Bogdan Lendel on Digital Altitude and Designing Your Own Life
Bogdan Lendel moved to America without knowing the culture or English. He then went on to making more than his parents as an Entrepreneur. His story.
Thanks you for this interview, Bogdan. You have an amazing story. . .I’m excited to learn more about you. So, let’s get started!
Where were you born and raised, what was childhood like, and what did you want to be when you ‘grew up?’
I was born in December of 1985 in a small town in Ukraine. Life was tough. I remember growing up, I had to stand in line at 4am to maybe get some bread and milk. I was about 7 years old and this is what I did before school started at 8 am.
I was one of 7 kids that my parents had. We had a great time playing games together since we could split in groups for the game and had enough players.
I did not have a dream to become a president or astronaut as most kids want to become when they ‘grow up’. As a child, I wished when I grew up I just wanted to have enough money to buy things I wanted and also be a musician.
What did your parents do for a living and was there any Entrepreneurship in the family?
There was not entrepreneurship in my family. My parents did work hard and long hours. My dad was a construction worker working outside most of the time in bad weather, lifting heavy logs and bricks.
My mom became a doctor’s assistant and a lot of times she was there as a doctor when the doctor was absent. It was hard because there was barely any medicine and pills and other equipment needed for the doctor to treat patients. So she had to be creative to still help the patients as much as she could.
Later on, instead of working for somebody as employees, both parents worked for themselves setting up their own price for services. This was the beginning of entrepreneurship in the family.
Patients came to our home to be seen by mom, the doctor and brought payment and gifts for services. My dad went to Moscow to build homes for very rich business people and made good money doing that.
You sold copper as a child to make money and by the age of 19 you were making more than your parents combined. Can you tell us about that?
Back in Ukraine as an 11-year-old boy, I opened my own business of metal recycling. I put ads around the neighborhood telling my address and that I buy copper and aluminum.
I did not have to wait for customers. They came in like a flood bringing scrap metal. I had scales to measure how much they brought and would give them cash for metal.
I would collect a lot of it and then take it on a bike to another location that paid more for scrap metal than I bought it from my customers. So I resold the scrap metal for more money.
When we moved to America we had to start from zero. No house, no language, no business, no nothing. Dad worked as assembler making minimum wage and mom was going to school to be RN while she worked as CNA.
I opened a construction business with my uncle and my brother. I was around 19 years old and was making more money than my parents combined.
Your entire family plays music. How old were you when you started music, what instrument did you play, and how has music kept your family together and happy?
Everyone in my family plays music and/or sings. I started singing at age of 5 and playing the piano when I was around 10 years old.
Every week our family sings and plays music at two churches: Russian and American. Music is a big part of our family and we always try to have the best musical instruments possible.
I play acoustic guitar and keyboard. My parents sing and mom plays guitar. My 3 sisters all sing. I have 3 brothers: 1 plays keyboard, 1 plays bass guitar and 1 plays drums.
You moved to America with little English and went on to earn 4.0 GPA all four years in school. Was school always this easy for you, and have you checked your IQ, even though it’s not an accurate measurement?
When I moved to the USA I had little English knowledge. I attended George Middle School and Roosevelt High School in North Portland Oregon. The secret to high GPA was not skipping classes, finishing homework and doing extra credit in class.
Since English was my 3rd language and I had 4.0 GPA I had ABC national news come and interview me at the high school and also Oregon governor came to interview me. I was one of the most popular people in school. As a valedictorian I had to give a speech at graduation which can be found here:
I don’t really believe in IQ so there is no need to check anything.
When did you discover internet marketing, what was your first two years like, and can you tell us why offline prospecting sucks?
First few years online were learning years. It’s a whole new world there and lots to be learned. It’s very different from offline prospecting and much better I would say.
Online marketing lets you leverage time and effort. No more hotel meetings, no more 3-way calls, no more chasing your family and friends.
What is the biggest mistake you see new internet marketers make, and how can they fix it?
The biggest mistake is that new internet marketers don’t start building list and relationship with leads. Also doing it their own way and trying to reinvent the wheel. I would recommend using the tools and proven methods that already work and start building list early.
I love your blog! How old is it, how many posts are on it, and what is your daily traffic like?
I had www.BogdanLendel.com blog for about 4 years now and have over 90 posts that talk about health, wealth, marketing, relationships and God. For the traffic, it is estimated I have up to 10,000 visitors a month to www.BogdanLendel.com
How can someone design their own life using the internet?
Yes, they can! And the beauty of it is: you work on your own terms when you want, how you want and where you want.
No sitting in a cubical 8-5. As long as you have computer and wifi you are set. You can be in Hawaii or New York or on a plane and get things done.
It’s very simple: have a good product/offer that pays good commission; send traffic to the website; have awesome converting landing page and sit and enjoy your bank account grow. As simple as that.
What’s the best way to generate leads for you these days, and can you share a technique?
Getting good leads might be a challenge but once you know how it works and where to get it – life is easy. I use a few methods but the best one can be found with all details here: www.instaoptinscourse.com With this, I was able to get tons of leads and mainly – sales.
You promote various affiliate products, but the one that I’m most interested in is Digital Altitude. You can earn up to $16,000 a sale with that, can’t you? And, who is the product for?
You can earn big commissions with Digital Altitude. Digital altitude was designed for moms, dads, high school graduates, waiters and waitresses, passionate creatives, college dropouts and anyone in between.
Digital Altitude product line was created for those aspiring to climb the mountain to success as a Digital Entrepreneur.
It’s packed with over 100 years of combined experience and success from the industry’s thought leaders and doers. The program teaches you what you need to know as an affiliate marketer and online entrepreneur. For more details, you can visit http://bogdanlendel.com/digital-altitude-review/
What is your favorite book right now and why?
The Bible was always my favorite because it teaches people about all aspects of life: from health to wealth to relationships. But the main thing it teaches is how to have eternal life when you believe in Jesus Christ. That’s the most important thing.
What are your goals for 2017?
My goal this year is to help 10 people make 10,000 online a month. This is very doable and I can definitely show it’s possible since I made much more that that amount a month.
We have a special coaching program that you can contact my wife Katie so we can take you step-by-step and help to make money online. Visit: http://katielendel.com/contact/
What is your favorite quote and why?
I love this quote by Jim Rohn: Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day. It simply means few things.
One: success is not an overnight thing.
Two: do a few actions daily that would get you to your goal. Darren Hardy explains it very good in his book The Compound Effect.
Lastly, I want to say that I wrote a book that you can buy on Amazon or get it free at this special link www.IwillDesignMylife.com In the book I explain how you can live a victorious life, full of passion and success.
Thank you so much for this interview, Bogdan!
For more info on Bogdan, please visit his Blog HERE.
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