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How a Homeschool Mom of 6 Built Her Business and Allowed Her Husband to Come Home. With guest Honey Woods – 005

If you’ve ever felt like you have excuses why starting a business won’t work for you listen to this episode.  Honey destroys the excuses and shows how she has built a business that has allowed her to homeschool her 6 children and bring her husband home from a job that was sucking the life out of him.  

Links mentioned in this episode:

Amazon Legends Group

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It’s About the Peeps

I’m not talking about those marshmallow treats that line the shelves at Easter time.  I’m referring to people.

I had the tremendous opportunity of speaking several times at the Proven Conference the past few days.  It’s also the reason for not getting this email out yesterday.  (Sorry!)

My favorite part of conferences is meeting students of mine or people that follow me online or seeing friends.  There’s no greater feeling than when someone walks up to me and says that something I’ve taught them has changed their life.  It’s very humbling.

It’s the privilege of my life to be able to be used by the Lord to bless someone else or teach them something that makes a difference in their life or business.  Many times I have to hold back tears when a guy tells me that he has been able to quit his job because of what they learned in one of my courses or communities.  These interactions fuel me.

It makes me want to serve even more people – to see and hear more success stories.  It’s why I do what I do.

You might be thinking “Well that’s good for you, Ryan, but I’m just getting started” or “Ryan, I’m just trying to pay the bills.”

It’s so easy to focus on only us and the challenges and issues we’re facing.  Most people never go beyond their own lives so they’re too busy to see those around them they can help.

I believe you were put here for something bigger.  You’re not here just to live it for yourself.  You have gifts and talents that others need.  I challenge you….in the midst of everything not being perfect in your life, find someone you can bless.  Find someone that needs something you offer.

Luke 6:38 says “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
It will come back to you.

It’s all about people.

With that said, how can I serve you?

Dreams are Like Seeds

I’m not a farmer, but I know that when a farmer plants seeds he expects a harvest.

Now if he plants corn on Monday will he be able to harvest it on Friday?

That would be awesome, but corn takes anywhere from 60 to 100 days to grow.  What happens in that waiting period?  Does the farmer just go home and wait for it to pop up?

 No.  He has to protect that seed – making sure it’s getting enough water and preventing pests from stealing his harvest.

 Dreams are much the same way.  I believe God plants dream seeds in our heart.  It’s up to us to make sure that seed is in the right environment to grow.  We water that seed by the words we speak over it.  If you’re constantly telling yourself you can’t do it or are around people who are discouraging you and those dreams you’ll never reach your potential.  You might not tap into it at all.

But if you’re in a positive, encouraging environment – surrounding yourself with people who are speaking life into your dreams and you’re watering that seed with your own faith-filled words (opposite of fear-filled) that seed will grow and turn into a bountiful harvest.

It might not always be easy.  There will be thunderstorms and pests that come along and try to steal your dream.  But how bad do you want those dreams that have been deposited into your heart?

There will always be an opportunity to give an excuse as to why it can’t happen.  There will be obstacles.  There will be days when it looks like nothing’s happening. 

But God is at work behind the scenes.  Don’t let go of His promises.  Don’t let go of that dream he’s placed in your heart. 

 It will come to pass.

 How bad do you want it?

How a Homeschool Mom of 3 Stays Home and Makes 6 Figures. With Guest Jenni Hunt – 004

Jenni started her online business career by selling a stroller she purchased at a garage sale.  Now she has students all over the world that look to her for online business advice.
In this episode you’ll learn where to get started even if you have no money and no experience and also how to turn something you’re passionate about into a serious income.

Links mentioned in this episode:

Streams of Income

Silent Sales Machine Book

Private Label the Easy Way Program

Master Plan of Influence Program

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How Jimmy and Brittany built their Amazon business to over $100k per month! With Guest Jimmy Smith – 003

In this episode I’ll talk with my friend Jimmy Smith who along with his wife Brittany have an Amazon business that brings in over $100,000 per month!  Jimmy has a unique system of finding items that sell over and over again every month.

