A Perfect Time For Change

Could now be the perfect time for a change?

Now that so many of us have had our daily lives disrupted in one way or another, I think this presents a wonderful opportunity for all of us to stop, think and reassess our lives, even if only for a brief moment.

Just a few short months ago none of us would ever have imagined being in the situation we now find ourselves in, and particularly with the speed at which this pandemic has spread (and continues to spread). 

With no forewarning or preparation time, everyone, including governments, are scrambling to keep up with this constantly evolving situation and disruption to our lives.

There’s no dough that these are uncertain and worrying times for most, which is perfectly normal. But don’t let that worry turn into fear. Fear is negative energy that doesn’t serve any of us as human beings. 

Instead, stay positive and help each other out as much as possible. This will, in turn, help us individually and collectively raise the consciousness of the planet, and that right there could be one of the greatest gifts we receive from these challenging times.

Reaching out to others

Check on your neighbors, or do some shopping for someone who can’t. These small acts of kindness are what will see us through these challenging times.

By focussing on the positives and taking the time to care for one another, your mind won’t be able to bring you into fear. 

Try it! Think about how you could be helping someone in need right now. For that brief moment, did you have any fear? No …because when you’re in a positive state of mind fear just disappears. 

The easiest way to get through something like this is to “stay focused on what you can control”. Operating from a point of fear is not only futile but will drain your energy!

Those that are looking forward and operating from a place of generosity will get through this much easier than those that aren’t. 

The time is right!

So, now that most of us are cooped up at home, I can’t think of a better time to STOP and take the time to really evaluate what’s important to us in our lives.

I believe that now is the perfect time for change and growth on so many levels. I’m not just talking about personal growth either, but hopefully, the growth of societies, governments, and nations that have had everything turned upside-down by recent events.

At the moment we’re all witnessing how quickly our everyday “normal” lives can be changed overnight, not to mention how fragile our lives really are.

So what’s standing out for you right now as being vitally important?

I know for me it’s the health and safety of my family first (including myself), followed closely by ensuring we have enough income to survive and get through this.

How can we use this time to make positive changes?

A lot of people often use the excuse (including myself) that we’re too busy and simply don’t have the time for …whatever it is. 

So, all excuses aside for a moment, is there anything that’s been put on the back burner for a while or needs some attention, that could now realistically be a possibility again or worked on right now? 

Learning something new could be a great place to start, particularly for those that have found themselves out of work indefinitely. Do some short (online) courses to up-skill and improve your chances of being employed again after the dust has settled.

Maybe you have been considering starting your own online business? Having a passive income (particularly in uncertain times like these) can give you amazing peace of mind. Take the time now to learn how it’s done and explore new possibilities …and take action right away!

Catch up on all the reading that’s been pushed aside. There are so many options here, like personal growth, relationships, business or even “how-to” books (or videos) to name a few.

  • Learn how to cook.
  • Learn how to meditate.
  • Learn how to get that DIY project done.
  • Learn how to be a better parent.
  • Learn how to grow organic vegetables.
  • Learn how to start an online business …etc, etc. The possibilities are endless.

Another way I think this time could be well spent, is by changing our habits and routines. I have now added a morning walk to my daily routine. What about adding a 10 minutes meditation as well?

Most of us operate out of habit and routine. So, if you want to change any part of your daily routine, start by sitting down and writing down what your perfect day looks like. 

Be specific: Where and how do you wake up? Who is with you? What’s the first thing you do when you get up? what does work look like for you? (Tip: it may not be what you do now). What time do you have lunch …what do you eat? etc. I think you get the idea.

Now begin to implement some of these things into your daily life. Even if you only focus on one thing at a time your life will slowly begin to change. And what used to be routine may now seem completely foreign to you as you change your habits and routines for the better. 

For many of us, change has been forced upon us. But rather than look at this negatively, why not take this opportunity to make some important changes to your life. Turn this into an opportunity to improve something in your life that wasn’t or isn’t working for you.

As an example, many people, and businesses, are now realizing the benefits of being able to have their employees work remotely. Many businesses have had to adapt very quickly in order to survive and/or keep their employees.

And many employees are now wondering if they really need to commute to a workplace every day, as well as realizing for themselves the benefits of working from home, and maybe even if they need to have a boss at all!

I would imagine that many of these arrangements will be left in place even after this crisis has passed. Some of these arrangements may never have happened either, were it not for what’s happening right now and I think we’ll see many more positives once things have passed. 

We often resist change, but I think change is exactly what we and the planet need right now.

