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The best way to become a millionaire in five years or less

Updated on February 27, 2008

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First, to be clear. I have no product, service, or affiliate program tied up with this hub. This is about my own personal journey and I hope it will help you in your own journey.

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Just me, hanging out on a bridge in Prague. I'm just a normal guy with funny hair...

Why do you want to become a millionaire?

Before the 'how' in everything, comes the 'why.' You need to ask yourself why you want to become a millionaire first. The answer can't be as simple as "because I want to" or "because I could quit my job."

You need to have a real driving force that you're committed to. Even the way this hub request was posted shows a lack of commitment. "What is the best way to become a millionaire in 5 years or less?"

If you're only willing to put in 5 years to become a millionaire, why are you even bothering to try? You put 3 or 4 years into a University degree and do you walk out feeling you know everything you need to know?

So why do I want to become a millionaire or become 'rich?'

  • To create a better life for my family, friends, and myself
  • To be financially free and not be limited by money
  • To help as many people as possible in the world
  • To completely experience life and the world

I set my goal to become financially free when I was 22, now I'm 27 and I'm still not a millionaire. So why even listen to me? Good question? If you were really serious about becoming a millionaire in less than 5 years you would find people who have already done it and ask them.

What I can offer is a life filled with studying entrepreneurship and business, which I believe is the best way to become a millionaire. Some people prefer real estate and investing but I think businesses are simply more interesting.

If you still want to listen to what I have to say, welcome. I've learnt a lot in the last 5 years and I know, without doubt, I'll get there within the next 5 years. All I can offer you at this moment is what I've learnt, what I've tried, and how my thinking has changed.

What is a business?

When I talk about starting a business, I talk about creating a system that makes you money whether you are working or not.

I am NOT talking about get rich quick schemes that promise you thousands of dollars when you work 1 hour a week. It's a lie, move on with your life.

I am NOT talking about becoming self-employed. Working for yourself has a mindset that you are the only one that can do the work. If you want to grow a business and become a millionaire, you need to shed that belief and begin to create a business that will work without you.

I am talking about creating a business that produces a product or service of value to the community. It will have employees or you are not financially free. It is a system that you will build from scratch and slowly replace the technical tasks below you with employees, allowing you to grow your business.

What skills do I need?

Let's face the facts, building a successful business is difficult. Very difficult. I believe anyone has the potential to do it, but I'm never going to say it's easy.

It will take time, it will take hard work, it WILL take hard work (yes it's worth repeating), and it will take an approach to continuous learning that will blow your mind.

Most people think business is common sense and anyone can do it. It's time to wake up and start living in the real world. Look at all the big companies in the world and tell me you could of done that, right now, with just your common sense.

Then look at all the small companies in the world and realise that there are an incredible amount of really smart people that will never grow their business past it's current point. They will never reach the success they dream of.

It's up to you to be different. It's up to you to learn what it takes. It's up to you to make a commitment to learning that you can't even fathom at this point.

You'll need to become a master of:

  • Marketing
  • Finances
  • Creating systems
  • Managing staff
  • Strategic planning
  • Leadership
  • Creativity
  • Psychology
  • and on...and on...and on...

It's impossible to create a list of all the skills you'll need, they'll change as you grow. The most important skill you'll need is an ability and desire to learn. You'll want to know why everything works, you'll want to know why people act the way they do, and you'll want to know how Bill Gates created Microsoft.

You will have such a passion for business you won't know what hit you. And your family and friends won't either!

Commit yourself to learning and face the fact that now, you know 0.0001% about the subject, and you're taking the first step on the road to success.

What are your strengths?

Every successful business and business person reached that point by focusing on their strengths. That may sound like a little bit of a contradiction after the previous section, but let me explain.

Strengths are what you are truly great at. They are the activities that come so easily to you that other people are amazed. You might be great at math, you could be fantastic with people, or you might understand technology like no one else.

When you are focused on your strengths, everything comes a lot easier to you. It positions you in the market in a way your competitors never can. By basing your business and your working activities around your strengths, you can produce tremendous results.

Only a few people even realise what their strengths are. Some people have a hint but have never managed to link it to their business. Until recently I didn't fully understand this incredible concept and the power it had for my business. Since then, my business grows more in a month than it did in the previous 6 months, and will continue to grow at an incredible rate as long as I continue to do so.

