I’m Emily, and I’m here to show you how to make money online through your blog or website. The general idea is to work hard now, so that you can benefit from passive income in the future.
One of my favourite quotes actually played a huge part in me making the decision to quit my 9-5 job and go my own way.
“If you don’t follow your dreams, someone else will hire you to help build theirs.”
Whatever your passion, there is probably a way for you to use your unique talents and personality to make money online. With the rise of blogging, and so much more remote work available, there has never been a better time to get started with your online business. Don’t worry, I’m here to show you how to get started.
A bit about me…
I’ve had a few jobs in my life time so far, mostly within sales and hospitality, but a few years ago I started to feel like I didn’t really belong there anymore. I didn’t want to be sitting in a basement office with no windows or fresh air on hot summer days. I felt like I was selling my life and soul to the company for a pay check at the end of any month. No matter how hard I worked, I wouldn’t see any of the profits. No matter how much I earned, I never seemed to have any money left by the next payday. If I was lucky it would be just enough to pay my rent, travel card, clothes, and a few night’s out a month.
Does that sound familiar? Well I didn’t want to live my life like that, so I began looking for a way out. I enrolled in an Interior Design degree which I did in the evenings and weekends and I started started my first blog. Soon after, I opened an online shop with shopify and eBay. What I realised after all this, was that although I was doing something I finally enjoyed….
I was STILL trading my time for money!
I had heard about people earning passive income online, and thought ” WHAATT is this?!! Can I do that?! If they can do it- I want to do it too!” So I became obsessed with making money online. I downloaded all the passive income and business books and read them on my kindle (my favourite is ‘The Four Hour Work Week’ by the way). I was listening to business podcasts and audio books whenever I had the chance, which I still do actually- mostly at the gym and in the car.
My first Affiliate Sale
Although I was earning regular income from my Interior Design blog , it was mostly from sponsored posts and advertising.
Sponsored posts take a lot of work, and the pay is usually pretty poor.
That’s when I started looking for other ways to make money. Enter, the Affiliate programs!
The first time I received an affiliate commission, I was over the moon! It was only a couple of pounds, but that tiny amount was enough to prove to me that what I was doing was actually working! Yay! After I had made my first sale I was SO much more confident, and started to put a lot more effort in.
I don’t want to ‘Hustle’
The word ‘Hustle’ is used a lot these days by entrepreneurs and business owners. To me it represents working long 12+ hour days, and thinking that if you put more hours in, that you will make more money. Well I want to work LESS hours and MAKE MORE MONEY! That’s the whole point of creating passive income streams! Clever huh??
The reason I started this blog, is to share my experience’s with you. If you are just starting out blogging, or any other online business (or even if you haven’t started yet) and you want to turn it into a passive income, you can learn from my mistakes. I will share the good, the bad and the ugly, so feel free to ask me questions any any point- I would love to help you!
Let’s do it!
Most people could benefit from having a passive income, including personal trainers, chefs, dieticians, bloggers, teachers, and SO many more. You just need to take the leap. Sure, it will mean a little extra work now alongside your day job, but once it’s up an running you can reap the benefits for a long time.
Now I have some questions for you:
Do you want to quit your job and create a passive income by working for yourself?
Have you ever dreamed of working less hours for more money?
Do you want your own your own business that you can be proud of?
Would you like to be making money while you sleep?
Do you want to take holidays whenever you feel like it, without worrying about money?
Is the answer to all these questions “YES!!”? Well I’ve got your back! Follow my journey, learn from my past mistakes and start building your own passive income streams.