You should! Diversification is important in any business. Naturally if you are stuck in 9-5 with a secure job this might not be an issue for you. For all others who operate their own business, diversification is very important.
Factors outside your reach will always interfere with your business. While you can’t do much about natural disasters except pray for the best, you can prepare yourself for unexpected business twists. One such twist has just happened in my business but I’m not worried, since I have several things I’m working on to guarantee my income.
I see many freelance writers who do simply that. It is ok to write for a living but have you ever considered the alternatives? What will you do when you get sick? How about a momentary lack of clients?
Regardless whether you are a writer, an affiliate marketer or a web designer, I think it is important to plant your seeds in various pots. If the rain floods the one pot and you lose your seeds, at least you have several more to nourish and tend to.
Nobody is safe from influences outside our reach and the sooner you prepare for these events, the better you will be able to rise out the consequences.
Even jobbers can diversify if they are worried about the security of their job. You could start your own online business.
You could also sell your own products offline. There are thousands of possibilities to earn money besides what you already do.
If you haven’t been thinking about diversifying, I suggest you do now. Give it some thoughts, because you will benefit from this in the long run.
Fort those of you who do, feel free to share your thoughts on how you are dealing with this.