4 Ways to Make Money For the Young Hustler

Most people think that you have to sell an eBook, course, or coaching package to make money. That is simply not the case.

The belief that you have to start selling books once online is the reason most books that bloggers sell are worthless.

People see works of art such as New World Ronin and Gorilla Mindset and then try to duplicate it.

Don’t make me laugh!

You can’t duplicate books of that level. You need to have something worth selling first. The reason I haven’t sold a book yet is because I want to make sure that what I sell is going to change your life.

I don’t need to rely on online money to make a living. From my offline hustles I bring in all that I need. I would never write a book with the main focus to make money. That is the worst possible motivation for writing a book.

Most people think to escape the 9-5 world they need to start following the nomadic laptop lifestyle. If you try to start like that, chances are you will be living in a third world country on $450 a month.

The pictures and videos that these people put out are attractive. But if you see how they actually live, you’d beg to go back to your 9-5 life.

In this article you will see how I make money offline and then how you can do the same. Whether you want to leave behind the 9-5 world or just have a side-hustle, you will learn what to do.

As a matter of fact I’m helping a friend leave his fast-food job by following what you are about to learn. His talents would be better used at Calm and Collected and in his own business.

Before we start let me ask you a simple question: How do you make money without a job?

You sell something and that is how it has always been. If you don’t have a job then the only other option is to sell something aka have a business.

Having a business is the best possible way to make money. It isn’t investing into life insurance policies, the stock market, or building up a savings account. Those are the worst ways to make money short and long term.

By building a business you are building an asset that you control. You can generate income from that asset and then if you decide to sell your business, you will get a lump sum of money.

If you are relying on a job for your living and you are over 18 years old then you need to wake up. You will never live the life that you want if you follow the plan of your parents and teachers.

They settled for a life of complacency and it is up to you to change that cycle. You can live the life that you want and then be the beacon of light for all the people around you.

It all starts with a simple decision. A decision that you will have it your way and that nothing will break you. You will put up with the doubters and live on little money so that you can build yourself.

By building yourself you realize that you will become valuable. You will put in all of the work so that you can build a business or businesses which will let you live like a king among the masses.

As a king people will envy and hate you. But the best thing is that a few people will emulate you. You will show them what is possible and they will change their life. It is your destiny to become your best self and show other people what is possible.

You don’t have any time to waste on doubts and playing small anymore. You have to think big and believe in yourself. Use this article and all of Calm and Collected to inspire and empower yourself.

Make this year the year that you stand up and move up. So how do you make money without a 9-5 job?

Offer Services to Small Businesses:

This is one of the ways I make most of my money offline. For the people who need experience and want to make money, this type of business is for you.

Here is a list of things to offer-

  • Web-Design
  • Social-Media
  • Copywriting
  • Video Creation/Editing
  • Photography

Most small businesses don’t know what they are doing in the modern era when it comes to online business.

They are paying companies thousands of dollars every month to do things that you probably do daily. Instead of wasting your days posting useless content online of what you ate today build a business out of it.

Businesses need people like you that can manage their social-media, build their website, and make short videos for them.

Starting out you can charge $350 for a custom website. This saves them thousands of dollars and then puts money in your pocket. As your reputation goes up so will your price for your services.

Another thing you can do is bundle all of the ideas I gave you above into a full business. Each of those skills will help you build a successful online business for yourself when you decide to.

By offering your services to small businesses you accomplish three things:

  1. You help your community
  2. Put money in your pocket
  3. Gain much needed experience

eBay and Craigslist:

When I was in high school I didn’t have a job for 6 months. I made my money by using this method. If you are in high school, college, or out of school you can make good money using this method.

You simply buy things for little money and then charge more. You will be surprised the kind of money you will start making once you figure out the basics of this hustle.

If you are persistent you can easily start making $150-300 per week. When I was in high school I sold phones and made $200 per week.

You can sell furniture, appliances, and apparel on eBay and Craigslist. I recommend you find appliances and furniture, fix them up, and then sell them. By learning how to flip things for profit you will become a true entrepreneur in no time.

This method of making cash with no job is one of my favorites because you can start making money today. Go through your house and find old stuff and then flip it.

All you need is a smart-phone to do this. Download the eBay app and CPlus for Craigslist app. From there you can search for items to get and then sell those items.

Affiliate Marketing:

Instead of creating your own product you will promote other people’s products. Every time someone buys the product through your link, you get paid.

Use this article as an example of affiliate marketing.

My method of affiliate marketing is to talk about my personal experience with using a certain product. Instead of being boring and telling people about all the pros and cons of a product, tell them exactly why you like it.

I wrote two articles on Happy Hippos products where I went into all the facts. Guess how much money I made from those? Maybe $10 if that.