So, stay positive and stay safe. If we all work through this together with positivity and generosity we’ll get through this and be stronger and smarter at the other end. 

Stay safe and God bless

Dominic

P.S. If starting an online business is something you’ve ever considered, then this might interest you. Take a look at how we approach this differently to others.

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Does Your Job Suck?

Are you one of the 85% of people working in a job that you don’t like (maybe even hate) and would rather not be doing?

If your answer is yes, then I have another question for you.

WHY? …why are you unhappy with your job …and why do you think you keep doing what you’ve always done?

Hi, I’m Dominic, and I’d like to explain what I discovered when I asked myself the same questions.

It’s a fact that about 85% of people are unhappy with their job, but that’s probably not the worst part of it. 

What’s worse is, this is often having an impact on other parts of their lives as well, and most people are completely unaware of the impact it’s having on them and their relationships.

That equates to a whole lot of misery and unhappiness! 

Everyone will be affected differently by this and to varying degrees but some of these negative effects include…

  1. ✦A lack of self-worth
  2. ✦Self-doubt 
  3. ✦Self-esteem
  4. ✦Resentment
  5. ✦A lack of accomplishment 
  6. ✦A lack of life fulfillment
  7. ✦A lack of joy
  8. ✦Jealousy
  9. ✦Substance (and other) abuse and addiction
  10. ✦A sense of helplessness
  11. ✦And one of the biggest …REGRET

…and most people, including myself for a long time, just accept these things as “the way it is” or “that’s the way it’s always been” or “that’s life” …well I think “that’s crap!” 

For me, life should be something much more than that. It should also be about more than just working to survive, or working just for the money …whatever happened to working with passion and life fulfillment? 

…and yes, I was stuck there too for a long time and I felt many of the above effects as well.

I don’t know about you but when I get to the end, I don’t want to have any lingering regrets, especially if I had a chance to change something but didn’t do it. Even if it doesn’t work, at least I can say I gave it my best shot.

I think it’s sad too when people don’t at least give it a try because of fear …which usually stems from self-doubt, a lack of self-worth or a lack of self-esteem, etc.

I know a lot of people are trying to change their lives and better their circumstances but I think all too often we give up on our dreams and goals as soon as the going gets a little tough (myself included in the past!).

But don’t beat yourself up over it just yet, we’re not entirely to blame  …and there is a solution!

YES! I’d like to see how it works

The reason we continue to repeat the same things over and over in our lives and why we never seem to be able to get past a certain point …weather it’s in our careers, or in our relationships or even in our earning capacities…

…is because of our early (childhood) programming. 

Every single one of us has been programmed in one way or another. It’s not necessarily a bad thing, it’s just the way we learn and grow in early childhood and is inherent to our survival.

Our parents were the first ones to influence us, particularly in the first three years of our lives. Then there’s our siblings, teachers, friends and our society in general, including the media.

So, …now you know why. Which is great news! …because that means you can now consciously begin to change that programming to work for you. 

I’d like to ask you another question, if I may.

Do you remember how or why you got into the industry or job you’re in now? Chances are you’ve changed jobs a few times over the years but are still working in the same industry (perhaps you’re even self-employed)

Was it for any of these reasons?

  • It was expected of you. You were expected to follow in your parents’ footsteps or take over a       family business. Or perhaps just expected (pressured) to follow a certain career path.
  • It was what you studied for, so rather than waste the education (and money) you continued to work in that particular field (because of pressure or expectation).
  • You took whatever you could after leaving school. Particularly if you didn’t finish high school or have good grades.
  • You took on something you liked at the time thinking you would enjoy forever.
  • ✴Or perhaps you took what you thought was the easiest way of making money at the time.

For me, it was a couple of those. I didn’t like school very much, and consequently, didn’t do very well either. I wanted to leave school mid-year 10, but thankfully my mum (a school teacher) made me finish year 10 first. 

She also told me I had to have a full-time job before I could leave school, so being the stubborn mule that I was back then, I made sure I did.

It was actually through school-based work experience that I discovered that there was something about the kitchen I really enjoyed. So at the age of 16, I took on an apprenticeship as a chef. And I loved it! 

I completed my apprenticeship and worked in some of Melbourne’s (Australia) better restaurants before working overseas for several years as well, mostly in Hong Kong at the highly-awarded M at The Fringe restaurant (which has since closed).

I loved what I was doing for about 15 years until I started to question my career choice and the effects it was having on my life. 

