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How I Made $2,540,000 In 2021

Published on: November 26 2022 by Jordan Welch

How I Made $2,540,000 In 2021

How I Made $2,540,000 In 2021

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00:00:01 00:00:06 2021 has been the best year of my life
00:00:03 00:00:09 i've grown from 28 000 subscribers to
00:00:06 00:00:11 almost 250 000. in total my businesses
00:00:09 00:00:13 have generated over 2.5 million dollars
00:00:11 00:00:15 in revenue and i've been able to do
00:00:13 00:00:17 things for my friends and family that
00:00:15 00:00:19 i've always dreamed of it's crazy
00:00:17 00:00:21 because just last year i was literally
00:00:19 00:00:23 at my lowest point i was almost
00:00:21 00:00:24 completely out of money i had to move
00:00:23 00:00:27 back to my parents house and basically
00:00:24 00:00:28 start from ground zero so in this video
00:00:27 00:00:30 i'm gonna break down my streams of
00:00:28 00:00:32 income and exactly how i built them so
00:00:30 00:00:33 you can try to do it for yourself and
00:00:32 00:00:35 then to celebrate the holidays i have
00:00:33 00:00:37 something crazy to show you back in my
00:00:35 00:00:39 hometown but we'll tok about that later
00:00:37 00:00:40 before i get started i just want to be
00:00:39 00:00:43 real clear on why i'm making this video
00:00:40 00:00:45 this video is not to flex or brag or
00:00:43 00:00:47 anything like that my mission since day
00:00:45 00:00:49 one of starting this channel has been to
00:00:47 00:00:51 document my journey with as much
00:00:49 00:00:53 transparency as possible i share my
00:00:51 00:00:55 losses just as much as my wins to show
00:00:53 00:00:57 you the reality of entrepreneurship and
00:00:55 00:00:59 to provide some inspiration for those on
00:00:57 00:01:01 the same path it's not easy i'm not an
00:00:59 00:01:03 overnight success i've been on this
00:01:01 00:01:06 journey for over 10 years and i just now
00:01:03 00:01:07 had my first seven figure year in profit
00:01:06 00:01:09 i know in my journey these type of
00:01:07 00:01:11 videos have motivated me like crazy to
00:01:09 00:01:13 get to my goals so hopefully this video
00:01:11 00:01:15 can do the same for you all right let's
00:01:13 00:01:16 get started with business number one the
00:01:15 00:01:18 first business that started all the
00:01:16 00:01:20 momentum for this year is my shopify
00:01:18 00:01:22 brand i started this business last
00:01:20 00:01:24 summer at a pretty low point in my life
00:01:22 00:01:27 after a couple years of living in los
00:01:24 00:01:29 angeles having some mediocre business
00:01:27 00:01:31 success i started a new company and it
00:01:29 00:01:33 did not do that well which caused me to
00:01:31 00:01:35 have to move back to my hometown back to
00:01:33 00:01:38 my parents home and figure it out again
00:01:35 00:01:40 i wasn't completely broke but i was
00:01:38 00:01:42 basically headed that way and it
00:01:40 00:01:44 actually ended up being a good thing
00:01:42 00:01:46 from taking a step back and being in the
00:01:44 00:01:48 place where everything started it gave
00:01:46 00:01:50 me a new sense of motivation and i
00:01:48 00:01:51 started working harder than ever before
00:01:50 00:01:53 i built a drop shipping store just like
00:01:51 00:01:55 i teach in my videos i started testing
00:01:53 00:01:57 products and within a week and a half i
00:01:55 00:01:59 had found a winning product and then i
00:01:57 00:02:01 doubled down put as much effort as i can
00:01:59 00:02:03 into this product and it started to
00:02:01 00:02:05 really work this business became my main
00:02:03 00:02:07 focus for the entirety of 2020 and by
00:02:05 00:02:09 the end of the year i had built a pretty
