Tips for Making $30K a Month, by a 17-Year-Old Who Does
Temper Thompson is not your average 17-year-old. He has been an online marketer since the age of 13, and he is currently earning $30,000 per month, with a plan to increase his revenue to $100,000 per month next year. The high school student sells marketing courses on Kindle publishing. As one of the most successful teenagers in the country, Thompson has some serious wisdom when it comes to achieving professional goals and he shared them with Inc. Scroll through to read his five lessons for success, and get ready to boost your work ethic.
1. Action is everything. “If you don’t take action, you’re never going to have success,” Thompson tells Inc. For Thompson, great ideas are cheap. It’s implementation that really makes the difference.
2. To fail is to learn. “Too many people try, fail, and give up,” he says. “No wonder they never achieve success. Failure is an advantage. You learn from your mistakes and you get better.” Failure is an essential part of the creating process. If you never fail, you’re not trying hard enough to succeed.
3. Distraction is fatal. Thompson considers not being able to focus on one thing fatal. “The most powerful thing you can do is just focus on one thing. You can grow much bigger when you stay focused.”
4. Positive people are essential. “If you surround yourself with negative, unsuccessful people, they’ll drag you down with them. Positive people will support you and help you stay focused,” Thompson says. You want to surround yourself with people that bring you up, not those who will drag you down.
5. Comfort is the enemy. “A lot of people will hit their goal and say they’re happy,” says Thompson. “If you don’t get comfortable, you can keeping increasing goals and keep growing.” In eighth grade Thompson had a goal to make $100 per month. Now he is making $30,000 a month and has a goal to make $100,000 a month starting next year.
For more details on Thompson, visit Inc.
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