I loved working with food but I wasn’t enjoying the industry any more …long hours every day on my feet, under pressure, with a fair whack of stress thrown in, wasn’t what I could see myself doing for the rest of my life, and I was only in my early thirties at that stage.

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But …I continued to work in the hospitality industry for several more years. 

Why? Because that was part of my programming. Also, I didn’t think I had the skills (or knowledge) to move into a different career or industry, which was partly because of my own self-worth and self-esteem issues at the time.

Can you see how most of us are taught (programmed) from very early on what’s expected of us? That’s just the way the system seems to work right?

Why is it that we’re all expected to go to school, get good grades, and go to uni (if you’re lucky) to get a “good” –  “well paid” – JOB?!

Don’t get me wrong, that suits some people down to the ground and there’s nothing wrong with that. 

But …why is it the only path that’s offered to us in terms of earning money and living a successful and satisfying life? We’re just not taught any other way at school, or by society in general. I really hope that changes one day soon.

Ask yourself this too:

  • ๏Is your job secure?
  • ๏Are you happy to go to work every day?
  • ๏Does your job fulfill your life?
  • ๏Is your job or career what you expected it to be?
  • ๏Do you like working for other people?
  • ๏Are you happy with what you earn for the hours you work?
  • ๏Do you have to work long hours to get your job done?
  • ๏Is your job physically and/or mentally tiring?
  • ๏Are you left with enough time and energy to enjoy your family and your life?
  • ๏Do you have enough money to live your best life?
  • ๏Are you tired of being tired?

…then it’s time for a change! 

We now live in an ever-evolving digital world …and we need to change and evolve with it. Jobs and businesses aren’t what they used to be either and will only continue to change over time.

Now I know how daunting that sounds to some people …because I was terrified when I first made the decision to start a digital business.

But I knew I had to stop selling my time for money if I ever wanted to live a more fulfilling and prosperous life with a passive income for financial security.

I was a complete technophobe too, to begin with. In fact, I didn’t even understand how my Facebook account worked (my wife set it up for me). 

I spent most of my life in the kitchen working with food, so I wouldn’t consider myself a techie kind of person at all …and yes, I was a little terrified at first.

But, in a relatively short amount of time I managed to change all that …and so can you!

With the right guidance, education, tools, training and support and the right business systems to follow and work with, getting an online business started is relatively easy these days…

…and I can show you how and where to start …it’s actually where I started, using the same business system and processes.

It won’t happen overnight and I’m not suggesting you should quit your day job just yet either, but with the right attitude, perseverance and commitment …you will get there.

You really only have to take one step at a time …there is nothing to lose and so much to gain!

Consider the difference more time would make to your life …not to mention an extra income with the possibility of leaving your job one day soon and running your own digital business.

Sounds great right?

Well if it does, then turn your dreams into a reality by taking some action! …take that next SMALL step …spend some time now to see how it works …the possibilities really are endless!

We have a free video series that will show you how to get the ball rolling. It will show you how to get a digital business of the ground …literally from the ground up.

You don’t need any business experience, prior knowledge, business ideas or products to sell, to get started online these days. There are lots of options available to us now that never existed before …you may be surprised at what you find.

On the technical side of things …if you can browse the internet, write and receive emails and watch videos …you’ll be fine. Remember …One Step At A Time!

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Let us help you create a life and a business you will LOVE!

Dominic

P.S. I really want you to get the most from these videos, so set aside some time to watch them and take some notes as you go …there’s so much great information to absorb …and remember …be open-minded and enjoy the process.

P.P.S. I have also linked my recommended reading list here that will give you a better understanding of how a passive income works and why we need it for our own personal freedom and fulfillment…I hope you enjoy. 😀

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No Need To Quit Your Day Job, YET!

No Need To Quit Your Day Job, YET!

In fact, you can start an online business in your spare time, ensuring you still have an income while you build momentum with your online ventures. 

This might be the perfect way to start for those of you who are new to this way of making money, or for those of you who might be a little skeptical about whether this actually works or not (like I was in the beginning).

The old (brick and mortar) way of starting a business has now changed. You don’t have to quit your day job and pour huge amounts of money and time into something that may not give you a return on your investment (ROI) for a number of years to come.

It is now possible to start building a business on the side, ensuring you still have a regular paycheque coming in. One of the biggest benefits of starting this way is that you can start learning the ins and outs of entrepreneurship before you quit your day job. 