As an example, my strength is "seeing the big picture." I can look at a business and design a fabulous strategy, come up with innovative new ideas, and literally turn a business around. I can also start new projects with a lot of enthusiasm and effort, but you know what happens? I hate finishing projects! I always falter at the end, in the last 5 metres of the 100 metre race.

So I focus on my strengths in my business by designing strategies that would blow your socks off, but I make sure I'm not the person needing to do the implementation or we're all in trouble!

So what type of business do I start?

Your business will depend a lot on your strengths. If you get this right from the start, your growth will be a million times faster.

Of course, we're talking here about starting one business. Too many people, especially on the Internet, manage to tie themselves up in a million different websites, all with different products, and scatter their attention everywhere.

Another key to success is focus! This is maybe the hardest thing for some people, myself included, when it comes to creating a successful business. When great opportunities come at you left and right, you really have to have strength to say "no thanks" and go back to work on your business.

Ok, so we have one business and we understand our strengths a little more. Now we have the right mindset to create something great. So what do you do?

It's time to look at your strengths again. Combined with your strengths you'll have hobbies and activities that you really excel at. For some people it'll be something exciting that really gets them moving like playing football or decorating houses. Something they really have so much passion for that other people might look at them strangely from time to time.

For others, it may be a little less plumbing. Now, to me plumbing isn't really exciting but perhaps you can find excitement in doing it, I mean no offense to the plumbers reading! But for example you might be the best at working out why a tap isn't working on how to fix it. You might be able to explain it in plain English and show people how to do it themselves. This could be your business.

Everyone has a passion, everyone has things they really love doing. You don't even have to be really great at it, you can always work out an angle that makes what you offer valuable.

Once you have a list of potential ideas, start researching. The best idea in the world means nothing if no one wants to buy it. Make sure you understand your potential market, what they want, what their problems are, and how your product or service can solve it.

You need to give before you receive

Now we've got a business idea that people are willing to pay money for and it's time to bring it to market. This is where another important mindset comes in.

Most people want that million dollars. Call it greed, or some other nice fuzzy name, but it exists inside all of us...there's no point in denying it. This can hinder the results of your business if you're not careful.

I'm not saying don't make money and I'm not saying don't enjoy making money but just be aware of this very important fact:

People are selfish!

It doesn't sound nice, but it's true. People want to know what they will receive in return for giving. You see it in business, you see it in relationships, you see it everywhere across the world. It's a fact of life and the longer you try to deny it, the longer you'll hold yourself back.

Remember how I said be open to learning? Not that easy is it!

So how do you beat this formula. Easy, you give more than you take. You give your little heart out and just watch the results. If your product or service is giving thousands of dollars worth of value, only charge hundreds of dollars. It seems strange, but the benefits are obvious when you look at it.

You see, if people are getting incredible value from you, then they are much more likely to tell everyone about you. And if you look at how the world is connected these days, this is definitely not a bad thing!

It's been an age old wealth principle, in order to receive, you must first be prepared to give. The great benefit of living in our age is the receiving happens so much faster.

So work out a way to offer incredible value to your customers, you business will thank you for it.

Do something, anything!

I wouldn't be surprised if you were reading this and thought "well it sounds nice, but it sounds like a lot of effort!"

I don't blame you, it is a lot of effort. But isn't everything worthwhile? Education, Relationships, Careers, don't these all take a lot of effort too? If you're going to be committed to something, it might as well make you a millionaire!

Now what is the single biggest factor that will stop you from becoming a millionaire?

Not taking action!

You can read all the books, you can study all the famous entrepreneurs, but if you don't start taking action you will never succeed. There's no point in learning if you're not going to use it.

There are people that have become millionaires that started off far stupider, poorer, and uglier than you! Whatever excuse you have, there is someone who has overcome that 'handicap' to become successful.

The only person you have to make excuses to is yourself. That's the hard truth. As much as I want you to be successful, if you read this hub and still don't find yourself successful it's really not going to effect my life.

It just effects your life. So work out what you're afraid of, what the real reason you're not putting this into practice is. Then go buy a book and learn how to overcome it.

Becoming financially free is not an overnight thing. It's just putting one foot in front of the other until you arrive at your destination. To be honest, it's a little boring knowing I'm going to achieve it and I just have to follow the steps.

Once you destroy all the mystery around being a millionaire, you realise it really is as simple as just taking action every day. How dull!

So I challenge you, when you've finished reading, to do something. Even writing in the comments that you want to do this is at least admitting it to yourself and putting it out there for the world to see. Is typing a few words and clicking a button that much effort?

