I spent much of last weekend laying in bed and brainstorming ways to earn extra income. Coming up empty, I stumbled upon Audible, an app I almost never open on my iPhone. Click! There is one audiobook I purchased years ago: Selling the Invisible by Harry Beckwith. It was probably a assigned reading from work. I decided to browse in the Discovery section of the app to see what may be of interest to me. Audible has since changed its business model towards subscription based purchasing of books. The 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss caught my eye. I’ve heard of it before and decided to enroll in the trial to download the audiobook for free.
I’m glad I did. I’m only a quarter way though the book, only listening on my drive to work. It has reignited by passion for travel and side hustling for income like I once did prior to my college days. Tim Ferriss talks about Lifestyle hacking and gives endless tips on how to become more productive at work, the 80/20 rule, do more with less effort. I’m even thinking of hiring my own overseas personal assistant. Now I have to come up with enough work for them to do so it makes sense. I’ll write a review of it once I’m done with it. I will say that this book might be better consumed in its original text format rather than in audio. There are concepts that I wish I could go back to reference like links to specific tools, or acronyms that he frequently uses. This is true for any audiobook.
Anyhow back to my additional source of income. I used to make about $400 a month way back in 2004-2006 with my blog. I became a so called “subject matter expert” at age 16-18 and advertisers would contact me about placing links on my website. Little did I know at the time, there are people who make millions a year by just blogging. If only I had stuck with it then, who knows what it would have become 15 years later. Its moot to think about that now. I’ve decided to start blogging again to see where this takes me. My writing is a bit rusty I must admit. Composing hundreds of emails a day at work is quiet different than creatively writing. Time to sharpen my pencil and forge a clear path forward!