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Multiple Streams

Showing network marketers a better way to kill their 9-5s

Jeremy here.

Multiple Streams somehow gets over 100,000 visits a month blogging to network marketers.

It’s your gateway drug to spur-of-the-moment getaways and Monday morning conversations by the pool – without peddling overpriced products to your family and friends ;)

We’ve been covered in the Huffington Post, and our squad is 2,000+ deep – with hundreds of success stories. Learn more here.

So you’re probably here to get some small business ideas.


Remember, you’re either building your own dream or you’re building someone else’s. #truth

First, you’ll wanna watch this quick video. It breaks it down better than my post:

Watch the whole thing? Good.

(Put your email in only if you’re serious. We’ll schedule a call if we think you’re a good fit)

To save you from mindlessly wandering the internet for ideas, I’ve only packed gems on this list.

I’ve handpicked the darlings based on a few things:

1) Projected industry growth

2) Barriers to entry

3) Potential earnings

4) Time wealth (the ability for the idea to be automated/passive)

You could say I’m “digitally-biased”, but I give love to the ideas that can be scaled/automated infinitely.

Knowing that time is our most precious currency, building a digital business gives you a crack at building a “system” that generates wealth for you 24/7.

You’ll see many of those ideas show up in the top spots of this list.

The short story? There’s never been a better time to start a small business.

So down to business. This guide comes in two parts:

Part 1: Ranking the best small business ideas of 2016

Part 2: Covers 2 actionable take-aways for small businesses

So, without further ado, here are the top small business ideas of 2016:

22. Microbrewery

Microbreweries and craft beer remain wildly popular, particularly in the U.S.

The industry was worth more than $22 billion in 2015, up about $4 billion for the year (1).

If you’re a craft beer hobbyist, it might be time to take your recipes to the next level. Fair warning: this idea does come in at number 25 because it is capital-intense during start-up.

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If you’re not participating in the digital economy, you gotta ask yourself why.

More bluntly: If you’re broke or hate your job but you’re not doing anything about it, you’re being selfish (sorry not sorry).

That’s where some online business ideas can help.

You can have a website up and running within 30 minutesJust gotta want it.

This guide is two parts:

Part 1: ranks the top 25 online business ideas of 2016

Part 2: goes into online business monetization trends

The following online business ideas are ranked according to market trends, highest probability of success and projected earning potential.

Here we go:

18. 3D printing services

Sometimes called “additive manufacturing,” 3D printing is changing the world.

They’ve been hot for a minute, though:

And good news: the vast majority of the world don’t have 3D printers sitting at home. Market is ripe.

Most predictions say the market for 3D printing will reach $16.2 billion by 2018 (1), and you can take a chunk of that by printing 3D blueprints, prototypes, and anything else your customers need. You’ll probably want to start by focusing on one niche, like: 3d printing for dolls, etc.

You can get a decent 3D printer these days for around $3,000 large (2), but be warned: if prices continue to drop and ease of use continues to increase, it may not be long before 3D printers reach critical mass. 

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I work in my ultra-soft Billionaire Boys Club drawstring shorts most days.

But before you make fun of me for spending $110 on a pair of shorts, adjust your mind a little.

Most business people (attorneys, sales directors) drop “thousands” annually for their work uniforms, why wouldn’t I invest in the comfiest, work-from-home shorts in the world?

Besides, I make more money than most attorneys and I work from anywhere ;-)

This post will help you get on that level. The digital economy has been kind to us, and you should be paying attention.

Part 1: ranks the top 25 work from home jobs

Part 2: dives deeper into work from home trends

Without further ramble, here are the top 25 work from home jobs according to your probability of success, projected income and projected growth:

25. Internet or telephone sales

Telephone sales? I know, 1998 called and wants his job back. You’d be surprised. As more companies move away from storefront (car dealerships, in-home care etc), this will only get bigger. With companies offering signing bonuses of $5,000 and annual average earnings at $60K and higher (1), more and more people are jumping on board.

But don’t think talking on the phone all day with a grip of potential customers—some satisfied but most of them pissed—will be easy. Thick skin required.

24. Organization specialist

Minimalism is trending. With hoarders and homemakers in need, professional organizers—or “clutter consultants”—are in demand.

A professional organizer helps people and businesses to reduce clutter and organize space, time, and life. It’s like having a personal trainer for living. They delve into client’s personal lives, possessions, and spaces and help bring the clutter down a notch. And what’s more, organization specialists can bill $90 per hour or more (2). [click to continue…]


Wow, this has turned into the most popular article on MLMs on the internet. 15k Facebook shares, 900,000+ views. Thanks for the love.

Before peeping the rankings, you’ll wanna start with this video. It reveals why Brad and I walked away from MLM (even though we were earning more than most doctors and lawyers):

Watch the entire video? Cool.

