Work At Home From My Computer
As I was getting deeper and deeper into my training as an affiliate marketer, I got so immersed in trying to learn new ways on how to sell a product or push ideas on my audience, that I sometimes overlook the fact that I am dealing with live human beings.
For a while now, I have only been thinking on the ultimate goal, to make a sale any way I can. Sometimes, I tend to forget that the subjects I am dealing with have the same fear and anxiety that a person like me went through when I had to face the uncertainty that lays ahead for me.
Now I sit back and take a good look at how I felt when I first decided to train on how to open up my own online business, especially when I am working a full-time job and raising four children with my wife.
What was I thinking?
Opening up an online business was not an easy decision for me to make, knowing how much time, money and effort it would take in order to succeed, especially when we are living on a tight budget. There was only one way I would be able to pull this out. My wife and children would have to agree to this plan or it is a no go.
Common unanswered questions most new online entrepreneurs have.
During the run-up in to making our final decision, a lot of unanswered questions were still swirling in my mind. Here are some of my concerns and what was running in my head prior to our initial start date.
- Am I really making the right decision?
- What will my friends, relatives and coworkers think about me doing this online thing?
- Will I have the physical and mental strength to handle my full-time job, raise a family and this new online business?
- Worry about the technical aspects of online marketing.
- I have tried other side jobs before. What makes this one any different?
- Will I be able to stay motivated throughout the whole training period?
Those are just some of the things that I was thinking prior to our final decision for me to go ahead and join Wealthy Affiliate. I also think that most of us who have decided to try some new venture will always have some unanswered questions like these in the back of our minds. Anyway, unanswered questions or not, I was thrilled that my family are willing to support me 100%.
What are the benefits that we are looking for from an online business?
Now let us talk about the reasons why a person like myself decides to become an online entrepreneur.
- I want financial independence
- Be able to pay for my children’s education
- Be able to spend more time with my family
- Someday be able to travel wherever we want
- No more doing jobs that I do not like
- Be my own boss
- Be able to work from home or anywhere in the world
- Be able to retire comfortably with my wife
- No more waking up to an alarm clock
- No more sitting in traffic
- A lot less stress
There is so much more benefits for owning your own online business than I can list here. I am sure that you can come up with some of your own from your own experience and needs.
As I am sitting here writing this article, I am kind of struck by how much I really enjoy writing it. The words just seem to easily flow to my fingers and I am not really having to think hard about what to write. I think it is because I am not trying to write on a subject that is new to me, but I am just telling my story of how I made the decision to join Wealthy Affiliate.
Meeting people from all walk of life.
When I first joined up I was taken aback by how diverse this program is. I expected some diversity but not at the level that I see here at Wealthy Affiliate. You get to meet people from all walk of life looking for the same thing. You get to mingle with professionals and common people like:
- Teachers, current and retired
- College students
- Law enforcement
- Construction workers
- Retired grandpas and grandmas
- Home makers
- Single parents
- People with full or part time jobs
And the list goes on and on that I won’t have much room in this article to name them all. As I get to meet so many people from different backgrounds looking and working for the same things I am looking for, then the feeling of doubts and uncertainty began to lift off me. I began to feel like I have come to the right place. A place where people look out for each other’s well-being. A place where everyone wants to see each other’s succeed in their business goals.
What do we all have in common?
Out of all the different reasons we might have for looking into becoming online business people, I see that the one main reason we all have in common for being here is that we all want “Financial Independence.” But for me, it is the combination of financial independence and being able to spend more time with family that matters the most.
I want to be able to get to a point where I can just surprise my family with a trip to anywhere in the world without worrying so much about the cost. What about the idea of walking up to your spouse and hand the keys to that favorite little car he or she has been dreaming about from afar? Wouldn’t that be great? How about just living a debt free life? WOW!!!
Are we just dreamers?
Some people think that people like us are just dreamers. Some say that the market is so saturated with so many internet marketers that it is hard to make any money online nowadays. The truth is, there are so many different big and small companies out there who need and who are encouraging people like us to join their affiliate programs and help them promote their products. Almost every big corporation today have some sort of an affiliate program. The best example to look the biggest affiliate program of all, “Amazon” The answer is NO. We are not dreamers. As a matter of fact, we are the smart ones because we want to be financially independent.
To conclude this article, I want to encourage you the reader to go ahead and chase your dream, whatever it may be. Do not listen to the skeptics. If we listen to all the skeptics in our lives, we will be so frozen in fear. Whether it would be fear of failure, fear of what others will think or any other reason.
As for me, I have stopped listening to my critics and have decided to go after what I and my family want and need. They are the ones whose words matters most to me including those that are there caring and supporting me in my ventures. So, go out and chase your dream and do not care what any skeptic says. As the old saying goes, “It is better to try and fail than not to have tried at all.”
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