Niche Niche Niche Niche

in #ctp10 months ago

Be a laser beam, not a flashlight.

Just pick one thing and concentrate on it.

You're such a talented person, I'm sure you could find something.

You have so much knowledge, you just need to learn how to apply it.

And on and on and on.

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Yet here I am and I still don't have a thriving business. Why? Because I don't really want to do anything except maybe my daily steemit blog/ulog. I love the idea of writing novels. I have one short story written and published and not enough umpth behind it to market it.

I love the idea of having a blog and selling affiliate marketing, but my blogs, are like this one, with no cohesive pattern or niche product, or goal. I just like to write about my day.

I think I want to take up being a scopist, but in reality, I don't like the idea of training, and finding work and then making $500 - $3000 per month. Ok. I like the idea of making that much money, but I don't like the idea of having to work for a few months training, to have that be IT. It feels like as soon as I am there, I will be looking for something else. So 3-12 months of training and about $5000 for the course and the new computer and the program, and then $500-$300 income? Yeah, I'll still be praying for steem to moon.

But I'll be home with my baby... and glued to a computer...

Maybe that's the issue, I have grandeur problems. I want that 100K per year income and I want it now. If I am going to concentrate for 3-4 months, and invest about $5000 shouldn't the outcome be more the $500-$3000 per month?

But then... doing nothing and sitting around and waiting for change to come on its own isn't working either.

Solutions, solutions...

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I suspect that you aren't really looking to hear yet another idea, but I'm going to offer it anyway ;). One of my kids had a girlfriend that made a living at home between transcribing business conference calls and being an editor for technical papers (or some such thing). No serious training, just a knack for writing and editing (she was an English major).

If you can get paid to do what you really love doing in a place you love to be, then it really isn't work (I'm only partly there, but at this point, it's good enough - and it pays well :).

Thanks for sharing - no doubt you are not alone in your situation...

I tried transcribing before, it was extremely tedious to me and took a loooooong time. I ended up making something along the lines of 6 bucks an hour. I figured that if I got twice as good, I would be making $12 and minimum wage where I was working before was $18, so it seemed like a bad idea to keep at it. Scoping is a version of transcribing but you learn how to read short hand. I am training for it right now. I do like the work of it which is helping court reporters type out their depositions. I guess its cause I am nosy.

I did have a writing gig until last month when the publication lost their funding, and I have done some editing - but it seems like constantly having to look for gigs - which is exhausting. Maybe if I had a few constants.

Thank you for your comment and for taking the time to read. I suspect my "real" "problem" is that I am over eclectic and could do many different things which means I end up doing none.

I get it (especially the nosy part!). I would be a lousy private consultant if I had to find my next gig! I hope you find a comfortable niche sooner than later, even better if it finds you :)

Getting paid for what you love to do sounds like a fantasy to me, I love to walk and the most I have gotten for that is being hit by a car and of course a few AFIT tokens from ACTIFIT.

I didn't mean to laugh at your comment, but I did find it comical. Getting paid to walk would be nice. I used to joke around and say I was going to be a mailman, and get paid to walk around all day. I am not so good with schedules though...

Actifit does sound like a nice way to get paid to walk, but unfortunately, its not so profitable.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

I think it was Robert Heinlein who wrote "specialisation is for insects"!
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Hey, that's a good one! Thanks for sharing.


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