Thursday, June 23, 2011

Advertise Your Business Inexpensively with Funny Commercials!

Do you want more people to know about your business? Do you want to advertise cheaply? Do you want your business to make you tons of cash? Of course you do!

I am launching a new service that will help your company do awesome. I can help you make hilarious commercials that can be posted on YouTube, your website, or wherever you want! I have a video camera, creative genius, and I know tons of comedians, actors, and actresses.

Funny commercials will get you noticed! Why do you think advertisers spend tons of money to put them during The Superbowl? Because they work!!!

The great news is you don't need a ton of cash to make your own commercials. Hire me, and I will do the creative work for you at a price that you will be happy with.

Here's a sample of one of my commercials here:

My main focus will be working with businesses in the Phoenix Arizona area. However, I am open to working with companies in other areas of the United States as well. Email me at to set up your free consultation!

John Griggs

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

How to NOT Become Financially Independent

If you want to read good material on how to start your own business and become your own boss, there are plenty of good blogs that will teach you how to get started. Steve Pavlina, The Middle Finger Project, and The Art of Non-Conformity all have great articles and e-books that will give you great information on how to become financially independent.

All three of the authors of these blogs know what they are talking about. One's a published author, the other two travel the world while they run their online businesses.

I am not financially independent. So I am not an authority on blogging about becoming financially independent. However, I definitely am an authority on how to NOT become financially independent. I also know plenty of other people who work dead end jobs and who are clueless about running a successful business. So I am the perfect person to write this blog.

Although I am not as established as the three bloggers I mentioned earlier, I still believe in myself, and I believe I can contribute to your success. So if you want to quit your job and be your own boss, here's what NOT to do:

1. Spend a lot of time watching TV, going to bars, and doing other non-productive stuff.

You're at your job for 40 hours a week. Until you're able to quit your job permanently, your time is EXTREMELY limited. Cut back on the drinking a bit, and save some of your celebrating for when you actually accomplish something. Most of the people getting drunk and doing drugs are doing it to mask the pain of their awful jobs. Don't be like them.

2. Complain about your job and life situation A LOT!!!

Complaining actually strengthens the undesirable situation that you find yourself in. In almost all corporate jobs, you hear a LOT of complaining! When you hear people say stuff like "I never have enough money", or "I can't get a boyfriend/girlfriend", or "I hate my job", you can be assured they are going to stay in their unhappy situation for a long time. This is how the Law of Attraction works: you attract what you think about even if the situation totally sucks. If you don't like your job, or anything else in your life, stop your bitching, and make an exit plan. How would you feel if you were financially independent? Think of the positive feelings you would have, and use that to motivate you.

3. Spend a lot of money on your business before it becomes profitable.

This is just dumb dumb dumb!!! Spending too much money on advertising, products that you have never sold before, and anything else is a great way to kill your business before it even gets off the ground. However, even if your business fails by overspending, you could still do something positive. You can write a great article like "How to NOT have enough money to pay rent!"

John Griggs

How to NOT Play Chess

There are numerous "How To" books and blogs out there. Examples of these are how to make money from home, how to get rich, how to get a girlfriend, etc.

I am trying an experiment... I'm going to start writing "How to NOT" articles.

It is actually easier to write material on what NOT to do than to write what to do. For example, if you want to write an article on how to play chess, it takes years and years of practice and playing in tournaments before you are any good. Then you'd have to be at least an International Master for anyone to take you seriously.

If you want to write an article on how NOT to play chess... it's really easy. I'll write one right now. Here's my advice on how NOT to play chess.... it's usually not a good idea to move your f and g pawns forward too early. Here's a link to a game I played on against an opponent who learned this the hard way. Here is the game:

It was SUCH a tough battle but I managed to win.... barely.

John Griggs

Monday, June 13, 2011

Corporate Slavery vs Self Employment

Have you lost a job in this recession? Do you have a job, but your paycheck doesn't seem to go as far as it used to? Many of us are in this situation nowadays. If you watch the news on television, they seem to reinforce that the economy is in dire straits.

In reality, a lot of people are doing better than ever before. The vast majority of them are self employed. If you want to be rich nowadays, one of the best way to do this is to work for yourself.

Working a regular job is not an intelligent way to make money. Having a job means your income is limited to what the company chooses to pay you. It also means your income can get shut off at any time. Senior citizens often complain about having a fixed income. Lots of employees have fixed incomes too. I think 'fixed' is the wrong word.... it should be called 'broken'!

I have a regular job right now, but I am actively working on an exit plan. I do my stand up comedy for some extra money right now. I also make some extra money & residual income by writing blogs here and writing for other sites. My plan is to keep building these incomes and adding new streams of income until I can quit my job. Then I am writing a book and blogs that will help others escape corporate slavery.

What is your exit plan?

John Griggs