Usually on Monday mornings (which is when I am writing this), I allow myself an editorial type message, often along the lines of “telling people what to do”.
These type posts are loved by some, hated by others … so if you are more comfortable reading this from your computer at work, while your supposed to be working for the guy whose paying you, and using the proverbial “if only I could get a job in the Philippines” excuse for why you aren’t already living here … well, better just surf on somewhere else. It’s likely you won’t care for this article.
If, however, you’re one of the small percentage of folks reading here because you really do want to move to the Philippines, perhaps there’s a message here for you.
Time and time again you’ve heard me mention that one of the most reliable and accessible ways a foreigner can make living in the Philippines is, strangely, not to make a living from the Philippines, but rather to set up one or more online ventures that pay enough to make a decent living here, and then move whenever the time is otherwise right for you.
A lot of people refuse to believe you can make money, legitimately, online. Well, I’m doing so and so are many people I know … I mean people I know personally, not those sleazy “Internet Guru” types with the 50,000 word endless sales pages and the like.
But there are also many of you out there who believe a lot of the market hype that tends to tell you that making money online is easy, just “put up a website and you’ll make money”.
Well, I’m living proof also that doing that doesn’t work. It’s not ‘snap your fingers’ easy, and there are no shortcuts and “magic profit buttons” you can push and then just watch your bank account climb.
Like any real-world money-making effort, there’s work involved. And you have to pick something, get it started and then keep after it.
Here’s one successful online person’s view of how you succeed .. I thought this was a pretty good summation of “How To Succeed Online”.
“Work more hours than the average factory worker.”
(I found that on a post about being an artist for life. The rest of it’s just as good.)
Not work, mind you. Work at this.
Don’t get marketing? Give it a month of 42.5 hours a week.
Aren’t sure how to find your blogging voice? 20 full working days, baby.
Need more clients? Make it your full time job, one from which you could get fired for not meeting your quota.
Want more people to stop by your store? Devote 10,200 minutes to nothing but bringing them.
The more I think about it, the more I realize how this applies to every area of life. Toilet training your toddler. Paying down your debt. Renovating your house. It seems impossible and overwhelming but if you actually sit down and apply yourself, actually work at it, it’s not that hard.
We just think it’s hard because we want it to be easy. Anything less than effortless gets lumped into hard.
Adapted from http://ittybiz.com/mastery-factory-worker/
Now Naomi may even be overstating some of the work ideas here. I can tell you for sure that I don’t work more than the average factory worker.
But I will say this … I put in some hours, and what’s even more true, money comes in for virtually every hour I work … and then, if you build the foundation correctly, it comes in hour after hour even when you are not working. (this is a seriously cool thing 😉 )
One reason many of you might not be going as far or as fast as you want to is, you have no reliable guide. This one has helped many people. Can it help you? No way to know until you actually “try” and not just “think” about things.
Here’s one I recommend. It works. I’ve sold dozens of these and I think at the moment my return rate stands at a total of two. So I invite you to take a look and earn how it can be done .. and if this is not the way, just press the refund button and at least you will know that you tried and what worked for you and what didn’t.
Meanwhile? Keep on working. You will get here to the Philippines, or wherever it is you are trying to go … but beware of magic buttons … there is effort and persistence involved, OK?