There is a HUGE difference between earning money and winning money. Winning money requires good fortune or as other people would like to describe it, luck. Winning money can rarely be done on a consistent basis, and those winnings do get spent somehow. Winners may think their winnings are 10 time more than they really are and throw money away. Soon those winnings start to disappear, but earnings never disappear. It takes work to get earnings, not pure luck. Working to earn money will give you a greater value for what money is really worth and how limited it truly is. When I earn money, I am always happy, but that’s not because I see the hundreds of dollars moving to my Paypal account, but instead, I am seeing all of my hard work pay off. When you are an earner, it’s not about the money you earn, but it’s about becoming independent and able to thrive on your own.
Writing online gives you a strong voice that hundreds or even thousands of people will be able to see. Writing online has room for profit and can help the visitor at the same time. The writer can also write about anything that he/she desires (as long as it is appropriate). There are few set rules about what to write about and what not to write about. Other than that, you can keep on filling all of your websites and blogs with content that will get viewed by hundreds and eventually thousands of people. Your daily experiences, favorite product, hobby, or expertise can all find their way on a website or blog. The sky is the limit with writing online for profit and educating others.
Younger entrepreneurs are open to more advantages. The content written on a website would be more appreciated if a teenager wrote the content than if an adult did. This is because teenagers entrepreneurs are harder to find than adult entrepreneurs, and teenagers also have a lot to do in their daily lives. I have received a lot of lovely comments on some of my Squidoo lenses that say things like how someone is shocked that I am making money online at a young age. Younger entrepreneurs do have an advantage, and it is important to let kids know that they will have this advantage if they start their businesses now. There is no need to wait for the taxes to pile up before you start making money.
Sometimes, it is absolutely necessary to take a break. It is just as important to not lose track of the time during that break. A break that lasts a half an hour to an hour is a good break, but if you lose track of the time, hours could go by. Then you will be scrambling to get all of your work done before the next day. I do take multiple breaks each day, but I don’t end my day without having all of my work for the next day done.
How I Did With My Easter Break Goals
There are only a few days left for Easter Break. I was able to accomplish many of my goals, forget about others, and make new ones. Here are the results:
- I am predicted to have over 3,500 Twitter followers by the end of Easter Break.
- I won’t be getting those extra 1,000 YouTube views, but I did get an extra 100 views.
- I have only created 1 video. I won’t create 20, but I plan to get to 10 before the end of Easter Break.
- I got a lot of Squidoo lenses out of Tier 4.
- I added more pages to this blog.
- I finished the updates for another blog.
- I added RSS Feeds to more of my Squidoo lenses.
- I have more lenses close to Tier 1 and 2.
- I am close to having my own iPhone/Android App.
- I am close to publishing eBooks on the Kindle.
There is still time for me to complete goals that I did not complete or work on new ones. There is no limit to how many goals you set yourself, and whether you complete them all or not, your business benefits.
This is very true. Squidoo recently flagged some lenses which they believed didn’t have good enough content to remain on Squidoo. I got my warnings yesterday, and if I don’t fix a lens by the 23rd of April, it gets locked. That’s a bummer, but it got me thinking. Yesterday, I got news that 24 of my lenses were flagged. I took a look at the flagged lenses, questioned some, but understood why a majority of them were flagged. I have worked that number down from 24 lenses to only 8 lenses. I still have about 3 weeks to work on all of the other lenses that were given a heads up. The 16 lenses that I worked on to republish all have more content and hadn’t been updated for months. You never really know what you have until it is gone.