Once you have matched (or overtaken) your weekly pay cheque on a regular basis, you can then “Leave The Job Grind Behind!” You can then spend as much time as you like on your business building it further. By this stage too, you will have a good understanding of how to scale your business to produce the results you want and need.

If you decided to keep your online business as a side hustle only, it’s still a great way of building a passive income (on the side). Ultimately though having a passive income to replace your job is the only real way of building long term wealth. While you continue to trade your time for money it’s almost impossible to build real wealth.

Check out the image below to see where you fit in. Most people are an “E” or an “S”, trading time for money. But where you need to be, to build real wealth, is a “B” or an “I”, leveraging your time, money, and resources.

I started my online business while working a 50-60 hour week. I’m not saying that was easy, it certainly had it’s challenges (especially on my time) but it’s doable. It would have been impossible for me to do the same with a brick and mortar business, and a full-time job!

The online technologies we have available to us these days are amazing (and only getting better every day), so getting started is now a relatively easy process. The sooner you can get yourself started the better. There is no wrong or right time and the risks are actually far fewer than if you wanted to start a brick and mortar business. 

One benefit is that no matter what your local economy is like (especially if it’s not so good), is that you’re not restricted to that one location or economy, as you can market yourself and your product or service anywhere in the world, and there’s always a booming economy happening somewhere in the world. 

Also, you don’t have to rent or buy a premises, you don’t have to worry about hiring staff and paying wages. You don’t have to worry about maintenance or utility costs or even purchasing stock these days.

Usually, the biggest cost to running an online business (at least to begin with) is marketing and advertising, but even that is a fraction of what your startup costs would be to get a brick and mortar business up and running.

Don’t know anything about marketing or advertising? And what about the cost of setting up a website I hear you ask! Well, there are many options out there to cover those, that don’t cost an arm and a leg. Again, when you compare it to a brick and mortar business there is really no comparison, especially for anyone (like me too in the beginning) who have limited resources to play with. 

So, if you’ve ever thought about starting your own business, quitting your job or starting a new career, then now is the time. There really isn’t any reason or excuse anymore for putting it off! 

So many people all over the word make (legitimate) money online with real online businesses. So why couldn’t that be you as well??

Do yourself a favour, and at least educate yourself on what’s out there and look at what’s possible…you might be pleasantly surprised. 

Follow the exact steps I took to get my business up and running. Check out my website intheboxdigital.com 

From there you will have access to a ton of information as well as access to some FREE Training Videos that will literally show you how to get started with your own online business right away.

There is literally everything you need at your fingertips these days, so don’t put it off any longer!

One small step now could lead to massive changes in your life.

Here’s to your success.

Dominic

My website: intheboxdigital.com 

Want To Start An Online Business?

Want to start an online business but don’t know where to start?

Knowing where (and how) to start an online business can be confusing, but it needn’t be. All you really need are the right tools and guidance and a proven system to follow.

In The Box Digital has all these things and more, and we’d love to help you achieve your online business goals. intheboxdigital.com 

Become a digital entrepreneur now and start building a real online business.

We help you build and grow an online business from scratch, including your website and funnels, with no prior experience needed. Whether you’re new to this or not, it doesn’t matter, we have everything you need to get you started.

We teach you how to market your business as well as help you establish a niche product or service online. You don’t need to have your own products to sell either, as we can show you how to start a business using other peoples products and services (one of the best ways to start).

We give you all the tools, technology and support needed to succeed online, with a 24/7 support team and a huge community of people to keep you on track at all times.

So what are you waiting for? It has never been easier to start a business online. As they say, “tomorrow never comes” – take action now!

Take a look at the website now and see how easy it is to get started right away intheboxdigital.com 

If you want to build long term wealth through a passive income business then this is where you begin, you’ve got nothing to lose except more time!

If you’re really serious about becoming an online business owner and joining the new rich, then you need to at least take a look at all the opportunities available.

Start now by clicking here at intheboxdigital.com where you can find links to our free training series and a heap more information.

There’s nothing more powerful than information, so arm yourself with as much as you can get!

Hope to see you on the other side

Dominic.

Recommended Books

Hi all, I thought I’d share with you a shortlist of books I recommend reading. In fact, I think they should be essential reading for anyone who is new to the idea of starting your own business, whether an online business or not, and serious about changing your life financially.

More importantly, these books explain the importance of a passive income and how to build real wealth over time with the right knowledge. I believe a lot of people don’t really understand this fully and the power a passive income has to change your life forever, and the importance of a passive in the wealth-building process.

Ongoing education is one of the most important things you MUST do if you want long term financial success in your life. 

