Start Earning Online

A Free Video Series To Kick Start Your Online Business

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Welcome to Start Earning Online, a free crash course to help you build an online business.

The course consists of 11 videos and accompanying articles. Scroll down to get started.

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There’s an important question in this 3-minute video I’d love to get your answer to…

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  1. I am a recently separated mother of an 11 year old living in Iowa City, Iowa. I have been freelancing since 2005 and started working part-time when my son was born. I used to work as a writer and editor in educational publishing, but I wanted out of that and began doing editorial work for other kinds of clients. Now that I need to work full time again, I want to diversify my income, build a stronger client base, and add some new marketable skills. I need to make more money. Once my son goes to college, I want to be free to travel while I continue working.

  2. Happy New Year Niall and really Happy to see a worthy video in this time of scripted bombarding of social media and online content :-).
    I am 27 years old and I have worked 3.5 years in big corporate houses and during my this whole journey I have felt that rather than following path of others and wasting your life in 9 to 5 job aka rat race all I want to create my own path, write down my own story, whether successful or unsuccessful, but mine. But being the only child of my parents I have certain responsibility towards them which requires a way where I can have certain income to support them and also find out my way.

    Happy to hear back from you.

  3. I want to learn how to become more online savy, and maybe add the 1:1 and group teaching I do to online teaching. Work my own flexible hours.

  4. Working online will provide me with more freedom and allow me to increase my earning potential. The present 9-5 to the environment does not suit me and I would prefer to be my own boss.

  5. I really want to work online from home on my own schedule as I have spent the past 30 years working in some cases over 100 hours per week practically killing myself in the rat race yet never getting ahead always working for someone else and seeing them get rich while I barely can make ends meet.

    I want freedom to spend time with my children and my family and support them and their needs without always being away from home and not being able to support them

  6. I hate having to ask another man for time off.
    I hate being told what to do.
    I hate doing anything I’m not emotionally invested in.
    I hate that I’m setting such a poor example for my son.
    I hate that I’m a wage slave.
    I hate that I’m terrified to leave.

  7. The reasons keep growing for me as to why I want to start earning online. The original reason for me I have a medical condition that makes it hard for me to work in an office environment. I would also like the freedom to work when ever I want to work and not someone else’s schedule that tells me when I have to work. I’ve also just started to be interested in moving to and living in Galway, Ireland to be close to my family and get to know my families history better then from what I can learn online from searching.

  8. I’m having a gap year and this seems like the best way to earn some money doing something I’m good at, but unfortunatelly I have no experience so it would be awsome to learn more about how this all works

  9. As a mid 20 year old i would love to be able to make enough money and see all the world has to offer. later in life having the ability to settle and work wherever i want. city life is sluggish and i dont feel i resonate well with the 9-5 rushing, high rent, loose change left over after monthly expenses paid. the countryside is where i feel at home, but finding work there is difficult. hoping this will open doors for me.


    Hi Niel,
    I am Nikhil and I am just a fresher. Actually I have no idea about my perfect career ,then to I am trying best to build it and for this I need to have some financial support ,and try not to involve that pressure on my father and myself earn it . If try to work part time by visiting some office my college hours comes in between which are not constant .So I have choose for this online earning.

  11. My main motivation will be getting out of the rat race and convert the time I spend commuting into family time, looking after myself by keeping fit and pursuing my outdoors hobbies.

  12. the reason why i want to earn money online because i need extra income to support my daily needs and i want to work with my own time..

  13. Fexible hours and work from anywhere. I have plans to travel for few years, this would provide me perfect way to work.

  14. Living in a rural location means that any job that pays well eats up several hours a day in drive time. By working online it allows me to work from home and be available to my family. I love the ability to choose my projects, my work hours, and challenges. I love to learn and self-teach whatever it is I need to know to excel on the project. Being able to work at home is a blessing!

  15. Hi Niall – I want to start this career because I’m 68, not able to retire easily, and I love the world and all that’s in it. Well, most of it. I want to bust out of my life here and share it with folks. I do live in a beautiful place, I’ve got to tell you that. It’s the northern coast of California and the beauty doesn’t quit. But there’s so much more! And I’m basically tired of rolling out of bed here on the lovely north coast and not earning enough money. So I’m ready to travel. I want to git out of town and make enough money to retire.

  16. Hi Niall,
    I have recently retired and am looking to develop new skills. Also i feel I need something productive to do at a time and place that suits me. It is also about exploring new opportunities that might exist for people who live in remote rural areas.

  17. I recently started watching and following your post and videos. Thank you.

    I have wanted to become more independent and flexible with my time and life for a long time. But have battled to make significant progress. In large it’s because I haven’t commited the energy to it.

    I don’t have family commitments so there really is no reason for me not to be location independent and start working for myself.

    I would love to travel more and be able to move and live in more places.

  18. Emmanuel Lefa Kgosiemang

    Family one of the most important thing one most look after. Without financial one lives with stress and fear. Will be helpful if one can break that

  19. Hi Niall.
    The reason I want to do this is because I love to explore new things and I want to create more opportunities for myself.
    I’m young and willingredients to explore in order to secure a great future.

  20. As a young mother I want to be able to be hands in with my daughter and not miss out on any developmental stages. Creating an income online allows you to work from home or remotely and therefore will enable me to provide for my family as well as build a stronger bond with my daughter. It will enable me to not miss out on living because I’m too busy trying to make a living.

  21. Hi Niall,

    I’d love to work online so that I could push the boundaries to what I percieve as attainable. I think travelling would broaden my horizons and give me clarity and courage to dream big !


