Hello, I’m a freedom runner Ikegami.
I’m a professional marathoner and have been seeking out well being. In my career I traveled around Kenya, Germany and many places in Japan and have met so many people. Also I have read many books in my life. Now I have much more knowledges about nutrition, psychology, meditation, and health management more than most of people.
For me well being is the biggest goal in my life. One day well being is achieved by three main factors : physical well being, mental well being and financial well being. I have posted many information about nutrition, injury management and mental factors in my official website. But today I’m gonna talk about financial well being, that means making passive income. Again, I’m gonna talk about only making passive income. Nothing else. It’s a little long story. But no mater how much you know about business, you would be surprised after reading this blog. So please read all information very well.
If you want to just earn much money, there are tons of ways in this world. You can work for a big company 60 hours a week or you can invest tons of money to be an entrepreneur. But if you make a life of freedom to do something you really love, spend more time with your family or travel around all over the world, you should think about making passive income and the system which pays you good money in all rest of your life.
For me making passive income and the system which can pay you good money in rest of your life is very important. Because I’m here for the purpose. It’s not working in a factory and carrying cardboards but seeking out something more. Now I’m lucky because I have a sponsor. But I know it’s not for everybody. It’s not easy at all. For me it’s good. I’m the right guy who is trying to see how far I can go in terms of how fast I can run Marathon and how many races I can win. But marathon is not for everybody. I want to tell you and help you to live your real own life for all of you.
If you answer yes to following questions, you should think about how to make passive income :
1. Do you feel blue in Sunday night or Monday morning?
2. Do you want to quit your job if the pay is shit?
3. Do you want to change your job if possible?
4. Do you want to earn extra money besides your current job?
If you answered yes to above questions, let’s go for more information to create a life of freedom.
I have read a lot of books and met a lot of people who were belong to more than 20 nationalities including Africans, Europeans, Asians and Americans and have gotten a lot of information. But not many businesses can make passive income or the system which can pay you good money in rest of your life. Or simply you should invest tons of money to make passive income or the system. Sometimes some people say that it’s real easy to earn money at your home. But in most of cases once you start doing it, you gotta work for it long time and cannot make passive income. It’s just replacement of your current job which you don’t love. For these reasons I cannot recommend you.
Usually you need tons of money to make passive income like a few million dollars or an enough financial cushion to allow you to work for years without income. In both cases, rich people are getting richer and poor people keep staying poor. That’s why the difference between rich people and poor people are getting bigger and bigger.
An economics professor Anthony Atkinson points out in his book ‘’The inequality’’ that in 1980’s the top one percent of rich people in the USA had 30% wealth of the whole USA. Now it reaches 50%.
Why is the difference between rich people and poor people are getting bigger and bgger?
There are two reasons :
1. Rich people sell non-physical goods like financial products, copyrights or something like that, instead of selling physical products.
2. Rich people have tons of money to invest for something. Then they can increase their wealth even though they are doing nothing. Somebody else works for them.
I’m not going to give you an economic lecture. Here’s long story short :
1. You should sell non-material products, in other words, rights instead of selling material products. Because if you sell material products, your income increases only proportionally and you gotta keep working and have stock risks. On the other hands, if you sell non-material products, in other words rights, your income increases exponentially and finally you can make passive income without stock risks. Plus, you don’t need something in this physical room, in other words 3 dimensional room. For example, you sell shoes. Then you need a warehouse to stock your shoes and cars and drivers to carry your products.
2. You should be an entrepreneur with as small as possible initial investments. As long as you are working for somebody, you cannot make passive income and create a life of freedom neither.
To design your ideal life and build a life of freedom, you need to be an entrepreneur with as small as possible initial investments. You might think it’s complicated or impossible. But it’s not. Just you need to collect information to make a right decision and you can be an entrepreneur with the smallest initial investments ever.
In the past, it required tons of money to be a business owner. But now thanks to the Internet, you can be a business owner if you have a creative idea.
For example, you can earn money from Youtube or blog. Also in terms of investors, you can deal with stock or exchange transaction online. And you can earn money by affiliate program which exists all over the world. Now it’s the best time to be a business owner. If the first planning is enough good, now it’s the time to make passive income with the smallest initial investments ever before.
In terms of business, the first planning is the most important thing. If the first planning is well planned, everything else would work well.
My business plan is well designed for that everybody including a beginner can make passive income and assets. In my group all business partners support each other. This is usually impossible because in most of businesses people in the same business become automatically competitors. There is no incentive to help other people in the same business.
That’s why in most of businesses you should work alone and learn everything by yourself. Or you should pay to learn from somebody who knows about your business well. On the other hand, my business plan is designed that all business partners in my group can help each other with incentives.
My opinion so far is :
1. You should have passive income and assets to create your own life.
2. You should be a business owner with as small as possible initial investment.
What I am saying is not that you better have passive income, but having passive income is the only way to create a life freedom your!! Why?
