How To Become a Millionaire

How To Become a Millionaire

After having an article on the first page of Google for the phrases "how to become a millionaire", and "how to make a million dollars" awhile now, I felt lead of the Lord to take down my previous article...

You see, I have made the mistake so many of us are making:

Asking "how", before asking "why?"

Think about what happens when we fail to put those questions in the right order.

If we fail to ask "should I become a millionaire?", and only focus on the "how" portion of this question, we can quickly lead ourselves into a never ending race to acquire money while losing site of what life is really all about.

When I originally wrote the article on this page, I made the same mistake.

I asked "how can I rank on the first page of Google for 'how to become a millionaire?'" before asking "SHOULD I rank on the first page of Google for 'how to become a millionaire?'"...

My motive, much like many of you who arrived at this page looking for an answer to the question, was money.

I've attempted to promote several make money online products that can help folks make a better living right on this very page. Some of them I own and can vouch for. Others, I can't, and promoted them here simply for their ability to earn me a commission.

I had YouTube videos dedicated to this subject on my channel linking back to this article (which I have now deleted), and honestly, I never stopped to ask if it was a topic I should be associated with. I just knew a lot of traffic awaited me if I succeeded, and rather than actually helping people better their lives, I've used this page to better my own life.

That's my true confession.

But it goes further...

I'm not a millionaire.

Not even close!

I've made a meager living in various different ways using the internet since 2006. But have never risen above "average" in the income department. If you want the WHOLE truth, I've yet to crack six figures in a calendar year. Much less seven...

At times, even recently on this page, I've made the grave mistake of asking "how" to make a dollar, without considering if the answer I found was something I SHOULD do, and compromised my integrity by associating myself with what my dad refers to as a "take your last $29" industry.

So, now that I'm here on the first page of Google...I have finally asked the question "why?"

And I've determined to use this space to encourage you to do the same. Failing to do so will cause you to compromise who you are, what you're meant to do in life, and perhaps even your integrity!

You probably don't need to become a millionaire.

Actually, you don't.

When you embrace that, freedom will soon follow.

It takes much less to live a very happy fulfilling life, help others, and fulfill your calling.

I ask your forgiveness! And I hope these few thoughts encourage you to ask your questions in the right order from here on out. I hope to do the same.

The wisest person to ever grace this planet put these questions, AND the answer, in the proper order when He said: "What shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?" - Jesus. (Mark 8:36)

Can I give you a new question to ask?

How about, "what do I need?"

If you know the answer to that question, I can confidently give you business advice that'll help you reach your destination 9 times out of 10. I invite you to continue reading my blog, and subscribe to my newsletter for more information about where to start. 

If that's too small of a financial question for you to ask, then you need to seek out a coach who's been where you want to be. At this time, I'm not your guy.

But if you're just getting started trying to make your first $100, $200, $500, or even $1,000 dollars, hang around and check out some innovative business models that I've proven to work for me

I need to stop now before this article turns back into what it use to be!!!! lol

Thanks for being a reader. I'd love to hear your comments in the section below. Also, if you purchased any products I have previously promoted on this page and were not happy with them, use the contact page and I'll be happy to send you your money back. Actually, if you've purchased ANYTHING FROM ME that you weren't happy with, let me know, and I'll hook you up accordingly. 

Grace and Peace



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18 Responses to How To Become a Millionaire

  1. larry June 3, 2013 at 5:39 pm #

    would like to know your helpful hints on becoming a millionare.

    • Brian June 3, 2013 at 5:41 pm #

      Let me know how I can help Larry. The above article (and others here on my blog) are a great place to start!

      • Greg Vinson August 17, 2013 at 8:10 pm #

        Hey Brian,

        Great article; I wish a lot more marketers would have the same epiphany. I too am far from being a millionaire, though I do plan to become one, and there are many models to follow, so I have no doubt if I can learn to control my actions, I will succeed, but controlling my actions turns out to be the biggest challenge involved, particularly ignoring the impulse to follow every new shiny method that offers an attractive path.

