How to Escape From the Office – Leave the Rat Race Behind

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Are you approaching retirement with trepidation? We’re so ready to leave the rat race behind, but it’s scary. Let’s chat about how to escape from the office with a plan to both supplement retirement income and keep mentally challenged.

So many baby boomers are delaying retirement and remaining captive in those office cubicles because they’re worried about not having enough income. But maybe there’s an alternative.

Have you ever toyed with the idea of working from home on the Internet? Instead of a hectic commute by car every morning you could have a one minute commute down the hall.

You could trade that 8 to 5 workday for a flexible schedule that allows you to turn the alarm clock off and work when it’s convenient for you. Would you like to be able to travel? As long as you can remain connected to the Internet, it’s feasible to work online from anywhere in the world.

How to Build a Passive Income and Escape From the Office

Passive income is a recurring stream of earnings that requires minimal effort to maintain. Sounds good, doesn’t it? It’s very different from that office job which is very active in nature and requires you to continuously trade time for money.

With passive income, the work is done upfront. You invest time and effort early in the process to generate an income that you continue to receive in the future. If you’ve been fortunate enough to earn a pension from your years in the workforce, this is a classic example of passive income. Creating an online business is also an excellent way to build a passive income over time.

Creating an Online Income

With approximately 3 billion daily users, the Internet represents a massive marketing opportunity. I chose to take advantage of this phenomenon to supplement my income in retirement and you can too. To begin the process of building an online business, you will need a website. If that worries you, it shouldn’t. The tools available today make constructing your own website a very straight forward process.

My first website was up and running in a matter of minutes, and I can show you how to accomplish the same thing today. I created my website with a 100% free Starter Membership in a fabulous online organization called Wealthy Affiliate. You can read my complete review of this program here. Finding Wealthy Affiliate was a total game changer for me, and I know it can be for you as well.

Let’s look at the steps involved in getting started online.

Choose an Interest – Identify Your Niche

Your first step is going to be selecting a subject matter for your website. It should be a topic you love and can talk about endlessly without getting bored because you’ll be sharing information regularly with your target market or niche. A niche is nothing more than a targeted group of people who share a common interest. The potential list of topics is literally endless. What are you passionate about?

Create Your Website

A website is an essential ingredient of an online business because this is how you will communicate with yourCreate a website

target audience. You will need a domain name and host for your website. Constructing a basic website is very simple. Check out the video on my build a website page to see how you can create a website in about 30 seconds with 4 mouse clicks using the SiteRubix platform.

SiteRubix is the platform used by Wealthy Affiliate and the only one I recommend. Why? This platform is my choice because you can get started and thoroughly check it out for free with no credit card and no continuing obligation. I don’t buy anything sight unseen, and I don’t recommend you do either.

A free Starter Membership in Wealthy Affiliate includes 2 websites, hosting for the websites, and 10 lessons that will walk you through the necessary steps to creating a beautiful Internet site. With no prior experience to fall back on, I found the video lessons to be invaluable.

Why not create your free website now?

Focus on Great Content

Although you can create a basic website very quickly, building a thriving online business is not something that will happen overnight. Most Internet entrepreneurs take several months, perhaps as long as a year, to see results. Once you create your site, you need to fill it with extraordinarily helpful information until your website becomes synonymous with outstanding value.

You will need to develop skills in keyword research and search engine optimization. These skills are taught at Wealthy Affiliate and reinforced by members of this large online community of like-minded entrepreneurs. You will not be working alone.

Steadily Grow Your Business

Persistence is the key! Continue to add practical, solution-focused content that resonates with readers who are looking for answers to a variety of questions. As your traffic grows, you will monetize your site and start to generate revenue. There are all kinds of ways to make money with a popular website. My choice is affiliate marketing, and I highly recommend this approach because it is very easy to implement affiliate links and promote various products and services in any niche.

Success is a Mindset – Invest in Your Future

Success happens when you choose a defined path and then stay the course until you reach your destination. If you’re willing to make an investment in your future by taking the steps above and putting in the necessary work to grow your business, momentum will begin to build. Remember, the Internet is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you stick with it, you’ll eventually reach that happy state where you’re earning while you sleep from multiple articles written months ago. Passive income!

In Summary

I hope you enjoyed today’s post on how to escape from the office. Affiliate marketing is by no means a get-rich-quick scheme, and I hope you’re not gullible enough to believe those who would tell you otherwise. Those claims typically come with a large price tag. But many individuals with a longer term vision have successfully left the rat race behind and continued to work, live, and prosper on their own terms.

Are you ready to take the first step?

Take ACTion Now

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2 thoughts on “How to Escape From the Office – Leave the Rat Race Behind”

  1. Hi Linda,
    What a great site you have here. It is honorable that you seek to help fellow retirees make other sources of income. I too escaped the rat race, but in my case, it was due to health reasons. I myself own an online business and am quite happy with it. It keeps me busy, and I’m hoping soon to generate some income from it.



    • Hi Jerome,
      How exciting that you’ve started an online business! Stick with it, consistently add useful content and the earnings will follow. I wish you all the best! Thanks for your kind words and for visiting my site.


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