There’s something absurdly unproductive about getting a job. I’ve never had one myself, and I can’t say I want one any time soon. Despite what you might assume, I’ve got no problem with the “work” aspect. I know there is inherent value in the experience of working together as a cohesive team, even it’s at the McDonald’s across the street. My problem is that working a typical job is a wasteful means of earning money, one that’s become irreversibly outdated.
When you work from 9-5, you get paid by how much you work. Maybe you get some incentives for doing a good job, and maybe you get a short period of vacation pay and sick leave, but in essence, you stop making money once it’s time to go home. You’re working in a system where the income stops when you stop working. We’re in the twenty-first century now; it doesn’t have to be this way.
Back in the 1800s when the Industrial Revolution was taking place, big-name business owners made serious money my hiring huge labour forces of cheap, destitute factory workers. The people at the top had it easy; they obviously had some work to do, but for the most part, they could sit back and reap the rewards of their employees.
Up until twenty years ago when the miracle of the Internet came about, we’ve retained this basic model of work. Although big changes have been made to benefit the workers, we still have this mistaken belief that only the rich and successful business owners who hire a lot people can make money while they’re sleeping. This isn’t how it works anymore, yet the large majority of people have failed to adapt.
The advent of the Internet has made the world infinitely more accessible. Now that we’ve got a ubiquitous and instantaneous form of media through which we can all communicate, money can be transferred with the single click of a button. New software allows us to automate what would previously have taken a whole work force to accomplish. It’s easier than ever the put yourself forward and sell what you’re offering to the world. Even your grandma can put up an old silver necklace up on eBay and sell it within days to a merchant on the other side of the planet.
But the true beauty of building an online empire is the minimal cost of starting-up. Anyone can become an Internet marketer as long as they have knowledge to share. Information can be accessed in the blink of an eye, without having to physically create something and ship it out. Updates are seamless, so you can continue offering your customers fresh juicy content to keep them coming back. And you don’t even need to have your own products; you can make money off other people’s creations through affiliate marketing and even simple advertisements.
Starting an online business isn’t a back door to wealth and abundance. It’s about building an intricate, highly automated by very authentic system that keeps your profits growing exponentially. Every customer, even if they only indulge in your free content, is an additional asset that builds up your online network. And as your assets grow, so does your wallet.