  22. I’m unemployed and helping my parents around the house.
    It would be nice to earn money online to buy things for my parents and also things for me.

  23. Hi Niall,

    I am fond of travelling and in order to do that is to have save a lot of money by doing the daily office work but still on budget type of travel. 🙂 Don’t get me wrong I don’t intend to have luxurious travel. I just love to experience the culture and mingle with people. But I have limited time/ flexibility to experience it since office jobs gives me a month off once every year. I want to travel with no time frame to chase to. I want to help others as well. In fact I made a blog just to keep my travel memories.

    With your lessons I am hoping to improve my writing skills for my blog. 🙂

    Thank you

  24. Flexibility is the biggest thing. I don’t enjoy having to go to work to do a job I don’t like. I would also love to travel often

  25. Stuck in a job that is stifling me – at a desk, same hours every day, same clothes, bored out of my mind! I want freedom to do what I love and be passionate about what I do, life is too short.

  26. I am still a student but I have great aspirations and I have no interest in being in a job that teaches me nothing and every time I have to go to work I am irritated and bored because I don’t like my job. I also just want to get started on opening my own business whether online or on other expects. One of the main reasons right now that I am interested in starting an online business is because I would like to start finding other areas in business that I am interested.

  27. Hello just to tired to work on contracts. That don’t pay and really need extra money so that I can be able to give more to my mum. The freedom of living with no financial worries

  28. Travel,travel, travel… Away from here (Ireland) where i am 3 years trying so many jobs, losing my time, losing my mind and vibe and all… It is time for a change,i need a big change as far as possible… Kinda the answer would be #1 reason: travel and run away..:)

  29. Already earning a bit as a nomad, but not online. Mostly occasional contract projects in person to supplement retirement income. Looking to convert to more of an online presence to have more flexibility to travel when, where, and how long I want in order to make the most of my retirement. Not nearly ready to retire to sit on the porch and watch the world pass by and not at all interested in a basic social cycle of coffee shops and shopping malls.

  30. For me just finishing high school, I want to create a life of adventure for myself and my family and work on my own terms ,The thought of Designing my Life the way i want it to be is the greatest ever and living my best life possible financillau secure ,motivates me.

  31. I quit my job because I no longer had the ability to be alive. I want to live.. be alive. Taking time off was a huge issue at our company and I could take it any longer.

  32. I need to redesign my life completely and I want to have the means to control the future I envision for myself and for my family and also in the long term, for my community. The flexibility to set my own hours – yes. The opportunity to travel and experience the places that inspire me – definitely. To take full accountability for the goals I have set for my future and not ever have to say “I couldn’t achieve that because…”

    I am at a crossroads in my life – I am only 27 years old but all the pressures of living up to everyone’s expectations but my own is already beginning to eat away at me because I know that I am worth so much more than my circumstances. It’s time for me to take a leap, even if I fall. I want it all for all of the reasons in this video.

  33. I am a recent graduate staying in a foreign country. Language barrier is my biggest challenge since I just moved here. So it’s not easy for me to get a job I have trained for. So I can focus on my other dream which is travelling to different places and earn a living online with flexible timetable.

  34. My biggest motivation is my family. I value my time with my wife and kids and being stuck in the office for hours on end is counter productive for me. I would like to be at a place where I can live my life at my own pace which creates ample time for my family and to take them forward financially.

  35. Hey my main reason is I want to work around my kids and bring the two older ones travelling next summer without trying to beg for time off from my employer.

  36. G’Day how you doin,
    If you haven’t guessed I’m an Aussie and here’s the deal. Australia is way too over priced, over taxed and over goverened, yes it’s now a nany state. I do travel, been to Thailand 5 times this year Chiang Mai and Phitsanulok, I now have a fiancé over there. I am old enough to get a retirement Visa and plan to do that on the next trip but I need a feasable way to earn an income online so I can stay in Thailand. I no longer wish to live in this god foresaken place they call Australia. Yes you’ll hear many Aussies call Australia the lucky country, those are the one’s that haven’t been anywhere else.
    I am a Structural Cad Draftsman and that particular industry has not yet opened itself up to working remotely in full, trust me I’ve tried.
    Great Videos keep em coming,
    Check out thekiltedaussie on Youtube if you feel inclined to do so.

  37. I recently started a transport business on a wing and a prayer. However my cars been unoperational for the last few weeks, no car equals to no money therefore I’m looking at different ways to earn

  38. Bolani Simbabaliwe

    I’m a student and I come from a disadvantage background so I wanted to do At least some legal to earn money for the things that my family cannot afford for me.

  39. I wrote software for a living for over 40 years. Did well, saved a lot — until my 401(k) got turned into a 101(Fail) over a period of less than 9 months…

    I’ve made some of that back. I’ve had several very challenging, enjoyable, and reasonably well-paid jobs, and a very supportive wife (who, BTW is a big fan of yours – she’s the one who told me I need to learn more about you). But not enough to actually retire in anything like comfort. Social Security isn’t going to be enough of a supplement, either. So basically, I can’t retire.

    …but I will soon have to. I have found out that my health is failing, and I have maybe 6-8 more years of reasonably independent living (assuming I don’t die during my upcoming surgery), and it is not likely that I will be able to work productively in my chosen profession for more than about 3 of those. The next place I reside can’t have stairs, because it’s getting hard to climb them — and harder to come down them. Soon, I’m going to need a walk-in tub — or give up bathing.

    So, that’s why I’m here.

