Lewis Howes: How A Tragic End To His Pro Football Career Led To Making Millions Online

By Yaro Starak
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Lewis Howes was a college football player in the USA, who had his career cut short due to a broken wrist injury sustained in a game.

Lewis left the world of football with no income, no knowledge of how to make money or any job prospects. His sister provided a couch for him to sleep on, which he leveraged well by using the spare time to learn about how people were making money on the internet.

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Lewis became very active on LinkedIn and turned himself into one of the most well networked sporting personalities on the site. He leveraged his connections to start hosting LinkedIn meetup events in the real world, which gave him an income stream, albeit a very time consuming one.

What Dream Could You Achieve If You Told Everyone That It Would Be Done In 30 Days? - Lewis Howes

When Joel Comm invited Lewis to come talk about LinkedIn marketing on a webinar, the doors opened to a new income opportunity. Although a beginner to teaching online, Lewis loved the format and went on to become a full time LinkedIn marketing trainer, selling his teaching programs via webinars.

Lewis co-founded an online teaching company that made several million dollars over a period of three years. He conducted over 700 webinars during this time, and then decided he had enough of teaching LinkedIn and similar subjects.

He took a break, then just recently came back with a bang, starting a brand new business called the School of Greatness, which began with a podcast, and has now grown into a coaching program. As you will hear during this interview, the school is more like a movement that Lewis is proud to lead, than just a training course.

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Inspiration And The Practical All Wrapped Into One Interview

This interview begins with Lewis explaining what he is up to today and some of the key highlights behind the principles he runs his life on (including how he learned to play the guitar and salsa dancing using immersion). We then recap his career in the usual Entrepreneurs Journey Podcast style.

During the second half of the interview, things get very practical. Lewis explains exactly how he makes money and teaches other people to make money online, primarily using Webinars as the main marketing tool. He breaks down what tools he uses to build his email list, take payments, run his membership site and conduct his webinars.

Here are some of the other things we talked about…

Websites Mentioned During The Interview

Where to Find Lewis Online

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  • Making money online cuts across different spheres of people. Lewis Howes should be an example to many professionals in his situation.

    Leveraging on what he has to make several millions of dollars online is a awesome.

    The podcast is a resource that needs to be listened to again and again. Thanks for sharing this piece Yaro!

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  • Great discussion! Love hearing from Lewis and listening to him share his journey.

  • Armando Moses

    Hi, I am Armando Moses from the Tec of Monterrey Campus Tampico, I heard your podcast and it as extremely interesting because of the story of Lewis. I am glad that people that suffered so much once, rise and become an excellent person by helping entrepreneurs. The School of Greatness is a very good idea because a lot of people read it because it is an interesting topic, I was wondering how did the idea went into your mind and you how did you decided that it was a great idea?

  • Gahye Kim

    Hello I am Gahye Kim, a student of Tec de Monterrey. After listening to the podcast I was surprised because of the story of Lewis. Its amazing how he, who had nothing became one of the most well networked sporting personalities and even created online courses. I would like to know how Lewis first had the idea of earning money through the internet.Like what was he thinking? because it is not easy, due to there is many people who also have podcasts and blogs where they talk about similar topics.

  • 700 webinars in 3 years! Wow! I know that is like 3 a week, but just sounds so much more than the 1000 blog posts I wrote in that time.

    BTW, the acupuncturist story was freaking brilliant!

  • Hello; Thanks for sharing this wonderful interview. and it seems that so many of the online success stories start with a tragedy that leaves th person damaged. And then there has to be that rock bottom moment when the come back begins. keep up the great work on the interviews, max

  • Wow! this man seemes to had a lot of energy, sot he secret of success is massive action?

  • Wow, very inspirational story. This guy has been very busy and dedicated to his goals. This is probably the most important character trait anyone can possess, especially in our competitive world.

  • A truly dedicated person who found his calling somewhere else. Really inspirational and it is accounts like this which keeps you going.

  • If you are looking for a Lewis Howes style theme you should check out the Membership Site Theme. (Click on my name for the link)

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