If you’re interested in making money online, then it’s probably because you
like the idea of having more freedom to live and work wherever and
however you want. The benefits of working online are many and varied and
extend into every aspect of your life.
But in order for you to make the very most from this way of working, you
also need to make sure you choose the perfect business model. Working
online on its own does not necessarily equate to an ideal lifestyle; rather
the benefits come when you work online in the right way. And let me tell
you: creating a membership site is definitely the right way.
Working online is easy. If you are in a job that’s fairly flexible, then you
should be able to ask your employer if you can work from home and simply
log into the company’s network whenever you start working. And sure, this
will bring some benefits: you’ll be able to stay in bed longer and stop
commuting and you’ll have the luxury of being able to drink tea, listen to
music and generally create a comfortable environment.
But you’re still ultimately a slave to your job. You’re still trading ‘time for
hours’ and you’ll still need to be available for the hours between 9am-5pm.
You’ll probably also need to be near the phone and you’ll be expected to
output a certain amount of work every day. That means you probably can’t
leave the house and work outdoors in case you lose your internet
connection. And it means you can decide to stop working for the day and
visit a friend instead. Worst of all, you can still be ‘told off’ by your boss –
reprimanded like a child!
The same goes for creating your own online business. If you’re a web
designer for example, then you have the freedom to decide when you work
on projects. But you probably still have deadlines and to all extents and
purposes your clients are your bosses. If you fail to complete
This is why so many people find the idea of blogging desirable. All you
have to do is to create and manage a website that you hopefully find
fascinating and really enjoy writing about. You’ll get to experience a lot of
the satisfaction that comes from running your own business. And you get
passive income, meaning that you’ll earn money while you sleep.
But even this isn’t perfect. Because one day, you might earn $200 and the
next day you might earn $10.
It only takes a change to Google’s search algorithm and you can lose all of
your progress. What’s more, is that it takes actually a huge amount of time
to build up the amount of traffic that you need to make a big profit from a
blog. This is especially true if you are planning to use pay-per-click
advertising but it’s equally the case if you are selling your own product.
Think about it: how often do you click ads on other websites? This is why it
typically takes 1K visitors for you to generate just one or two clicks and the
same goes for sales of products. It’s a huge amount of work before you
start earning anything and there’s no guarantee it will ever get to the point
where it can provide a liveable salary.