When I told of my personal story with Adderall and how Kratom was better, I made 30-100 dollars per month from that one article which was only around 600 words.

People will pay you for your honest opinion. Affiliate marketing is a good side hustle to build while you use one of the offline methods above.

You will learn how to rank content, write, and market from affiliate marketing. By doing affiliate marketing you are rewarded for your opinion and then can take the knowledge and apply it to your own online brand down the road.

(More info coming on this soon)

Drop Shipping:

Drop shipping allows you to build a business with little money. All you do with Drop Shipping is buy a product at wholesale and then take the profit as your cut.

If the wholesale cost is $70 and you charge $90 then you get to take $20 from that. Of course, there are taxes and other things but that is all drop shipping is.

You are the middleman in the transaction. To learn how to start your own drop shipping store read: How to Start a Drop Ship Store on Shopify.

I will talk about contracts, getting customers, and other details in another article. In the meantime go out and act on what you have learned.

Instead of telling you all the details right now I want you to go out and take the first step. After you have taken action, I will show you the rest of what you need to know.

I learned all of this stuff through putting myself out there. You will learn best by doing it and then returning for your next lesson.

Leave your questions in the comment section below.

Tune in next time for some more…

REAL DEALIN’ With The Real Dylan

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About Dylan Madden

My name is Dylan Madden. I've written over 300+ articles for those who want more out of life and are interested in traveling the world. I am from US city where most people work the same old job for their entire life. Now after traveling to 18 countries. I've set up a home in Dubai where I spend my days helping freelancers build successful businesses within The Real World and on the blog Calm and Collected. Within this website you will find the motivation and action steps to make your life better.

39 comments add your comment

  1. Your videos aren’t bad! I’ll be honest, I always thought you were kind of a retard but I’m starting to rethink.
    Basically, as an avid B & D fan, I’ll tell you why I like him, bearing in mind that you say you’re two diff blogs.
    Ok, victor Pride writes “how to be the greatest”, or rehashed subjects, “10 reasons to stop using porn”. What DOES he have? Killer body, and articles written about Asia, and photos!
    What do YOU have? Well, you don’t have the killer body (which you need to work on). What you DO have is a surprisingly charismatic presence on camera. You need to give up the articles, they’re bullshit(you know it’s true), and focus more on short videos, mainly using Insta to promote. I think you should start travelling around more, and use that.

    Your accent is unique.

    • I agree on the body part about Dylan although he does look slimmer. Also I would like to see more videos because I find Dylan entertaining yet I learn something from the vids. On the article part I disagree. Some article seem out there but most are fire. Thoughts Dylan and tommy?

      • Thanks for the reply Tim. My opinion is that there is NOTHING new under the sun, nothing. What can you write about bodybuilding that hadn’t been done? What info can you provide on life hacking that Tim Ferris is on about?
        You just can’t compete, the game’s over. BUT, look at Mike Cernovich, he has the big body, writes some crap, but gets POLITICAL! He has something. He can’t make videos though, his voice is awful.
        At the end of the day, you play the cards you’re dealt. These articles “how to be a hustler” etc are a joke.
        Like I said,he should be making short videos and just speak about whatever, his views on abortion, immigration, what diet he likes etc.
        basically, start being an inspiration, because the INFORMATION is already out there.
        Just my piece.
        P.s. You should unblock me on Insta ?

        • P.s. See nava the beast. He’s in the Marines, and he does fuck all. He just makes vlogs about his protein powder, and shows different places on the marine base. There’s no articles on being a self made man, no advice on how to be a killa etc.
          Just.. basic day to day vlogs, that’s the key

  2. Ok, I gotta be honest. This is some pretty good stuff. I have one question for you, if you may, what does the phrase calm and collected refer to, you came up with this name when you were with Victor Pride right? How do the words “calm and collected” and “bold and determined” relate to each other in your mind?

    • Calm and Collected refers to staying calm and not getting distracted in the pursuit of your goal. That has been a theme in my life since I was 14 and has got me to the point I am now in. All of the readers of C&C go after their goals without getting distracted and stay calm no matter what is going on.

      In my mind Calm and Collected is a different brand than Bold and Determined so they don’t relate.

  3. Thanks for these tips! I enjoy creating the lil websites, I just need to get out of my box and TALK to other small businesses. Appreciate the kick in the ass. 🙂

  4. Dylan,

    Great article! Your new shit is fantastic.

    …Most can’t live off $450 a month anywhere, but $1,200 will have you living like a king in certain places. I’m about to do some YouTube videos on that lifestyle.

    Striving for more is key and living off $1,200 is only fun for a year or two, but it’s definitely doable.

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