        I wanted to chime in on advising Larry, even though obviously I’m not really qualified. 😉

        But I am pretty sure Larry will not become a millionaire until he learns to pay attention to what he reads; the thrust of your entire article was about how you can help people learn to do what you do; make an online income (of how much I am not sure; you seem to be implying that you’re able to support yourself at least). But also that one should look not to you, but to people who have achieved the goal already, if one’s goal is to make a million or more.

        So to Larry; I say this not to be mean, but helpful: unless you were making a joke, you really need to tame your mind enough to at least get the gist of an article before chiming in with questions that show you missed the entire point.

        • Brian August 17, 2013 at 8:34 pm #

          Thanks for the feedback Greg! i think a lot of us struggle with focus! It’s easy to miss out on a good thing for an opportunity at more good things. They say not to step over dimes to pick up pennies. I think the problem we serial entrepreneurs face is stepping over 20 pennies for a dime. Getting the small wins and completing easy small projects is a great way to gain traction.

          As for Lary he may have left his comment before I changed the content on this post.

  2. prefer not to say for the time being.. July 15, 2013 at 9:20 am #

    Well I don’t need a million dollars but some money? Yes, definitely! My husband isn’t employed right now mostly because he is repairing tornado damage on my Grandpa’s house.

    I can draw but never have the time or being able to relax enough to even feel up for drawing, I used to love draw everyday though. I love fashion and many different designs of clothing. And I love modal/rayon fabrics.

    I’m in a situation where I feel awful/terrible and I can’t figure out a way to solve or help it. I feel somewhat overwhelmed and greatly stressed and sometimes have panic attacks from all of the anxiety.

    My husband, our two toddlers and I live with my widowed Grandfather and his five adult children that seem to be having a rough time as well (well at least one of them anyway.)

    I feel like I am a burden on my dear Grandpa. I have never had a legitimate job before and am 23, was homeschooled (dropped out at 11th grade, sad, I know..) No diploma of anything, I only have a permit not a drivers license. Why have I waited so long to do anything about this crazy mess? Am I very shy, don’t have the type of parents that were/are helpful. My Dad is an alcoholic, a womanizer, a liar and a cheat and my loving Mom may be going crazy after dealing with my Dad and all his crap the many years they have been together. I’m not blaming my Mom or Dad, I just wish they would have encouraged me more and pushed me to get out there and be somebody. and I do love my parents. Now you might say that I am just lazy, full of excuses, etc, etc….but I am being painfully honest about what is going on for me and I only explain these things so it is better for you to fully understand where I’m coming from.

    So basically to sum up this very much even lengthier story and make it short – I want better for my children, I want them to have what I didn’t have when I was growing up which was a lot of things, even something most families usually have, and that is an actual home to call “our own” in stead of living in someone else’ house.

    I’m sorry for carrying this on but I just don’t know what to do. I’ve been looking for a job but I don’t have any work experience and who do you think is gonna want to hire a person with a background like mine?.. Hah.

    • why July 25, 2013 at 8:20 pm #

      if you want to be a millionaire… be a millionaire… study what millionaires do read books like “the millionaire next door” figure it in your mind that you are a millionaire or that “you are in the process of being a millionaire”

      ask yourself daily “why am I a millionaire?” and you will seek out the answer… the law of attraction will bring it to you but you have to be ready to see it..

      who is going to hire you… you are… be self employed it is the best thing to do… most millionaires are self employed

      keep dreaming about being a millionaire that is great but you need to follow your dreams with action start reading books that deal with millionaires go to seminars about real estate keep looking for your way to the top and you will find it

      GREAT LUCK… keep doing

    • Steve August 17, 2013 at 2:02 am #

      Young lady you are selling yourself very short. I know what it is to be down. It will happen more than once in your life, maybe not the same way, but it will happen. I do not know what your faith is, but you are God’s child and that gives you worth.

      As for your situation…you must do what you need to do and start where you are. You can get a job, if you will persist and keep looking. It may not pay much, but it will be a start and will lead to a higher paying position, if you will work at it. The only way to get experience is to do it.

