Check out this email I received recently (I blurred the details for privacy):
And during the past year, I’ve received many other emails just like it.
I reply with my bank’s wiring instructions—and a few days later, a large amount of money is deposited into my account.
But here’s why I think you’ll be so interested in this situation:
This type of investment has nothing to do with the stock market.
In fact, it has nothing to do with “conventional” investments at all.
Today I’ll tell you more about it—and I’ll show you how to start receiving emails like the one above for yourself.
But before I get into the details, let me explain how I got into this in the first place.
In The Beginning, There Were Stocks...
Early in my career, I worked for some of the biggest financial institutions in the world—firms like Citicorp and Bear Stearns.
We helped our clients invest and trade in stocks, bonds and options.
And that’s how I invested my own money, too. I just followed the conventional playbook.
By going with the status quo, I felt I couldn’t go wrong.
I mean, if I were losing money, then everyone would be losing money. There’s a certain comfort knowing that everyone’s in the same boat.
Maybe that’s why investors keep doing the same thing, year in, and year out.
The Wall Street Money Machine
But frankly, Wall Street encourages this conventional behavior…
If we all stick with the status quo, Wall Street can keep collecting its juicy fees.
But after working for these firms for nearly a decade, I started questioning things.
I went through all my monthly investment statements (I actually took out my calculator and did the math), and I badgered my friends to do the same.
It didn’t take long before I came to a nasty conclusion:
Even though we were following the playbook, our bank accounts were hardly growing.
Personally, I’d been earning just 5% or 6% a year—and many folks were doing even worse. Some were losing money.
That’s when it dawned on me:
If you really want to make money investing, you have to do things differently...
You need to start investing where everyone else isn’t.
And once I made this realization, everything changed for me.
Let There Be Light...
Instead of investing like everyone else and making a lousy 5% a year, I learned how to invest in deals that could make me 10x, 20x, or even 100x my money.
Simply put, I learned how to invest in start-ups.
Start-ups are early-stage companies. They’re not traded on the stock market… they’re still privately held.
Some of these start-ups might be the next Facebook, Google or Microsoft—and by getting in on the ground floor, I’m investing when they’re still cheap.
Sure, I invest in the occasional “dud” that doesn’t work out. That’s to be expected. But even with the duds, I still target annual returns of about 27% for my overall portfolio.
That’s more than 5 times what I’d been earning in the stock market. With average returns like that, I can double my money every few years.
And instead of staying up all night worrying about when to buy and when to sell, I can finally forget about my investments—until, of course, I receive a big deposit in my bank account. Then I remember them with great affection.
After one of my first big winners, I was able to move from a cramped one-bedroom apartment in lower Manhattan to an elegant brownstone on the Upper West Side.
Now I look out my living room window and see the treetops of Central Park.
But best of all, at the age of 40, I was able to “retire” from the traditional working world.
No more bosses. No more commuting. No more begging for a few days off.
Today, I hardly recognize my “old” life at all.
Check Your Inbox Tomorrow
In tomorrow’s newsletter, Wayne is going to tell you more about investing in start-ups—and he’s going to show you the easiest way to get started yourself.
As you’ll see, it doesn’t matter if you’re just starting to invest…
You’re already retired…
Or like the “old” me, you’ve been doing things the same way for so long you just can’t imagine changing.
Start-up investing can work for anyone, at any time.
So stay tuned…