So it's not secret, I am a stay at home dad and I make my living online thanks to the good old internet. What most people fail to see, is the fact that it's not as easy as it looks.
Yes I may eat out most of the time and I get to spend all the time in the world with my kids, but there is a lot more behind the scenes than strolling the mall and doing some fine dining.
Guess What? It's Still a Job!
One big misconception is that I don't do anything. What some people I know forget to see, is the fact that I used to work 2 jobs and served some serious time in the military.
Yes, I may have fallen for several scams online and threw away a lot of money falling for these get rich schemes, but I absolutely positively knew there was a way to make money online.
I put the get rich mentality on the back burner and put in the work that I knew had to be done to even make just $1.
I am still a firm believer that hard work is needed and it will pay off. The only difference between me and about 99% of the people I know, is that I didn't settle.
Believe it or not, I actually quit everything I was doing (oh I forgot I took some classes in college too), and decided to create an online business like the fine folks at Wealthy Affiliate said it had to be done.
I knew it wasn't going to be easy, so I had to focus. Holding a full-time job, going to college, and being in the military was not going to help me either.
I gave up all the benefits and pay, just because I knew what the online world had to offer. Some people thought I was crazy, but I knew I had to do something or I'll never spend the quality time I wanted to with my kids.
Best Decision Ever, or was it?
Leet me just say it was a big risk and it came with some shrapnel. Within my first year as an online marketer, I experienced some of the hardest times in my life, financially.
My other half was always on my behind, asking when we're going to start making money and all I could say was, wait.
Of course no one believed in me and they actually thought I was some kind of joke. That my friend was nothing but fuel to the fire.
I worked harder and I pushed forward, even if I wasn't making any money. I mean, who would even think that was cool? Working on something that wasn't paying?
Everything is Done for the Future
The biggest thing that you need to understand as an online marketer, is that nothing will happen overnight. In this business, it's all about putting in the work now, and having it pay off later.
You work today, you will reap the reward next month. You don't work this month, just expect to have a slow month coming up. If you can understand what I just said then you will make it as an online marketer.
You can Still Hold a Job and Make Money Online
I know my story is a little dramatic, but it doesn't have to be done that way. Once you get your business off the ground, you can literally work as little as 1 hour a day and on your own time.
There is no need to quit your job or get out of the military like I did, because everything can be done when you want it to be done.
You can always do what I did, but please do make a plan. You don't want to deal with the stress that I had to go through, no matter what your situation is.
Keep your job, learn how to make money online, and then you can eventually quit your job that you most likely don't even like.
Put Your Efforts Into Something That Actually Pays
The problem I have with regular jobs is really just, everything. Besides the mingling with people and going to lunch to waste money, there is no benefit to working for someone else.
I've held jobs in the private and government side of things and both are nothing but a waste of time. I work hard with everything I do, but sometimes you are really working hard for nothing.
Working from home has made all my hard work pay off and I wouldn't have done it any other way. I mean, think about it. I wouldn't know how it felt to struggle and all I would be doing is spending money.
I now know how to hold on to money (I think) and I have all the time in the world. I literally make more in a week than I did my old job did in a month. How you like them apples?
To Each his Own
I can sit here and tell you how amazing working from home is, but it's really up to you. You probably think that MLM is the only way, but I can promise you that it's not.
I sell products through my site and the beauty about it is that I don't talk to anyone. I don't bribe and force anyone either. They do it all on their own.
In the end, it is really up to you. I believe that anyone can become their own boss and it doesn't require opening up some coffee shop or some type of retail store.
Create your own online business and you will see what the online world really has to offer. I hope this little story has helped you understand what it's like to work from home and hopefully you can do the same.
Thanks for your time and please do let me know if you have absolutely any questions about making money online or anything related to this post. Until next time, happy blogging!
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