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Social Media as a business platform in 2021?

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In 2020 one thing that has been proven is that having a regular 9-5 is not good enough to have a happy and sustainable lifestyle. So what is the right path to take in 2021 to secure your future?

Starting a Business

The only true way to “secure” your future is to be the person that’s building it. You can’t expect to be in control of your own future if you are not in control of your life, and the only way to do so is to be your own boss!

Starting your own business, becoming an Entrepreneur, more and more seems like the ONLY right way to generate income! Yes, it is hard, and yeah you will fail many times, but you are the one in control! If you want to earn more, that is up to you, if you need a 2 month break that is up to you!

Types of Businesses

Through my career as an entrepreneur I have seen 3 main business models!

1) Health/Fitness
Maybe you are an expert in certain topics on health or fitness, or maybe you are just a health/fitness enthusiast, but believe it or not no matter which one of the two you are, you can build a sustainable and successful business! I have seen online fitness trainers making anywhere between 6 to 8 figures, these people can either run their own programs on their time, while making. 6-8 figures OR they can work for a gym and make 30k/year. That is up to them and it is up to you.

2) Products/Services
Do you have a passion for making jewelry or T-Shirts, or do you absolutely love running ads on Facebook and YouTube? Why not turn that into a career? Instead of working at your regular 9-5 job, you can spend your days designing your product and posting it online so that other people who enjoy it can purchase it for themselves, or maybe you can use your passion for something to provide services to someone who needs a person just like you! If you ask me this sounds much better than mopping the floor or lifting boxes and making sandwiches for a big corporation!

3) Coaching/Mentoring
What if you are an expert in a certain field, or you know something that not many others do? Do you know that there are people out there who would pay for you to teach them? You can share your knowledge with the world and get paid for knowing something that you love. There are tons of people making great money making courses, holding online classes or mentoring others to do what they love, and you can do the same!

Social Media?

Now you may be thinking to yourself: “I know how to cook, but how do I find people who are interested in learning from me?” or “Oh man, I have been making butterfly rings for ages, how do I actually find people who would pay for them?”

So I know that you have by now heard of these social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook, but how is that of any use to you if you are just wanting to start your business?

Did you know that there are approximately 500 million users on Instagram alone EVERY SINGLE DAY.
So why should you be on social media as a business owner? Because you have a huge audience to expose your business to. It’s not the people’s responsibility to see you, it is your responsibility to make sure that you present yourself to them, and there is no easier way to do it then going on to the most populated platforms in the world like Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and TikTok!

If you are interested in learning more about using social media for business you can message me on instagram @thisismarkofilipovic or you can send an email to: markofilipovic@goldengategrowth.com.

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Why “It Doesn’t Take Money To Make Money”, According To Social Media Star Ken Mack

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Ken Mack on site at a multimillion dollar LED manufacturing company which he acquired in Brazil

“It takes money to make money” – fact or fiction? We put the question to investor Ken Mack, and he tells us that this phrase is “total rubbish!”. Ken, who comes from humble beginnings, was born in the UK, in the country of Scotland. He now resides in multiple locations around the world, and is currently based in Dubai. The self made millionaire tells us how he started his journey 16 years ago. As he had no money to start with, he needed to find a creative way to create wealth without using any of his own money, simply because he didn’t have any. His quest for wealth led him to discover a strategy known as a leveraged buyout. 

A leveraged buyout is a strategy in which you can buy an existing successful business using other people’s money. One such example of a leveraged buyout is utilizing “seller finance” or “deferred consideration” to buy a profitable business. This is where you can agree a price to buy a business from the business owner and rather than paying up front, you can pay the seller over a set period of time by using the cash flow which the business generates. This effectively allows you to buy businesses without using any of your own money. This is the exact strategy that Mack used to create his wealth. 

Ken tells us “it doesn’t take money to buy a business, it takes strategy. Similarly it doesn’t take money to buy real estate, it takes strategy. For example, in Spain you can get a 113% mortgage which means that they [the bank] will pay you to borrow money. And again no deposit is required and the bank will even pay your buying fees.” Ken went on to give us several other strategies for wealth creation such as “rent to rent”. 

We asked Ken if having a mentor is essential for creating wealth. He told us that he cannot say it is essential as he did not have a mentor himself, when he started. However, “the kind of person who says that it takes money to make money, typically has a victim type mentality and they are the ones who could benefit from a mentor the most. Having a mentor will expedite your success and send you light years ahead”, according to Mack. 

Ken Mack now dedicates his time to coaching others to create wealth and he is aggressively working towards becoming “the greatest generational wealth coach of all time”. He tells us that he hopes to achieve this by sharing his real life experiences with normal people who can benefit from them and he believes that anyone can create generational wealth, just like him. As far as the phrase “It takes money to make money” goes, Ken leaves us in no doubt that in his opinion, this is most definitely not the case!

