I worked several: I got a second job waiting tables, I tutored math, anything I could get my hands on to try to earn a little extra money. The problem was: I couldn’t take control of my future with a part time job.
I needed something better. That’s when I started working online.
Why Part Time Evening Jobs Don’t Work
The first thing you need to think about before you start a business online is whether or not you should do it.
For this, the motivating factor that got me started was the realization that part time evening jobs simply do not work. Yes, I could earn a little income here and there, but ultimately I realized I would never be able to take control of my finances and set myself up for the future by earning $10 here and $15 there.
The reason is because part time jobs (and particularly part time evening jobs) are a way of trading your time for money. I wanted to trade my time for an asset.
The act of building assets, not just ‘earning money,’ is the key to long term financial success. A job earns you money once and only once, for as long as you keep working. An asset can earn you money for years and even decades down the road.
The Truth About Online Businesses
Profitable online businesses do exist. I am living proof of that (read my personal story of how I started online), but unfortunately there’s a lot of misinformation and hype about what it takes to build a successful business online.
Here are a few things to consider:
- Online businesses take time to setup. Money will not come overnight, but it will come.
- You must work to earn money! Passive income does not mean you never have to work.
- The work you do today can earn you recurring income for years.
What You Can Do TODAY to Secure Your Future
If you’re ready to take control of your earnings, the best way to do so is simply to dive in and get started! There’s no substitute for consistent, goal-oriented action.
There are a few things you can do right now that can help secure your financial future:
- Learn more about affiliate marketing.
- Read this post on how to get started.
- Sign up for this free course. It will walk you step by step through everything you need to know to earn money online.