Why an online business?

 

Creating an online business is simple and once you are set up you are your own boss.

The best thing is you can work from wherever you are whenever it suits you.

If you want the freedom to explore the amazing planet we inhabit on your own schedule then generating a passive income stream from a website is a great way to do it.

If having this sounds like something you want then keep reading and you will learn a simple way to get your first online business going in a weekend.

Believe it or not there are a number of  opportunities that do not require a lot of experience and can get you up and  earning very quickly. Some of them can allow you to make $60 or more an hour which is not bad money at all.

The following are opportunities which pretty much just require you to  sign up and start earning . I like to refer to these as "gateway gigs" because they proved to me that making a few extra dollars a month is absolutely possible and have set me on the path to other gigs which are currently making me $1000 extra per month in my spare time.

After doing a lot of research into crypto currency and even  setting up an Etherium mining rig I have finally bitten the bullet and purchased a small amount of Etherium.   The path I followed to get to this point was a bit  of a winding road but I got there in the end.  

At this point in time I have made nearly 10% ROI in a day so I'm feeling OK .. Hopefully things keep going this way !

One of my favorite quotes in the world comes  from  Calvin Coolidge

"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. "

This is up on the wall in front of me in my office and serves as a constant reminder.

After searching at length  for a Joomla component that automatically adds  links and tooltips to keywords  in articles I couldn't find anything that suited my needs so I decided to develop the extension myself and learn a new skill  at the same time.

Over the last couple of weeks I have focussed on building content in livetocook.com and getting this content to display in search engines. This is not a quick process but I am starting to see some good results with traffic steadily building from essentially nothing to a couple of hundred page views a day. 

The basic approach I am taking is to write a blog article for everything I cook on a day to day basis and optimise these articles so that they attract traffic for the most popular keyword searches relating to the recipe I am cooking.  To help me achieve this I've started to use the keyword research tools at Jaaxy.com to save me a heap of time working out what people are searching for and how much competition I am up against for the keywords/phrases they are searching for.

I've been busy over the last few days bringing www.livetocook.com  back to life. 

Cooking is my passion so I have been making my favourite foods and adding the recipes for these dishes to my website along with photographs of the results which were also added to flickr. 

After sitting down to write some content and finding myself lacking inspiration  I got hard to work procrastinating and started playing with my website. One thing lead to another and I decided to do a couple of quick jobs on the website.  First Job was to implement Two Factor Authentication on my admin interface  and this is as far as I got .

After doing a bit of research today I figured that I may as well get paid to do things I was going to do anyway so I joined swagbucks, installed their browser toolbar, and set them as my default search engine.  By doing this I get alerted when sites such as aliexpress, godaddy and others are going to reward me for spending money with them. Swagbucks also reward me for searching using their search engine which is powered by google and bing. Its not going to make me rich but making a few bucks without any additional effort is better than nothing.

 

Today I sat down and thought about the skills  and resources I already have at my disposal, and how I can start to use them to make a portable income.

Without much effort I came up with the following:

Given that its day 1 and I haven't increased my portable income at all in the last 24 hours I think it is a good idea to come up with a plan which I can start executing straight away. If I don't do this it will be really easy to find myself at day 365 and be no closer to the target I have set myself.  After a little bit of thought I decided that I'm going to apply the KISS (Keep it Simple Stupid ) principle to my plan and have come up with the following: