Don't Fizzle Out Online
Over the past year I have been working with Corbett Barr and Chase Reeves on largest, most awesome project of my entire life and it launches today. With it, we're changing the way entrepreneurs are learning how to build honest online businesses and connecting with other driven, like-minded world changers. If this sounds like something you'd be interested in, I'd love to see you inside Fizzle.
But before I talk more about what Fizzle is and isn't, I'd like to take a step back and tell a bigger story.
Everyone Used To "Work From Home"
You see, as cliché as it might sound...
We live in one of the most amazing times in the history of the world.
For thousands of years, people had to be self-sustaining. They hunted, gathered, and farmed just so they could eat. They had to protect their land from invaders and fight in wars for kings and tyrants. There was very little stability or safety from day to day.
Until recently, people didn't have "jobs" either. There weren't corporations, commutes, cubicles, credit cards, or layoffs. If you didn't get your ass out of bed to work the field your family didn't eat.
Then along came the Industrial Revolution. You could get a steady paycheck and benefits, move to the suburbs, work a manufacturing job for 30 or 40 years, retire with a pension, and live a satisfying middle class life.
But now we have the exact opposite. We're overeducated, underemployed, in debt, and unhappy. The stable jobs are disappearing and the ones that are left are unfulfilling. Perhaps some of them are being sent to other parts of the world, but the reality is it takes less people to do the same amount of work these days.
Taking Our Livelihood Back
After generations of putting trust into big corporations, learning a specific skill, and just going through the motions for forty hours a week it is time to take back our dignity.
It is time to once again be self-sustaining.
And unless you are going to start "living off the land" (which if you want to do, more power to you) that means thinking and acting more like an entrepreneur.
Which means learning skills, becoming an expert at them, building a platform (such as a blog), teaching people everything you know, and growing a thriving, profitable audience.
As hard or intimidating as it might seem, it really comes down to those five steps. Let me lay them out again for you.
- Learn skills.
- Build a platform.
- Teach everything you know.
- Become known as an expert.
- Grow a profitable audience.
Notice I didn't say anything about how you make money. Most people worry too much about that when they should be worried about doing the five things above (in order). If you do 1-5, the money will come.
Okay, I Have Blog. Now What?
What if you're stuck? You're blogging, but just on the side and you aren't making much money from it. What comes next?
The exact three things we set out to help people with in Fizzle.
1. Learn how to build a non sleazy, honest business, not just a blog. 2. Make more influential friends online. 3. Have accountability for getting shit done.
There is A LOT of bad advice online about how to earn a living "on the internet". It also costs hundreds, if not thousands of dollars to take most of these courses.
With Fizzle we are changing that. We're bringing the experts and courses directly to you, all in one place for a ridiculously lower-than-your-cell-phone-bill price.
Beyond the training, the Fizzle community is quickly becoming the most driven, dedicated, and diverse group of online business builders I've ever seen.
The biggest turning point in my "online career" was when I started becoming close friends with other people doing interesting things online and the Fizzle forums are exactly what I wish I had when I was first starting out.
People in Fizzle (or Fizzlers as we like to call them) are making REAL moves in the businesses and lives. They're taking risks, growing their reach, and making major financial breakthroughs. And how are they able to do so?
If you don't have a group of people rooting for you, holding you to what you commit to, or caring about your success it is really easy to slack off or quit.
Fizzlers create mastermind groups, compete in monthly challenges, celebrate their successes, and get incredible feedback on their ideas. There is no limit to how far these people will go.
A Simple Question
I'll leave you with a simple question.
If you don't have a personal brand or platform online, do you think you'll be able to find a well-paying job or make a comfortable living in next five or ten years?
The revolution of honest, online business builders is already underway. You can either join it, or get left behind.
The choice is yours.
If you choose to join us in Fizzle, I'd be incredibly honored. Corbett, Chase, and I have poured our heart, soul, tears, and laughs into this thing and can't wait to share it with the world.
If you want to spread the love of Fizzle, we also have a page set up for you to do that here.
Thank you all for the support over the past couple years as well. You guys rock.
Cheers, Caleb Wojcik