Click Millionaires: Work Less, Live More with an Internet Business You Love

Click Millionaires: Work Less, Live More with an Internet Business You Love

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by Scott Fox
     
 

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The rules have changed. The American Dream is no longer the “corner office.” It’s a successful business you can run from your home office, the beach, or wherever you desire. It’s work you love that still allows you the freedom and income to live the life you truly want.

Sound like a tall order? Well,

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Overview

The rules have changed. The American Dream is no longer the “corner office.” It’s a successful business you can run from your home office, the beach, or wherever you desire. It’s work you love that still allows you the freedom and income to live the life you truly want.

Sound like a tall order? Well, thanks to the Internet, anyone can launch a business with little or no start-up capital or technical expertise. And in Click Millionaires, e-commerce expert Scott Fox teaches weary corporate warriors and aspiring entrepreneurs how to trade the 9–5 job they hate for an online business they love. The book explains how to combine outsourcing, software, and automated online marketing to build recurring revenues, all while working less and making fewer of the lifestyle compromises that corporate “success” requires. Readers will learn how to:

• Find a lucrative niche on the Internet that matches their interests and skills

• Choose an online businessmodel: fromblogs, noozles, and audience communities to digital delivery, online services, affiliate marketing—even physical products

• Position themselves as a experts

• Build their audience

• Design the lifestyle they want

• Balance passion and profits to realize their personal definition of success

Featuring stories of dozens of “regular folks” who have reinvented themselves as Click Millionaires, this inspiring and practical guide shows readers how to stop dreaming of a better life and start living it!

Buy the book and get a free membership in Scott Fox’s Internet business coaching and training Forum at ClickMillionaires.com. Ask questions, develop your business ideas and online marketing strategies, meet fellow entrepreneurs, and get personalized help from Scott Fox and his team—all free with purchase.

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Publishers Weekly
For fans of The 4-Hour Workweek, entrepreneur and consultant Fox (Internet Riches) offers a guide to escaping the daily grind. Most people are dissatisfied with their 9–5 jobs and never get the chance to find work they love. Using an aggressively chipper tone (“Join the Click Millionaires Revolution!”). Fox’s rousing go-go-go program leads readers through every step of the transition from cubicle to home office. He urges readers to create a lifestyle business, in which they prioritize a flexible schedule and independent work over profits and stress, using Web sites, e-commerce, digital publishing, and social media to build businesses that work on their own schedules—first part-time and then developing a niche business online that generates recurring revenues automatically. His comprehensive, pragmatic approach covers online presence, social networking, production and operations, and online advertising, and includes interviews from those who’ve succeeded. Though working from a beach will remain a pipe dream for most, Fox presents a solid plan for those looking to shed the shackles of corporate life. Agent: Lacy Lalene Lynch, Dupree Miller & Associates. (June)
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Elite Professionals Magazine, Editors Pick: “...one of the best in the market on how to build a successful online business. It's a must read for all entrepreneurs!”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814431917
Publisher:
AMACOM Books
Publication date:
05/31/2012
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
146,751
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Introduction--

Work Doesn’t Have to Be

Something You Hate. . . . . . . . . . . . .

HOW ARE YOU going to feel come Monday morning? When that

alarm clock goes off, are your eyes going to snap open and sparkle

with enthusiasm? Are you going to head off to your commute with a

spring in your step? Are you looking forward to weeks, months, and

years of that routine?

I really hope you are, but sadly the odds are against it. In fact,

according to one study, almost 60 percent of people around the world

don’t like their jobs!1 And the Conference Board recently recorded

the highest level of job unhappiness among American workers in its

20-plus-year history of doing similar surveys.1

You probably work too much for too little with people you don’t

like doing stuff you don’t care much about. At least part of that

sounds like you, right? I don’t think it’s healthy to spend all your

waking hours working a job you don’t like just so you can get up to

do it again tomorrow. And then to keep doing it forever hoping to

save enough so that you can eventually quit and then do nothing.

