With my goal of starting a business and gaining financial freedom, I have been racking my brain for a long time to figure out what type of business I’d be able to start. There are all kinds of businesses in the world but there aren’t many for a person who has very little money and who is physically limited by their disability. At least, there aren’t many that Kat -my girlfriend- or I could start on our own for now. However, I want to do something until we meet our future business partners and have the capital to invest.
One type of business that I’ve done some research on and that might have some potential for me is internet marketing. It’s definitely something I can physically do from my wheelchair while at my computer. In fact, it’s one of the reasons I started this blog. Not only can I use it to tell my story and share my journey to financial freedom, I might be able to earn some money by using some free space on the blog to put ads in.
In some ways, it’s a lot like the way Google and Facebook make money. Except in this case, I would be an affiliate and would only earn money if people buy the things I link them to. Google and Facebook, on the other hand, have so many people who use their sites that they can charge for the ads even if nobody buys anything. But, the more people who read my blog, the better my chances are of making sales and earning a percentage of those sales. That is the gist of internet marketing or affiliate marketing as it’s also called.
Are there any marketers out there who are reading this? How long did it take for you to earn an income that could support you. Have any of you gotten reasonably wealthy doing it (say $8,000 to $10,000 a month)? There are some very important things I need to consider before I make my decision, however. It all boils down to my ability to maintain the things I need simply to survive. I’ll talk more about that in my next blog post.