00:02:07 00:02:12 established brand i have a great team
00:02:09 00:02:15 great product a bunch of content good
00:02:12 00:02:17 reviews going into 2021 i was super
00:02:15 00:02:20 excited and i put a lot of work in on
00:02:17 00:02:22 this project and it paid off if we go to
00:02:20 00:02:25 the year to date sales on this business
00:02:22 00:02:27 you can see that so far i've sold 1.3
00:02:25 00:02:28 million dollars worth of this product my
00:02:27 00:02:31 team and i accomplished this through a
00:02:28 00:02:34 variety of methods we use facebook ads
00:02:31 00:02:36 google ads youtube ads we do influencer
00:02:34 00:02:39 marketing we do some seo so we can have
00:02:36 00:02:41 organic traffic we're trying to get this
00:02:39 00:02:43 product everywhere that we can and for
00:02:41 00:02:45 the profits of this business this year
00:02:43 00:02:48 it's been around
00:02:45 00:02:50 227 000 this is an estimated amount it's
00:02:48 00:02:53 not 100 right but it's somewhere in that
00:02:50 00:02:55 area because everybody asks me about the
00:02:53 00:02:56 profit my goal for next year with this
00:02:55 00:02:58 business is actually to sell it i've
00:02:56 00:03:00 been working with a broker and i've
00:02:58 00:03:01 already got a valuation for the business
00:03:00 00:03:03 which i'm really excited about and i
00:03:01 00:03:04 think in the next couple of months we're
00:03:03 00:03:06 gonna be able to close and i'll make
00:03:04 00:03:08 sure to keep you updated with videos
00:03:06 00:03:10 about that on my channel that business
00:03:08 00:03:13 really kick-started my momentum for 2021
00:03:10 00:03:15 and it opened up the doors for much more
00:03:13 00:03:17 lucrative opportunities like this
00:03:15 00:03:19 youtube channel youtube has always been
00:03:17 00:03:20 a passion of mine and if you've been
00:03:19 00:03:21 subscribed to me for a while you've
00:03:20 00:03:23 probably heard me tok about this
00:03:21 00:03:24 already i've literally been trying to
00:03:23 00:03:26 become a youtuber since i was a little
00:03:24 00:03:29 kid and with the success of my shopify
00:03:26 00:03:31 brand in 2020 i saw this as a golden
00:03:29 00:03:34 opportunity to get back into youtube so
00:03:31 00:03:35 on january 3rd look at that thumbnail
00:03:34 00:03:38 baby
00:03:35 00:03:40 so on january 13th i made my return to
00:03:38 00:03:43 youtube at the time i had around 28 000
00:03:40 00:03:45 subscribers and i was on a mission my
00:03:43 00:03:47 mission was to really understand the
00:03:45 00:03:50 game of youtube try to create the most
00:03:47 00:03:52 valuable content in my industry and keep
00:03:50 00:03:55 getting better with every single weekly
00:03:52 00:03:57 upload and i'm still working on that
00:03:55 00:04:00 but throughout this year of 2021 i have
00:03:57 00:04:03 been on an absolute grind i've posted
00:04:00 00:04:06 videos literally every single week
00:04:03 00:04:09 through the entire year i've traveled i
00:04:06 00:04:12 i've just done so much stuff on youtube
00:04:09 00:04:14 this year and i'm super excited about it
00:04:12 00:04:16 but man this year has been crazy a lot
00:04:14 00:04:18 of times you guys just see the finished
00:04:16 00:04:19 product of a video but i don't think you
00:04:18 00:04:21 really understand how much work goes
00:04:19 00:04:23 into each one of these videos i probably
00:04:21 00:04:25 spend around three to four hours
00:04:23 00:04:27 planning and writing out the video and i
00:04:25 00:04:29 spend another five hours filming the
00:04:27 00:04:31 video at least and then i'll spend like
00:04:29 00:04:32 eight to twelve hours editing my videos
00:04:31 00:04:35 sometimes much more if it's a
