Well the truth is, I don’t know…
It is fair to say that in the past, I knew in January what I wanted to achieve by the end of the year. In previous years I have spent time planning in December (since this is a quiet month for me) but this year is different. In fact, I spent a lot of time in December looking at ‘offline’ businesses as I was beginning to think that maybe it was time for a change and that ‘there was something better’ out there.
In the end however, I was reminded just how hard it is to make a large income offline and in contrast, how much easier it is to earn the same amount of money online. Now, please don’t misread that sentence – I am not saying that it is easy to make money online – it isn’t, it takes a lot of hard work BUT in my opinion, it is a lot easier to make serious money online than it is offline.
So back to my plans (or lack of them) for 2006. There are two problems with working online as I see it:
1. New ideas come at you every single day from many different directions. This is great but there simply isn’t enough time to deal with all of them and what often happens is that you end up moving from one idea to the next without actually getting anywhere.
2. When you do have some success and end up with a website (or three) that is generating an almost fully automated income, it makes you lazy – especially if you were a bit lazy to begin with!
I think the second of these reasons is why I will never become a multi-millionaire. I simply don’t have the drive – as long as I have enough money to enjoy a reasonably comfortable lifestyle, that’s all I want. I would rather have time off than even more money. There is nothing wrong with that off course and everyone is different but I think it is important for you to work out exactly what you want. Do you want more money than you know what to do with (and the 100 hour working week that goes with it) or would you prefer a nice six figure income working just an hour or two a day?
Personally, I like the second option but then as I say, I am lazy 🙂
So does that mean that I won’t be doing anything in 2006? Hehe, no not at all and I do have a few ideas up my sleeve – I just haven’t decided which ones to work on yet.
Watch this space as they say!