The Digital Domination Dojo was created by David Hood (the guy you see in the videos below).
— 12/09/2019 — Dojo is expanding the team…more coming soon!
— 01/02/2020 — Mical Johnson has joined the team in order to help in many different ways!
To learn more about Mical, I recommend…
About David Hood:
I'm on a MISSION to help 10,000 people make their first $1 million online!
I've been doing SEO for 10 years now (as of 2020)…
Wow, that sounds crazy to say it…
I've been full time with my own business for 7 years (since March 2012)…
Also, crazy to type that out loud!
My business has 100% been centered around SEO.
Where I've made most of my money has been in the areas of Client SEO and SEO Lead Generation…
Yes, I also sell products around these business models…
(I only sell products around things that I have successful experience with…no BS theory here!
Yes, I want to make money for myself and my family with these products…
I also genuinely want to help people with awesome information that makes a positive impact in their businesses and lives.
Watch the 2 videos below and grab the free resources for more details.
Approximate Transcription of First Video:
Hi, this video is about how I made my first $1 million online, and how you can, too, and I'm going to give you several big tips in this video, along with give you some resources on how you can figure out how you can start making money online, and start being free, and not really needing a day job, ever, firing your boss permanently. That's what this video is all about, giving you some inspiration into that. I'm no one special. I was an engineer for, I want to say six or seven years. It's been awhile since, so long that I don't remember exactly how long it's been. 11 years ago I actually had my first kid, and then pretty quickly I realized, man, I really did not like what I was doing. I was basically working, working my butt off at work, coming home, and then doing a bunch of kid stuff, and then crashing asleep, and then waking up and doing the same thing over again, and I thought there's gotta be a better way.
And so I started looking into how to make money online. And I was doing it on the side, and about eight years ago I had my second kid, and I quit my quit my job. I had cash saved up, I had a little bit of money that I was making online. But pretty soon after that happened I actually, the website that I had that was making about a thousand dollars a month that I thought I was going to be able to scale to like five and $10,000 a month, it got hit by a Google penalty, essentially. I was doing SCO. And so my income went down dramatically, pretty much overnight. And so I had to really think about what I was going to commit to. I committed to a single path. I picked something and I said, “I'm going to work this.” Even though it was pretty different from what I had done in the past.
And so I really worked and hit that. But unfortunately it wasn't taking off as fast as I thought. And I actually ran out of money, and this, you're fired. We had a nanny for our kids. It allowed us to have a lot of time. My wife has a full time job, which, a professional where she works. We had to fire that nanny, and I was basically a part time stay at home dad while I worked half on my business, and half on this. And that it was like that for a while my wife essentially supported us for the most part. I was not able to provide an income. I was making basically no profits. My revenue had increased, but it wasn't nearly high enough to pay for two kids and a family, and it's not like we had like a really big fancy lifestyle.
And so that was really frustrating, but about four or five months later, I was able to start making real money. And I had committed myself to doing client SEO, or client consulting, so to speak. Now going from being an engineer to someone who actually has to sell, well I did like the technical part. The sales part required me to grow a lot. I really had to look at myself and look at what I believed, and who I wanted to be, and I had to grow quite a bit. I had a friend tell me after I was making really good money selling client SEO services that if you told them 10 years prior that I was making money selling to people, basically convincing people to give me money, he'd tell me to get out.
Speaker 2: Get out of here. Get out of here, man.
Because I really didn't have a positive impression of salespeople. And you might not as well. I think that my understanding of the sales profession, and being a salesperson is very different now. It's really important, and it's not about being like the used car salesman, about like, “Okay, what are you going to take now?” And I'm talking really fast, and trying to trick people into buying something worthless. No, it's about having something that's valuable, and showing that value to someone to the point where enough people buy. I don't have fancy sales techniques. I do study sales and so I think I understand how to get people to buy to a much better degree. And that's important. I think that's important for anything. Even if I'm being an engineer, I have to convince people about my ideas. Have to convince my boss, or my bosses' bosses that I'm valuable and that I deserve a raise. So I wouldn't just ignore, I wouldn't ignore sales no matter what you decide to do.
