A little over a decade ago, the digital world was just another world apart, a second “other universe”. The Internet was just that – the Internet. Today, our physical world as we know it has almost become one with the digital atmosphere. Not a minute will you go without seeing or meeting someone whose face is only facing a screen (phone, tablet, laptop, etc.). It’s almost as though we have become one with the screen.
It can be scary, yes, but the absolute positive fact that’s come out of this “unity” is that very many of us have discovered (and are still discovering) how powerful the Internet really is; especially when it comes to ways to create alternate income streams.
There are a countless people who are currently living off of the Internet. To my limited knowledge, there are thousands of people who have reached their financial freedom, thanks to the Internet. I have probably said this before and I don’t think I will be stopping insisting on this anytime soon: You can make money off of your hobby. You don’t necessarily have to go online in search of the current hottest product or service to promote. Start by looking within you, what is it that you enjoy doing? Monetize it, turn it into your own little fun business.
Are you into art or crafts? Show off your latest creations on sites like Etsy, for instance. Believe me, there several other artists making a living selling simple things such as pillows, bags ornamented with hand-drawn items or animals. Alternatively (and probably an easier and faster way), you can blog about your art by simply posting and sharing pictures on the blog and make money from the traffic you attract. You spend way too much time on the Internet anyways, particularly Facebook, why not try find a way to turn all those hours into lucrative hours? As another example, you can complete online paid surveys, teach people something you’re really good at and charge them a fee, create a course about it and sell it online, the possibilities to make money online are infinite!
In this day and era, the Internet has grown to be a business that generates billions of dollars each year. Today, “we’re living through a digital revolution where people around the world can build new businesses in ways that were not possible 10 or 20 years ago”, said YouTube star Michelle Phan in a recent interview with Fast Company.
You can’t really sit down and keep blaming this or that – the government – for everything now, you can create your own path and reach your financial independence fast, if you truly desire to.
Thanks to online platforms (websites, blogs, social media, etc.), it is now possible for you and I to transform our lives by converting our passions and hobbies into lucrative careers.
“The Future Belongs To Those Who Prepare For It Today.”