Links mentioned in this episode:

Amazon Legends Group

Legendary Sourcing App

$0 to $100k Replen Course

Streams of Income

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The 3 Main Online Business Models – 001

In this first episode I tell my story and break down the 3 main online business models – Selling Physical Products, Expanding your Audience, and Coaching/Consulting.

Links mentioned in this episode:

Streams of Income

Ladybug Wreaths – My friend Nancy Alexander’s site

Masterplan of Influence – My course that walks you through how to engage and serve an audience well

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When they See a Light at the End of a Tunnel, they’re Convinced it’s a Train

I’ve just started reading a book by one of my favorite authors, John Maxwell.  The title is “Becoming a Person of Influence.”
The subtitle is “How to Positively Impact the Lives of Others.”  I love that subtitle because it’s really the heart behind everything I’m doing in business.  Anyway, here’s a short section that really stood out to me:

“Not long ago we saw a Shoe comic strip by Jeff MacNelly that showed Shoe, the crusty newspaper editor standing on the mound in a baseball game.  His catcher said to him, “You’ve got to have faith in your curve ball.”  In the next frame Shoe remarked, “It’s easy for him to say.  When it comes to believing in myself, I’m an agnostic.”

That’s the way too many people feel today.  They have trouble believing in themselves.  They believe they will fail.  Even when they see a light at the end of the tunnel, they’re convinced it’s a train.  They see a difficulty in every possibility.  But the reality is that difficulties seldom defeat people; lack of faith in themselves usually does it.  With a little faith in themselves, people can do miraculous things.  But without it, they have a really tough time.” 

In my experience of teaching people how to start and grow a business this is so true.  The people that don’t believe they can do it, don’t.  And those that face difficult circumstances but believe they can rise above those circumstances do exactly that.

I know many of you are facing things that are hard and you’re wondering if you can make your business work for you.  Like Shoe you might find it hard to believe in yourself.  Maybe you’ve failed at other business ventures.  Maybe you have people telling you you’re going to fail again.  Maybe sometimes you even find yourself telling yourself that you’re going to fail again.

Well, don’t be afraid of failure.  One of my good friends, Tyson Priest, posted this on his Facebook timeline and it’s spot on “The reason we are afraid of failure is because we see it as the opposite of success.  Failure is not the opposite of success.  Failure is one of many ingredients to success.”

If you’re reading this and have struggled to believe in yourself then allow me to believe in you today.  I have seen so many students of mine rise up above serious obstacles and build an amazing business.  You can do it too!! 

Exceedingly Abundantly

One of my favorite verses in the Bible is Ephesians 3:20.  In the New King James version it says “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.”
I also love the Amplified version which reads “Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams].”

I believe with all my heart that God wants to bless you more than you want to be blessed.
He has a plan for you that is bigger than your plan.

You started your business to provide for your family, but God wants to use your business to bless your whole neighborhood.  He’s always thinking bigger.

Your dream might be to be able to finance for your whole church’s mission trip.  His dream for you is to be able to finance the missions trips of every church in your city.

Your dream might be to get completely out of debt…even paying off your mortgage.  His dream is for you to pay off other people’s mortgages too.

Your dream might be to build your business up to quit your job so that you can spend more time with your family.  His dream is to not only do that for you, but to give you a platform in which you can teach other people how to do the exact same thing.

Whatever your dream is, His is bigger.  WAY bigger.

I walked into the radio station a few weeks ago to discuss advertising options, but walked out with my own radio show.  That’s exceedinglyabundantly above anything I could have imagined.

The Lord wants to do exceedingly abundantly above all that you can ask or think in your life too.

Are you giving Him the permission to do so? 

Get a Free Copy of my Audiobook and Enter to Win a $250 Amazon Gift Card

Streams of Income is now live on Amazon in paperback form!

I know many of you already have it.

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FREE Gifts for You and Are you Living your Ideal Day?

