But it still had a future before it

side business resources

Episode #594 January 12, 2018 – We’ve had many listeners at the beginning of the year that have decided what they want to move to but are looking for resources and how-to-info. This Week’s Questions: How can I move from teacher to paid speaker? Can I package my presentation on forgiveness as a course? Dan, I need a music related idea to make money while my growing my band’s success. How can I communicate that I’m a forward thinker when I’ve been working in the dry cleaning business? How do you get a reluctant spouse to support efforts in a … Read More

Need a bigger financial shovel? Here’s how

financial shovel

A listener asked: Dan, I recall a 48 Days Radio Show episode during which you spoke of real estate as an example of a large financial shovel.  Would you please share other examples of a large shovel you can think of?  Paul Sure – I love even thinking about this.  Many people get a paycheck each week – it’s predictable and not going to change quickly.  But if you’re looking for ways to get a big shovel, here are some possibilities: 7 Ideas For a Big Financial Shovel 1. Create a real estate transaction.  You’ve seen the TV shows, just … Read More

I have a MBA and live in a homeless shelter!

masters degree

Episode #589 – December 08, 2017 This week we talk about education and the different ways you can get it. The important thing is to understand your end goal before you decide what kind of education you need: a masters degree, a high impact seminar or even traveling the world. Hi, this is Dan Miller. You’re listening to the 48 Days Radio show – where each week we take 48 minutes to dive into real life questions about finding your passion, deciding what kind of life you want to live – and then finding or creating work that allows you … Read More

Guess what – I just bought the farm!

homeschooling, curious, entrepreneur

Guess what – I just bought the farm! History tells us that when a military jet crashes on a farm the farmer typically gets the government to pay off the mortgage on that farm.  And thus the saying, “He bought the farm” refers to someone dying.  But then there’s the positive side of just deciding to have a small farm.  I’ve got an opportunity where you might just be able to do that – for $300. Do you think the benefits of homeschooling outweigh the costs?  And How can we nurture the entrepreneurial spirit of our children? How do you feel … Read More

15 Hours a Week + 10% Entrepreneur = A Sigh of Relief

Rachel Eubanks shares her sigh of relief after Dan Miller's 15 Hours a Week Entrepreneur Building Formula and Patrick McGinnis' 10% Entrepreneur ideas.

This is a guest post by Rachel Eubanks. She is a beginner, a struggler, a wannabe, a hard worker, but most of all a truth teller. She writes about the beauty and the ugliness of starting your own business as she experiences it each week. With a teaching background, she has no formal training in business so she surrounds herself with wise people and listens to podcasts such as ours. You can read her journal and posts at inspiretoengage.com and also follow her on Instagram. Have you ever been holding your breath and didn’t know it until you exhaled loudly? … Read More

Are entrepreneurs born or developed?

Recently on  my podcast, listener Paul Vandermill asked, “Can becoming an entrepreneur be a progression rather than a predisposition?”  Really, are entrepreneurs born, or do those traits develop over time? I love that question.  Is a person just born an entrepreneur or can anyone learn to be successful on their own?  There is no “right” or “wrong” about being an entrepreneur.  But you need to ask yourself if it is a fit for you.  Here’s an overview. DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE AN ENTREPRENEUR? Do you have what it takes to do something on your own – … Read More

Can my wife and I really make money doing this?

Joe from Pittsburg writes:  “My wife and I were married a year ago and we’re now expecting our first child! She would like to stay at home when the baby comes, but she’d like to do some part time work. We had a blast creating creative touches for our wedding and were wondering if there was a way to start a business from that. We created a logo using our initials in the shape of a heart. From there we made a custom cookie cutter, candy molds, labels for water bottles, stationery, aisle markers, etc.  Do you think is a viable … Read More

I only do business with people who love their work

I hope it’s clear that I’m doing work I love.  Obviously, I would never settle for less.  But you know what else I won’t settle for?  Doing business with someone who doesn’t like their work.  Do you think I want a mechanic working on my prized cars who hates what he’s doing?  Do you think I’d go to a dentist who despised her profession? (And yes, there are too many in this category.) No, I’ll go to extra lengths to make sure I’m doing business with people who have found their passion.  We’ve had the same guys doing our yard … Read More

Maybe you just need to work on that little idea

George Washington Carver was a devoutly spiritual man who looked to God for new innovation and insight.  During a boll weevil plague that consumed the farmer’s cotton crops, Mr. Carver encouraged the farmers to grow peanuts because the boll weevils don’t eat peanuts.  The resulting bumper crop of peanuts presented a new challenge.  There was an abundance of peanuts with very little known use except as livestock feed. Mr. Carver was severely criticized for preaching “the peanut gospel.”  In a time of searching for better solutions, he related this conversation with God. “Why did you make the universe?”  God responded, … Read More

Would you buy this t-shirt?

Dan — My daughter and I are going to make a small run of t-shirts that she designed so she can make money to go to camp.  I found a great supplier who is very patient and willing to guide us. They can do a run of 50, white shirt, nice quality, various sizes for $7.75 a piece. If Vanessa wants to make $5 per shirt, would you be willing to pay $13? Or is that too much? What would be a good price?  Mom ****************************************************** Mom — Most t-shirts are going to sell for about $10, but if they … Read More