Josh Stanton Building an Audience of Believers | Ep. 230

Josh Stanton

Josh Stanton is the Co-Founder of Screw The Nine To Five, a movement that is designed to empower entrepreneurs through actionable insights and tips. In their journey together, he helps them to create passive streams of income online.

“If your idea is based on what you think people would want because you’re kind of interested in that, chances are there’s probably no market existing for it right now.” – Josh Stanton

Permission to Say No

Josh Stanton Building an Audience of Believers | Ep. 230Josh tried following the traditional way to achieve success. He studied at a University and went along with the flow of where it was leading him. It was not until his dad noticed how unhappy he was.

“It’s kinda like the permission that we like to give to people at Screw The Nine To Five or to anyone who’s going down the same path as everyone else but who are not really happy.” – Josh Stanton

It was the first time that he obtained permission to say no to something he didn’t like. The next day, he dropped out of school.

Making Money Online

From there, he went to find other ways to make money. He started with an internship at an SEO company. During those 18 months of working with them, he learned about digital marketing.

“It was like a $600 investment in the book to make a multiple 5 figures.” – Josh Stanton

In the end, he launched his own business creating and selling ebooks. The first topic was How to Take Care of Your Goldfish. Since he hired a ghostwriter, he sold his golf clubs at a pawnshop.

People may laugh about his unique decision but he earned a little more than $20,000 in the end. He only wanted to start something at that time. He saw the good opportunity and took it.

Using the Right Marketing Strategies

Josh encourages others to open themselves to the abundance that is just around. Back then, he used keyword research to bring people to his product. He checked to see how many were searching for keywords related to goldfish.

It helped him determine the abundance of the demand in that niche. Also, it also guided him in finding ways to generate traffic through Google and thereby build an audience of believers.

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Jaime Jay

About Jaime Jay

Meet Jaime Jay – a man who wears many hats, and wears them all admirably. He's a master connector, an entrepreneur extraordinaire, and a published author who knows how to get things done.

Before he found his way to the business world, Jaime served his country as a brave paratrooper in the U.S. Army. But that's just the beginning of his many accomplishments.

He's the founder of the renowned Bottleneck Distant Assistant Services firm, and his book "Quit Repeating Yourself" has become a must-read for entrepreneurs everywhere.

When he's not busy building his empire, you can find him on his beloved Harley Davidson, cruising through the countryside and taking in the invigorating effects of Uitwaaien – a Dutch practice that involves facing the wind to boost health and relieve stress.

He enjoys spending his free time outside building stuff with his wife, Nikita the dog and their two kittens (for now at least) Tommy and Tater.

He is ‘over-the-moon’ happily married to his wonderful wife Sara, his amazing daughter, Jessica, who is serving our country as a United States Army soldier. Jaime and Sara are the proud grand parents of two beautiful little girls.

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