Shall I summarise?

Ok, so maybe I get a little excited about this topic. For those of you that want the short version, here is my 7 step process to becoming a millionaire in 5 years or less:

  1. Find the real reason you want this goal
  2. Focus on what you want to do and let nothing stop you
  3. Realise you know nothing and be prepared to learn
  4. Discover your strengths and work with them
  5. Come up with your killer idea
  6. Give value to everyone you can
  7. Never stop taking action

I realise this is a lot to take in, but if you're really committed to becoming financially free one day, this is only the beginning!

I hope you got some value out of it and let me know if you have anything to add or want more information on something. I'm always happy to try and help.

So thanks for reading and I look forward to hearing your feedback.

Robert Kiyosaki talks about creating wealth

Robert Kiyosaki - Part 2

Robert Kiyosaki - Part 3

Further Reading

Here's a quick list of must read books:

Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

The Cashflow Quadrant by Robert Kiyosaki

The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber

The Internet Business Manifesto by Rich Schefren

The Missing Chapter by Rich Schefren

Good to Great by Jim Collins

And any autobiographies written by entrepreneurs.


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      Mike 3 years ago

      I would also add, you need to surround yourself with people who share similar goals, and cannot hang around negative thinking, soul crushing individuals, whether they are your spouse, close friends etc! There is enough bad news in the world, try to tune most of it out, and only do what will get you to your goal day by day!

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      JuanitaWilli 3 years ago

      Thanks for this incredible passage. I always knew that studying wealthy and successful people is the key. I'm not rich but I feel rich in my thoughts and actions. One thing that I did notice is that (and I agree with you) wealthy people focus on one thing. I've studied Bill Gates, Oprah, and Jay Z. They all concentrate on their goals and they give. I, myself have a lot of passion for people so I believe when I figure out what business going erect in creating my riches it will involve giving people what they want or need. I'm in my college at 50 years old and I do quite will in my studies. A transfer package arrived yesterday from Cornell U. But to be perfectly honest with you, I wish I had a successful business. Sometimes I think that I afraid of success. I agree with everything you have written and I have read some of them in self help books. What is my hold up? Please help

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      Qukis 3 years ago

      I absolutely enjoyed this article. Yes, I want to become financially free. Thank you for sharing.

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      JackMelb 4 years ago

      Excellent article Craig.

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      ASh 5 years ago

      Yeah, I really liked it, copied your 7 steps and wrote it in my diary so I can read my 'mantra'; every day. Hope you make it man! P.S This sounds cooler than I really am!!! Cheers Ash

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      Brian Owens 5 years ago from Williamsburg

      Good stuff man. I'm sure you'll reach your goal. Sounds like you've got your head on straight. Thanks for the hub!

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      Anox 5 years ago

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      Grenny 5 years ago

      I am a business analyst, am so I am use to identifying problems/opportunities and establishing solutions to what has been identified. The problem I have, is when it comes to actually taking ideas I have, and making them a reality, when it is me that owns the risk, and it is me that has to front up with the capital.

      I am not even sure what sort of strategy to take, to get over that hurdle, so that instead of me making money for other people, I can start making money myself.

      I often post some of my ideas, in forums, or to university professors, in the vane hope that someone will actually take the idea on, and include me in on it.

      Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Because I have sat down an identified why I want to be rich, which is as follows:

      1. To create a better life for my family, friends, and myself

      a. My parents worked hard to raise me and my 3 siblings, never took much for themselves, and gave a lot to the community (always taking part in school boards, cubs/scouts, fundraising), and i want them to be able to get something back for all that they have given.

      2. To be financially free and not be limited by money

      a. For me, this is not about being able to own a ferrari or 100 foot yacht, it is actually about having the capital to be able to invest in more of my ideas, so that I can essentially do research and development until my dying day.

      3. To help as many people as possible in the world

      a. For me this goes hand in hand with 1. and 2., in that if I have the financial freedom, i can invest in some of my ideas, which will not only help my family to have a better life, but will help future generations and even people I have never met before to have better lives. Things like introducing aquaponics and vertical farms into cities, not only will they reduce our carbon footprint, by bringing the source of our food, closer to the consumption of it, but it will mean some of the rural areas can go back to natvie forests, helping clean up CO2 in the air. I am just not prepared to wait for our governments to actually take action. Other ideas are things like Virtual Offices (set up a means for people to be able to work within the communities that they live, cutting down commuting into big cities, and providing a greater level of work life balance, by spending less time in traffic).

