The Barefootaffiliate, aka Michael Dubhthaigh
Welcome. At the moment this Covid thing is confusing and frustrating the hell out of many of us, maybe all of us!. But hey, what can we do?
Well, try to keep positive is one thing, but probably easier said than done.
Times are changing, I don’t know what the world will be like at the end of all this, and it is hard to be optimistic when there is so much uncertainty around.
Many people are smiling (with worried looks ), because governments are handing out money. Small business in Australia are looking at the fine print before applying for any handouts.
A massive regulatory system regarding employees entitlements, Leasing agreements, insurances, union agreements, would probably have many small business owners just throw their arms up in the air, shut the doors and go down an register for unemployment.
Many have mortgaged the house, so, they move between a rock and a hard place.
There are alternatives though
There is great potential to earn an online income, and the most efficient way to do this is by having a blog.
Yeah I know, you Have Heard it all Before
But it is True.
Unfortunately this is probably not much help to you at this minute, but the potential has always been there. With a bit of guidance say, 12 months ago, you may have by now had something coming in help take the pressure off your finances. If you had of started 5 years ago who knows?
Many stay at home mum’s are killing it! This place is full of them
- Incomes in developing countries are rising, as internet connectivity becomes more readily available to more people, and their attention is hooked on electronic devices.
- The logic should follow, that more companies will use affiliates to expand their reach into these countries to gather data and increase sales.
- This involves a lot of things, but high on the list is good content and search engine optimization. (SEO). Both need to be of a high standard to reach a wider audience.
- It is not hard for a company, even very small ones to set up an affiliate program.
- With more than $16.9 billion (yes Billion), in online transactions in the last year why wouldn’t they?
How much Money can you Make?
How long is a piece of string?
My logo says From Steel Caps to Flip Flops. It didn’t happen overnight for me. You might be different.
Some people can make the transition happen more quickly than others. From my experience it depends on circumstances, time being the most critical. Money is hardly ever the issue.
You can blog on anything. What do you like?, Hi-Tech stuff, Gardening, Music, Drones, Health, Art, Languages, Music.. etc, It can be a blog advertising your services on another site or promoting your brick and motor business.
Whatever it is a properly formatted and updated blog will take your business to another level.
There are many beautiful places in the world, what if you were able to have an extended stay and earn enough to cover all your recurring expenses at home.
The Problem though, across the world there are large disparities in incomes.
If you were to work in some country you really liked, you would ( most likely), barely earn enough to cover your weekly living expenses. Having a monetized blog would go a long way to making your stay more enjoyable.
Are Young people are at an Advantage ?
If you have no commitments and plan your trips, you have many overseas work opportunities to take advantage of. Writing about your adventures on your blog will increase engagement and $$$’s. Hundreds are already doing this.
While the young may have more work opportunities, an older couple may be looking at business or retirement opportunities. You could be blogging on your experiences and helping others with your advise and expertise.
Most of go through Life in a State of Quiet Desperation. Just Meeting Living Expenses and Debt.
Things had been good. I was earning a six-figure income, I had a lot of leave due and had taken a trip to South America.
Machu Picchu had been on my bucket list, ever since reading about it one rainy day when I was about 14.
But time moves fast, and in the ebb and flow of life, marriage, kids, work, divorce, work, it seemed like a wish never to be fulfilled, until one of my daughters said “Dad, just do it”.
After an enjoyable extended holiday, I was now unemployed. The work wanted pages were full of ads by people wanting any sort of work, at any price ( a race to the bottom). My contact list were as desperate as I was for work.
My generosity for giving at holiday’s or relatives birthday’s diminished to cards only. The only income I had, came from a few bee hives I kept as a hobby.
Working with construction companies is living the life of a Gypsy. Time to stop still, do something for me.
Why I did this Is no longer a mystery. We are programmed to have a job. If ( like me ), you have been a salaried or wage employee for a long period of then, it is like an addiction and hard to break free from it.
A status thing. I have a job.
Working for yourself is deterred by any number of bureaucracies, who demand you have registrations, licences, numbers, and reporting schedules, checks for insurances’s and compliance, even telling you what hours your business can open and shut.
