Welcome to my Start Here page, I’m Samuel, founder of My Full Time Job At Home.
If you’re interested to make a passive income online, but don’t know where to start, this page is for you. My belief in helping you learn is simple: Share the truth, work hard, and lead by example. That’s what I’m all about, and that’s what My Full Time Job At Home is all about.
The 1st step – Before getting into the “make money” part, you first must have your why.
What is the reason that make you want to make money online?
Is it because of your financial situation? your dislike for your job? your desire to work at your own terms? you want to work at home so that you can take care of your kids? you want to earn more money? Or you just want to try out something new? It’s very important to have your why because it’s the core of what’s inside of you. For me, the reason why I turn to the internet to make money was because I didn’t like my job, and I knew that if I had continue my job for the next 10 years or so, I would regret it. That’s my why. With your why, it will help you to stay committed.
The 2nd step – You must understand why you should make money online.
How does making money online benefit you? And what is a passive income online?
Having a passive income online means that you’re building an online businesses that take advantage of systems of automation that allow transactions, cash flow, and growth to happen without requiring a real-time presence. It means you don’t have to trade time for money. That’s the benefit, you get to work at your own terms.
Although there are other ways to make a passive income, for example, real estate investment, mutual funds investment or stocks, I feel that starting an online business is the best way because, 1) you don’t have to invest much money into it, 2) you have the most control over it, and 3) there is much more upsides than downsides to it. That’s why if you’re getting starting with passive income, start with an online business.
The 3rd step – You must know the reality of making money online.
Before going any deeper, I want to dispel some myths and set some realistic expectations to help you to get started online.
Why? Because I notice so many people not being specific enough when it comes to the explanation of making money online. That’s why there is a lot of confusion when it comes to making money online. Most people don’t know how to start or fail to do so, because they are being influenced by the scams and lies online. Unfortunately for me, I also had to go through some of those scams and lies to find out what really was the proper way to make money online. So if you haven’t gone through all of that, I want to save you from it.
How many make money ads like these do you see online? Can’t count?
The truth about them? They are just unethical sales pitches to make you sign up for their “program” or “system” which will be mostly free at first, until further down the road you will realise that they will start asking you to invest more and more money, be it some products, webinars, seminars, or some trainings that they will guarantee or promise to help you make a ton of money in the future. However, all those “guarantees” and “promises” that they tell you are nothing more than just some sugar coated lies.
Many conventional internet marketers and online entrepreneurs will try to convince you to think otherwise though, that making money online is that quick and simple, when the reality is not. Why? Because they are trying to make money by selling “false hopes” to people. When something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. And if you still have the mentality of “making money fast online”, you have to change it. Because there is no easy way in making money.
Let me tell you the truth now, making a passive income online is not easy. Nothing in life comes easy. It takes a lot of hard work, and most importantly it does not happen overnight. However, I’ll do my best to guide you and give you all the information you need, but I can’t force you to take action. It’s all up to you to decide what you want to do.
A lot of people will ask, how long will it take for me to earn my first sale online? How long will it take for me to have stable income online? Well, there is no definite answer to this because it all depends on how much time and effort you’re willing to put into your online business. I took about a few months of hard work to finally make my first sale. Some people will take even longer. Don’t freak out! This is the reality of making money online, it’s not some “get rich quick” scheme fabricated by someone else.
However, I can assure you that once you have made the first sale, you will only continue to make more and more, the sky’s the limit! We internet entrepreneurs invest our time upfront creating valuable products and experiences. We work hard now to continually reap the benefits later.
The 4th step – You must understand how to make money online
How does the process of making money online works?
There are just so many ways to make money online, thousands of different ways in fact! The problem is that people often get distracted by the “latest and greatest” product or service and they are never able to build a successful (and revenue generating) business. This is one of the most fundamental, yet the most powerful processes of generating revenue online. It is a proven technique that a lot of people use to make money online. It is also the ultimate “making money” process that worked 5 years ago and it is going to work 5 years from now and will present as much opportunity in the massive online world as you like.
The diagram below will help you understand.
There are over 3 billion people (the audience) online and these people are looking (searching) for things all the time. They are looking for information and to buy products. That is where you are going to come in with your website and help these “audiences” by offering them information about what they are looking for. You will be “helping” these people and earning revenue in the process. This is called Affiliate Marketing.