  40. Marchalaine Roberts

    I wana be able to work on my own time and have enough time for my other duties: wifey and mother, without being too tired…

  41. my key reason is the flexible hours. I have recently chosen to move back closer to home so I can take care of my father whom I so dearly love. I want to be able to spend the last days with him, so I need a flexible schedule that allows me both worlds. Earn and still have some time

  42. Hicksonia Kubheka

    I’m a new mother. I need flexibility to set my own hours, my own terms and freedom to be able to take time off if the baby is sic or other things that pop up constantly.

  43. Need to get out of the slump that I’m in and spend more time with my kids. Current job situation is not allowing me to do so. Really need this. Need financial freedom!!!!

  44. Hello,
    Well I Am A Student And The First Born Followed By Two Brothers,Growing Up O Didn’t Had It All Still Don’t.

    I Guess I Need Stability For My Son , Brothers And My Mother To Enjoy Being Pampered, Spoils, Not To Worry Bout Going To Work Ever Again I Want To Provide For Everyone.

    And I Need To Start Paying Back My Tuition Fees.

  45. Hi Niall I already work from home so already enjoying the freedom of working for myself and working flexible hours. What I do presently doesn’t provide the income I desire and also find that I have plenty of hours in the day to do something else. I need something challenging and exciting to compliment what I am already doing! Hope you are going to help me achieve this 🙂

    1. Thanks for the comment, Karen. What kind of work are you doing currently? Do you think it’s possible to earn more doing that or would you prefer to do something different?

  46. I would love more flexibility so I can be there for my kids, be able to fetch them from school, watch their sport after school and stay at home with them when they are sick. I feel as though I miss out on so much in their lives due to work.

  47. Freedom to be there for my kids and hubby when they need me. As a mom of 4 and a cancer fighter it’s becoming more and more difficult to have a stressful full-time job and a hectic family schedule including a crazy commute every single day. There has got to be a better way of life for me and my family. We only have one life to live. Need to apsolutely make the most of it.

  48. I need this opportunity for my health reasons. Cant do office setup anymore, already had lower back surgery. Also would prefer to work drom home, been searching a while but to no avail. Hope you can help

      1. Hi… I currently and for the last 22yrs been working for South African government compiling maps manually and then from the late 90s started doing it digitally….i really need a change and to work from home please

  49. Hi Niall,

    I’ve recently given up working a typical 9-5 marketing job for a software company to look after my baby. Every bit of money I can earn around looking after her means I get to spend more days and years with her instead of paying nursery fees and missing out on those precious moments. I’m also tired of working for ever changing management in businesses who seem to be only concerned with turnover, self promotion instead of producing quality through inspiring and developing their people. I want to learn more about what I get passionate about and how I can turn that into pounds to help provide for my family. I hope in the process I can improve my self confidence and worth so I can have the guts to be my own boss.

  50. I would love to show my mom that there is more to life than her gruelling 9-5 and to give her a better life, if I can do it she can do it too!

  51. Hi Niall – thanks for offering the video series. I escaped from the corporate world several years back to chase my dreams of sailing and traveling. I’ve been doing that, and freelancing along the way… but I need to step it up a bit. I am not achieving the earnings I would like to have through the work I’ve been doing, so finances are getting a bit low. I do NOT want to go back to the soul-sucking reality of corporate, nor do I want to go back to working a fixed location job. Ideally, I would like to continue traveling, being location independent, work from anywhere, earning enough so that I can cover my basic needs and put money away for those rainy days, and manage my own schedule. Is it too much to ask? I don’t think so… and that’s why I’m here, ready to make some changes.

  52. I am currently working an eight hour shift job requiring me to wake up early six days a week. I want to be able to work for flexible hours and also be able to do full my dream of traveling the world.

  53. I am a full time student so I barely have time to go out there and work due to my study work load. working on line will be much better because I get to work according to my schedule, I get to save transport money, dressing codes and all that.

    I get to do multiple thing all at once

  54. Margaret Khumalo

    At the moment I am not working and I am struggling with the day to day basis and I can’t give my children the best that I know they deserve.

  55. I am busy with a Masters degree in English and want to write and edit for a living- I think carving a career for myself online is perfect. I am already writing and editing for an online company and loving it. But I need to develop my profile and ensure that I am aware of opportunities and gain the correct experience so that I can sustain myself in the long run.

  56. I want to work remotely so I can travel and no longer have to punch in and out for people who do not value me or my energy. I want to build a better life for me and my family. I have had enough of being told what I can and can’t have as a member of a society that is more about lining the pockets of the rich rather than creating a society that is fairer and more balanced for all. If that means more of us going out on our own to do it, then so be it and let’s roll.

  57. Precisely, to disrupt the rabblement!
    From an Oxfordshire/Malagasy free spirit, with attendance at a technology backround upperschool during the 90s.
    I’ve researched and connected with multiple online entrepreneurs, digital nomads and online business opportunities since, 2013-2014.
    Very ready to take the next steps to freedom and life long travel.
    Coincidentally, I’ve just returned from volunteer work in Gran Canaria for 8 months (nice use of the Island in your video 🙂

  58. The number one reason for me to earn online is to have that extra income that will allow me to travel more and see friends of mine that are in other countries, from New Zealand all the way to Chicago. And also being able to send money earned to my mom, she has helped me so much in life and now it’s time to help her out.

  59. Want to travel more, be able to work from anywhere, not be stuck in traffic every day and also have more flexible working hours.

  60. To be able to travel and get inspiration from different places and people. And to get rid of the bureaucracies and “it has always been done like this” type of mentality.

  61. I would like to earn online because I find it cool to work on the internet and probably I love to explore new places and their environment so of course to travel different sides.

