February 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

When I first encountered Preston Ely online during my research on real estate investing, I had to wonder if he was just another one of the many real estate investing gurus that have sprung up like weeds on the Internet. Did he have anything fresh to offer? Or would he present a rehash of the same old same old I’d heard so many times from Carlton Sheets, Armando, and others. A lot of excitement, a lot of hype, and high prices for training and coaching. Where were the results? Can I talk to [...]

Mardi Gras

February 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

What does Mardi Gras have to do with self-employment? How is Mardi Gras an important topic for My Own Boss Club? Easy: the freedom to travel at the drop of a hat is one of the reasons we choose self-employment. Isn’t that right? Didn’t we say to ourselves at some point, “I wish I could travel whenever I want to”? How many times have we given up on a desired adventure simply because of the demands of a job? What good is freedom if we don’t take advantage of it? [...]

Starting From Zero

February 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

At the end of 2013, a few months after attending Brendon Burchard’s Experts Academy live event in San Jose, I left my long-term career as a freelance IT consultant, a pretty steady gig for 30 years, which I liked mainly because IT is easy and I’m lazy. Prior to that I did my dance of life in New York City where I worked as an electronics, video and audio engineer. Those were great times, but I digress… I have long known that people in general are frustrated with life in the [...]

Internet Marketing

February 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

My Own Boss Club will track business models in a number of home-based business categories, including Internet marketing, authoring and publishing, bartering, creating information content such as eBooks, webinars and courses, and real estate. We will look at ways to actually get started in each type of business with little or no start-up capital. I will work the businesses and document the experience and the results. These business models all have one aspect in common, besides being [...]

Earning Your Living Online

February 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

I call it the New Economy. Instead of applying for jobs we really don’t want that we have to commute to and take us away from family, jobs that rarely pay substantial wages or salaries, jobs that take up too much of our time, and that sadly, don’t provide much gratification or satisfaction, people of the 21st century will increasingly call their own shots as their own bosses. The New Economy is all about creating self-employment income online while sitting at a computer in the [...]


February 5, 2015 // 1 Comment

Barter is the exchange of goods or services without using money. For purposes of this exercise in self-employment, barter specifically means trading goods for other goods of greater value, that is, trading up. The object of the bartering exercise is to start with something of value you already have (and have the right to dispose of) and trade it for something of greater value. We are going to do this by advertising on in the Barter section of things for sale. We will start with [...]

My Own Boss Club

February 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

Welcome to My Own Boss Club, dedicated to empowering regular people of all ages, experience, and skill sets to free themselves from the old “company job” paradigm in favor of self-employment in the New Economy. Who should join My Own Boss Club? Are you weary of having to get a job to pay for the car that you have to buy so you can get to the job (or jobs) you must have just to pay for the house you hardly get to do more than sleep in but you need for your family who unfortunately [...]

Real Estate Investing

February 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

Ah there are so many real estate gurus out there these days. Wow! More than ever before, for sure. And opportunities abound, but how to get started? What if you don’t have any capital? Is there any truth to the claims that you can buy and trade real estate without using your own money and without having good credit? We’re going to find out. I’m starting out with nothing, no capital. I can barely pay the shipping on a free CD, but I have and I’ll tell you more about that [...]