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Never say never – talking about money

Thursday, June 17, 2010 by Marianne Elliott

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There’s one thing I’m probably never going to talk about here. Although, you know what they say; never say never. Still, I’m probably never going to talk much about how I have built a sustainable little business for myself doing what I love.

I’ll happily talk about the process of finding what you love.

I’ll happily talk about finding the courage to do what you love.

I’ll happily talk about trusting that you will find the people who love what you have to offer.

But at the moment, at least, I really don’t see myself as a business advisor so I probably won’t talk much about how to build a business from what you love.

My friend Chris Guillebeau, on the other hand, is happy to talk about that side of things. He is incredibly generous with the knowledge and insight he has accumulated through the process of building his own business – a business which is all about doing what Chris loves.

I’ve introduced you all to Chris before, and you might even remember that his mission is “to help people live unconventional lives, make their own choices, and change the world.”

One of the ways that he is helping people live unconventional lives is with his ‘Empire Building Kit’. The kit is a resource for people who are ready to build a sustainable lifestyle business doing what they love—for customers who love them right back.

As part of the kit, Chris offers the following essentials:

  • One step a day to fight overwhelm so you can build your business. You’ll keep up the momentum—for 365 days in a row.
  • Case studies from 15 wise emperors who earn $50,000 to $150,000 a year in net income, and have no more than three employees. These confidential details on their marketing and operations are difficult to obtain as a civilian.
  • A behind-the-curtain look at the Unconventional Guides business operations (income, sales figures per launch, screw-ups, and how one decision increased my revenue by 25% last fall).
  • If you are curious about how people build online businesses doing what they love, if you are ready to build a life-style business of your own, then this might be for you. Lord knows, I’m not likely to ever be much help to you on that front.

    I bought this kit during the pre-launch and I’ve found the daily emails with one thing to do to develop my business especially helpful. If the fabulous Ms Danielle LaPorte started the fire under my ass, then Chris was the guy who gave me the tools to build a sustainable little business out of that fire. His kits starts at $149 for a 365-day plan of attack, and you can buy it here

    (NB: those are both affiliate links, Chris and Danielle are the only people with whom I have an affiliate relationship because I know from personal experience that what they have to offer is the real deal).

    And that, my friends, is about as much talking about business as I can manage in a week – even the truly, madly, deeply soulful kind of business that Chris is all about. Although, of course, if you have any questions at all about the kit I’m more than happy to answer them.

    Meanwhile, I’m keeping myself busy hanging out with my fabulous 30 days of yoga peeps, rewriting my book and doing a few other things. But I will be back here early next week with an interview (and then a Twitter chat) with a really fabulous change-maker, Britt Bravo. I’m looking forward to it. First, though, I have my little sister, her husband and their 18 month old daughter, my youngest niece, coming to stay for four days. I expect to be completely besotted and distracted.


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