If You Could Build Your Dream Business What Is It?
Last Update: Nov 21, 2022
I started with affiliate marketing in 2004 and 9 years ago after a serious mental breakdown I came to Wealthy Affiliate looking for signs of life and a new tomorrow.
I knew a lot from my prior experience and from having started my first business offline 34 years ago at age 14 and the thing that stuck out the most is it is more than just making money at stake. In training here there were constant struggles of people who chose niches based on what they thought would make money and others based on passion.
The people who chose passions always faired better than the make money people because they loved what they did so it didn't seem like WORK. If it feels like work you won't be happier than your JOB so you are more likely to QUIT when the times are tough and the income is still low.
I can not stress enough that this is the point and time to choose the one thing that if you could make money with it you would never trade it. If you think you know what that is leave a comment below and I will help you with ideas on how to make money doing it.
Hey thanks for this, I agree I need to be passionate about what I am doing to have the resilience to keep going through challenges, and to focus on the journey.
My passion is online marketing and has been for a while, but I also love video, live streaming and SASS software with cross platform integrations.
Trying to add videos myself to what I do, but I need editing skills still to make them POP. Beyond that, we share a lot of common interests, especially love for home business topics.
Hi Andy. Good Message. I have three websites in mind at the moment I am going to do one at a time.
1st-Is the boot camp website to promote WA and make money.
2nd-Is my actual first website "Care for Mom and Dad" To help people in the same predicament I am in of caring for someone full time and not having an income. Helping them find a way to get paid for caring for their loved ones (by insurance, etc...), or earning money another way (affiliate marketing).
3rd-(and least thought out as of yet) Is for writers. As I am an aspiring author I would like to help new writers find the best means to get published.
These are my goals at the moment.
Awesome, I can relate to the parent care as I left work behind for a bit a year before my breakdown to be home and care for my dad at the end of his life. He had congestive heart failure, lung cancer, and dementia.
Ouch. My dad is 89 and has chronic lymphocytic leukemia (which is treatable), and he is in remission for the 2nd time for about 6 years now. :) Along with that he has neuropathy that has robbed him of his balance which along with his bad knee surgeries keeps him on a walker(out & about) or in a wheelchair(at home). Plus he has bad eyesight due to a lack of oxygen to his optic nerve at some point. But, he is still going.
So is mom. She should be on a walker anytime she walks, but sometimes she doesn't use it, and she is losing her memory and sliding toward dementia I am afraid. Her oldest brother is in stage 4 dementia.
So I am here to take care of them.
My wife died of Parkensonianism. She was bed bound for three years and at the end, she couldn't lift her arm to hold a mug. Nourishment had to be liquid due to difficulty swallowing.
I was so fortunate to have the help of my granddaughter and daughter. They have dedicated their lives to taking care of the old folks. Each of us took an 8-hour shift caring for my wife. We were able to keep her at home. If she had been in a care home during the lock down we wouldn't have been able to visit. She would have died alone. So grateful for the help.
Find all the support you can. Hospice care in Hawaii is wonderful.
At 92, I'm still healthy, ride my bike, and walk a half mile a day. Most important I write for my blog every day, and my mind still works. What I can't remember, my Zettlekasten remembers for me.
My internet work keeps me sane. My mission is to help people live sustainably in this chaotic world.
Do your best and don't worry about what you cannot control.
Thank You, Bill. I am sorry about your wife, but at least her suffering is over. Blessed Be.
If you're doing all of that at 92. You must be SUPERMAN! :D
No just someone who is lucky to have relatively good health and who knows he has to keep moving.
My passion and my obsession go well together. My passion is “time freedom” to do what I want and when I want. And my obsession is earning passive, recurring and scalable income.
When two or more agree…
For me that’s a no-brainer. My number one, all-time, hands-down passion is guitars.
I love working on my guitar site. It’s become a bit of an obsession. 😎
I need you to DM your site, I plan on getting a Guitar by the time of my Birthday next September 25th. That should give me time to learn and play, "When I'm With You" by Sheriff before my 25th wedding anniversary in 2025. Not sure my nerve issues will make it the best rendition but it's our song and I would love to play it for my wife.
That's a great idea! You have plenty of time to learn the song and much more. 👍
My site is listed on my WA profile page (My Guitar Lair). You can download my free 54-page ebook, which will get you on your way very nicely. 😎
Congrats on your upcoming anniversary! My wife and I have been together 26 years and still loving it!
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I love writing pretty much anything, BUT I am held back (or hold myself back) as I am not highly educated (so I don't give myself permission) and work full time in a demanding job. It has always been like this but still I dabble and keep diaries. My my job has to come first as it pays the bills and helps me support my daughter who has lost her partner and may lose her home (long story here). The short story is that if I keep going like this I will never do what I really love, and just use my skills writing endless work related emails (that get results) and property condition reports etc etc. I did get my name as a co author on a book called Wittenoom (the asbetos mining where I grew up), but this was largely due to the drive of the main author who generously acknowledged my contribution (poetry, some content and assistance with editing). It was a great kick start and I do want to do something with this at WA, including promoting the book, but I am a long way from doing that. So that is my "thing". Affiliate marketing does appeal, and it would be great if I could combine the two. Again, I will have to start from scratch after rejoining for the third time .....
Hi, Katherine. I am JD, an aspiring author. Don't let a lack of education stop you from writing. Permit yourself to write what you want when you can and get it written. I know from experience that if I say I will write it down later I will forget about it or a portion of it. So get it written. All success to you. Blessed Be.
My dad was a man with infinite self-trained wisdom but a 5th-grade education. It's not what you know going in but what you learn and share daily that will define your success. Stop thinking about what you don't and only think of what you can and that fear will go away.
You are absolutely right, and it is what I would tell any aspiring writer too, so I will take this on board. Thank you for your positive and encouraging post.
True, thanks for pointing this out as I do believe it myself (for others). Now I have to believe it for myself too.
You are most welcome. I am getting close to finishing the rewrite of a short story that is part of a larger story that I am going to look into publishing on Kindle Vella, like JefferyBrown.