You're not going to like what you're about to hear: the easiest stream of income I ever set up was by getting a job. Why do I say this? Listen, if all you know is working as an employee and earning a pay check, it's difficult to make money any other way. It takes a lot of hard work to break that employee mindset.
I've been trying to make money on the side forever now and nothing seems to work. They say the road of success is paved by failures. It's very true too.
Am I saying you should give up on your dreams to create an income without getting a job? No. Definetely not. I believe that if you know what you're doing, it is for sure possible to create a full-time income without ever getting a job. But it's risky. That's the nature of the beast.
It's risky to say no to a stable job to go after your dreams. My 2 cents: a job and your dreams are not mutually exclusive. Here's what I mean: Why not get a job and work on your dream income streams on the side. This kills two birds with one stone. First, you'll have the stability that a job provides and second you'll be working towards creating the financial freedom you keep dreaming about.
With that being said, let me share with you my own plan to build a full-time income without getting a job. First of all, I am probably going to be getting a job in the near future for financial security reasons. But that doesn't mean I won't keep working on my business! I'm using SBI! right now to build a real web business instead of just building a weak website.
My biggest piece of advice for you though if you're planning on doing what I outlined in this article is this: You have to remember that your job is only there to pay the bills while you pursue your dream. If your job becomes too demanding and saps all your energy leaving you with zero motivation to work on your dream income streams after work and on the weekends, QUIT!
Find a job that will allow you the time and energy to pursue alternative income streams. Remember what you're initial plan was. One big mistake I made is that I said I'd get a job just so I could fund the launch of my online business. That was the plan. This is what really happened: I worked full-time and it was a very physically demanding job so in a nutshell, I came home from work exhausted, ate like a pig, and passed out on the couch.
Needless to say, I didn't make any progress on my business that year. Don't make the same mistake I made. The second you notice your job is taking way too much of your energy, QUIT! Find a less demanding job even if it means lower pay as long as you'll have more energy to pursue your dream.
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