      4. To completely experience life and the world

      a. I think for anyone to be able to truly make a difference in this world, you need to leave the towns, cities you live in, and experience the lives that other people have to live, and how you can assist them, and use every day as a new learning experience, learning from the wisdom of different cultures, and how they handle problems or identify opportunities and make the most of them.

      So I believe I have the aspirations, and my heart in the right place, and some valuable skills, I just lack the confidence to make it happen, outside my place of employment. So any advice, feedback is greatly appreciated.

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      fahd 5 years ago

      I fear when Start ...

      I was achieved Goal ,i am become a millionaire, but I lost in the debt with the government sector.

      Now, when I find the new idea for the project. i Start a marketing this idea , But I stop it because i'm i feared to Completed it .....

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      Zade 5 years ago

      Im Inspired

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      suresh 5 years ago

      Good article, I was trying to become millionare for the past 4 years and I am thinking that I am on the way now. Thanks or such wonderful articles...... Suresh (

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      omar vargas 5 years ago

      I read it and what you wrote makes perfect sense I'm also 22 and i really want to become financialy free I know one day I will thank you

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      Tim Tully 5 years ago

      Fair play mate the best advice that I have read online. Thank you for the advice it will serve me well for starting out.

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      louis 5 years ago

      Excellent post! It is very true that anything you want in life you have to be willing to sacrifice for it. You're also right about the emphasis of taking a first step. Sometimes getting started is the most difficult part of any process but, once you get a feet wet a whole lot of pressure cant be lifted.

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      Brandon Pipkin 5 years ago

      I interviewed 21 millionaires to find out how and why they did what they did and wrote a book on it. Your insight is in some cases consistent, in many cases not, with what I learned about how and why these people became millionaires, all of them through entrepreneurial ventures.

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      Jan 5 years ago

      This is a great article. I wanted to be a millionaire too ever since i graduated college but up to now i'm still an employee working harder and longer hours so i'll have money to pay the bills. I'm now in the 40's and never assessed myself of my strenghst. Its so true Not taking action will get you nowhere.

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      Anwar Afifi 5 years ago

      This ia a very good motivation for me. Thank you.

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      Craig Dewe 5 years ago from Auckland, New Zealand

      Hey Micah,

      Just do a search on youngest rich people and you'll find many success stories who started that young. In fact the younger you start the better off you are as you'll gain life experience as you go.

      Just remember that while you might start a business at 16 you might not become a millionaire until 26, or 36, or 46 etc. But if you stay on the path, constantly improve and never give up then you will definitely become a millionaire.

      It really is that simple... doesn't mean it's easy though :)


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      M.Dunne 5 years ago


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      Micah 5 years ago

      I'm 14 and am about to start my sophomore year I'm graduating at 16 and have 2 years after before I'm out on my own n want to be able to buy a house in L.A. or San Diego. Can I start my own business at 16?

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      JAI 5 years ago


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      Ranganatha Shivanna 6 years ago

      Hi my dear Ladies & Gentlemen,

      "Business is always busy with ton of risks". we know this clearly and the right person can drive a business with his potential reason to doing business before that how he focusing on his business and the result will depend on his how he prepared for focusing on business...? if he well prepared and he will correctly focused on his business.The driver of the business keep on discover his strengths and work with them then his mind will create some powerful killer ideas later his killer ideas can change his entire life within a set off period when he respecting to every one along with he will always take actions against his route..................

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      SELLY 6 years ago

      i really appreciate you for making me rich, i now own a plaza in uk.thank DOCTORMOORE@YAHOO.COM

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      Mandela nuncy from Nigeria 6 years ago

      helo Craig! Thanks for your hub,i realy enjoyed all your tips and i am proud to say that your writing is true and practiceble and when enployed will make a real change.i will put all you said into practice because it answerd my question.thank you once again.

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      Bob nurmaka 6 years ago

      Absolutely great, inspired me to get up and do something productive.

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      danniel 6 years ago

      I had a great time reading you article and it contains a lot of precious information. Obviously Im gonna be 1 of the millionaire. It's a real possibility for an average guy to become a millionaire!

