It’s not 1950 anymore. It’s not even 1985. Heck, it’s not even the 20th Century. Pick up, move on, get with the times. It’s the 21st Century now, and you need to be a 21st Century person if you want to succeed. If you don’t care about success, no problem, you can live in whatever year you want it to be. What do I mean by success? Well, the topic of this site is about work, business, earning money, so primarily I mean success in a business sense. However, really this success applies to almost any part of life.
We live in an Internet Age. No matter where in the world we are, we are (or can be) connected with people in other parts of the world easily and quickly. Because of our ability to easily connect with people the world over, it makes it much easier for us to exploit our talents and knowledge. If you have knowledge or expertise on subjects, you can take advantage of that knowledge and make money from it no matter where you live – anywhere in the world!
Almost every day, I get e-mails from people who say that they want to live in the Philippines like I do. They tell me that they want a less stressful life. They almost all ask me the same thing too – how can I live where you do (or a similar place) and make enough money to live on? If you are asking this question too, stop reading now. Go back and read the previous paragraph again, and then think about how you can use the Internet to earn money from your talents. We all have talents. We all have knowledge. You’re not college educated, you say? Hey, no problem, I’m not either.
When I write back and tell people that they can earn money online and live wherever they choose, a lot of these folks write back and tell me -“I don’t like computers,” or “I don’t know how to use computers.” If you feel this way, read the title of this column! Read the first paragraph again. Not enough to convince you? Let me be clear. You don’t like computers? Enough already! Get over it! Sit down and learn how to use the PC, it is not hard. You don’t need to know how to program the computer, or anything very fancy or complicated at all. If you can use a computer enough to read this article on the Internet, there is no doubt that you can use your PC to make some money! Those people who write me e-mails obviously know how to send e-mail, and that is no less complicated than learning how to start their own blog.
Learning how to use a computer is not hard to do. Everything I know about using a computer I taught to myself, or by watching what others do. You can do it too.
Before you can become proficient at using a computer, though, there is one thing that you must do first:
Addendum: After writing this article earlier today, my friend Dave Starr wrote an article on his blog that ties right in with what I am saying. Dave tells us about a business that just about anybody can start today and earn a very decent living. You must have the Internet, though to do what Dave is talking about. What Dave is talking about, though, is no differnet from talking on a telephone, it just goes through the computer instead of a regular telephone. Now, if you are willing to get over your fear or dislike of computers, there are literally unlimited possibilities to make money! So, get with the times!