Thanks for checking out my new blog. I hope you’ll visit it often and add your own experiences and insights. I don’t even like to think of it as “my” blog, as I see it as more of a conversation filled with practical ideas and real world experiences about starting and growing a business—or multiple businesses—online.
In starting this blog, my purpose is to share my experiences as a way of helping to teach and motivate other people who share my interest in breaking away from the conventional path of trading your time and freedom for your employer’s dollars. Hour after hour, it really adds up, and for many of us, the trade off isn’t worth it.
Would you rather work when you wanted to work, not when your employer schedules you? Would you like to feel excited about what you’re doing to make money? If you want to take action to create work that produces reliable income and also lets you work on their own terms, this blog is for you.
We can no longer think about jobs in the way that our parents did. Maybe your mom or dad had a job for life and is comfortably retired now, but with layoffs, restructuring, increasingly available and affordable temp/contract workers, and so on, today’s jobs can be much more fleeting than we’d like to believe. And a good company retirement plan is all too often a thing of the past.
As you’ll see, I’m a big advocate of building an asset-based system for yourself, with multiple streams of income. In short, this means that you set up an online business that generates money (an asset), and then you automate your business as much as possible so that your asset makes money without you having to continue to invest a lot of time into it. And then you do it again.
You might also invest your time and money in offline pursuits such as real estate. In addition to my online businesses, this has been a personal focus of mine, and the investment properties that I own in several states are some of my most successful revenue streams.
The main thing is that you are researching and developing assets on your own timeline, not your boss’s. The time and money you invest will benefit you and your family directly. And you’ll have the creative freedom to pursue your interests. In fact, you might be surprised at how your existing knowledge, work experience, and hobbies can translate into online business opportunities.
I’ll be posting about my journey as I continue to grow my online business. You’ll find topics like how to generate traffic for your website, how to market online, and how to make the most of your advertising budget. I’ll share my honest reviews of books, products, and courses that have (or haven’t!) helped me along the way. I’ll also give you the tips and strategies that have worked for me when it comes to project planning, time management, work/life balance, and building and maintaining a success mindset.
I also plan to create posts based on questions from readers, so I invite you to ask me anything that is on your mind. I'm here to listen and help.