00:04:32 00:04:36 complicated one so these videos are not
00:04:35 00:04:39 easy i pretty much do all the work
00:04:36 00:04:40 myself while running my businesses but
00:04:39 00:04:42 listen i wouldn't trade it for the world
00:04:40 00:04:44 i really feel like making youtube videos
00:04:42 00:04:46 one of the best jobs ever even when it's
00:04:44 00:04:48 3am and i haven't slept and i gotta
00:04:46 00:04:50 finish a video because i gotta post it
00:04:48 00:04:52 the next day i still am thankful for the
00:04:50 00:04:54 opportunity and financially it's been
00:04:52 00:05:00 pretty good as well this year my channel
00:04:54 00:05:01 in total has generated around 287
00:05:00 00:05:04 000
00:05:01 00:05:06 just from adsense in total i got 7
00:05:04 00:05:09 million views this year and gained over
00:05:06 00:05:11 200 000 subscribers and like that's
00:05:09 00:05:13 actually the first time i've ever looked
00:05:11 00:05:14 at it like that so you know thank you
00:05:13 00:05:16 guys so much for all the love you've
00:05:14 00:05:18 shown on my channel this year literally
00:05:16 00:05:20 every single one of you is a family
00:05:18 00:05:22 member to me and i cannot thank you guys
00:05:20 00:05:25 enough for showing up every week to
00:05:22 00:05:27 support and show love thank you
00:05:25 00:05:29 i've got no plans on stopping youtube
00:05:27 00:05:31 anytime soon i'm gonna double down keep
00:05:29 00:05:33 improving my content and try to keep
00:05:31 00:05:34 getting better with every video and this
00:05:33 00:05:36 youtube channel actually opened the door
00:05:34 00:05:38 to two of my most lucrative streams of
00:05:36 00:05:40 income the first one is affiliate
00:05:38 00:05:41 marketing now if you watch my videos
00:05:40 00:05:43 you'll notike i don't do a ton of
00:05:41 00:05:45 sponsorships or brand deals but i have
00:05:43 00:05:47 done a few of them this year and they've
00:05:45 00:05:49 paid pretty well i can't reveal how much
00:05:47 00:05:51 each company paid me because you know we
00:05:49 00:05:53 signed contracts and all that but in
00:05:51 00:05:56 total from affiliate marketing i made
00:05:53 00:05:57 around 75 000 this year this mainly came
00:05:56 00:06:00 from promoting companies in the
00:05:57 00:06:03 e-commerce industry like alibaba my
00:06:00 00:06:05 fulfillment agent a couple shopify apps
00:06:03 00:06:07 that i work with basically i make a
00:06:05 00:06:10 little 30 second to one minute promotion
00:06:07 00:06:12 they send me a check
00:06:10 00:06:13 the deal is done the main reason why i
00:06:12 00:06:15 don't like doing brand deals is because
00:06:13 00:06:17 i actually have my own product to
00:06:15 00:06:19 promote remember that business i told
00:06:17 00:06:22 you about that made me have to move out
00:06:19 00:06:24 of la and back to my parents house well
00:06:22 00:06:27 that business ended up becoming my
00:06:24 00:06:29 biggest income stream for 2021. that
00:06:27 00:06:31 business is my software company and it's
00:06:29 00:06:32 called viral vault basically it's the
00:06:31 00:06:34 all-in-one toolkit for anybody looking
00:06:32 00:06:36 to start their own online store i'm
00:06:34 00:06:37 going to spare you the 20-minute story
00:06:36 00:06:38 on how i started this business because
00:06:37 00:06:41 i've already covered it in other videos
00:06:38 00:06:43 but it was a hell of a journey to get
00:06:41 00:06:45 this business to be profitable but for
00:06:43 00:06:49 this year of 2021 this business has
00:06:45 00:06:51 generated 850 000 in sales and i just
00:06:49 00:06:53 got something in the mail the other day
00:06:51 00:06:56 that i'm really excited about
00:06:53 00:06:59 the click funnels 2 comma club award you
