About Stuart Ross – The Journey So Far
At age 18 he decided to drop out of college to pursue a career as an estate agent. Reality hit hard and he soon found himself working 70-hour weeks as a top sales performer who oversaw a large team. After 8 years of this gruelling work schedule, he knew that something had to change. It just didn’t sit right with Stuart having no time to enjoy his hard earned income or the people he cared about. He felt exhausted and unhappy.
In 2007, Stuart started searching online for ideas that could facilitate a better work-life balance. After much research, it seemed that buying a franchise promoting local small businesses was the best solution to free him from his round-the-clock office grind. Apart from the debt he incurred to fund this venture, six months in he realised this was not the right path – cold calling, door to door selling and constant rejections… Back to the drawing board!
Stuart asked for his old job back, and his loved ones considered him lucky to be back in the safety zone with a regular paycheque. But that feeling of deep dissatisfaction continued to gnaw at him.
Several months later, after doing loads more research online, Stuart came across a newsletter subscription – business training system created by a famous work-from-home business guru. It promised passive income and riches beyond his wildest dreams, while he sat sipping cocktails on the beach… Naturally he got his credit card out and signed right up!
But reality hit hard once again. This training program involved waiting for a new education module each month, and having done his research he knew that the first module he viewed was blatantly behind the times with the fast changing digital world, let alone being cutting-edge.
Nevertheless, Stuart’s extensive trial and error gave him a major lightbulb moment – he realised that if he wanted fast and substantial progress, he needed to find a mentor and a state-of-the art business model. After two more months of research, he finally found a good mentor and his progress skyrocketed. What would have taken him years to learn and apply took mere months, saving huge amounts of time and money.
Within six months Stuart was able to quit his office job and was making more money online as an affiliate marketer than he had ever made in his job. While he was thrilled, that old uneasy feeling came back because he was still working 12 hours a day on average, placing ads and doing everything possible to make more sales.
So, Stuart continued searching for a better way. He also began doing one-on-one consulting, where he discovered that he got a great sense of contentment in helping others understand how to create financial success in the digital world.
But one evening Stuart stumbled across a YouTube video by a guy in the US named Jay Kubassek. The rest is the stuff of legend – these two powerhouse entrepreneurs joined forces and created a mentorship program along with state-of-the-art education and tools that effectively do away with the majority of trials and tribulations they faced when they got started in the digital world.
To date, Stuart is Co-Founder of two multimillion dollar companies dedicated to teaching people how to successfully tap into the booming digital economy:
- Six Figure Mentors is a cutting-edge affiliate platform that removes most of the hard work involved in getting started with online revenue generation, so that people can begin building a lifestyle of freedom faster than ever before.
- Digital Experts Academy is the ‘Uber’ of Education for serious entrepreneurs who want to turn their ideas and creativity into a sustainable online business that the world wants to know about.
Added to this, Stuart enjoys the freedom of the digital lifestyle to the fullest. He’s able to spend lots of time with his friends and family, engage in philanthropy projects close to his heart, indulge his fascination with cars, and travel the globe when the mood strikes. Currently he mainly splits his time between England, Miami and New York. This love of being unconstrained and showing others how to achieve the same has earned Stuart his nickname…
Meet Stuart – aka ‘The Freedom Entrepreneur’
I started my journey into the online entrepreneurial world with nothing more than passion, perseverance, a laptop and a dream! These days I feel absolutely blessed to have been able to create a successful lifestyle business in the education and technology industry that I absolutely LOVE – my driving passion is sharing the know-how and mindset that lets others feel the same way about their lives.
One of the most powerful concepts I learned from the top mentors I’ve worked with is the power of leverage. What do I mean by leverage? Well the dictionary says: “influence, power, force, control”. But in my words, leverage is doing more with less – spending less time, effort, energy and investment, while gaining more income, results, value and free time. In my opinion the essential secret to living an abundant life is not getting a great job, but learning how to leverage your life.
Truly understanding this concept is what separates the wealthy from those who struggle financially. It’s about shifting from the conditioning of doing just enough to get by or only working until you’re comfortable, to abundance creation through continual growth along with leveraging your time and money effectively.
The traditional way of earning money is not great leverage – you find yourself chained to an office as an employee or taking the plunge with scary overheads as the owner of a brick and mortar business. In contrast, a newer and much better way to leverage your time is to become a digital entrepreneur. In other words, someone who owns an Internet based business, which can be started at a fraction of the cost of a traditional business and can also be built around your existing job until you find your feet.
Now there can never be one magic secret that will give entrepreneurs all the answers, but one of the main things that all successful entrepreneurs implement daily into their lives is a can-do mindset which sees opportunities instead of obstacles. The right mindset is the hidden key that sets people on the path to major success, and I’ve learned the hard way that mentorship is what keeps this on track.
In terms of actual business models that really work though, just think of the opportunity we have these days! Literally, the Internet puts almost anything at our fingertips, from services to knowledge. Not only that, it gives us unlimited potential customers from every corner of the globe, 24-7-365. If you can become a master at online marketing, I truly believe you’ll never have to worry about finance, redundancy or feeling constrained again.
What’s more, if you can master the art of digital marketing, then you can get started faster than ever before – even if you have very little capital or absolutely no idea where to start. This is because you can start out as an affiliate for other peoples proven products and services, just like I did. Ultimately, it doesn’t really matter what business or product you have – opportunities come and go, but understanding effective online marketing keeps you safeguarded forever when it comes to making money and leveraging your life so you can have more freedom to do the things you love.