      Get your license. What are you waiting for? You can do it. See if you can get a GED. You can get help with learning what you need to know to pass the test. If you cannot get your GED take courses online to get your diploma.

      Work on your attitude every day. The key to your future is in your own mind. If you do not change your mind from negative to positive and from I can’t to I can you do not have a chance. Life will stay the same for you.

      Just having the nerve to reply to Brian’s post means to me that you have the desire to make the changes you need to, but you need help. Read everything you can find on how to change your thoughts and do it.

      God bless,

    • Brian August 17, 2013 at 1:11 pm #

      I’m sorry for taking this long to reply! Your comment must have slipped by me.

      First off, sounds like we’ve been through similar things. I love my parents too, they provided and made sure we had Christmas every year. But I too wasn’t really pushed to be more…To go to college…to start learning SOMETHING valuable for the future…

      I was blessed to find that encouragement from my heavenly Father.

      Ephesians 2:10 says He created you for good works that He’s prepared before the foundations of the world.

      He has a plan for your life…and while I don’t know what it is, I know for sure in involves Him.

      That’s why Jesus says to seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these other things will be added.

      Find the Architect, you get the blueprints as a bonus.

      As for practical help to make a little extra money, you have a lot of options. Two options to consider:

      1.) Start a service for other internet marketers. It’s quick to start. Cheap to advertise. And profit margins are high. Perhaps there will be a “scholarship” to my Shovel Spark course we can work on.

      2.) Build a website about ANYTHING. Even if you don’t do market research correctly, getting some content up and getting traffic in Google is a great start. You can monetize it later, even if only by Adsense revenue.

      Again, sorry for the late reply, but thanks for reaching out. I’m here to help if I can!

      • Brian August 17, 2013 at 1:18 pm #

        Also…You are loved. Don’t give up sista!

  3. Piet mogau July 21, 2013 at 5:10 am #

    Want to become a millionaire

  4. why July 25, 2013 at 7:25 pm #

    most people believe that when I “have” a million dollars I will “do” what millionaires do and “be” a millionaire

    have do be

    I insist on reversing the process…

    be do have…

    be a millionaire by mindset and choosing to be a millionaire

    do what millionaires do… produce, invest and save

    and when you do what millionaires do you will eventually

    have a million dollars

  5. Rachel Medina July 30, 2013 at 11:37 pm #

    I need help on books to read on becoming
    A millionare..

    • Brian August 17, 2013 at 1:15 pm #

      If that’s truly what you want, check out Rich Schefren’s BGS program. (Link in my sidebar)

  6. Paul August 16, 2013 at 11:23 pm #

    That was a gutsy admission. I have a lot of respect for that Brian. That is more in tune with an honest business than just acquisition. Thanx!

    • Brian August 17, 2013 at 1:13 pm #

      Thanks Paul!

  7. Rodney Freeman August 17, 2013 at 6:46 am #


    Long time lurker, first time commenting.

    Took a lot of guts for you to write what you did.

    I believe your honesty, sincerity and desire to serve God and people will prove to be very rewarding in the future.

    I look forward to what you will create.

    Be encouraged my brother.


  8. Brian August 17, 2013 at 1:14 pm #

    Hey Rod, nice to meet you! It’s always good to know there are more lurking than commenting. I appreciate the encouragement!

  9. Greg Vinson August 17, 2013 at 9:34 pm #

    I have to chime in here; there is far too much money and time being spent by broke people trying to find the “secret to the millionaire mind”. I am not a millionaire, but I have met my share of them, and they aren’t some special group deserving of the pedestal broke people are encouraged to put them on (mostly by other non-millionaires trying to make a buck selling dreams).

    The fact is, millionaires aren’t the least bit special; they are just people like the rest of us. In fact, there are just as many fools and asses among them as there are among the broke. There are almost as many routes to a high net worth as there are people who have one, some involving luck, some simply involving putting one’s efforts into a field that is lucrative and trending.

