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How To Make NOW Your Perfect Time by Lara Livingstone

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If there’s one thing that we’ve learned through lockdown, it’s that suddenly we have found that we can no longer make the excuse of having ‘no time’ to do things.

Remember that much-abused excuse. The one that we all had fully loaded in our back pockets, ready to go. Remember how we all used to throw around so freely, before entering our ‘new normal’ of living our lives through a pandemic.

Which one of you is going to stand up and own up to saying that you used the ‘no time’ excuse to flake on so many different things, like going to the gym.  Or how about ducking out of spending quality time with the family. No time to cook. No time to chill. No time to take the leap of faith that comes when you decide to change your life from the ground up.

The practical heart of being ‘free’ to make those choices is whichever you look at it – money.

Having money gives you freedom. Being free of the worry and pressures of worrying about your finances, give you more choices than you had before, to take risks, to choose to be happy, and ultimately for you to create a life of happiness.

So where do you start in building that dream life, not restricted by money worries. Yes, my friends, it’s time to get your side hustle game on.

NO MORE EXCUSES

There will never be a more perfect moment than right now, today not to tomorrow, to get your side hustle on.

WHY?

If you want to get anywhere in life, you have to take action and take the first step. You have nothing to lose but enjoying less time living the life you create and deserve.

START WITH YOUR MINDSET

Take these top 5 tips from Forbes about how to operate as an entrepreneur – because that is what you are now – they will help you frame your mindset in a new way, to help you grow your business.

  1. Learn to take and receive advice, without taking offence to it.
  2. Get over yourself and self promote – you’re not boasting, you are just stating facts, you are great at what you do.
  3. Know your strengths and work with them.
  4. Build your network.
  5. Set one goal at a time and get it done.

The first and most commonly adopted route for generating a steady, reliable side income is through Affiliate Marketing.

AFFILIATE MARKETING

Affiliate Marketing, in a nutshell, is a system of advertising by which a company pays you a commission as payment for promoting its products to an audience of customers, they might otherwise not have reached.

The easiest way to get started with Affiliate Marketing from a reputable source with great product offers for you to choose from is Clickbank.

You simply set up an account, choose your offer, generate your unique affiliate link (which is the way, your company is able to see that it is your referral of their product and that they should pay you for it.  After that you share your affiliate link – on your website or blog, on your Facebook, Twitter – all of your social media platforms.

There are other affiliate platforms you can join where you can find the offers that you need to promote via your affiliate marketing efforts, but unlike Clickbank, some of the other offer platforms like JvZoo and Warrior Plus may include individual offers, that require you to be pre-approved, before being granted the right to promote the offer by the vendor via an affiliate link.

The other great thing about Clickbank is if you want an in-depth onboarding to the method of Affiliate Marketing and want to know how to harness the power of Clickbank, as the means to build your business and ensure you are able to generate a consistent income, then Clickbank have a great course – Clickbank University

Click HERE to learn more about Clickbank University.

DISCOVER THE POWER OF WEBINARS 

If you want to dip your toes into the possibilities of changing your career path, aside from the usual YouTube step by steps and inspirational Ted Talks, don’t rule out the many webinars and courses that are floating around online.

Free webinars give you the chance to find out about a concept or system that you can use to make money online from various different industry niches.

One of the best introduction webinars and then marketing course is the Super Affiliate System that shows you how to create an online affiliate marketing business from scratch, which can generate you either a side income and with time a potential full-time income.

GOOD WITH YOUR HANDS

Are you a Crafty Betty or a Handy Andy? If you are the original handmade friend who makes cards, jewelry, clothes, knits like a dream, draws like a charm; then instead of saving these skills just for your very lucky friends, share your skills and earn at the same time, on Etsy.Click HERE to explore and learn more about the wonderful world of Etsy

FREELANCING

Breakdown your skillset and work out what you are great at, by that I mean, what you feel comfortable offering as a paid service to the public. The variety of skills you can promote and sell yourself as providing is endless from proofreading, editing, cv writing, and virtual assistant services, social media services, creative services, event planning…..you get the idea.

Check out Fiverr.com CLICK HERE and Upwork CLICK HERE 

And there you have it. All you need to take the first steps on your side hustle and ultimate transition to being a full-time entrepreneur – yes I said it because for you especially by changing your mindset all things really are possible.

Good luck on your side hustle to the entrepreneur journey.

 

Photo by Emma Matthews Digital Content Production on Unsplash

 

 

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