  62. I worked in an office job and had long hours, more than 12 hours per day, and everyday including Saturday. I had no time to do anything else. I want to be able to work online so that I can travel, and just free up my time to do the things I really love.

  63. I work long hours but don’t get any satisfaction out of it, mainly because of no paid overtime and no gratitude from superiors. I need a life and I crave to see the world.
    I hope this will give me that opportunity 🙂

  64. I want to learn how to earn an income online, because I would love to keep on travelling the world. Meeting new people from all over the globe, experiencing different cultures, eating the best food, being in the most stunning nature, doing things that scare me. Travelling allows me to continuously step out of my comfort zone and experience a steep learning curve. By having location freedom when it comes to earning an income, I can go and see so much of this beautiful globe that we only have one life on. Besides that, I value having responsibility and being able to make the decisions for myself.

    I am by the way from Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and would love to get in touch with anyone who is chasing the same goal. We might be able to help each other out and share experiences!

      1. That’s a pity! I really hope you enjoyed it ~ looking at your videos it seems like you have 🙂 I hope you will visit again and I hope next time I have picked up a skill and have started my own online business. I am now in the phase of discovering what skills would fit me best and what type of jobs on Upwork sound interesting.

  65. All the Reasons that you mentioned in the above video, but not the last one!.
    I want to find Freedom! to do what ever i like, to get what ever i need, to go where ever i want to go. that my reason, nothing more… i have seen some bad times in my life. but i want to change that….. That’s what I want…..

  66. For all the same reasons you have said except for showing off of course hehe. I really want to travel around the world but i can’t with my current budget and stupid low salary so i hope i can manage to earn some Dollars ( at least the plane ticket) online.

  67. Maria Carmencita Toledo

    Hi! I want to earn from an online job it is because I want to sustain and help our daily needs in the family. I’m already 52 yrs old and no company will accept at my age for work.

  68. Hi, i am a single mother. I need an extra income plus i want to spend more time at home with my daughter. (Ad yes, off course…..want ti travel, show her ythe world)…

  69. I want to work online so tgat I can have more time for my family. I would also like to move my family from where we live now, as it’s become real dangerous by the day with all the shooting and innocent people getting killed on a daily basis. Ive given up my job so that I can drop off and collect my children at school, so to get an online job now, where I earn enough to take care of my family would really be a true blessing. Thank you for this opportunity, I will be eternally grateful.

  70. My reason is that Iam unemployed after 20 years of being a swimming coach .
    With long hours and have always dreamed of working online so I can travel and make extra income at the same time

  71. Hi i am curently studying and working and support myself, the extra income would help me alot. And would love to be able to just break away and just have fun sometimes. Lol

  72. Hii
    This is amit from india,from a small town CALLED mcleodganj
    for me the reason to start earning online is i want to travel around the world.
    i just dont want to spend my whole life here

  73. My number motivation is my background. As a graduate, I want a flexible job that will not hold me back from taking good care of my health, saving enough money to relocate (I really want to relocate) to Canada/New Zealand, and learning new skills.

  74. I want to live start living in netherlands and i’m still a student so i want to earn some money beforehand so i don’t run into financial problems
    It’s always good to be prepared.

  75. I want to have the flexibility of working my own hours so I can complete my honors qualification as well as start building the foundation to financial freedom.

  76. Claudia Cecilia Guaristy Copa

    Hello! Im Claudia from Bolivia, I am here because your video that funny and poetic that you made it and was viral in the newsmedias, about how you gave up your job to travel so Im here to try to make all those items that you mentions possible but mainly learn how is the business of working online 🙂

  77. I have been struggling for over two years trying to freelance but it isn’t easy. I am also living in a country where 1 person gets hired to do 5 people’s jobs, you end user burnt out and not paid your worth.

    I really want to be happy working everyday, I want the freedom to get to the gym, climb a mountain or even go to the bank when I want or need to. I also want to travel, I would like to travel for half the year.

  78. I am initially looking to make a bit of extra income. However, would love to be totally self sufficient by March/April next year 🙂

  79. Salome Rachidi

    My #1 reason for considering earning online is to set my own work schedule and to be able to travel the world more, and spend time with family and friends.

  80. I want to do this because I want to spend more time with my family and do more than what I see myself doing at the moment

  81. I need an Online Job because of 3 things:

    > Financial Freedom
    > I get to manage my own time
    > I get to be with my family anytime I want to

  82. The reason I would like to work online is that I want to work for myself, be flexible and create something outside my 9-5 job, this will allow me to leave my 9-5 job once.

      1. i don’t what i am gonna be like from here till that day, but the present me would be disappointed, happy but disappointed.

  83. working day and night to make your boss vision and dreams come through,is not real to me. i love to read and learn from others and also i want to be able to solve some problem in the world as a whole. And by working for someone i can’t do all this thing. so that is the reason for join.

  84. Yooo !

    I am young belgian-Italian backpacker, one of those kids who go on a gap year and say “No worries I’ll start my studies next year!”. The coolest year of my life is now coming to its end and I’m realising I want my life to be just like these months have been. I have worked at home, travelled India and Nepal, got back, got bored, went to Australia to work for a bit and nom I’m enjoying the last weeks in Bali. I’ve worked on a Facebook page while I was on the road and realised I really love sharing my experiences by writing, shooting photos/videos and just calling my friends and family from time to time.

    Although I wanna travel, I also want to complete my studies. I would like to use those years to develop a sustainable income that will hopefully last until I decide I want to settle down and build up a family (or until I get bored). That’s why I subscribed to your course.

