Welcome to my Make a Living from Home in 2017 website/blog. With this article I hope to open up your eyes to a possibility to become an online entrepreneur, start your own online business, and work on your own terms. For YOU!
Yeah, yeah, you are probably thinking – we have heard this a million times before, and got scammed as many. Try to trust me on this and read through this article with no judgement from prior experience, and tell me what you think.
Let me start with this question…
#1. What would be your ideal work situation?
This leads me in on my second question:
#2. If you could work from wherever you want, when you want, and decide how much money you would like to earn – how much work would you be ready to put into achieving this?
I guess there are some dreamers out there, who would answer, NONE, or maybe 1 hour a day.
If it would be that easy to make a living, life would be so easy, and that is not always a reality. For 1 hour a day you can earn a little, but not enough to live from it.
We all struggle (or have struggled at some point) to make a living, pay our bills and food, and then hopefully be able to treat ourselves those pretty shoes we have been glancing at, or to travel and see the world.
Get Off the Hamster Wheel
Although, the flexibility and freedom are often too limited to be able to do this. We may be stuck at an office from 9 to 5, or 10 to 6, and have superiors and bosses watching over our shoulders on a daily basis.
For me this way of life was a “life sucking cycle” that made me dread Mondays. I used to get anxiety on Sundays knowing that I would be stuck at an office for the whole week 8 to 5, (general Swedish work hours) or longer with a job that was okay but not really inspiring. I was longing to get off the “hamster wheel”.
I guess the actual “job” was the least of my worries, it was the feeling of being stuck at a location I did not want to be at for 8, or more hours a day.
8 hours is a looong time! If you remove the 8 hours working and 8 hours you sleep (in general) of the 24 hours, you only have 6 hours left to live as you please every day.
Also, 1 hour goes away in the morning when preparing and getting ready for work, so there are only 5 hours left.
Maybe, you have a long way to travel back and forth to work and there goes even more precious free time.
Your Time to Live and Do What You Want to Do!
There is not so much you can do with 4-5 hours a day. I guess you will use up your time cooking for the family, buying groceries, do the laundry, clean your house, go to the gym, or watch a bit of TV and then it is already bed time.
You Sleep and Start Over Again – What a Life Dreading Cycle!
It is Your Life and Your Time – Spend it Wisely
Where are you in all this? Your time to live life and do what you are dreaming of!
If you have a job you love, or am the actual CEO of the company, this may not be a problem. You already have a purpose, a meaning with the time you spend at the office, since you are working for YOU and YOUR NEEDS.
But for the regular employee that are there in order to make a living, to be able to pay the bills etc., this may not be as an exciting scenario, and way of spending precious time on this earth.
Let Me Tell You, Life Goes Fast! Of Course You Already Knew That, But See It As a Reminder to Make the Most of Your Time
When I was in the 8 to 5 “hamster wheel” as an employee, my life was so monotonous and always on routine. It was like pressing play on an old cassette player that was on repeat.
When a year had passed and I looked back, I could not remember doing anything special with my life. Not anything different that stood out form the daily routine.
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I was also always looking forward to the weekend. Oh man…I used to love Fridays! So did everyone else at the office. It was like we all came to life on Fridays, knowing that the weekend was close.
This Is One Way of Living That Is Pretty Recognizable to Many. The Question Is –
If You Had a Choice, Would You Still Live Like This?
Or would you take the chance to work towards the work situation you are dreaming of, that would make you happy and make you not dread Sundays?
You do not only look forward to and live for the weekends anymore. Every day is YOUR day and YOU decide how to plan it.
« What Would You Say If I Can Offer You a Solution That Would Be the Answer to Your Ideal Work- and Living Situation? »
Thanks to Wealthy Affiliate I have been able to change my whole living situation and live life to the fullest, EVERY DAY!
I am now a business owner to 3 online businesses and I am continuously growing. I work from home, or from wherever I want, with an internet connection. I am my own boss. I decide my own hours and spending all my time doing what I LOVE.
Did You Pay Attention to Me Saying That I Am Spending ALL My
Time Doing What I Love?
This because I enjoy what I do as an online business owner, or affiliate marketer so much that it does not feel like work to me. I now work full time from home and have the opportunity to spend more time with friends and family. I take my babies (dogs) to nature parks every day and breathe in life quality fully.
I dance (one of my passions) and go to the gym whenever I feel like it throughout the day. Often, I can go before the gym gets super crowded at night when everyone has finished work.
If I need to run an errand or pay a visit to the dentist/doctor no one is stopping me. I love to have the freedom to set my own schedule. For example, during the New Year’s week I went on a road trip to Fort McCoy, Florida. I brought my computer, connected to a WiFi connection and worked from there.
It is just that simple!
As long as you have your computer and an internet connection, you can work from wherever you want and happen to be at the moment.
How is This Flexibility Possible you May Think?
Do you remember my question asked in the beginning of this article? Namely, how much work are you ready to put into achieving your ideal work situation?
The reason I asked is that this solution is NOT a get-rich-fast solution.
