Hi, I’m Joe Garecht. Thanks for visiting Go Beyond Clients.
My goal for this website is to help you grow your business, grow your income, and grow your impact. From experience, I can tell you that the best way to do all three of those things is to build passive income streams.
If you’re anything like me, you started your consulting or freelance business for two reasons:
- First, because you are passionate about helping other people, companies, and organizations with your specialized knowledge, expertise, and services.
- And second, because you want to build a great income for yourself and your family.
You want to do big things, and I want to help you get there.
I’ve Been Where You Are Today
Over the past twenty years, I have run three successful consulting companies. Each time, I was able to dramatically grow my income, while simultaneously increasing my independence…. I was free to work when, where, and how I wanted. The way I did that was by building passive income streams teaching others how to do what I did.
I want to show you how to do the same thing. And, unlike most of the other people online who write and talk about creating books, classes, webinars, and other passive income streams… I didn’t run companies that only sold products teaching people how to make money.
The three consulting companies I ran were in real world industries — non-profit fundraising and political campaign strategy. The success I had was in teaching people how to raise millions of dollars for organizations and how to win competitive political elections.
The strategies I used to build passive income can be used by consultants and freelancers in any industry — including yours.
What is Passive Income?
Passive income is a way to earn revenue without trading time for money. Passive income means investing your time once — to create something of real value that people are willing and eager to buy — and then selling it over and over again.
When you have passive income streams in place, your business will make money while you sleep, while you’re at the beach, and while you’re watching your son’s little league game.
When we talk about passive income on this site, we’re not talking about investing in the stock market or buying rental properties, though those are also types of passive income. Instead, we’re talking about creating passive income streams related to the business you are already in.
To generate passive income, you take what you already know and regularly use in your consulting or freelancing business, and turn it into products and content that you can sell online — things like:
- online classes
- coaching sessions
How I Got My Start with Passive Income
In 2001, I started my first consulting company, Local Victory, helping state and local candidates win elections. Shortly thereafter, I wrote my first e-book teaching the strategies that I used with my candidates. Over the next 7 years, I developed three different e-books and three online classes, which I offered alongside my consulting work.
During that time, my class and e-book sales grew to the point where I was earning far more from these passive income streams than from consulting with clients. I ultimately ended up selling Local Victory for a hefty price to another company. (The site still exists, but is now inactive and nearly defunct.)
This business was my introduction to passive income for consultants and freelancers, and showed me the power of passive income streams to grow my business.
Creating a Passive Income Empire
In 2009, after selling Local Victory, I started working in non-profit fundraising (fundraising was one of my political campaign specialties). After working directly with a number of organizations, I launched a consulting firm, The Fundraising Authority, (I no longer own the site) and started working with clients across the United States and Canada.
Because I knew the power of passive income for my consulting business, soon thereafter I launched an online class, Supercharge Your Fundraising, to teach non-profits how to raise more money in less time. The class was a massive success!
Within 3 years, The Fundraising Authority had built a roster of 27 online classes that were offered on a yearly basis, as well as 6 recorded online webinars, and 4 e-books.
The TRUE Power of Passive Income
Our passive income streams were so successful that after just a few years, we were focusing 90% on our classes, webinars, and e-books, and only 10% on our consulting clients. During the 7 years I owned the company, we had over 50,000 customers purchase our classes and webinars.
Best of all, in 2016 I was able to sell the company, of which I was the only full-time employee (run with the help of a part-time virtual assistant) for a mid-six-figure sum.
Having built a name for myself in the non-profit fundraising industry, I subsequently launched Joe Garecht Fundraising, which I still own and which offers a number of classes and webinars in addition to fundraising consulting.
The Million Dollar Lesson: You Can Do This!
Over the past twenty years, I have earned at least $2 million through passive income strategies, in addition to my consulting work.
I know that every consultant and freelancer — including you — can build passive income streams to dramatically grow their income. You can invest your time now — once — to create classes, webinars, e-books, and other opportunities that will bring in revenue for many years to come.
Here's How to Start…
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— Joe Garecht