    Thanks !


  85. Aleksandar Jankovic

    As long as you are working for someone, you are breaking your back to make their dreams happen.Exploitation is rampant and so many of us are overworked and underpaid. I want to have the freedom of being my own boss and determining my own life. My real passion is music. I have wunderlust. So if I can do what I really love and have the freedom to travel while I’m at, I will live a much more fulfilling and enjoyable life. We should not be working to live. That is not living. That is dying.

    1. Living your passion(s) is the dream for entrepreneurs. The key to success is figuring out how those passions have commercial import, enabling power, and financial value to others. Find that brass key and the path will be worn to your door. ©2018

  86. I want to be my own boss, to choose my working hours and my projects. I want to have the mornings to myself and I want it to be my choice whether I work 4 hour/day, or 12, or whether I take a week off to lay on the beach. My only concern is that as a freelancer I will get to spend more hours working than I do now.

    1. Niall Doherty

      Hey Jayson,

      In the beginning you may have to work more hours than you do now. That was true for me. Though I’ve known many other freelancers who were able to work less right from the start. I’d say it largely depends on what skills you have already, and how comfortable you are selling your services.

  87. First of all, I still have to see how much of an altruist you are, dishing promises of better life for nothing. And I mean it in a friendly way.

    To answer your question, I pretty much want all of it before I “feckin” die (I just love that feckin, picked it up from another Irish guy – Tactical Potato…but I digress), ‘cept the social flash thing, I’m an introvert who keeps to himself.

    So, see the world, get to know other mentalities, feel the freedom to just “be” in the world and explore it. One catch, though – once you have your family thing going, all you can hope for is a way to not just wither away in the work – wife – kids – parents, but to achieve something bigger for your own sake.

    Sorry for my english, and..that’s it. Do you even reply to these?..

    1. Niall Doherty

      Hey Tomislav,

      I read them all and reply to some 🙂

      I hear you on the family thing. One of my greatest concerns about starting a family is feeling I need to work so hard and long to support them, and then I don’t get to spend any time with them. That fear is surely part of the reason why people settle for regular jobs rather than “risk” doing their own thing. In the long-run though, I trust that I’ll be better off doing my own thing, and my family will be, too.

      As for “dishing promises of better life for nothing,” it’s not all for nothing, as I have a premium course that I sell, but I give away a ton of information for free first to build trust. And this kind of work is also very fulfilling to me because I’ve seen how it changes lives.

      All the feckin best 😉

  88. Have been in and out of work for a year now since leaving a pretty awful job as a Field Sales Representative and am now looking for a new opportunity. Main reason is to have a decent income along with time to travel and see children more.

  89. Hey Niall, the main reason and motivation for me to do this is that in the past four years I have been working on a office job even shifts that caused myself having the worst nightmare in my life that I almost got a heart attack due to insufficient rest. Everyday I spend at least 4 hours going back and forth to work and the stress from these is causing me unable to even rest at night and finally I’ve decided to quit my job because I was admitted to the hospital. Now I am hoping that I can get myself to earn online spending more time resting as well as travel around the world as life is short!

    1. Niall Doherty

      Wow, that’s a serious commute, Dave! Glad you’re not doing that anymore. And good on you for quitting. Life’s too short for a job like that.

  90. I need to decrease my involvement in my present career as the hours and stress of the work are slowly killing me. Having suffered a recent spinal fracture in an accident has really brought the message home that I need alternative ways to make money to live

  91. Absolutely hate being stuck in an office and need more free time to spend with friends family and to travel more ….

  92. I want to start earning to live a less stressful live , to make me live in comfort not worrying about the future .

  93. Hi Niall,

    There’s so much world out there to explore, and THE biggie for me, FOOD! I want the freedom to travel, and eat, and develop recipes to inspire people to COOK again. We don’t all have the pleasure of amazing street food culture. Also, I want to break free of the constructs of society that were enforced on me: job, house, car, and all the unnecessary mental, financial, and time obligations that come along with that lifestyle. Improving my vocabulary would be nice, too!

    1. Nice one, Vanessa! Are you familiar with Sam and Audrey on YouTube? They do travel and food videos. I met up with them in Hong Kong years ago. They’re still going strong 🙂

  94. I like the idea of generating income online.
    I want to be mobile so I an go Kiev or Amsterdam or Paris for a week or two and not miss about.
    But it is not all about money only.
    People do not think things through. I want to challenge their critical thinking subtly. They do not have to think like me as long as they understand and can support their position.
    I want to entertain my readers. Spread the humor–it is the spice that keeps knowledge fresh.
    And, would it be grand to have a positive influence on people and society.
    I like the ‘net. Let’s getting pumping the money pumps!! ©2018

    1. Hey Tom,

      “People do not think things through. I want to challenge their critical thinking subtly. They do not have to think like me as long as they understand and can support their position.”

      That’s actually one of my main motivations as well with the content I put out there online. Glad to hear I’m not the only one 🙂

  95. I’m 25 years old, and I had been working in the corporate world for 3 years after graduating from college. I couldn’t help but think how much I would hate my life if I had to do this for the next 40+ years of my life.

    The fact that we are obligated to be there between a set amount of hours (whether or not you actually need that much time to get your work done) and the only incentive you get for working your ass off is a measly percentage raise every year.

    Sure, it adds up. But, it also plateaus.

    I am doing this because I want to be in control of what I work on, who I work with, how I do the work, where I work, and when I work. Because this path, even though it is uncertain, is the only one that makes sense to me.