Plus, if you're looking to kind of start your own business on the side, sales is going to help in any path you choose, even if you don't choose the path where you get clients. Getting clients is probably the fastest way to quit your day job, or to make it so you don't ever need a day job again. You're kind of getting paid to learn and grow, and from a cashflow standpoint it's going to be the fastest way to get you up to a significant cashflow. Like we'll say that there will be a link down below to get the top five tips that I would give you on killing your need for a day job, ever. So this is just to make it so that you don't ever need a day job, so that you, when you cross a certain threshold, you can fire your boss and you never need a boss again. You can always have the freedom.
Not that it's all perfect, and roses in every single way. There are some downsides to having your own business. But at the same time I am much happier. I don't regret a single day. Not even a single day, have I regretted quitting my job. Now, one of the main ways that I get people to sell services is I have a website called Dallas [inaudible] where I rank, you can go check right now, I rank for Dallas SEO, Dallas SEO Consultant, Dallas SEO expert. And if you don't know what SEO is, search engine optimization. It's essentially what I'm doing [inaudible] . And so what allowed me to stop relying on my wife's income only was ranking that website, and then getting someone to go to it and call me and say, “Hey, I'm interested in your services.”
And I still remember that first call that I got. I still remember that first customer that I got who found me and called me. And it was magnificent, and from that point forward my life was changed forever. And my point isn't that you need to have something like that. My point is that you only need like one big win. You only need one big win. I tried a bunch of things, I tried a lot of things. All I needed was one thing, and that one thing has provided well over a million dollars worth of income. And that's where my boom is. You know, boom! It's just like, wow, this is awesome. And so it really worked. Now what am I doing now? I'm actually working on some different passive income streams, and I'll shoot another video for that soon. So look on my channel for passive income.
Once I shoot it, if I've shot it already by the time you're watching this I'll put a link to some passive income videos. And I'm going to use quotes for passive income, because, you know, there are certain, there's different levels of passivity. So like working at McDonald's is 0% passive. Having a a million dollars in a bond account to where it pays you money automatically, that's very high in the passivity. And there's some other things that I would say are very high, maybe like 80, 90% to full passivity, but I would still call passive income. And that's mostly what I work on here, to where there's not a lot of work to keep it maintain, while there is some amount of maintenance. And that's a big part of the future. I still have clients, I still want clients to a certain degree and I still like having some clients.
Some clients are better than others, but you know, if a client fires you, which I had been fired by a client, which is fine, at least I don't, you know, it's different than having a boss and they fire you. That's your only job. When I get fired by a client, I have other clients and I have other forms of income. So again, there is a link down below to the five tips on killing your need for a day job, forever. So for the rest of your life, imagine not needing a boss, and imagine being able to choose what you do on a day to day basis. I work so much harder now for myself than I ever did for another company. And it feels better. Whenever I do something really good, I get the value out of it. I did something really big and great for when I had a full time job, and I didn't get recognized for it. Made them a bunch of money, and they didn't recognize for it.
And there was another year where for like a whole lot of the year I've really, it was almost like office space, I didn't do a whole lot. I didn't really know what I was supposed to do, and it was very unproductive, and I got a good raise. So it's just sort of avoiding those, and the stupid long meetings that I would go to where I really only needed to be there for five minutes, but I was expected to be there for an hour and a half, and it was just soul crushing. And I told myself if I'm still here in 20 years, it's my own fault, okay. And so in the future I'm going to look to increase my passive income so that I can choose what I do.
I'm going to continue working, continue building, but at the same time I really would like to have the choice. And that's what this is all about. And, you know, while doing clients is not like super high in the passive income level, it is still somewhat high on there, because on a day to day basis I could choose what I want to do. If I want to work on a passive income instead of the client stuff, I can still do that, and still have the time to do that. If I want to take like a certain section of the work that I've been hired to do, and I find someone that I can either train, or that's already trained to do that specific thing, I can give that to them, and then it makes it more passive. So I can actually make my work more passive over time.
Try doing that on your full time job. Try asking, say, “Hey, can I pay this guy $1,000 to do my job that you're paying me $50,000 for? Doesn't that sound great? Sounds great for me.” You know, that's not exactly a perfect analogy, but it's something to really think about. There is still some passivity to that. So if you liked this video, if this was helpful or inspirational to you, please give it a thumbs up and subscribe to the channel. If you have any stories about how you want to quit your day job, or you have any comments about, some thoughts on you quitting your day job, please leave a comment. I will respond to it. And I appreciate you watching and have a great day. Bye.
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