I knew I needed to do something different to augment our income while in Mexico in 2016. When I mention “our,” I’m referring to myself and my late wife, Christine. At the time, she was seeking medical treatment in Tijuana, Mexico.
The medical treatment was efficient. Rather of returning to Jamaica (where we had a residence), we reasoned that we could easily complement our other two businesses in Jamaica—a cooking gas retail store and a deli.
While in Mexico, I went online to see what I could find to do. I learned about a contact center job in Mexico via a Mexican buddy. I went in for an interview, but the position for which I was qualified was not available.
One day, while watching YouTube, I came across a business model that piqued my interest. Right then and there, I was hooked. My eyes were opened to the possibility of making extra money online from any location on the globe. I became obsessed with learning everything I could about this amazing business model.
To be successful, the same business model that attracted my interest required a website, among other things. At this time, I had no prior knowledge on how to build a website. But I was anxious to learn and adamant about making one. I took some Linda (now LinkedIn Learning) and Edx.org courses and watched a lot of YouTube videos.
Despite various personal and professional hurdles, I was able to create my first website in early 2018. Since then, I’ve been building websites, developing professional social media accounts, and using the Google platform. These are things I do both for myself and others. I’ve been helping people, including small business owners, get their websites up and running ever since.
The business model I mentioned earlier is one that I still use today. This is just one of my several web projects. Many individuals have had success with it, and I am happy to share my knowledge with you.
I’ve recognized, as I’m sure you have, that having an internet income-generating system is a realistic measure. Many people have learned to realize the potential offered online, whether as a side hustle or a legitimate business, because there are so many disruptive elements (pandemic, for example).
I hope that my story has demonstrated how simple it is to have an internet presence for yourself or your small business. I wish you a lot of online success.