How to Turn Your Passion into an Online Business?

Would you like to learn how to turn your passion into an online business, so you can earn money doing what you love and at the same time create more time and freedom? Keep reading I would like to share this with you.

We live in a digital world

We live in a digital world with more than 4 billion internet users in 2018. Even though the world has completely changed from traditional industry to an economy based on information technology, most people still live and work in a traditional way. They trade their time for money and often get paid accordingly to the time spent at work. If they want more money, they will have to work more hours and that usually means they will have less time for their families, hobbies, and things they would really love to do.

In a digital age, the secret to earning income is to generate an automated process that earns the income, so you can have the time and freedom to do what you love. The idea is to create a digital product that has a value, which you can duplicate and resell. It can be software, eBook, blog, digital course, stock photos, patent or YouTube video. You will have to put work into the creation of information product, but once it is created, you can duplicate it and sell it as many times as you want and generate income without doing any additional work.

What are you passionate about?

Unlike any other time in history, we have huge opportunity to create a lifestyle on our own terms. The internet economy is growing fast and there has never been a better time to become an online business owner. You could take any passion or interest and build a business online.

kindleMaybe you are passionate about writing, so you could create an eBook or many of them. It has never been easier to publish your own book. You can do it for free with Kindle Direct Publishing on Amazon in just a few minutes. Once you publish an eBook, you can have lifetime long passive income.

Maybe you are passionate about photography, in which case you can make money selling your photos to stock image sites. To get started you can pick a few of your best shots and then sign up on a site like Shutterstock, 500px, SmugMug or PhotoStockPlus.

Maybe you have developed an amazing software or computer game, which you can sell online through one of e-commerce platforms. You can run an e-commerce software store with Shopify or you can check SendOwl, Selz or Avangate. In addition to creating your own branded store, you can publish your digital product on the Binpress marketplace and get immediate exposure to a relevant audience.

Maybe you like music or even play an instrument, so you could create different entertainment or teaching audio and video recordings.

Maybe you just love playing pranks or telling jokes so you could record a YouTube video and run ads on.

Maybe you like teaching or have special knowledge that you would like to share with people so you could create a webinar or run a digital course. If you already run your traditional “offline” teaching business, you can record classes (if your students feel comfortable with that) and sell them online.

Blog-online businessMaybe you are passionate about food preparation, gardening, healthy lifestyle, business, fashion or you just have an inspiring story that you would like to share with people. In every case, you can create a website and run your own blog.

If you can get people reading your blog, you can sell ads or you can use special affiliate links from your blog to different websites, and get paid when people buy through those links. There are many great blogs making a lot of money through affiliate marketing. Some people even hire content writers and set up a bunch of websites. You can find a content writer (or any other freelancer) from $5 on Fiverr. I am not sure about the quality of such content, but you can check it for yourself.

How do you get people reading your blog?

So, you set up your website and started writing blog posts and now what? You have to learn about internet marketing so you can get people reading your blog.

I’ll share 4 ways you can attract readers to your blog:social media

  • Write an interesting and engaging content
  • Optimize your content for search engines
  • Post your content on social media (Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram) and allow your readers to share your posts through social sharing buttons
  • Write a blog post as a guest blogger on other bloggers’ sites.

Everybody can learn new skills

This is a great time in history where everything is available online, and you can replace your 9-5 job with an online business if you choose so. You can work from home or even from the beach or ski resort if you wish because you can build your online business from any part of the world as long as you have laptop and internet connection.

Most people believe they are not capable of doing this, that they need technical knowledge or marketing experience, that they are too old or too young, or that they don’t have the time to learn how to do this… but I can tell you that these are just excuses. It is easier to stay in your comfort zone and to keep complaining about your work and lifestyle than to learn how to change that and start living the life you want. It is easier, but not better. Anyone can learn new skills regardless of how much technical knowledge or experience you have, it just takes a lot of work in the beginning, but once you are set up and running you will have far more time to do the things you love.

Online marketingThere is a precise 4 step process of building a business online:

  • Step 1: Choose an interest
  • Step 2: Build a website
  • Step 3: Attract visitors
  • Step 4: Generate revenue

Choosing a niche that you are passionate about is the best for your business because you will enjoy every step of it. When you enjoy what you are doing, there is no effort, just a pleasure.

Every journey starts with the first step…but if you never take the first step towards it then it will definitely never happen.

So, you can go back to your daily work and keep trading your time for money or you can try a different approach and realize your true potential.

If you want to learn how to turn your passion into an online business, with no formal education or previous business experience, and earn money doing what you love, keep reading.

What is Wealthy Affiliate and how it can help you?

