Balancing your career and your life is never an easy task to begin with. This is even harder when you don’t actually like whatever you doing to get some money for living. For me, I am not a fan of corporate career or working to somebody else as ‘slave’. I am working a 9-to-5 job simply because I don’t know what else to do to earn money for everyday life.
What is living with purpose in my life?
To put it simply, and honestly, I live without a real purpose in my life. My sole ‘purpose’ is survival, which is to get some money for buying food and sometimes a bit of entertainment. This is what makes me, and most of the people, find it hard to balance the career and life. When you don’t know your purpose for living; or in this case, a passion; we tend to follow the flow of this boring lifestyle without any effort to change it.
Have you ever thought, what will be your life without a purpose?
Everyone has a hidden wish about living free with your passion. When you make a living with your passion, you will be glad to work with it. You will not be affected by ‘Monday Blues’ (the lazy feeling that attacks most of the corporate workers every Monday). Ultimately, you can make a profitable business with your passion and let go your salaryman status or break free from 9-to-5 jobs.
There are a lot of people who find out their passion and successfully turn it into a profitable business.
I’m sure you have heard people like Mark Zuckerburg, Bill Gates, Pat Flynn, Tony Robbins, Walt Disney, and many other successful people. They are successful because they know what to do in their life. They live with a purpose, which is related heavily to their passion. So, the key is: make a living with your passion, or something that you have a great interest about.
Let’s try to give some thought about your purpose in the life by continue reading. I hope you will find your answer at the end of this article.
How to Turn Your Passion into Source of Money
Unlike years ago, when the internet is like a newborn baby, today is the era of digital. Many people who start to make a living with their hobbies or passion use the internet as the main tool to do it. They can promote their business via social media like Facebook or Twitter.
However, to generate the continuous income source, one tool that all of them must have is a website.
Today, building a fully functional website can be done with a few clicks and more importantly, FREE. One that I use regularly is the Siterubix platform here:
However, it is not ending there. You need to know how to utilize your website to turn it into a profitable business. Which in turn, make your passion into your primary source of income. This is applied to whether you already have a business or not.
Where can I Learn to Utilize My Website into a Profit-Generating Machine?
A simple way to answer it is in Google. However, you will soon realize that the information is too scattered. Chances are you will find yourself either confused or scammed when searching.
Imagine yourself as a new employee in a big company. On the first day, you are required to work using a software program that you hardly heard about. If you are told to ‘google it’ to learn how to operate it, will you really think that you can master it in a proper way? No, is the answer.
Of course, the best way to learn using the software program is through training from the company, where you can also ask directly to the trainer if you don’t understand something. You are allowed to ask again in the future should you find a problem. You can even ask and build a connection with other trainees and share knowledge to better sharpen your skill.
See? If you don’t understand the analogy, then let me fill the gap in your understanding with this statement:
“You need training with proper courses, helpful trainers, and active network (trainees) to master the utilization of your website and finally turn it into your source of income for the rest of your life.”
Of course, finding the most appropriate training is not easy. I have been through this and it is such a shame that some people make use for anyone like me and you to fill their greedy pocket. You may find that most of the so-called training or ‘money-making’ programs out there have either:
- A fake owner / founder of the program. It is hard to get in touch with him or her personally.
- A bad customer supports. You send an email today and you either receive the reply a week later or worse, when the ‘Anywhere Door’ finally has been invented.
- An obligation to pay if you want to taste whether the training or program is really suited for you or not. Hence, no Free Trial. You don’t want to buy a cat in a closed box, right?
- A shady explanation about how they can help you with the training. They are not transparent with their methods and training.
- A lot of upsells to drain your money while throwing you some useless training program or software programs to download (even possibly with the bonus of malware).
Well, you will waste your time if you want to try and search all the possible training, online university, and programs out there. Lucky for you, I’ve finally found and try myself an online university to learn everything you need here. It is called Wealthy Affiliate, where you can finally learn everything from scratch how to turn your passion into a serious income source for the rest of your life.
