You want to become a millionaire. To achieve your goals, you are looking for shortcuts in order to go faster than others. I can tell you, without any risk of being mistaken, because you clicked on the title of this story to read it.
The title of this story has been chosen voluntarily in order to attract your attention. So I ask you in advance to forgive me for this little subterfuge, because the message I have to share with you, and the 4 step plan that follows, are important in achieving your goal.
The first thing I have to tell you is that in life, you will never find a miracle solution to earn $1,000,000 easily. You must know the expression: “No pain, no gain”.
It is totally true. If you want to earn that $1,000,000 to join the millionaires club, you’re going to have to take that first parameter into account. Then you’re going to have to get the right mindset.
Success never happens by accident. People who achieve great things have put themselves in a position to achieve great things. In order to put yourself in the best possible position to make a lot of money, you then have to understand that money is not an end in itself.
All the money you will earn will be a pleasant consequence of the plan I am going to present to you. At the heart of this plan is the need to be a producer rather than just a consumer, as you will soon understand.
1. Listen to Other People’s Problems
Once you have adopted the mindset of a producer, you will seek to give more value to others. You will be on the right path, but you may face the first pitfall:
What do I have to create in order to make a lot of money?
Many people rack their brains for days on end, never being able to answer that question.
The real answer to this question is not in you. In fact, it is all around you. Rather than being self-centered, you need to open to others. By opening yourself to others, you will be able to listen to other people’s problems.
Listening to other people’s problems is not necessarily something natural for most people. However, it is the best way to come up with ideas of problems to solve in order to help others.
Let’s imagine for a moment that several of your friends complain that they are not able to stay motivated over time to achieve their goals. Your first reaction might be that you’re tired of listening to their complaints.
This would be a bad reaction, and you would get nothing out of it.
On the other hand, you might see these repeated complaints as an opportunity to offer training to help people keep their motivation intact over time to achieve all their goals.
Listening to others and really trying to understand their problems is therefore the first step in your plan to become a millionaire.
2. Bring Solutions to Other People’s Problems
The first step is part of a process that takes time. You won’t be able to constantly listen to other people’s problems right away. However, with practice you will.
When you are able to capture all the problems of the people around you, you will have before you an incredible list of products to create in order to bring value to others.
You will have to choose the most relevant ideas. By relevant ideas, I mean those that you feel have the most potential to reach the most people.
At this stage, some people make the mistake of simply retaining ideas for which they already have the skills. This is a mistake because it will miss out on great opportunities.
Many successful entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley have started startups in technical fields even though they knew nothing about programming.
They learned as they implemented their products, or they partnered with people who had the technical skills they lacked.
In short, the idea is essential. If you have a good idea, don’t pass it up thinking you don’t have what it takes to implement it.
3. Turn Solutions to Problems Into Products
Now you have a very promising idea. You are satisfied with yourself. You can be, because having a great idea is an essential starting point. Nevertheless, without a perfect execution of the implementation of this idea into a product, you will not be successful.
So the bulk of your work will be turning the solution you have found into a product.
I’m thinking of a product in the broadest sense of the word. It can be a smartphone application, an e-learning course, a book, or whatever.
The important thing is that you are able to offer your solution as a product so that as many people as possible can benefit from it.
At this stage, there are several approaches. Some people will recommend focusing your efforts on one product at a time. Others will tell you that there is nothing to worry about managing several products at the same time, as long as they are quality products.
For my part, I want to tell you that it is up to you to know what is best for you. If you think your product has incredible potential, you should surely devote 100% of your efforts to it.
If you think your product is promising, but it is in a niche and will only reach a limited number of people, then maybe you should share your time with another product you have imagined.
It’s up to you as long as you stay in the producer approach.
4. Focus Your Efforts on the Promotion of Your Products
Now that you have one or more products that meet the needs of real-world users, you’re going to have to promote them. The best product in the world is worthless if it is not used.
You need to understand that a product is only really valuable in the end if it is used by users.
As a first step, have your product tested by the people around you who had the problem it addresses.
You will get very important feedback that will allow you to adapt your product to better meet their needs. Once you have improved the product, you will be able to distribute it more widely.
Use forums, social media, or dedicated platforms to try to create the famous buzz that will get your product off the ground.
Then, you will need that little bit of luck that makes the difference between a huge success, an average success, and a failure.
Nevertheless, by reaching this fourth stage, you will have put yourself in the ideal conditions to benefit from this share of luck that all great successful entrepreneurs have benefited from one day or another.
If you fail, you will have to consider that failure as an opportunity to learn more in order to succeed the next time.
Significant successes don’t happen overnight, but they are always the result of the following pattern:
Try, Fail, Retry, and eventually Succeed.
Thanks to the Internet, earning $1,000,000 is something much more accessible than ever before. Many people have already done it. The emergence of the Web has made the Millionaires’ Club more accessible than ever before.
However, accessibility doesn’t mean you can do it miraculously with a ready-made recipe. If you look at the successes of those who have earned at least $1 million on the Internet over the past 20 years, you’ll find that these successes are all based on different ideas.
However, the general plan followed by all these successful people to earn at least $1,000,000 was the one I have just presented to you. At the heart of this plan is the need to always give more value to others by being a producer.
With this approach, you will be able to create the famous product that will help as many people as possible. When you have reached this stage, the money will come to you as a pleasant consequence, even though you had not made it an end in itself.
You know what you have to do now. So just take action.