If you could go back in time 5 years ago what would you do different in order to be making more money today?

A lot of people reflect on the past and think of how things could have been different today if they had made changes 5 years ago. Because of instant gratification we often don't work today to get results in the next five years.

5 years from now you're going to be making the same mistakes and in the same situation, or you're going to be even worse off, if you don't make changes today. If you want to be making a lot of money in five years working for yourself on your own terms without being chained to a 9 to 5 job thing you need to get off your butt and begin working today to get yourself into position so you can enjoy life a lot more in five years.

It can be hard staying motivated as a content writer or an internet marketer when the results are not very big. When you're writing a hundred articles in a month and you only make a few pennies it can get very discouraging. But you need to focus on the long-term. Where do you want to be in 5 years? What do you need to do to get there in five years? Now that you know what you need to do to get where you want to be in 5 years you need to start working your butt off and doing it right now.

Everybody has excuses of why they can't be doing what they want to do. Maybe you have a job that keeps you very busy or maybe you have a large family. Maybe you have cancer. Whatever the problem may be as long as you're breathing you can still be working on creating new content so you can make more money so you can quit this 9-5 crap and be working for yourself in 5 years. You only get one life so you need to follow your passions in life.

Look at the problems that are holding you back and focus on how they are hindering your progress. Regardless of what your problems are, you should focus on how your problems can actually help you advance.

An example of this is if you have a large family. Hey it can be hard finding time to write each day when you have a whole bunch of kids and a wife that always has chores for you needing to get done. What you need to do is get your family on board so they understand what you're doing and why you're doing it. Get the support of your wife or your husband or whatever it may be. Get the support of your kids. Maybe your kids will even get interested in writing articles and you can advance your skills to a high enough level that they can use their articles on an income producing blog.

If you have a medical conditions such as pulmonary sarcoidosis then instead of whining about it take the time to write articles about what your condition is and how it affects you. Who understands what you're going through better than yourself? You may not have asked for these medical problems you have but since you have them, then you understand what they are and what you need to do for them. It also allows you to have compassion for other people who have similar problems. More importantly though, you can capitalize on these negative aspects of your life and turn them into a positive by creating content around those problems.

If you don't make changes today, then your life will be the same or worse in five years. In five years if you want to be rolling around in a BMW that you paid cash for and own your home outright and not have to work for your crappy boss then you need to begin working your plan today.

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If you begin working today and you work super hard every day for the next five years then there is no excuse that you cannot be successful and have the things in life that you want and be leading the life that you want. Mark my words, 5 years from today I will be leading a much better life than I am today both physically, mentally, socially, and more importantly financially. Are you onboard so that you too can change your life around?

In order to get the life I want I need to work my butt off super hard. I need to work harder than I have ever worked before, but mark my words that within the next five years you will see progress from me that nobody has seen before. I would love for you to join me on this journey and if you have goals of your own then make your own plans your own mission in life and began working hard today. No more excuses because today is the day that you're going to start working your butt off so that you can relax and enjoy life on your own terms within five years.

One of the greatest things about working for yourself is not having to answer to a boss.
When you're stuck working for somebody you have to work on their schedule and if something pops up you can't quit to go do what you wanted do. You are pretty much a slave to your job.

The things that I find most interesting is that the people who hate being chained to a 9-to-5 job the most are also the ones that likely will be there until they are 65 and retire. The reason for this often has something to do with the fact that they can't focus. In particular, focusing on developing a residual stream of income that would allow them to cut back on their hours and then eventually quit to work for themselves full-time.

One thing you need to realize is that the people who are making money on the Internet and are able to do this full-time are no different from you are. These people are no smarter than you are; these people just have skills that they picked up. The best way to pick up these skills is by just doing it. If you want to become a very successful blogger and make a lot of money blogging then you can truly do it. There's a lot of hype in the Internet marketing world but the only thing that's truly holding you back is yourself. If you're only making pocket change writing articles and you want to make a lot more money than you need to greatly increase your output.

The easiest way to increase your output is simply to work harder. If you're an article writer and you're earning money writing articles then you simply need to write more articles. Somebody who has 1000 articles on InfoBarrel is going to earn more generally than someone who has only 20 articles. Another way of really increasing your output is by outsourcing your articles if you can hire competent writers.

One thing I recommend to those internet marketers who need to find a content writer that is very efficient at getting a new content at fair value to you, You also should continue writing articles on your own also. This way you're going to have articles coming in from multiple sources that you can use to help increase your residual income. If your writing 80 articles a month and you're outsourcing 80 articles a month and you're 160 new articles each month added to your InfoBarrel account that you can earn money off of for the rest of your life.

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