ALLISON

For years society has told us that we must go to school then go to college and then get a job and work for someone else till we are 65 and then, and only then, can you retire and start living your life. Well, not anymore. You see, working from home is the new going to work. And with the arrival of the Internet, this has helped turn that dream into a reality for thousands of people.

Let's be honest, none of us really enjoy going to work. We don't like the early mornings, we don't like working late, we don't get enough holidays and we certainly don't get paid enough. Lets face it, work makes most of us miserable. I'm sure you could fill your days with better things to do if you didn't have to go to work and I'm sure you could spend more money if you earned more money. You would probably be a much happier person if you didn't have a boss, or put another way, if you were the boss.

This is why more and more people have now decided to quit their full time jobs and work from home. There is a major reason why so many people are choosing this new lifestyle and it's probably not what you think. Sure, earning more money is a key factor, but so is freedom. Yes, the home worker has discovered what is more important to some people than money and that is the freedom to start living their lives. Freedom from the daily 9 - 5 grind is something most of us dream of early in our working career and it's something that most of us don't get to experience until too late in our lives.

But who are the brave souls that have decided to take this leap of faith and go it alone? To embark on a journey where they are in control of their own future. They are you and me. They are the woman on the bus and the man on the train. They are the person you see in the street each day. Yes, they are normal people, but they have realised the power of the Internet. To them the Internet is not just a place to download music or watch funny videos on you tube. To them, the Internet is their ticket to freedom.

As life changing as the Internet has been to all of us, only a small portion of the global population are harnessing the true power of the Internet. Yes, it's great to listen to music and watch films for free or book your next holiday whilst sitting on your sofa. But the Internet is so much more than that, as it brings people together. And it's this global connection that people are exploiting to change their lives. The average person can now set up an online shop from their own home and sell to a global market place. And because they now work from home, they can work when they want and earn what they want.

But in order to really take advantage of the internet, this new breed of internet entrepreneurs have gone a step further than the traditional business owner and have decided to fully automate their business so it virtually runs on autopilot. In other words, the money keeps rolling in, even whilst they are not working. And one of the best ways of doing this is through a membership website.

You see, with a membership website you can make a sale once and as long as you retain your member, they will keep paying you a recurring income each and every month. And the more members you have, the more money you receive every month. For the owner of the site, this is what is called a passive income. In other words, you can get on with living your life to the full with the peace of mind that you will continue to get paid every month without having to go to work.