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      indianbreakfast 6 years ago

      Dear Craig,

      i always found that this world is so stuck in a rut and people like you and alike are reminders that there is another path, the easier one to self discovery.

      a million dollar to me is like grades in school. the harder you work the better you score. that's the way money attracts one too. the harder one works the more faithful money follows him.

      but the blunder is that we always do what is not natural in us. as i know each man is as unique as a key. no two keys are similar in this world. and so if you opened improper locks with yourself then you only end up being frustrated.

      in my quest to finding my excitement, i have lots of ideas similar to yours. but of course, money is just a score on your report card called passbook. the only advice you need to listen to is that of your heart. and the only learning you need to do is from the experience of the others or alike. like my dad always said, " NEVER LEARN MATH FROM A FRENCH TEACHER".

      i am happy to admire you in your pursuit. great going Craig. may your wisdom guide many more in your pursuit to your destiny.... with warm regards... indianbreakfast.

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      Craig Dewe 6 years ago from Auckland, New Zealand

      Wow... so it's been just over 4 years since I posted this! Thanks to all the comments... apologies for not being more attentive and following up. I've been busy.

      So it's been 4 years and I'm not a millionaire yet (I still have time!) but I have been running my own business for almost 5 years now. Looking back at my hub after all this time is very interesting and this is what I have to share...

      * I still believe in everything I said above and wouldn't change a word of it... maybe just add some things which I'll cover below.

      * I wish I had followed my own advice more closely! :) After saying in the hub that we need to build a business I basically became self employed. The last year has been about fixing this mistake and converting my business into something I can walk away from while it still produces income... and this is going much better than before.

      * I also have less of a focus on becoming a millionaire and more on creating residual (or passive) income that continues to pay me even when I'm not working. So my new goal is really to earn enough residual/passive income to cover my expenses each month so I'm financially free and can "retire" from working to focus on building more wealth. I'm still trying to do this in the 5 year timeframe though.

      * Finally focus plays a big part. My business has evolved and changed over the years and this can hold up the result... you really need to focus in on your path and not let yourself get distracted. However part of the process is determining your strengths and what you love to do so there is a balance between staying focused and evolving in light of new information.

      Apart from that it's been a great, exciting, challenging, difficult and fun journey :) If you're on the journey as well keep it up... it's worth it!

      Keep up the inspiring comments... I appreciate them :)


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      Samuel orjiobasi 6 years ago

      I love ur teaching keep doing it

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      Praise 6 years ago

      This is quite good. I enjoy the additional knowledge I got from this write up. Thanks Graig

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      chainsingh 6 years ago

      oh millionaire people something tell me how to become me.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      jarred king 6 years ago

      Really enjoyed reading this and found all the information very useful.

      Keep up the good work!

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      Kinglux 6 years ago

      Hey Greg

      Great piece of advice. Very well written and very accurate. Thanks for writing this article.


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      QuizZ Giyant 6 years ago

      Yezzir!!!!! Nice one man! That's all factual and useful, you gotta give before you get, and set an impressive value, I like that and thanks very much, its another puzzle collected to my knowledge, and now I'm seeing the bigger picture clearer.

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      EphraimRod 6 years ago

      Craig thanks for the feedback! I trust and believe in everything you said and I have read the majority of the books you have posted. After 3 business failures I decided to go for an MBA and DBA in entrepreneurship. I also believe this is the most predictable route to get there. Thanks for the encouragement and wisdom. I have no doubt that your passion will lead you and many others to a successful and fulfilled life! Again thanks.


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      Ankit Soniwal 6 years ago

      so motivated to do something but still in progress where to start from??

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      n.kajaev 6 years ago

      hi, great job, but i wounder: can sport be a resistance in making business?

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      superb suggestion with superb advice............!!!

      Thanks a lot,

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      cancer 6 years ago

      Hi , i enjoy reading ur hub and its really true ,coz im the one who experience it right now.i want to start a biznez but i have alot of fear.I dont know how to start and my fear is what if i fail.

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      David Ortiz 6 years ago

      Hi. I am now 9 years in business. We are a small plumbing company in sacramento california, we provide a great sevice but i cant get to the next level of success. I am prepaired to now advertise extensively in the right areas. I have many questions. When I worked for some of the better companies, they were averaging $200,000 a month. What's my problem, I am willing and able! Dave 916 616 6465 Lets talk before I spend more to make more so I dont loose out on success any more.

