Earning $1k and Beyond

My progress of Ramit Sethi's Earn1k Course

Week 3: New Steps

I’ve been very busy the past week so this time I’m watching the material about 5 days after it came out. I get an email from Ramit once a week about the new material being posted. He’s always including survey’s ┬ásince it gives him feedback to use. This week he talks more about your target market and who he markets his Earn1k course to. He knows a lot about his target market through the research he does and the feedback he gets in the surveys, and as he explains the more you know about your audience, the better you are at serving them, which leads to more $$$.

What I am liking about this course and other books I read like “What Color is Your Parachute” is that it has action steps to take. They are not just about lecturing but steps you can take that second. Ramit in Earn1k has you do a “straightjacket” session where you work or brainstorm for 5 minutes on something. I found a great timer called Orzeszek Timer. If you are reading this blog it’s because you are most likely interested in Sethi’s course and that means you probably are also a fan of Lifehacker. Ramit knows his audience reads blogs like Lifehacker and other blogs that he mentions. Lifehacker recommends him, and I have some trust in Lifehacker so that’s why his course didn’t seem like a scam to me. Anyway, back to the timer. It’s recommended by LH also so that’s where I found about it, and I use it during one of these straightjacket sessions.

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Week 2: Taking Some Baby Steps

The second week is about keeping control. Ramit explains how everyone gets excited about their new venture and goes out and ends up wasting valuable time doing unnecessary stuff (ie setting up a Twitter account). Read more of this post

Week 1: It Begins

So my first video of Earn1k is here, and it was what I expected. I was a little nervous at first because the course promised HD video and this wasn’t HD at all. ┬áMaybe the next one will be HD. Short introduction and then jumps into the goal aspect of the course, how you can manage getting through it, and what you should expect from it. Basically, like the first day of class in school. That’s it so we’ll see what lesson 2 brings. The second one is HD! It’s not a huge deal it’s just nice to know that he’s not breaking promises right away. Read more of this post

Why I joined Ramit Sethi’s Earn1k

I have a job with lots of overtime, but that’s it. I have no wife, kids, or any other major responsibilities. The only thing that is holding me back from success is fear. Fear of failing, fear of buying into the hype, and fear of making it. Read more of this post