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Hey, Bootstrappers,

In case you missed it, my wife, Kelli Rae (Roberts) was our first special guest for Bootstrap Businessmen.

Rather fitting if you consider our show insinuates only men.

But, our advice applies to anyone of any gender, race or in some instances, age.

We covered quite a bit of ground, but what you’ll learn is how to get money through:

  1. Make money through Createspace – produce paperbacks that pay you passively
  2. Growing an email list – build a following and keep your following
  3. Investing in a coach/mentor to significantly increase your profits
  4. Starting a business in Amazon FBA for no money

And, so much more!

Despite a few hiccups and tech issues, we plowed through and had an awesome interview with Kelli.


If the player above doesn’t work in your browser, simply CLICK HERE or go to http://www.blogtalkradio.com/bootstrapbusinessmen/2016/03/17/bootstrap-businessmen-starting-your-own-home-based-business-with-little-money.

Till later,

-Dale L. Roberts

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P.S. Check out Kelli’s website at PassionImagination.com.


The Site Successful Entrepreneurs Don’t Want You to See


This past week, we focused on a way to generate income through Fiverr.

However, what if I told you of a far bigger opportunity and money-making venture?

I certainly hope you are all ears, so stay with me over my next few posts.

The site is called Upwork – a freelancers paradise!


Upwork serves two great purposes:

  1. To hire freelance workers – graphic designers, SEO experts, copywriters, ghostwriters, virtual assistants, and much more
  2. To contract your services as a freelancer

The site functions most any way you want based on your business needs.

Personally, I have used it to hire an editor, a proofreader, and multiple writers.

Moreover, my investment paid off in dividends.

But, where do you start? And, what should you search for? Is this appropriate for your business model?

I’ll reveal more over the next week.

In fact, here’s my guarantee. I’ll share:

  1. How to hire a freelancer
  2. What to ask
  3. How to price your gig
  4. How to vet your freelancer
  5. A case study

Unfortunately, I do not have any experience working as a freelancer on Upwork.

But, I’ll see if I can arrange for an Upwork-experienced freelancer to feature on a future episode of Bootstrap Businessmen.

Though Upwork is not as visually appealing as Fiverr, it is rife with money-making opportunities.

In the meantime, get over to Upwork.com, browse around and see if something speaks to you.

Till later,

-Dale L. Roberts

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P.S. Bootstrap Businessmen has no affiliation with Upwork.com. We are only providing an avenue that has served us well. In the event you have an unfavorable circumstance with Upwork, please notify their support.


You Won’t Believe What This Mother Does with Her Son!


This is an incredible story, so stick with it till the end.

I promise you won’t be disappointed in hearing me out about this resourceful mom.

If you can’t view this video, then CLICK HERE TO VIEW ON YOUTUBE.

Did you miss my last post about Corey making $107 per day for two hours work on Fiverr?


One final thought on Fiverr and it’s more a message of extreme gratitude.

Our recent change in our header graphic was largely due to a sweet young lady on Fiverr.

You want to get nice graphic design at a low price point and efficient production?

Then, check out Chathu at Fastcreations on Fiverr. CLICK HERE TO SEE HER SERVICES


And, don’t forget to tune in this coming Wednesday at 8pm EST for the live broadcast.

Go to Show.BootstrapBusinessmen.com for live shows and on-demand episodes.

Till later,

-Dale L. Roberts

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Guided Lessons : Open Minds


Hey there, everyone! Kevin, here, co-host of Bootstrap Businessmen on Blogtalk Radio.

Wanted to touch base and share some thoughts with everyone, sound good? Ok, then let us get rocking here.

Wanted to share with you that sometimes in life, hell, there are things, situations, events, obstacles whatever you call them, HAPPEN! I wanted to give you a mindset shift on these so called negative things that happen. They are guided lessons pointing us in the direction we are supposed to go. You learn that maybe this doesn’t work, and usually, it is for the best.

Changing your mindset can help get you through any situation, and turn it into a positive lesson. When you are starting a business, some unavoidable situations will pop up. And, at first, it will seem like the world is coming to an end. This type of reaction is a trained belief. GUESS what? Nothing is coming to an end; maybe just directing you in a different direction, or one path you are supposed to go. So, take a breath. Look at your circumstance from a different vantage point.

For instance, search for the positive in what is happening. Dale L. Roberts, the other half of Bootstrap Businessmen, has a great book showing some simple yet profound mind, body, soul tips and tricks. You will gain insights on how to redirect your thoughts and shift towards a positive outlook.

Yes, I went and grabbed the link for you. Hey, we are here to make your life easier so take a look. I HIGHLY recommend you give this a read. CLICK HERE to see more.