    It is well known, for example, in the internet marketing community, that many of the gurus who make millions teaching other people how to make money, aren’t particularly clever or insightful; they happen to have pursued their fortunes in adwords when it was almost impossible not to make great profits from it; they scaled up their efforts when they made money; investing more and more into making more; a wise strategy, but also easy and obvious.

    Like I said, I’m not a millionaire, but it appears to me that there is always some area which is trending, where it is far easier to make money than in other areas.

    For example, I know people who right now, make a killing on reputation management for companies online; it is trending, and is an area where the pain felt by those needing services, as well as the payoff by applying a few simple strategies, make it “low hanging fruit” for those who know what to do. I am taking a course in it right not myself, from one of the “good guys”, who practices what he preaches. I don’t know if he’s a millionaire yet (he’s quite young, but I suspect if he hasn’t made his first million yet, he isn’t far off).

    Anyway; it is like adwords in the good old days; just do it, and make money easily; then scale up. My teacher charges $1500 per month per client, for a service that is worth far more in benefits to the companies he serves, (because it greatly improves their online presence) yet only involves simple, easy work that takes about 20 minutes to do yourself, or obviously can be outsourced. He is also teaching how to add other services, so that you make far more than that per client.

    Perhaps there is one “secret” that most broke people lack which could enable them to become rich: to value one’s self enough to believe you deserve the money. I myself have stuggled for years with a conscience that is continually telling me to give clients bargains, and scolds me if my money comes too easily.

    I believe it is very common for people who are used to working for a wage, to feel like they are ripping others off, if for example, they were to do what my teacher does, and charge clients a high fee for services they can provide with great ease. They worry for example “what if my clients found out how little work I do? They will be so mad at me!”

    So even though there is no “millionaire mindset” in my opinion, there are certain beliefs that many of us have which can limit our ability to take advantage of the easy routes to a high income. A lot of that is very tied in to low self esteem.

    One other point I want to mention; there are principles far more important than the pursuit of one’s personal gain which guide all decent people, and there are plenty of selfish monsters among the rich, who are free of such concerns, a fact which many who wish to become rich tend to overlook.

    Read books by the brilliant Noam Chomsky, and you will find out what I mean; many of the profitable activities of the super-rich have as a side effect, the spilling of rivers of human blood, and even the speeding up of the demise of our species (in the case, for example, of the nuclear weapons industry, which never met a peace plan it didn’t spit upon, and the climate change deniers who make billions from oil sales, while hastening the inevitable disasters we are now seeing the beginnings of, which will grow in scale until our descendants simply can’t survive, if we take their advice and keep buying their product without regard to it’s effects).

    It happens that studies prove a disturbing, and stunningly steady correlation between recipients of US foreign aid, and human rights abuses (large scale programs of incarcerating, torturing, and murdering one’s political opponents. This isn’t because the US has a torture/murder fetish; it is because money in politics dictates that the driving concern of our policy is to provide and enhance opportunities for large investors abroad.

    It turns out, the easiest way to enhance investors’ profits is to crush hopes for democracy, and find leaders who are happy to sell out their country for a small share of the spoils, which made them fabulous personal fortunes. For example, during the 1980s, a particularly bloody decade for the long suffering nations of Central America, the US unfailingly backed monstrous despots throughout the region, who killed a total of over 200,000 people, mostly peasants.

    When one country’s peasants; Nicaragua, dared to raise their heads, and overthrew their monsters (the Somoza family, which had ruled with an iron fist for decades), the US funded terrorists (the Contras), who were led by the feared and hated, ex-members of Somoza’s security forces, to rampage through the country, torturing and killing thousands of civilians, until the population finally succumbed to US demands to elect the leader or our choice under threat of more terror.

    This is a persistent pattern. It is orchestrated by millionaires and billionaires. I don’t know about anyone else, but I for one, while I’d love to be a millionaire from ethical methods, would rather be a lifelong peasant than imitate the “millionaire mindset” of such mass murderers.

    I hope you will have the courage to let this post be part of the conversation. I know it’s very long, but I think it contributes important points usually missing from such threads.

    Thanks Brian, and thanks for having the courage to admit when you have a lapse of judgement; we all have them, but few come clean about it.

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