Welcome, I am so glad you found my site. I am working hard to develop some great content that will assist you in your search to identify ways to create additional income or even a full time virtual business.
I am one of the many Baby Boomers that had planned to retire at 62 (or earlier would have been nice) only to find out that it just isn’t going to happen. For several reasons, life happened so the retirements funds I did have got eaten up, and some not so great financial decisions on my part certainly didn’t help.
I have done some things right though, went back to school in my forties and got my Masters in Counseling and have been self-employed for the last 5 years and love owning my own business, I love the flexibility, I love calling the shots, but there are downsides. My paycheck is inconsistent, there are good weeks and not so good weeks, I don’t have paid vacations, or sick leave, and I am responsible for my own healthcare.
I have always been a bit of a dreamer, I started listening to Law of Attraction Cd’s and watching videos 20 years ago. I love listening to Motivational Speakers, and I believe that we are in control of our destiny. I believe that self employment is the real answer and that multiple streams of income is the way to financial security. But I didn’t really know how or where to start, I didn’t have money for investments or buying real estate, which is why I was so excited when I found out about Affiliate Marketing.
Part of my motivation is that I really want to travel while I am still able to enjoy it. Unless I win the lottery I will be working for a while, and I don’t mind that as long as I am doing something I am passionate about. Ideally I can work from my laptop while I am traveling, earning income in my sleep. There is no need to retire if you love what you do, right?
When I became a therapist/life coach my goal was to help others transform their lives. I feel like I have a positive impact in the lives of those clients I work with, and I believe I gain a lot from working with them. I enjoy my work but I am ready to do more, to help on a larger scale and in a different way.
WHY PLAN B
I grew up with the idea that you work hard and then you retire and get to enjoy just lazing around, putzing in the garden, playing with the grand kids, trips to Florida. Okay, maybe not exactly that but retirement was your time. Well as I explained earlier that’s not going to happen. So I need a PLAN B because what I am doing now isn’t cutting it.
I don’t want to be tied to an office, exchanging hours for dollars. I’ve read and listened to too many authors to know that there is a better way. It might take some concentrated effort in the short term to reach my goal but I have enough faith in myself and my new PLAN B that I believe it will work. If it can work for me and countless others it can also work for you.
The Goal of TIME FOR PLAN B
I know that I am not the only one in this situation, and I know I am not the only dreamer out there. The difference between a dream and a fantasy is that with a dream you have some control on the outcome. For instance, winning the lottery is a fantasy, but creating residual income from an online business totally within your control. The purpose of this website is to introduce you to different options to help your dream become a reality. To identify ways to earn money online and maybe even offline (it’s a work in progress so we’ll see where it goes), where you decide how many hours you want to work and how much you want to earn. How long it takes to get there will depend on your commitment level.
My goal is to share ideas with you and introduce you to a few of the avenues I’ve checked out. It is also to inspire and motivate you. Taking control of your destiny is a big deal and there will be ups and downs along the way. If it were easy you would have already done it. You need a big WHY and you need to stay focused, I intend to share some ideas on how to do that as well.
DISCLAIMER – Full disclosure I am an affiliate Marketer, so there will be links on some of the pages that will send you to potential business opportunities. My resources are also links to my Amazon store or other peoples programs. Know that all of these are suggestions. Some things work for many people but not for everyone. Take time to think about where you want to invest your time and money, it’s easy to get caught up in the shiny object syndrome, trust me I have done a lot of that. Do some self exploration and find your focus.
Along with this site I have also joined the world of ecommerce, if you get a chance check out my store www.rightpriceretail.com.
I will end with this quote, author unknown; “Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t, so you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.”
All my best,