Here's the thing. The whole system we live in is built on the concept that most people remain employees for others. Without employees, companies wouldn't operate. Without employees, public services couldn't work.
But the fact is that if you are not an employee, you will need to become an entrepreneur. A business owner. The third option is to marry some money or win the lottery, which is not possible for most.
But here's the thing. The whole system requires the workforce to remain affordable. Otherwise, companies wouldn't afford to grow.
It's in every business owner's interest to keep wages as low as possible, to increase profit margins. Of course, they need to pay enough to keep people committed and motivated but that's it.
I'm sure you've heard the joke that JOB is short for Just Over Broke. The irony is that this is based on reality. A job by definition will pay just enough for a living but even a well-paid job won't build real wealth.
So it's no wonder you don't like being an employee. You are essentially at the bottom of the food chain. Even if you are in an expert position that 's on demand, you will always have to follow someone else's orders as long as you remain an employee.
But becoming an entrepreneur isn't a walk in the park either. Your education might not have really set you up for entrepreneurship and most businesses require large loans and are a huge liability.
But by leveraging the modern online world, it's possible to create a successful business with minimal investment and financial risk.
I'm not talking about some get quick scam but a legit online business that takes tons of work but has some incredible advantages over regular business models or being an employee.
Why You Hate Being An Employee
Before we continue I want to open a bit of the reasons why you probably don't like being an employee.
Maybe you've worked in different low wage manual labor jobs and then got an education as that's what the society tells you to do to move forward in your career.
Or maybe you never got that degree but feel like you are working very hard in a blue collar position and feel like you are getting compensated way too little for your experience.
You thought that maybe getting enough experience or an education and moving up the ladder would shake the feeling you're being used for someone else's profit. But it didn't.
If anything, it's become worse over the years as you see more stuff and get more experienced.
Probably most people you've worked with are actually awesome human beings. But then there's that about 20% or so of people who act irrationally or just want to start drama and make things miserable for everyone.
Maybe you've noticed that any time you put enough people in the same room, conflicts arise even if everyone gets along as individuals. This can be very tiring.
But probably what gets to you above everything else, is the lack of freedom as an employee.
Maybe you feel like an intelligent adult should be able to contribute to society without someone breathing down their neck and making sure they spend a pre-determined amount of time in the work place.
It might seem unreasonable to you that companies require employees to stay at the workplace from 9 to 5 for example when the only thing that should matter is that the job gets done.
All this has made you look for a way out. You'd probably prefer to work on your own terms and get compensated for your actual work?
If you create something great, you don't want someone above you to take the credit and the pay raise.
You want to get to the top of the food chain, so to speak. To be at the top of the food chain means that you need to create a business of your own.
But there are huge risks involved with starting a business. Most companies go bankrupt within 5 years after all. But did you know there is a less risky way?
The Problem With Regular Businesses
You see, the risk with starting a regular business is huge and there is a lot of uncertainty involved:
- Is your business in demand?
- Do you need to invest in manufacturing and distribution? (Creating physical products)
- Do you need to invest in premises and tools? (Services like coffeeshops, barbers, etc.)
- Are you certified (Services like lawyers, dentists, etc.)
- What kind of legal liabilities are there?
- Is the profit potential high enough?
- How much you need to spend on advertising?
- Are there enough customers in your region?
I'm sure you could continue that list endlessly. The point being that most businesses have huge start-up investments before you even get operational. Then you need to pay off loans to start making a profit.
And this is all dependent on getting enough customers that actually want to buy your services or products.
If you are a specialist in a high demand field, you could start a consult or a freelancer business with very low investments. But you would still be dependent on contracts from client companies.
You'd essentially be an employee without the employee rights in the worst-case scenario.
Starting any kind of business that involves manufacturing physical products costs a ton. Services like coffee shops, massage parlors, electricians, etc. don't really differ that much from being an employee. You need investments and are dependent on customers.