If you would like to receive any of our free reports and updates, then click the image below or simply go to Free.BootstrapBusinessmen.com.

That is all I have for you today! Make magic happen.

Thank You,

Kevin S Allen

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How One Man Profits BIG on Fiverr


So, do you remember when I shared how Fiverr.com is an easy way to make a little cash?

Well, I’m sorry, I was wrong!

In fact, recently I met someone who is making over $100 per day using Fiverr.

And, the best part is he only works about two hours to get this type of pay!


His name is Corey, and I met him through Facebook recently.

We connected on two levels:

  1. He loves working out and staying in shape
  2. He’s a bootstrap entrepreneur just like me

Can you believe he’s a newbie to Fiverr?

And, he’s making more in a week on Fiverr than I did in a year.

Here’s the deal, Corey contacted me about a killer deal he’s running.

Rather than blather on about it, why don’t you learn more at the link below.


Leave a comment on your thoughts and please share this post!

Till later,

-Dale L. Roberts

P.S. Did you see my business partner, Kevin S. Allen’s first book? Go check it out! CLICK HERE TO SEE IT

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How to Make a Little Pocket Cash to Fund Your Small Projects

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If you can’t view this video, visit https://youtu.be/VqQa3gMsUr8.

Remember to check in on our show, Bootstrap Businessmen on Blog Talk Radio tomorrow night, Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 for BIG news. We have an announcement about the direction of the show and Kevin S. Allen’s recent project that has already been a smashing success!

-Dale L. Roberts


77 Weeks I’ll Never Get Back…


Hey, I’ll be the first to pop up my two cents on the Bootstrap Businessmen blog. Why not?! After all, I’m the damn writer of the two of us. In fact, my partner-in-crime, Kevin, just finished writing an incredible book, yet he REFUSES to take the title of “author.” What gives?! Haha

Seriously, though, it’s nearly 2:00 a.m. and I’m wrapping up my work. I couldn’t help but reflect on the past 77 weeks. My last day of employment was August 29th, 2014. I left an amazing job that provided me over a decade of wealth, great memories and wonderful friends.

So, why did I leave my awesome career as an activities director? Quite simply, I wasn’t fulfilled anymore. Every day I kept going in with less and less enthusiasm. Sure, I could put on a front for everyone, but ultimately, at the end of the day, I had to go home and be real. My body and mind were exhausted, and my wife seemed like an afterthought.

That is BAD!

I would’ve never considered marriage if my job was more important than my love, Kelli.

So, it was when she struck out on her own as an online entrepreneur that life took a turn for the best. She gradually built a business in Amazon FBA (Fulfilled By Amazon) essentially reselling items online. It was crazy what she was doing, and I found a reason to go out with her til all hours to realize her online success. Every store we’d enter, I’d scan a barcode of an item. We’d figure out if the thing were good or not. Working in Amazon FBA was like a treasure hunt for me.

Well, a lightbulb went off over my head. I figured if she made this much money with a little help from me, so why not get all the help from me. And, in the background, I had already fired off my first publication, The 3 Keys to Greater Health & Happiness (cheap plug!).

My thought was if I left my job to focus full-time on helping my wife and part-time on writing, then we’d be made. This decision didn’t come without some reservation. It wasn’t until Kelli and I talked it all out 1,000 times that I finally decided this idea was going to be a reality.

Fast forward 77 weeks later, and here I am. What I’ve accomplished:

  1. Ran a successful Amazon FBA
  2. Closed the Amazon FBA business to focus on publishing
  3. Formed and ran One Jacked Monkey, LLC
  4. Published over 60 books – lost count quite frankly!
  5. Helped my wife publish scores of books
    1. She published far more than me
    2. She formed 3 LLCs – 2 publishing, 1 online reseller
  6. Established 2 partnerships this month
  7. Developed Bootcamp for Writers  – a coaching business to help aspiring authors
  8. Became #1 best-selling author…twice!
  9. Released a few best sellers – some in fiction under a pen name
  10. Managed 2 freelance authors and 1 editor

I’m sure there is so much more, but my eyes are getting heavy, and my body is ready to call it a night. Though it seems impossible, I’ll get up at 6:30 a.m. to attack my day with a killer leg workout. Then, right after, I’m going to record videos for two new projects. All the while, I’ll have fun doing it.

That’s the thing – 77 weeks have passed, and I had hundreds of opportunities in between. You best believe I took full advantage of every one of them I could. I’m thankful for every chance I had at living life on my terms. Now, I cannot wait to see what’s in store in the coming days!

Thanks for the support and please, share this post with everyone you know.

Till later,

 -Dale L. Roberts

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