For many wanting to start a business and make a small fortune they have to start with a large one. A lot of it probably borrowed.
Breaking Free of Self Limiting Beliefs
What we seek most is smoothing. Smoothing of life’s ups and downs. Smoothing of finances.
Unless we change our belief system this isn’t going to happen.
We are encouraged to limit ourselves by government, friends and relatives. We take their opinions and adopt their limiting attitudes.
A Quick Story About My Bees.
Things That Test You.
I had robbed ( harvested honey ), my hives about a month earlier and everything being good at the time. I left only a bare minimum for the bees, with good conditions, I thought they will pick their food stocks up in no time.
A month later, I packed my bee tools and suit and went to check on my hives. It wasn’t good, some hives were struggling with infestations of hive beetle. Humidity and hot weather were taking their toll.
After a few hours of cleaning hive beetle traps and setting new bait, clearing the ground around the hives and other maintenance. I went and visited some farmers to see if could put more bee hives on their land.
I was feeling good after a productive day.
Anyone who knows anything about Bees knows there is work involved.
- They are busy, you need to keep with them.
- Making hive boxes.
- The tedious task of making frames and putting on wax.
- Pest control.
- Transporting them from one site to another.
- Harvesting, extracting frames, bottling the honey, storing extracted frames properly.
A couple of weeks later a cyclone tore through the area wiping out my hives, and wrecking the properties where they were situated.
Back To A Life Of Quiet Desperation.
Back between a rock and a hard place, I found work again in the construction industry, but with all the new rules and legislation my work load was very different to what I had been used to.
Coherent, logical work flows delayed because of obscure permits required for the movement of anything. Plus the money was about the same as when I last worked in the industry.
More work same pay packet.
Many of us just go with the flow and never make any real effort to change our self limiting beliefs.
I had read or heard this quote somewhere. “A nurse had asked a dying patient if they had any regrets in their life”. I thought about it for a minute and my answer would have been, ” Yeah I just accepted the status quo and never tried to live on my own terms”.
The Future is Online.
This is generally accepted as being a no brainer
There are many options for earning an income online, I had tried E- Bay in the past with limited success, but the internet has developed a lot more in the years since I had done that.
I like the idea of drop shipping or making small things and selling them off my own site. A future plan perhaps.
Surfing online one night I came across Wealthy Affiliate. I had a look at what they were offering and decided it was not one of the hundreds of scams infesting the online world. The link here
A look at Wealthy Affiliate
With Wealthy Affiliate absolutely everything about your learning experience is live and interactive.
You can engage and communicate directly within the lessons and get help with any questions that you may have.
Live Chat, Live Classes, Live Interaction, and Live Expert Help are all big components of my educational experience at Wealthy Affiliate.
It is a very active community that will help you be the best you can possibly be. Everyone deserves to feel good.
Wealthy Affiliate offers 2 free websites and more if you go Premium, which have what every other web host and website builder in the world does not have.
People with limited education and IT skills who have become members of wealthy affiliate, have done amazing things in a short period of time.
I am not saying you will become a millionaire, but if you have some income coming in (passively), then you are doing a bit better than most others who are continually on a budget.
First I had to decide that I wanted to make a change. But, with more than $6 billion in online transactions last year, blogging is only going to get bigger.
For what you get, it is as cheap as chips, But, You don’t have to take my word for it. See for yourself by clicking here.
I share experiences good and bad, and work at upgrading my self conscious and redesigning my environment.
Feel free to Contact me. firstname.lastname@example.org
copyright©2019 The Barefoot Affiliate.All rights reserved.
https://the-bare-foot-affiliate.com/ website, I am an affiliate marketer and I will receive payment from advertisers should you purchase anything from a link on this site. This is at no extra cost to you.
I just don’t publish any old garbage. If it looks like rubbish I will tell you.
This site may contain links to external websites that are not provided or maintained by or in any way affiliated with barefoot-affiliate.
Also note that the barefoot-affiliate does not guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of any information on these external websites.