Most self-help books focus on changing your attitude, envisioning

abundance, or fixing your relationships. But the real problem is that

most people hate their jobs and don’t have enough money. Most of

us spend more time at work than anywhere else. If you spend any of

your after-hours time watching TV, sleeping, or commuting, that

leaves just a couple of daily hours where your kids, spouse, friends,

hobbies, church, and everything else get any time at all.

So the real issue is your work. Do you love your work? Do you

spend your days doing work you feel you were born to do? Or do you

at least get paid enough to make all the frustrating daily compromises

more than worth it?

If you’re reading this book, I’m betting the answer is no.

You’re here because it’s your career that needs fixing. It’s the 8 to

10 to 14 hours each day you waste just trying to cover your bills and

get ahead a little. You can pursue the Law of Attraction to “manifest

abundance in your life” all you want, but if you’re working a 9-to-5

(or an 8-to-8) job that leaves you unfulfilled, it’s time for a change!

Your job should help you live the life you want, not force you into a lifestyle

you don’t enjoy just to keep your bills paid. Instead, how about building a

lifestyle you like today so you don’t have to postpone so much of

your life until retirement?

Join the Click Millionaires Revolution!

This book shares details of the unprecedented opportunity you have

to (re)design your career and life to achieve financial independence

and success on your own terms. It can help you leave behind many

of the compromises and frustrations that plague corporate life and

start the transition from making your boss rich to enriching your

own life instead.

While the media and many business books assume you need to

be a software geek or a Stanford MBA to “succeed” online, I believe

you already have the credentials you need to build a profitable

Internet lifestyle business based on your own real-life experience

and interests.

I know all this sounds suspiciously “get rich quick” but it’s not.

Through lots of hard work and clever use of the Internet, I have found

this lifestyle and financial success myself and I wrote this book to help

you find it, too. Like my earlier books, Internet Riches and e-Riches 2.0,

this book is filled with specific proven strategies and tools that I have

used personally to build a more prosperous and flexible future.

Here’s the plan for sharing them with you:

Part One: Identify your top lifestyle goals so you can design

them into a new online business.

Part Two: Discover the revolutionary principles behind the

success of Click Millionaire lifestyle businesses so that you can

use them to make money yourself. Plus, learn how to quickly

position yourself as an expert in any field online.

Parts Three and Four: Read inspiring real-life case studies of

successful online entrepreneurs who are living the “Click

Millionaires Lifestyle.” Many of these lifestyle entrepreneurs

have created profitable new products and services of their own,

while others have built successful online businesses by providing

promotional or freelance services to others.

Part Five: Pinpoint a profitable niche business model of your

own that takes advantage of your personal life experience and

interests to make money online.

Part Six: Learn the easiest, fastest, and cheapest ways to build

websites and collect money from your new customers online.

Part Seven: Create an Action Plan for implementing Click

Millionaire lifestyle design strategies and choosing the right

niche business model in your own life so you can get started on

the work you were born to do.

Why Should You Listen to Me?

I grew up on the lower end of middle-class in dangerous and poor

inner-city Detroit, but managed to make myself a millionaire. I

worked my way up with no inside connections or family money, paying

my own way through both the University of Michigan and

Stanford Law School. I earned my first small fortune on Wall Street

and retired for the first time when I was just 25. After I got bored

scuba diving in the islands of the South Pacific, I worked my way to

success again in Silicon Valley and then again in Hollywood, too,

building expertise at starting highly profitable, cutting-edge

Internet businesses.

Now that I am able to spend my time how I want, I want to help

you succeed, too. This book is full of my personal stories and recommendations

so I apologize if it sounds like I’m trying to impress you

or sell you. These personal examples are the best way I know to share

with you my enthusiasm and the benefits of the many lessons I’ve

learned earning my own success online. I want you to know that I

don’t write my books hoping to make money from you by writing

about success I’ve never had myself. I’ve literally traveled the world

to identify the best lifestyle and business opportunities available

today. I’m an active entrepreneur, strategy consultant, and investor

making money from a dozen different website businesses as you read

this. And I donate my book profits to charity to “pay it forward”

helping others to succeed like I have.

