Your Job Not Giving You What You Need? Change The Equation
We all get there, when our current job becomes a drain both mentally and physically and it makes us consider other options for income. Well unless you are one of the lucky ones who works doing what you enjoy, but in reality many of us are tired of working for the man. So why not change the equation a bit and work for yourself?
I am going to offer you a way to work for yourself and if all goes well, you could potentially quit working for the man entirely. But you will need to stay with me so I can show you how this all works.
There are multiple options to try when it comes to working for yourself and when I say that I mean working online, from home, on your own hrs and in some cases at your own pace. Sound fun? ya way better than commuting every day.
How about we review the current situation then see what we can fix. Currently, you are probably working at a job either full time, part-time or in between jobs and may be looking for something employment wise that you can do online. Good, you are in the right place. There are several ways to earn income online, I will show you a few and see if you may be interested.
Today’s job market requires you to physically go to a location and perform your job duties and you get paid for that after putting in “x” amount of Hrs or maybe on a Salary basis. There are a few problems with that model, one, you are stuck in one place that you travel to every day or whatever your schedule is, I know my commute is about 24 miles one way so almost 50 miles a day is spent “not working” but driving.
Two, your prospects for how much money you make is limited by your assigned salary amount of hourly rate, which may increase some, but usually, only a few percentage points at best. This means you are limited to what the company decides is your pay rate. We have all been there when you work all year for a raise and then you get a 1 or 2% raise which is really peanuts in the big scope of things. It feels insulting, doesn’t it?
So what happens is, you are stuck in multiple ways in a job that is limiting to your potential and you are also controlled by a company that decides your income class and what your standard of living will be. Not to mention the wear and tear on your body over the time you work there.
I don’t know about you but I worked for over 38 Years and it starts to grind you down a bit after a while. The repetition gets old and unfulfilling, right? Your time is valuable and spending it on a job that limits your potential will make you old quick.
Change the Equation
How about we shake it up a bit and try something totally different from what you would normally expect in your daily job. You have a few choices depending on how much involvement you want in the process, I will explain.
For example- You could start a retail website or a drop shipping site, and make a nice living doing it. The work on your end will be, finding a supplier for what you are selling- Salehoo, or Worldwide Brands are good places to start for that. But your hands-on portion will be much more involved in the day to day activities on your site, handling purchases, customer complaints, returns and shipping and receiving for example. Pretty much a full-time gig, good for the person who is really motivated and a hands-on type.
Another option is freelancing- Places like Fiverr and Upwork allow you to earn money from skills you have. You may be a good graphics designer and you could offer services to develop website logos or infographics. You could be a good writer and offer to write website or blog content, those are just 2 examples but there are many more to dive into depending on what you are good at.
With the freelancing option, you can be more flexible on your time and can control your own workload to a point. You could work only a few hours a week and still make money doing it, so this is something to consider.
Then there is what I do- Affiliate Marketing, which provides quite a bit of freedom to set your own schedule and is rewarding in multiple ways. You need no product inventory, no shipping or returns like in the retail option above. You are the middleman between a buyer and a retailer and when a sale happens as a result if your promotional efforts, you make a commission from the retailer. The percentage of commission varies with affiliates and products some can be as much as 75% which is very nice. Normally though it is around 3-5 %.
The reason it is what I do is that I can stay involved without having to deal with the transactions, my work consists of creating website content and doing research. Keeping my site updated with fresh information. This allows me to make money while I sleep or go on vacation. The world is the audience and different time zones are online while I am not.
Don’t get me wrong, this is not an easy as money maker there is still plenty of work to do, this industry is a test, if you can be patient enough to wait until results come in then you are fine.
It is a great feeling to watch your incoming profits roll in without having to process transactions and worry about missing one or having a delay because I am busy doing something with my family. It really provides a level of freedom that makes this a very rewarding business model.
Eliminate The Commute
So like I mentioned above I travel nearly 50 miles a day during my work week and then work for a set amount of hrs and come home and work online on my laptop without having to go anywhere. You can eliminate your commute by working online for yourself, no boss, no assignments due or surveys to complete by a certain time. You set the schedule and work to that.
The flexibility of being able to stay home is very nice. As my business grows I will move to working online exclusively and quit my current day job. This makes a portable income source that can be used anywhere. The trend of the modern economy is moving online, so getting in now puts you in a good spot.
So we have talked about a few options for you to consider changing the equation of working for the man. It is up to you to take the step to make it happen, It took me a while to make the leap but since I did It has been outstanding and the money is coming in and soon I will have my online business as my main source of income
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What are you considering trying? maybe I can help you find what you are looking for. Please comment below, it really helps others learn and gain knowledge by reading what others comment about. Thanks, I appreciate it.