  96. Mary Grace Bangcaya

    Hi, Im Grace and I think this is the best way to earn while looking after my lovely niece that longs for a motherly care and affection.

  97. mohinder pal heer

    i am looling for the earning while staying with my family so i can take care for my mother and i can take care for my son. with all freedom from stressfull orders from bosses

  98. My husband travels for work a lot. I am a registered nurse, but have given up my career to take care of our son and daughter because we just couldn’t bare seeing our kids (who already has to grow up without their dad home most of the time) also have a mom who works 12 hour shifts. I LOVE to travel and even had the opportunity 2 years ago to take our kids with us on a 4 month trip to Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore. It was pure bliss.
    They were aged 8 and 4 and they travelled so easily.
    I have started to homeschool them again now (l like the term world school more though ) l would like to earn money online so we can travel more with my husband and having that extra income without being bound to work shifts in a hospital will be a great alternative.
    Our children keeps asking when we can travel again and l feel there is no greater way to teach them how the real world works than experiencing different cultures, languages etc. first hand.
    I like new experiences and adventure and being able to make money from anywhere in the world sounds perfect to me seeing that it is not easy to organise myself nursing jobs in different countries every 6 months.
    Cape Town is an awesome city to live in but the summers are terribly windy and if l can l would skip Summer here!
    We also love to scuba dive and prefer warmer tropical places to do that….and the sharks here are HUGE

  99. Mainly to travel and have my own freedom, but I think with this freedom comes a lot of discipline. Just out of college now and don’t want to fall into the grad programme slave trap where I am told what to do; I want to make mistakes on my own thank you! I also want to see how I can directly help someone with my services; instead of doing it in a big corporation where everything seems to be slave-driven.

  100. Shahbaz Akhtar

    Working online will definitely give me the freedom i always wondered to have.
    I will be in-charge of my own working days and can customize accordingly. There’s no having to ask for time off or calling in sick. There’s no one looking over your shoulder to make sure you’re working.

  101. I have a freelance job what I love it but sometimes I feel that I need to do something new. I’d like to find something what I can do parallel with my freelance graphic designer work.

    I know first I need to improve my English knowledge because lots of times it isn’t enough.

  102. Working for one company for a long time pigeonholes you to a certain type of industry in the eyes of agencies and employers so looking to build experience in other industries as well as not being over-reliant on a full time position in uncertain times. That and the ability to be location independent.

  103. In a word: FREEDOM!!

    I need flexibility, I need an income, I want to be able to go where I please (barring safety concerns), when I please without worrying about how I’m going to fund the necessities of life.

  104. Hello Niall,
    I’ve been on your mailing list a long time, cause I like your cheery funny face 😉
    I’m retired on a low income, a trained creative who doesn’t want the business (hassle) part of dealing with clients. So I’m building (another) blog/website which I would like to make some money with.

  105. I am supposed to be working part-time, with a flexible schedule, but I have mandatory meetings, trainings, etc. plus a commute on top of it all. So I am an IT Professional and working mother getting paid a part-salary for a full-time job. The only way to advance would be working seven days a week, in addition to every week day AND late nights after the kids are in bed. I am exhausted, stressed, and looking for something more sane. My health and my family need a rest! As an experienced digital project manager, there’s no reason I can’t do my work remotely and skip the seven hours of meetings and two hours commuting each day.

  106. hi, I have just entered in the field of marketing( working as a marketing executive in a b to b firm) I need to develop various skills to go ahead in this field.

  107. Niall: Retirement is the current reason, although every other reason in your video would have been my answer when we first met. Excited for your continued travel and success in helping yourself and others. Jeff

  108. Looking for a way to earn money, while doctors determine how to treat my “mystery illness”, and beyond.

  109. Susanna White

    Just recently disabled. Need to find work I can do from home to help support my family. I’ve been following you for years…wish me luck.

  110. I been already in manny places and found my love in Japan ,i would love get an online work to spend more time with my love and travel with her .

  111. I was in the cops for 35 years . I retired last September. I would love to work for myself . Btw I really admire what you have done with your life .

  112. Mohammed Omar Mkomwa

    Well, i have decided to start working online simply because i spent most of my time in my office room sometimes doing nothing and i feel its high time to get to earn and spent my time more profitably.

  113. To travel more and have the opertunety to go where ever I want and do what ever I want! Do be the bos of my own hours and not have to listen to anybody else!!

  114. I’m looking for inspiration how to be your own boss, and work anywhere in the world. I quit my job working for the city, tomorrow is my last day.

  115. I want to rule myself, to have my life, and my money. My hobby is having a laptop and doing many things. So maybe I can make my hobby my job and my job my hobby. So simple and so good!!!

  116. Everything you said. I’m too young to retire and too old to continue working for others. Number one reason is simply Freedom of choice!

  117. well, honestly, I wasn´t very sure why I signed up, until I watched the video and your accent totally convinced me…!

  118. Hi Nial,

    Well, I always dream to travel around. Actually, I am in your country, I just moved here from Italy to lear English.
    So, one day I would like leave my current job in Ireland and just travel, travel, travel.

  119. Niall,
    I have been thinking quite a bit about taking the same kind of leap you did all those years ago and I want to learn more about how to survive.

  120. Mohammad Amini

    Hi Niall
    I am Mohammad from Iran.
    I love travelling and meet mew people and their culture.I want to be free like a bird….

  121. The main reason I would like to work online is that I want to work for myself, be flexible and create a business that has low overhead costs with a wide array of possibilities.

  122. Jack O’Brien

    The motivation for myself would absolutely be traveling worldwide while earning money on my iPhone. It fascinates me!

