In the next twenty years, nearly half of all jobs are at risk of being automated by robots.
This means something that looks like this could wipe out all the time and energy you spent investing in your education and career:
Automation isn’t some far off fate. It’s happening now, right under our noses. Entire industries will be decimated. Millions of people will lose their jobs.
On the other hand, there will be a select few who are prepared to take advantage of this transformation and become incredibly successful.
And they aren’t going to do it by finding a “future-proof” job. EVERY job will be affected in some way by automation.
Instead, these people are going to build a specific type of online business. One that complements our automated future, instead of fighting the inevitable. I’ll explain more in a bit. But first, let me tell you how we got here in the first place. Because most people are completely clueless about how automation will redefine our relationship to work.
Jobs Aren’t Coming Back
Uber’s self-driving truck, Otto, already did a 120-mile long Budweiser beer delivery in October 2016‚ with no one at the wheel! Truck and delivery driving is the most common job in 29 states and all of them will be replaced by self-driving cars.
In other words, it’s going to get ugly.
But here’s the thing — we should have it seen coming.
Automation sunk its teeth in the manufacturing industry over 40 years ago. Production skyrocketed, while hiring…didn’t.
As much as politicians like to say it, those lost manufacturing jobs weren’t due to outsourcing. A study by Ball State University found that 88% of America’s lost factory jobs were due to automation.
And if you think good, white-collar jobs are safe, think again.
Experts are predicting 70% of white-collar jobs will be automated, which means lawyers, investment bankers, and even doctors are at risk of being automated out of a job.
Automation is completely transforming the future of “work” as we know it…and yet, we’re STILL being told the same story.
That if you go to college and get a degree, you’ll be safe. A good job with benefits, and someday you’ll be able to retire.
This is insanity.
The “Traditional Path” No Longer Exists
Career Builder conducted a survey in 2014 and found that 65% of college students do not find full-time jobs after graduating. Over half of the jobs they did find were in jobs that didn’t even REQUIRE a college degree. And by the time those graduates turn 30 years old, they’ll have worked at least FOUR jobs.
The idea of a steady full-time job will soon be a relic of the past. Here’s some proof:
94% of job growth from 2005 to 2015 was found to be “alternative employment,” meaning temporary or unsteady work. So nearly ALL of the 10 million jobs created during this period were not full-time, 9-5 jobs. “Jobs recovery” my ass.
And yet people are taking on thousands of dollars in debt to get a degree that isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on!
They’re being set up for failure because the careers they’re going to school for simply won’t exist in a few years.
I know this all sounds depressing, but it’s not all doom and gloom.
We don’t have to start worshipping our robot overlords just yet.
In fact, there are going to be BIG winners who take advantage of this transformation.
The Digital Revolution
I call this opportunity the “Digital Revolution.”
This revolution has nothing to do with overthrowing the robots and software that are automating industry.
No — this revolution involves leveraging the same automation that is taking jobs to create your own profitable online business.
As Tyler Cowen, economist and author of Average Is Over, wrote, “Are your skills a complement to the skills of the computer, or is the computer doing better without you? Worst of all, are you competing against the computer?”
Instead of fighting the future, you can use this knowledge to your advantage…even if you’ve never built a business and don’t have the first clue how to find an idea or get started.
In fact, thanks to the Digital Revolution, there’s never been a better time to start your own online business.
In the old days, the only way to host a radio show was to earn airtime at a radio station. Now anyone can start their own podcast about whatever they’re passionate about.
To get hired on a TV show, you had to be picked by one of three TV networks. Now you can start your own YouTube channel in a few hours.
If you were a musician, a label had to offer you a record deal in order to “make it.” Now you can upload your songs on Spotify as you make them.
Thanks to the Digital Revolution, you don’t have to battle the stifling trends that pulling everyone else down.
You no longer have to fight to be picked by the suits in corporate America.
Today you can choose to build your own online business instead of getting worked over by a rigged system.
What Is True Freedom in the Age of Automation?
This isn’t just about making a ton of money. After all, running a business that runs your life is a complete nightmare.
I’m talking about true financial freedom.
