Archive for the ‘How to get started right now (Secret 3)’ Category

How two Screw Work readers invented the world's first healthy ice cream and made it a hit

Brothers Harry and Charlie Thuillier read Screw Work Let's Play back in 2011 and it inspired them on a series of adventures that culminated in creating the world's first healthy ice cream, Oppo. Oppo has now won several awards, is sold in leading supermarkets, and is in the short list to win business help from Richard

"The shortest answer is doing the thing"

What should you dedicate your life to? What's your passion? Which of your ideas will really pay off? Which one can actually make money? Do you actually have the skills or even the confidence to pull it off? These are the kind of questions that can seize us when we're trying to choose something new to start. Sometimes they

Here's the formula for getting paid to do what you love

What if there was a formula for getting paid to do what you love? Well I reckon I've cracked it. Drawing on all my work with people over the last decade I came up with the Playcheque Formula. The formula has just 4 elements and once you've unlocked it you too can get paid to do something you love.

How to deal with excruciatingly dull meetings at work

This week I was interviewed by The Telegraph newspaper on that bugbear of corporate life, the meeting. My main focus is always on how to avoid the whole world of pointless meetings by exiting corporate life but I've also picked up a few strategies for better meetings along the way. The piece includes the story

How to get established quickly when you're just starting out

When you're starting out on your own, it's hard to imagine how you can compete with the big players in your field. How can your idea for a book on personal finance possibly stack up against Rich Dad Poor Dad? How can your idea for a time management app succeed when there are so many other apps out

How to create a PayPal button and add it your website or blog

One of the very simplest ways to start making money on your website or blog is to create a PayPal buy button. Here's my short video showing exactly how to do it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dhpj1CZubhQ Want to learn more? Sign up to get more tips and strategies to get paid to do what you love.

Making your first 10k doing something you love

When you make your first £10,000 (or $ or €) doing something you love, you never forget it. It's one thing to make a few pounds/bucks here and there but it's another altogether to make that first 10k. And that's because, as I discovered earlier on in my career, that the activities that could make

If you're trying to choose an idea, STOP!

To start making money without a job you need an idea for something to do, right? Some kind of business idea or other money-making idea. And if you can't think of a specific idea to start then there's nothing you can do until you happen upon one. At least that's what we're taught to believe. Well I'm here

What to do when you want to start doing what you love but you need money now

So you want to start doing what you love but you also need money - you know, for rent and food and similar luxuries. What do you do? This comes up a lot and the most pressing version of it is when someone has just left their job. The freshly escaped 'player' rushes headlong into writing their book or

Fancy a little bit on the side? (The easier way to start a business)

Last week I asked Screw Work readers a question: "What do you most need help with now in your journey to get paid to do what you love?". I received hundreds of responses that fell into a number of clear categories - from "I don't yet have an idea to start" to "I have several ideas