There are so many strategies for making money online. It’s not easy to pick just one. I’ve been struggling with this for the longest time.
- Do I self-publish books on Amazon?
- Do I build niche sites?
- Do I build an authority site?
- What about podcasts? What about video blogging?
With people like John Chow promoting that you can make thousands per month from blogging, every single person with Internet access wants to get in on it. We all want to start a blog and make thousands of dollars while hanging out on the beach. Most of my friends are shocked when they see how much effort I actually put into my blogging.
I subscribe to many email lists and I always get all sorts of pitches. I’ve come to the belief that freelancing trumps blogging and every other strategy.
Why does freelancing trump blogging and every other strategy?
You’re guaranteed money.
Take me word on this, freelance work is the only time that you’re guaranteed any money. You do the work and you get paid. There’s nothing else to it.
I’ve devoted dozens of hours into projects that have turned out to produce ZERO INCOME!
Imagine spending a whole month on creating a product, by: writing, researching, networking, designing, and doing everything possible to create the best product. And then launch day comes. Guess what? Not a single person purchases your product. Imagine that? Those are the risks that the self-employed take.
As a freelancer you don’t have to worry about these risks. Someone else takes the risks for you. Your job is to do the work. The work that you’re already excellent at.
You don’t blindly chase riches.
Why chase these passive income strategies that lead to nothing? Do you think that you’re the first blogger that thought of the idea to start a blog? With blogging and every other strategy, you’re chasing riches and hoping that your blog hits in big one day. You’e hoping that a huge site picks you up or someone buys you out. This is rare.
Why blindly chase after something when you can make real money?
You can leverage your online income to other strategies.
Once you have money coming in, you can leverage this. You need some money to make some money. Once you start freelancing, you’ll get paid and you can reinvest this money back into your online ventures. I’ve used my freelancing income to boost my other revenues and to launch new sites.
When you have money coming in, you can try out other strategies. All you need is that first dollar. The first $1,000 or first three clients are always the toughest. Once you get rolling, you have momentum on your side and there’s no stopping you!
That’s why I believe in freelancing and why I started this site. I wrote my book on freelancing because I want to see you guys make real money in your spare time. It took me four years to figure out how to make money and optimize my time. I share all of my results in my book.
Are you going to start making money through freelancing? Throw the excuses out and look for your first client. Good luck!