Compared to a lot of online or at-home jobs we’ve covered, these don’t involve starting your own company or your own website. I’m focusing here on jobs that are already set up by an organized company that require no experience and you can start within a week.
We also thought it was important to address the first steps to take to reach financial independence… and also acknowledge that not everyone is currently in a position to get to financial freedom. The truth is, ‘just save more’ or ‘be frugal’ are not adequate pieces of advice if you’re in a tough situation. Sometimes, you need to do more than just cut back on consumerism.
In the next five minutes you can start a blog or purchase a $1,000 course. But that won’t give you a business.
That will give you a thing that can become a business, once you take the time to actually plan, consider your goals, and do the work.
I want to protect you from wasting money and hours, months, or years of time hustling for a business that isn’t right for you. From facing setbacks you could have avoided had you asked the right questions. From buying thousands of dollars of MLM inventory your friends don’t want.
I was about to walk into my boss’ office and ask for my first pay raise. Somehow, I managed to negotiate my rate from $7.25 an hour to $7.75! *cha-ching*
We weren’t sure how long it would take to get another job and what job that might be. It wouldn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that this was a low point in my career, or at least I thought it would be.
Now, this could be a sob story about how unemployed life is hard, but it’s not.
Since I was laid off 4 years ½ years ago, I have increased my salary by over 100%.
One of the biggest challenges for the middle class is figuring out how to make ends meet while still saving for your goals! Sometimes …
It’s about money but it’s also about time. How quickly can you see a return from either cutting back or increasing your income?
Those were the kind of decisions that I then started to make as I realized that this debt is gonna be gone: what now, where do I go with my life after debt, what does that look like for me? And for me, it was really figuring out what success looks like for me, what things that I value, and why am I doing all of this? Now that the debt is paid off, what now?
There’s a lot of stories out there about people who make six figures, but not much on how exactly to do it.
Or you can find plenty of “get rich quick & easy” advice, encouraging you to take big risks for a big payoff. That’s great, but they neglect to mention all the people who did that and failed. They’re also short on specifics. “Come up with a million dollar business idea!” sounds great, but, um, how.
The results are staggering. The spending and earning lines move further apart from each other every year by a bigger amount. That’s a gap that’s improving by leaps and bounds.
I realized maybe if I got my finances in order, I could really start pursuing a life that I was happy to live.
How exactly are you supposed to quantify your worth in a way that’s useful – especially in negotiations?