Finding the right mentors and the right online courses for business helped grow a thriving local jewelry business

by Sally
(Los Angeles)

I've spent a lot of time on the internet trying to find the best programs or online courses for business that would REALLY teach me how to build a PROFITABLE blog or niche website. At first I thought that just because something was "passive income," it meant that it would be super easy to do it, or wouldn't take much effort to start off... Boy was I wrong, but to my credit, a lot of the courses, videos, or programs that made it seem like it was super easy were scammy or just reiterating things that were common sense - and those were the ones which ended costing me tons of time and money.

However, I found a few good ones like TYT University's 500 FREE COLLEGE online courses for business, Millionaire MBA course (which actually teaches you to THINK like a millionaire, instead of spinning your wheels), looking through business school programs (like usc and pepperdine), and watching REAL and SUCCESSFUL business people on youtube! The last one is crazy, but you can learn SO much about being successful and the mindset from Gordon Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmares and Peter Schiff. All these taught me that to be successful at business, you have offer VALUE to your customers AND you have have a PASSION for what you do.

So, after I finally shifted my mindset, I realized I couldn't just throw up something crappy and expect to make money. I love artistic things and I have a mind for detail, and like any girl I love jewelry. So I started a small local jewelry business. I focused on finding the most interesting and aesthetically appealing pieces of high quality jewelry, so that I could provide my customers with true value. And since I actually enjoy spending my days looking at jewelry (online and thrift stores, etc), I had a passion that kept me going even when things would get tough. Now, I am starting to see the fruits of my hard labor and I couldn’t be happier! But the trick is to have the right mindset and to find people and resources who will help you do that.

These are some references if you guys want to look at it yourself:”>

The point is to learn how do business with the proper mindset and EFFICIENTLY so that you can do it right the first time, and THEN sick back and watch the passive income come in! You must have STRATEGY! THAT'S where most of the work comes in... then sit back for that long-awaited passive income! :)

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