Unless you live on another planet (if Elon has his way, we very well might be doing that soon) or on a certain island in the Indian ocean, and have never heard of the internet, where you live no longer has anything to do with how much you earn.
This is all thanks to an amazing invention called the internet. It’s connected people in small towns and villages to resources on the other side of the world.
Many of my readers and subscribers live in small towns and remote areas in India, and they still have Wifi and internet connections.
The internet has given us access to people and opportunities all over the world.
Your next business partner or mentor or coach is now just a click away.
No matter what you sell or what skills you have, you can find something to help you earn money online.
- There are bloggers making over a million dollars a year.
- There are affiliate marketers building empires online.
- There are teachers who are making more tutoring students online than they ever made in their careers.
- There are work-from-home moms teaching other people how to work from home.
- There are freelancers of all kinds saying goodbye to the 9 to 5 lifestyle.
There is no lack of opportunity. There is only lack of imagination.
Today, living in a certain country or region is no longer an excuse for not reaching your earning potential.
The only thing stopping you from doing that is yourself and your excuses.
If you have a job, here are some statistics that will make you sit up and realise just how fragile your job security is.
In the near future, digital, robotics and AI will lead to job losses of about 5 million. Men will get one new job out of the three jobs they lose; women, on the other hand, will get only one job out of the five jobs they are losing.
Research by BBVA says that by 2030, individuals will cease to have permanent jobs and there will be an increased rise of freelancers.
Depending on industry and geography, between one-half and two-thirds of companies are likely to turn to external contractors, temporary staff and freelancers to address their skills gaps.
Work is changing, so to stay ahead you’ll need to master skills that you probably didn’t learn in college.
Being successful means setting yourself apart, and you’ll need a personal brand that defines who you are and who you want to become. That involves building a reputation, trust, and a following online.
By 2022 9% of the Indian workforce will be in new jobs which do not exist today. 37% would be in jobs which will radically change skill sets.
Entrepreneurs will include new mothers who want more time at home and 75% more females than males prefer working from home.
This is the age of the remote worker, the gig economy, the online entrepreneur, the freelancer, the digital nomad.
And many of them are making fortunes online.
So what’s your excuse?
Lack of skills or money is not an excuse when you can learn practically any skill for less than $10 online.
Lack of customers is not an excuse when you can advertise on search engines or social networks and potentially reach millions of customers overnight.
So, if you’re tired of making excuses, playing the victim and imagining that you can’t take your life in your own hands and make something of it, get my Work From Home Checklist and start your journey to prosperity in 2019.
You’ll learn how prepared you are to start working from home and what basic requirements a lot of remote jobs require you to have.
You’ll also get access to 3 legitimate work-from-anywhere careers with different skill levels. With a mentor and coach, you can start earning money online from anywhere in the world.
Whether you want a work from home job or are willing to learn new skills and build a business, what you need is the right mindset, a goal and a plan to help you achieve it.
Once you have that, it’s all up to you.
© Priya Florence Shah is publisher and editor of Naaree.com
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