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      amar 6 years ago

      it's great to read you opinion , thak u

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      Vishallikhar 6 years ago

      Thanks for sucha awesome post . I really learned a lot og things. Craig I want to mention you that I also want to become $$ free ,for this I associate a company which is doing direct selling & I was an entrepreneur in that company. Craig I want to ask you that I had created a system but due to certain terms & conditions I wans'nt able to continue that work. SO i want to ask you that should i again associate to that company. The company name is

      Please give me some advice hoping to get the good news from you.

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      yuri 6 years ago

      i really enjoyed reading your article .. . It reFreshes my mind oN thinkng and thinking of h0w to earn m0ney.. N0w i kn0w.. It's step by step. . . :) like g0in up d stairs. Thanks a lot sir.(+639129591070)

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      alaa jab 6 years ago

      thanks very good topic and i will begin working

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      theking2020 6 years ago

      Great hub has a lot of great details as well as useful information.

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      Elachi LordLucky Edoka 6 years ago

      I feel like shedding tears right now, Why haven't i discovered this long ago? I should have been a millionaire by now.

      I must tell you nothing but the truth; YOU ARE SIMPLY THE BEST. Though i haven't taken action yet cos i'm a bit confuse about what business to start.

      I'm a 300 level zoology student in the Federal University of Agriculture Markurdi, Benue state, Nigeria. I'm currently a rapper and a producer(unsigned). I do music with passion but i don't see my future in that line. All i want in life is to do a decent job after graduation and accumulate wealth to later become a millionaire. But the problem with this plan is; ~there's less job opportunities down here.

      All day, all night, i search the internet for possible business a zoologist can engage in and be the best at but to no avail. My current plan is to join the Nigerian Police Force after graduation(something i don't really like) but another part of me wants to do music and yet another part wants to do something related to my course of study. What can a young man do? I'm so confused-(A man with dreams of becoming a millionaire)

      please i need your help.

      *what possible business can a zoologist do and be the best at?

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      Jono 6 years ago

      Hi Craig,

      I have been in business now fo 9 years, and at the age of 28 am on paper now a millionaire, you're article is so true, it require effort and sheer persistance

      Im amazed still at how people cant see that they have to offer value, first and foremost, and I mean truly great value, before you know it you have created a snowball effect.

      One point Id like to make is dont get to tied up in your business, this is certainly my problem, I have literally sacrificed my personal life to make it happen, a good work / life balance is the key, im just not sure how it is achieved!

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      Iggy007 6 years ago

      You need to find a thing and sale it at a small price and times that a million times

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      spense 6 years ago

      Craig that was an inspiring so ready to get on with my life and get financially free. I am in school now and i am coming up with my purpose for it all and then i can set my eyes on the prize. thanks Craig see you at the top.

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      Colton 6 years ago

      This really helped me allot today. Had a down day! Im in between jobs and living on my savings. I just reenroled back in school to finish my degree. Its been 10 yrs since i dropped out only lacking a yr left. I totally agree everyone is a genious in their own way. I enjoy learning new crafts and always have too many dang ideas a day. However i share the same flaw of not completing my ideas or projects. My genious has always been something that is hard for me to tap into and i think partialy cause im so interested in many things. I guess even as i read this statement i see im getting interest comfused with what im good Anyways..just venting......I think Craig got to rich and bought and island he hasn't been on in a while

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      Rumi 6 years ago

      Reading your article is the 1st step to gearing up for winning the Race of becoming a Multi Millionaire...... Thanks Craig :) .

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      pat in virginia 6 years ago

      thanks for the info, just wanted you to know i starting with writing a comment. Here's to becoming a millionare!

      I on my way.

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      Design is my way 6 years ago

      Thank u for your amazing post,

      For everyone who is reading this post and the comments :

      It is true what he say's but i think the most important things are beleve in youself and don't give up!

      I started a webdesign company a few months ago.. this issn't easy for me cause my wife is pregnant and i also have a 10 months old daughter.

      And the fact is i am only 20 years old..

      I was addicted to drugs for 5 year and i had problems with the police.. i even have a criminal reccord..

      I was looking for a way to take care of my wife ( i am maryed to ) and my children..

      I receave 650 euro's from the government and that is not even enough to buy food and pay my rent..

      so the thing is i started a webdesign company..

      the main thing is that i beleved in it!

      1,5 week after i started i got my first assigment.

      I earned 1142 euro ( 1.649,73 dollar ) of it..

      my second assigment i gain by calling a number that i saw on a car.. again that made me 550 euro ( 794 dollar )

      I hardly have time because i have to take care of my daughter and wife and still i managed to earn 1692 euro (2443 dollar ) in my first month of owning a company..

