Once I get all my websites builtÂ and am watching the zillions of dollarsÂ rolling in from Adsense, affiliate programs and link sales you might think I’d be tempted to chill out and spend all of my time being a lady of luxery. ButÂ you’d be wrong. I’ll only spend 90% of my time being a lady of luxery, another 5% maintaining my sites and the remaining 5% looking for other ways to earn money online that aren’t related to my websites.
I really love creative type things like drawing and writing so I’ll be searching out opportunities for paid gigs writing travel articles and designing logos. I might also get a chance to live it up in hotels in Asia and write some reviews for Expedia. All of these things will bring in a bit of extra income here and there and are things that I’ll enjoy doing so they won’t feel like work. I’m not as good a writer as I’d like to be and still need to work out how to use Adobe Illustrator so taking on little jobs willÂ be aÂ challenge and will force me to keep learning.
If you’ve got any talents, they could be in demand. It could be anything from writing and creating logos to coding or designing WordPress templates. If you’ve got a skill to offer then check out Elance and have a look around for jobs that might suit you. Of you could always look into selling things on eBay, or look for gigs as a translator. There are loads of opportunities out there, you just need to find them.
Or if travel writing is more your thing and you want to compete with my amazingly awesome writing skills then check out this list of travel magazines that want to publish your writing.
This month is the first that I’ve explored this area and so far I’ve written a few articles for Brave New Traveller at $20 a pop. I’ve also designed a cartoon logo type thing (shown to the right) for $50. The articles can take awhile to write so $20 isn’t much but with each article I get links back to a couple of my sites which makes it worthwhile. The logo only took a couple hours so my time was well rewarded and I enjoyed it.
Knowing that once I quit my job in December all of my income will be coming from my websites is exciting, but a bit scary too. By adding a few more income streams in there it reduces the risk a little bit and keeps me out of trouble.