What is Wealthy Affiliate University?
Wealthy Affiliate University, or simply abbreviated as WA, is what you called an online university to mainly learn about building your business using online platform. Being an online university means you don’t need to physically attend here. WA is founded and owned by Kyle and Carson since 2005. Both are successful internet entrepreneurs and they have been helping a lot of people to realize their dream through WA.
WA has been helping people more than 10 years since 2005
A lot of training updates means they are always up-to-date to help us with the best approach to building a successful online business
Meet Kyle, the co-founder of WA
Meet Carson, the co-founder of WA
You will find it a perfect place to learn if you are a salaryman / 9-to-5 office worker and:
- You need an additional income source to support your monthly salary; or
- You hate your job, your boss, or your working environment and you just want to be your own boss; or
- You still like your current job, but you want to start a small business related to your hobbies without investing too much time and money; or
- You want to start a business while maintaining your current job until your income from the business exceeds your monthly salary; or
- You are soon to be either laid off or retired from your corporate job and looking for another way to earn some money; or
- You know that you need additional income source to support you when you are (or will) vacuum from corporate career, like resigning from your current job and either waiting or looking for another 9-to-5 jobs; or
- You are just not suited in a typical 9-to-5 jobs and want to gain a total freedom of your working time.
I know this is a good place to a 9-to-5 office worker like I mentioned above because I am also a 9-to-5 office worker. I know exactly how people in the same condition like me feel, so I take some time to list the condition for corporate workers above as specific as possible.
Additionally, WA is also a great starting point if you fall within one of this type of person:
- A stay-at-home mom or dad who want to earn their own money.
- A single mom or dad looking for additional income source to support the family.
- A retired folk that is looking for spending valuable time by earning additional money.
- A business owner (local or not) that want to increase their brand awareness through an online presence.
- A blogger who is looking for a way to monetize their blog.
- A travel addict who want to earn income while traveling around the world.
- A student who is looking for additional income for daily life or pay off the tuition fee.
- A hobby enthusiast (gamer, movie watcher, music addict, book reader, pet lover, gardener, etc) who is looking for a way to monetize their hobby.
- Anyone who doesn’t fall in above category but have a wish to control your own life by living with your passion.
If you don’t know what is your passion or hobby that you can turn into a business, kindly continue to read. You will get your answer soon
Why is Wealthy Affiliate a Good Place to Start Learning about Living with Your Passion?
First, you can find out by reading more several testimonials like below:
I’m sure the testimonials are more than enough to explain why you can put your trust into WA for learning However, I would like to give you some points that I like and I don’t like about this place.
Here are some points that make me (and you too will) love WA:
- You can join for FREE as a Starter Member. This privilege is served as a free-trial chance. You don’t want to pay for something that you are not sure whether this can really work for you or not, right?
- You don’t need to give away personal information like credit card number. An email account is more than enough to join here.
- The training is designed as task-based courses. You will be eager to finish every task and check DONE to move forward and learn step-by-step.
- The community here is GREAT. You can interact with them and they are really helpful, whether you are a newbie or not.
- There are a lot of different people with different backgrounds within the community. You can build a network with them to gain more insight about different backgrounds and industry they are working.
- There is a LIVE CHAT feature. This makes you easier to get help when you got stuck, or just want to interact with other members.
- No time-based training. You can learn and work at your own pace.
- There is a weekly Webinar (Web seminar) that provides you with useful information.
- You have an access to free keyword research tool. This is important in content building for your website.
- You are granted free hosting here, and you are given 2 free websites as Starter Member and unlimited websites as Premium Member.
- You have no obligation to upgrade your membership to Premium Member and can stay free forever if you like. See the comparison between Starter and Premium Member after this section.
Everything always has a downside, right? Below are what me (and some of you will) not really like in WA:
- At first, you may get confused because there are so many things to learn. Fortunately, the training is designed as task-based courses. This means you should follow the trainings step-by-step to avoid confusion. See the FAQ list below.