I don’t always give out free gifts on Fridays, but today I am!

​My new book Streams of Income is available on Kindle for FREE through Tuesday.

Here’s the link – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07S94RLWS/

Could you help me by doing the following?

1) Go to Amazon and “order” your free copy

2) Leave a review

3) Share the link above with your friends and family

This book explains the 3 main business models for making money online and I want to get it into the hands of as many people as possible so they too can create multiple streams of income.

No Kindle?  No problem.  You can get a free Kindle app on any

device – http://www.amazon.com/gp/kindle/kcp

Are you Living your Ideal Day?

To me the opposite of an ideal day is someone else or something else determining how I’m spending every moment.

For example…


an alarm clock that tells me I have to get up even when I don’t want to



a boss that tells me I can’t have the days off I want



a job that says I have to leave my family to go to work when my kids want to go to the zoo that day



a paycheck that says I don’t have enough money to take my family on vacation

Does this describe what your typical day looks like?

  Maybe you’re super excited that today is Friday and that the 2 days of the week are almost here in which YOU get to decide how you’re going to spend your time.

To sum it up, an ideal day is one in which you have the freedom to choose what you’re going to do for the most part.  It’s not a pipe dream.  It’s how I’ve been blessed to spend the last 10 years.

I desperately want that for you and I described how you can get started living that life on a webinar this past Tuesday that I titled
“5 Years from Now”.

You can catch the replay here – https://youtu.be/FlTkvbZG0PY

Feel free to share this with anyone that you feel could benefit from it.
It’s truly my passion to see other people live their dreams.

Living the Multiple Income Streams Dream

How I stay at home with my 22-month old and earn six figures (and you can too)

You may be reading this article because you’re looking to start a business — to get out of the rat race of a J-O-B, where you don’t have the flexibility to be at home with your family or the potential to make money beyond your current salary.

Or you may already be an entrepreneur, but flexibility doesn’t seem to be in sight for you. You’re working long hours and stressing yourself trying to get or keep your business going.

Either way, this article is for you.

So, the cliff notes version is to develop multiple streams of income. Currently, my wife and I have 16 different streams of income, including:

  • Selling products on Amazon
  • A Private Label Course/Coaching Program (http://provenprivatelabel.com)
  • Amazon Legends Program (http://amzlegends.com)
  • Q4 Success Group
  • Live Events
  • Book Sales on Createspace and Kindle
  • Book sales on my own websites
  • Affiliate marketing
  • Other courses
  • Consulting Jobs

Let’s dive in a bit to take a look at how we got to this point and the steps you can take to do this as well.

Determine Your Vision

In January 2009, I wrote these six little bullet points in my journal under the heading “My Dream Position”:

  • Flexible Hours
  • High Pay
  • Work from Home
  • Vacation time whenever I need it
  • Great people to work with
  • A cause, mission, and vision I love and am passionate about

Because I was able to determine exactly what I wanted, it helped me make decisions in my business. If it didn’t look like those decisions were going to put me closer to one or more of these six bullet points, then I didn’t do it.

I encourage you to start by asking yourself 3 Questions:

  1. What does your ideal day look like?
  2. Where do you want to be 5 years from now?
  3. What is your motivation for achieving these things?

Write down your answers to these questions and refer to them often — as you make decisions and as you plan your days, weeks and months. Then begin to look at ways that you can make them happen.

Your answers to those three questions are your big goals (some folks call them BHAGs – Big Hairy Audacious Goals). Now, take those BHAG’s and break them into bite size pieces. If I want to be doing ______ 5 years from now, then what would need to happen this year to put me on the track to reaching that goal.

And then break down even further, if I want to do ______ this year, what would I need to do this month to put me on track to reaching this goal.

And then again into weekly and even daily increments. Write it all down and keep track of how you’re doing.

What Is Your Why?

Now, let’s go back to question #3, above — your motivation for achieving these things.

