Shane and Jocelyn Sams are the two former teachers behind the Flipped Lifestyle website and podcast. Shane was a teacher and football coach. Jocelyn was a librarian. The two Kentucky couple knows that feeling you get on Sunday nights. They know how busy you are during the school year.
Jocelyn also knew how ridiculous it sounds to earn income online. They’ve now been profiled in Forbes magazine for their entrepreneurial journey to earning over $1 million a few years later. They’ve had a number of months where they’ve earned more than their combined yearly teachers salary.
They have “flipped” their life to spend more time with their family and less time working. They did this by design. Sounds impossible, right?
How did the Sams duo achieve so much success?
Shane and Jocelyn’s story has a humble beginning. Their start is inspiring and educational.
Jocelyn didn’t share Shane’s excitement.
To prove his wife wrong Shane built a few websites with the hope of earning the family some additional income.
Eventually a reader clicked on a Google Ad and Shane earned $0.11. He was hooked and Jocelyn became intrigued.
$0.11 to $1 million?
Eventually Jocelyn started her own website, with Shane’s help. She even began having a bit more success than Shane (sorry Shane).
The couple worked as a spectacular team. Shane provided fire and ideas. Jocelyn provided the calm and content ideas.
Working as a team they learned what to create, how to create it, and how to get people to see it.
In interviews they talk about scaling their income by building a number of digital products for teachers, librarians, and coaches. Their products are downloadable (no shipping costs, inventory, etc.). Their products include lesson plans and playbooks.
The now have membership websites that earn them recurring revenue. FlippedLifeStyle.com has a membership section available.
How did they find the time?
In addition to teaching full-time and Shane coaching football the couple had 2 kids when they started this. They know what it is like to feel like you have no time.
They planned their time out to make time to build their business. They scheduled their day down to the hour. Here is a 7-day calendar they make available on their website.
They made additional sacrifices to be successful.
They sacrificed cable tv. They realized this was unproductive time and money.
They moved to a smaller home. This reduced their cost of living. A smaller house also requires less time in upkeep.
Well, they must have had some special technical skills. I don’t!
“Their website looks so professional.”
“Their podcast sounds so great.”
“They’ve had SO much success.”
“I can’t relate to them!”
They started off just like you. Everyone that is ultra successful started somewhere. It’s easy to just see a finished product and say, “I can never do that.”
Shane and Jocelyn started at square one. They learned along the way. They experimented. They read. They listened to podcasts. The key was they got started AND they kept going.
Go read their story. Get inspired.
Go listen to their podcast and get educated. Start with podcast #1, #3, and #4. Listen to them when you are at the gym or in your car.
Overall, the Flipped Lifestyle podcast and website and FANTASTIC. Subscribe to their website and podcast. MAKE time to get inspired from and learn from them.
You deserve a raise. You know that you do. You won’t get it overnight. You will not earn a million dollars like the Samses by next week. In what sport or industry does anyone ever become a success overnight?
You deserve a raise! You deserve a raise but it is NOT coming. You need to give it to yourself.
Start putting your money to work for you with passive investing. Start posting your lessons on TeachersPayTeachers. Start blogging. Start a book. Start a consulting service. Start an Amazon FBA service. Choose one. Choose a few.
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