Find a job you’re happy with. In a week, there are approximately 168 hours. If you work the standard 40 hours per week, you’re spending roughly 23.8 percent of your time at your job. And this does not include your commute to and from work. Plus, of those 168 hours in your week, you sleep 42 hours. This is based on 6 hours a night, more if you treat your body right. Now, you’re spending 1/3 of your waking time at your job. That’s huge! Why not find a job that you like or that places you in an environment with people you like or customers you care for? Be the controller of your future. Find a moneymaking opportunity that provides this or create one.
Money does not always matter. As mentioned above, if you accept an opportunity that pays well, but drains you emotionally, mentally, and physically, is it worth it in the end? Why not find something that pays a little bit less, but that again, provides you with enjoyment and fulfillment? Also, just because a salary is offered at a specific job does not mean that you have to comply. If the job or the salary is not up to your standards, negotiate for more pay. Again, this goes back to satisfaction. While you don’t have to make six figures, you do have to pay your mortgage, buy food, clothes, gas, utilities, etc. This all goes together with balance.
Consider the time and effort you will spend to make money. To explain, think about the type of income you are going to make. If the opportunity is an MLM, you are going to start at the bottom of the “downline.” Until you build up your sales team, you will be working for hardly anything. Consider how the pay is scaled. Is this a commission-based job? What if I sell zero? Does that mean I take home “zero” or is there another way to be compensated? What about the distance to drive to the job opportunity? If your salary is really low and you have to commute an hour, consider finding a new opportunity or moving closer to the position.
Yet another factor to consider is the longevity of the opportunity. If you begin working on this moneymaker, whether it be accepting this job or putting in the time to develop a product or company, how long will it last? If it were going to be short-term, would it be better to let it go so that you can pursue finding a more permanent job, or should you take it and search for further opportunities in your free time during the weekend?
Does it sound too good to be true? Yes, this is an important question to ask. If you’re banking on making thousands upon thousands of dollars, because 1 out of 500 made 6 figures last year, you may want to rethink this through. While many sales companies have a few individuals on top, most do not make that high. If they did, everyone would be doing it. Don’t get sucked into these types of moneymaking opportunities. Chances are you will waste your time and lose money when you could be making steady money somewhere else.
The bottom line is you determine what the best fit is for you. Find a job or moneymaking opportunity that provides enjoyment pays the bills and is in the salary/pay range that you believe is worth the effort. Look for moneymaking opportunities where you can start making money in a decent amount of time, consider the longevity, and don’t fall for the “get rich quick” scams. The right opportunity is out there; you just have to exercise patience to find it.