Do you run to Friday? Is Friday makes you happy? That means you got lost at some point. You must fix that soon.
I am not going to talk about your work life balance or anything like that. It is all up to you. But I am going to clear up some facts for you. If you love Fridays and if Mondays make you miserable, you are doing something terribly wrong!
Let me tell you!
If you love Fridays, that means you are genuinely craving for an escape from your work week. Why would you need an escape from your work week? Why would you need an escape from your work?
Yes, that because you don’t like that.
As human beings, we love freedom, we need time to have a beer with our friends, and we need time for our family. You are running to Friday, just because that is the only time you can get all these done.
You hate your work week because you are enslaved NINE hours a day (+ time to travel) and FIVE days a week!
If you think carefully, we are just like old time slaves. The only difference is now you got to wear a suit or a tie!
That is why you love Fridays. You get two days to spend with your family, friends and most importantly, you can get some time for yourself.
Then, again on Monday, you have to drag yourself to that hell or that slave dungeon.
What does that mean? Yes, you got lost at some point in your life.
So, can you fix that?
Do you like to have some time to “live”?
The answer is a roaring YES!
Money is Not Everything
Money is, of course, not everything in your life. But you need money to live.
If you are planning to start learning something, you need money for education!
If you are planning to buy a car, you need money.
If you are planning to marry, you need money.
If you are planning to start a family, or if you are planning to retire, you need money.
I guess you know what I mean. So, even though the money is not everything, you need money to survive in this world. You need money to have financial freedom, and to avoid tensions and stresses in your family.
So, you cannot quit your day job!
You cannot quit your day job, because that is the only source of income you have. That is why you have to drag yourself through that work week, despite how much you hate that.
Is there are a solution?
Yes, there are solutions!
None of these is an overnight solution. All these things need some time to brew.
Let us go through one by one.
1. Develop a skill that matches your passion
If you have a passion for something, you would love doing that. If you can develop a skill that matches your passion, you can pursue a career in that field.
Remember, no age is too old to start something new.
Colonel Sanders (the KFC guy) started selling chicken dishes at service stations in his 40s.
You don’t need to be in your 20s or 30s to start a new career. Life is like a chess game, you have to take the moves to win. So, forget about your age, and start to develop a skill that can make money.
Spend your weekends for a few months to develop some skills and then switch your paths. If you start doing something your love, you won’t even notice the week passes.
2. Start a Side Business
You don’t have to quit your day job to start a side business. You can try selling clothes online. It can create you a side income, which will strengthen your financial position to give you the courage to quit your day job.
Running an online business has never been so easy. You can quickly start a dropshipping store and start selling right away. In dropshipping, you don’t need to manufacture or deliver the products. It is like a buying and selling business.
You can build an eBay store, and use AliExpress to source your products. So, you don’t have to purchase an inventory at all.
You don’t have to be a website developing guru to create an ecommerce site. Only the basic computer and internet skills will do.
3. Start Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing is so easy and extremely low-risk way of making some extra cash.
You can simply use your free Instagram account to make money. Or even you can use Facebook in the same way. Instagram and Facebook are social media networks. But, now those platforms perform more as business platforms.
So, why don’t you make use of your free Facebook or Instagram account and start making money?
Remember, none of these methods will make you able to quit your day job next month. All these methods need some time. But, this time – next year, you will definitely feel that you should have started today.
I know that because I could have started all my online money making methods (blogs and ecommerce stores) at least 4 years before I have started. If I did that, I would be another four years ahead by now.
4. Start a blog and earn through ads
If you are good at writing, why don’t you start a blog? Blogs are not outdated. People started writing blogs to share their thoughts and daily stuff. But now, blogs play a major role in content marketing strategies.
Start writing good quality articles of something you love and something you do. You can use social media to get traffic to your site. After some time, you may be able to link an ad network to your blog and start monetising your blog.
When you start a blog, do not try to create blog articles. Instead, try to report what you do. For example, in this blog, I write articles based on my own experiences in ecommerce. So, I can quickly write some in-depth articles without any effort. Likewise, start writing about something you love and something people like to read.
Well, I was not planning to make a lengthy article on this. I just wanted to point out that you may be on the wrong track in your life. If you can start choosing the right track, you won’t “need” vacation or a get away from your boring life.
If you need to start living your life to its fullest, you may need to make a decision right now.
You may not be able to quit your day job, yet. But, start making some extra cash, which will make you strong enough to quit your day job and relax.
That is the dream.
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