how to make a living without a jobI have a question for you: why do you want to start an online business?

If you’re like most people, your answer may have something to do with trying to figure out how to make a living without a job. The allure of generating an online income that lets you work from anywhere, at anytime, is tough to beat.

For me, escaping the “normal” 9 to 5 was definitely a top priority. I’m living proof that it is possible, as long as you follow the right method.

If you can do that, you’ll be well on your way to financial freedom, and will never have to worry about work again. Here’s what you do:

3 Steps To Make A Living Without A Job

Step 1: Change Your Mindset

The first step of the process is to change your mindset.

The overwhelming majority of people think about money in terms of salaries and wages. When they think about how to improve their lives, they try to come up with ways to earn more money.

That’s the wrong approach.

The real key to financial freedom is to forget about your individual earnings, and instead focus on building assets. Assets are systems that will provide you with income in the long run, not just this week or this month.

If you take an asset-mindset, you’ll start to see that anywhere you can provide real value is a place for you to create something that can pay you passive income.

Once you build one asset, you can turn your attention to building a second, and then a third.

Over time, you’ll find it’s easy to accumulate wealth.

Step 2: Find An Opportunity

Once you’ve programmed your mind to forget about individual earnings and focus on assets, you’ll probably find that there are opportunities everywhere.

The trick is to find areas that allow you to combine your own experience and knowledge with a whole in the market. That’s one of the reasons I’m a strong advocate of affiliate and other online businesses, because there is opportunity within virtually any industry.

That makes it accessible to a wide range of people, regardless of work experience or background.

If you need inspiration, you can check out this post on the top 10 online businesses you can build with no experience required.

Step 3: Get Started ASAP

Finally, it’s important to remember that no asset will build itself. As soon as you determine where and how you’re going to make your mark, you need to focus on developing a plan that has clear, actionable steps you can take.

Chances are, it’s going to be your personal commitment and weekly actions that will determine the degree of your success.

I know it sounds simple, but believe it or not this is where so many people get hung up. They have a great idea, but don’t know where or how to start working towards. They have the drive, but no follow through.

Personally, it took me almost two years to get over that hump when I was first starting out, so I know it can feel daunting.

Try to take the pressure off. Don’t fret about what you did (or didn’t do) yesterday, and don’t try to complete tomorrow’s work today. Focus on the best thing you can do in the here and now.

  • If you need to learn more, there are amazing free resources you can take advantage of.
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  • If you need to brainstorm business ideas, do it with a clear process.

The point is, it’s time to get going!

If you take the time to work through these 3 steps, you’ll find that you’ll quickly be on your way to developing a small side income online. Then you’ll be able to turn that side income into larger or larger sums, until you’re making a full time living without having to have a job.

It’s not going to happen overnight, but it’s pretty damn awesome when you get there.

Click here to read more about how I earn a full time passive income.