We have always searched for ways to augment our salaries. The money we earn from being an employee working 8 hours a day, 5 times a week is often just barely enough to cover for our daily expenses. There are some jobs; like in the maritime industry; that require their employees to work up to 10 hours a day, 7 days a week. Though these jobs pay more; their demands — like the work hours and the task of working away from your loved ones for months at a time — make it impractical for its employees to sustain this kind of employment for a long time simply because it is physically and emotionally taxing.
What’s ironic is; the older we get, and the longer we work, the more expenses we incur. This is because as we grow older and have been working for several years already; we develop bigger goals. When I first started working in 1995, my goals were simple: earn enough money to be able to live independently by finding a place for rent to stay in, buy your own food and clothes, and be able catch the occasional movie at the cinema. Simple, right? And also pathetic.
Most of us, myself included, were raised to believe that we needed to find a job and earn money, so that we can buy the things we want and need like food, clothing and shelter. And that we had to work hard so that we will be promoted to a higher position that had a higher paycheck. The sad thing is, nobody told us that when our salary increased; our expenses increased, too. This was because you were already an adult and have found a girlfriend whom you wanted to marry. But before that, you had to have money for the wedding, have some money to be able to buy a car, and some more to be able to pay for your own house and lot, and so on… well, you get the picture. This was our traditional way of thinking when it came to money matters…
Then at the turn of the century; a man by the name of Robert Kiyosaki emerged and wrote a series of books that would challenge how most of us thought about money. Then the term “financial literacy” was all of a sudden, a household name. He opened our eyes on greater and more meaningful goals like putting up a business, investments, and retirement. He has his critics and detractors; but love him or otherwise; he was a disrupter, in a good way, for he managed to change an entire generation’s thinking about money and how to deal with it.
Around the same time, a product of technological advancement was already on the rise. The internet today has billions of users and what was once a means to share information across geographically separated computers is now a source of information for all and also a source of income.
Within these pages, I will be writing about how to earn cash using the internet at the comfort of your home and ways of learning to do it ethically and effectively based on my own quest to earn more, so that I can live comfortably; have more time to do the things I want, and to be able to share my knowledge with others —
If you have any questions about my topic, or if you might have any insight based on your personal journey to find additional income streams online, I would love to hear from you. Just leave your comments at the section provided.