  123. Damian Rensen

    I am 20 years old and living in the Netherlands.
    I am doing the education interactive webdesign and after I graduate, I don’t want to end up as a loan slave like much people.

    Instead, I would like to live in another country and experience live to the fullest while earning online!

  124. Like Jodie, I want to be free but not too poor.
    As I approach 50, I feel less secure finding a new job, if I had to give up my current one. Working online can be a temporary, or a longer-term solution for me.

  125. I have to sell my home and would like to get my kids out of the box that is growing up in the USA. Go to work, come home, own a home, get married, have kids so they can go to work. I want to change their mindset. So we are taking the this opportunity to travel a bit.
    I need to find that somehow, rather than using my home equity.

  126. I’ll turn 58 this summer, so I’m creating up on retirement age. I’m looking for sometime that can subsidized my retirement income. I’m looking to travel all over the United States and that coss money.

  127. Nial,
    Divorced Irish mother of 3 living in Ga, USA. Finally got rid of the kids (empty nester) now it’s my time!
    My number 1 reason??? Last year I got the travel bug, I don’t want to sit in the USA anymore and watch the world go by. This country is about work till you die families spread out , hardly have time for each other except major holidays . Not for me!
    I’m free, single, ready to travel but a small hiccup (the funds).
    I have no degree but loads of experience working for myself working with seniors through hospic and activities of daily living. What can I write about???
    I am envious of your lifestyle and have been following you for the past year.
    Great stuff!! Keep it up.

  128. Claire Elliott

    I would like to be able to earn a living wherever I choose to be and to choose my own income level based on my effort.

  129. Hello,

    I’m just bored to death in my work.
    I have a great salary, great schedule but i just feel like im stuck here.
    I always loved to travel, i’ve been to 20 countries at least and thats what i like to the most but it’s awfull just to do it 3 weeks a year.
    I also love editing videos so what i really want to do is be a vloger. I’m just looking for the thing that will be unique about my vlog to start working on that on the side and leave this crappy life.

  130. I’m unemployed. Have searched for jobs but haven’t been successful in getting any job. Have debts to settle and much more.if I can earn some money online it will be my greatest achievement

  131. Nice one!
    I really appreciate your great work.
    I actually have a job, but it’s not paying off enough. So I really want to double my hustle

  132. Chrissy Arvanitis

    I’m a full time working mother of 3. Things in my country with the economic crisis are extremely difficult. Money is never enough. Overworked and underpaid. I want to be my own boss and spend more time with my family. Things are still not clear to me as to how I can do this Online? I just discovered you. Thank you for the opportunity and help. I’m very grateful!

  133. Hi Niall

    30 year old male with a daughter. My reasons for wanting to do this is what a few people already mentioned, more free time to spend with my daughter. Also of course, everything that you’ve mentioned in the video, travel, avoiding peak traffic, etc etc, sounds like the kind of life I could get used to. Living a very exciting lifestyle, with my little one, while earning money to live comfortably, not get rich, but to live comfortably mainly.

  134. Since it seems I’m with 60 yrs too old for any kind of job I apply for, this might be an opportunity to make money out of my car where I moved in to live in since I can’t afford housing anymore being out of a job.

  135. Hi,
    I am a mother of a two year old with one more on the way and want to be able to be there for both of them but also support them. I have always told myself I would travel with my kids so they can see the world. Another reason is so my better half is not the only one working and he can have some time to enjoy travel with the us as a family.
    Thank you

  136. In my culture, working in a proper office and do it from Monday to Saturday, or Friday if you are lucky, is what you are told to do until you are on your 60’s… I was working for 48 hours per week plus 12 traffic hours… I want to stay at home, raise a proper family and still having incomes for that. My husband tried your method and has helped us a lot to have a better life, so I want to give it a try

  137. I’m doing this because I need the money. I need the money to pay for travel and college because my parents are not supportive of my career options and refuse to pay for my education.

  138. I want to be my own boss, to choose my working hours and my projects. I want to have the mornings to myself and I want it to be my choice whether I work 4 hour/day, or 12, or whether I take a week off to lay on the beach. My only concern is that as a freelancer I will get to spend more hours working than I do now.

  139. Angelique Glata

    At 51 I’m planning a Gap Year… my son goes off to Drama School next year and I’m going around the world in a camper van to write a cookery book on traditional food.

  140. Hi!this is my ultimate dream to work from home in a smart and efficient way.! Vast opportunity as well wherein career too is enhanced through innovation. Enough time also to enjoy life every day.

  141. I want to have more flexibility where I can work! I want to visit other countries and work from home. I have been a teacher for a long time and I want to have time to enjoy some downtime and some hobbies.

  142. Hi Sir! I’ve been spending quiet sometime to find an online job but unfortunately I haven’t found one. I just want to learn from you and earn soon through online I hope you could help me. Thank you.

  143. Hi

    I’m a game art and animation student. I would like to earn money whilst at home so I don’t have to take time out of my day to travel back and fourth to my part time job. It’s expensive and exhausting, when I know I could be sitting in my wee flat getting in some extra hours of study in. I’d also love to travel after studying and get a head start on making money online.

  144. Mohd. Suffiyan

    Hi N.Doherty,
    I don’t have enough money to start business & I need a lot of money to prove some m*therfu**ers wrong. which is not possible by 9:00 to 5:00.So, I think only online work/business can be the sheet-anchor, as there is no limit of earnings without investment. Sorry about that sentence, Hope you understand.
    Mohd. Suffiyan

  145. Copy and pasted from Dave above – I would like to learn how to make money online to help me get ready for retirement overseas.