I want to encourage you to dream again, to believe that you don’t have to settle, that you don’t have to live an ordinary, mundane life. Your dreams can still come true.

But the truth is, we can develop our goals, even write them down and figure out what our next big step is, but if we don’t have a definite “Why” — a reason we are passionate about for doing what we’re doing then we are not likely to be successful.

So, identify your why. Why do you want to start or grow your online business?

My whys were and are:

#1 being able to have a daily impact on my young son’s life by being at home with him

#2 having enough income to give to charities and causes I believe in

So what’s the value in this?  When the going gets tough, and it will, or when you get frustrated or tired, and you will, you can go back to your whys. They will keep you moving forward.

Learn Everything You Can

Now, this may seem obvious, but it’s a point that can’t go unaddressed. Be sure to build into your daily and weekly routine some specific time to learn.

  • Read Books – Here are my top 3 recommendations to start:
    • Silent Sales Machine – If you’re thinking about starting a business, I recommend you get this book, Silent Sales Machine. It is the book that got me started and it’s author, Jim Cockrum, has been the most influential person in my business. Grab it here – Silent Sales Machine
    • Streams on Income – There are so many strategies to make money online that it can be overwhelming. In Streams of Income I’ll show you the 3 main ways that are proven and that I’ve used to create 16 different streams of income.  Grab it here – streamsofincome.com
    • 48 Days to the Work you Love  – In this book my friend Dan Miller shows you how to find meaningful, satisfying daily work.  You can get it here – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07K9DRS83
  • Watch YouTube Videos  – YouTube videos are such an amazing FREE resource. I put a lot of webinars on YouTube to help you get started. Find my channel here – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_loBnTJ-QrhHOTDzbViP4g
  • Take Courses – the top “Get Started Course” in my opinion is the Proven Amazon Course. It includes everything from Amazon Basics and Online Sourcing Strategies to Amazon Merch and Inventory Management. Get it here – Proven Amazon Course
    If you’re not quite ready for that course then you can get Amazon 101 for only $97! Amazon 101 Course
  • Go to conferences – Here are 3 conferences I’ll be going to this year. Click to find out more:
  • Get in a community of like-minded individuals. Don’t do business alone. Start with this Facebook Group – MySilentTeam

When you’re ready to go to the next step, I recommended some looking at my Amazon Legends Group – amzlegends.com

Find Some Low Hanging Fruit

There are dozens of ways to get started in the world of selling physical products online,

including Amazon, eBay, Craigslist, and local Facebook groups. In my opinion, the best place

to start is with Amazon.

We got started by browsing a local thrift store and finding items that were selling for

more on Amazon than what I could buy them for. It’s not unheard of to buy an item for $2

or $3 and sell it for $20, $30, $40, or even $50 online.

Another source of inventory can be retail stores. We (or one of our team members) can

go into a store like Walmart and find items that we can make a profit on. There are many sellers

whose whole business is based on items they source at stores like Walmart and Target.

And one of the easiest places to start is by looking around your house.  I bet you have hundreds of dollars of inventory sitting there that could be used to start your business.

Focus

Once you determine your starting point, really focus there for a set time. As entrepreneurs it is easy to get distracted by so many great business ideas that we get too many things going at first.

So get one going and watch how the opportunities come to take that one stream and branch it off into a new one.

Serve and Build Relationships

Even if you are selling products online the key to success is service. Provide a ton of value to your customers and your communities and work hard to build relationships. Whether it’s repeat customers or building for future partnerships or finding resources and vendors, it’s all about relationship building and first asking how you can serve them.

Don’t Give Up

Building a business is not a walk in the park. It takes time, focus, energy, strategy and more. But it can be done, and YOU can do it. So don’t give up too easily. If you hit a road block, ask for advice in your groups or look at ways you can hire a coach or mentor.

And when it gets a little tough, go back to your why. That will be enough to keep you going toward living your multiple income stream dream.

You can do it!!

