“Make 100,000,000 dollars a day with no effort!”
– Guy selling get rich quick schemes
My brother, who’s in high school, was looking for a way to make extra money. I set him up with a Fiverr business. While he won’t be retiring to Bonaire any time soon, he does make enough to buy video games and go out with his friends. Additionally, he gets to learn about entrepreneurship and develop business skills.
Running a business that makes money isn’t that hard. I almost guarantee that anyone with a fifth grade education could start making money online. The hardest part is just sticking with it. If you have the stamina to grind away, you’ll end up making it eventually.
In the past 12 months I’ve had an Amazon bestseller, quit my job, built a blog that is valued in the five figure range, and launched a series of successful little business projects. Rather than writing a brag post, I thought I’d share a few tips on business. While I’m definitely not an expert, I have done well enough to share a few insights.
How difficult is business?
This is actually a trick question. Over the summer I didn’t put a whole lot of effort into any of my hustles, but I still made decent money. However, there is a huge difference between making enough money to cover miscellaneous expenses and earning enough to live on. Now I actually treat my businesses like jobs, rather than hobbies.
With that said, anyone who wants to run a part time business can do so in a rather laissez-faire manner. I’ve done alright off passive income and know a few guys who make a few hundred bucks a month off of ventures they never touch. I actually want to start getting more into affiliate marking since article writing is somewhat of a boring slog.
Additionally, making money becomes rather easy. While the initial learning curve is somewhat brutal, things get simpler once you burst through. Making my first dollar was near impossible. Making ten dollars was a cinch. Once you figure out what works you’ll be able to do well for yourself.
Lastly, if you want to become successful, spend at least an hour a day on your project. Things are difficult when you start out. I think I’ve mentioned this before, but most of the blogs that started up around the same time as mine vanished within three months. Most people will start something and then never see it through. If you can finish your task, you’ll be light years ahead of most “rivals.” If you have time to watch TV or play a video game, you have time to improve yourself.