How would you feel if you could quit your job tomorrow and start making your living doing something you love involving health or raw foods? And what if I showed you how to do this and make even more money than you are making now? Sounds enticing?
You can easily turn this into a reality. Whether you want to make an extra $500 dollars a month doing what you love, or totally turn your life around and make a nice 6-figure income, you can reach your financial goals doing something that you love.
I know how to do this because I’ve been working in the health/raw food field since I was 21 (and I’m only 30 now). Along the way, I tried everything from teaching raw-food “uncooking” classes and working at a retreat center, to publishing a magazine. Admittedly, some of these ventures were not the most efficient ways of making myself successful.
What I have created for myself now, however, is an efficient system that generates passive income and that builds a solid foundation I can rely upon for the rest of my life. I don’t have to sell supplements or a range of health products I don’t believe in, and I’m not stuck in a multi-level scheme company, either. In fact, I am totally free to create and sell what I want, while working at home.
You want to know the best part? ‘Home’ can be wherever I want it to be. I just to live in Canada, but I now live most of the year in Costa Rica, and I’ve traveled to several exotic locations in the last years (Bali, Tahiti, Brazil, and many others). Whether I’m working at home or on a tropical island, the income keeps rolling in, and I’m doing something that brings real value and helps a lot of people.
Want to learn more? Here’s my first lesson:
“You Don’t Have to Be An Expert”
What if I told you that you don’t even need credentials to make money in the natural health movement? That’s right. You don’t need a degree. You don’t need any diploma!
In fact, just getting a diploma won’t help you unless you do this one thing, which is the only requirement to making money in the natural health movement:
You need to add value to other people’s lives, and get paid for it.
Chances are that if you’re reading this you know more about health and nutrition than 99.99% of the people out there. That makes you qualified to say something about it. Also, if you’ve done something that other people haven’t done, like having improved your health, then you can teach it to them.
The value you add to other peoples’ lives is really going to be the measure of your success. It’s what you’re going to get paid for.
There are so many opportunities to make money in the natural health movement, it’s mind-boggling. Unfortunately, chances are that you don’t recognize them.
Most people’s initial ideas of how to make money in this field are usually not very good. What you want is something that will bring you maximum cash, for minimum effort, while helping as many people as possible.
You also want to work once, and be paid over and over and over again. So opening a raw-food restaurant probably isn’t the best idea.
So what are the best opportunities? While I cannot possibly go into all of the details in this short article, I’ll give you a few clues on some of the best ways to make money with your passion, whatever your passion may be.
Opportunity #1 — Selling Information
People are hungry for information– the right kind of information– and are willing to pay a premium price for it. Think about when you found out the truth about health… If someone could have given you that information packaged in some way that would have been really easy for you to understand, wouldn’t you have been willing to pay for that?
You can package any information you know (or have access to) in an information product and sell that for a premium price. To do it, you don’t have to be an experienced writer, you don’t have to be extremely technology-savvy, and you don’t have to invest a lot of money. You can create your own info-product in less than a week and be making money for years and years and years to come.
An information product can be a book, an e-book, a manual, a home-made CD, a photocopied manual, or a combination of multi-media. It doesn’t have to be fancy, it doesn’t have to look very professional at first, and it can sell at a very high profit margin if the information you have to share is good.
Now I sell for tens of thousands of dollars of information products each month. These include e-books, CDs, printed books, and what I call “courses”. I started with just a few, and created more over time. Some of them took me months to prepare, and others just took a week.
Whether you’re writing books, teaching classes, or starting your own website, you will need your own information-products if you want to be a big success.
Opportunity #2 — The Future Is Online
According to Paul Zane Pilzer, professor of Economics specializing in monetary trends and author of the book “The Next Millionaires”, the Internet has barely gotten started. In his book, he shows why home based entrepreneurs will be among the richest in the new economy.
If you plan to make a living in the natural health movement, you should have your own website. However, please realize that the idea most people have of what a website should do is completely outdated and no longer works.
The reason most people fail to earn money with their websites is that they don’t understand what their website should do for them. They are trying to become the “ultimate” resource of information and just want to add page after page until they build a massive online ‘thing’… which, unfortunately, fails to earn them a living. Instead, it just becomes a time-consuming hobby.
A website doesn’t have to be complicated. It can just be a few pages, and could take only a few days to set up. But there are certain elements that you must have on it. The main thing is this:
It must be obvious what you want your visitors to do on your website.
One of these purposes should be to put people on your mailing list. From there, you will cultivate a relationship with these people by sending them relevant information on a regular basis.
Instead of having tons of information you give away for free, you should always be offering your free information in exchange for an e-mail address — that is, in exchange for getting people to subscribe to your list.
That’s how you create your most precious asset: a list of people who are interested in hearing what you have to say, and ultimately, in what you have to sell.
Opportunity #3 — Teaching Seminars & Workshops
Teaching seminars and workshops can be a great way to make money in the health field while helping many, many people on a personal level. If you know what you’re doing, you can easily make $5000 to $20,000 or more with just one weekend workshop.
To start giving your own seminars and workshops, you don’t need to be a professional speaker. You just need to get started.
One thing you should do is to attend actual live seminars by people who are very successful at it, and see how you could do the same teaching health.
One of the things you will learn by watching the pros is that a good seminar isn’t about feeding people lots of “data” and “facts” — it’s more about giving people an “experience” — one that will inspire them and help them move forward in their lives.
To achieve this, you need to always be involving the participants in various group exercises, hands-on exercises where they actually apply what they just learned.
Understand that people are “hungry” for that kind of experience and will gladly pay you $500 or more for a weekend workshop. As you get better and better at it, you can easily fill the room with 100 people or more. Well, you do the math…
Among the best things you can do for your health and your life is to make a living with your passion. It can be exhilarating, it can be an incomparable learning experience, and it can (and should) bring you all the money you need and more.
The only thing you need to succeed is enough confidence to take action on a regular basis, and the right tools and knowledge to know what to do so.