The resources shared below might influence you towards escaping the lifestyle which doesn’t give you the momentum to jump out of bed every morning!
This is a lifestyle I’m testing and improving every single day. How to consistently earn £1000+ on the side every month from doing what I love? So what do I love doing all day long day and night? Creating websites, designing for the social web, connecting with other entrepreneurs for consultation on their SEO projects and writing website content and affiliate marketing which helps me, earn money from online businesses and other network marketing activities.
All above mentioned skills are self-taught and created through hard work of social interactions. If you do not have any skills, the only way to make money is becoming a great salesman. However I would advise you to take the time to learn some new skills and create some new ways to make money by directly offering people your service.
Now it’s easy to pass on time, and work your ass off for someone else and be insecure about the future. And further delay the differed life where you are dreaming to travel around the world and work from a beach 🙂
When you listen to the media, there are enough of examples, people around the world living the life you are dreaming. How do they do it? Maybe because they were lucky or born at the right country at the right time! As Jonathan Sprinkles says it best “People become lucky by “labouring Under the Correct Knowledge”… I will agree a very little on right country, like where you have speed internet and access to other like-minded people all around you, but keep in mind; we are all living in the best times of the world. Peter Diamandis says it’s the time of “ABUNDANCE”. If you want to know more about his research, where he discusses about “abundant opportunities”, I highly advice you read his book:
How to make money working Online from a home based Business?
The above mentioned article I published on Tadas Tursa’s blog has some great mentions and you can start to build your skill set by reading the books I have listed.
So how can you earn £500 – £1000 a month working with people you love? Doing what matters?
Three years back, when this first struck in my head, I decided to research every online recourse which I thought will help me give me some hints of how to actually do this. One of the best people I’ve learned from is, Eben Pegen (The David DeAngelo, the guy who wrote “Double Your Dating”). His journey of making more than $100 million from his information selling business is a very successful business model to study if you are getting started with online business and want to build a passive income on the side while you are full-time employed.
If you have good writing skills or a passion for writing interesting articles, you can make some money on the side from freelance writing. The hardest question for people who can write is getting started to offer their skill as a direct service to the clients. They don’t know how to find clients? Where the people and companies who are looking for great writers? For this I have listed few places where you can find your first gig.
- Craigs List
- Using message boards like Yahoo
- Freelance Work forums (Google and you will see how many are there)
- By building a thriving blog like FERNANOD BIZ J
- The one Secret place to kill it! (Email me or contact me via Skype/Phone to know the secret)
- There are thousands of places for writers to get their first client… **have you asked your University Lecturers? Emailed all your contacts? No right! Do it today and see you will get the first client.
Let me get to the point of building a thriving blog. This is something every writer, freelancer should do first. I know few of my friends who have great writing skills but haven’t really thought about starting their own blog. And they always ask how to do you get clients? Even yesterday evening my house mate asked how you find clients for your web projects. He’s a web and software developer but still trying to finish his own website J
A blog is a place where you can optimize content and target your customers online. You can do a search on Google keywords Tool to identify the potential search terms. I will be publishing the article about using Long tails keywords to get more website traffic from search engines.
Sharing an example with you, we have a business where we design infograhics for other bloggers and offer other graphic design consultancy services for small businesses and personal requirements. I have an article on my blog written targeting the people who search “How Infographics helps SEO”, increase Traffic etc… The article brings in unique traffic to my blog every day and one or two people contact us daily with their questions. So this helps me to convert them to a paying customer. The designs start from £50 and goes to £600 for something like this. **If you are just starting your business and need some help contact us to discuss the best option for your budget & requirements.
The blog is the most effective method to get started with your passion projects and it opens opportunities to build connections and pitch your services to others.
For a business to start making £500 – £1000 a month, you may read my previous article about online business to start this weekend. You can Google it and it comes on first page for your access. All the 8 businesses ideas I have recommended can be started under a $100 or less and only requires your hard work and building demandable skills where people will be happy to pay you.
Also for more about how to earn money doing what you love or make an income online you can check AppSumo’s “How to make your first Dollar online” If you need I can show you how to make your first £+ in a weekend working form your home living the laptop Lifestyle.
Recently I helped my buddy Tadas Tursa to start with his Google Adsence listings on his blog and I’m pretty sure he has already made his first few bucks online or at least it’s on his Google account to be paid once it reach $60. Check his blog and see how you can also do the same.
**Read Smart Passive Income by pat Flynn for more on how to build a passive income working from home. The blog inspired me to write a new eBook which I will publish on my blog and make available on Amazon very soon.
