Ryan Daniel Moran’s best year in business was 2017. That was the year he sold one of his businesses at a sixteen million dollar valuation. After half went to his partner and Uncle Sam took his, he walked away with about five million dollars. Ever since then, his goal has been to build back to the point where an average year for him is five million. He plans to hit that mark this year. Obviously it’s taken a while because he had to start over from scratch.
Ryan has a number of income streams but his primary business, his primary focus for at least the next three years, is Capitalism dot com. In order to hit that five million mark, Ryan knows he needs to focus on doing less, not more. That was his biggest takeaway from the previous year. I make more money when I do fewer things, he realized. More projects and more complexity and more chaos only leads to being busy with no growth to show for it.
“But when I focus on just a few things and doing them really well,” he says, “money compounds very quickly. Last year what happened for me was, really just out of a desire to just be simpler and have more focus, I brought everything we do into two products [Capitalism Incubator and The One Percent]. And I said I no longer want to put the focus on how many can we sell; I wanna put the focus on how do we make these the best in the world.”
Ryan found that he was able to relax into that question. As opposed to stressing himself out trying to figure out a path to that next income goal. When his focus shifted to making those two offers the best in class, he was kind of okay with the chips just falling where they may. But here’s the ironic thing: when you focus on making the product better, you end up getting the numbers you want anyway. Go figure, right?
So with Capitalism Incubator, Ryan and his team get involved with other entrepreneurs, helping them build seven figure businesses that they can sell. He wants someone to be able to come in, cast their vision for their business, create the partnerships, get the capital, and boom, the foundation for a seven figure business is laid. “I want it to be streamlined and simple and fast,” Ryan says, “for someone to be able to build a seven figure business that they can sell.”
That program costs eighteen grand; six payments of three thousand dollars. So two hundred and seventy-seven members and there’s your five million right there. Capitalism’s other profit center is their mentoring community for entrepreneurs called The One Percent. It has about a thousand members currently. Cost is three hundred dollars a month. If no one ever misses a payment or cancels, that’s about three-point-five million a year.
The math is clear, the momentum is there, and by going all-in on those two products, marketing and sales will take care of themselves. “The more I focus on service, the more money I make,” Ryan says. “And based on our run rate and the way those numbers will play out, I think we’ll clear five million dollars [this year].” He doesn’t share his exact net worth, but you have to think the guy has made at least fifteen million throughout his entire career thus far. Take out taxes and living expenses, add back any return on investments, call it, what seven-, eight-million?