I have a popular YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/scottfox1),

Twitter account (www.twitter.com/scott_fox), Google+ (www.scottfoxongoogle.

com) and Facebook pages (www.facebook.com/clickmillionaire),

my Click Millionaires Radio Show podcasts (www.Click

MillionairesRadio.com) and all the other tools online to prove to you

that I know what I’m talking about. Why? Because I want you to

know that I do this stuff myself—I don’t just write about it.

And you know what? It works!

The best of these resources is ClickMillionaires.com. That’s

where we’re building the friendliest and most helpful community

online for people like you who want to build their own lifestyle businesses.

It’s where you’ll find my best blog posts, podcasts, and latest

videos, plus free updates to this book, and where you’ll get to meet

other Click Millionaires from around the world, too. Please come

join the community to become part of our worldwide movement

toward redefining success for ourselves by building ethical, fulfilling

lifestyle businesses online and helping others do it, too.

The New American Dream for You

Today you can do better than trying to work your way up to the corner

office. Building a successful business in your home office can let you enjoy

your work more, worry less about money, spend more time with family,

work on projects you enjoy, and share that success with others, too.

Reading this book isn’t suddenly going to make you $1,000,000.

But reading it will give you the tools to redesign your career and life

like I have. I hope that you enjoy it and that it’s helpful to you in creating

a life you are happier to live.

I would love your feedback, suggestions, and follow-up questions.

What would you like to hear more about? What tips, tricks, tools,

and tactics do you have more questions about? Where do you want

to go next now that you have this new info? How can I help you succeed?

Visit me online so we can work together to help you work less,

live more, and build a meaningful, profitable life that you can be

proud of.

Welcome to the world of Click Millionaires.

Scott Fox

Open only to my readers: ClickMillionaires.com is the online marketing

and e-commerce startup coaching community I’ve built just for you. It continues

the experience and friendly education you started by buying this book.

Visit ClickMillionairesReader.com and answer the secret questions to gain

access—as a reader of this book your membership at ClickMillionaires.com

is free. You don’t even need to have a website to participate!

INTRODUCTION NOTES

1. jobs.aol.com/articles/2011/03/04/most-business-professionals-areunhappily-

employed/

2. www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=

1727; The Conference Board, John M. Gibbons, January 2010,

Report Number: R-1459-09-RR

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Meet the Author

SCOTT FOX is a successful online entrepreneur, an expert on social media marketing and e-business startup strategies, and the author of Internet Riches and eRiches 2.0. He hosts the popular Click Millionaires Radio podcast and is a weekly contributor to Business Talk Radio Network's nationally syndicated Big Biz Show. He has been featured in publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, SUCCESS, and Smart Money.