Because in business owners and entrepreneurs in developed countries have common idea that they pay as less as possible salaries to their employees by moving their factories to developing countries and hiring workers in developing countries. That means, first, people in developed countries lose their jobs more and more, second people in developing countries keep staying poor now and also in the future. Only business owners and entrepreneurs are getting richer and richer.
This phenomenon is called the jobless recovery. People lose their jobs while economics develops. That’s why the difference between rich people and poor people are growing. In fact, in the USA a lot of people lost their jobs and they were replaced by immigrants who worked with less salaries. And some people are forced to move to foreign countries.
For me having passive income and create assets is almost duty to make your family happy and create your ideal life.
Based on this point of view, I will talk about how to choose job. I got a lot of information about business and there are 3 factors I consider to make a decision if I go ahead or not.
1. If I can make passive income in a long term vision.
2. If I can earn money with by doing what I love.
3. If I can start up with low risks.
In terms of the first factor, I was born for my own purpose. I have many things that I want to achieve in my life. That’s why I want to earn money efficiently. Then the key competency is the leverage. The leverage means if your income increases exponentially, proportionally or diminishing. Let’s say taking a movie. If you take a movie for only one person, it costs at least a few millions. But you can sell it many people in a theater and in DVD form. Then you can use the leverage. Until you recover the initial investments, you have a big deficit, but once you recover the initial investments, the more you sell it, the more your income increases because expenses are almost zero, comparing the initial investments. Besides you need to do nothing. Somebody else sells DVDs and show your movie in a theater.
In terms of efficiency of earning money, if it is very important, if you can use the leverage effect. If you choose something which requires meeting face to face, it’s not efficient.
And I said also in a long term vision. Sometimes a good business model shows up in front of me like ‘’This is the newest business model in the world’’ or something like that. In a short term vision, these businesses are growing up rapidly and disappear or degenerate in a few years. For me it makes sense to choose stable business platform like google or amazon. If I choose a big company, the income should be stable and can earn money for a long time. If I do an agent business seriously, I choose a company which generates at least 100 million US dollars a year.
In terms of if I can earn money with by doing what I love, as I said before I was born for the own purpose. If I earn money by doing something which I don’t like, I better become a high school teacher. That’s enough stable and good salary. If you are a high school teacher, I’m sorry for saying this. But I’m not the right guy to teach kids. My passion is on a different place. There’s no reason to start up with my own business if I do something which I don’t love. If I start up my own business, there’s only one reason : because I want to spend more time, energy and money for my own purpose and dream.
In terms of if I can start up with low risks, I know most of you have fear to start up your own business. Then the lower risk you start up with, the better. But of course the return should be enough much to make a living and spend money for what you love. I chose the business model which has the lowest risk from this point of view.
Considering these three factors, automatically making a portfolio, having estates, just building up your personal brand and online affiliate marketing cannot be an option because all these things have big risks, you need to keep working with it forever or you cannot use the leverage effect. That’s why I cannot recommend you these options.
But in my knowledges, there is only one option which can make passive income and fill with above three factors by combining online affiliate marketing and the leverage effect. This combination works the best ever before. If you have a cellphone or laptop and the Internet, whenever you want and wherever you are, you can work for it with your own pace. You can work as long as you want. You can make a decision by yourself. Even if you are a beginner of network marketing and have no idea about network marketing, you can make it because I already made the system everybody can earn money with doing very simple work. You need no knowledge about network marketing.
Plus, since you can make stock type and passive income, the income keeps going to you automatically. And you don’t need to meet someone face to face and you can use a handle name (business name). Nobody can know you earn extra money at your home if you want to make it a secret. You may think it sounds a lie or crazy. But from now on I reveal all the business model. So don’t worry about it.
The best combination which I am saying is MLM. It’s the one of the marketing strategy. You would already hear of it once in your life. Unfortunately there are many wrong perceptions about MLM. And it’s a pity that many people have worked MLM in a wrong way and as a result broke the relationship with their friends. That’s why only less people understand the worth and characters of MLM business. The biggest reason why this business has been underrated is that it’s complicated to deal with MLM without the Internet or business partners. In my opinion, only in case you combine MLM with network marketing, it’s as worth as you work for it.
Some guys already made a big success with MLM marketing. But almost all of them took years with tons of work. All of them say they love entrepreneurship and you should work for a long time. Also I love entrepreneurship and I don’t know why nowadays working hard is a so bad idea. But if you cannot start up tomorrow, I cannot recommend you because I know most of people don’t have much time and much money to invest.
Although I explain MLM more from now on, please remember I don’t recommend you MLM itself but to combine MLM with my system. MLM stands for Multi Level Marketing. It’s one of the marketing strategy. Historically, MLM started already sixty years ago. These days a lot of companies use MLM. Let’s take company A for an example. Company A is the pioneer of MLM and one of the most successful company in the world. But I cannot recommend you this company for some reasons. That’s why let me say just company A. I want to use this company just to explain MLM.
This company sells convenience goods like shampoo, cosmetics, supplements, foods and so on. This company’s sales are about 10 billion US dollars a year and have 50 marketing all over the world. There’s no question this company is one of the most successful company in the world. The MLM marketing strategy was made by this company.
