Making a Living Online, Is it worth it?
Updated: Feb 19, 2022
I hate working for other people. Do you? I bet you do. Why else would you be reading this blog?
I don't hate other people -- hate is such a strong word. Most people I nether hate nor love. I just endure them much as they endure me. Still, I don't want to work for them.
Other people have other ideas. Other people want to get ahead and do not care how far I get. Other people do things that really do not make sense. Other people aren't me.
So I don't want to work for other people.
I love being an online entrepreneur. I set my own hours. I decide which direction to go. I own the successes and the setbacks. I decide what I get paid. I can work from anywhere!
Still there are downsides to making a living online.
IT CAN BE LONELY
Staying home all day and working while in your pajamas may sound like the perfect job but often you may be the only one in your home. No one to talk to all day can be a bit frustrating. Often I have to remind myself to leave the house just to get some interaction with other people
WORK NEVER SEEMS TO END
I struggle with this often. There is always something more to do. I can check one more thing, push out one more lead list, write one more blog post. I have to remind myself to stop as there is no clock like at most traditional jobs. Working around the clock might seem productive but the reality is you will probably burnout and maybe even quit.
YOUR HOURLY RATE CAN BE REALLY LOW
A traditional job lets you decide if the hourly rate is worth your time and energy. You put in X number of hours and you get Y amount of pay. When you make your income online as an entrepreneur, your hourly rate fluctuates. In fact, you often can spend your time on a task, idea, project that ends up being totally unprofitable. This simple truth means sometimes you essentially work for nothing or at the very least a very low rate of pay
Nothing else will do
Despite the downsides to working online and by myself, I would not change a thing. Recently. I worked for Amazon for about a year and a half and that experience made me remember why I hate corporate America.
Working online is not always a bed of roses but it beats so many of the alternatives.