00:06:56 00:07:01 can see it says viral vault on there
00:06:59 00:07:03 this is something that i have always
00:07:01 00:07:06 wanted and
00:07:03 00:07:06 yeah i just
00:07:06 00:07:10 again when i show you these things i am
00:07:08 00:07:12 not trying to flex i literally went into
00:07:10 00:07:15 debt building this business i would lay
00:07:12 00:07:17 in my bedroom punch the bed frame and
00:07:15 00:07:19 cry myself to sleep because i could not
00:07:17 00:07:22 make this business work i was so down
00:07:19 00:07:23 bad you do not even understand the
00:07:22 00:07:25 things that i went through to build this
00:07:23 00:07:27 business it's not like i just had this
00:07:25 00:07:29 idea and i started it and i started
00:07:27 00:07:31 making bread like i literally went
00:07:29 00:07:33 through hell to get this thing off the
00:07:31 00:07:36 ground so i know maybe some of you can
00:07:33 00:07:38 relate to that if you're struggling with
00:07:36 00:07:41 your business just keep going it will
00:07:38 00:07:42 pay off i'm telling you i am a testament
00:07:41 00:07:44 to that
00:07:42 00:07:46 anyways my goals for the new year with
00:07:44 00:07:48 this business is to launch a new version
00:07:46 00:07:50 of the software me and my team have been
00:07:48 00:07:51 developing something crazy and we're
00:07:50 00:07:54 going to be launching that in the first
00:07:51 00:07:56 couple weeks of january and overall just
00:07:54 00:07:58 to keep getting as many testimonials and
00:07:56 00:07:59 helping as many people as possible start
00:07:58 00:08:01 their first online store like we've done
00:07:59 00:08:02 this year this year we've literally
00:08:01 00:08:04 helped hundreds of people get started
00:08:02 00:08:06 online and hopefully next year it can be
00:08:04 00:08:08 in the thousands all right let's move on
00:08:06 00:08:10 to the last one my last stream of income
00:08:08 00:08:12 is actually from investing now i gotta
00:08:10 00:08:14 say out of my whole equation this is my
00:08:12 00:08:16 weakest link for sure i'm like one of
00:08:14 00:08:18 those really boring investors that just
00:08:16 00:08:20 buys projects long term and just keeps
00:08:18 00:08:23 putting money into them i don't make
00:08:20 00:08:24 these like exciting swing trade gains
00:08:23 00:08:26 like everybody else does so i really
00:08:24 00:08:28 haven't made that much profit this year
00:08:26 00:08:29 from investing and i didn't really start
00:08:28 00:08:31 putting money into my investment
00:08:29 00:08:33 accounts until like the summer of this
00:08:31 00:08:35 year so in total i made around nineteen
00:08:33 00:08:37 thousand dollars in profit from
00:08:35 00:08:39 investing around fifteen thousand of
00:08:37 00:08:41 that came from crypto and four 000 of
00:08:39 00:08:43 that came from my stok portfolio my
00:08:41 00:08:45 goal for next year is to do much better
00:08:43 00:08:47 in this regard obviously 20 000 in
00:08:45 00:08:49 profits pretty nice but i want to be at
00:08:47 00:08:51 that level where i'm making hundreds of
00:08:49 00:08:53 thousands a year in profit from my
00:08:51 00:08:55 investment portfolio i also want to
00:08:53 00:08:57 expand into real estate and i really
00:08:55 00:08:59 want to get my first property in q1 or
00:08:57 00:09:01 q2 of next year which i'll be
00:08:59 00:09:04 documenting the whole thing on this
00:09:01 00:09:06 channel so as you can see it has been a
00:09:04 00:09:08 crazy year i think the total profit i
00:09:06 00:09:10 ended up with is around 1.2 million
00:09:08 00:09:12 dollars which is insane to me i'm
00:09:10 00:09:15 literally just a kid who was raised by a
00:09:12 00:09:17 single mother small city we used to come
