As an average working middle-class American. I was used to working for an employer and trading hours for dollars. I still do to this day, but my livelihood no longer depends on it.
After discovering Wealthy Affiliate and building my 2nd website, Smart Affiliate Hub. I now have an extra income stream that covers my living expenses.
My job is just to pass time and get me out of the house. But eventually, I do plan on moving to a different country and working from home as my full-time career.
If you are looking to replace your job and live life under your own term, now might be a very good time to get started.
As the world is undergoing the current COVID-19 pandemic. More people are staying home and practicing social distancing. This unfortunate event really opened the eyes of many people.
It made people realize how vulnerable we really are. As soon as something like this happens, many people are suddenly out of a job.
As life slowly resumes back to normal, we should still question ourselves how prepared are we if the next disaster strikes?
You Should Stop Trading Hours For Dollars
When you work a regular job, you must trade your hours in order to earn an income. Not only are you working for someone else to help build their empire, but you’re not doing yourself any justice.
For the time and effort that you put in, why not use that same energy to build your own empire?
The internet can be a dangerous place full of fraud and scammers. But, it’s also filled with opportunities for those who want to work for themselves.
Long ago, in order to have a business, you must operate locally. Nowadays there’s something called online business.
Unlike your typical brick and mortar business, your online business requires no physical storefront. This is because the online space is your storefront.
The Limitations Of A Job
A typical job usually pays a salary, a commission, or on an hourly base. They all share a similar weakness and that is your presence and your time is required.
In order to earn an income, you must actively work. As a human being, there are only so many hours in a day that you can physically work.
So even if your job pays you $60.00 per hour, you’re limited to how many hours you can work per day.
On average, most people work 8 hours per day, and if you earn $60.00 per hour, that’s about $480.00 per day. You’ll probably earn more with a little over time, but that’s it.
Now $480.00 per day is an amazing job for the average American, but why stop there?
The Power Of Passive Income
If you want to make the big bucks, you must learn to create passive income streams.
Before we get ahead of ourselves, I am not talking about MLM or anything sketchy.
What I do on Smart Affiliate Hub does earn me a passive income stream. But it does require active work in order to get there.
For example, as I am typing out this article, I am actively working. But once my articles on indexed/searchable on the internet, it will continue to help drive traffic to my website.
What I do is known as affiliate marketing. When one of my referrals clicks on my affiliate links and buys something. I’ll earn a commission.
This part is done passively because my articles are on the internet driving traffic to my website.
Sometimes I wake up realizing that I’ve earned over a thousand dollars and it’s all thanks to my blog.
My Disclaimer To You
First, I must admit that working from home and making money online is not an easy task at first. In fact, you’re likely to earn nothing in the beginning.
This is because you have not built an authority around your brand. You don’t have the traffic required to earn anything substantial.
But over time, as long as you stick with what you do and put in the effort. You will see the light at the end of the tunnel.
It’s not like a job where you are guaranteed to earn a set amount per hour or a set amount for your salary.
However, your earning potential is endless because your online business is operated 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
I hope you had a good read! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment down below.