Have you ever considered living the laptop lifestyle, with the ability to work anywhere in the world, and laying a solid foundation to gaining financial security and growth?
If you said yes, it means you are considering moving from the traditional economy to the digital economy.
When I started my digital adventure, I realised that just having a laptop, being connected to the internet and starting an online business didn’t mean all the amazing income was coming effortlessly.
I realised that the most important thing was to commit to learning new skills and follow-through.
In previous years, when someone came along and presented an opportunity to me, my usual response was, “yes, I will give a try.” But now, I understand that trying was never enough.
I didn’t have a big enough vision to pursue my dreams to keep me committed to my goal of transitioning from traditional to digital.
After failing our first business, my husband, on many occasions, told me to stick to my job, which was “safe and secure.”
I could understand his reasoning. Only twenty years ago, we didn’t have internet, so for him, it was a completely different way of thinking. Trading time for money was and still is the usual way.
Back then, who could imagine you could have a system where it could be working for you 24/7, 365 days whether you are working or not.
Having the choice to spend time in any country and do a little bit of work in the mornings and a little bit of work in the evenings, was unthinkable.
Our perspective pre-internet was utterly different. Many of us have to work on our mindset and be open-minded.
Learning new things and putting the commitment and effort is what we need to make that transition. And very importantly, to make the transition easier you need to belong to a like-minded community.
Thankfully, I learnt to listen to my inner voice and made decisions based on my due diligence.
I decided to stop ‘trying’ and make a real commitment to pursuing my dreams. I told myself to stick to it, no matter how long it will take me.
You too can let go of the everything that is limiting you and once and for all pursue your dreams. But before you can, you need to identify
What is stopping you?
I can’t afford to quit my job to start a business
If you truly want something you will find the time.
I am a full-time carer and responsible for all my husband’s needs, the administration and household duties. Even though he tries to help me, I am aware of his limitations.
We also have a son who has MS and I want to keep an eye on him and give him a hand whenever possible.
The digital opportunity has been a blessing to me; the flexibility to work at my convenience is invaluable.
I get up at 5 am every morning to work on my mindset and my business. Ideally, I would spend a lot more time doing what I love, but for now, I work 2 to 3 hours on my business while taking care of my family during the day.
How much more likely are you going to follow through when you are actually enjoying what you are doing?
You don’t have to quit your job, but when you find what you love, you will be so committed that there is no way that you are going to continue working for someone else for years.
I don’t have any technical skills
When I started my online business, I had some necessary skills, but through my training, I have been learning new ones.
The fact is that you and anybody else can learn to advertise online, set up a blog, create content or any other skill.
The best thing with this kind of industry is that age is no longer a barrier. Young people and seniors, male or females, all over the world can easily succeed. It all comes back to attitude. Are you prepared to learn new things?
You only have to find a world-class marketing system and training platform that has the potential to help you become successful with a support team and community to help you achieve your financial and personal goals.
I don’t know how to market online.
Yes, we need to learn how to effectively market online and there are abundant ways you can do that, either through video, written word, or through digital advertising or marketing.
Once again, this is something anyone can learn. That is why, you need to choose a program that teaches you the basics of online marketing customer acquisition, just imagine what you can do with that knowledge.
I don’t enjoy selling or cold calling.
More and more people are buying online and the last thing they want is a cold caller or phone sales.
When you learn how to do business effectively online, all of that is taking care through marketing systems, and the approach you can take online for customer acquisition.
I am learning how to attract customers for the products or services I am representing, and it doesn’t involve any selling or cold calling.
I don’t want to store inventory or do fulfilment.
You don’t have to do any of that with Affiliate Marketing.
Your job is to promote other businesses, products or services. No storing or fulfilment necessary. In fact, you can even sell your physical products and not worry about it either.
There are lots of different ways that you can completely automate the fulfilment process of the delivery of products and services, and you don’t even have to take payments.
Amazon is an example. They have FBA (Fulfilment By Amazon).
You can source products, for example from China, get them ready in China, label them ready for Amazon FBA, shipment to the Amazon warehouse where they will store them for you.
When people buy your products, Amazon will take the payments, ship the products for you and deal with refunds or customer service. You will receive your money week in week out for the sale of your products.
I don’t know where to start.
Once you are open-minded about the idea and have a positive attitude that you can do this, you need to know where to start.
I can only speak from my experience. I went through The Process:
- Identify what you want to focus on; in my case was Affiliate Marketing.
- Go online, look for your area of interest, and find a good company that offers Affiliate programs.
- Choose your area of interest, are they digital products, physical or a combination of both.
- Refer customers to the company of your choice, and you will get a commission for the referrals you make.
The advantage with Affiliate Marketing is that you can start right now.
As I have been saying all along, you need to learn new skills, find the right company, support team and community to help you through your journey.
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I hope that this short article was able to give you an insight into the benefits of transitioning from traditional to digital.
Please share your thoughts and dreams. I find that when you share them, they come alive and you feel the energy to move on.
To Your Success,
P. S. “You will never find time for anything. You must make it.“ — Charles Buxton. M