  146. To keep travelling fulltime and follow the sun with the flexibility to visit more countries while sustaining a great income. And have the family join us wherever we are so we can share the experience together would be fantastic.

  147. I want the freedom to set my own times, work the hours that suit me, nap & workout when needed, and travel when and where I want to.

    We’ve reached a point in humanity where it’s possible to travel anywhere in the world relatively easy, where most of the world has fast(ish) internet and there are a host of online jobs you can undertake.

    I would regret not taking advantage of this opportunity.
    The opportunity to go back to our roots, and become a nomad once more.

    I’m a trained software engineer for a large multi-national company here in Ireland.
    But the reason I got into the field was that a freelancer from Canada moved in with me; he did some online training, got a job freelancing online with some bank and just travelled around Europe for years making quite a bit of cash (I was super inspired, and super jealous).
    This was my inspiration to start into the field and it just wouldn’t be right if I didn’t complete that quest.

  148. Self reliance and to be financially independent and liberated from the system of pointless degree courses and fruitless job application processes. I’m a productive independent learner that should be doing so much better so time to harness that attribute in a more capital creating manner.

  149. At 32 years old, I am losing my childhood best friend to cancer. The sobering and extraordinarily difficult experience, has, for the first time in my life, opened my eyes to the truth that we are not guaranteed tomorrow. We must live life to the fullest while we’re here.

    I want freedom of time (specific work hours) and location to begin doing all of the things I’ve told myself I’d like to do “someday.”

  150. Hi Niall,
    A recent tragic event has made me re-evaluate my life.
    Sick of sitting at a desk 9-5 Mon- Fri.
    I want to travel and be self reliant while doing so.

  151. I’m a 27 y\o designer with 6 years of working experience, I left job because of some bad reasons and I don’t want to be dependent on my family any more, My family situations are not good, they are already in pain, so i want to make money online for them and be self independent.

    Thank you.


  152. Alan B. Cranford

    I am 75 years old… a well educated professional whom NO ONE wishes to hire! I want a larger income to “indulge” myself in my “reclining years”…. things like travel in Europe [my wife wants to see the Eiffel Tower], FISHING….fishing while drinking Brandy, fishing with a new friend, fishing for giant catfish in the Elba River of Spain….OK..I LOVE to fish… and I really don’t care if I catch any or not! To do ANY of these things it takes $$$… and at 75, IF you have a better idea… please let me know!

  153. I’m a 26 yo designer and I love travel but I also love design. I want to be able to travel yet still able to design and make a living from it. I’m also a photographer and I get bored of taking photos of the same cityscapes every day so it would be nice to be able to get some new scenery .

    1. I really want to just be free and be myself and get to know cultures, people, and new life experiences everyday. Instead of being a shy introvert and bored miserable everyday.

  154. After having a 20+ year career in the newspaper industry, cutbacks took the legs out from under me and lost my job and direction. With a career as a desktop technician, there must be a better way to make money rather than sitting in a backroom somewhere and not being able to experience life more. I’m keeping my eyes on the prize and want to ensure my family has food on the table and roof over their heads without the crazy stress. Am I dreaming?

    1. Definitely not dreaming, Bob! With all that experience and expertise, there are plenty of opportunities there for you online.

  155. Hi. I just be fired from my work because i acquired disability post acute meningitis. Loved my job before….nurse in hospital. Just hated to wake up early in the morning. Maybe is time for a new adventure.

  156. I left a job recently after 14 years. The stress was taking a physical & mental toll on me.
    This was a huge step for me since I have always worked. I am 100% at peace with the decision to leave. But, I want to work at least part-time. Online is the ultimate goal-flexibility, less stress, more family! I am fine leaving the large salary and settling for a smaller one to have a better quality of life.

  157. Location independence is my goal this year. I will be building a foundation of skill sets that can keep me going in Southeast Asia so I can focus on creating a passive income business.

  158. I am a recent graduate. I have written numerous job/internship letters that all end with the same response, “We regret to inform….” I decided that I will not wait till the people who are already employed retire so that I can get a chance. Therefore, I chose to join the freelance team where I will not be asked to state my work experience. (Seriously where does an immediate graduate get that). I want to earn online so that I can schedule my time freely without any external influence.

  159. I am actually a long time subscriber (hmm, okay it feels like a long time). And my #1 reason why I want to earn online is FREEDOM!

  160. Why? To have the freedom to work at times and in environs that suit me; To have no boss other than me;To have the wherewithal to work & live in summertime – all year round and all the world over. Yay! Bring it on.

  161. I would like to learn how to make money online to help me get ready for retirement overseas.

    Thank you and keep up the great work !


  162. Hi Niall,
    Nowadays, employers often don’t treat their employees very well. Unpaid overtime, consultations, redundancies and zero hours contracts make employment much less stable or attractive a way to earn a living. But thanks to the internet, employees can stick two fingers up at employers and go do something else much more interesting to earn a living.

  163. I’m a working mother of 3. I need flexibility to set my own hours, my own terms and freedom to be able to take time off if the kids are sick, have a school play or a zillion other things that pop up constantly.

    Also, I like being my own boss, I earn more money and and I have full control over how I work, I can vary each day as much as I please and I can take risks and make mistakes without worrying about getting in trouble with “the boss”.

    1. To suport my family, we are strugling with finacial i have to do some job, at the same time i have got a one year old child on my shoulder and my husband have no job nobody is there to nelp .this is the reason, and i do not want to breakup my family life so please help me with some job.
      And i believe God will bless you in abandons.
      thank sir.

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