Design Your Dream Life Through Passive Income | Alex Szepietowski | TEDxUniversityofYork

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Alex describes his experiences as a young entrepreneur and the steps many others could take to follow in his footsteps.

After interning in every industry he possibly could, Alex realised that, more than any job in the world, he wanted to be his own boss. In 2012, without money or experience and in his 3rd year of PPE at York (Derwent College), Alex read ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad’ and decided to start investing in property. He spent his student loan on learning how it was done, and 2 years later owned 24 houses and won a few national awards. Alex is incredibly passionate about inspiring others to believe in themselves and forge their own path, irrespective of their circumstances, or what ‘the norm’ dictates!

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  • Caleb Fischer


    His merit is that he’s an incredibly remarkable unremarkable man.

  • asif atar


    Just waste of time .. .wtf tedx

  • name name


    Wow this really works! After watching this video i’m a proud owner of 25 houses now…what? don’t believe me? That’s cause you have brain barriers and wonder about “how“.

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  • meghan ganser


    a million and a half views…maybe this is his coming out party to announce to the 99% that, well, he isn’t one of them- because passive income.

  • Pete Heard


    What a jeb-end. He was in the right place right time. He is about 10. I have seen many people make excessive wealth. You know what I realised, right place, right mindset right time. For the rest of us we statistically miss the boat.

  • gugu bubu


    yeah? i want to see you now with brexit. you can only win out of property when the property market grows. you quack

  • Randal turpin


    *_You can make money every day from home easily. (Just Go to) —>_* MikeMakeMoneySystem. com

  • Andrej Godina


    I have to say that this talk about promoting his blog. Nothing else. Its a shame.

  • marte thompson


    TV is full of infomercials about passive income – especially real estate – by people who make most of their money by selling CD’s about how to create passive income to wishful thinkers.

  • Justice Hunter


    I’ve talked to a few millionaire/billionaires (i’m being serious)

    they all say this kind of stuff. Just got to get creative in what passive means for you.

    Work a couple years, and make sales without any effort later on…or perhaps set up the proverbial „vending machines“ which costs some money at first, but over time it’ll make your investment back and then some. Youtube ad revenue is a form of passive income. So are entertainment royalties, something that the entire industry is based on, to make money.

    so really, that’s all he’s saying. You need to find a passive income source. …i’m sure some of you smart folks out there can come up with some more complicated ideas. Just keep in mind, that if you are interested in doing a service business, it’s not a passive income. Running security for example is not passive income. You need to dedicate a person to do security…

    …unless of course you invest in a bunch of high tech cameras and computer systems…now all of a sudden you have a bunch of companies that give you time-based contracts and they pay you for that. bam, passive income.

    Anyway, feel free to list some ideas in this comment thread so that others can try and get some ideas.

    For me personally :
    Selling royalty free beats/songs online
    Selling and reselling the same digital products across different platforms (like Ebooks, photoshop/plugin presets, templates and tools, images, stock videos etc..)
    Generate ad revenue via blogs/websites, with timeless subjects (like „how do i shave my beard?“, or “ When will the universe end?“)

  • peter maguire


    what would you do if money wasn’t an object?
     I answered that in my head and had a great laugh 🙂

  • Basic Information


    I thought everyone was gonna be commenting about his charming accent, not feeling upset about how he went about this talk

  • Son ofaglitch


    quotes Alan Watts, thinks he motivator

  • J. Milanoff


    No specific knowledge whatsoever, read more on my blog.

    It should be forbidden that people who don’t know how they became successful teach other people how to be successful. Nothing against Alex, he’s just so far from being able to explain what he did right

  • Tomasina Covell


    Cut His Throat!

  • Royal Auto Sales & Service, Inc


    I remember 25 years ago, in the newspaper before the internet boom, most of those speakers used to work harder and put small ads in the newspaper talking about secret of becoming rich and fast, Now the internet made easier for them to make easy money by making these motivational videos and none of them talk about the real deal how they really become millionaires if they are really millionaires. you have to be really low self esteem to believe all this, At the end you have to get your credit card ready and willing to pay $1k or more to buy a course!!!

  • belgian Girl


    This has got to be the first TEDx talk that is absolute rubbish!

  • smellvetica


    MeSales™ — Swerve this

  • N GM


    Goggling a definition of passive income is more useful than this entire video.

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