I’m writing this post on the 25th of February 2022. I have been blogging for nearly a month now. Most of the traffic to this blog was going from links that I placed on social media.
Some of the post have stared to get indexed by google and have ranked for a number of keywords and phrases. They are not ranked very high, but still bringing in some generic search traffic from google.
Just over 6% of the visitors to this blog are coming from searches on google. I know this is a small percentage, but it is confirmation that google is looking at my posts.
Structuring My Blog Posts
There is still a large amount of foundational work to be done to bring this blog up to standard that I have envisioned. I will have to be more specific about the niche I have chosen. Currently it is a little broad and random. The post are not very structured or targeting any specific keywords or phrases.
I have just been posting the thoughts that have come into my mind, without structuring the content. Just by looking at the posts to date, I have started to get clearer on how this blog is going to progress in the future.
The niche area that I will be working on will be online passive income. This niche will include affiliate marketing, blogging, youtube, network marketing, print on demand, e-books and online courses. I will not be posting articles on online investments. The articles will be related to creating online passive income streams that you actually build as opposed to investing money online.
Online Passive Income Streams
With affiliate marketing you are paid commissions on products or services sold via your referral links. You can market products and services as an affiliate via a blog or youtube.
Another online passive income stream that I will be looking at is revenue generated from adverts placed on your blog posts and youtube videos. There are many advertising networking available for blogs, the most well know is adsense. On youtube the only adverting monetization available is adsense in the form of videos and graphic ads.
Network marketing is another passive income stream that I will be looking at. I will be looking at various global network marketing businesses offering the scope for growth via internet marketing. Blogging and youtube will be looked at as the tools to help in building these network marketing businesses.
I will also be looking at print on demand is a source of building an online passive income. I will cover Merch by Amazon and other print o demand sites like Redbubble.
The e-book publishing platform I will be looking at will be Amazon’s Kindle Platform (KDP). I will also be looking at ways of creating online courses using platforms like udemy and thinkific.
Time Is Of The Essence
There is a lot of research to carry out and blog posts to write. The only thing that is slowing down my progress is time. I need to use my time wisely, the small amount of spare-time that I currently have.
“Life is a checkerboard, and the player opposite you is time. If you hesitate before moving, or neglect to move promptly, your men will be wiped off the board by time. You are playing against a partner who will not tolerate indecision!” – Elbert Hubbard
This blogging and passive income creation is all to do with creating time freedom. I am sacrificing every little spare-time I currently have to work on this blog. I have given myself 24 months to build up a monthly passive income of over $5,000. Once I have reached this goal, I will be able to devote much more time to this blog.
Currently it’s a catch 22 situation, with time being the essential factor. I am currently writing these blog posts in my breaks at work. Whist many of my colleagues choose to sleep in their breaks, my dream keeps me awake and focused on writing my blog posts.
Online Passive Income Entrepreneur
Everyone has different ambitions in life and want to progress to different levels. Some people have accepted their current role as their permanent lot in life. There are other willing to travel the road towards climbing the leadership ladder at work.
I cannot see myself reaching a position that would be any better than what I am currently doing. It may be a little better in the next step up, but the headache will also me much more. In my opinion it is not worth the effort, as there will not be much scope for progression after the initial climb.
I have not accepted my current role at work as my permanent lot in life. The 12 hour shifts are mind draining and suck out any little spec of ambition that you may muster up. Everyday at work is like a battery being drained out of juice, but I have chosen to super charge my battery of ambition.
Even though the work maybe mind draining, I choose to think differently. I use the time to visualize my future and focus on what is important to me. Working night-shifts gives me the time to use my mind and concentrate on my dream of creating a monthly passive income using the internet, that will allow me to quit my current job.
I don’t want to work for another employer, I am not looking for another role or career progression. I have decided to work for myself and build the future that I desire. My future will not be dictated by others, I will be in control of my earnings and working hours. I will become an online passive income entrepreneur.
When I first started this job, it seemed like a life-sentence, working 12 hour-shifts for just above minimum pay. But, it looks like it has been a blessing in disguise. The hardship and politics associated with this job has really molded me into the person that I am today. The ultimate kick in the teeth was the treatment we received during the lock-down…. that’s a story for another day.
Always Look On The Positive Side Of Things
I always try and look at the positive side of everything that happens, it all happens for a reason. I could seat here at work feeling sorry for myself and the situation that I’m in currently, or I could do something about it.
I have chosen to do something about it. This is the turning point in my life, I am not going to feel sorry for myself, I am going to make something of myself!
If anyone is interested in following a similar path, feel free to learn from my blog posts. Maybe it will inspire you to do something about transforming your lifestyle. You are also welcome to work with me on any of the passive income opportunities that I am involved with.