Stuck working a job that you don’t like? Who isn’t?
Maybe you’re retiring or just looking for some part time work?
Have you ever wondered if you can really make money online? Well, it is my mission with this website to show you how you can do just that.
As a matter of fact, I made the foundation to this website in 30 hours. I spent 5 hours per day and it took me 6 days. And I had next to ZERO prior website building experience.
My Silly Little Story…
It was about 5 years ago, when I was pursuing my passion for Spanish that my life took a big change for the better.
I started living part time in Medellin, Colombia. Originally my plan was to study Spanish for about 6 months.
But life has a way of changing our plans…
Hi there, my name is Todd. I am actually an Occupational Therapist and have been one for over 10 years.
I specialize in rehabilitation working primarily in hospitals and skilled rehabilitation centers.
I love the work and enjoy educating and helping people recover after they have suffered things like: strokes, heart attacks, broken hips, illnesses, etc. You name it, and I’ve probably treated it.
What’s better about my job as an OT is that I started taking travel assignment contracts which allowed me to make a bit more money than a permanent OT position offers. It also allowed me to choose when I wanted to work and that ultimately left me more free time to pursue other passions and interests in life.
It’s All About Quality of Life
When I was about 32 years old, I had a pretty good life going. I had moved from Colorado to live in Washington State to continue my career as an Occupational Therapist.
I bought a nice home, had a good job, made some friends, new car, yada, yada.
All the normal things that most of us are trying to achieve in our lives.
As a couple years went by, I felt unfulfilled with my life. The material things that I sought weren’t really making me happy.
I found myself bored with the 9-5 gig, and I felt that my time was being somewhat wasted while there are so many other things to do and to see in this world.
I know what you must be thinking, “Poor baby, life must be so tough”. But don’t we all feel like this sometimes.
Stuck in a job we don’t like.
Maybe you feel that you have more to offer this world than what your current job demands of you. Maybe you feel underpaid or under appreciated.
As I started traveling more and learning more about the world, I started to take on this belief system where life to me was more about the Quality of Life that a person has.
And maintaining a level of balance in work, play, hobbies, relationships, family, and health, is more what life should be about.
Maybe it’s just me, but I feel the Daily Rat Race isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. Work all your life to save up some money for a comfy retirement. Life is more than just work, sleep, eat, and die. Or at least it should be.
My Online Story
Well, as I was living in Medellin, Colombia, I eventually partnered up with an Australian gentleman that had the same aspirations of making a life in Medellin and we ended up creating a guest home for travelers.
Having a guest house allowed me to meet tons of fellow travelers. Many of these travelers were online entrepreneurs, online copy writers, internet developers, WordPress gurus, internet marketers, & photographers.
This experience of meeting professionals that made money online gave me the chance to talk to them and inquire how they were able to do this.
I have a bit of an entrepreneurial spirit myself and tried a few ideas to make money online. I started a couple of websites without prior knowledge or good support, both of which were unsuccessful.
The first website I tried to create, I got a few lessons from some friends that had website development experience. But I eventually got frustrated by not knowing how to do pretty much everything.
Sure I could write some content and place a few photos. But I didn’t have a clue of how to get my website ranked, set up plugins and widgets, write quality content, understand keyword use, market my website, or monetize a website.
The next site I set up, I paid $1,000 dollars to a friend to make a nice site for me. I spent another $500 dollars on Facebook advertising
– I got two referrals and ZERO sales from that marketing campaign. -$1,500 dollars down the drain.
However, I learned the hard way that most products from China that are selling on sites like Aliexpress.com are imitations and copyright infringements waiting to happen.
I also learned that although importation can be a viable business, it can also be very risky and expensive to develop a product, buy the required massive quantities and sell all your products for a profit. It’s great when it works, but it doesn’t always work like you plan.
– I averaged a net profit of $1,500/week for over 4 months with this business. But it’s long term potential as a business just wasn’t good.
The best thing that I learned from selling products online was the amazing power of the internet.
When you have a hot product, man does it sell fast. And it’s amazing the amount of sales the internet can potentially provide. Sell 10-30 products in a day with a profit margin of 15-20 dollars. That’s anywhere from $150 – $600/day times 7 days a week.
I also learned there are hundreds of ways to make money online, but as I started looking into online income earning programs, I discovered that many of the jobs are low paying tedious work, or online scams.
Do You Have Ideas for Websites?
For the past 3 years, I have wanted to set up websites that are related to my profession as an Occupational Therapist. Sites about teaching people what I teach as a therapist.
Things like; how to manage back pain, treatments of chronic repetitive strain disorders, teaching families how to care for their elderly mom or dad, balance disorders, etc.
But I have always been hesitant because of my past frustrating experiences with building websites.
When I found the Wealthy Affiliate program, I was amazed that I actually found a legitimate system that patiently teaches you how to create your own niche, develop that niche into a website, and then make that website generate a monthly income for you.
And the price for this online education system is a whopping $29/mo. I paid $1,500 dollars on one website & advertising campaign without learning a fraction of what I learned with Wealthy Affiliate in less than one week.
I think of Wealthy Affiliate as an online university level education that teaches me all the things I need to know to take my niche ideas and turn them into profitable online businesses.
And most importantly, they teach me this without all the anxiety and frustration from not knowing the multitude of steps that go into creating a quality income earning website.
It’s so nice to have a community like Wealthy Affiliate where I can ask whatever question is stumping me at the time. How to install a favicon for example. Do you even know what a favicon is? I didn’t.
btw: it’s the little icon up top on the tab of whatever websites you’re looking at.
The nice thing about the program is that you can enter for free, take 10 entry level classes that will allow you to put up 2 free websites, including free website hosting, and teach you about the basics of online marketing, website creation, writing content, search engine optimization, and on and on and on.
“And the cool thing about this program is that you can do it, too”
If you would like to join me at Wealthy Affiliate, I invite you to sign up for a Free Starter Membership. once you sign up, I’ll be there to help you out along your journey.
Again, I’m Todd. Pleasure to meet you and please feel free to contact me on my profile page on Wealthy Affiliate. (Here’s a link to my profile)