Having the freedom to travel around the world, set your own hours, vacation whenever you want, and enjoy working on money-generating projects you’re passionate about. So you can have a positive impact on the world.
What if you could build an online business that generates 5, 10, even 20 thousand dollars a month passively… even automatically?
What if you could build an online business that gives you complete control over your schedule, that enables you to travel whenever and wherever you desire, and even pays you to follow your passion in life… and help thousands of people while you’re at it?
And what if you could build an online business that uses knowledge already in your head to create valuable digital products that almost sell themselves? A business that costs almost nothing to start and requires zero technical skills.
And best of all, a business that will ALWAYS be needed. So you won’t have to worry about being replaced by a robot or waste time learning a skill that will eventually become obsolete.
The way to take advantage of the Digital Revolution is by starting an online business that sells digital products
These are things like ebooks, online courses, podcasts, email newsletters, online seminars, etc.
The beautiful thing about digital products is they scale incredibly well, unlike physical products. If you sell physical products you need to handle manufacturing, design, shipping, returns, almost an endless parade of responsibilities.
For example, with a digital product like an online course, you can sell as many courses as you’d like without having to manually teach each of your students.
And there’s no manufacturing or inventory to deal with, your costs after you create the product are basically ZERO.
Delivering a course to 10 people would require the same amount of time and money as 1000… or even 10,000 people.
And when you set up the right systems for marketing and selling digital products, you can make passive income while you’re sleeping, or off on another adventure.
Why Haven’t You Started an Online Business?
Whenever I lay out this opportunity to friends, they understandably get SUPER excited.
But when I ask them later about their progress I always hear the same, tired excuses:
“I don’t have time to get started.”
“I’m too busy with work or school.”
“I’m not an expert in anything, what am I going to show people that they’ll want to pay for?”
The truth is most people start online businesses as a side-hustle. You only need to invest 5-10 hours a week in the beginning. I’ll show you a few examples of this in a minute.
But trust me when I say everyone has a valuable skill or knowledge that they can turn into a profitable online business. Take our first online business as an example.
When we started our first YouTube channel, Simple Pickup, we were regular guys that were spending almost ALL our free time surfing dating forms, learning how to socialize and get dates.
Well, compared to 99% of the world, we were experts because we knew WAY more than the average guy.
Once we finally embraced this and launched our first digital product, everything changed. We made $30,000 with our first launch and have now gone on to sell more than $10.8 million in digital products.
No matter what you’re passionate about, you now have an unprecedented opportunity to build a successful online business with digital products.
Whether it’s rock climbing, ancient history, or knitting, you have the ability to find people that share your interests and build an online business by creating VALUE for them.
By making digital products that solve people’s biggest problems, matter how obscure they might be.
For example, Mariah started CometCamper.com, a blog about the Tiny House Movement and her journey to small space living. She sells an online course that teaches people how to downsize their life and make the transition to tiny living.
Or Joseph Michael, who started LearnScrivenerFast.com, where he teaches people how to use the sometimes complicated Scrivener writing software.
Or PixieFaire.com, which sells digital downloads for doll clothing patterns and have online courses on sewing. The husband and wife co-founders of PixieFaire make over $600,000 per year selling digital products.
Or Noah Quah, who started a weekly email newsletter about podcasting called HotPod as a side-hustle. Soon after he started selling subscriptions and ads for the newsletter it turned into a full-time business.
Or check out Black and Sexy, a YouTube channel with about 100,000 subscribers. They give away free content on their YouTube channel and sell “premium” content to their true fans. In 2015 they made about $1 million dollars selling premium content.
I know deep down you have a topic you’re obsessed with. Or a skill you’ve worked long and hard to master.
Think about what your friends say you’re great at. Or what you spend your free time on the weekends doing. What do people come to you for advice about?
That’s where your hidden value is. And you can build a successful online business by giving that value to others.
People are always willing to pay serious money to find solutions to their biggest pains and products that fulfill their desires.
And you can turn these solutions into an online business that scales, meaning making 5, 6, or even 7 figures a year.
How? All by using the same technology that’s putting everyone else out of a job.
THIS is how you thrive in the age of automation.
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