Learn Money Making Skills While at the Internet Cafe
Do you own or operate an internet cafe? Chances are you spend at least 8 hours in front of your computer timer. During this time you do repetitive tasks like taking payment from customers, turning computers on or off, selling stuff to make an extra profit.
All tasks mentioned are part of the internet cafe operation. But what do you do in between?
I’ll hazard a guess – You are either playing online games (probably being a good team mate in League of Legends or Fortnite), watching Youtube or browsing Facebook. I know I did when I was still manning the post at my internet cafe.
Side note, back in 2000 or 2001, I open my Computer / Playstation Gaming Shop at 9:00 AM until 8:00 PM. I then take a bath and go to office where I work from 10:00 PM until 6:00 AM. Looking back, I can’t fathom how I survived and functioned with that kind of a schedule.
But I did ! You would think that I would fall asleep while I’m at my Gaming Shop. Nope, I played Warcraft 2, Starcraft and a little Final Fantasy or Silent Hill…or Syphon Filter…or Crash Bandicoot..or Gran Turismo. Yep, I just played. Who needs sleep, I need to get Lisa Garland to safety! (bonus points if you know the game)…spoiler: Lisa did not make and I still can’t get over it.
Stop Playing and Do Something Productive
So I guess you see my point. Instead of — I don’t know — learning something useful like C++, doing coding, reading books or maybe getting some gaddam sleep – I played computer and console games. Hooray from the Gamers, Boo from the Learners.
That was early 2000, I can argue that there’s not much to do back then. But today, if you are an Internet Cafe attendant or operator. You are in front and finger tips away from the INTERNET for majority of time you are awake.
Stop looking at the Internet as your access to Steam, Garena, Youtube and Facebook. You have access to one of the most powerful invention in modern history
Gary Vaynerchuk, a very influential and successful entrepreneur said that the internet’s maturity, which is the biggest cultural shift we have ever lived through in our society since the printing press has fundamentally changed everything. He used Youtube and social media to create and cultivate his “brand”. He then leveraged his successful brand to create a million dollar media company.
Building Wealth Using the Internet
The story of Gary Vaynerchuk or Gary Vee ( Don’t confuse him with Gary V, ok? ) is just one of many success stories made possible by the Internet. Here are some of the well known Internet Billionaires — Jeff Bezos (Amazon), Mark Zuckerberg ( Facebook ) and Ma Yun ( Alibaba ).
They made their fortune by using and leveraging the Internet.
Everyone has access to the Internet, right? Therefore you also have access to the very same tool that made those guys Super Rich.
It’s not an overnight success. The tool is there, but you have to learn how to use it effectively.
A paintbrush is a tool to paint houses and cabinets, but that same brush at the hands of Juan Luna can create masterpieces.
I Want to be Rich! How Do Use the Internet to be Rich?
It’s not really access to the Internet that can make you rich — or earn a living. It’s building knowledge and skills on how to use the internet.
Dan Lok is another rags to riches story. He utilized the internet to be an eCommerce guru and he is now known as the King of High Ticket Sales.
He is a bit on the rough side but I do like how he crafted a very simple plan on how to be successful.
He stated, that you will never save your way to becoming rich, you have to increase the amount of income you bring in year after year. Increasing your income by increasing your skills and knowledge is a consistently proven road to wealth and success.
The Wealth Triangle
Dan Lok’s Wealth Triangle is a very simple 3 step process on how be successful – notice that I don’t want to just say rich but to be successful.
The very 1st step in his process is to develop high income or money making skills.
These skills include abilities such as copywriting, online marketing, sales, consulting and even fitness instruction. Let’s focus on one example.
Dan Lok’s High Income Skill is Copywriting. As per Wikipedia —
Copywriting is the act of writing text for the purpose of advertising or other forms of marketing. The product, called copy, is written content that aims to increase brand awareness and ultimately persuade a person or group to take a particular action.
To make it simple, he writes advertisements to help a product sell. At it’s core, this requires honing of one’s writing and marketing skills.
High Income Skill
Dan Lok says that a high income skill should earn you at least $100,000.
Once you are earning $100,000 using your high income skill, it’s only then that you can proceed to building a scalable business (2nd step) and then getting High Return Investments (3rd step). There are exceptions but he claims this is the fool proof plan to being successful. You are earning money with your high-income skill, running your scalable business in your spare time and allotting part your profits into a high return investment.
