There are literally dozens of opportunties to become self employed online. My goal is to help you find the right ones for your lifestyle, or more importantly, the lifestyle you want to have.
I’m not going to lie to you and tell you any of these will make you rich quickly but with the proper guidance and some effort from you, the sky is the limit.
The Path of Affiliate Marketing
I am currently pursuing this path myself. In fact, this is the very website I’m using to bring in passive income in order to build the lifestyle I desire.
This avenue of opportunity is literally limitless with so many products, services and companies wanting you to advertise for them. You can use your personality, your passions and your unique perspective to help people find what they need on the world wide web.
There are over 4 billion people online searching for products and services right now. You could be a presence on the ‘net that helps them find the right information or the right site. You could be an expert in a particular niche online that helps people make decisions on what to buy, what service to use or which resources to trust. That is a powerful position to be in.
Think of it: instead of being judged for your unique point of view, or brushed aside, you can use it to bring others with similar passions and ideas to the places you’ve discovered that provide the products/services you’re interested in!
For example, I am involved in the Gothic subculture. I have been for decades. I love the darker aspects of life, horror movies and books, heavy metal music and occult subjects. I can use these interests as niches to create websites and blogs with affiliate links to help people with the same interests (whether Gothic or not) to find those specialized products and services they want to find all while generating passive income when they visit and buy products on these sites.
Sounds pretty good, right?
Become An Online Merchant
Another way that you can explore to become self employed online, with or without affiliate marketing, is to become an online merchant. Of course, unlike affiliate marketing you have to have a product or service to sell that you either craft yourself or you get directly from a manufacturer or wholesaler and sell on your site or an online merchandiser like Amazon, Ebay or Etsy. However, you’ll still have to build visibility online and trust with your customers, just like affiliate marketing.
Sell Your Creativity
There are also sites where you can have people support your creative endeavors. Artists, writers, modders, musicians and other creative minds are setting up profiles on Patreon and buymeacoffee to showcase their creativity and have their audience support them through one time or monthly donations in return for first glimpses of new projects and various others perks directly from the creator.
All It Takes Is Dedication
You just choose your niche, set up your site, build confidence in your site over time by adding quality content and inevitably your site or blog will begin bring in traffic, no matter how small your niche may be, and you have passive income.
Now, if you’re like me this concept gets you excited. I don’t want to rely on some company to give me a pittance for an 8 hour work day, slaving away at a set of tasks I despise, day after day wasting my life. I want to enjoy my life and do the things I’m passionate about. In fact, in the current day of social media, doing the things you enjoy gives you even more material for your blog or website! It’s a win-win!
If you’re interested in affiliate marketing you should check out my review on Wealthy Affiliate. Make sure you check out the pros and cons before you decide if their program is right for you.
As I research other online programs I’ll be sure to review those as well, so keep checking back to see what I find.
Do you have any experience with affiliate marketing, selling products or services online? I’d love to hear about it. Be sure to comment below!
Catharyn / Fascinatura – A Rebel Entrepreneur