Chapter 1. You CAN Get Rich—But Yes, There Is a Catch

This book is about how you can make a very substantial income—a full-time income—by spending only bits and pieces of your time on the side.

You don't need to take any leaps of faith and quit your day job, nor do you need to sign up for any membership clubs or multilevel-marketing schemes. You simply can follow my tested-and-proven advice and take one baby-step after the next until you arrive at your financial destination.

If that sounds too good to be true, you're right. There is indeed a catch, and it's a big one: To be successful in building an online business, you must ignore a lot of conventional wisdom and advice. Whether it's rattling around in your head or someone's telling it to you, most of it is a combination of lies, half-truths, myths, and just plain outdated information on what it takes to be successful online.

Before I depress you too much, you should thank your lucky stars for all the garbage information published about building a business. It keeps down the real competition and means more money in your pocket if you ignore it.

Some of this bogus advice is generated by your own brain in the form of beliefs or self-doubts you've had for years. Other times you'll get the advice from well-meaning friends and family members.

Either way, it's toxic. It's my first task to clear your head of these beliefs so we can go make a bunch of money.

Let's consider these bits of bogus advice to be big Keep Out! signs on your way to wealth. ...

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