      Please do what ever it is that you want and beleve you will sucseed AND U WILL!!

      Thanks to Craig Dewe for writing this and i hope that the people who read this article and the comments take control of there live's instead of letting there live's take control of them..

      I did that and it brought me a awfull lot of shit!

      ( sorry for my bad english i am tired and it is late out here )

      Everyone have a nice day and even when you are not feeling so well know that there is always a way as long as you beleve in yourself, doing things you like and NEVER GIVE UP!

      God bless you all

      (ps. i am not putting a link to my company because i want to inspire people to take control and not to promote myself )

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      jei 6 years ago

      I love what you wrote,take many points uot of that,Thank you.

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      toiyeuvietnam1986 6 years ago

      Thanks so much for your helpful tips !

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      Vijay Suryavanshi 7 years ago

      Hi Carig,

      You have given the most useful tips for a person looking to start a new business.

      You are practical and I agree that "Life is a Learning process".

      To be a business man is to be a "Master of little bit of everything". Should have the open mind to learn new things and in the process make money.

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      Pierce 7 years ago

      Hi Craig,

      Understand the facts of the world?

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      Cole 7 years ago

      Thankyou, this has really helped me in choosing which direction I want my life to go. I've just turned 13 and i'm very business orientated and your article has provided me with some great tips for the future. Thankyou again.

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      Jessika 7 years ago

      I loved this! I am 20 and plan on being a millionaire between 25-30. I found your article agreeable especially giving value, life long learning, and not spreading yourself too thin. Lots of good mindset info. I would add communications, problem solving, and alternative thinking to things to master list. Thank you!

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      IvanIvan 7 years ago

      Hi Craig.

      I see you haven't posted comment for 20 months,so i hope you will read this and if you have time you will back to me.

      Im 21 years old boy.I live in country where rule is gouverment and they arent with people they just see for their goals not for all people,here average salary is 250 euro,this salary is for two person who will live slightly below the average life(its enough for one person).

      when you reach a certain amount of money and you decide to open a small business(Where you start to climb)then come some people stronger than you and they either steal your business or you exclude some percentage because they can do it and no proper government to stop it and instead the government is with those people, I want to say that these people are the people assisted by the government.

      In a one word we ordinary people are powerless.

      I want to ask how can i be millioner in this country?Be cause if you are millioner you have right.Just the answer not be GET LOST from that county i know that answer is right,but I wanna stay here.I would be very interested in your opinion and opinion of people who want to help me.

      Sorry for my english it is not the best but i think you understand me what i wanna to say,if you wont ask me here

      I will try to write more clearly.

      Thank you in advance


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      Ivan 7 years ago

      Hi Craig.

      I see you haven't posted comment for 20 months,so i hope you will read this and if you have time you will back to me.

      Im 21 years old boy.I live in country where rule is gouverment and they arent with people they just see for their goals not for all people,here average salary is 250 euro,this salary is for two person who will live slightly below the average life(its enough for one person).

      when you reach a certain amount of money and you decide to open a small business(Where you start to climb)then come some people stronger than you and they either steal your business or you exclude some percentage because they can do it and no proper government to stop it and instead the government is with those people, I want to say that these people are the people assisted by the government.

      In a one word we ordinary people are powerless.

      I want to ask how can i be millioner in this country?Be cause if you are millioner you have right.Just the answer not be GET LOST from that county i know that answer is right,but I wanna stay here.I would be very interested in your opinion and opinion of people who want to help me.

      Sorry for my english it is not the best but i think you understand me what i wanna to say,if you wont ask me here

      I will try to write more clearly.

      Thank you in advance


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      Amandeep Sahni 7 years ago

      A gggggggggggggrrrrrrreeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaattttttttttt



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      Kenny Juhan 7 years ago

      hey there Craig I actually thoroughly enjoyed reading this article and I actually am interested in the business industry I want to make money but at the same time i also want to have the satisfaction of knowing that I am making millions of people happy because of my product or lines of products with witch I will sell thanks for the advice Craig God Bless man!

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      Bill Spetrino 7 years ago

      As a person who is financially independent ,I think your article is better than most. However interacting with millionaires works best

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      Bill Spetrino 7 years ago

      As a person who is financially independent ,I think your article is better than most. However interacting with millionaires works best

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      Dave 7 years ago

      These are fake comments...

