Internet is some easy way to riches; you need to be extremely determined and tenacious. It will still take time to get results, except if you play it right the results will generally be much bigger than those you could achieve offline.
This is what I’ll give you.
Most Tuesdays you’ll get significant help in the form of brief guides to doing the 2.5% of actions that actually work best. For each lesson you”ll get a complimentary podcast, generally no longer than five minutes, no filler, just solid and honest business building advice for any forward looking Entrepreneur.
Here’s the perceived problem.
To get to even this mild state of flexible working used a huge effort and massive risk before more people had access to the ‘Net and smartphones.
I had to invest 62 hours of work per week for five years and borrow £20k to prop me up whilst I built my residual income, which is now steady.
Too much risk for 95 percent of people. I can imagine how disenfranchised many people under 25 feel, the future must appear quite bleak to some of them. Older people too enjoy using the Internet but don’t understand how to use it effectively to start a movement or business. I’m about to cut through all that doubt and together we’ll find a way forward.
Technology has transformed our chances of taking successful risks.
Two things anyone looking to create personal freedom should do now :
1. Sell your crap.
Ruthlessly eliminate any possessions and outgoing payments you don’t use on a regular basis.
This could be subscriptions or something taking up space in your garage.
This isn’t essential considering the tiny financial investment required, however just do it. You’ll lighten up emotionally.
Really, you don’t have to keep up with your neighbours. Stop dragging yourself down with too many things.
It’s amazing how liberating this is; with no perceived obligation to society and reduced obligation to your boss – whose wage packet is forcing you to keep on paying for crap you don’t really need, you find yourself with much more free time to think about new ways of creating a business you can call your own.
At the very least you’ll feel immediately lighter and less pressurized.
Adam Baker is absolutely the man to help you with this process.
There’s an important exception to this ruthless unburdoning rule.
Keep any cheap hobbies going.
For me it’s DJing vinyl at Peoples Vinyl Collective in Os with records I buy secondhand.
You must have something to enjoy. All work and no play does indeed make Jack a dull boy.
Now, you need to start your own side hustle for under £50 right away.
And maintain this low budget behaviour, however much money you make.
Working to tight budgets forces innovation. Innovation makes you stand out from the crowd.
So your start up budget is £50 . Tops.
Impossible? Not at all. We’re going to exploit every opportunity offered by the new Information Age.
Hold tight til next Tuesday.