So, you wonder: Is trading time for money on a 9-to-5-job basis really all life has to offer?
Hi, I am Chris, and I want to say “Hi and Welcome to Rock It From Home!” – How great it is you made it here. I appreciate it!
Back to your question: I strongly believe the answer to it is: “No! There’s so much more!”
Let me explain…
Back in 2010 I was employed in a big corporation. I had a good salary, financial security, good health care, basically everything you could dream of. Yet, what I was missing were two things, that I noticed were even more important to me than the benefits I already had:
- real purpose and
The fact that I was following someone else’s orders got to my heart. I often put truck loads of work into documents etc. that nobody would even read or that simply didn’t feel (and in fact often weren’t) of big importance. When I came home from work and my wife asked me how my day was and what I had done, I couldn’t really answer, because it didn’t feel like I achieved a lot.
The passion was gone. And the good salary as well as my rank began to feel like golden handcuffs.
Day in and day out I would commute 20 miles across the city to show up at 7 and do work that didn’t feel meaningful. Until I was finally able to spend another hour in my car (sitting in traffic jams, polluting the environment) just to commute back home.
Does that feel familiar?
My First Dollar Online
That was when I decided to go back to something I loved as a youngster. For me personally, that was coding. (Hold your horses there: If you’re not familiar with coding, don’t leave just yet; this story isn’t about coding, and it’s not about how knowing to code pays my bills today).
Back then in my spare time, I developed a pretty simple piece of software in a very tight niche (meaning for a very small, targeted audience) that I started selling on my own website. I had to build everything by myself (a far cry from the beauty and sophistication that you see in front of you when looking at this wordpress blog in front of you) and it was quite a struggle, to be honest.
But eventually it paid off: I earned my first dollar online!
That was an amazing feeling. I learned that there were actual people out there willing to pay for the things that I can build with my bare hands! How great is that?
Obviously, the money I was able to make with my software was never able to compensate for my salary I received from the military, so I had to stay for quite some time. But never the less, this “breakthrough” was my personal spark that would start my online-entrepreneurship-fire, if you will 🙂
Over the next few years, I tried several business models that would all add up to a solid passive income stream that makes up my salary today. I tried everything from
- Amazon FBA,
- Ebook Publishing,
- YouTube Content Creation,
- Podcasting to
- Streaming, …
- and a whole lot more.
I bet you heard about many of those business models. Some of them worked incredibly well, others didn’t fly. But each and every venture I took taught me a lot about creating a passive income stream that allows me and my family to life our lives on our terms. And that’s what matters most!
Finally, going full steam into 2021 and looking back at the weird year that 2020 was with its pandemic and the economic impact it had on pretty much all of us, I realized once more how knowing how to create your own business online is one of the most important skills you can learn in your life.
I urge you: Take the opportunity to learn the skills it takes to build a business around the things you are excited about; to build a business that makes you happy and proud; and to build a business that allows you to live your life on your terms!
I still work part-time for a company as a software developer.
But I do so because I enjoy doing it; not because I have to! That’s a big difference when you think about what I was missing: Purpose and freedom! Today, my online business and my I-work-because-I-love-it-and-I-can-leave-whenever-the-hell-I-want-employment gives me the best of both worlds; and that’s an amazing feeling, really!
Who is This Website For?
So, why this website? Well, I am building this website for people like myself 10 years ago: Think of 26 year old Chris in 2010, looking for opportunities to expand his income beyond what he was making on his 9-to-5-job and, even more important, breaking out of the habit of trading time for money.
Can you relate? Is that how you feel, too? This website is for you…
- if you are a “Passive Income Seeker” like I was back then but don’t really know were to start building your very own online business.
- if you are looking for ways to work from home or, better yet, from anywhere in the world, spend more time with your family and stop the daily commute to a crowded office.
- if you want to become your own boss and quit the trade-time-for-money-mindset.
- if you are looking for a reliable, crisis-proof stream of income that you can build out on your own terms.
- if you want to commit yourself to building a REAL BUSINESS, not falling for some shady “get-rich-quick”-schemes that you will find all over the place.
- if you are willing to put in the work required, and earn in the long term.
- if your are sick of seeing people on YouTube-Ads showing you how to “become rich quick” with shady business models.
The Goal of Rock It From Home
Rock It From Home is here as a resource for YOU! With over 10 years of
experience with passive income and work from home business models, Rock It From
Home is here to help YOU…
- becoming your own boss,
- building your own online
- living the financially independent life of your dreams.
I Am Here to Help YOU
I am super excited you made it here.
If you find anything around here on this blog you want to comment at, please feel free to do so. I am looking for feedback in any form you can think of. PLEASE(!) let me know what you think. If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.
All the best,