At a time when “job security” has become an oxymoron, wouldn’t it be nice to generate some income apart from your 9-to-5 job, especially if it didn’t take a ton of time? And what if that other source of income could be done from home, didn’t require you to hit up your friends and neighbors for sales, and didn’t require you to keep any inventory?
Don’t worry; I haven’t become part of the “Rush $29.95 before midnight tonight!” infomercial crowd. I’ve simply become a big believer in changing the concept of job security into income security — becoming more and more self-sufficient in generating income. And I believe one high-potential route toward that is through the creation of your own web site or blog.
Pat Flynn is one of the most powerful, inspiring examples I’ve found of just how far this can go. One day, he was working as an architect – a job he enjoyed. The next, he was laid off. Not all that long after that, he was making a great living through a blog and ebook he created that helps people prepare for a specialized exam in the architecture industry. He then parlayed that success into another blog, SmartPassiveIncome.com, that teaches others how to generate income online.
Recently, I had a chance to talk with Pat. If you’ve ever thought of creating your own web site or blog, listen to this 30-minute conversation. I think you’ll find it eye-opening, instructive, and inspiring.
If you are reading this article through e-mail and are having any trouble accessing the interview, click on the headline. You’ll be taken to my site where you’ll be able to listen.
Here are the links mentioned in the podcast.
SmartPassiveIncome.com You’ll find lots of free information – blog posts, videos, podcasts, and more – on how to set up a web site or blog and create a revenue stream
GreenExamAcademy.com This is the site Pat created to teach others how to pass an architecture industry exam to become certified in sustainable building practices.
Bluehost This is the web hosting company Pat recommends.
Market Samauri This is the keyword tool Pat mentioned.
Elance This is the site Pat mentioned where you can find freelancers to do various jobs or post jobs.
Have you ever thought about creating your own web site or blog? What’s been holding you back?
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Jane – About half way into the article above, you should see a little gray icon that looks like a speaker and an arrow. Just click on the arrow and it should play. Let me know if you have any trouble.
Re: Pat Flynn interview – I don’t see a link to your conversation with him. I looked on your website too. Saw the other recommended links but not that. Am I missing something?