In this next installment on how to create your own Alpha 2.0 location-independent business, I’ll describe the overview of how a typical Alpha 2.0 business works. To quickly recap last time: having 2-4 small, Alpha 2.0, location-independent businesses creates a solid income from multiple, diversified income sources. This provides you not only with a good amount of regular and location-independent income on a lower amount of work, but also protects you from various problems that plague other “normal” business owners.

Once you have an Alpha 2.0 business structure, you will be making at least $75,000 per year (the Alpha Male 2.0 minimum for maximum, long-term happiness) and will be doing so on very low weekly work hours no matter where you are or where you wish to live or travel. I’ve done this myself (I have three location-independent businesses that require only 15 hours a week for me to maintain grand total, and I make a lot more than $75,000 per year) and what I’ve done can be duplicated by anyone willing to put in a little time.

How Alpha 2.0 Businesses Are Managed

One of the goals of the Alpha 2.0 business is to remove yourself from the flow of work. This means you need to create a business (or businesses) that create income from systems instead of hands-on work.

People who are employees and most business owners have income that is only created from hands-on work. That means you have to use your hands to actually go do something in order for the income to flow. If you don’t do that work, you have no income. It doesn’t matter if you work at McDonalds as a burger flipper (no flipping, no money) or you’re a top-level heart surgeon (no cutting, no money).

Most business owners also are stuck in this boat. They have to go to their stupid office every day and perform the actual work (consulting, selling, managing employees, whatever) as well as screw around with employee problems, logistical issues, marketing, expansion, bookkeeping, legal, and so on.

It really sucks, and I would know, since I was that type of business owner myself for many years. While I eventually made some decent money under that system, I was working my ass off (many times I had to put in 60-70 hour weeks) because I had to do everything. Yes, that’s even when I had employees. Hey, employees aren’t going to manage themselves. You have to do that.

Today, under the Alpha 2.0 business model, I only need to work a fraction of that time and make several times more money than I used to. This is because all of my companies are based on systems instead of me working.

Your only job as an Alpha 2.0 business owner is to develop these systems and get them up and running. Then you can sit back and chill, putting in just enough effort to monitor these systems and make sure they keep running. In my case, this would take about 15 hours per week. I know other Alpha 2.0s who only need to put in about 8-10 hours per week.

You need to develop several systems, including systems that handle:

– Marketing (getting more customers)

– Fulfillment (getting the product/service/information to the customer)

– Finance (getting the accurate key numbers and watching them closely)

Optionally, you can (and should) develop other systems that handle things like:

– Customer Service (helping customers with problems or questions)

– Your Own Tasks (so you can do the minimum work possible as the business owner)

– Expansion (developing new products/services/info to sell to your customers)

Once you have these systems in place, all you have to do is sit back and watch the systems from afar to make sure they keep running smoothly. This is much easier than working.

Of course, if you’re like me and have big goals, instead of sitting back and chilling out while watching your systems, you can choose to scale your businesses upwards to hit the really big money. But the point is that choice is completely up to you. You can kick back and chill for the rest of your life, or you can keep working by choice to hit new financial goals. You have the choice.

Most normal business owners do not have this choice. They have to keep working and working until they get old whether or not they want to.

In the Alpha 2.0 Business Course I will, of course, show you precisely how to do all of this. I actually flowchart exactly how I run my businesses so you can copy what I’m doing to match your own product, service, or information that you wish to sell.

And, yes, if you have no idea what to sell or to whom, I show you exactly how to do that too.

Here are some questions that have come up in the last few days:

Is the course going to be available after March 16th or will you take it off the market again like with your last courses?

I’m doing something a little different this time. I’m not going to completely remove the course from being purchasable on March 16th. Instead, at 8 p.m. EST on March 16th, the course will still be available but I’m going to wipe out much of the content and raise the price.

I’m also extending the launch period to 12 days (instead of the seven days I’ve done in the past) to give everyone more time to get it.

So, if you purchase the course during its 12-day launch period between March 5th and March 16th, here’s what you get if you purchase the course during that time:

– The entire course (seven hours of video content plus lots of supplemental material) at an investment of $1,197.

– The five free video and audio bonuses which is several hours of additional audio and video content (described here).

– The optional add-on course called Getting Your Alpha 2.0 Business Started Right. This is a combination of both add-on courses from the old version of the business course as well as my consultant course. For an additional $897 you’ll get:

  • 3.5 hours of extra video lessons on how to get your Alpha 2.0 business started.
  • An extra lesson on setting up your product funnel.
  • 2 hours of audio lessons on how to discover your hidden marketable skills and how to manage your time in your business if you already have a job.
  • Additional lessons on how to find your niche.

