In an earlier post I mentioned that there are many money making opportunities on the internet and that folks looking to make serious money should continue looking. Although it is very important to continue to write for your own blog and to post new and unique content, you’ve also got to keep looking for ways to supplement your income. This is especially important if your blog is new.
It’s no secret that it takes quite some time before a blog becomes financially successful. Here’s a story of a Doctor, Dr. Kim, who after eight years gave up practicing medicine to become a full-time blogger. His site, MacRumors.com earns him a six-figure income. Until your site has achieved the desired level of success, it’s best to hone your skills and learn to scour the internet for additional opportunities to supplement your writing.
This quest for new opportunities is a double-edged sword, however. Sometimes you can get so caught up in looking for new writing opportunities or money-making opportunities that you forget to come back to your own blog. There have been mornings where I’ve spent several hours just searching at the expense of my writing. To minimize my ‘wandering around the internet’ time, I’ve leaned to set a timer for a pre-determined amount of time. It may sound silly, but you’ve got to do what works.
Until any one of your money-making opportunities begins to take off, you’ll have to find several income streams in order to make ends meet. Also, be prepared to intensify your searching if one or two of your income sources looks like it’s taking a nosedive. Do what you can to revive the income stream, but always be prepared to find another source.
If you haven’t already, I strongly recommend that you take about an hour to read the book “Who Moved My Cheese” by Spencer Johnson, M.D. It’s an easy read and shouldn’t take much time to complete. It’s worth giving up an hour or so to do a little soul searching and analyze your ability to evaluate and respond to changing situations.
It is very possible to earn a living using the internet exclusively, but it takes time, patience and consistency.