By Robert Pagliarini

What if you could make money doing what you already know and what you're passionate about doing? We're all experts at something. Everyone has their own abilities, skills and unique life experiences that they can share with others. Why not make a business out of it?

In the following interview, Brendon Burchard lays the groundwork for becoming an expert entrepreneur with advice from his New York Times best seller, The Millionaire Messenger: Make a Difference and a Fortune Sharing Your Advice .

Take the first steps towards becoming an expert entrepreneur! Ask yourself what topics and audiences:

1. You are passionate about.

2. You want to learn about.

3. You'd like to serve.

Now read this excerpt of my interview with Brendon Burchard to learn the step-by-step process to making money through doing what you love!

Q: And I guarantee you, anyone who is reading this or listening to this is saying, "Yes! Yes, this is exactly what I would love to do!" But some of them may be thinking, "Well, okay. I want to do it, but, again, what can I be an expert in?" Do you have any kind of tips or questions people might ask themselves if they're sort of struggling with this idea of their story? Do you have anything that maybe could help them draw out their expertise?

A: Yeah. One of the easiest ways I found, especially in working with a lot of boomers who come to Experts Academy (the baby boomer generation is the majority of our audience), a lot of them are looking for a second career, a new beginning, or they're looking for just more meaningful types of work. And what we found over and over was to ask this simple question: "What do you do now?" And then, "who else wants to do that, that you could teach?" So, for example Robert, you're a very successful guy in what you do, especially in let's say, you know, being a columnist for CBS Money Watch. Okay. Think about this, how many other people in the world would love to be a columnist for a major media outlet?

Every kid in journalism in the world would love to learn how to do that. But that's something you just do. That's what you do, and I would say, "Dude, let's start there. Let's package what you know about being a successful columnist, from how do you get with major media to how do you write great columns, to how do you stay with it, to how do you create user feedback and get the community really engaged with your articles, to how do you get these experts on the phone in the first place?"

Those things that you just do, if you put that together in a DVD program, let's say, for $97 to teach people how to do that. Well, if you sold 100 of those a month, that's $9700 of income a month just teaching what you already do and know to people who want to learn how to do the same.

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Brendon's strategy is a great one: to figure out what it is that you are currently doing and find different ways to make it work for you.


Robert Pagliarini is a CBS MoneyWatch columnist and the author of "The Other 8 Hours: Maximize Your Free Time to Create New Wealth & Purpose" and the national best-seller "The Six-Day Financial Makeove"


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