Paul: What made you decide on an interview style format for this section?
Randy: I thought to myself how can I make this lame? (I’m kidding) About us sections on websites are usually pretty stale and boring, I just thought it would be fun to try something different.
Paul: When did you first realize you wanted to be an entrepreneur?
Randy: Probably like most, when I was a kid and I started doing various things to make money. I grew up poor, but learned quickly that if I had money, I could buy Fun Buns as a treat in elementary school. They were only a quarter, but a quarter was like two or three dollars in my house.
Paul: So, what was your first business as a kid?
Randy: Cinnamon Sticks. I would buy boxes of toothpicks, sandwich bags, a pie pan and then I had my mom buy the cinnamon oil from the pharmacist. Back then and it still may be the case, you had to buy the cinnamon oil from the pharmacy, and it was in the same area as the prescription drugs. I sold the bags for .25 cents each and I was in fun bun heaven!
Paul: What was your first business that you started as an adult?
Randy: Shortly after I graduated high school, I started a dropshipping/mail-order business. That’s right, I was doing dropshipping before it was cool and most of the kids today that are doing it were even born.
Paul: Wow, how did that come about?
Randy: Infomercials and Business Opportunity magazines. Tom Bosley the actor did an infomercial for SMC, Specialty Merchandising Corporation. They had several catalogues and as a distributor you could purchase everything for up to 50% off. I added other catalogues into the mix. This was in 1991 and by 1996 it morphed into Products International, Inc. which was a direct sales company.
Paul: Shifting gears, tell me about your family?
Randy: Well, I have two amazing sons, Jackson (15) and Reece (12). They are in the picture with me. That’s by design to take away from my ugliness. (LOL)
Paul: Any hobbies?
Randy: Yes. I recently completed a fight against stage 3 colon cancer. Which has led me to get back to an active lifestyle. In fact, the boys and I can usually be found at the gym nightly. I love reading, playing tennis, basketball and watching most sporting events.
Paul: One last question, what led to the founding of the Passive Income Tribe?
Randy: Simple, to help people while teaching my kids how to start from scratch and create an opportunity to help people achieve the lifestyle of their dreams.
Here’s what I want you to understand, WE NEVER STOP LEARNING! You are not a know-it-all and you don’t want to be around people that live like they know everything. Yes, these people exist. The core of your Tribe Membership centers around learning.
What Kind of Learning? Well, you will learn a lot about you, life and developing the skills needed to build a Freedom Business. When we at the Tribe say, “Freedom Business” we are talking about three types of freedom.
1. Financial Freedom
2. Time Freedom
3. Location Freedom
First, Financial Freedom means you are no longer living paycheck-to-paycheck. You can do this in two ways.
The average person that files bankruptcy does so because they usually come up short each month by $400 to $500. That’s it! Just an extra $400 to $500 each month would go a long way in many households.
Our system will show you step-by-step how to do both. The choice is yours.
Second, Time Freedom means you have the time to enjoy the wealth you are creating. Believe it or not, many rich people do not have the time to enjoy the money they are earning. They are too busy working 80+ hours each week.
Our system will teach you how to work as little as an hour each day, but is it really work when you are doing what you love to do?
Third, Location Freedom means you can work from anywhere in the world you choose. You are not bound to a desk in an office. You decide where you are when you work. The beach, the mountains, another country or in an office behind a desk, but the choice truly is yours.
Our system gives you this freedom if you can follow our plan of action.
These are just a few of the things you will learn as a Tribe Member.
Earn – I am going to be real here with you for a moment. Are multiple streams of income good? Absolutely! However, why would you go all in creating multiple streams of income, when you haven’t even mastered one yet? YOU SHOULDN’T. Master one, then move to the next one.
First things first, you have a business within your Tribe Membership. Actually, it is possible to create financial freedom from this one business alone. With just two active members your membership is now free AND you have profited $300. As an example, say you average ten new members a month for six. That’s an average of $1500.00 each month in upfront commissions. That’s an increase of $9000 to your income in just six months.
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE! Don’t forget your residual income. Every ten members represents $250 in residual monthly income. Over a six-month period, your residual income would increase to $1500. Of course, this is just an example. It could be more or less depending on several factors all of which you control.
AND EVEN MORE! You can choose to make even more utilizing the Freedom Businesses options in the members only area. There are no shortages of ways you can make money if you are willing to put forth some effort.
Live – Once you start Learning and start Earning you are creating for yourself the opportunity to start living life on your terms. It can be something as simple as no more alarm clock or something bigger like moving across the country. Maybe you would give more of your time and/or money to charities that matter to you. The point is simple, you can live life on your terms.
As you begin your journey, remember this, YOU ARE NEVER ALONE! You are now a part of the Tribe!