March 20, 2020
BLINDFOLDED PILLOW FIGHTS. That’s what people are resorting to. Putting their hoodies on backwards with the hood part over their face and then trying to whack their spouse with a giant down-stuffed rectangle as they bumble around the living room. (And somehow managing not to knock over the five-hundred porcelain gnome figurines, which I just assume these people have in their house.)
I watched that yesterday and you know what I thought? These people need an online business! Or I need an offline business (except just kidding). I realized, in that moment, that “real” people who have “real” jobs really can’t do much from home and they must be so scared—and meanwhile, here’s me chugging along with my business as if nothing had ever happened. My days are not interrupted, and my online systems are not interrupted, which also means that my income is not interrupted. And that, more than anything, has been the biggest upside to this thing that I built eleven years ago: it makes me (mostly) unfuckwithable.
But I know that’s not the case for everyone. And I know that there are also plenty of freelancers and business owners whose businesses have been wildly interrupted because they either do work in-person (like massage therapists), or they’re in events (like photographers), or they’re in tourism (like our other business is here in Costa Rica). And it’s fucking scary—especially financially.
So that’s why I sent out an email a couple of days ago announcing that I would be donating my time to help anyone who is in that situation, free of charge, to come up with some creative ways to generate more revenue for your biz by doing things you might not normally do. (But that'll feel generous and helpful, not tone deaf.) It'll be in online workshop format—again, completely free—and I’ve now got the details for you, listed below. So if you are someone who:
- Is having clients or customers cancel (i.e. wedding photographers, tour guides)
- Had to cancel your own stuff (i.e. yoga instructors, jewelry-making workshops)
- Can't see clients face-to-face (i.e. real estate, hair stylists)
- Can't travel to an event you were scheduled to be at (i.e. public speakers)
- Can't put on an event you were hosting (i.e. retreats, masterminds, book tours)
- And anyone in general who works for themselves and is anxious about earning money in an uncertain climate
This workshop is a gift for you.
I’ll talk you through some creative money-making ideas and give you some scripts to use so you can get the confidence you need to try something unexpected with your clients, customers and followers.
You can register now, completely free of charge. I'm calling it “The Emergency Money Workshop,” and it’s taking place online this Friday, March 27th, at 11am ET—but I’ll send out the recording on Monday, so even if you can’t make it, just register yourself anyway and that way you’ll get the follow-up recording sent to your email.
This is for our community, and I hope it will be helpful to you during such uncertain times. If you know me, or you read my book, you know that I’m ALL about becoming radically self-reliant, and here’s just one more reason to add to the list. Who knows when there’s going to be a world-wide pandemic to put a real wrench into your plans! No, but really. This is so scary for so many, but I can promise you this: finding creative ways to make money happens to be my specialty. And a lifetime working in online business has taught me that there's always a way to HELP PEOPLE—as long as you're willing to ditch the traditional way of doing things, and try a unique approach, instead. One that'll lift everybody up.
I got you. I got you. I got you.
See you on Friday.
Love and definitely some real gin today,
P.S. ***Send the workshop to a friend who needs it. I'll pay for as many seats as we need. Here's the full link: https://store.themiddlefingerproject.org/opt-in-the-emergency-money-workshop***