00:09:15 00:09:20 up on food stamps my mom used to make
00:09:17 00:09:22 like 20 000 a year like we really got it
00:09:20 00:09:24 out of the mud and i'm telling you if i
00:09:22 00:09:26 can do it you guys can do it too and now
00:09:24 00:09:27 i want to do something that i've always
00:09:26 00:09:29 dreamed of growing up for christmas my
00:09:27 00:09:31 mom always tried her best to get
00:09:29 00:09:33 everything me and my siblings wanted but
00:09:31 00:09:35 because of the financial situation we
00:09:33 00:09:36 weren't always able to do that and i
00:09:35 00:09:38 know that there are so many families out
00:09:36 00:09:40 there that are experiencing that same
00:09:38 00:09:41 struggle so i've decided i'm going to go
00:09:40 00:09:43 back to my hometown and help some of
00:09:41 00:09:45 these families personally
00:09:43 00:09:47 all right so we're here at my mom's
00:09:45 00:09:50 house say what's up everybody hey good
00:09:47 00:09:52 morning everybody so basically over the
00:09:50 00:09:55 last what like two weeks it's been about
00:09:52 00:09:57 two weeks my mom has been able to find
00:09:55 00:09:59 five families around our city that are
00:09:57 00:10:01 not necessarily in the best situation
00:09:59 00:10:03 this christmas so we bought a bunch of
00:10:01 00:10:06 gifts my mom actually is the one that
00:10:03 00:10:09 did all the shopping all the planning i
00:10:06 00:10:12 just funded the whole operation we got a
00:10:09 00:10:14 bunch of different presents and right
00:10:12 00:10:17 now we are about to drive around the
00:10:14 00:10:19 city and go drop some of these off all
00:10:17 00:10:21 right mom so where's the first stop all
00:10:19 00:10:23 right so the first stop that we were
00:10:21 00:10:26 going to is a little girl named rylan we
00:10:23 00:10:29 are bringing little miss ryland a brand
00:10:26 00:10:32 new twin bed mom took me in her bedroom
00:10:29 00:10:33 and unfortunately she is sleeping on a
00:10:32 00:10:36 crib mattress right now
00:10:33 00:10:37 their their house got damaged by a water
00:10:36 00:10:39 leak
00:10:37 00:10:41 and so it kind of went into her bedroom
00:10:39 00:10:44 and ruined everything in there
00:10:41 00:10:46 so here we go let's see what her
00:10:44 00:10:47 expression is going to be so you want to
00:10:46 00:10:49 see your first present that we got for
00:10:47 00:10:52 you come on it's in the back of the
00:10:49 00:10:53 truck this is a big bed and guess who
00:10:52 00:10:55 it's for
00:10:53 00:10:58 it's for you for you
00:10:55 00:11:01 you got your own big bed now sister it's
00:10:58 00:11:01 a big one
00:11:04 00:11:08 so tonight you get to sleep in your
00:11:06 00:11:10 brand new bed and wait for santa claus
00:11:08 00:11:15 to come
00:11:10 00:11:15 what do you think about that
00:11:36 00:11:40 it's that time
00:11:39 00:11:44 christmas time is
00:11:40 00:11:46 here everybody knows this next person
00:11:44 00:11:48 we're about to drop off to she is a mom
00:11:46 00:11:51 how many kids do she have she has three
00:11:48 00:11:52 children got you and she's actually
00:11:51 00:11:54 looking to go back to school soon to
00:11:52 00:11:56 further her career so we got her kids a
00:11:54 00:11:58 bunch of gifts but we also got her
00:11:56 00:11:59 something to help her go back to school
00:11:58 00:12:03 so we're gonna pull up on her and
00:11:59 00:12:03 surprise her with that right now
00:12:06 00:12:12 got some gifts for you bro
00:12:15 00:12:19 what do you want to study on nursing
00:12:17 00:12:24 awesome yeah yeah well hopefully that
00:12:19 00:12:24 can help you out yeah thank you
00:12:37 00:12:41 we're on our way now to the last house
00:12:39 00:12:42 and before we do that i just want to
00:12:41 00:12:45 give a shout out to you for helping me
