How many times have you asked yourself, how to earn online income?
In theory, you know that there are endless possibilities but nothing concrete comes to your mind.
Even if you do your research, nothing really sparks your interest.
So, where does that leave us?
Just give up and let other people follow their dreams?
NO, NO, and NO!
But, and it’s a BIG BUT, you have to take a different approach.
Let’s explore this further.
Find Your Passion First
I know, this in not what you wanted to hear.
You are thinking to yourself, when I find out how to make money online, I will become passionate about it.
This is probably true, but it does not work like that.
If the direct approach was right for you, you would already be making a lot of money online already.
I had to learn this the hard way. It was a tough lesson as I pretty much had to put my blind trust into something that I didn’t know where it was going.
Hear me out.
Forget making money for now.
You might already know what your passion is, then you are one step ahead.
But if you do not know what your passion is, you will have to do some exploring.
Again, don’t think in terms of what has an income potential, just simply what do you enjoy doing?
It could be anything, knitting, sawing, gardening, cooking, martial arts, literally the possibilities are endless.
Now imagine having a platform where you can express your thoughts about it, give advice, show people new things, build a community of like-minded people in your particular interest group.
Now, doesn’t that sound exciting?
For me, I wanted to help people, to inspire them and to give them hope for a better tomorrow.
At first, I thought to myself that this was silly, who wants to listen to what I have to say.
Big Surprise – People Want To Listen To What I Have To Say
With 7.7 billion people in the world and 4.4 billion of them on the internet, trust me, there are people that have same interests as you and they want to hear what you have to say.
Now that you are convinced that people want to listen to you, let’s proceed:
So how do we do that? How do you build a platform where you can share your experiences, give advice, and share opinions with like-minded people?
There are many different ways but the best way for me was to build my own website.
I know, that sounds scary and intimidating but don’t you worry. There are platforms out there that will guide you step by step how to do it and provide lots of support if you get stuck.
Trust me, it’s not as hard as you think!
Anyone with any basic knowledge how to use a computer and the internet can do it.
Is It Hard?
Yes and no!
To build your basic website is very easy. It will take a few minutes.
But to come up with quality content, that will take some efforts and time.
Keep in mind, you have picked a topic or an idea that you are passionate about and have lots to say about.
Now, you just need to put some effort in making it nice and presentable.
Don’t worry about being a writer. Look at this post. I literally picked a topic and I pretend I have a friend sitting in front of me and I just write as I would speak to him/her. I imagine what kind of questions this person might ask as I’m speaking and try to address that in my writing.
Very simple, but you have to understand that it takes effort and time.
So, now we have an interest group (niche), we have a website that we keep adding content to; now what?
Now you take a minute to acknowledge your amazing creation.
Here are some of the things you will be feeling:
- excitement for what you have created and will still create
- a sense of direction
- a sense of accomplishment
- fulfillment as you are connecting with other people
I can promise you, you will love your website like your own child.
So When And How Will We Earn Online Income?
There are a million ways to make money from your website. Affiliate marketing, ads, product reviews, sell products and services; just to name a few.
At this point a plan will start formulating in your mind as to how you can monetize your amazing website. You have build a great website (or two, or more – I have two so far), you have quality content on it, you have traffic and following on your website. You have something that is very valuable.
When you get to this point, naturally you have learned so much. You will have an idea in your head how you want to leverage your website to earn money online.
How Can I Start Today?
You can do your research and find a platform that will allow you to smoothly build a website and give you great step by step training, lots of resources, great support, etc. For me that platform was Wealthy Affiliate.
I can promise you that if you follow my suggestions, you will find out your passion.
When I first signed up with Wealthy Affiliate, I had no idea where I was going with that. I followed the steps and it led me to this. Here I am today, speaking to you, telling you about my experiences, really hoping that this article will be useful and helpful for you. I really hope I have inspired you to look for ways to improve your life, finding excitement, and satisfaction.
This is what I always wanted to do, try to help people.
I hope you have enjoyed this article. Please ask me any questions below. Also, if you have any comments, suggestions, opinions, I would love to hear them.