So, this guide is two parts:

Part 1: ranks the top 25 multilevel marketing companies of 2016
Part 2: reviews the multilevel marketing industry in an honest, cautionary fashion (the most important part, in my opinion)

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Salt Lake Coffee Break. SLC, Utah. Wednesday, 1:13 AM

“Jam sesh?”, the text reads at 6:15 PM. It’s my buddy Dan (far left), and he’s also crazy like me.

There’s a reason why I drive my Tacoma 27 miles to a downtown coffee shop a few times a week. I know exactly what I am getting into every time: 6-8 hours of uninterrupted output, hot yerba mate, a dose of Alpha Brain (my favorite nootropic) and the company of a co-schemer.

He’s my accountability partner, or partner-in-scheme.

And it’s time to do what I do: build digital assets.

Just me and my 3-year-old Macbook Air, mentally-enhanced brain and a coffee shop that reeks of a terrible, low-budget indie film.

And I wouldn’t wanna be anywhere else. It’s my time of peak performance, and it facilitates my 1k daily flow better than any other set of rituals.


Somewhere in Japan, circa 1999. Californication era.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are minutes from taking the stage.

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Living alpha is a good look.

Superior provider? Peak performer? Stays ready? Check, check, check. I don’t claim to have all the alpha answers, but my life is trending in an alpha-sorta-way.

I’m smarter, stronger and thinking bigger, attacking life in Westbrook fashion. Between my digital assets and this shy-looking blog, my side money bullies my mid-level marketing salary by 300%.

A salary that I abandoned two weeks ago.

The result? A life, where alpha happens:

  • attending the Pac-12 basketball tournament in Las Vegas
  • experiencing SXSW from a friend’s downtown condo in Austin
  • taking backpacking trips with my retired Dad
  • spending time with my sister’s family in Paradise, CA
  • attending a 3-day investment summit in Cancun, Mexico
  • mini-retiring in Brazil for sun, solitude and learning

When you create time wealth, you put yourself in a position to better your relationships, improve your fitness and live a more meaningful life.

Here’s the steps that’ll get you there:

Step 1: find mentors and coaches
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ramit-sethiDepressed, broke or frustrated? Go where the fish are.

I’ve followed Ramit Sethi ever since he was on the Tim Ferriss blog back in 2009.

Dude keeps it gangster.

I love his counter-intuitiveness. With his flow of unconventional advice that few have the cajones to deliver, all from 10 years of building and launching successful infoproducts and courses on the internet.

He dropped some gold nuggets to help the broke peeps out there.

His message was loud and clear: go where the fish are.

The analogy, of course, of someone fishing and not catching any fish, and remaining dumbfounded and perplexed until they switched up their location and started fishing in different spots…

…and then the fish coming, a plenty.

Sounds simple enough, right?

The translation, marketing-wise, for your product, brand or content:

Instead of doing the same damned thing, focus on finding out where the loyal, dedicated fans of your content are…

Like, if you had 1,000 perfect customers, where would they be?

You see the difference?
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mj(photo: ESPN.com)

How does Multiple Streams do 3,000+ (edit: 2016) hits a day? Authority links play a huge part.

It’s true: links from Search Engine Journal, Forbes, Huffington Post, and Unbounce are signals that keep Google surrendering championship rings..

(and fadeaway money)

…to this innocent-looking blog.

Since Cutts layed down the law on guest blogging, people panicked.

“Guest blogging is dead”, the tabloids read.

Funny thing, Cutts was talking ’bout scaled-up, “excuse me sir I give you content that pass copyscape for 2 backlinks” whackness.

What people didn’t realize is that baller links from top sites will never be hated on by G.

I’ll leave the the dumbstruck SEO-world in their stricken state, while I continue to ball out on my high-authority guest blogging formula.
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Welcome to the blogging world, where 95% of bloggers are completely broke.

Empower Network bloggers, included.

It’s not a knock on Empower Network, it’s just that one of their eight core commitments says to ‘blog daily’…

…so people are immediately mislead, giving consideration to the ‘blogging daily’ part of blogging and nothing else.

I actually know this to be 100% true, because I was one of those people. Using textbook herd-mentality, I adhered to advice of the masses in Empower Network: “blog daily and get paid”.

Lemme explain using my first-hand example:
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What is this, Buzzfeed? LOL. Here’s 11 facts about me. Creeper.

#11. Drake antagonizer

I got a cease and desist letter from Drake’s lawyers after hawking OVO shirts on one of my ecommerce sites back in the day. I should frame that letter.

#10. Uncommon dunker

I dunked it once in the Tucson Summer Pro League (semi-pro) in front of NBA and elite college players. That was probably the peak of my ball’n days. 

#9. Mind-numbing media protester

I don’t know what twerking is. Or what Kardashian is dating who. Or what millennials are arguing about what to be offended about. 

#8. One-way ticket purchaser

Love to mess around with mini-retirements, like spending 9 months on the coastlines of Central America. Or rocking 5 months in Brazil. Next up? Eastern Europe? [click to continue…]