Invest in yourself and never stop learning!

Many years ago I was stuck in a job that I didn’t like and started to resent, and in an industry that was very demanding. I was working very long hours on my feet every day and really not enjoying what I was doing at all anymore (you can check out my bio here for more on that story). What’s more, I didn’t know what to do next or where to turn to.

These are the books (the first one in particular) that got me started on my new journey and thinking about money in a different way. It helped me understand how most of us think about money and the way we work for it, and why we need to change that pattern of thinking if we want to build real wealth for ourselves over time that gives us true financial freedom!

You’ve probably seen or heard about these books before (they’ve been around for a while now) but if you haven’t read them yet, I can’t recommend them highly enough. They are also written in a way that’s easy to understand and will get you wanting more!

If you only read one book, then make it the first one here, it’s the best book to start with anyway. The first 3 books are all by Robert T. Kiyosaki. (Links provided below)

  1. Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money – That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! 
  2. Rich Dad’s CASHFLOW Quadrant: Rich Dad’s Guide to Financial Freedom
  3. Rich Dad’s Guide to Investing: What the Rich Invest In That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
  4. The Richest Man in Babylon

These few books are a good place to start. Where you go from there will depend upon the vehicle you wish to use to achieve your goals. There are many ways of doing so these days. As well as the older more traditional ways of building wealth, the internet now provides us with many more opportunities.

I wish some of these were around when I first began. I think it’s so much easier and cheaper now (with the internet) to set up a business that will give you a long term passive income.

In my opinion, one of the best places to start is with affiliate marketing, but that conversation is for another time. However, if you would like more information on how to get started online, please visit my website intheboxdigital.com

Let me know what you think of these books and what value you got from them! Happy reading!

Here’s to your financial success.

Dominic

Traditional Vs Modern Ways Of “Earning A Living”

A New Era Emerges

6 August 1991. It doesn’t seem that long ago really, and a pretty insignificant day for most of us, but that was the day the world wide web went live to the world with the very first public website. 

Who would have guessed the impact it would have on our lives in such a short amount of time. Even now, less than 30 years on, it’s difficult to imagine what life would be like without the internet. 

The internet has impacted just about every single person on the planet in one way or another, even indirectly, without you even knowing it. It’s really difficult to imagine life now without the internet.

So many things have changed since then. Just look at how we do our banking, our shopping, find a date, do research, communicate, or even watch TV. Nearly every aspect of our life has been touched by the internet and modern technology.

Businesses, in general, have changed dramatically too, even for those that were in business long before the internet began. Many businesses collapsed after the internet started because they didn’t understand it well enough (or it’s potential) or they just didn’t move quickly enough to utilize it properly. For those that did though, the rewards were huge!

The Change Ahead

Along with those obvious changes also came some not so obvious ones. Particularly when it comes to making money online for the individual. Many people think that it’s only big business that can make money online and in reality, nothing could be further from the truth. 

Individuals all around the globe make money online every day, and there are a number of different ways and platforms to do so (which we’ll touch on a little later on).

So let’s look at that for a moment, and what that could mean for you and your life.

One possibility is that you could now (potentially) replace your income (your job) by learning how to make money online, and it’s not as difficult as you might think. There are many tools, platforms, mentors, and programs out there that can get you started almost right away. And the best part is you don’t need to outlay a ton of money or be an expert in marketing or the internet to get started, you just need to be willing to start learning something new!

Many of us (myself included) were bought up to think that the only way to make money was to go to school and study hard for years in the hope of one day getting a well-paid job. Or if you were really good at what you did (and could raise enough capital), you could start your own business, usually working even more hours per week to make it work than you would have to in a job.

This suits some people of course, but for many others, they’re now stuck in a job they’d rather not be doing or have very little passion for anymore. Worse still, they don’t know what to do to change their current situation and move forward with their lives (and that was me for many years too). 

We weren’t taught at school how to follow our dreams or passions, instead, we were taught to be “practical” and learn something that would secure us a job. In the long run though, that’s not very life fulfilling for many people.

This traditional way of earning a living is simply “trading your time for money”, and that can be very limiting too, as you only have a certain number of hours per week to earn that money.

Alternatively, you could earn a “passive income”. There are numerous ways of doing this, both on and offline, but doing it online can give you a massive advantage. HOW? By giving you the power to leverage the internet to massively scale your business online (your new job). This can now be done faster and easier than ever before.

