Thomas Berkley is an entrepreneur and the founder of Middleman Academy that trains would be entrepreneurs on how to start an ATM business. He has helped dozens of individuals earn financial freedom with the help of his “ATM Freedom University” program that features amazing testimonials from its clients. He offers a detailed course with hours of content that helps anyone to start from scratch and learn how to run an ATM franchise to earn a sustainable income in the future.
In this exclusive interview, Thomas Berkley talks about how one can become a successful entrepreneur by following this business model and who this business is suitable for.
Interviewer: Can you give us a brief overview of your background?
Thomas Berkley: Sure. I spent 8 years serving in the U.S. Air Force, I have 5 kids, and I’m happily married. I’m the first entrepreneur of my family, and the first one to break away from the 9-5 grind that entraps all Americans. I run a company called Middleman Academy that creates entrepreneurs from scratch and allows them to not only take care of and provide for their families but live the life they were always meant to.
Interviewer: What inspired you to become an entrepreneur?
Thomas Berkley: Well, during my time in the military, I had a supervisor that mentored me not only about life after the military but on passive income as well. You see, he was also the mayor of his township and he had multiple businesses that he ran, an ATM franchise being one of those. When I got out of the military, I found that a 9-5 just wasn’t working out for me so I took everything that my mentor taught me and started my own successful franchise.
Interviewer: What is an ATM business?
Thomas Berkley: Great question! Basically, the ATM business is a company that you can start where you make $24 back for every $20 that you put in. You partner up with local businesses such as barbershops, salons, bars, and clubs, then place an ATM in these locations that their customers will use. Now, every time a customer uses your ATM, they get charged a convenience fee of anywhere from $2-$4. This means that if somebody takes out $20, $24 will be withdrawn from their bank account and deposited into yours. The best part about this business is that it’s almost risk-free. You don’t purchase anything until AFTER you and the business owner sign a site location agreement or SLA.
Interviewer: Tell us about your venture Middleman Academy and ATM freedom University?
Thomas Berkley: Sure. So Middleman Academy is a company that I created to help entrepreneurs start their own ATM franchise just like I did provide them with all of the materials and resources they need to be successful. The ATM Freedom University is the specific training that I created that breaks everything down for beginner entrepreneurs looking to create their own franchise.
Interviewer: What do you offer in this course?
Thomas Berkley: The course comes with unlimited mentorship first and foremost. I am a strong believer that when you take training from someone that you should have access to them in order to get the “full effect” of the training. The course also contains hours of detailed information that can be viewed at any time, at your own pace, on your phone or desktop, and will take a newbie to a Rockstar by the time they finish the training. I also provide all of the contracts, documents, and applications that will be necessary to start. These contracts on their own cost thousands of dollars in legal fees because a lawyer is needed to legalize the paperwork. All of my students get these contracts for free because I have already paid for them.
Interviewer: Who all can join this course?
Thomas Berkley: Anybody can join! I like to work with people who are serious about making a change in their life, but anybody young or old can join, tech-savvy or not, it doesn’t matter. The content of the ATM Freedom University is set up so that anybody can understand the material.
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