It will take work and effort. In other words this program is not a scam, since the ones that claim you would get rich in a day or week, most certainly are!
In order to make a living from home, or where you desire to be situated while working, you have to be dedicated and have a bit of patience.
However, If You Work Hard and Not Expect Things to Happen Over a Night, You WILL MAKE A FULL-TIME LIVING FROM HOME!
How much you want to earn is also up to your own efforts to determine. I am almost where I want to be with my online entrepreneurship. I make a decent income every month, and live a life with flexibility and freedom.
Of course, you always want to make MORE and that is what I am aiming for right now and am building out my businesses even further. Why stop when you are on a roll!
Anyhow, if this seems interesting to you and something you are dreaming of, I am happy to guide you through the steps to make this a reality, but first a little bit on how I found this solution/program.
Is MLM (Multi Level Marketing) the Thing?
There are many online marketing scams out there, so make sure you choose a legitimate program when starting to build your online business.
I did LOTS of research before deciding what program to join.
I also tried out a MLM company, Nu Skin, before getting where I am today. My experience was not good with this business model, but I do think that it can be profitable if you have a good network in the niche the company is in and have a little bit of luck as well.
I guess it was difficult to present this model also because many people still believe MLM is a pyramid scheme and have a negative point of view. They are judgemental before you even open your mouth to present the company.
If you want to know more about my Nu Skin journey, you can check out this article:
Update! February 25, 2017.
I got really annoyed by an Amway MLM distributor today, who was once a friend and neighbor. I got irritated at how pushy they are trying to recruit you over and over – despite the fact that I have said no and asked them not to bother me about the business anymore. I got frustrated to that point that I wrote this article:
Well, back to this article….I got Karatbars presented to me also so I did some research about this business model as well. In Karatbars you invest in gold, which is always a good investment when the dollar is starting to loose its authority.
I soon discovered that Karatbars as well is based on a MLM business model and since I am not good at recruiting people, neither do I like doing it, I decided it was not for me.
Maybe, I will still invest in gold some day, but there are other gold suppliers out there that are cheaper when that day comes.
Finally a Legitimate Business Program Online!
By a coincidence while reading peoples’ comments on Karatbars, some of them were discussing Wealthy Affiliate in the comment section.
It caught my attention and I decided to look it up.
I Could Not Find ANYTHING Online Claiming That Wealthy Affiliate Was a Scam
Which was great since it is normally always someone that claims everything is a scam somehow. Nothing! I could only find good, positive reviews and it got me really excited.
Could I Finally Have Found Something Online That Is Legitimate and That Can Help Me Build a Home Based Business? The Answer Is YES!
I signed up with Wealthy Affiliate and chose their FREE Starter Membership to investigate the program further before deciding to go premium. You can read more about this training program in my comprehensive review of Wealthy Affiliate, click on the banner below.
The starter membership will not bind you to anything. You can cancel your membership whenever you want and it does not cost you anything to join as a starter. All you need is to create a personal profile inside the community and you are good to go.
In this way, you can take your time to look it up further and try out some of the training courses.
Very simple! Write down your name and email, add a profile picture and write a little something about yourself, or why you decided to join the Wealthy Affiliate University. We all love to connect and get to know the members of the community when supporting each others businesses and online success.
You will also get a feel for the enormous community at Wealthy Affiliate. They have more than 800 000 active members throughout the whole world.
There is always someone to talk to and ask for advice. Like mentioned earlier, we all support each other in the WA community. I have made many new friends since I started – all around the world.
Remember This, to Be Successful You Must Surround Yourself With Successful People. Why Not Start With the Most Successful Online Entrepreneurs!
Furthermore, I have learn so much that will come in handy in any work related situation from the training at Wealthy Affiliate.
You Are Never ALONE When Starting Your Online Business!
If you decide to join, I am here for you as your personal coach. You can always ask me if you get stuck, and I will guide and support you in the process of setting up, building, and growing your business.
You also have the whole WA community to support you and the founders of Wealthy Affiliate: Kyle and Carson.
There is no way you could fail!
The only way to fail is if you would decide to give up and not continue working with your business, but who would give up when you can live your dream life and make six figures in the near future??
If You Are Still Not Sure and Want to Know a Bit More Before Signing Up, Check Out My Wealthy Affiliate Review – It Covers Everything You Need to Know In Order to Learn to Earn
It presents the training and the steps to go through a bit more. It will give you a better idea of the program and if you want to give it a try.
Also, what other people say about the program and real income proof.
And please do not stop here. Please join in on the discussion and tell me what your ideal work and living situation would be. Use the comment section below to enlighten me. I would also appreciate all kinds of feedback on this article.
If you need me to review any other program or service, just let me know and I would be happy to look into it.
See you on the inside!
About the Author
My name is Stina Pettersson. I am the founder of Make a Living from Home in 2017 and the author of the articles on this site. I am originally from Sweden and am currently a business owner to 3 online businesses. I help people to start their own online business and make a living from home. I am especially found of helping the stay at home parent, or single parents to increase their income. I hope I will get the honor to help YOU achieving your online success.
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