The explosive growth of online micro-businesses has been nothing short of astounding. The ability for the average person, to now get started simply with a computer connected online, and reach hundreds of thousands even millions of people on a daily basis, offers a tiny insight in to the true potential of working online.
Beginning with the Premise of Freedom
And yet, the main reason people to get started in the first place is usually a misplaced ideal, that it is easy to earn money online.
‘Nothing to it’ – digital marketers tell you, ‘Thousands of people out there for the taking’ – Social media experts claim, ‘I can help you’ says the life coach, business coach and health coach. ‘Look at me, copy my idea’ the savvy blogger tells you.
The honest truth is, while it is the promise of an easy income that attracts attention in the first place, when the crunch comes down, the most appealing aspect of an online passive income is the FREEDOM it provides.
Take one step back from the premise of a huge windfall of money, and the fact is each and everyone of us, desires a freedom to live – to TRULY LIVE.
The bind of a 9 to 5 job becomes a prison, when you’re in line for that early morning coffee and you see the digital worker, set up base in your neighbourhood Starbucks.
The thought of having to miss that first swim meet or the first piano recital is galling when you realise, you spend more time at work than actually living in the house that you work so hard to pay for.
To be made to feel guilty at having to take time off from work, because you have a child ill from school, is simply appalling.
So whether you’re an old hand to working online, or a newbie testing the waters, take a step back from that promise of an easy income, the lure of the million (or billion dollars) and for a moment savour.
Savour in the FREEDOM of
- Determining your hours
- Setting the Agenda
- Being in full control of your own desires and outcomes,
- Defining your own aims, objectives and conclusions
- Living each day, exactly as you wish it to be.
That is the One True Promise of a Passive Income.