Wealthy Affiliate is a business education platform established by Kyle and Carson to help people to transition into the digital economy and to gain time, personal, and financial freedom. It can help you to grow and manage your business at any level online. The service includes:

  • Step-by-step-training – you don’t need any prior knowledge or experience to build your online business from scratch
  • Personal fulfillment by doing what you love
  • Time freedom and flexibility – work whenever and from wherever you like
  • Financial freedom – passive income while generating revenue 24-7-365
  • Support – Amazing community of like-minded people, passionate about helping each other to succeed

Everything you need to create and grow an online business is included, from the education, the tools, the support, the network, the websites, hosting and the community. It is the only place you will ever need to go if you are looking to create, grow or manage your online business.

Wealthy Affiliate Education

Wealthy Affiliate has two parts of the program:

  • Online Entrepreneur Certification (50 Lessons) – Training courses to build the online business and succeed
  • Affiliate Bootcamp Training (70 Lessons) – Affiliate program for the members to earn money from Wealthy Affiliate

From the moment that you join Wealthy Affiliate, you will be walked through step-by-step training platform where you will learn how to create a successful, long-term online business. You will learn to choose your niche, create your own website from scratch, write content, promote products, attract an audience and get them to buy products through your affiliate links.

As you take action and work through the lessons, you will learn how to utilize any idea, interest, or passion that you have. You will get access to the most powerful training platform in the world and an opportunity to build a business where you can start earning right away.

The learning experience is live and interactive. It includes weekly Live Video Classes, Live Chat, and Live Expert Help. You can communicate directly with experts and get help with any question that you may have. Learning actually can be fun when you have people there to help you every step of the way.

To get started you will just need a passion and desire to learn a new skill that will allow you to earn your online income. If you are not passionate about anything, this still can be for you, because a Wealthy Affiliate has its own affiliate program and you can start earning money by promoting them. You will learn online marketing skills, and when you learn them, you will have the ability to apply them to anything you want.

Membership options

There are two membership options:

  • Starter – FREE
  • Premium – $49/month or $359/year

There is no additional upgrading. If you set up your FREE account and decide to go premium within 7 days, you will have to pay just $19 for the first month of your premium membership.

Here is what you get with each type of membership:

Wealthy Affiliate Community

Wealthy Affiliate has the largest affiliate marketing community in the world. It consists of nearly 1,000,000 entrepreneurs, which helped over 217,530 people to start their first business last year. When you need a help with anything, you get it almost instantly.

Every single day there are 10,000’s of people networking within Wealthy Affiliate, creating businesses together and offering each other insights.

There is no such a thing as a competition with one another inside a Wealthy Affiliate Community, rather all help one another and do so in a way that leads to much greater mutual success.


There are different ways on how you can make living doing what you love. If you’re interested in writing a blog and promoting products of your choice through affiliate links, I would highly recommend joining Wealthy Affiliate for FREE and check out what it is all about. If you like what they have to offer and you want to grow your business, you can then upgrade to a premium membership.

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Wealthy Affiliate will give you the online education and tools to help you start your online business, but the results are down to you, your effort, your determination and your ability to follow the training.

If you have any questions about how to turn your passion into an online business, please leave a comment below and I will be happy to help you out. Also if you are a Wealthy Affiliate member, I would love to hear from you.

Thank You!


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  1. Hello,
    thanks for this post. I wanted to start selling on the internet but I did not know how. I read “a precise 4 step process of building an online business” on your post and I understand now how to get started.
    I’ll follow your page because I can learn a lot.
    Best regards

    1. Hey Maja,

      Thanks for your comment. I’m glad you found this post useful. If you have any questions just let me know and I’ll be happy to help you out.

  2. I was looking for a work which can give me time freedom and flexibility. I think I will give this platform a shot as a free member first and if everything goes alright, I can give premium a shot.

    1. Hi Furkan,

      This is a smart decision. As a free member, you can check whether this is for you without any risk. If you have any questions just leave a comment and I’ll be more than happy to help you out. Good luck!

  3. Hi Blanka

    I like your style of writing and found your post inspiring. As you’ve mentioned many are stuck in the rat race, believing they are too old or have no time to learn and staying in the comfort zone – but we all have passions, interests and opinions. We are so privileged to live in a time where we can actually change our work and lifestyle ethics so we can spend more time with our loved ones and our personal interests. Great breakdown on what WA can do for you!

    1. Hi Teresa,

      Many thanks for the feedback. I totally agree we are privileged to live in a digital age where we can change our lifestyle and choose what suits us best.

  4. What a motivational article. I, personally, am a member of Wealthy Affiliate and I just came across this post and wanted to chime in. Everything about this post is absolutely true! It is very possible to make money online even if you know nothing about computers and the internet. Wealthy Affiliate breaks everything down for you in a step-by-step format and truly has made my dreams become a reality! If you have ever thought about doing something like this then Wealthy Affiliate is truly the best place for you to begin!

  5. I’d been wanting to replace my job with online marketing for a long time now, but there are just so many scams out there that I was reluctant to try anything. I’d read several reviews about Wealthy Affiliate, and I like that they don’t have some kind of get-rich-quick approach that you see in other platforms.

