Hola! Jeff here. I’ve made this based on comparing (a profitable) online business to having a j.o.b. Ok let’s do the dang thing!
1. 💰 The money can be life-altering.
Let’s face it: nobody is getting wealthy with a job. Jeff B. didn’t become the world’s richest hombre @ $108.9 Billion by inhaling the gag-inducing scent of Ichiban noodle-and-cheese-laden breath from a boss looking over his shoulder.
When we kicked the job to the curb and started online, things got MUCH better. No joke. If I was joking, I’d say, “The police asked me where I was between 4 and 6…I said, kindergarten, dumbass.”
2. 💻”Working” from home changes everything.
I have working in quotations because, as a former labourer, this isn’t work, it’s play. Work is stringing barbed wire, swinging a hammer (thankfully I never hit anyone), pouring cement, and filling out government forms.
Besides the obvious of not having to spend all day at a place of work, there’s no commute. No warming up the car daily. No spending more time with co-workers than your family. Even meal time rules are slacked off – instead of eating lunch at 12, we chow down when we’re hungry. Wiiiiild, right?
3. It gets better: you play your online business from virtually anywhere with internet.
That means, depending on your current lifestyle and commitments with children, et cetera, you could vacation in perpetuity. Which, would no then longer be a vacation, just life as it should be lived. I hear Panama is nice…YEAR ROUND. As soon as we’re empty-nesters, we’re having an epic snow-shovel smashing party 😈
Also, yes some places on Earth don’t have internet….but if Mark Z gets his way with his Tony Stark-like project, that will change. It’s a solar powered drone that will deliver internet to the 4 billion folks who don’t yet have it, and therefore sadly can’t make the world a better place by leaving smiley faces on strangers’ intimate sharing of their lives! Shocking! So why would FB take on the massive challenge do this? Simple economics: where there’s internet, money can be made. I’m still not holding my breath for internet in my back yard, though.
4.🤖 The robots are coming.
They don’t take sick days, gossip (at least not in our language), ask for raises or try to sue the company. Hell, they don’t even take a paycheque. They do need your clothes, your boots, and your motorcycle. Oh, and your job too.
And it’s about damn time. I’ve been waiting for cool, really real human-like robots since the ’80’s! Search “robots” on Youtube and you’ll see how far tech has advanced, these companies toiling away building incredible dog and human-like things that can make backward flips, carry boxes, do John Wayne impressions, et cetera. The applications are literally endless. And of course, Tesla, Google, and others are hell bent on self-driving trucks and cars…it will happen, and soon. With the amount of bad drivers out there, it can’t happen soon enough for me!
5. 🏪 The shop never closes.
Ever wonder why the rich get richer, yet the poor are getting poorer? It’s because the wealthy have businesses and investments that make money 24/7, whether they are there or not. They are leveraging the internet, and people. And you can get in on that too. You can only work at a job so many hours in a day, and then there’s vultures waiting in the wings to take their share: inflation, bills, mortgage, and the worst of them all…
6.💸 Tax man cometh, tax man taketh.
Having a job puts you at a mammoth tax disadvantage…do you know how many months of the year you spend working for that greedy taxorcist? Statistically around 6 months per year. In other words, from January ’til June, you’re working not for yourself or your family, but for that monster.
Hurts, doesn’t it? I know, I know…thinking about how to navigate our massively complicated tax system is like pulling limbs off. Granted I’m a bit of a conspiracy theorist, but I wonder if perhaps that’s why it’s complicated. But there is help out there, lots of it free. Either way, it’s worth it. Channel that pain into making change, amigos…it’s costing all of us big time.
The wealthy know how to reduce tax. They know it’s not how much you MAKE, it’s how much you KEEP. Even a typical doctor’s income sounds great, until you find out how brutally they are often taxed. Tony Robbins’ book “Money: Master The Game” will provide boatloads of insight about tax, money, and investing, as will Robert Kiyosaki’s work.
7. 💤 Mid-day naps.
8. 🧠 You’ll learn new, relevant things.
8 months ago, I was asked to “CC” in an email, I was embarrassed ’cause I didn’t know what that meant…(carbon copy) I had to ask Christy! Now here I am creating and writing on our blog. The sooner you learn how the internet, and social media works and get involved with it, the better off you’ll be.
I know a frightening amount of people with both feet planted firmly in the past, I was one for most of my 40 years…these people will get bowled over and washed away by the technological waves of change, as has happened time and again throughout history. Even to massive, once-dominating companies like Kodak. And this wave is 100 feet high. You can grab a surfboard and learn to ride that wave, it’s a blast and will take you to the next level in life. Perhaps that’s where to term “surfing the ‘net” came from.
Learning is growing, and growing is healthy and feels great…as my hero Tony Robbins put it, “You’re either growing or dying…there’s no in between”. Here’s another million-dollar quote from one of my fave Buffetts, Warren: “the more you learn, the more you earn”. My other favorite Buffett would of course be Jimmy!
9. You’ll meet like-minded people.
As an introverted couple, we don’t do bars or sporting events, and tend to stay away from those typical extrovert-human social things. But we still crave connections, we humans are hard-wired for them. And btw, we don’t hide behind that label, we are simply aware of our tendencies and live accordingly. We get centred with peace and quiet, more than crowds and noise, but of course there’s exceptions.
Enter online business. We have made incredible friendships with like-minded people in a short time, with more to come no doubt. This reason alone makes it so worth it for us. It was an unexpected perk, but a huge one!
So that’s our take as online business owners and mentors. If you’re interested in learning more, you can click this link and sign up for one of our live, free workshops that explains how our system works and how you can get involved.
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Fortune favours the bold,
Jeff & Christy Rallison