When I was a kid, I had dreams of joining the PGA tour; the only problem was, I really didn’t show a tremendous aptitude for the game of golf, which is kind of a precursor for playing professionally. In this way, I couldn’t be any more different than today’s guest, Matt McWilliams, who played the game collegiately and even made solid money in his early twenties as a teaching professional. He decided, though, that his true passions lay elsewhere and walked away from a lucrative career to teach others how to make a killing through digital marketing—and hasn’t looked back since.
Matt is living proof that one can pursue one’s passion in life, and do so while making a profit. He started his first online business in 2001 at the age of 22 and today is one of the leading online business teachers. He’s worked with more than 300,000 online business owners while running affiliate programs, product launches, and book launches for entrepreneurs such as Shark Tank’s Kevin Harrington, Michael Hyatt, Brian Tracy, and Lewis Howes. Today, he coaches other small business owners, solopreneurs, and wantrepreneurs on how to start the right online business, scale it, and eventually go full-time with it. He joined me on Uncorking a Story to discuss his career and new book, Turn Your Passions into Profits: The Proven Path for Building a Rewarding Online Business.
- Why Matt walked away from what might consider a dream job to pursue a different passion.
- Why Matt decided to share his knowledge in the form of a book.
- How Matt wrote this book by writing just twenty minutes per day.
- Common misconceptions that prospective authors should know about writing a book.
- The surprising challenges Matt faced during the editing and publication process.
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