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Click Millionaires: Work Less, Live More with an Internet Business You Love 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
Louanne1981 More than 1 year ago
 I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to start a website business, I have read other similar books but they did not have step by step instructions that are easy to understand. This book puts starting a website business in perspective with easy to understand steps from start to finish. I often go back and re-read certain sections to be certain that I have a complete understanding of the material presented. This is an excellent book for those starting a web business for the first time. I highly recommend this book
platinum15 More than 1 year ago
I love this book, if your looking into being a successful business owner you need to pick up this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great book for sustainable online business as compared to other millionaire books. Most of other books are giving quick cash ideas but this book is giving idea about long lasting business not quick cash. The marketing ideas given are excellent, I recommend it to all Entrepreneurs. Awais97
Joansia More than 1 year ago
What an insightful and informative piece of art! I found this book full of inspiration and valuable information. Just what I needed to get me going and stay inspired, to keep working on my on-line business.This book gave me a lot of information about how to make money online. It has many useful suggestions all in one place. There is so much information in that book that I could share it with many friends. For me, particularly useful was knowledge about making income on advertising ... seems like that information would be useful for anybody doing business online. Must read for all new on-line business entrepreneurs! 
stcktradr More than 1 year ago
As an entrepreneur, I found the book loaded with solid common sense advice about how to create an online business. As a baseball coach, sooner or later you have to take action, get off the bench and get into the game.  To be successful, you need to read but then you have to get it in gear and make it happen. I found the checklists to be the most valuable content in the book. I’ve tried a couple of different approaches, but failed miserably. By combining my love of baseball with a get rich slow approach, I make progress every day.  This isn’t a book you read once, hold hands and sing Kumbaya and it happens magically. You have to read the book at least twice – do all of the exercises – and map out a plan of action. Then you assess where you’re at and keep plodding.  Too many people think that it’s about getting rich quick. Just do this and presto – you are rich. Building a business takes time and you need to put in the sweat equity. Nobody cares about my business as much as I do. 
djclicktho More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved the book. You absolutely have to get it.  It's the best I've read so far, and I have read a few. I got the audio book and couldn't stop listening. I listened over and over and got something more, something new each time.  It is divided into chapters by the types of internet business tools you might like to utilize.   You can go right to the ones that interest you and skip around without missing thing.  It's a good idea though  to start from the beginning and keep a business idea journal as suggested in the book.  You probably already have one.  I did.     One of the things I liked best is that all the information I have heard over the years . . .from here and there. . was all in one place in an organized manner. He gave lots of ideas (blogs, newls), lots of resources (reference websites) and encouragement.  I helped me to know I to could become an internet business success. Scott gives you lifestyle design exercises to help get it all straight out of your head and on to paper where  you can see it so you know where you want to go with your business ideas.  With the book you can also be involved with the Click Millionaires website and connect with those that can help get your started in the right direction.  It's all up to what YOU DO with the information.   
dmitryneb More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. It motivates to immediate actions. Now I'm trying to finde a niche for my future internet business and this book helps me very much to act with its questions and examples.
deadcalm More than 1 year ago
For an entrepreneur looking for just the right book and expert to start a business online, look no further than Scott Fox and Click Millionaire. In reading Click Millionaires, I have found that Scott Fox knows what he is talking about and does it with a very caring persona and good heart. In Click Millionaires, Fox covers almost every corner of the internet industry in regards to business and making money.  I also love how he encourages people and he also has an internet community platform. Thank you Scott Fox for making it a true pleasure to read your book and I look forward to more. I would recommend Click Millionaires for anyone with the desire to get ahead financially and become your own boss. Keep up the excellent work!
Nikolay_Ka More than 1 year ago
Apparently the best business-oriented book I've read within the last few years. A handful of step-by-step instructions and useful exercises. Success stories/examples. Valuable tip to toe. Haven't seen anything similar so far – just a thorough guide to a new land. Simple and clear yet comprehensive. Well done!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Click Millionaires" is a clearly written, no B.S., discussion of how to marry one's lifestyle philosophy & financial needs to an I-net business that meets your needs. It is a good "how to" guide, comprehensive, and compelling, that once read, serves as a useful reference that you'll keep going back to. In short, if you're looking for a way to "click" your way to personal & financial success, this book is for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Buy it, read it, click it, cash it" The most useful part of the book was: Chapter 7 Part(s) would you recommend the most and why? Chapter 6
