Let’s kick off the making money journey with a question.
What’s your passion?
If you had to explain it in one sentence what would it be?
I’m a firm believer in when you choose a business or a side gig, it’s best to go with something that you’re passionate about.
Sure, you can choose the hot trend of the year, something that you know others are making thousands of dollars doing, but if it’s not something that you’re passionate about, it’s not going to last…you’re not going to last.
When you work for yourself, you’ve got no one telling you what to do next, no boss watching over your shoulder making sure it gets done so it’s all to easy to let things slide and before you know it you’re back looking for a regular job.
Being passionate about something prevents that from happening. It’s fun, it’s the reason you get out of bed in the morning.
Working for yourself is tough. The people who say it isn’t have never tried it. Even after working for myself for the last twenty years, I still get days when I want to throw in the towel because someone’s not appreciated how much hard work I’ve put into a project. Someone leaves a snarky remark or the project that you thought would bring in more money fizzles and dies. However, you don’t quit because this is something that you love doing and you keep on wanting to share your passion with the world.
So before we dive in deep to starting a business, launching a side line gig or even starting to think about ways you can make money, think about your passion.
Write it down, keep it handy because it will not only help you narrow down what you should be doing to make money but keep you motivated on the days when you want to call it quits.