All you have to do is..............
Okay, okay...so, I can't tell you. Do you want to know why? ...
Because it's not possible!
My headline caught your attention though...probably for 1 of 2 reasons. You realize that it's so outlandish that you couldn't believe your eyes and wanted to see what nonsense I was about to write...or you still, in the back of your head, believe that it's possible to earn money without putting forth any effort whatsoever.
I really hope it's the first option, however, just in case it's the second, please let me be the one to tell you that again that it's not possible. So get that out of your head!
I write that statement above with zero judgement. You see, I once used to believe in shortcuts and the illusion that the next big thing must be around the corner...I just hadn't found it yet!
It's just simply not the case.
The next big thing was always in front of me...I just had to go out and work towards it!
There are of course simplified ways to make money, like here on Hive. We're getting paid to create content and communicate and engage in a community. Where else can you get paid to basically do what we all do everyday on Facebook and Twitter? Nowhere that I can think of...but the truth is, even though that's not "hard work", it's still work. It's showing up consistently, taking time to create content that's worthy to post, making videos, engaging with others, commenting, etc. It's a ton of fun and doesn't seem like work but it's still effort!
When it comes to actual, sustainable, paying your bills and living off of the profit while running a business kind of income...you have GOT to be prepared to work, invest loads of time, put forth serious effort and...spend money. The internet is not magic. Far from it, actually. So to think it would be any different starting a business online than it would be offline is just naive.
Most of the time I write these posts and say something like, "I hope this doesn't offend anyone but..." however the truth is, if you are the person that believes you don't have to work or put forth any effort whatsoever and that you can just show up once a month and make a mediocre post on here and then complain that nothing works for you...I kind of hope you're offended enough to make some changes. Either understand that entrepreneurship isn't for you OR get serious about it. Those are your choices. Or I suppose you could choose to stay offended and continue to make very little income...
We've all learned a lot in 2020 so far and the biggest lesson that I have learned is that I was too comfortable and this world owes me nothing. It's time now to take control, get serious and get to work because at the end of the day, all that I can control is the effort I've put forth.
Get uncomfortable and get to work!
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