00:12:42 00:12:47 with this tell them what you've had to
00:12:45 00:12:48 do to get this done so about two and a
00:12:47 00:12:51 half weeks ago we
00:12:48 00:12:53 got the five families i got all their
00:12:51 00:12:55 wants and needs i wrote them down i
00:12:53 00:12:58 shopped but i'm not gonna lie i cried i
00:12:55 00:13:00 cried more than once it's just been the
00:12:58 00:13:01 most humbling feeling that i've ever had
00:13:00 00:13:03 in my life so how does it feel like you
00:13:01 00:13:05 know coming up the way we came up like
00:13:03 00:13:07 to be able to give back to people like
00:13:05 00:13:10 this it makes me feel really good
00:13:07 00:13:12 that uh we're able to give because i was
00:13:10 00:13:13 one of those moms that would be today
00:13:12 00:13:16 because today would i would have gotten
00:13:13 00:13:18 paid and i would have been scrambling to
00:13:16 00:13:20 find those last minute presents that
00:13:18 00:13:22 they wanted and hopefully getting them
00:13:20 00:13:24 put underneath the tree how was that mom
00:13:22 00:13:26 yeah so it's the last house you feel
00:13:24 00:13:28 good about the last little drop off i do
00:13:26 00:13:29 feel good about the last drop off um
00:13:28 00:13:31 yeah so this mom i'm just gonna i'm
00:13:29 00:13:34 gonna give out one of her presents she
00:13:31 00:13:35 needed tires for her car and i got that
00:13:34 00:13:37 from her best friend because she wasn't
00:13:35 00:13:39 going to tell us what she wanted because
00:13:37 00:13:41 she just mainly was wanting us to focus
00:13:39 00:13:42 on her kids and she bought her a brand
00:13:41 00:13:45 new lamborghini
00:13:42 00:13:48 yeah right we we bought her she got new
00:13:45 00:13:49 tires for her car so yeah so that's cool
00:13:48 00:13:52 stuff yeah so we're gonna go surprise
00:13:49 00:13:52 her with that right now
00:13:54 00:13:58 so i had heard about uh your car and you
00:13:57 00:14:00 were you know struggling to get around
00:13:58 00:14:02 so we
00:14:00 00:14:03 basically got some brand new tires like
00:14:02 00:14:06 for your car so
00:14:03 00:14:07 thank you oh my gosh i have the worst
00:14:06 00:14:09 luck with tires
00:14:07 00:14:13 i have elsa and you have both of them
00:14:09 00:14:13 now and you got olaf too
00:14:13 00:14:17 you get to rest a little huh
00:14:15 00:14:18 feels good man feels good we literally
00:14:17 00:14:21 went through the whole city went through
00:14:18 00:14:23 every part of our town and we're finally
00:14:21 00:14:26 done delivering all the gifts so now i'm
00:14:23 00:14:28 gonna go home enjoy christmas eve and
00:14:26 00:14:32 christmas with my family and i'll see
00:14:28 00:14:32 you guys back in miami merry christmas
00:14:33 00:14:37 the last thing i'm going to do is give
00:14:35 00:14:38 back to one of you in my last video i
00:14:37 00:14:41 announced that i was going to be giving
00:14:38 00:14:44 away a brand new oculus quest 2 and i've
00:14:41 00:14:47 got a winner for that giveaway and the
00:14:44 00:14:50 winner for the oculus is lavish deliam
00:14:47 00:14:52 so go ahead and send me a dm with proof
00:14:50 00:14:54 and i'll get your oculus sent out to you
00:14:52 00:14:56 asap that's pretty much it thank you
00:14:54 00:14:58 guys so much for watching thanks again
00:14:56 00:15:00 for all the love this year i've got some
00:14:58 00:15:02 really cool stuff planned for 2022. i'm
00:15:00 00:15:03 gonna be taking a short break at the
00:15:02 00:15:05 start of the year and then i'm gonna get
00:15:03 00:15:07 straight back to the upload grind so
00:15:05 00:15:10 i'll see you guys in a couple weeks
00:15:07 00:15:10 peace

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