Okay Mom, you are seriously thinking about leaving your 9 to 5 and you are wondering what the heck you going to do to make money online and replace your income, right?
The good news is you do have talent. If you didn’t you wouldn’t be in a job right now. If you are hireable you are able to work and replace your work income completely working from home in your pj's at your dining room table (I’m really visualizing myself right now, apologies).
Let’s cut to the chase, so what are you going to do? Let me outline four easy and affordable things that you can do today to help fire your 9 to 5 and start making money online...right now!
1. Become a Service-Based Entrepreneur
I started my business providing a service to new and established entrepreneurs. I wanted to leverage what I already knew in the corporate world and take those skills to entrepreneurs that needed a course developed. It worked! Within a few months of starting my business, I booked my first client. You can do it too! Think about what skills you can leverage that other entrepreneurs need. Check out this list of service-based entrepreneurs:
Okay you get the idea. If none of these tickle your fancy, there are plenty of other things you can do. Just do a little research.
2. Create an Information Product
People LOVE information or info products! Who wouldn’t, right? They are available to you instantly. You don’t have to wait for the mail-person (I’m being gender sensitive) and you can learn whatever you need to right away.
I also used info products to start my business by not only creating courses for busy entrepreneurs, but by creating my own courses to help people learn how to create courses (funny, huh?) But it works! Info products don’t require a lot of money to make and if the topic is right and meets the needs of the right niche or target audience, you can make thousands! Here is a list of info products you can create right now to start making and fire your 9 to 5:
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3. Sell Other People’s Stuff
There are many bloggers online right now that sell other people’s products and services and make five to six figures doing so. That is crazy, right!?! Selling other people’s stuff or affiliate marketing is one of the most passive ways to make passive income, or money you don’t have to trade hours for. One of the ways to get started with affiliate marketing is to find products and services that you have used and care about and you don’t mind pitching to others. Warning: You should not market a product or service that you have never used. Always make sure that you stand behind the product or service 100% and you can get paid for telling others how you used it and how great it is.
4. Become a Coach
Now, I could have included this in the serviced-based entrepreneur list but I really feel becoming a coach deserves it’s only bullet point. Why? Because many people start their businesses by becoming a coach and the income they generate from coaching makes up 100% of their income. That’s awesome, right? There are so many people that need so much help and coaches help these people navigate through their issues and give them strategies to help them solve their problems. Here are a few examples of coaches:
And there are many, many other types of coaches that I didn’t mention here. If you have knowledge that you can use to help others, then you can become a coach.