One of the easiest ways of getting started online is to become an affiliate marketer. This is when you align yourself with a particular company’s product or service, which is usually something you like or are passionate about. You then promote their product and earn a commission every time someone purchases a product through you.

There are obviously a few things to know and learn here to make this work properly, which is why some help and training is recommended, but it’s not difficult at all and can be learned and implemented in a relatively short space of time.

There’s one thing to remember here though. These are NOT “get rich quick” schemes. They require a certain amount of work and effort, especially in the beginning, to make them work (like any business does) but are highly rewarding in the end when you do things right.

So, if you’re stuck in a job right now or just want something more from life than just the same old, same old, then take a look at the exact path I took to begin my own online journey. It might be just the thing you need to help you transform your life into something special as well.

What’s Important

If having more time in your life is just as important to you as having more money, then you owe it to yourself (as well as your family) to consider “what else is possible”

I have put together access to a free webinar that will explain how things work as well as access to free training workshops that will give you information on how you too can get started creating an income online.

Please enjoy, and here’s to changing your life one step at a time.

Dominic

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Stop Trading Your Time For Money! Transform Your Life With A Passive Income.

If I told you you could learn how to replace your income from a job, or from whatever work you’re currently doing, would you be curious enough to want to know how??

Many people go to work every day to jobs they don’t really want or like, but do it anyway because they need to pay the bills and look after their families! Is that you too?

Can you relate to any of these reasons for wanting to change your work-life balance?

  • Your life is no longer fulfilled by your job or work
  • You spend too much of your time commuting to and from work
  • You no longer have the passion for your job anymore
  • You’re not paid enough for your skills and knowledge (and resent it!)
  • Your job is stressful and tiring
  • You work too many hours every week
  • You don’t have time anymore for your family or friends
  • You no longer have the time or money for a proper vacation
  • You resent your boss
  • You feel used and under-appreciated
  • You’re bored with your job
  • You resent not having the time anymore to pursue your passions or dreams
  • Maybe you want to study but don’t have the time or energy
  • Or maybe you don’t believe in yourself enough anymore to make a change!

If you can relate to any of the above you’re not alone. In fact, most of the above reasons were me for a long time too! So I changed that, and so can YOU! You don’t necessarily need to know how everything works right now, you just need to take one step at a time and be willing to learn something new. 

It’s a bit like driving a car. You don’t need to know how the mechanics work to drive a car, and all it took to learn was someone to show you how and a little bit of practice. And before you knew it you were driving a car without having to think about what gear you needed next.

And it’s very much the same with learning any new skill really.

The world is changing rapidly and so is the way many people “earn a living”. The traditional “job” is not the only way anymore. The internet has bought us a whole new set of technologies that can help us make money online. The old way of trading your time for money is definitely not the only way anymore, as there are so many more options available to us now.

I think that there are a few misconceptions around this as well. One is that earning money online is not a “job”, when in fact, like any business it doe’s need some work and attention. But the whole point here is, that it doesn’t require the same amount of time and effort to achieve the same (and possibly even better) results for your life.

The second one is, “you need to be a computer expert” or “understand how the internet and online marketing work” to make a living online. Nothing could be further from the truth these days. There are many great training platforms out there (and many dodgy ones as well) that can start you on a journey of transformation.

Another common misconception is that you need to have your own product or service to sell online. If you do that’s great, but it’s not essential. There are ways of selling other people’s products and services online by aligning yourself with specific businesses as an affiliate to promote and sell their products for a commission.

I have a hospitality background and spent most of my working life in the kitchen. I knew nothing about internet marketing or making an income online before I started. I just made a decision to learn something new and chose the right program, mentors, and tools to learn what I needed to learn to get me started. And you don’t need to know everything either before you start, you just need to make a decision to get started!

If you’re curious enough to want to learn more about how this could transform your life and look at the exact same path I took to get me here today, then click on any of the links below.

I have put together access to a free webinar that will explain how this all works as well as access to free training workshops that will give you instant useable information you can use to start creating an income online.

Please enjoy, and here’s to transforming your life one step at a time.

Dominic

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6 Great Ways To Make Money Online

With the technology we have today, it has never been easier to make some extra money online. You might want to use the money for a dream vacation or for some new clothes. You might just need some money to pay the bills. You may also be considering something a bit more long term, that will give you a passive income on a continual basis. 

Whatever your reasons, here are 6 ways you can make money online, with some that can be implemented right away.

