Whenever people asked what I am doing for a living, I will always tell them I am a self-employed doing online marketing.
If you have read Robert Kiyosaki’s Cash Flow Quadrant on ESBI, you will know that he defines a self-employed as a person who earns an income by working for themselves – they own the jobs. In other words, if the self-employed person doesn’t work, he doesn’t get his income. He is still trading his time for money.
So, am I really “self-employed”? The answer is no.
I went to Malaysia (road trip to Penang and Ipoh) for 4 days, 27th-30th May. For the full four days, I did not bring my laptop and I virtually had no access to the internet. I only checked my emails for 10 min using the hotel’s free wi-fi for the whole trip. That’s it. Basically, I just relaxed and enjoy the whole trip through out without doing any “work”.
However during the four days, my income still roll in. I still get paid. I am glad that I don’t trade my time for money. So, I am running a business in actual fact. Even, when I am not around physically, the business still runs… the money still come in.
My websites are there 24/7. I don’t have to be around. The income is passive.
But let me make it clear. My internet business and the passive income don’t happen overnight. I have been building and working on it for the past 4.5 years. I am just enjoying my fruits of labour now.
I enjoy doing internet marketing. I love what I am doing. I will continue what I am doing. 🙂