    So I checked them out and am very happy that I did! I have a website that I’m working on and seeing results, and any questions I’ve had have been answered within their community forum. Anybody who wants to make money online should check out Wealthy Affiliate!

  6. Thanks for a great article. I have “dabbled” in all kinds of ways to make money online. A few months ago I found WA and started the training. I’m just getting my website going so your article is very encouraging to continue on. Thank you for all the relevant information.

    1. Hi Wayne,

      Thank you for visiting my site. I’m glad you found this article to be encouraging. Just follow the training and ask for help when you need it. What I like most in WA is that lovely helpful community. I wish you all the best!

  7. I have worked in the corporate office for a couple of years already and trust me, I have long wanted to have an online business that will eventually generate passive income to do what I really wanted to do just like what you said. However, I was a little bit taken aback because of the wrong notion that I need to be a techie. When I found Wealthy Affiliate, I realized everything can be learned, all you need to do is find someone, in this case, something, to mentor or guide you and be willing to take the time to learn. What I found in WA is a combination of knowledge and camaraderie, having a community that helps one another. How I wish I’ve found WA way back. But I trust the timing of our lives, so I’m just grateful now I’m in that process of building that online business dream. It will take time, but what doesn’t, right? Great tips on blogging as well. I will surely keep that in mind. Cheers!

    1. Hi Jenni,

      Thanks for the feedback. As you said, everything can be learned, but it is much easier with right guidance and support. Cheers!

  8. Wow! I didn’t realize there were so many ways to make money online. I recently started a couple blogs but I hadn’t thought about selling my photos for others to use.
    Thanks for the reminder that I can be successful online without having to have a 9-5 job.

    1. Hi Julie,

      Thank you for visiting my site. Yes, there are so many online opportunities out there and it is amazing how they show up when we start looking for them. Cheers!

  9. Coming from another platform (SBI), I can tell Wealthy Affiliate works much better than SBI. I’ve only been here 6 months, but the amount of visits I get on my website is much better. Anyway, great article and useful info here! Good luck on your WA journey!

  10. Hi Blanka,

    I have been working on my genealogy site for about 20 months or so now. During that time I have built quite an impressive site and covered many areas of family history to help my visitors.

    But keeping up with content is getting a bit harder these days as I have a small family that is growing up. I am therefore wondering what the best approach is to enlisting help from guest bloggers?

    Also, I want the guest bloggers to have the same kind of approach that I have with my blog posts. How do I maintain consistency? Is there some sort of guide that I can give for my prospective guest bloggers? Is that asking too much?

    1. Hi Owain,

      Thanks for your comment. Guest blogging is very popular nowadays and many website owners allow guest blogging into their sites. Inviting guest bloggers to contribute to your blog is a win-win situation for both you and your guest blogger. You get a free content, which will eventually increase your traffic, and the guest blogger gets visibility and consequently traffic from your site. Since you have already built your site and authority, it shouldn’t be difficult to attract guest bloggers to your site.

      In my opinion, it is necessary to create guidelines for guest bloggers in order to make it easier for you to deal with submitted content and for them to submit quality content. At the end of the day, you are not going to accept guest bloggers just because you think it will increase your traffic rather because the content will benefit your readers.

      The more information you can provide in your guidelines, the more likely you will get what you want from your guest bloggers. Hope this helps!

  11. I believe that every one has a passion for something and they will always pursue it . Given the chance to turn it into a paying business is an opportunity that they have to take. With the help of Wealthy Affiliate they can unleash their potential to make it a thriving full time lucrative business. All they need to do is reach out and grab it.

  12. This is such an amazing post. I actually didn’t even have a passion when I started creating my online business.

    Actually, I had an INTEREST in something, and it allowed me to learn more about that niche so when it came time to playing the sport I knew everything there was to know.

    I became an expert thanks to me writing content on my blog. It’s amazing how it works but it really does. I am now earning a full-time income as a result.

  13. Hi Blanka,
    Thanks for your post. I agree that affiliate marketing is a fantastic way to make passive income online. For those who are considering, take Blanka’s advice because she is spot on. You can certainly make money from what you are passionate about! And it is easier than you might think.
    I’d never considered using Fiverr to get some assistance with posts so I might go and check that out. Thanks so much.

  14. Wow Blanka !
    Great post and site ! Another way to tell is by all the comments I had to scroll to get to bottom.
    Wishing you all the best in Wealthy Affiliates and much success !

  15. Thanks for the informative and insightful post, Blanka! Kudos to you for analyzing that we are in a digital world with over 4 billion people staying active on the internet. This really shows that the internet is the biggest marketplace for anyone to sell anything be it physical or digital.

    Thanks for your great review about Wealthy Affiliate here! Being a member of the WA community, I am a living witness that there’s no affiliate marketing community in the entire world that provides such affiliate marketing tools and resources that WA provides to its members to become successful. Kudos!

    Israel Olatunji

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