If instead you wait until after March 16th to purchase the course, all you’ll get is the course by itself, and it will cost $200 more at a price of $1,397. Higher cost, no bonuses, and no add-on course option.

Will there be an installment plan?

I really did not want to do this because it creates a lot of extra bookkeeping and customer service work for my staff. However, we’ve had a lot of guys email in and ask for this. So, hell, what I might do on Thursday when the course is released is offer a 2 or 3 payment plan, but only for 72 hours over the weekend and then remove that option Sunday night or Monday. That might be workable.

If I decide to do that I will let you all know ASAP. Just remember that if I do that the total price you’d pay will be higher than the one-payment option, so you won’t save any money but you’ll lock-in all the bonus content if you can’t afford the entire payment right now. Also remember that you don’t get access to any content in the course until you make your final payment.

The course and all the other content go on sale at 4 p.m. EST on this Thursday March 5th right here.

More on this soon.

13 Comments on “How Alpha 2.0 Businesses Are Managed

  1. Black Dragon, these articles are good and I agree with wanting a 2.0 type business, Although what would you say to someone like me who is completely stumped on the first main step when you say something to the effect of:  to identify a niche problem that society has and then solve it for your customers. I’m having a hard time trying to come up with a problem  in which I have at least some knowledge on exactly how to solve it.  It’s like i’m still trying to figure out my own life and don’t really have any advice or knowledge to be giving on any specific thing in life.

  2. Hi Caleb,

    I see there’s an add on course, which is a combination of the old add-on course and the consulting add-on course. For those of us who purchased the consulting course and it’s add-on, is there any sort of discount on the new add-on course? Since there would be a lot of overlap. Thanks.

  3. what would you say to someone like me who is completely stumped on the first main step when you say something to the effect of: to identify a niche problem that society has and then solve it for your customers. I’m having a hard time trying to come up with a problem in which I have at least some knowledge on exactly how to solve it.

    Yep, that’s the hardest part. There several lessons in the main course that address that problem directly. There are expanded lessons in the add-on course on that exact topic as well.

    The good news is that it’s the only hard part. Once you get that step done, everything else gets really easy because finding a niche makes everything else easy. Selling to everyone is hard.

    It’s like i’m still trying to figure out my own life and don’t really have any advice or knowledge to be giving on any specific thing in life.

    One of the lessons in the add-on course is literally titled “But I’m Not Good At Anything!” A) You don’t need some amazing skill to make $75,000 a year location independent (you can just sell products on Amazon, for example), and B) you are good at something. If I grilled you for two hours with a clipboard we’d find at least two things you were really good at.

    I see there’s an add on course, which is a combination of the old add-on course and the consulting add-on course. For those of us who purchased the consulting course and it’s add-on, is there any sort of discount on the new add-on course?

    Yes. For anyone who purchased the consulting course there will be a coupon code for the add-on course.

  4. Hmm if someone already owns both:

    -former Alpha 2.0 business course plus additional audio course

    -and main Consulting course (without additional)

    does he needs “The optional add-on course called Getting Your Alpha 2.0 Business Started Right?

    What I’m asking is will we pay for  information we actually already have in these former courses/lessons?

    And if not, can we buy only add-on course Getting Your Alpha 2.0 Business Started Right?

    And will there be some discount for former buyers of both your original courses?

  5. 2 hours of audio lessons on how to discover your hidden marketable skills

    Is this the same material as in your “how to find a niche” SMIC podcast?

  6. BD:

    I took some of your advice and applied for some entry level sales positions. I was just offered a job doing door to door sales selling telecommunications products. It’s 100% commission based. Is this the type of job position that fits your recommendation in terms of learning basic business skills? Or do you think I’m likely to find diminishing returns? Just curious what you think.

    Also, I’m not sure if you’ve discussed it before, but I’d love to hear your thoughts on MLM’s one day.

    Looking forward to the course!

     

    Kyle

  7. if someone already owns both:

    -former Alpha 2.0 business course plus additional audio course

    -and main Consulting course (without additional)

    does he needs “The optional add-on course called Getting Your Alpha 2.0 Business Started Right?

    What I’m asking is will we pay for  information we actually already have in these former courses/lessons?

    You’re in an unusual category. If you already own the Alpha 2.0 Business Course and the Consultant Course but don’t have consultant add-on piece and just want that piece, then email my staff during the release (after tomorrow 4pm EST) and maybe we can work something out manually for just that piece. No promises though.

    Is this the same material as in your “how to find a niche” SMIC podcast?

