Do not read this if you want to stay poor As a very wealthy individual who is probably richer than you— I have become sick…
No Income, No Referrals, Only Passion…
Only a tiny fraction of the saturated freelancing industry can identify a talented and successful writer when they see one — a quality that none of my previous clients seemed to possess.
But, rather than networking with clients, focusing on a stable revenue model or spending time upskilling to cater to my niche, I created my own path to success. Explaining how I did this is going to be difficult to put into words, but here it goes.
“Starting is the hardest part, the rest will follow” — Runner Things #2604
I never believed this age-old quote until I started a new chapter in my life back in 2020. Asking my dad to buy me a tablet to help with my writing wasn’t easy, but I swallowed my pride and he swiped his credit card. Now I read e-books on hustle culture on my brand new Ipad Mini while refreshing the word document on my Macbook Air simultaneously.
As for the writing — I’m a stickler for the rules. Calibri 12 is the industry standard, but I like to dabble around with Times New Roman and slip in the occasional Comic Sans when I’m feeling a little adventurous. My niche is evergreen content, I use Semrush to crack the SEO algorithm and a simple Command C+V to sprinkle out the plagiarism.
But we’re yet to get into the most important question — “What will make you successful”?
“A dash of hard work and a sprinkle of a billion-dollar inheritance can make or break your career” — From my unsold TV Pilot script
If financial security wasn’t bestowed upon you at a very young age — chances are your freelance writing career isn’t something you can afford to take lightly. But after we’re done upgrading to Grammarly Pro and adding the word ‘Self-Employed’ on our Linkedin profile; what’s the next step before we can call ourselves successful?
Is it getting paid $5K a month, is it creating a podcast titled, ‘Let me teach you how to make $5K a month’, or is it writing fictitious nonsense with a catchy title that lures potential writers into thinking they’re going to learn something of real value? Let’s hope the last one works.
But, the answer is simple — change the meaning of the word.
Just like humour and art, being successful is subjective. You don’t need to own a huge home to be classified as successful, just like you don’t need fancy cars, expensive jewellery, designer clothes, a good credit rating, medical insurance, any footwear or the love of a significant other.
The only thing that drives me is my passion for writing, my income is 100% dependent on highly volatile investments I’ve made in purely speculative digital assets. And since my investments have somehow acted more like an obstacle rather than a pathway to financial glory, I’m left with just a whole lot of passion.
The content doesn’t matter, as long as the fire from within keeps igniting. And isn’t that what being successful is all about?
As for those looking for a way to monetize their freelancing careers, I’ll end with a quote.
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Disclaimer: This article is indeed a joke. Don’t take it seriously, there are better personal finance articles out there, check them out instead.
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