The term 'get a trade' referred to obtaining some sort of manual laboring skill. Plumbing, Electrics, Plastering, Painting, Brick Laying and the like.
In a nutshell, any service that you could offer a friend to make a bit of spare cash at the weekend was regarded as a 'trade'.
Even though those that decided to continue with education were generally regarded as the more intelligent group. Those who decided to get a 'trade' were rarely short ever short of job opportunities (and cash).
How does this relate to making money online?
I constantly see posts from people who aren't making any money Online. You know the type of posts I'm talking about - 'I've made 5 review blogs and haven't seen a sale' or 'I created 10 Adsense sites and i'm not even making $1 per day'...
If you're in that position, my suggestion is simple - Get a trade...
I'm not talking about becoming a bricklayer. I'm talking about a skill that you can master while sitting at home in your pajamas.
- Plugin Development
- Application Development
- Music Production
- Music Mastering
- Video Editing
- The list goes on...
And with that commodity you can make money from home.
Sure, it might not be your long term goal to trade time for money but at least you will be able to make money while sitting in your underwear.
As you begin working with successful entrepreneurs you can see inside their business and what really works in this industry.
After that you can switch your position.
So instead of twiddling your thumbs waiting for the next $0.02 Adsense click, get on Youtube and find some tutorials for a service that is in demand.
Best of luck,