ABOUT CHRIS LAMORTE
I’ve been obsessed with owning an online business since I was 13 years old. I always used to dream about the idea of working from home – doing whatever I want when I want with no boss to control me. When I first learned about online business I fell in love. I could be a hustler and earn an income without ever talking to a single person. At 14 years old I would buy and sell Pokemon cards, trying to earn whatever money I could.
My first real venture I started shortly after turning 15. My brother and I were heavily involved in a game called World of Warcraft that had just been released. While my brother got really good at the game, I naturally began looking for ways to cheat the system and profit. It started when I found out you could buy Gold (the in-game currency) from various different websites. It didn’t take me long to realize that some of these websites would buy Gold directly from players, which they would then resell. I basically engaged in WoW Gold arbitrage. The source who I would sell gold to would tell me which servers were in need of inventory, and I would scout other websites offering “special deals”. I started buying gold from different sources and selling to my main buyer. This little “business” netted me easily several hundred dollars in a day.
Afterwards I graduated into buying and selling World of Warcraft Accounts due to the higher margin. There were forums where I could buy people’s accounts with well-equipped characters, then turn around and sell them on eBay for a 100% markup. This ended when blizzard stopped eBay from allowing the sale of World of Warcraft Account.
Fast forward to 2016, after several side hustles and a job at a marketing agency, I decided to start my own digital marketing agency for local service businesses. Since starting Web Chimpy, we have grown it into a 7-figure agency with over $500,000 per year in profit.
My passion is helping people build businesses, but not just any business. My passion is helping people to build businesses that can be run with very little work and bring in high earnings. The idea of a “passive business” is a fantasy. If you own a business, you are always going to be involved in one way or another (unless you’re a silent investor which requires a high amount of capital and risk tolerance).
That being said, it is very possible to build a simplified, mostly automated business that brings in a high-paying, six figure income with less than 10 hours per week. All you have to do is put in the work. My passion is to help people escape the 9-5 grind and build a life for themselves and their families that includes financial wealth, freedom, and quality of life.
I’m not some wannabe rich guy peddling some snake oil course and I don’t pretend to be. I wouldn’t consider myself rich by any means, but we are comfortable. My wife and I own 3 cars (2 Brand New BMW’s and a Lamborghini that’s a few years old). We are in the process of building an $800,000 house on the lake. We save over half our income and live beneath our means. Coming up with funds for a five-figure “rainy day” expense is effortless.
Now I’m not bragging, but my goal is to explain that making as much money as possible is not our goal. Our goal is to make the best living possible with financial security while maintaining the freedom to do the things we love. I see too many people making high six-figure salaries with fancy cars, humongous houses, country club access, but never enough time to enjoy it. The average person spends 1/3 of their life sleeping and 1/3 of their life working. The other 1/3 can include household chores, taking care of kids, getting ready for work, driving, etc. The average person probably spends less than 20% of their life doing what they really care about. My goal is to help you raise that number and earn a sustainable income that will give you the freedom to really live.