From driving IN traffic, to driving traffic on YouTube, with no prior video experience

Rick August, Ph.D., is a single dad with two children. In his late 30s, he returned to university and earned a doctorate degree. After five years working 60 to 80 hours a week as a professor, he realized he’d become what world-renowned financial expert Robert Kiyosaki dubbed “the educated poor.”

After a decade, August reluctantly returned to his former job. Financially desperate and going through a divorce, he retreated to truck driving. After reading a book titled “Increase your financial IQ,” he found the inspiration to turn an idea into an asset. Smart Drive Test’s YouTube channel serves as the focal point for his successful online driver education business.

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  • Krystine Sechez
    What an amazing niche Rick has. This is definitely the needed inspiration to continue helping me to niche down! Thank you for this episode :)
  • Caitlin Pyle
    So glad you liked it!! :-D
  • I have been back in the hospital again because I twisted my new knee, and now I can again sit for a while at the computer decided I should catch up on material I have missed. I was very impressed with Dr. Rick's presentation and the inspiration it gave me to contact on in my often disjointed manner given the times of hospitalization and illness that has got in the way. I will continue reading the other at home heroes to read their stories. Thank you, Rhoda Waddington. t
  • Please advise of articles I may have missed since I was first in the hospital December 29/2027 to January 20th, 2018, and March lst to 21st, 2018. thank you rhoda waddington
  • Caitlin Pyle
    Hey, Rhoda! Thanks for catching the podcast! Isn't he amazing?! ;) I'm wishing you a speedy recovery so you can get back to doing what you love!
  • Caitlin Pyle
    Hey, Rhoda! You can always catch up on past podcasts, and I recommend signing up for my email list if you haven't already. :)

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