Not to mention all the legal liabilities of all companies. You have to worry about crazy customers looking to sue you. You also have to handle things like customer service, inventory, insurances, inventory, shipping, etc.
It's possible to create a legit business in the digital world that doesn't have any of these problems.
If you are capable of writing or creating some other form of content, you can leverage the online world to reach the 5 Billion customer potential the Internet allows.
I know. It sounds crazy. I was skeptical first but I'm glad I looked more into it.
Online Business Is The Solution
So, I found out there people making money online through a business model that:
- Doesn't require huge investments
- Allows you to work from anywhere with an Internet connection
- Has cumulative income model that allows you to have "passive" income (actually you are getting paid for work you put in month or years ago)
- Has nearly unlimited customer potential
- Doesn't require complicated tech skills (basic computer skills and ability to write is enough)
- Allows you to turn your passions into profit
- Works as a creative outlet
I know, I know. Sounds too good to be true, right?
Well, to not make things seem too easy this business model requires you to:
- Learn new skills
- Apply those skills
- Take action daily for months without getting paid a dime
- Have faith that the system works
- Be willing to sit long nights in front of the computer, creating content
So essentially this website you see in front of you is part of my online business. I actually own several websites, two of which are producing income currently.
This business model works in almost any niche, so it really allows to turn your passions into profit while helping people. My other site is about strength training for seniors for example.
There's of course more to this than simply creating a website. But a website is the core of your online business.
The whole process involves creating content that people can find on Google and then recommending products that help them solve their problems.
If you use affiliate marketing instead of selling physical products (like online stores), you can create a business that pretty much avoids all the challenges of regular businesses.
I learned the skills for creating my websites at a place called Wealthy Affiliate. You can check out my Wealthy Affiliate review if you are interested in learning more about this business model.
You Can Use Your Existing Skills!
If you got interested but are afraid you don't have anything to create content about, I want you to know that you can use your existing skills and knowledge to create a successful online business.
You can turn almost any hobby, profession or skill to a successful website. But I want you to know it takes serious work to achieve success. I'm talking about writing 100+ blog posts, so you need to keep that in mind when choosing a niche.
For example, let's say you play basketball. You could create a website/blog about basketball tricks and tips and recommend products you believe in.
Another example, let's say you are an electrician. You could create a website about home electrical safety and economy and recommend products for improving it.
If you are into strength training, you could start a website about training and fitness as I did. I'm sure you are starting to see the potential here.
The best part is that your website will work as your creative outlet. Writing and creating content is a skill just like any other.
You can learn it, so don't worry if you feel like you couldn't possibly write that much. I definitely did feel like that in the beginning.
But as you write more and gain experience, it becomes easier. It becomes a fun creative process instead of a chore.
Don't let fear keep you from taking advantage of this opportunity. It truly is something special and I honestly think it's your best bet for getting out of being an employee.
That said, this stuff takes time. That's why I recommend you stick with your job for now and start working on your online business on the side.
Then when you eventually reach the tipping point of going full time, you can take the leap without financial risks.
It is true that you can achieve success faster if you don't have a day job eating up your time and energy, but remember that you have to pay the bills.
It can take well over a year to build this to a full-time income level so you need to be wise. Some have made it in six months but everyone's path is different.
I don't want to recommend doing anything stupid, I just want you to know of this opportunity and play it smart. That's why I recommend you do it on the side.
I hope I managed to offer you some help in your employee angst. There is hope, so don't despair. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me through the comments section below. I promise to do my best to help you out!
As a recap:
Becoming an entrepreneur is the only realistic way to get out of being an employee.
Regular business is risky but fortunately, the online world offers huge opportunities these days.
An online business allows you to create an income stream without the regular risks of starting a business.
But it requires work. You can't expect to just learn the information and get rich. You need to apply it by creating tons of content.
The business model is cumulative. You won't earn anything in the beginning but it starts to snowball when you gain authority, Google rankings, and traffic.
That's why I recommend you start it as a side business and quit your day job only when you have established a consistent and adequate income stream from your online business.
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