It took me nearly 10 years working online before I actually figured out how to do it, and stumbled onto the best digital home based business imaginable.
This post is so that you don’t have to go through that learning curve. You can go 100% virtual today!
My Stumbling Story
I’ve been working with websites and technology since 2005.
First I had a job. I hated it. 9-5 office cubicle…you know the routine.
Then I was a business owner, which was better. I set my own hours (code for “worked all the time”) and could spend about 80% of those hours working from home.
That was great, until I realized that there is a huge difference between a business that’s 80% virtual and one that’s 100% virtual.
Now I’m a virtual business owner. I have no one to report to and no clients to oversee.
In the last 12 months I’ve worked everywhere from my apartment in San Francisco to a hotel in the Amazon, beaches in Central America, and vineyards in Chile.
It’s safe to say I’m living my own dream.
Finding the Best Digital Home Based Business
I definitely have not walked a straight path to get here.
I experimented with freelance consulting, running SaaS services, and social media marketing platforms before I stumbled onto affiliate marketing.
Having worked online for a while, I knew some of the data about how new websites grows and the potential to earn passive income from sites, but I’d never had the guts to go after it. I’d seen some success stories, but worried those were lottery winners, not everyday occurrences.
The reality is that I simply lacked the confidence and knowledge about what it takes to succeed.
Then one day I stumbled onto Wealthy Affiliate.
I signed up for the free trial and figured ‘what the hell,’ so I gave it a shot. I was impressed with how simple it was to start a new affiliate site, and when the earnings started coming in I quickly became hooked.
Fast forward to today and I run a small portfolio of websites that supports my lifestyle very comfortably.
I’m by no means arguing that internet marketing is the best route for everyone, but it definitely met my three requirements:
- 100% virtual
- Set my own schedule
- Six figure annual income
I achieved the first two right off the bat, and the third took a little over a year to work up to.
The only way to know if it’s right for you is to just give it a go, like I did.