It’s Not about the Instrument

 

On my own, I’m not very comfortable with telling the world “Hey, everyone, I wrote a book.” or “Hey, Look at what I’m doing!”

But as I was sitting in church one Sunday, the Lord made me realize that the message He’s given me is not mine. It’s His message and He just asked me to be the one to get it out to the world. It’s not about me. Therefore, I’m promoting His message and so I just need to get over any anxiety I have about it and get the job done.

Imagine yourself being a flute in a symphony orchestra. No one listens to a symphony and walks away saying “that flute did an amazing job!” No. They say the flute player was outstanding or the music was beautiful.

The Lord is the flute player and I’m just the instrument that desires to be used by Him for His glory. The music is the message. It’s not about the flute.

Is there something on your heart that you know you’re supposed to do? Don’t hold back in fear of being seen as self-promoting. It’s not about the flute. It’s not about me. It’s not about you. It’s about the master musician and the beautiful music that the world needs to hear.

Allow yourself to be used by Him.

Write that book. Start that blog. Compose that song. Whatever it is get it done.

Do you ever feel like you fail at goal setting?

Can I be honest with you?

I’ve read so many books about goal setting and achieving goals, being productive and focused yet I’ve failed so many times.

I find myself being busy, but not always on the most important work.

I work from home and I wouldn’t change that for anything, but having a 19 month old clamoring for my attention at all times makes it challenging to get things done.  Even as I write this he’s climbing all over me.
Over the years I’ve set goals and failed to meet them and then felt like setting goals wasn’t for me.

But I can go back into my journal and see where I’ve written down some pretty major things and I’m living out right now what I wrote in my journal.  So I’m not a complete failure.  🙂

I will always be a student of how to be more productive because time is precious and I think setting goals is important, but I no longer let it bother me if I fall short.  Because as I look back over the last 10 years of having my own business I can clearly see that I’ve progressed.  Business is better than it was and I’m doing work that I love.

So let me encourage you if you feel like you’ve been a failure at setting goals.  Your goals can be in pencil which means they can be revised.  The important thing is to write something down, take action on it, and review those goals often.  If 3 months down the road you need to change the goal do it and don’t feel bad about it.  Just keep moving forward.

Here is a link to a Goal Setting Workbook by my friend Dan Miller – https://s3.amazonaws.com/imbucket-ryan/RyanReger.com/48Days-Goals-2019.pdf.  I encourage you to go through it and fill it out.  It’s really good and will help you set goals for next year.  I can’t believe we’re only 6-1/2 weeks away from 2019!!!

Have a blessed week!!

Ryan

Write it Down

There’s something powerful that happens when you write down your dreams and goals.

It’s like you become a magnet for those things.

What do you want in life? Write it down.

What do you want your life to look like 5 years from now? Write it down.

Where do you want to travel? Write it down.

What are the dreams you had when you were younger that you would still like to accomplish? Write it down.

You’ll be amazed at what the practice of putting it down on paper does for you.

But just don’t write it down and forget it. Maybe make a vision board with pictures. At the very least, though, look at what you’ve written down often. It will stir you up to take action toward those things.

On May 29, 2012 I wrote in my journal about the amount of money we had given to our church by that time.  It was quite a significant amount to us.  I had also been listening to a sermon by Jerry Savelle called “Pursuing God.”  In that message he references the book of Haggai.  Haggai was a prophet to the Jewish nation after they returned from Babylonian captivity.

In Haggai 1:2,3 it says “This is what the Lord Almighty says: “These people say, ‘The time has not yet come to rebuild the Lord’s house.’”

Then the word of the Lord came through the prophet Haggai: “Is it a time for you yourselves to be living in your paneled houses, while this house remains a ruin?”

In Dr. Savelle’s message he said that if you’re being faithful to give to the Lord’s house that you can expect God to take care of your house.  We took that message to heart and prayed about a new house.  I also wrote in my journal on that day “I have been sowing into God’s house so we know that He’s going to take care of our new house.”

