Do You Want To Make More Money Online?

Do You Want To Make More Money Online?

Posted by on Sep 20, 2007 in Financial Freedom

If you ask this question to internet marketers and bloggers most of them would give you a weird stare and say, “OF COURSE, man, what kind of question is that? πŸ˜‰ ”

But if you then ask them WHY they want to make more money, you’ll often see a blank expression on their face accompanied with no immediate answer.

So many people get stuck in this more-money race that they completely lose sight of the big picture.

Think about it: money is either metal, paper, or numbers.

So what if you have a lot of paper or metal? πŸ˜‰

Does that make you happy? No, not really.

If you are after the numbers, they are only good for your ego, i.e. you can brag about them.

But other than that, the numbers in a bank account are just numbers.

The big picture of making more money lies in WHY you want to make money.

Why do you want earn more money? What are your goals? What do you want to buy with this money? What do you want to invest this money in?

The answer to that question is your real goal.

Chances are that you have been completely sucked into this money-making “competition,” that you are sitting behind your computer day after day just wanting to make more and more, and you are not living your life anymore.

I recently saw a video of a very successful blogger, who makes tons of money every day and he showed a video tour of his office.

At one point of the presentation he said,: “This is where I spend most of my day.”

So sad. Isn’t it?

That is where he will probably spend most of his next ten years. Why?

Just to make more money? To be a #1 blogger? To get the most traffic?

How are those things important to life?

Life is meant to be lived; it should allow one to experience new events, new people, new countries, new cultures …

It’s about having a great relationship with your partner and spending your time with people you like.

It’s about learning new things and challenging yourself with new goals.

It’s about pursuing financial and personal freedom and enjoying it when you get there.

It’s NOT about sitting behind a computer desk for most of your day and trying to increase the numbers on your screen.

And it’s not about trying to compete with your neighbours and other people just to be better than them.

As this article about millionares in Silicon Valley points out, there are so many people stuck in this money-making race, and they are still very unhappy.

Do you actually believe that having more money than someone else makes you a better person?

Set up some exciting goals of what you want to do with this money. Think about how you’ll feel when you are on your deathbed looking back on your life.

What did you DO in your life?

You may answer, “I sat behind a computer screen for ten hours every day.”

On the other hand, you may answer, “I became financially free, enjoyed life with my partner and friends, travelled around the world, grew as a person, served other people with my talents and effort and made the best of the the cards I was dealt when I came to this world.”

Make a choice NOW.

Find out how much time you have left and what you want to do with it.

Do you want to make more paper, metal, and numbers or live a life?

β€œAll we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
— Gandalf to Frodo,
J.R.R. Tolkien, Fellowship of the Ring

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    2 Comments

  1. Very good.
    That is something we all often lose track of.
    That would actually be a good question to ask yourself each day when you get up.
    “Why am I working?”

    Though, being money driven has not been too much a problem for me. I do what I do because I like it, and the financial aid is a plus.
    But my main reason for working is to prepare myself financially for when I get a family of my own. I want to be able to provide a comfortable living for them (not one of excess) and be able to spend time with them.

    Thanks for that post!
    I’m going to try and keep that at the forfront of my mind.

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  2. Exactly. The “why” question wakes us up from a routine and makes us question our purpose.

    Once you know where you are going, you’ll very likely get there.

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