According to a 2017 Gallup poll, two-thirds of Americans are disengaged, meaning they feel no real connection to their jobs or worse, causing them to do the bare minimum in their roles and responsibilities.
Heck, I know back in 2014, I was a member of that group.
I was working for a website that did reputation management. The office was just outside downtown Boston.
Of course, when I started, things were great!
I was 24 years old, I was a few years removed from college, I had just moved halfway across the country to a new city. I was making just under $500 a week after taxes (and I thought that was good money for living in a major American metropolitan area). …
So you want to build a passive income online business but don't know where to start?
Well, luckily for you — you’ve landed in the right place.
What you're going to read in this article is my proven method for building a passive income online business. Now, I've been at this for about 4 years and I have gone from absolutely obscure and unknown online writer to over 3 million views, 5-figure a month income, working for myself, and doing the work that helps fulfill me that my office job and restaurant gigs couldn't.
Building a sustainable and realistic online content business is a dream held by millions of budding writers and content creators.
Millions of content creators are making money using their knowledge, skills, and abilities and sharing them with the world.
Of course millions of people have flocked to sites like Medium.com to consume content and a sizable chunk of that population is testing their luck by producing their own content.
I know I was there in early 2017…
I had just lost a job that I hated due to an unforeseen fire in the building. …
Finding success as an online entrepreneur and content creator is not for the faint of heart.
From choosing the topics to write about to growing your online reputation, there's a lot involved.
Take it from me — I started building my online content business four years ago after the building the held my 9–5 job burned to the ground overnight. It was 2017 and I was merely scraping by collecting my unemployment checks (something all too familiar now in 2021). I made the conscious decision to start writing and sharing my thoughts online.
Fast-forward to 2021 and I now have an online content writing business where I get to work as much (or little) as I like. …
Starting a successful online business can be extremely challenging. There are several elements that should be considered:
In addition, you have to think about the content platforms that will help you grow.
I always dreamt of building my own online content business. I vaguely knew there was an opportunity in the online content space. I later found out that there are 30.7 …
I remember sitting in the conference room listening to the SVP of Product Development ask my fellow employees and me for ideas regarding the new company app we were going to roll out.
All I could think about was how when I was hired, they told me the conference room we were sitting in used to be the vault in which they stored the gold that made the watches back when this building was a watch factory. …
If he asked one more question — I thought I would lose my cool…
I was trying to watch Survivor on Netflix.
It was late at night, I had just finished eating, and I wanted to unwind after a hard day's work.
I was anxious about the digital marketing investment I had just made. It was my first foray into paid advertising. I was spending a good amount of my hard-earned money to open up a potential new revenue stream.
And in walked my roommate…
"How was today's battle in the business trenches," he asked, "were you finally able how to get your digital advertising campaign live?" …
We need entrepreneurs now — more than ever…
According to IZA World of Labor, an online encyclopedia that contains articles dealing with issues related to people’s working life and world labor issues, entrepreneurialism is important to economic development.
"The benefits to society will be greater in economies where entrepreneurs can operate flexibly, develop their ideas, and reap the rewards."
Plain and simple — we need more entrepreneurs.
Of course, if we look at the old model of entrepreneurialism, it looked something like this:
One of the worst feelings for creatives like us is that thought, right before you go to sleep, that you didn't do enough creative work during the previous day.
It happens all the time!
Whether it be:
We creatives have so many battles to overcome in the daily creative pursuit.
Why then do we make it hard on ourselves?
That is — why do we engage in energy-draining habits that suck out all of our creative juices?
Oh — you weren't aware you were doing this?
I wasn't either, at least until I started to uncover what was causing the gap between my mindset in the morning — that feeling that I was going to accomplish all of my creative tasks; and the feeling of guilt and regret that I didn't get everything done I promised myself I would. …
Most entrepreneurs fail to keep businesses afloat after the first few years of inception because they fail to understand the direction and purpose of the enterprise.
When entrepreneurs feel a sense of purpose in their venture, they are more collaborative, they take more [positive] risks, and they make more personal sacrifices to support the mission — and when there’s a lack of identity, they can quickly become demotivated and unproductive.
So what can entrepreneurs do to foster that all-important sense of identity and purpose?
Over the past year, I've had the pleasure of collaborating with many different online entrepreneurs and I also participated in interviews, podcasts, and seminar series with up-and-coming online creatives looking to make their mark in the digital landscape. …