- The website platform has a simple design. Some other training website has more cool or elegant theme. This is actually more of personal taste. I like a simple design because I concern more of the value they provide to me rather than the looks they give to my eyes.
- This is not a get-rich-quick program. Some people want instant money, but this is not a place like that. Since this is about making a real business, you can’t expect to earn money just in a few days after joining. You need the determination to keep learning and working, and you will eventually reach that ‘golden’ days.
As mentioned in the Pros, there are ONLY two types of member here: Starter and Premium. You will find that some of the online training out there applies multi-layered member system, which is not good because you need to be the highest layer member to receive all the benefit.
A two-type membership in WA gives you a fair service: If I am a free user, I may not receive all the benefit. If I am a paid user, I should receive ALL the benefit of the service, right? This is what I like compared to most other online training with multi-type membership.
This is a comparison between Starter and Premium Member:
You don’t need to become Premium Member and you won’t be forced either. As a Starter Member, you will have a good basic knowledge about utilizing your website for business purpose. You don’t need to upgrade your membership right away and just can come back later if you decide to want to receive all the premium benefits. Else, you can also never come back and stay free forever if you feel you can succeed with the basic skills. It’s up to you.
Before I forget, there is a 7 days promotion after you joining WA as a Starter Member. You will be eligible to pay US$ 19 for the first month only to upgrade your membership as a Premium Member. This means, you save US$ 28 on the first month and you get a taste of all the benefit as a Premium Member to decide whether you want to continue as Premium or not.
Sounds like a good offer, right? However, the decision to upgrade or stay as free member is full in your control
When should I Start Joining Wealthy Affiliate?
I will suggest you to join it as soon as possible since you are free to join as a Starter Member and don’t give any information to them (other than Email Address). You should see for yourself whether this is a good place to learn or not.
If you are still confused, this is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) from the newbies joining Wealthy Affiliate and the answers:
01. Is this a type of legitimate internet work home jobs finder website?
Yes and no. Yes in term of the legitimateness, but no in the term of jobs finder. You didn’t need to search a job here because WA is not a job finder website. Instead, you create your own job. Your own business, to be exact.
WA is designed specifically to turn your hobby or passion into a business. Follow the training here and ask questions to the community when you stuck on something you don’t understand.
02. Where do I start after signing up an account here?
After you create an account, click on the ‘Get Started Here’ button (the green button on your left side). Just follow the instructions there and you are good to go. See the screenshot below:
03. What kind of trainings do they teach to utilize my websites for business?
The training is designed specifically so you know how to:
- Build a good website.
- Create unique and helpful content.
- Enhance your website existence in the search engine (SEO – Search Engine Optimization).
- Promote your business online.
- Ultimately, convert your visitors into customers. This means money.
All of the training here are suited for you who:
- Do not have your own product / service, but you already know your passion / interest.
- Have your own product / service, but you want to increase awareness or reach more customers to increase your profit.
You don’t need any knowledge about tech things, coding, or even good business practice here to follow the training. In fact, most of the people joining WA are newbies in the business world. Myself included. The training are created so newbies like us can follow it easily. You can get help from the community if you stuck on something.
Also, in case you want to practice or you just don’t know what type of business you want to begin, you can start with the ‘Affiliate Bootcamp’ section (see the black button in the left side). WA will give you a topic about internet marketing and you will be taught to build the business step-by-step. At the same time, you can still learn about maximizing your website for business purpose.
04. Are the owners or senior members helpful to the new members? I am a newbie and I am afraid they will look down on me because of it.
This is one of the most interesting points in Wealthy Affiliate. See the screenshot below:
Kyle, the owner himself, replied to me directly, and you should be able to identify it as not an automated response from him. This is indeed a rare trait of an online university, where the owner himself took his time to reply our concern, even for a newbie.
All of the senior members, as well as most members here, is very helpful. This is certainly a big plus point for any newbie in starting a business. See the next question about getting help if you stuck on something.
