Happy New Years for 2019! Another year has arrived and I’m excited to still be around producing content on a regular basis.
Smart Affiliate Hub (originally Online Self Employed) was started by me on October of 2017. It’s been quite a journey and I’m proud to say that I’ve stuck with it and never gave up.
Throughout the years, I’ve always had a New Years Resolution for myself. For the year of 2018, I told myself that I will continue to build and grow my blog so it can eventually replace my full-time income.
Now let me tell you this, for the previous years prior to 2018, I failed miserably when it comes to New Years Resolutions and let me tell you why!
In this article, I will go over my experience and how you can turn your New Years Resolution into a real objective to strive for.
Why I Failed My Previous New Years Resolution
I’ve recognized that it’s not because my New Years Resolutions are not achievable. I just didn’t have a set plan on how to achieve it.
I once told myself that I wanted to reach maximum level (a game that I played) within 1 years time starting from the first day of New Years. By the time it was December, I was not even 1/4 of my way there.
The reason why I failed so miserably is that I didn’t plan it out. I didn’t set up little goals along the way. And that’s what brings up the next point.
Without A Plan, Your New Years Resolution Is Just A Dream
It all boils down to planning and taking the first step. If your New Years Resolution is to finish your degree. What classes have you taken? How many more units do you need? Once you figure that out, it’s time to set up a planner.
After setting up a planner, you’ll have to take action by attending those classes accordingly. The same steps apply to any goals you may have. It’s that simple, yet most of us fail to complete our New Years Resolution.
Take The First Step Today
If you’re reading my blog post then you’re probably interested in learning how to make money online. The next step is to get started, so you can build your foundation.
Years ago, I liked the idea of making money online, but I didn’t know how to do it. I took online surveys which paid pennies on the dollar. In fact, I’ve never had the patience to continue to meet their minimum payout threshold.
The only time I actually got paid for my survey was when Amazon sent me one personally. I believe I received $5.00 in credit for Amazon.
Everything changed for me in 2017. That’s when I discovered the power of affiliate marketing. Basically, you don’t need to stock your own inventory. You just need to be the bridge between the customer and the company you’re promoting. They will pay you a commission per sale referred by you.
The Free Way and The Paid Way
The Free Method: If you don’t have any money at all which I doubt if you have access to the internet. You can start your own YouTube channel doing product reviews.
You’re not going to make any money through Google Ads yet because you’ll have a brand new channel. The nice thing about YouTube is that they allow you to include affiliate links within your video description.
You can create a YouTube video for the cost of nothing. You’ll need a basic camera (smartphone cameras will suffice). Just make sure the audios are good and you’re well on your way.
However, YouTube can shut down your videos at any moment and that’s where the paid method comes in.
The Paid Method: Starting a blog is not free (especially if you use the recommended platforms). My blog is powered by WordPress and I use Hostgator as my web hosting provider. Right now, they are offering a WordPress Website Builder (Includes Web Hosting). With my promo code, you can get 55% off which will save you a great deal of cash.
For 2 years, it will cost you around $82.94 which works out to be $41.47 per year, $3.45 per month, and approximately $0.12 per day! They also give you marketing ad credits for Bing and Google which sums up to be $200.00.
Regardless Of Which Method You Choose, You Must Take Action
You have to take action no matter which method you choose. If you want to make money through YouTube, you’ll have to create YouTube videos. If you want to make money through blogging, you’ll have to start a blog.
The same applies to a job if you want to make money working a job. The first step is to apply and get yourself a job. Personally, for an online business, I prefer something that belongs to me and that I have full control over.
It’s $0.12 a day more than free, but it’s something that I personally own and it’s totally worth it.
What Is Your New Years Resolution?
So what is your New Years Resolution? After reading this article, do you have plans on how to achieve it? Remember, a New Years Resolution is only a dream unless you have plans on how to achieve it.
It’s 2019, so let’s make this our best year yet. Turn our New Years Resolution into actual goals rather than a mere fantasy.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns. Please leave them down below and I will try my best to help you out!