Ep. 123: The one decision that I made 20 years ago that really paid off

Season 3 | Episode 118
11m | Jul 9, 2023

In this episode of the Small Business Startup Essentials Podcast, Tom reflects on a crucial decision he made two decades ago that has significantly impacted his financial success.

The episode delves into the importance of making informed decisions within the business realm and shares a personal example to illustrate the potential benefits.

Tom discusses how he ventured into the world of web services and sought a structured approach to selling products and services online. He highlights his choice to become a reseller through GoDaddy's reseller program, which provided him with an independent dashboard to offer a range of web services and products to clients.

This decision allowed Tom to establish his own web services business, offering everything from domain names and hosting to SEO services and SSL security.

The episode emphasizes the concept of passive income generated through renewals of products and services. Tom explains how he earned tens of thousands of dollars over a decade by providing clients with ongoing services that required regular renewals.

He also explores the idea of affiliate programs as an alternative source of passive income, encouraging listeners to consider such options to enhance their revenue streams.

Why You Should Listen:

This episode offers a valuable real-life example of how a single decision, in this case, becoming a reseller through GoDaddy, can lead to substantial financial gains over time.

Tom's insights highlight the potential of passive income through product and service renewals and affiliate programs, showcasing how individuals can create additional revenue streams that contribute to their financial well-being.

Entrepreneurs, business owners, and those interested in generating income online can benefit from this episode by:

  • Gaining insight into the world of web services and reseller programs.
  • Understanding the concept of passive income and how it can provide ongoing financial stability.
  • Exploring the possibilities of affiliate programs as a means of diversifying revenue sources.
  • Learning from a real-world example of a decision that had a positive financial impact.

Listeners are encouraged to consider the potential of making strategic decisions that can lead to long-term financial success and to explore avenues for generating passive income within their own business ventures.

Whether you're a seasoned entrepreneur or just starting out, this episode offers practical insights and inspiration for building a sustainable and profitable business.


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