So, what is Affiliate Marketing exactly? Affiliate Marketing is the process of earning a commission by promoting other people’s (or company’s) products. You find a product you like, promote it to others, and earn a piece of the profit for each sale that you make.
There are just so many affiliate programs that you can choose from. For example, if you go to AmazonAssociates and sign up for their affiliate program, you can choose any product that you like to promote in Amazon. After choosing the product, you will put an affiliate link or banner on your website of that product and when someone click through your link or banner and purchases the product, you receive a commission. Simple as that!
I’m an Affiliate Marketer myself, and what I love about Affiliate Marketing is that you don’t have to invest the time and effort to create a product to sell. You can begin selling something as an Affiliate as soon as you have a platform to sell it on. But as an Affiliate Marketer, it’s very important to promote the products that you’re extremely familiar with. If the product that you’re promoting isn’t going to help or give value to others, don’t ever promote it.
So why should you be an Affiliate Marketer? Advantages of being a Affiliate Marketer!
- Gives you the opportunity to reach out to a bigger audience
- It is cost effective for you as you do not need a storage space or staff to handle everything.
- Most of the affiliate programs are free of cost
- You can work from home! (Just need a computer and a internet connection)
- Provides you with a steady income
- No customer support required
Did you know?
- About 60% of affiliates work from home?
- 47% affiliates promote less than 10 products a year?
- Around 3.3% affiliates make over $500,000 a year?
- 69% affiliates promote only consumer based products?
The Fifth Step – You must take action now.
Now that you have a clear understanding on Affiliate Marketing, how can you start? How can you build a successful long-term online business with Affiliate Marketing?
When the word “successful” comes to my mind, I will think of others that have already gain success online. It makes me want to follow in their footsteps. When it comes to building an online business, I realise that they all have these 3 main things in common.
Building An Online Business Only Require These 3 Things!
1. They Have Their Own Website/Blog
When you go to Google and search for any successful company, you list it, McDonald, Apple, Coke, Etc, you will actually realise that all of them will have their own website. Why? Because the foundation of an online business is a website. It’s like your brand, like mine is “myfulltimejobathome.com”.
Let’s say if the internet is a country, then websites are like real estates. You should know by now that real estates are valuable in the physical world, so online “real estates” work the same way. By building up your own website, you’re creating your own plot of “land”. You can fill this land with whatever you want but it must be able to deliver value to people. Did you know that Arianna Huffington, the founder of huffingtonpost.com is currently the top earning blogger at $2,330,000 per month? That’s the potential of having a website.
So, how can you build a website? Isn’t it difficult? What if you have never build a website before? Don’t worry, building a website is very simple with the current technology. In fact, in a few minutes from now, you can have your own website up and running online!
2. They Have Help.
You have a website, now what? You must find the proper place to get help so that you know what to do next. So where’s the best place to get help for starting an online business? Google? It’s great to a certain extend, but the information can be too overwhelming and broad at the same time. Don’t worry, I’m gonna tell you where is the best place to get help in a few moments!
3. They Learn And Practice Everyday.
Finally after getting help, you must learn, follow, take action and repeat. You can get the best teacher in the world to teach you, but if you don’t listen, follow, and take action, it’s not going to work. You can’t just slack off and expect results. To build a successful online business, you must take the time, effort and hard work , if not your business won’t grow.
Quick recap here, in order to make a passive income online, you need to have…
- A Website
…But how can you find all of that?
Right now, I’m going to introduce to you to the #1 Online Training Program that has been around in the industry for more than 10 years, and on top of that you can try it out for FREE!
When you sign up with Wealthy Affiliate for free you will get,
1) Two Free Websites
- Fully functional WordPress Sites
- Ready to make money online
2) Personal Help & Support
- Ability to get personal help from Kyle or Carson (Founder’s of Wealthy Affiliate) Count me in too!
- Help within a community of 500,000’s of users
- Live Chat support
- Ongoing topical discussions
- Strictly Spam Free environment
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- Video Classes
- Entire classrooms
I just mention that building a successful long-term online business require 3 things: A Website, Help and Training. You will get these 3 things at Wealthy Affiliate for free!
You might be asking yourself, do I need any experience for this? Would I be able to understand all the training lessons? Don’t worry, the training lessons are very straight forward and easy to follow. The most difficult part is always to follow every step and take action! However, if you’re still unsure about anything, you can ask for help within the community or even me! I started off without any experience too you know!
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If you have any queries or doubts, you can drop me a comment below! Cheers! 😎