05. How do I get help here?
First, make sure you have completed your profile with these two simple steps:
- Choose a profile picture (There are some pre-given images you can choose from, in case you don’t want to upload your pictures now)
- Fill in a brief description of your profile.
This is done in a few minutes and will make you a more ‘human’ rather than a spam profile. People will be more helpful when you are recognized as ‘human’.
There are several ways to get some help if you find a problem or have something you don’t understand:
- Ask a question in the question bar (create question)
- Use the live chat feature
- If the question is related to the specific course, training, or blog, you can leave a comment there and ask about your confusion. Usually, some members will reply to your question in a few minutes.
- Send a Private Message to Kyle or Carson, or some other knowledgeable members
06. Can I really make money with this? I didn’t see any button to download a software program to earn some cash automatically.
You earn money with your business you’ve created with the guidance and training here, not with some typical flashy software that give you xx dollars per day when installed in your gadgets (it is certainly a scam if you find this on the internet, you need a real effort to earn legitimate income).
Just like a typical offline business, everyone has a different starting point to earn the first buck. We are talking about real business here. A successful business can be created when the owner is passionate about it, have faith in the business, and determination to move forward regardless of the mistakes and failures in the process.
If you don’t know what is your passion (or, a hobby at least) to turn into a business, see the next FAQ.
07. I don’t know my passion yet. Even I don’t really know any of my interest which fit to turn into a business. I just live with my current 9-to-5 job, but I am not satisfied with this lifestyle. I don’t really know what I want in the future. How can joining WA help me to break this hopeless feel?
First, if you don’t know what is your passion or hobby that you want to turn into a business, you can take some time to read these two blogs: A short, easy way to find your passion and a long, but still easy way to search your true passion.
Second, you can ask the community for a guide from them about finding your passion. They are really helpful. See the previous FAQ about ‘getting help’ for further information.
You may need some time to think about finding your passion. In the meantime, you can practice starting building a sustainable business with a given topic about internet marketing in the Affiliate Bootcamp section. See the previous FAQ about ‘what kind of training that WA teach you’.
When you finally find out about your passion, you can start directly with the knowledge you’ve obtained. Build a new website (if it is irrelevant with the internet marketing topic) and apply the knowledge. Don’t forget to continue learning and good luck with your business.
Now Back to the Original Question: What is Living with Purpose?
By now, have you realized what the meaning of ‘living with purpose’ is? To put it simply, it is about finding what you really want to do in your life and reach the goal in your life. This is done with finding your passion, and living from it.
I’m sure you have heard about successful people that are living with their passion. No matter how limited their power and condition, no matter how hard their journey, they can enjoy it and earn a truly great satisfaction with every second they spend in their life.
Finding your passion will make you have more preparation toward a brighter life
Before I joined WA, honestly I don’t really know what my passion is and how I can live with it. I live and grow in a society where ‘working to other people’ is greatly appreciated. You are praised when you achieve a higher position in a company. You will always be compared to other people in the term of ‘job title’, ‘managerial level’, ‘monthly salary’ and ‘how prestigious your company is’.
I agree that there are some benefits when we are working for other people (the 9-to-5 jobs), which include the fixed monthly salary and lower risk to become ‘moneyless’. However, there are many people who don’t find it enough to feel truly alive with this lifestyle. Some people start a side-job or small business as a complementary income source while most others choose to fully stick with their 9-to-5 jobs because they don’t know what to do to get out, including my past self.
But now, my life has truly changed thanks to WA.
I finally found out the answer of ‘what is my passion’, ‘what is living with purpose on my life’, and ‘how I can live with it’. This whole article is done specifically to share my knowledge to help you find the meaning of your life and how you can truly live with it because I have experienced it myself.
Well, it really is Try clicking it
It is never too late if you have a wish to break free from your boring lifestyle. Let’s find out your passion and start to live with a purpose. You can join as starter member first because it is free and you can see yourself about what WA is. Stop searching for get-rich-quick programs out there before you fall deeper into scam and misery. Success can’t come overnight.
You can leave a comment below and I will be more than happy to help you if you have a question. Thank you for reading.