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      delbert davis 7 years ago

      i wont to become rich

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      nebiyu kebede 7 years ago

      Hi Craig. Read your blog and wanted to recommend this site

      It covers what you have written and more on what steps to take to find your passion, what your strength is etc...

      I have been following the concept presented on the website for a while now... very profound.

      I wanted to share with everyone here..

      Cheers !

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      alnoor sachwani 7 years ago

      well written is a fact more u give more u receive

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      chrysstil 7 years ago

      Great hub.

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      Emmanuel 7 years ago

      Hi guys I would like you guys to visit

      Its free to sign up and i belive this will seriously help you on your way to becoming a millonaire. All it takes is work. You got nothing to lose. ITS FREE.

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      Anthony 7 years ago

      friend recommended this to me. great read. see you at the top

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      Tony B 7 years ago


      Thanks for the inspiration and direction. Like you, I truly believe that each individual has the potential to achieve such greatness IF, we take ACTION! Action always seems to be the common denominator between most business millionaires and the remaining hourly/salaried masses. Continued success Craig and keep adding value to us all!

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      Gerald Tyler 7 years ago

      I would like to regenerate sandlot baseball back into Detroit, Michigan; with an ultimate goal of owning a major league baseball team in Detroit, MI.

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      Kevin scroggins 7 years ago

      Thanks for your time its people like u that the world need more of.Kevin the next millionaire.

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      Filla Man 7 years ago

      To be a millionaire in 5 years, you need to save $500 dollars per day. This is difficult feat to achieve, but it is not an impossibility.

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      Clay 7 years ago

      Very inspirational, and logical! For me, finding what I'm passionate about is the hardest thing, but that's part of the challenge.

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      Georgi Hubenov 7 years ago

      Well done Craig, I really like your approach towards the matter of becoming a millionaire. May I just add that the intentions with which we act upon our actions actually deliver the final result. In a sense that realizing our true potential in a particular field should urge us to the beginning of our successful enterprise. Which is to be expressed through a selfless dedication serving the world and also should be something from which we draw immense satisfaction at the end of the day.

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      Habib Arif 8 years ago

      This is a fantastic article i have ever read. Keep going on !!!

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      Satya 8 years ago

      Great and imspiring article Craig. It's really wonderful experience sharing. I hope you and me will be in a millionare's list in next 5 Years.

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      pankaj 8 years ago

      seems like a story but well written and i also feel like something similar but needs lot of hard work

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      Damien 8 years ago

      Hello Craig,

      You seem like a very mature and educated young person who has really got their priorities straight. I write to you not as a person who has realied their business potential but quite the opposite in fact. I am a 20 year old Irish man who is currently working in a very depressing retail job where I work as hard as I can and get no recognition whatsoever. I dropped out of college a year ago as I realised it definitely was not for me. I am currently in debt although not by much. The main reason I want to make money is because I have a girlfriend that I love very much but she is from the USA and I am from Ireland. I work so hard at my job to visit her as once or twice a year and it is next to impossible for me to get a visa for america unless I marry my girlfriend.....which I do not want to do for a few years yet because I have no money or assets. Both of us are just so upset every time we have to leave each other as we never know when we will see each other again. I am so passionate about making money, I have such a strong desire to do it, I just feel like such a loser at the moment that I cannot even think about where to begin. If you can give me any advice at all man I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks

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      Jeff 8 years ago

      I find your hub to be interesting. I don't believe that just about anyone can go from zero to millionaire in five years. Yes... there are the exceptions that have the good fortune to have a phenomenal idea AND the resources (people, money, colleagues, etc.) to bring their ideas into fruition.

      I believe that it takes a great deal of education first. You have to learn an industry, learn a trade, find a niche, and target a great idea tailor-made for that specific industry. That takes a few years. I do believe that once the knowledge has been gained through a formal education and/or hands on experience that form that point forward, that it is possible to spend another five years and grow a business from business plan to multi-millionaire status.

      I do agree that true financial success requires a lifetime of learning.... nut I feel thqt the most important factor is the ability to adapt to a new environment or a new set of circumstances. Having the capability to be ale to go back to school, learn a new trade, earn an additional graduate degree, shift business priorities, and knowing what you don't know are even more important than just simply the commitment to lifelong education. (Lifelong learners can be academians who are not necessarily millionaires) It is the capability to change, adapt, and grow that cultivates $$$$$$$$$$$$$$