Also Read: Ken Mack & Coach JV Are Causing A Storm in Dubai, Following Meet Up with Fans

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How Cecilia And Shane Grizzard Tapped Into The Potential Of The Online Space

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Sometimes, people forget or are unable to claim packages from e-commerce platforms like Amazon, Target, or Walmart. Fortunately, these items don’t always go to waste, as people claim them as mystery packages that they open in hopes of finding something valuable. 

While the packages aren’t always what they seem to be, the people who acquire them find different opportunities to monetize them. Influencers even film themselves as they open the packages and guess their contents. 

Cecilia and Shane Grizzard were also interested in mystery boxes, but not for the reasons mentioned. They saw an opportunity to profit from them by tapping into the e-commerce industry. 

Growing In Numbers 

“Shane and I started our e-commerce career with liquidation pallets such as Target, Walmart, Amazon mystery boxes, etc. Then, we started buying truckloads of inventory from target overstocks such as baby items and furniture,” Cecilia said.  

Cecilia realized she wanted to enter the e-commerce industry after seeing that only a few people shop in stores, and the online shopping market is gaining popularity. She also wanted to relax a little from her travel job and run a business from home. 

After an interested customer bought an item from the couple, they created a group page on Facebook and started listing on the Facebook marketplace. Cecilia and Shane then shared their group page and got noticed by other consumers. 

The pair later decided to venture out and started on eBay. In just seven months, they made $75,000 in sales. Cecilia later told Shane to begin selling on Amazon, where they made $55,000 in sales in just one month, with $35,000 in profit. After seven months, the couple earned $140,000 in sales, with $75,000 in profit. 

“The more I share it on my Instagram, the more I get noticed. I was having people ask me for help constantly, which made me start my automation service, CS’ E-commerce,” Cecilia said. 

Starting An Automation Service 

Once the couple’s e-commerce business took off, and Cecilia shared more about it on her Instagram account, more people noticed their success and began asking for help in their e-commerce business. 

Seeing this as another opportunity to exercise her entrepreneurial skills, Cecilia started her automation service, CS’ E-commerce. 

“It takes capital to do $55,000 in sales with a $35,000 profit, but not a lot of people do that in e-commerce. That’s, sometimes someone’s yearly salary at a 9-5 job. I know I can change someone’s life with the automation services I offer,” Cecilia said. 

Check out Cecilia and Shane Grizzard’s Instagram account for more information. 

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What Motivates Coach-Consultant Manuela Proano to Achieve Her Goals

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Each one of us has a passion that we all want to pursue to achieve happiness. Manuela Proano has three: fashion, entrepreneurship, and helping others.

This inspired her to establish MPPA Studio and THE SECRET FASHION MOVEMENT, a coaching-consulting business where she helps entrepreneurs craft their luxury personal branding, and become influential while feeling confident and like a complete badass. 

“I also own a production agency where we craft all the high-end conceptual photos and videos for entrepreneurs and premium fashion brands,” she said. 

A Clear View of Her Goals 

Even though Manuela’s three passions can sometimes be demanding, she wakes up every morning feeling motivated to achieve the things she wants in life. Her secret is having clarity over her goals, which, for Manuela, translates into commitment.

“I noticed every successful person always has two whyʼs—a very internal personal and a purpose. My most personal why is to live a life of freedom, traveling around the world, building new memories, connecting with new people and cultures, and bringing along friends and family, as well as giving back to my parents and supporting their dream life, in the same way they have always supported me” she shared. 

On the other hand, Manuela believes that her purpose in life is to help driven entrepreneurs be badass, confident, influential, and an authority in their field.

She added that having clarity on what she wants, where she wants to go, why she wants it, and what she needs to do to get there also helps her become motivated and grow in different aspects of her life. 

This was made easier when she created MPPA Studio, which gathered all of her passions and is changing many lives through her coaching strategies for development and growth. But most importantly, Manuela is enjoying every step of the way. 

How Her Business Started 

Manuela started as a fashion consultant five years ago. She decided to start a business and support fashion entrepreneurs after coming back home to Ecuador after having studied and worked abroad in the fashion industry in Barcelona and NYC. 

“I had to face a market where I couldnʼt find a job, where my passions and my knowledge were misunderstood and unappreciated,” she shared. 

It took Manuela years to understand certain things and she made mistakes along the way due to a lack of guidance. But as she progressed, she promised that she didn’t want budding entrepreneurs to feel lost and scared as she did before she found her stride. 

“As the market started developing, so did I. I started building a name and a reputation. That is when I realized I wanted to help other entrepreneurs do the same,” she said. 

Check Manuela Proano’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts for more information. Or reach her through her email addresses: info@mppastudio.com and manuela@mppastudio.com

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