You can stay on the path you want and suck it up and endure it … or you can completely change your life… — Elizabeth Gilbert
Whenever someone asks me what kind of job I have, I usually, most of the time, get two reactions. “Can you really make money online?” and “Wow, I didn’t know that’s a thing”.
Yes and yes it is.
I’m a living proof that you can work online and live the life you’re always dreaming about.
I have met a lot of people who are trapped in their offices and work in a job just for the sake of having one. I’m a firm believer that life is short and we should live our lives to the fullest. Unless you really love your job in the office.
This is for those who wants to travel and earn at the same time. Or want to drink Mimosas by the beach while working.
Starting an Online Career or Business
One of the common mistakes that people do is leave their current job and jump on the online workplace bandwagon.
I would not advice this to anyone who are interested to start working online or start their online business.
Because you already have a job that you’re earning from. No matter how small you’re income is, it’s still an income.
A practical way to start is to build your career online in your free time. Start doing part time online jobs. If you want to start an online business, work on it during the weekends or whenever you are free. Doing this will leave no room for rainy days. Before you quit your job, make sure to have another stream of income first.
Starting an online job and business is not easy. But definitely worth it.
If you feel you can’t juggle a job and start working on your online career, make sure to save enough money that you can use while you’re kickstarting your new lifestyle.
Ways To Make Money Online
There are many ways to make money online. If you’ve been following my blog, you surely came across my post about 13 Ways To Get Paid To Travel The World.
But before you start applying to online jobs or start your online business, developing your skills is a must. It really pays to know a thing or two about your niche. Do your homework and research. Read. A lot. You don’t have to start from scratch. Learn from other people. But don’t get lost in all the new information. You want to stay true to what you’re good at and what you really want to achieve.
What are your hobbies? Can you make money out of it? If you love to write, you can start a blog or be a freelance writer. If you’re into taking pictures, you can sell your photos online or work for a company who needs high quality photos taken. If you love to create videos, you can start your own Youtube channel. Or if you love making stuff, you can try selling them online. The list goes on and on. But sometimes the hardest part is figuring out what you really want to do and become.
Making It Happen
If I could give only one advice to those who really want to kickstart their career online, it is to “start where you’re at”.
If you only have an hour each day to work on your online portfolio or business then do it. We tend to complicate things because there’s so many things we want to do and we couldn’t find time to do all of them. And then we get frustrated.
Start slow if you must. Create daily, weekly and even monthly goals.
Just like your traditional 9-5 jobs, you will encounter a lot of obstacles. You will get stressed out. Deadlines will chase you in some projects. It won’t be all rainbows and butterflies but if you really want to live your dream life, it will all be worth it.
Happy New Year everyone! May 2019 be the year you’ve been waiting for! Cheers to more blessings, travels, breakthroughs, promotions, happiness, abundance and most of all, love!