In normal company, there are many companies between producers and consumer and every companies between producers and consumers charge extra fees. Plus, companies pay also advertisement fees and it costs a lot. That’s why products which you can buy at a store are sold with much higher prices than the first cost. Especially products which the image is very important like cosmetic goods are sold with many extra expenses. It’s not a rare case that the first cost is just one percent of the price at a store. Most of companies are on this system.
On the other hand, company A thought this system was not good for consumers and the company because the price at store gets higher. Consumers want to buy products as low as possible price and companies want to sell products as cheap as possible price also. And company A made the new system. As you can guess this is the MM. Company A can deliver products to consumers directly by MLM. Thanks to this system company A can invest more money for inventing new products. As a result company A can offer customers better products with lower prices.
In short, company A made a decision to let customers tell their products to other potential customers from mouth to mouth with incentives. If a customer introduces another person company A’s products and if the person buys the products, company A pays commissions. But in this way, the power of advertisement is too weak. Let’s say you introduce their 30 bucks product to your friend and your friend buys it, and maybe you can get 10%, which means 3 bucks. How many hours you want to work besides your current job for 3 bucks? It would not work at all.
That’s why company A set reward system which is payed for whole organization. That means you can get money not only selling their products but also how big organization you made. I’ll give you an example. You introduce their products to your four friends. And the four friends introduce company A’s products to four different friends. Then there are 16 people under you. And company A pays money to you for your organization, in other words these 16 people. Company A evaluates your work at multilevel. That’s why this system is called Multi Level Marketing. By using affiliate program, you can earn money just a once. You sell a product or service and you get commission, that’s it. So you should keep working for it forever if you want to earn money. On the other hand, by using MLM you can earn money with doing nothing once you built a enough big organization and also you can use the leverage effect because you and your downline members work all together. MLM is the leverage effect itself.
''The power of leverage is the best invent of human being'' by Albert Einschtein
There are three good things about MLM marketing.
First, expanding power. If a lot of people work together, it’s possible to reach many people. Let’s say 100 guys share same information on their facebook, I cannot imagine how many people reach the information finally.
Second, based on the compensation plan, the more a representative introduces products and/or services, the more a company and representatives get profits. The profits of a company and representative are congruent. Plus, also the profit of downline members and upline members are congruent because downline members want to recruit a new member and need your help and if they recruit a new member, you can get benefit from there that’s why you have incentives to share your knowledges and experiences with your downline members without taking money from your downline members. That means, I will help you and teach you everything without taking money from you.
Third, you should invest just a little money to start up MLM business. The characters of MLM is that you can earn money at multi level but you should invest at single level, in other words for only yourself.
These three factors are original characters of MLM. But MLM is double edged sword. I have to explain demerits also. There are three demerits of MLM.
First, most of representatives are not professional. They don’t know how to talk in a business way and make an appointment. In the worst case, they break friendship. In fact, a lot of people who did MLM said that they lost trust and friends, got hurt and gave up.
Second, theoretically you can use the leverage effect by using MLM. But it’s a little complicated because most of people are not professional. Even if you are very good at selling products and recruit 100 guys, maybe less than 10 guys are professional of selling products or services.
Third, although a lot of companies say that they can make passive income, the truth is that representatives should join seminar explanation event or make a face to face appointment. It’s not real passive income from my point of view because you cannot make a life of freedom. If it’s called passive income and a life of freedom, you should be allowed to travel all over the world with earning enough much money to make a living and spend money for travelling all over the world.
Long story short, MLM itself is very unclear and risky. Making passive income in a long term vision, earning money by doing what I love, starting up with low risk, these are my standards. All business I do should be filled with these three standards.
Here’s the deal : what if I combine online affiliate with MLM? These days even elementary school kids post many pictures and videos on SNS like Facebook, twitter, Youtube, Instagram and so on. And some kids get more than 10,000 followers. 30 years ago, before I was born, people needed to buy an expensive camera or laptop. These days a lot of people have a smart phone. If you have a smart phone, you can do everything you need to do, taking a photo or video and post it on your SNS account. Getting followers is not complicated. Besides you can send messages to tons of people by SNS.
In any businesses, it’s one of the most important and difficult thing to make a big mailing list. But nowadays you can send tons of people messages through SNS. These factors expanded online affiliate marketing. But if you use affiliate program, you should keep working for it and usually the profit per one selling is not much, maybe just a few dollars or so. And if it’s more expensive, it would not be easy to sell it. Affiliate marketing is at single level. It cannot be the best idea to create a life of freedom.
Now you might understand what I want to say. If you do MLM, as if it’s online affiliate program, single level marketing becomes multi level marketing and you can make passive income and create a life of freedom. If you affiliate people with your MLM company, the purchaser doesn’t become an end-user but a new ambassador. By changing single level marketing into multi level marketing, you can use the leverage effect very much.
This system can also cover all demerits of MLM. From now on, I will show you more details. What you do is very simple, just expanding my blog or my video on your me