Entrepreneurship, Tips for Success

How to earn extra income while working your real job

Hola from Mexico City!

This morning I was talking with my mother about some of the small struggles I am experiencing with my business right now – she’s an entrepreneur running a successful law practice in The Woodlands, so I generally trust anything and everything she’s ever got to say when it comes to business-related topics. She asked me if I would ever be interested in going back to a corporate job while running my business on the side, and I said, without hesitation, “absolutely not.”

I told her that I knew it would certainly be easier for me to do so sometimes, but if I did, then I wouldn’t be able to sit with her in a Mexico City café on a Friday morning while eating breakfast at 9:15 AM.

And that’s really what this is all about – doing what I love while enjoying the freedoms that come with it. Entrepreneurship is hard work – I knew this when I started. But I’ve come to realize quickly that the good times are definitely worth the hard times!

This Split Aces Media adventure all started by freelancing.

There are a couple of ways that you can bring in extra income while you’re working a full-time job, and all of these will help you take the leap toward reaching a financial goal. Continue reading “How to earn extra income while working your real job”

Tips for Success

How to start earning money through affiliate marketing

(Full disclosure: this post contains affiliate links. And yes, that’s a random picture of me painting a tea pot)!

So… you’ve got a website…right? Great!

Through the use of affiliate marketing, you have the ability to easily monetize your site. Now that you’ve gotten started with building your audience through social media and email marketing, you can utilize this audience to help bring in some passive income with no extra charge to your readers, and no extra work from you.

Building the audience is the hard part!

Once you’re well on your way to a growing list of fans and followers, the affiliate programs just make sense to add on next. The two programs that I am actively using are Amazon and BlueHost. As of yesterday, I also added Corbett Barr‘s “How to Start a Blog that Matters” because he runs a site that I learn a lot from when it comes to marketing my business, myself, and how to run this blog! Continue reading “How to start earning money through affiliate marketing”