    No. Much more expanded. There will be a little overlap though.

    I took some of your advice and applied for some entry level sales positions. I was just offered a job doing door to door sales selling telecommunications products. It’s 100% commission based. Is this the type of job position that fits your recommendation in terms of learning basic business skills?

    Fuck yes! It will be difficult at first but 100% worth it!

    I’d love to hear your thoughts on MLM’s one day.

    Are MLM’s okay? Yes, provided A) you’re working with a very long-term company that’s been around many, many years, and B) you are a highly motivated extrovert. If both of those conditions are not true then I would pass.

    Are MLM’s Alpha 2.0 compatible? Almost, but not quite since you’re 100% reliant on one entity (the MLM company) to pay you forever. I don’t like relying on one entity for all or most of my income, regardless of if it’s YouTube, Amway, Amazon, Twitter, or whatever. It’s the business equivalent of monogamy; i.e. too dangerous long-term.

  8. You’re in an unusual category. If you already own the Alpha 2.0 Business Course and the Consultant Course but don’t have consultant add-on piece and just want that piece, then email my staff during the release (after tomorrow 4pm EST) and maybe we can work something out manually for just that piece. No promises though.

    Yes I own both main courses and  A.20 audio add-on. So Getting Your Alpha 2.0 Business Started Right is a merger of former 2 add-on courses? That means I have half of it. And yes another part would be great to get! Thanks if it’s possible! No sense in buying half of what I already own. Where should I contact them? On A2.0 teachable or?

    I am in “unusual” category cause that was the plan then with money I could spare. I bought what I could and waited since all logistics are in place to start my own A2.0 bussines. Wouldn’t mind to get it now tough since I’m starting my A2.0 project in April. And will be joining SMIC. Looking forward to cooperate with you for a long time.

  9. Are MLM’s okay? Yes, provided A) you’re working with a very long-term company that’s been around many, many years, and B) you are a highly motivated extrovert. If both of those conditions are not true then I would pass.

    This is something I’ve struggled with for a while…where’s the line between “this makes me uncomfortable therefore I should push myself to do it” and “this makes me uncomfortable but it’s just my personality.” In other words, when do we try and work on our weaknesses and when do we just accept that it would be more worthwhile to leverage our strengths?

  10. Where should I contact them?

    Email. Theonlyblackdragon@gmail.com

    Looking forward to cooperate with you for a long time.

    Very cool. Likewise.

    This is something I’ve struggled with for a while…where’s the line between “this makes me uncomfortable therefore I should push myself to do it” and “this makes me uncomfortable but it’s just my personality.”

    I don’t see a difference between those two things. I’m an introvert. Do you think I liked spending a few years of my life going on first dates with complete strangers? Nope. But I did it, and now when I do it it’s no big deal, and my woman life on a scale from 1 to 10 is an 11. (Seriously.)

    In other words, when do we try and work on our weaknesses and when do we just accept that it would be more worthwhile to leverage our strengths?

    Always leverage strengths first unless one of your weaknesses is causing you serious problems and/or unhappiness. In that one exception, fix that one problem first, then circle back and focus on your strengths.

  11. With this sales job I will be traveling and living in accommodations with a bunch of dudes…is it wise to maybe just focus all of my energy on the job for a few months and as well as gaining business related skills? Or should be trying to get laid at the same time? Keep in mind both women AND business are two of my weaker points (I’m good, maybe even great at aspects of them, but my experience is very limited).

    I’ve really appreciated your recommended reading lists and have actually began to read a few of those books. I was wondering if you had another book list somewhere that was dedicated to game/getting laid? (I’ve already bought your book, “How to Get to Sex Fast”)

    I’m honestly pretty confused about your whole approach and I’m just trying to wrap my head around it. Are you intending on finding an OLTR from the second you send out an open? (I know you have one now). Or is it possible to send out opens strictly with the intention of finding FB‘s? I’m also really curious about how you transition from FB, to MLTR, to OLTR, and the nitty gritty details that accompany it.

    I’m a fucking sponge right now, man.

  12. @ Kyle, BD’s ultimate open relationship book goes into great detail of how to break women up into the different categories, as well as how to upgrade and downgrade when necessary and have the talk and oltr talk.

  13. With this sales job I will be traveling and living in accommodations with a bunch of dudes…is it wise to maybe just focus all of my energy on the job for a few months and as well as gaining business related skills? Or should be trying to get laid at the same time?

    Focus on one at a time, especially if you’re feeling overwhelmed, which it sounds like you are.

    The rest of your questions are off-topic but as Duke said, my relationship book answers all of them.

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