What Can I Do If I Have Many Interests And Don’t Want To Settle Into A Job?
Why not simply commit to being you and making money at it?
I know that seems vague and strange, considering we have all been told that we need to live in already defined boxes. However, for the more creative, this advice to fit into a box and stay in a box for the rest of our lives, is just plain tough and soul-destroying.
Give yourself permission to explore many things, despite any disapproval that will almost inevitably come from those who care for you.
Being multi-passionate is a blessing, not a curse.
And you are blessed even more by the fact that you live in an age when you can literally create your own career. The only caveat is that you figure out how to serve people and make a difference to someone while doing what you want to do.
The more people you serve, the more money you make. (that is the motto I live by)
OK, so how exactly?
I personally would start a blog and choose to brand myself. The idea behind this would be to build an audience around whatever I am currently up to. While building the audience, I would monetize my writing by doing some affiliate marketing — Find products that link to whatever I am currently into and become an affiliate for these products — I could also create my own products/services and sell those while at the same time pursuing my interests.
It is a novel way to do things but actually becoming more and more popular to those who dare to think it is possible for them.
Choose to believe that you are interesting enough to come up with new blog posts daily or more than daily — If you are not currently all that interesting, get over your inertia and DECIDE to be! Go explore all those many interests of yours and write about them. Lots of people want to live a free life where they get to do what they want, when they want, with who they want — You can show them how it is done.
Use Social media aggressively to find people who are interested in you and your current activities. Videos, updates, blog posts, audios created daily around the minutia of your day and what you are currently diving into.
Take dancing, for instance
Well, go find lessons to take part in and create content (videos, snaps, pictures, livestreams, posts) about your learning. Partner with your dance instructor to help him/her to find new clients by writing about what you are up to and recommending the teacher to others. Maybe the teacher has home study programs that you can also promote.
So, your first audience will be people interested in dance. So actively start finding people interested in dance and invite them to your social media presence.
Then invite people actively to join your mailing list so that they can be informed of new posts and offers — Give them a compelling reason to do this — Maybe put together a video of your teacher showing them a shortcut to a new move or something. They only get this if they give you contact details.
And then set up a series of emails telling them how to get access to the teacher’s home-study dance program and some will buy and you make a commission from that.
You keep testing and tweaking this funnel until it is making you some money and until you are bored with doing just this, then you add something else to the mix — Maybe, Arts…
The thing to remember is this — If you build a large enough audience just by showing up daily, being your most interesting self, and actively inviting people to come watch and read what you are up, then there will always be a proportion of people in your audience interested in whatever your interest of choice is.
And as you set up these mini funnels leading to various programs and offerings, you will get to the point where you are making sales daily from this.
IF YOU PERSEVERE!
And you do not give into the inevitable feeling of “Am I crazy to think I can make this work?”
The key things to focus on are
- How can I serve more people? Keep building your audience daily
- How can I do it while being unapologetically me?
And put the blinkers on — Do not compare yourself to your peers who went down the regular route — they will think you are crazy and you might start to join them in thinking that you need to go get a job. It does take courage to find a different path and maybe, to keep desperation at bay, you may want to find a temporary income source but do not let it take over the idea of making money being you.
It is absolutely possible to make money as a multi-passionate blogger, so do not feel the need to tie yourself down to any one thing, except being YOU completely.
One life, honey. Make the most of it!
Fight for, deliberately design the life you are born to live
Because you want to
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