In the year of 2008, I bought my first PC. When I bought that PC, one of the first things that I could think of was - if there was a way in which I could make money from home online.
WHY did I want to make money at home online?
There are many reasons why I wanted to make money from home online. It is now over a decade since I have been working online, but I still recall those reasons, as though it were just yesterday.
These words from Steve Maraboli (Life, the Truth and Being Free), more or less sum up, why I wanted to make online money…
“Dare to Be
When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully.
When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light.
When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it.
When something seems difficult, dare to do it anyway.
When life seems to beat you down, dare to fight back.
When there seems to be no hope, dare to find some.
When you’re feeling tired, dare to keep going.
When times are tough, dare to be tougher.
When love hurts you, dare to love again.
When someone is hurting, dare to help them heal.
When another is lost, dare to help them find the way.
When a friend falls, dare to be the first to extend a hand.
When you cross paths with another, dare to make them smile.
When you feel great, dare to help someone else feel great too.
When the day has ended, dare to feel as you’ve done your best.
Dare to be the best you can –
At all times, Dare to be!”
Yes, I was ready to DARE
I wanted to be different from the rest of the folk who believed that the only way to survive in this world was by doing a job. People believe that they can only get along in life by being slaves to the system. They want a so called SECURE life. A regular salary – coming at the end of the month or week or whatever!
And so almost all people get up at all hours and get ready and then they are off to their SECURE lives – their jobs!
BUT are they really SECURE?
Are people who work for other people really secure? I recall reading somewhere that there are two kinds of people in this world. One is the kind of person who works for others. And the other kind of people, are the kind who make others work for them.
Sounded very similar to me – similar to what has been happening ever since time began, almost! Slaves and slave masters – it was the same thing that was happening now too. Only it was well veiled – old wine being sold in a bottle of water to lessen the impact of the potency!
And that is why I was very determined to make money from home online
BUT when my PC arrived home, I make the BIG mistake that most people do when they are looking for a way to earn a living online by working from the comforts of their homes…I started looking on the internet for an easy way to make money online.
Sadly, after wasting some money on some fake online money making opportunities, I realized another thing – there were many scams online.
It may seem strange to you
Strange that I had not realized that there are many online money making scams. But this is the way it was with me. I was so excited with my PC and the fact that I had access to the World Wide Web, I felt like I ruled the world.
And I wanted to actually have a piece of the world – a piece I could call my own and so I wanted to find a way in which I could work from home and earn money from the internet.
I believe it was my CALLING
In the words of Oprah Winfrey,
“I've come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that's as unique as a fingerprint - and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.”
And so from that day way back in 2008, to this day and BEYOND, I continue my journey to make money from home online.