I fund my nomadic lifestyle mostly through my work here on Eye & Pen. While there are many bloggers who fund their lives solely through their writing, I make very little from my actual writing work – which is gradually changing, but hopefully someday I will accomplish a much higher level. I mostly fund my life from my blog coaching, web design and travel planning services – and I also receive a little income from advertising. It was only a few months ago that I began to make enough from the website to sustain the lifestyle I’ve been wanting to have. Truth be told – I’m not even close to my ultimate goal, and I’ve nowhere near reached most of my longterm goals, and I don’t make enough to save for my future yet, but I do bring in enough income to sustain my frugal backpacking nomadic lifestyle. So for now, I’m satisfied with where I’m at – but it typically takes years to be completely successful in making a career of blogging, and I’m only over a year in, myself.
Many online entrepreneurs (like myself) offer specialty services, as I mentioned earlier. They offer something unique, in a niche, to fill a need. Many bloggers offer copywriting services, which is a nice, easy-to-fit-all business service that works for those who have writing experience (copywriting is the art of crafting sales wording and content). Others offer personalized services for things that are either difficult to master or are rather time-consuming to learn – like my own services, it’s not easy to master successful blogging techniques and monetization, as it typically takes many bloggers years to learn all the ins and outs. By offering a personal service like this, online entrepreneurs fill a need with the objective being that of helping others – with this mission and focus, it’s difficult to fail, as long as you offer quality and value for your customers.
If a service doesn’t quite fit your own expertise or future goals, then creating products that work for you may be your final option. Many bloggers create ebooks and simple guides on various subjects, which can range from basic skills to complete mastery of something.
If having a location independent lifestyle is a goal of yours, yet sustainable income is an issue for you, then becoming an online entrepreneur may be a viable option for you. If blogging is something that you may like to pursue, but have no idea where to get started, OR if you have already started, but are having trouble monetizing and making your work thrive... I invite you to contact me via email here – also, add me on Skype @eyeandpen. I offer free consultations for my blog coaching and web design services. I’ve worked with loads of fellow bloggers and online entrepreneurs over the past few months and have transformed each and every one of their businesses. No matter if you need help with branding and design or traffic, SEO and monetization, I can help you find success online.
If you’ve successfully monetized your life online, please feel free to comment below – tell your story and how you managed to do it. =)