Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Second Depression. Noone is coming to rescue the economy, the jobs are not coming back, and “recession” is the new norm. I warned you about this in How You Can Prepare For The Coming Recession . If you didnt heed our advice then, United Black America is dedicating the entire month of June to one topic: GETTING MONEY!
Its time for us to ACTIVELY do for ourselves. All the God-talk, raised fists, and protests arent going to feed our families or fund empires, therefore make June the month you Rise and Grind!
To kick off the month, I bring you Daniel Freeman of Rise and Grind (http://riseandgrind.com). Rise and Grind hopes to bridge the gap between your ordinary hustle to full scale business venture.
Rise & Grind.com is a BlogCast whose mission is to encourage entrepreneurial pursuits, destroy myths, re-educate, provide direction and encourage dialogue. As such, unlike other blogs we do not advocate resume building, job advancement, financial planning and other pursuits that pertain to being gainfully employed. R&G.com is a bare bones BlogCast encouraging folks to do for self!
I have been following Rise and Grind since article one, so I was automatically hyped when I heard about his first book drop: How to Make A Dollar Out of Fifteen Cents!
This is the First and Only Book about How to make Something out of Nothing! Freeman breaks down otherwise complicated ideas on stacking chips into a very easy to understand step by step plan that leads to ones own empire.
Since June is the month that we will focus on developing a battle plan against this Second Depression, How to Make A Dollar Out of Fifteen Cents should be your starting point. Many times, we are tempted to grab the first intricate , 400 page book that we can find on stocks, bonds, real estate, and “business for dummies”, only to struggle through them and give up in exhaustion. Freeman takes a different approach.
“My brother told me the goal of communication is to be understood. My goal when writing the book was to give you the WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHY & HOW to doing for self. Its a simple plan cats can follow “, he writes on his website.
How to Make A Dollar Out of Fifteen Cents keeps the game all the way real. Instead of focusing on unrealistic hustles, Freeman introduces us to the concept of “quick hustles” – fast and easy ways to flip a small amount of money without complicated sales processes or ridiculous levels of education.
Examples of these quick hustles can be found on Rise and Grind, and include hustles like event ticket flipping, setting up photography backdrops, and pet care. These are evergreen industries and recession proof hustles that can provide anyone – regardless of their level of experience or academic background – with a substantial and sustainable income. The quick hustles in the book cover everything from setting up an Italian Ice stand to Importing hair weave products from foreign countries!
The book also goes in on the importance of developing trades. College educated cats have found out the hard way that they were trained from jump to be employees. When the economy went south and jobs went east, these college trained employees found themselves jobless, without a trade to fall back on.
Freeman’s solution? Real Skills – the skills you can use to start a side hustle. In a recent interview with The Bossmack Topsoil, Freeman observes “The majority of people who went through college dont know what they learned, they just know they got out! Youve been learning shit that cant help you do jack shit, and thats why cats are unemployed now – they cant dig a ditch, plumb a house, start sprinklers, or do lawn and gardening!”
”It aint a skill if you cant make money yourself with it!” -D. Freeman
To build on the idea of real skills, take the success of the immigrants that arrive in America without the ability to speak English, and no college education.
“How many times you go to Home Depot and see the Mexican homie out there?” Freeman asks. “They skilled! They might not know how to do anything else, but they can put drywall in your house, put snow on the ceiling. They might not even know how to speak English, but they can come and build the back of your house for $50 and a Coca-Cola!”
Most readers will be deceived by the simplicity of the advice contained in the pages of How to Make A Dollar Out of Fifteen Cents. According to Freeman, “The hardest part is to understand that alot of the stuff in the book is real common sense, but cats gotta execute. We are in a real recession, a real depression!”
Freeman has the credentials to back up his strategies. “I grew up in an environment wher everyone we knew were trying to make money. There were a hundred different ways and a hundred different people trying a hundred different things.” The effectiveness of his advice is self evident. Freeman has evolved from a McDonald’s employee to the head of his growing commercial empire. Based on his character and the success that How to Make a Dollar Out of Fifteen Cents has seen already, I think we can expect greater things yet from Daniel Freeman.
Having the ability to make and keep money in this economy is supreme. No matter what obstacles you think you face, How to Make A Dollar Out of Fifteen Cents by Daniel Freeman will give you the kick in your ass to get to the grind.
I know you government cats just got paid on the first, so get your copy of How to Make A Dollar Out of Fifteen Cents at http://www.dollar15.com/ immediately. It might be the one book that changes everything.