If you are living in the western world, it’s much easier to make money from a side hustle. That said, there are some bloggers I know from the Far East Asia, who makes a decent amount of cash from their blog and other online marketing activities.
- All Blogging Tips by Ammar Ali (Amazing blog with all the blogging tip you need to know and role a great model for young entrepreneurs)
- Hell Bound Bloggers by Padeep Kumar (Great content and action packed ideas)
Few other examples of authority bloggers I would like to mention for you:
- Sbabzy by Oluwaseun (One of most enthusiastic persons I know, who ranked his blog dominating the Google in lifestyle & business in less than 6 months. Read his how he grew his blog to achieve PR 3 in three months)
- Copy Blogger by Brian Clark (You got to read now and you will love me for the mention)
- Pro Blogger by Darren (Epic content and all the blogging strategies you want to know)
- Quick Sprout by Neil Patel (The best of SEO and content that gets straight to your brain, once you read his Advanced Guide to SEO, you want to out-rank him)
- I will Teach you to be Rich by Ramit Sethi (He has a great course on how to make $1000 on the side, first by signing up for his blog, you can learn a ton of ideas.)
Make sure to check them out and you will learn a ton by reading those highly influential blogs.
It might be hard at the beginning to see any potential of making a dime from your blog, but keep doing and your hard work will start to pay. Even still on my blog, I’m working hard to keep the consistent unique traffic above 100+ a day. This might sound still very low, but I’m happy with the time they spend on the blog and the emails they send me asking about how I can help them. My target is to reach 1000+ unique visitors a day, and I’m split testing for that.
This is not an article to encourage you to leave your job but to make life more meaningful and have more options where you can leverage your skills and earn money.
What’s my personal strategy to earn £500 – £1000 a month?
Find 3-5 clients every month for web consultancy work. For example I charge £300 – £2000 per website I design for one client, includes the initial SEO work for the website and 4-10 hours of online training via Skype, on how they can manage their web presence. Depending on the scale of the clients work, I charge them and provide my best service until they are 100% satisfied. So on a good month I can exceed £1000 with just two or three clients.
I always try to keep my clients with me offering them more services and make sure their websites rank well. This is a site I designed a couple of days back which bought me in £300 for the website designing and email configuration only with the potential to earn at least £50 per month from ongoing SEO work for the first year.
The New website URL: www.studiovimukthi.com, **Please share your thoughts about the site at comments or shoot me a mail with some suggestions for improvements. You can contact them for all your Photography and Videography services. Whenever you want to take your photos he will be flying to your desired location if book early enough. Currently he’s based in Colombo, Sri Lanka and he has agreed to give a special price if you mention “FERNANOD BIZ”
Now you might think, “But I don’t know how to design websites” or “become a consultant”. The good news is you can learn this in 6 months or less and I have some training programs which you can take if you want to earn at least £500 from a side hustle and get prepared to quit your job if you really want. Also I would like to recommend you “The 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Anything, and Living the Good Life (Official UK Edition)” and the “The First 20 Hours: How to Learn Anything … Fast” by Josh Kaufman to learn anything fast.
I have listed below few of my training courses if you would like to become a local business marketer or build a consulting career with some great online business development skills.
Become a Webmaster in 30 days:
In house training course which gives you more than 200+ hours of online marketing and business skills. Cost £1229 including “4 Hour Chef” food and accommodation **Conditions apply.
** You will walk out with your own website and secrets to acquire customers in your local area. You will be well equipped to apply to any online marketing job where you can work from your home or even at their corporate office. **Lifetime access via email and phone for any advice after the training.
**Note that this can be taken as an online training course and the cost is £500 for complete training with lifetime access to me.
Become a SEO Expert in 30 days:
This is an online training program where you will be learning all the SEO strategies and will be shared all the material I used to learn SEO and rank my bogs and clients blogs well on Search Engines. You will be receiving daily emails and follow-up questions and answers. Cost: £99 including a 4 hour online WordPress website training and online On-Page SEO training where we will be building your personal website from scratch while you learn the tricks. Also you will learn how to write content that sells, using killer headlines and whammy dual titles!
For more about online business and “How to start a business in a Weekend” Google this term or simply drop me a mail to arrange an appointment for a chat via Skype.
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Finally how would your life change if you can earn £500 – £1000 from side income every month? Would you go to London in the weekend to party with your friends?
I’m going this weekend and have allocated £300 for the weekend. So it’s good times!! What are doing about it? Going to relax in the weekend and get back to work without learning any new skills??? Pretty much right…