Some people think I’m crazy. They say “You can’t keep this up forever, you have to run out of money sometime.”
Personally, I believe there’s nothing wrong with my intentions. Why should I put my life on pause — because I’m not making much money? Because I “can’t afford” to do otherwise?
I prefer to continue living. Sacrificing fun to save money seems crazier than my recent choices.
That’s not to say that defending your savings is a bad thing — in fact it’s very responsible. Choosing to take a trip to the Jersey Shore so I can try and learn to surf seems irresponsible.
Yet here I am, 600 miles away from my usual writing area, still writing.
This is probably the biggest perk about blogging. As long as I have Internet access, I can “work.” (I use the word loosely because it doesn’t feel like work to me.)
Most jobs require your physical presence, grounding you to a single place where work can be performed.
This limitation of typical jobs was an important factor in my decision to begin working for myself.
I’m in a relationship with someone who isn’t sure where her career may take her in the next five years. In fact, we’re not certain where our relationship might take us in less than five years.
Writing articles on LifeReboot removed that limitation. If Cassie’s next job is in South Carolina, I can follow her there unconcerned about the need to find a new job. Similarly, should our relationship end unexpectedly, I wouldn’t be bound to Michigan by my current job — because I can continue blogging no matter where I go.
And when the desire strikes, I can leave Michigan to enjoy a few beach days in South Jersey and still be able to work. 😀
This is just one advantage of automating your income online. Other advantages include:
- Making money when I’m traveling.
- Making money while waiting in line at the airport.
- Making money while up in the air on the plane.
- Making money while meeting friends for lunch.
- Making money while I’m making plans to go surfing.
- Making money while I’m doing whatever I’m doing.
If you think I’m crazy, if you think I’m obsessed about money, or if you think I’m delusional, then that’s your choice.
Know that I’m simply excited that no matter what I choose to do, my website is always earning money for me. If you’re interested in knowing how I do it, then I encourage you to read my series: How To Automate Your Income Online
Try to live life on your own terms — it’s most interesting that way.
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