A good employee is a valued member of any business team. An employer should realize that every employee should be recognized as a significant contributor to a successful business. What happens when through no fault of your own you are no longer considered a valued employee. Today’s post will help you prepare for that unfortunate time when your value as an employee is over.
The Wage Earner
As a wage earner we are limited in our earning capacity by the industry we are in. Make no mistake in thinking that I feel that being an employee is wrong. The world needs people to get the job done. No matter the industry there has to be someone who has facilitated some event to get a task completed.
I recently read an article that stated by 2030, 800 million jobs in the developed world will be lost due to automation, robotics and artificial intelligence. If this is true how many middle class people will find themselves pushed out the door.
That scenario should cause you to at least consider what would happen if you are laid off, replaced or completely dissatisfied by your work environment. I have seen where people leave their jobs not because of the work, but because of the employer/co-worker environment.
Are you a happy employee? If so that is great. I mentioned in my previous post to be an active participant in your company’s benefit program. If you don’t have this capability be sure to start saving and contributing to a retirement plan.
The next step is and especially if you are still working for someone else is to start a business. I am strongly suggesting starting an internet business so that a person can incorporate business building into your regular routine.
The business I am going to promote is Affiliate Marketing through Wealthy Affiliate. The reason I find this is a really good solution to creating additional income is that the cost of training is very affordable and online. The $359.00/ year tuition is within every ones reach and the training is outstanding.
Building a business while you are still working gives you the time to get it established and if something should happen that would require you to leave your employment, everything will be in place for you to continue as your own boss and living life on your own terms.
Affiliate Marketing is a relationship between you and a company or an Affiliate Marketing Platform. You sell their products with a website you create and in turn earn commissions. People engaged in this business have created enough income to become self-sufficient. As with any business it takes time and effort to become established. Some of my course members have broken the $10,000/month goal. This does not happen overnight and is entirely possible from becoming a Wealthy Affiliate course member.
Affiliate Marketing starts with a four step program as illustrated below.
Choose an Interest
This a step where you pick a topic of interest, a product or information that you think someone in the 4 billion daily internet users would be interested in. Then the market audience you capture will buy your product.
Build a Website
Through Wealthy Affiliate you will have a one stop shop for you to create a world-class website. Becoming a Premium member not only will you be taught how to build a website, you be taught how to market your website. As a Premium Member you will be able to look at hundreds of course member websites for inspiration and ideas.
The course material delivers training on how to market your website. From Google searches to using Social Media. There is an abundance of tutorials plus weekly live training designed to help you monetize your website.
The product of your hard work. An Affiliate Marketer earns revenue through commissions form whatever marketing venue you choose to use. There is no end to the available affiliate programs to get involved with such as Amazon, or Affiliate Networks such as Rakuten, CJ Affiliate and ShareASale. You could even promote your own product or idea.
As with any business there is a period of development and growth. This time period is determined by your own time commitment. Not withstanding that it is possible to build a business that you can pass down to the next generation.
If you are working, keep working and build your business. If you are retired and need additional income this is for you. This business is perfect for the stay at home mum or dad. Wealthy Affiliate has students from all over the world and from every walk of live, the high school student, middle class wage earners, doctors and lawyers plus internet professionals. Wealthy Affiliate is not only an educational university it is a campus with many resources available to all Premium Member students. Please follow this link to my page “Wealthy Affiliate – The Key To Your Financial Freedom“.
The time to prepare for you next job is before you get desperate. Do not find your self saying “What Am I Going To Do Now”. I certainly don’t want to scare anyone. I don’t believe in scare tactics. Being prepared for your future is as necessary as having a spare tire or some savings when the washing machine breaks. It is always easier when you are not stressed.
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That’s my advice for today. If you have any comments or questions please leave them below. On my Cat Care website I say at this point, Now hug a kitty and do something green for the environment.
All the Best, Trevor
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