The first time I read this, I gawked at the $100,000 annual income peg. That’s Php 5 M! More than what corporate executives earn.
But letting the idea marinate a bit, it actually made sense. Let’s scale back from the $100,000 value, this is the ultimate goal. But the immediate aim is to have a skill that earns you money. Preferably a skill you can use online.
A money making skill is something you can always rely on to earn a living and be successful. If you fail in business –let’s say your Internet Cafe closed down. You still have your skill to keep you afloat.
I’m Just an Internet Cafe Operator, How the Heck Can I Learn a Money Making Skill
In learning skills. Everyone starts from zero. Everyone.
Going back to copywriting as an example. It’s not a prerequisite to be business or marketing graduate to be good at copywriting — although it of course supplies the requisite training. With enough patience and tenacity, you can also learn this skill. Start by writing, be it on paper or online. Write anything that holds your interests.
Since you are working at an Internet Cafe — and let’s assume you love playing games and just can’t completely quit. Let’s avoid the cold turkey treatment and work on what you have. You love playing Fortnite or PUBG? How about writing a tutorial on how to be an awesome chicken dinner eating player. How about that secret build that keeps you winning at DOTA 2 and League of Legends.
Spending idle hours watching anime? How about writing a summary and review of Dragonball Z and One Punch Man episodes.
There are thousands of topics and millions of readers.
Here’s how you can put your writing online. First, look for a Facebook Group of your particular interest – League of Legends, Fortnite, PUBG, Dragonball Z, Lebron effin the King James. If it’s interesting enough, then it will have a Facebook Group for fans and enthusiasts.
After joining, start writing posts and answering questions. If this is your first time writing online, then this is the perfect place to start. Write in English, write in Tagalog-English (Tag-Lish) write in Tagalog or your dialect. Just Start Writing.
Afterwards, open some blogs and articles that you like. For starters, I recommend going to https://medium.com/ or https://www.zergnet.com/. Open some articles and start reading. This will build your vocabulary and expose you to effective writing.
When you are comfortable enough to write longer articles and guides, then I encourage you to start a blog site.
From Facebook Posts to Writing Blogs
As per Wikipedia, a blog is a discussion or informational website published on the internet consisting of discrete, often informal diary-style text entries or “posts”. Posts are typically displayed in reverse chronological order, so that the most recent post appears first, at the top of the web page.
You don’t know how to make a blogsite? Let’s put your idle hours to good use, study how to make a blogsite of your own.
In the past, website building is a very hard skill to master. But with DIY website builders like www.wix.com, you can build your own personal blogsite, ecommerce store or business website for fuckn FREE. Here are some more platforms offering web or blogsites for free.
Don’t believe the marketing, it’s NOT that easy to build a website in Wix or any other DIY website platforms. BUT, all the lessons are there for your to read and master. Just create a Free account and jump into it blindly. You will be guided on the simple steps. For the not too simple ones, you can just click HELP or use Youtube and Google for tutorials.
WhatDa? I Can’t Get Rich by Writing Blogs and Making Websites!
Stop being negative and resistant to change. Do away with procrastinating. Stop wasting idle hours while manning your internet cafe….less playing… unless you are god-like in eSports.
Anything important takes time to learn. Invest in learning. Invest in your self.
Blogging sites can earn money from affiliate marketing and advertisements. One can earn a few thousand $$ (for moderately successful blogs) to hundreds of $$ for uber popular blog sites.
Launched in 2002, Gizmodo is a blog focused on subjects like design and technology, while also paying tribute to numerous areas of science and even politics. It earns $325,000 per month.
The mother lode of all blogs is the Huffington Post . The site was launched in 2005 by Arriana Huffington, it provides a very liberal view on life and politics. It earns a mind boggling $14 M (as in Millions) per month.
We Are Not Shooting For The Moon, Yet
Even if your blog site is not earning a lot of money. You should be a few ranks higher in the writing department. The blog site is not the money maker, it’s your writing skill and experience that has the earning potential.
Practice writing. Read. Then write again. Being a competent writer can lead your to more opportunities. With more learning, you can even be a copywriter, now that will be a great journey to having a high income skill.
And it all started with you allocating some of your Internet Cafe duty hours to learning and utilizing your free access to the Internet.
There you have it. Something to strive for and something very much doable.
There’s a lot more opportunities to try. Blogging is just one of the easiest to get started. If you want to learn more or want me give more examples on how to earn money while running your Internet Cafe business. Just give a comment below.
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