At the time we were living in a 1200 sf rental home.  It was the perfect place for us for 3 years, but we knew we were supposed to dream bigger.

Fast forward to November of 2012 (just 6 months after my journal entry) and we found an amazing neighborhood in one of the most affluent cities in the whole country.  We walked into the model home and inquired about building a house in that new neighborhood and as we expected the price was WAY more than we could afford.  So we moved on.  A day or two later my wife got a call from the sales manager of the builder we had talked to.  She told us about a 3100 sf spec home that hadn’t been built yet, but that because it was already planned out and because the neighborhood was so new we could get in at a much more affordable price.

It still felt like a stretch, but after much prayer we felt lead to buy it and it’s the home we’ve been living in for the last 5 ½ years.  Had we waited even a few months longer we would not have been able to afford it at the time.  We were in the right place and at the right time.

I cannot emphasize enough the power of writing down your dreams and goals.  Just do it and watch what happens.

How to 2x or Even 3x your Sales this Q4

Q4 is quickly approaching and with a plan of action you can expect to double our even triple your sales compared to the rest of the year!

But, how do you make the most of the best shopping season of the year?  If you’re a newer seller where do you even start?

In the Proven Q4 Plan we’re going to show you exactly where and equip you with the tools and resources needed to make this your best Q4 yet.  You might be wondering how to find profitable inventory, how to keep the momentum going beyond Q4, where to start if you’re on a budget, or even how to source without having to go from store to store.  All of this and more will be covered in our Proven Q4 Plan Group.

Here’s what you get when you join us for the Proven Q4 Plan:

·       An exclusive Q4 bootcamp – We will cover Amazon selling from A to Z so whether you’re brand new or have been through several Q4s these will benefit you.

·       Weekly training webinars – beyond the bootcamp we will have multiple weekly live webinars and videos to keep you motivated and encouraged.

·       Amazing supportive community – the leadership team we have assembled truly cares about your success and we’re eager to help you succeed.

·       Private Facebook group – this is the place to ask any and all questions you have. There are no “dumb questions” and our team will be available to help you here.

·       Free access to our proprietary Sourcing App – One scouting app to replace all others.

·       Free access to our proprietary Seller Software – One stop shop for all Amazon Account management tools including accounting, feedback generation/management and keyword research. Over 12 additional tools and resources as well.

·       Deals – like past groups we will have WhatsApp groups dedicated to the sharing of product leads. Our leadership team will be posting deals as well as those posted by fellow members of each group.

Reserve your Spot Today – ProvenQ4Plan.com

How Christie Consistently Sells almost $10,000 per Month from a Simple Shopping List

What does every online seller need?

Inventory, right?

Well, doesn’t finding inventory sometime feel like a hustle?

Wouldn’t it be awesome to have a steady, consistent stream of sales from replenishable inventory?

That’s exactly what my friend Christie has and she sells almost $10,000 per month in predictable, replenishable inventory.  This means Christie has more time to spend with her husband, grandkids, and working on ways to expand her business like wholesale and private label.

Christie is going to talk about how she does it on a webinar this coming Tuesday, July 17 at 7 pm CT.  You don’t want to miss this!  Reserve your spot here – https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FBvhQ5rOSSCUF_j59nk_Cw

Also, just for being on you’ll get a crazy awesome free gift!

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Are you going to the ASD trade show in Vegas at the end of this month?

Join me as we walk the floor at ASD to look for private label opportunities.

Did you know that you don’t have to source private label products in China?

Wholesale companies are a great source for private label and where can you find gobs of wholesale companies? That’s right…ASD.

If you want to see how easy private label can be, join me!

This opportunity is limited to a very small number of people so jump in right away to reserve your spot – http://privatelabeltheeasyway.com/asdeasyway/

Can’t make it to ASD?  We have a non-attendee package that you can take advantage of where we’ll teach you how to source from trade shows from the comfort of your home.  Grab it here – http://privatelabeltheeasyway.com/asdeasyway/