I am an artist and writer looking to improve my life financially and emotionally
With a mental health issue and being on disability for years, I am at a point in my life where I want to be able to support myself in something I can do that makes sense in my situation.
I realize I can't work at a regular job. There is just too much complication with keeping a job when I have episodes of psychosis and panic attacks.
I have tried, and I've even applied for jobs and had interviews. Even in a good hiring climate, I have trouble finding a job. Nobody wants to hire someone with a mental issue like mine.
I need to do something where none of that matters, and that leaves me working at home for myself.
This means I have to create my income stream for myself, from scratch. I have to consider my weaknesses, strengths, skills, and abilities.
I know how to write, so I will start there.
Writing is easy for me, so I have an advantage. I don't dwell over whether or not to write something, I just write it. I don't worry about whether it is good enough, I just write the article or blog post.
I am not married to my writing. It doesn't have to be perfect. It just has to be adequate, and I am satisfied.
What I Plan to Do
Basically, I am going to look for as many writing platforms that are lucrative as I can. I am a prolific writer, if not a good one.
My writing abilities are adequate.
I have plenty of time. I have plenty of patience. I am organized and I can juggle multiple writing platforms.
The reason I will write on several is so if one turns out not to pay out or work for me, then I will have others to fall back on. I don't want to put all of my eggs in one basket as they say.
Another reason is that I am easily bored. I need constant stimulation to keep me on my toes. Being on the same website day after day would drive me nuts. I need a variety.
Also, I have a limited amount of knowledge. I can write about the same ideas across different platforms.
One topic might do well on one website but not on another.
Why I Think I Will Succeed
If other people can do it, then so can I. I know what to do, and how to do it. I've studied what the top content writers have done, I've studied the market of content writing.
I am smart. Not that you need high intelligence to do this, but it can't hurt and can only help me. I just need to have patience and keep writing even if I loose interest, get bored, or even need to stop doing it for a while.
Because I will only choose platforms where I make passive income. I could make a decent amount per article at a site like Listverse, and that is a lucrative way to go and there's nothing wrong with that.
But there is no potential for an article to make more for me than the original amount I was paid. At a site like Medium or HubPages, there is the chance for an article to go viral, or just sit there getting views for years.
Some people say it is wrong for a writer to put money above love for writing. People use their skills to make money all the time. It's called work. I don't see why it doesn't have to be that way for writing as well. Many people love their jobs but won't take tiny salaries in exchange for the work they put into it. Why should a person do that for writing?
I am going to work hard AND smart.
I think this is the best option for me and my situation and circumstances.
There are other things I could do from home. But writing is free and uncomplicated. I don't have to work with customers. I don't have to package anything or sell anything. I don't have to learn any new technology. I don't have to jump through a lot of hoops.
I don't have to deal with a boss telling me when I can take a break or what to do all the time. That is one of the major issues I have with regular employment. I am not good at being treated like a lesser human being.
I am free to do what I want for the most part. If I don't like one platform, there are others to write for.
All things considered, writing is ideal for me. I am glad I decided to go for it, and I will go for it in a major way. This is just the beginning.
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