A transformation take place as I share my own personal story with you, on my journey from a hard-working employee to online entrepreneur.
My name is Michael Pruiksma from Ocean City, Maryland.
I’m 32, soon to be 33 in February.
I live by the beach and drive a soft top Jeep Wrangler.
I had a bunch of little jobs as a kid, mowing grass, cleaning dirty trays at a green house in the hot summer to cleaning up crap at a small horse farm.
My first full-time job was working on a golf course with my uncle Bill doing course maintenance.
I realized pretty quick that working really hard for a little bit of money sucked.
Everyone kept telling me, if I wanted to make more money and be successful, I needed to go back to school to get a degree, so I can get a better job and make more money.
So I went on to learn how to operate heavy equipment such as excavators, bull dozers, bucket loaders and all the other construction equipment. I also learned how to drive a 18 wheeler and came home with my class A CDL License.
When I left the golf course, I was earning a tad over $7 per hour.
After I returned from the national heavy equipment operator school in Florida. Just two days later, I landed a job operating excavation equipment and started out at $14.50 per hour.
I doubled my income in less than a year.
I had the willingness and determination to make it happen and improve my future.
A little less than 5 years later, I was earning close to $30 per hour, doing what I loved to do.
Loading big rocks into rock crushers and turning them into small rocks.
Then all of a sudden, I lost my job during the economy collapse back in 2007.
That tore me apart and dramatically change my life.
After months of endlessly searching for a heavy equipment operator job, like I just lost.
My bank account was empty and the bills continued to pile up.
I did not know how to get money and pay my bills than work at a job for a paycheck or sell my personal belongings.
About 4 months, I finely ended up finding a lawn care job starting at $10 per hour.
I was grateful I found a job but It sucked…
I was working three times as hard for a third of the pay.
I actually ended up staying at that job for 8 years.
But back in 2012.
I started searching the internet looking for ways to make some extra income to help pay off my debt and get caught back up.
What a journey it has been.
Now I want to share with you what I learned over the years of being an online entrepreneur.
New ideas and philosophies that just may help you, break free from the chains of mediocrity and start living the life you deserve.
Becoming an entrepreneur was the best decision I have ever made and here is why.
I have learned a lot over the years from many of the mentor I had.
One thing really stuck out to me and that was this quote by Jim Rohn.
Profits and better than wages.
Working at a job will earn you a living, while earning profits will make you a fortune.
I didn’t really understand that at first but now I do and I want to explain it to you.
When you work at a job, you trade your time for money.
You can only earn so much money in a day, week, month and year.
Basically you’re just trading your time for a paycheck and helping the owner of the company you work build their dreams.
I love this video by Jim Rohn, titled getting rich is easy.
One of the best benefits of being an entrepreneur is leverage.
Let me explain.
What is the difference between the employee that earn $500 per week and the entrepreneur that earn $5,000 per week?
They both have the same amount of time and put in about the same amount of work.
The difference is leverage.
When you are and employee and when you stop working, you stop getting paid.
When you are an entrepreneur you can set up systems and resources that work for you 24-7, generating your business, leads and sales.
For instance let talk about my online business.
The way I earn money is by selling products.
But the awesome part is, I found a way to leverage the internet with a simple website that targets the right people at the right time and when they purchase the product I am promoting, I earn a commission virtually hands free 24-7.
I spend 2-3 hours a day, creating content that targets highly qualified prospects that will be on the internet working for me 24/7 if I am working or relaxing on the beach or sleeping.
Plus I can literally work from anywhere in the world as long as I have an internet connection.
Since I am my own boss, I can work when I want for as long as I want.
I am also going to be the first to say that becoming an entrepreneur isn’t all rainbows and butterfly.
It does talk a lot of work to build a profitable business.
I love this analogy…
Being an entrepreneur is like driving an airplane.
When you first start out down the run way, you need to give it full throttle to take off and gain altitude.
If you don’t give it 100% you are going to crash at the end of the run way.
But after you take off and gain altitude, you can pull back on the throttle and enjoy the ride.
You need to put in the work and build a business today so you can enjoy the fruits of you labor, later on.
How I became an online entrepreneur
I literally started my own home-based internet business in my spare-time after working at my full-time job.
After I worked all day and all my chores were done I fired up my laptop computer, kicked my feet up in my lazy boy recliner and went to work on building my own home-based internet business.
All I did was turn off the TV and focused on what was more important.
I turned my spare-time into building my business.
Yeah some days I fell asleep and didn’t get too much done, but I kept pushing forward.
I discovered short cut and a simple online system that showed me what to do and how to do it.
After a few months of putting in persistent and constant work, I went from zero to making more money in my spare time than I did at my full-time job.
Then I went on to earn more in one day online, that I would have working over 100 hours at my job.
It was life changing for me.
I had the extra money to pay my bills and get out of debt.
I had more money to buy the things I really wanted and not just what I could have afford.
That lead to relieving a lot of the financial stress that has been building up over the years.
Now I am happier, healthier and wealthier than ever before.
Now my mission is to help hundreds if not thousands of people like you, get to the place I am at today.
Yes there is going to be work involved.
Yes there is going to be challenging times where you doubt yourself.
Yes you are going to have to invest money to start your own home-based business.
Yes you are going to encounter problems and challenges, but if you stick with it and no give up, you can live your dream lifestyle too.
As they say…
If you are ready for a change and are ready to improve your life and future, there is no better time to start than today.
The sooner you get started, the sooner you will learn what you need to know to become a successful entrepreneur and build a business and a life of your dreams.
If you are committed and ready, the next step will be to check out this new simple system, that is taking the internet by storm and helping thousands of people, just like you, live a life they deserve.
Click the image below to watch the video and get more info.
If you have any comments or questions for me, I encourage you to leave me a comment below.
You can do it and we are here to help you get you where you want to go.