As this pandemic has worn on, I have come to realize how helpless I feel because I rely on someone else for my living.
The whole world has been shut down economically and there is nothing that I can do about it.
Then I got to thinking…
You know who didn’t get shutdown economically?
In fact, I have heard that they are actually making more money since the Covid19 pandemic.
Those people that run online businesses.
So, I started looking into what is involved with starting an online business and it turns out that there are many different ways to make money online.
I have done extensive research on each of the ways that i have come across and some make sense and some don’t.
One of the ways that I was considering is with an Etsy store, but I am not really very crafty and I don’t already have a product to sell, so I gave up on that one.
The next one that I researched was ebay.
There are a lot of ways to make money with ebay, but the one that I liked wouldn’t really work during a pandemic.
My research led me to find that people are building businesses by finding items on sale or at tag sales and flea markets, buying them and then selling them for a profit on ebay.
This sounds like a lot of fun, but I don’t think that there are many tag sales and flea markets happening during a pandemic, so I gave up on the one as well.
The next one that I researched was affiliate marketing.
This seemed very interesting to me and I already have some experience with a website.
So with affiliate marketing, you build a website around one of your interests and once you have some traffic coming in, you start to refer your readers to products and services that you like and use.
If those readers buy a product or service that you referred them to, you make a commission!
As I was doing my research, I came across this article:
Affiliate Marketing in the New Economy
The article talks about Wealthy Affiliate and the training that is provided on how to start an affiliate marketing business.
I really like what I read.
So that is it!
I am going to start an affiliate marketing business!
I will dive in head first while I am still not working, and if I do go back to work, I will continue building my business part time so that I can eventually count on myself for a full time income.
I feel better already!