Getting Started with Information Products and Passive Income

Knowing where to get started with Information Products is the most important step to creating passive income.

This is the most important step in creating information products and passive income.

If we do not take the step I’m about to share, none of our dreams of relaxing on the beach thousands of miles away, skiing down the slopes of the Italian alps, or playing with our kids at 1pm on a work day won’t exist. Whatever our dreams are, none of this will happen if we don’t take this simple step.

Of course we could wait until we are 60 years or older, or you could begin today toward your dream.

[quote style=”boxed”]Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. -Will Rogers[/quote]

Ok, ok, enough with the build up. The most important action to take to make your dreams come true is:

[typography font=”Cantarell” size=”24″ size_format=”px”]Action[/typography]

 

We are not going to make any sales sitting around. We are not going to make a business grow sitting around playing league of legends (like I did this whole weekend).

What exactly is action? Well, it’s anything you do which helps with your main goal in life. The important word here is:

[typography font=”Cantarell” size=”24″ size_format=”px”]Do.[/typography]

We can make any excuse of we why don’t do something, we’ll feel good about it in the short-term. In the long-term, when we are at work, and our kids are watched by “babysitters,” we might not care now, but when they are older and they are terrible adults (100% our fault by the way) we’ll blame someone else.

Check it out, this is 1 part of 6 ways to live a wealthy life:

[quote style=”boxed”]Optimism – Imagine my own island, imagine a positive outcome, see all the elements of a situation as the cause of the positive outcome. -Eben Pagan, Self Made Wealth[/quote]

This means that everything we do, positive or negative towards our goals, are what make our positive futures happen.

This mindset is very important in creating information products and passive income. Neither of these two have very tangible things we can touch until they start happening.

What is not tangible or solid is more difficult to focus on creating.

This lack of focus on creating creates inaction. Inaction breeds more inaction.

For example: If today I was going to write this article: “Getting Started with Information Products and Passive Income” and I didn’t write it, what would happen tomorrow?

I would remember I need to write this article from yesterday. And I also have my article to write today.

For every article I write, it creates a snowball effect. You remember those old cartoons when a small snowball rolling down a hill becomes gigantic and it crushes our cartoon friends?

It’s the same for inaction, we’ll have a huge snowball of 30 articles to write in one day, and we will stop writing because it’s too much to think of. Over time we feel guilty for not doing what we are tasked to do.

And now here comes our feelings, sometimes we don’t write or act because we feel bad, or feel lazy, or feed sad, or feel guilty or feel happy. Whatever we feel, our feelings determine ur actions.

Well here is something I used and learned while selling books door to door in Florence, Alabama (Lauderdale County baby).

Instead of letting our feelings determine our actions, let our actions determine our feelings.

Basically, even if we are feeling sad or down, start moving, and knock on that door, let your actions shape your feelings.

Sit down and write that article, create that video, make the mind map. Do whatever and your feelings will change because of your action, and I’ll tell you what, IT FEELS GOOD.

If the reason we are not taking action is because we don’t think we are good enough to make videos, books, programs for other people, well, there is a cure for that.

Before the Beatles (yea that band that’s so famous) made it big, they did something. Lots of folks who think about them, think they just appeared out of no where and made it big because they were gifted and did what people wanted.

[typography font=”Cantarell” size=”24″ size_format=”px”]I got bad news for you.[/typography]

 

They spent thousands and thousands (likely over 10,000) of hours practicing over 12 hours a day playing and experimenting as a band around Europe.

They did this for a couple of years and well, the rest is history. Even now when their music released on iTunes in 2010, their songs and records sold better than many artists today.

They became experts in music after spending thousands of hours practicing. You will be good enough, by just practicing and doing.

Now, it takes some structure and process to start taking action. I’ll give you what I do, this is just one example of how you can get started TODAY. I’ve spent hundreds of hours and tried dozens and dozens of different ways to continually act, and I found this one very effective.

[typography font=”Cantarell” size=”24″ size_format=”px”]Getting Started[/typography]

Here is what you’ll need, pick one:

  • Text editor (classic)
  • Word / Pages (new classic)
  • Evernote (awesome)
  • Simple Note (I use to use this)
  • Pen & Paper (new technology)
  • Lazy Meter (my pick baby)

Everyday, before you sleep, you will create a “Tasks” list.

Tasks are the most important items which will give the biggest result in the day. You will complete these in the same day you plan them for. If something you are doing requires multiple tasks, by all means break it down. An information product empire can take years to build, so list steps out into smaller manageable chunks.

For example: Writing this article about getting started, is the most important task I have today, though I will make more tasks (I’ll show you later below).

I almost didn’t write this article because of inaction and being afraid of what other people think (screw that crap). I remembered you, and I wanted to help you and the words just got written.

[typography font=”Cantarell” size=”24″ size_format=”px”]An example of your first tasks for 1 day:[/typography]

 

  1. Sign up for website on Dreamhost
  2. Set up 1-click wordpress install
  3. Set up auto responder on Aweber
  4. Create a logo
  5. Write an about page

Here’s mine, I’ve completed some, but I wanted to show you what my tasks are:

Bobby Huang using Lazy Meter

How I use Lazy Meter

I use Lazy Meter to keep my to do list, and it works great for me. I get to track how lazy I am and get them tasks completed, and queue different tasks for the future.

At the end of all my tasks completed or time limit (I don’t work past 6:30 pm my time) I reward myself with what I want to do most. Maybe it’s spending time with my girl, playing league of legends, watching an episode of True Blood, Burn Notice, or Game of Thrones, I do it.

As you create, write, take action, make, you’ll build a discipline muscle. This muscle is important in your information product and passive income because it will decide your success. Will you focus on work or will you just watch TV? This muscle determines it.

Now, it’s very easy to cheat with our tasks lists, I do it sometimes. Sometimes we can put very non-vital tasks on our lists. These non-vital tasks, are just not very important and don’t help us very much. They might consume a lot of time, and by 6:30pm, we might relax and have a false sense of “feel good” after completing these tasks.

[typography font=”Cantarell” size=”24″ size_format=”px”]Well, just remember that:[/typography]

[quote style=”boxed”]Optimism – Imagine my own island, imagine a positive outcome, see all the elements of a situation as the cause of the positive outcome. -Eben Pagan, Self Made Wealth[/quote]

It’s ok to cheat a little, just make it a habit to complete tasks which will help you in the long-term, not just the short-term.

I’m off to create videos (I will be the Beatles of making videos) and more articles. See you in the next article.

Let me know what you do to stay on task in the comments, I’d love to learn from you.

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About The Author

Bobby Huang

Bobby Huang creates videos and content to help his readers get the most out of their lives. He focuses on getting the most results with the least effort in Information Products and Passive Income. It's not lazy, just called being effective bro.

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