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Made me realize i was looking in the wrong direction. Finally, a start-up book with real, honest, and useful information. Scott Fox hit it home with this one. I recommend this book to anyone wanting to change the way they live. The book left me feeling very  motivated. 
JayneG More than 1 year ago
I decided to write this review, because I wanted to make sure that people that are planning to set up an information marketing business learn about the importance of owning this book as their guide and support for the success of their business. As I was progressing with the reading of the book, I started to get more and more excited, realizing that finally I found the book I was looking for, for weeks. I knew by about half time of my reading that I lucked out and with the help of this book I will succeed with my endeavors. It is not everyday that you can find a book that takes you by your hand and guides you every step of the way toward the successful development of your business. I actually purchased two copies so that my partner can consult the book concurrently with me, because I do not let it out of my hand. The book contains a detailed blueprint for how to initiate, build and manage a digital business. I am consulting the book repeatedly while working on my new website. The book is not only well written and easy to read, but one of the most comprehensive one about information marketing and how you can create the best lifestyle one can have by following the authors' advise. You know that there is a huge selection of books about this and other similar topics and I confess, I own quite a few of them, myself. None, and I have to repeat this, NONE comes even close to Scott Fox’s book with respect to providing you with practical information, including detailed, step-by-step guidelines for digital publishing, podcasting, network- and affiliate marketing, freelancing, content marketing and up to establishing one’s brand. Do you know what makes a book a "Best Seller?" – mostly if it is written by an experienced professional that writes well. Scott Fox fits this bill perfectly. There you have it. Did you ask yourself the following question lately? "I'd like to know everything about Internet businesses but I do not know whom to ask." Well, your best source has just arrived. Read this book. Once you know the basics from Chapter 1, you start to learn about the details in the Chapters that follow. Part 3 and 6 of the book are the meat and potato for learning about the best Internet businesses for making money while concurrently redesigning your lifestyle according to the click millionaire lifestyle. There are two “10-step action plans” in the book. One is about how to redesign your lifestyle and the other is the click millionaire’s expert program. If nothing else you want to take from the book, at the minimum you must follow these two guides that will lead you to the successful achievement of your endeavors. You should print out both and pin them in the area you are spending most of your time, when working. An additional benefit of Scott's book is, that it is supported by his two active online community. The websites introduce readers to groups of like-minded business owners, leaders and aspiring business developers that are available to network and learn from one another. Readers of the book can relax, knowing that aside from consulting the book as often as they feel the need, they can also get answers to their questions from other like-minded people after they join the click millionaires group online, which is free if you purchase the book. I actually joined the membership program where for a minimal membership fee, you can even consult the author directly.
KJRogers More than 1 year ago
What I like best about Scott's book are the practical approaches to starting your own e-business. The book offers a section on envisioning your new reality, dips into some proven routes to success, and then breaks down activities. As LAWonder has noted, it's easiest to have a copy to refer to as you work on your projects, but not completely necessary. Owners of the book also may join Scott's online community and forum, which is a tremendous source of advice, reference information, and general morale-boosting interactions. I thought the later chapters should have been placed earlier in the book. The book is all about getting started; I would have liked to see an appendix (or a web page) of recommended reading/references once you have your e-business up and running.
LAWonder More than 1 year ago
Scott Fox has written this book in a fashion that you must keep referring to it for it to be effective. He has outlined a realistic path for entrepreneurs to move forward in creating a comfortable & successful lifestyle. This is a formula one needs to follow and refer to while building a successful on-line business that is realistically doable. A great book for all those who want a better way of life and who will apply themselves consistently to obtain it. I am so glad I won this book or I might have thought it just another get-rich-quick book , of which it is not.
BeachEC More than 1 year ago
Highly recommended for uplifting content, roadmap/examples of making money, support and clear communication. I personally was struggling with creating a profitable business model/how to make money and reading the book helped me realize there are tons of ways and not to listen to everyone else. What I had been thinking all along was verified in this book to work. Stay away from gurus that want you to spend 1,000s of dollars. You'll learn more from your customers. The forum gives offers for $97/$127 products and direct contact with the author. This seems to be common among many authors. I prefer reading books.
Man_Of_La_Book_Dot_Com More than 1 year ago
