How to animate local rotations?

I simply want to animate my Sphere to spin along its local Z axis not the global 1,
for example Earths tilt,
I know this should be easy but i am having trouble lol

Cancel all rotations of your planet. Parent it with an empty. Animate the planet only on the Z axis. (No need to waste keyframes.) Rotate the empty for the tilt.

And, eventually, animate the empty to send the planet on its orbit.

Thankyou, I have done what you have asked, thought it was possible without parenting objects but i can see why you have to :slight_smile:
thankyou though