1. Sell Used Items 

We’re starting with the most obvious one of course, but chances are you have some books, clothes, electronics, jewelry, furniture or other valuable items around your house that are not being used any more, or perhaps are just not needed any longer. If this is something that you’ve never tried before, somewhere like eBay or Gumtree would be a good place to start. They make the selling process very simple and often yield pretty quick results.

There are even companies online that will sell your stuff for you, so you don’t have to do a thing. You can easily find companies online that will sell your unwanted things.

2. Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is a great way to earn passive income online. This can be done in a number of different ways, but essentially it’s done by aligning yourself with an online business(s) who will pay you for referring clients, who then go on to purchase a product or service from them. Many companies these days offer affiliate programs. Search their websites for affiliate programs.

The best companies to align yourself with are the ones that you may already use or have an interest or passion with. Let’s say your passion is photography, then you might want to align yourself, as an affiliate (an ambassador), with a company that sells photographic equipment or even somewhere like Amazon.

It’s not difficult to get started either, usually, it’s just an online registration process, and you’re ready to go.

But …I would recommend doing some online research first or attending an affiliate marketing seminar or workshop before you begin, just to find out what particular niche might suit you best as well as learn things like how to advertise yourself effectively online. Marketing is key here!

3. Write a Blog

It’s easy to set up an online blog page these days using a number of different websites, or even by posting regularly on social media sites. It’s important to remember though, that you need to have value-driven and engaging content that will build user engagement and support. 

If you’re not sure how to write an engaging blog, you could start with some video tutorials on somewhere like YouTube to get you going.

Once you’re up and running you can then link yourself to products and services online and be paid a commission on every sale that’s made from your referral (as an affiliate essentially).

Writing blogs can be a lot of fun too. Usually writing about something that you know about, or are passionate about is a good place to start. Keep it real and relevant.

4. Write Online Articles

There are numerous sites online that will pay you to write articles for them (or their clients). This is a great way for writers (or anyone who likes writing) to show off their abilities and hone their skills at the same time, and get paid for it! Generally, you get paid for each article (or the number of words) you write. 

You will usually need to register with an online (copywriting) site first, and then you can write as many articles as you like. Some companies pay more than others, so make sure you do your homework, but there isn’t a limit to the number of sites you could be registered with.

5. Test Apps 

We live in a fast-moving, technology-driven world these days where apps are becoming more and more popular. Many companies around the globe are now designing and developing their own apps, and need testers to make sure they work properly before they’re released to the general public.

You can register to become an app tester and make money testing apps for these companies, getting paid for each app tested. Each company will provide you with specific instructions and criteria to follow for testing their apps depending on what they need to be developed. All you’ll need is access to technology such as a smartphone or iPad (and the internet of course).

6. Create your own Website

One of the best ways to make money with your own website is to have advertises place their own ads on your site. However, you need to be able to drive traffic to your site first, before anyone will consider advertising with you. 

This is where you could link your blog posts to your website. Once you have a good following for your blogs, you can then drive people to your website.

Keep in mind though, that your website also needs to provide something of value or interest that will entice people to visit your site as well. 

In reality, there are a few ways you can make money with your own website. Firstly, you can earn money from paid advertises on your site, and depending on the kind of website you set up, people could also then purchase something from you (like a product or service). You could also have links from your website to your affiliate partners’ websites so that any purchase from there would earn you a commission. 

Now, as good as all that sounds, it can be a little tricky (and costly) to set up your own website, especially if it’s your first time at doing anything like this. However, there are ways of doing it yourself. 

I use a company called WordPress (wordpress.org) to set up and build my websites. They have all the tools you need to put a website together, plus support and advice to help you along the way.

Another company I use in conjunction with WordPress is AWeber. AWeber helps you with things like list building, automated email responders and subscription banners (plus a whole lot more). Check out Aweber here, and WordPress on the link above (see what I just did!)

I have also linked here for you, a free “What To Write” PDF from AWeber which has some fill-in-the-blank email templates to make getting started even easier.

To get up and running, you will first need to register a domain name. This could be a business name of your choice (if available) or even your own name, depending on what your site or service is about, and then find a server to host your site. Domain names and hosting services are easily found online. 

And lastly, update and maintain your website regularly. Have a look at my website here (no subscription needed) to get an idea about what’s possible online these days using the internet and the many tools that are available to help you succeed online.

So, making money online can be quite simple. And the best part is, you can do this from anywhere in the world, day or night, and all you need is a phone or laptop and an internet connection. 

You get to control your work schedule too, whether you want to work a little or a lot, controlling how much you earn in the process.

A genuine passive income can really change your life and the lives of those around you. It can provide you with more time and money to live and create a lifestyle you will love.