Click Mil­lion­aires: Work Less, Live More with an Inter­net Busi­ness You Love by Scott Fox is a book for those hop­ing to make money online. Don't let the title fool you though, this is not a get rich quick book but a high level view of what it takes to cre­ate another income stream. Click Mil­lion­aires: Work Less, Live More with an Inter­net Busi­ness You Love by Scott Fox (web­site) is an excit­ing book which came to me just at the right time. I was look­ing for other sources of income, but didn’t want to work myself to death and be able to spend some time with the kids. I have tried free­lance pro­gram­ming but never made any money at it (ended up with mak­ing $2 an hour or close to that) and gave up when I had to run for months after peo­ple to pay. As you well know, I like books and have a book blog. While the main rea­son for the blog is not to make money, it sure would be nice to at least pay the host­ing bills or buy some hol­i­day toys for the kids. Most book blog­gers will tell you that they’re not in it for the money, and I believe them. But we all have an Ama­zon Asso­ciates account – don’t we? Mak­ing money off asso­ciate accounts or on-line at all is an art form, time con­sum­ing and not as easy as you might think. We all know that the peo­ple sell­ing hope are not sell­ing a plan –and with­out a plan your dreams of Inter­net star­dom are just that – dreams. I don’t think I’ll become a mil­lion­aire, but a few hun­dred bucks a month could go a long way Why spend energy work­ing nights, stock­ing shelves, when I can spend that energy on my own lit­tle business? This book gives an excel­lent overview of ways to make money online through free­lanc­ing, vlog­ging, blog­ging, pod­cast­ing , etc. and how you can make all of these work together to your advan­tage. One read­ing, you can pick an avenue(s), research more and start their small online busi­ness almost imme­di­ately. There are many other sources at the end of the book for such research. The rea­son this book excited me was not because of the infor­ma­tion (as excel­lent as it is) but because of the ideas that were pop­ping into my head while I was read­ing it. Some of them I imme­di­ately dis­carded off the bat, oth­ers I had to think about before dis­card­ing them – but I ended up with a few that I think might actu­ally be descent. And that, my friends, is the power of this book.
abundance2015 More than 1 year ago
If you are looking to start an online business, look no further. This book is well written and provides practical advice in an easy to understand manner.   Additionally, Scott Fox also real-life examples of entrepreneurs who are  using and applying the principles in their success endeavors. The entire book as it is a step-by -step guide on identifying one's passion, online marketing and various streams of income. A great investment and must read for anyone looking to start a business online.Highly recommend!
AudraO More than 1 year ago
"My husband and I listened to this book while driving to Colorado (10 hour drive) whereby I took 20 pages of notes to follow. My husband is usually skeptical of these types of books because he views them as get rich quickly. He initially was turned off by the name but once I shared the emphasis, he was willing to listen. Then while driving, he would stop the CD to discuss ideas, etc. He's been engaged with the content since." This book introduced us to so many ways to monetize our website that we were totally unaware of  - now, we have confidence in knowing what we can do to create a solution oriented business. A great book to help understand how to start a lifestyle online business. Appreciate the emphasis on building an online lifestyle ethical business.”
Mr_CK More than 1 year ago
Full of good step by step advice but still needs the additional ingredient of action to make it work.  Everything is doable by following the step by step guide. Part 5 – How to find your niche on the internet is really useful . Stuck for a business idea?  You wont be after reading this book.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I plan to use this information to help with income during my upcoming retirement. This would be a great present for the baby boomers in your life. There are specific references in the book that can speed success such as Chapter 22 which shows websites that are the most effective to use. Have fun.
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CodyH More than 1 year ago
An online business is a must in this new economy if you want to have enough money to live on! Click Millionaires is just such a guide to give you the information to be successful. Scott Fox shows you how to build an email list which is the most important marketing tool available along with many other time and money saving techniques! I have had an online company for years and in order to keep up with the ever changing world of the internet I rely on people like Scott to give me the correct information. I have spent thousands on programs promising to generate traffic and help me grow my business and all I did was make those marketers rich. Before you do anything else order this book! You will be very happy that you did! I know I am! Cody Horton PhD - Author of Consciously Creating Wealth
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the part in the book where Scott talked about how to discover your niche. I think like many people, that's where I needed the most help. It's basically the first step in developing an online business and Scott clearly explains how to discover your niche in great detail.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You strike a good balance between breadth of advice and detail. I mean you paint a picture of what is possible and where to begin. Any more detail would make the book too cumbersome. I hope you will write further books going into more detail on the different business models. E-business is the future, "Click Millionaire" is the best place to start. * The most useful part of the book was: SBI resource recommendation.