Short answer, I dont have $1000 in my square, paypal, or bank account.
Long answer, i'm rich.
So what happened was i took everything i learned over the past 5 years and went an pitched a friend of mine, this took over the course of 3 days, actual time put in was about 3 hours of work. And i mean like, dont bother me right now im working work.
So what ended up happening was he was trying to understand my business plan, he was trying to understand how you can you charge me $1000 and i go make $1000 then you do this over and over and over and over, i guess because he saw the limitless possibilities.
So he hit me with question, after question, after argument, after argument, after question, after question, after argument. I sorta figured if i dont solve this equation right now ill never move ahead in my career. So instead of getting pissed off and walking away, i persisted. I questioned every question he had, eventually it got to the point where he was convinced in a way, but he needed to see it to believe it.
So he threw every nasty and hateful objection at me that you could imagine, and i disarmed every single one.
Eventually he asked well maybe ill consider the deal if you show me testimonials of your work and what you can do. I laughed thinking of all the people ive helped, but i realized, look man, im mentoring like 10 people at the moment personally, ill open up my messenger and you can talk to any of them and they will vouch for me.
So he did that, the first guy lol'd but then i showed him all the conversations i had with people messaging me from WF and all the conversations with friends, and essentially after all that he said no. Man was i in a mood.
Now heres the beautiful part.
As i said good bye and parted ways, he looked me in the eye and said, "Chris, you have convinced me beyond the shadow of a doubt that you can deliver, everything you told me is true, it is the truth, and you proved it to me every single way i asked, i can't get you, you are right, you are worth it, it is worth the investment to work with you"
My reply "lol i know"
So thats how my day went yesterday, 3 hours, $0.
Now lets extrapolate on this data a little bit.
I realized when i came home, that i went after probably the hardest customer i might ever have to face in my life, and i did it on purpose simply because i wanted to test myself.
After getting over the saltiness, i realized that the market is huge, like i spent way too much time with this guy, it shouldve been hit me with me all the hard questions and swipe now or ill talk to you tomorrow.
You shouldnt spend more than an hour with any prospect, and make sure the deal with money is clear and upfront, i charge $1000, either pay it in full or $500 this month and $500 next month, its on a payment plan, so have the money, otherwise youre getting backcharged by the bank.
Am i going to close this guy? Maybe. Am i going to chase him. Nah. Will i move on, abso*******lutely. Do i think this was a solid attempt at making $1k an hour? I'll let you decide.
One thing one of my mentors taught me was that no doesnt always mean no, it means, not right now, or im not ready.
So i guess ill pay friend larry a visit in a day or two when hes calmed down.
oh and btw the 3 hours i spent working with my friend larry we were also getting drunk and high, so try and pull that one off with your boss. And ask your boss for a raise too