When I first started blogging about 9 months ago, it was an experiment to see if it was possible to make money from the Internet. I can confirm that it IS possible to make money online, however whether you can make enough money to support your lifestyle is another thing all together.
However, when I started blogging I didn’t have any online contacts and since starting this blog and a few other websites over the past few months I have met a lot of people who have helped me create my online “empire” and who have opened up doors that I wouldn’t have had access if I didn’t start this blog.
I am currently employed in an IT infrastructure support based job which I do enjoy and I think I am capable of making a life long career out of it. But my passion lies in web development/design and that the direction I would like my career to head in the direction of.
Over the past few months I have made some contacts online that can make that dream come true. At the moment I do some part time web development and my workload is increasing week to week – all from having a few online contacts that I wouldn’t have if I didn’t start this blog.
If I can increase my level of web development work over the next year or so and can make enough money to survive (and more hopefully) I might be able to leave the normal everyday 9 – 5 and work on my own terms, run my own websites and develop sites for other people – all while working from home!
The way things are looking it is looking like I am heading in that direction, however it would want to be 100% secure before I up and leave my full time job. Running your own business is difficult, and I think it is even harder to run a web based business as things change very fast and you always have to stay ahead of the game and learn the new tricks.
Fingers crossed….what dream are you chasing?