BYTE TO Daily Commuting™ is a resource run by me, Jude Chan, to share content on how non-techies (like myself) can get started with their online business, create a secondary source of income and eventually avoid the energy and time drain of daily commuting.
Do you also dread the daily commute?
Would you not rather spend those hours with your family?
If it is a YES, please read on.
Who is Jude Chan?
I am just your (typical) corporate guy turned work-from-home dad. The short version of my story is that I got so tired of daily commuting that in 2015, I decided I will not live with this forever.
I wanted to work from anywhere without having to go through lengthy commute of 2 to 3 hours per day. It was the most energy draining activity in the day apart from meaningless corporate meetings I had to attend from time to time.
But the challenge back then was that there wasn’t really a job that allows me to work away from the office.
It seems HOPELESS…
Then one day, a “Breakthrough” happened.
The division I was in got canned and was closed down.
I LOST MY JOB!
How I Started my First Foray into Online Business
The experience of having my job taken away from me due to a decision that I have no control over showed me the stark reality…there is no such thing as JOB SECURITY and to make matters worse, I was building up merits for my career till that moment.
Yes, I lost all I built and have to restart all over. I was still young and armed with the corporate experience, I knew I can rebuild and get back in no time, with another similar organisation.
However, a thought took hold of me.
The moment I am in any form of employment working for others, that is the beginning of an insecure future.
I realised I needed a backup plan, one that will put me in control of my own life.
I didn’t have any experience with website or online stuff. I am not a dinosaur but things like e-commerce and online shopping weren’t my cup of coffee back then.
However, the additional desire to escape the 9-to-5 grind, to never have to rush through peak hour commuting and the motivation of being able to spend more time with my family were and are strong reasons for me to venture into the unknown.
I started to research for ways to make money and be my own boss. Traditional business is out because of its high investment which I don’t have in the first place.
In the end, I reached the conclusion and discovered that through the internet, it is the least costly way of starting my business.
Now that I identified the way to go, what should I do?
Questions like these kept me busy for another few months as I sought for training resources that can get me started on the right track.
I Found the Right Platform
When I started researching for ways to make money online, I encountered a lot of difficulty and lost a lot of time. There were all kinds of resources online but again and again, I was often let down by BIG PROMISES that under deliver. Sad to say, months and dollars went down the drain…I WAS ABOUT TO GIVE UP.
Then, I came across this platform known as Wealthy Affiliate. With numerous bad experience behind me, I wasn’t sure if this would be another dot com scam.
Thankfully, I got it right this time and Wealthy Affiliate for all its humble marketing (read: nothing flashy about rich lifestyle, yachts, lambo) is a clean scam-free product that teaches me everything I need to start my own website to share useful content with others from my experience and training.
Wealthy Affiliate is recognised by industry professionals and was started by dynamic internet marketers – Kyle and Carson who wanted to create an online course to teach people how to begin their online business through affiliate marketing. Today, Wealthy Affiliate has evolved into an ALL IN ONE platform where you don’t just get trained BUT ALSO BE EMPOWERED WITH THE TOOLS TO TAKE ACTION based on what you have learned.