December 18 2014
Founder Campaign For NonJobs TM
Dear NonJob Family,
In the fall of 2012 my Elliott Hulse (elliottsaid) YouTube Channel had seen a massive spike in popularity. The channel may have grown because of my candid responses to questions about life challenges, asked mainly by young men.
In one episode of the show I was asked the question “What should I do when I feel drawn to a vocation, but the world (parents, teachers, society, etc.) is forcing me to do otherwise?”
In response to this question, I proposed that the asker should consider developing a curriculum of self-education and begin allowing himself to explore his calling, with or without the consent of the world.
Further I proposed that with enough mastery in his craft, and an understanding of basic marketing, he might be able to create what I called a “NonJob” for himself.
I described a NonJob as the process of following your vocational call (love), developing a marketing system (share the love), and learn how to graciously receive abundance (receive the love).
Besides my emphatic delivery of the idea, I also showed competence by allowing my life and business to be an example that “it can be done!”
It was in that moment that The Campaign For NonJobs was created.
Being as heroic and ambitious as I was at that point in my life, I decided that I could fix the vocational/economic challenges of my students. I would teach everyone how to create their very own “NonJobs” by simply showing them the mechanics of what I had done to achieve success.
I created a video course (that’s still only half completed), and opened the
NonJobs Facebook Group where anyone with an interest in becoming a NonJobber could collaborate and support one another.
By the spring of 2013 both my Strength Camp and Elliott Hulse YouTube channels had been growing faster than ever before. I had been uploading two to three videos a day. Sometimes my video crew and I had several video projects on the burner. Our only objective was to make more, and better videos every week.
“Yo! Elliott”, “Elliott Said”, “Open Gym”, motivational epics, “Elliott Hulse Q and A”, “TRAIN” and other educational videos were uploaded weekly.
My schedule was packed! With the responsibility of a gym to run, caring for my family and, making YouTube videos I had no time to work on important parts of my business… much less teach anyone else how to build theirs.
For the years leading up to my “YouTube explosion” I had been a publisher of digital products and I wrote a daily email newsletter. But with the growth of my YouTube channel, my digital publishing and email newsletter took a back seat.
I stopped making products, and I stopped writing my newsletter. I had even stopped training clients at my gym. I was a YouTube video creator, no longer an online publisher or marketer.
Knowing that it was only a matter of time before I’d become tired of the YouTube exposure, I decided to get help with the publishing and marketing side of my business.
During the early stages of the building of my publishing and marketing business I had attended several seminars, conferences, workshops and masterminds. It as during one such mastermind meeting that I became friends with Dave Ruel and Matt Gallant.
These two men seemed to know what it took to create a successful business partnership. Dave, being the more people-oriented of the two, was incredible at bringing people together and focusing workers on how to be the most creative and productive as possible. Matt, being the more analytical of the two, was great as devising business plans and tracking results.
They had paired up in order to help experts (fitness, personal development, etc) develop their information publishing businesses. They assumed that with their combined skills that they could take any presentable expert and help them develop a publishing business and marketing system.
About one year later, Colleen and I had been invited to Dave’s wedding. At the wedding that Dave and Matt shared the good news that their publishing business has been going well.
On separate occasions both Dave and Matt showed great interest in how my business had been growing, particularly with my YouTube success. They even shared ideas with me about how I might keep growing my business, and they also shared several interesting strategies with me.
A few months had passed since the wedding and I sent an email to Dave for an update how things were going with his and Matt’s publishing business. He shared the discouraging news that their biggest expert partner had broken their deal and was leaving for another company.
It was in that moment that I spontaneously blurted out “Well, my business could use a little help. Maybe I can be your next ‘big’ partner?”
The Start of a Powerful Partnership
Since the fall of 2013 Dave and Matt have helped me build my business in ways that I couldn’t even imagine. In fact, the plans that we have for Strength Camp in 2015 are so inspiring that I have to do Yoga everyday to keep me grounded.
While searching Facebook a few months ago, Matt discovered The Campaign For NonJobs Group. He joined it and realized that there were thousands of hungry students looking for ways to create a so-called NonJob; a term that he shortly discovered was created by me!
Matt and Dave convinced me that it would be irresponsible to continue to allow the NonJobs Group to go without any sense of direction. Matt even shared his disappointment that I had not been actively helping the very people who I had inspired.
I knew they were right, so we decided to do something about it.
The first thing we decided was to put on an event where we could teach people various lessons that will contribute to growing their NonJobs. Not only was The NonJobs Seminar a wonderful teaching opportunity, many new business opportunities also arose for several attendees. The event was a smashing hit, and we even recorded it for people to who couldn’t attend the live event to watch.
The success of the NonJobs event, as well as the growing sense of vision that I have for Strength Camp, was only possible with the care and support of Dave and Matt. They brought order to my business, and they are also very excited to see The Campaign For NonJobs grow stronger too.
In order for the Campaign For NonJobs mission to help thousands of online-entrepreneurs gain success, we need the same kind of order that has been brought to Strength Camp. So, I am in full approval of the new policies that have been established in the NonJobs Facebook group.
That being said please know that this new order has been born out of our commitment to taking your NonJob education to the next level.
In 2015 we are coaching several NonJobbers in our NonJob Mastermind; we are also planning on doing a 2015 NonJobs Conference, and several online courses, books, and other educational materials.
The future for expert entrepreneurs has grown brighter because of the Internet and social media. I have not only been fortunate enough to reap the benefits of social media popularity, I have also grossed millions by building my own NonJob in the health and fitness niche.
I’m excited to continue growing with you, and I’m glad that we are all committed to a common goal.
Screw The System. Get Paid To Play!
Keep Growing Stronger,
PS – You can experience all 15 hours of the event by clicking here.