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Financial Independence From Parents
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Financial Independence From Parents

Haha! I did it! I found a catchy title that ensured you'd want to read this article. I know, it was somewhat mean of me, but the truth is, I did it on purpose. You're the person for whom this article is intended.

We all talk about moving away from home, of not being told by mom and dad what to do and when to do it, and of doing things our way. The truth is, that's not a bad thing. It's not necessarily the 'clutches' we feel we're being held in that create that need for independence. The transition from adolescence to adulthood is a process and becoming self sufficient and learning to take care of ourselves is a significant part of that process.

Going to school out of town, dorming and studying a trade are great steps in the right direction. At the end of the day, money makes the world go round... That being said though, metal coins and paper bills are not what we strive to attain. Rather, it's what money can help us reach for and achieve that generates the craze for green (and blue and purple if you're from Canada like me :).

The honest way to make some dough is to work for it. That being said it does not have to be hard. Doing business online is a great way to bring in some cash - passively. That is, be busy doing whatever the hell you want, while someone somewhere is depositing money into your bank account.

'How to become financially independent' is a catch phrase that gets millions of us on board some sketchy scheme created to draw some money out of us and then proceed to teach us, um, not much at all. The only person getting rich that way is the uncaring guy behind the scam.

So, where can I make money online?

With that introduction, it is not difficult to make money online and in fact, you can get rich from making money online - I just detest the word quick. Yes, I agree we all want to bring in the dough, and bring it in fast, but as we learned way back when, slow and steady wins the race.

Ok, I don't want to be one of those people that just rants on and on, but gives no actual info. So, here goes.

In my last article I discussed how a blog can be a money-making venture. So, you've got your blog set up and you've decided to take advantage of what's already there. That's great! I'm going to start with the affiliate marketing as I believe there's a ton of untapped potential there. It's simple and gives you control of what it is you want to promote and get out to the world.

And it's the beginning of your process of attaining financial independence from parents.

Firstly, you've got to choose a product you want to promote. This will probably be something you've bought or used and been happy or had success with and want to tell others about. It could be something new that's really hot right now and lots of people are searching for (in which case, be careful of getting 'lost in the crowd') or it could just be something that you know a whole lot about and have the information to share.

Next, google product name + affiliate program and see what comes up. Find a program that suits your needs - and make sure the payout makes it worth your time and effort :-) . You will most likely have to fill out a simple form and either you will be approved on the spot or the company will get back to you - usually within a 24-48 hour time frame - and you will be sent your own affiliate link.

Choose something you're passionate about marketing and you know enough to talk about. Obviously, you have tested the product / service and are not just basing your information off of someone else's website. Honesty is always the best policy.

And now... it's time to add your personal affiliate link to your blog. Again, it should be self understood that whatever it is you are promoting should tie into your blog - preferably within the same niche or if it's simply a personal blog, then blog your own product review.

Best of luck and be patient :-)


Street Talk

You make it sound so simple....this is soooo hard to do well! Thanks for sharing

Reply
  about 8 years ago

It is simple. Fact. It requires a lot of effort. Fact. But one fact doesn't contradict the other. Yes, this may be something that is hard to well, but that doesn't have to scare anyone from actually going forward and doing something about it... Good luck :-)

Reply
  about 8 years ago
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