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Ever bartered your consulting skills?
(That’s where you trade your skills directly for other
products and services, rather than getting paid cash.
As you’ll see, it can be highly lucrative and lots of fun.)
One of the first website projects I did — back when I was
only charging $500 for a website — was a barter deal.
Here’s the sneaky story:
An old work colleague had just bought a brand new
Yamaha YZ125. (If you’re not into bikes, just know that’s
a crazy dirt bike like the pro motocross riders use.)
But he had a problem…
Right after he bought the bike, they released a new model!
And his wife wouldn’t let him buy the new bike because
he’d just spent a small fortune on the first one.
But the good news is he also wanted a website for his new
side business, so we worked out a little deal…
He would buy the new bike, give me the “old” one, and I
would build him a website.
(He figured his wife wouldn’t notice he had a new bike as
long as he only had one bike.)
So I built him one of my $500 websites, and he gave me
his almost brand new $7,000 bike.
(You can imagine how excited I was at landing that deal.
I still grin thinking about it.)
Now, I should mention…
I couldn’t ride — still can’t — and had never ridden anything
bigger than a Pee Wee 50. And the bike almost killed me.
But boy did I have fun. And I learned an important lesson…
The skills you have can open doors you never knew existed.
And barter lets you “trade up” — getting more in hard goods
than you ever would in hard cash.
Since then barter has been one of my core joint venture
strategies — trading my skills for everything from dirt bikes
to luxury furniture to equity in my clients business.
(Not to mention countless cases of beer!)
And it’s one of the skills you’ll learn in my upcoming
JV Tycoon program.
You can sign up to the VIP notification list (and get a hefty
discount on the already low price — less than $50) here: