Dreaming of making a living as a creator

A big struggle of mine at the moment is creativity, and I’m not talking about your normal creative block struggle, I’m talking about I need cash for creativity. Because sure it’s nice – wouldn’t it be nice to get paid for doing what you love well I kind of think I have to at this stage. Because I’ve been working entry-level jobs all my life and doing my creative work on the side at the same time. Now if I took my creative stuff seriously and maybe started a YouTube channel Wayback when YouTube began that would’ve been great. I would’ve been taking my creative life seriously, but instead I just kind of wandered along dabbling a little bit here and there and never actually getting forward in it, I was just kind of entertaining myself like it was a hobby which would be ok if I was an accountant, a doctor or a dentist, anything like that and doing it as a sideline but I don’t really have many skills to do much else I’ve kind of trained up over the years to be completely unemployable, like next week is my birthday I’m 45, I think, and the thing is, I don’t have any savings, I don’t have a house paid off, I don’t have a retirement funds or anything like that, I have no future financial security at all. All because I’ve been half ass following my creative urges and not diving in fully on that or not diving in fully in what is considered to be a real career, a career with a title, one that you can improve and make more money over the years I haven’t really committed to either of those. So what I wanna do now is turn that around, turn all the creative stuff that I want to do, not that I actually know what I wanna do, except that it all kind of relates back to storytelling and turn that into an income which will keep me out of the checkouts and the courier vans and all those kinds of jobs and actually direct me positively in the future, building for my future and keeping me happy. Because I’m miserable working for someone else, and that’s kind of why I want to focus on earning money doing what I love, being creative. and I wanna document it all here on the vlogcast so I can follow my journey, you can follow my journey. If you’re frustrated and in the same boat as me, because I think in this day and age with social media technology that everything is so accessible. You don’t need the publishes any more, you don’t need the producers any more, you can go out there and make the money yourself. I just need to work out how to do that, and I’m gonna share it with you. Because I’ll hopefully make it work, but that’s gonna be a massive struggle for me.

Fork In The Road – A Midlife Career Pivot Experiment

Midlife career pivoter Andy Marshall subjects himself to weekly, strategies, tips and hacks from self-help podcasters in a real time experiment to discover his ‘what the hell do I do next?

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