I have always wondered how making money using affiliate links worked. I also wondered how one might be able to keep making money passively. I mean, to those of use who have never considered branching out from a nine-to-five job, how would one go about making money with their own website?
I’ve been reading around for this answer, and it seems that some information must be addressed. First of all, it does seem practicable to have general knowledge of a specific subject. Second of all, it does help to have your own website (domain names which are out-of-pocket MUCH cheaper than I’d previously ever thought). And third, in order that you may become a successful online passive income generator, you have to have a steady stream of like-minded people.
This means that, if you’re into precious metals and you can speak precious metals’ content, history, use, hoarding, and collecting for months and years at a time, then good! You’ve got something to work with! Many people do collect, stack and study precious metals, and as such are almost always seeking more insight into their beauty. These are people who also have a tendency to stick to a subject of interest and create something wonderful and profitable out of their passion.
Do you like woodworking and have wares to sell? Same thing! Many people who appreciate wooden pieces of art, such as nesting bowls, sculptures, wooden toys,, jewelry boxes, and totem poles, also have something to work with!
But, doesn’t it seem that, with all the time in the world you have to think about life, that no matter how much energy you put into something, you eventually tire and bore of that one thing very quickly? This is a problem of mine. How I can ever master one particular subject over the course of my lifetime doesn’t seem to come to me as an answer easily. Yet, through all the things I have read and studied, I have certainly reached a level of knowledge sufficient to get me by with my satiated craving for new knowledge within that subject. Many people have considered me something of a jack of all trades and master of none.
Does this not describe the generally-understood term “renaissance man?” A many great men in history have done such great things with this skill, though a new form of this condition of existence is very recently referred to as the multipotentialite personality. I’m only barely learning to channel this energy into something useful. I never thought I would ever actually make money with it. I have exceptionally keen understanding into those subject about which I’ve read, and I’ve never really had much to show for it except in awkward conversations, where too much irrelevant and uninteresting information rolled off my tongue in far too many situations.
For those of you who have never been able to stick to a subject for more than a few months, I have probably found an avenue for you– you’re looking at it. Yes, I know it doesn’t look like much, but after I read around for a few months, I finally took a small step in the right direction. I already had a WordPress account, but I wanted to figure out a way to monetize it in some fashion; thus, the affiliate links you’ve seen highlighted in blue. The next step I have to take is to actually generate a website, improve the look of my blog, link them, and a whole slew of other steps for which I and slowly developing a sense of understanding. It seemed to me as if it was going to be a daunting task, but as I have found out multiple times (and still forget until the next time)– it really doesn’t hurt to try. And at only a few dollars a month, a website is not really that difficult of a concept.
I must cut this short because I must go to work. It is 4:12 a.m. Thanks for reading!