Many people have been able to give up their day jobs and live the “laptop lifestyle” by implementing some simple (and proven) online strategies, that really work

That could be you too soon!

If you would like to learn more about how I got started, and the step-by-step system I followed with my own online business, then please check out my website here,

You will discover how easy it is to build a business online and a life you truly love!

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When would you like to retire?

By Dominic Stefanatos

Life begins

Most of us probably don’t think about retirement until we’re in our late 40’s or early 50’s. Let’s face it, before then it seems like a long way off, somewhere in the distant future. 

Suddenly though, we’re in our early to mid 50’s and it doesn’t seem that far off anymore, maybe only 10 or 12 more years down the track. And it’s often about then, that we start to think about what life will be like after work. Whether you’re retiring from a job or perhaps you’re self-employed or own your own business, we all want (or need) to retire at some point in time. 

But, how ready are we? Do we have enough money to last us for the rest of our lives? And how long is that going to be anyway?? For most of us (including myself), we couldn’t actually answer that question with any certainty. So, unless you’re already a multi-millionaire, chances are you may be worried or even stressed about the prospect of not having enough money to survive in retirement, as I was.

Here are some figures on what the average balance for both men and women should look like within each age bracket according to the ASFA.

Age Average balance – men Average balance – women
20-24 $5,924 $5,022
25-29 $23,712 $19,107
30-34 $43,583 $33,748
35-39 $64,590 $48,874
40-44 $99,959 $61,922
45-49 $145,076 $87,543
50-54 $172,126 $99,520
55-59 $237,022 $123,642
60-64 $270,710 $157,049

Source: Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia, Superannuation account balances by age and gender 2015-16

(Click the link above for access to more facts and  figures from the ASFA website including this retirement standards report)

Will your super be enough to retire on? 

Even if your balance is above most others at your age, will it be enough for a comfortable retirement?

The Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) notes that “many people will still retire with inadequate superannuation savings to fund the lifestyle they want in retirement”, and that “most people retiring in the next few years will rely partially or substantially on the Age Pension for some or all of their retirement”, again due to “inadequate super savings”

So, where are you positioned? For many of us, it’s outside of where we need to be to retire adequately, let alone comfortably, and that’s what scared me the most. It was plainly obvious to me that I wouldn’t have anywhere near enough money to retire on, which in turn meant I would probably have to keep on working past retirement age.

That was not an option for me! And that’s when I was forced to consider some alternatives (which I will share with you in a moment)

So what next?

Well, a lot will depend on your age and current circumstances, but there are definitely a number of options and strategies available to you. You will need to talk to a good financial planner about what’s going to work best for you. They will need to evaluate things like your current financial position, taking into account your age, your current super holdings, and your income potential and assets, etc. They should also be able to help with advice on things like

  • Salary sacrifice and extra contributions
  • Finding lost super you may have forgotten about
  • Superfund consolidation to minimize fees
  • Insurance options
  • The importance of a legal and binding will
  • Taxation strategies
  • Superfund investment options
  • Alternative investment options
  • Savings strategies
  • Budgeting and planning
  • Alternative income streams

Alternative income streams?

Another way of securing your financial future (no matter what your age is now) would be to think about ways of creating a passive income. 

What is a passive income?

A passive income is money you earn multiple times over for setting up something once, with little time or maintenance required to keep it running. In other words, you stop trading your time for money. 

Examples of this would be, a rental income from property, royalties from a book or trademark, dividends through a share portfolio, affiliate marketing or online business.

The latter two are my personal favourites for a number of reasons

  • They cost a fraction of the price to set up and maintain. You don’t have the on-going cost of staff, rent, and utilities that are generally associated with a traditional business.
  • Your business can be managed from anywhere in the world at any time of the day or night.
  • There are no limits on when you can do business.
  • There are no limits on the number of products or services you can provide.
  • It takes a fraction of your time to manage compared to a regular storefront business.
  • They are Highly Scaleable! Which has the potential for massive income.
  • They give you an uncapped Passive Income. 
  • They have the potential for Multiple Income Streams.

Again, I would suggest talking to a financial planner or a good accountant if you think that this is something that could help you now or in the future. However, I would also suggest looking into it a little further before you talk to them so that you have a clear idea of what you want and how it all works.

If you would like any more information about building a passive income, or to find out a little more about me, please click here. From there you will have access to other pages that will explain how this all works in much more detail.

Thank you for reading this far, and I hope to see you on the other side.

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