You Deserve to Make Money Online (or Offline)

If you’re anything like me, then you were brought up with the belief that making money was bad, but at the same time it was something to strive for.

Do you see the conflict? When you realize that your beliefs aren’t really working for you, you can let them go.

I realize that it may not be that easy, which is why I’m a big believer in taking everything in small steps. There’s no need force things.

Start working on helping others and following your passion to the best of your ability. You may not even know what your passion is, but if you’re taking action, it will come to you sooner or later.

Sometimes it’s helpful to do the things that don’t work in order to find what does work, which brings me to the point of this article, making a living.

Express Your Creativity

I love making money. It’s challenging and it’s fun. If you’re skeptical about whether or not you can make money online, that’s too bad, because I’m living proof that it is possible.

Take a look around, and you’ll discover that there are millions of websites and blogs out there making money every single day.

The sheer creativity involved in delivering value and helping people is amazing. You can practically create whatever you want and sell it to people.

You may fall flat on your face a few times until you figure things out, but that’s part of the game. When you get too serious or try to force things, that’s when you’ll feel the resistance and frustration.

I Give Value, You Give Money

Most people get a bit too serious when it comes to the topic of money. I view it more as a playground, as a game.

I create something that gives you value and in exchange you give me money. It doesn’t even have to be money, it can be anything. In essence, all we are doing is exchanging energy.

Money doesn’t have to control you. It doesn’t have to be this evil thing. It can be used as a tool for getting what you want and living the life you desire.

There are a lot of people that condemn, judge and spread negativity when their life isn’t the way they want it to be.

Who cares about them? I have no problem ignoring people that do not add anything to my life. I’d rather focus on doing what I enjoy.

It’s much more constructive to realize where you are and start improving your situation instead of blaming something external.

Focus on helping people and you will go a very, very long way. When you have something of value to offer (and everyone does, no excuses accepted), the money will follow.

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  1. I share your approach to seeking value and not money but as a society there is a conditioning that is attached to the accumulation of wealth; that need not be a bad thing if the means justify the ends; Bill Gates and Warren Buffet being examples of this. I think the problem is that we have lost sight of the value of money and that includes the physical substance but also the value of goods or services that we purchase (even ignoring the obvious inflation). I live near Totnes in Devon, England and they brought about a paradigm shift in the Town of allowing the swapping of services to go between shops so that even though they had Totnes £s in theory these had no bearing on the actual sterling equivalent but had been exchanged in value for other work or services. I work in professional services and it always amazes me how we don’t seek to barter our time for the supplies that we receive.

    Anyhow that is just my small contribution.

    Best wishes

    • Excellent comment, Julian!

      I do agree that the accumulation of wealth and easily go overboard and into greed. This happened to me in the past, but it taught me a few things.

      Money is like a knife, it can be used for good or for bad, it is the user who decides.

  2. I do realize though that the power you give to other people can also be the control which they have over you.

    I practiced ignoring a person today who doesn’t give value to my life at all. The honest truth is it didn’t hurt me one bit. Now, if I could only learn to ignore people who I care about who have hurt me.

    Then perhaps I’d be making some progress.

    • Sometimes it takes time to get over people. I’ve found that if I can’t let go of a person it may be because I still have something to learn from them.

      The universe works in mysterious ways, as I so often like to put it 😉

  3. Victor Boba says:

    “Start working on helping others and following your passion to the best of your ability. You may not even know what your passion is, but if you’re taking action, it will come to you sooner or later.”

    I love those words. Just start doing something. So many people get caught up in not doing anything because they feel they need to know all the actions before, during, and after an event. Just get moving. Do something and you’ll find what you like or don’t like and maybe along the way you’ll make a little money.

    With technology and the readily available means by which to produce a product it should be simply a matter of running the numbers. Do this…failed. Do that…failed. Do something else…BAM!! It works. Eventually you’ll succeed at something.

    I just heard about a great publishing service the other day from the Dishy Mix podcast called They make your books cheap and is something I’m going to look into for personal and professional books.

    • Needing to know everything is a common thing I see in my coaching clients as well, but when people realize what’s going on, they snap out of it pretty quickly.

      You only have to know your next step, if even that, and that is enough to keep you moving forward.

  4. I can’t say much as I’m not making money online yet.

    What I can say though is that money is not evil in any way. How can it be? It’s only money after all. As humans we need it and we want it or maybe not. We need certain things that require money to have and we want other things that money allows us to buy.

    I agree completely that it’s what exactly we do with our money that makes it good or bad, yet it still is never ever going to be a thing of good or bad… That would actually be us, the users, the spenders, the earners and savers. We must learn how to appreciate it to the point of doing what’s necessary to make sure we always have some and keep making more.

    Loving the new content, Henri.

    • Thanks dude!

      It’s weird how some people have this belief that money is something bad. Who can blame them, I’ve had that belief at one point and I’m not sure it’s gone yet, but I’m well aware of it.

      One step at a time.

  5. Nathan Hangen says:

    I’ll be blunt…

    I want to be bloody rich. Not just because it’s nice to have money, but because people told me to “be reasonable,” and to never expect too much. They told me I couldn’t do it.

    I also have a lot of projects that need funding, and being rich is the only way to do that. So I say…to hell with the naysayers that say being rich is bad. It’s OK to have what you want.

    • Hah, being bloody rich would probably be bloody fun. So you’re a polarity responder? I can completely relate. When people tell me I can’t do something, I want to do it.

      I’m looking forward to seeing a rich Nathan Hangen in the future. You owe me a pizza when that happens 😉

  6. I think it’s interesting that we’re brought up with these conflicting values. To add to that, you have people ranting about why we shouldn’t have to pay for all these blogging courses and what not. But, the thing people don’t realize is that the people who create these things are providing value. My favorite thing I’ve seen with BlogcastFM so far is when people I’ve never heard of show up and tell us that the interviews are benefiting them.

    There’s nothing wrong with the fact that they are treating it like a business.

    As far as what Nathan says, I like it :). I want to make money, travel the world and surf, and not be tied to a “real job.”

    • Those that want everything for free and whine when it isn’t aren’t the people we want to reach anyway, or at least that is how I see it.

      The people serious about taking action and making a difference not only in their own lives, but in others usually do not have a problem paying a few bucks for premium content.

      I see getting paid for my best stuff as a way to weed out the people that aren’t really serious about this, and, of course, it’s always fun to make money!

  7. I love the fact you mentioned making money can involve creativity. All too often, my failures have involved a lack of creativity. Think outside the box!

  8. Very nice post, I really feel similar to you in the regard that the pursuit of money doesn’t have to be bitter and that trying to help people whenever possible is truly rewarding.

  9. I believe that in light of modern revelations money is an arbitrary form of natural selection, and by using the internet, and allowing for open faced discussions in an organized fashion, we can cure the world of its disfunction by investing our faith and awareness into each other, and use our collective will power to do something truly remarkable.

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