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Time For A Change?

I have come to believe that actually earning a living online sharing my is an unrealistic expectation.

The and I've tried (ALL of them) have paid out pocket change at best, if they paid anything.

While I have zero desire to be rich materially, I believe money is a tool, & enough to provide decently for my family would be good.

I want simple things:

To earn enough to live on, provide for my family as I stated, and leave them a little something when I'm gone.

It's been said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over & over expecting different results, basically...chasing one's own tail.

I kind of feel like I may be doing that with the online sharing sites.

Is it time for me to do something else?

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MegL wrote on September 16, 2018, 4:00 AM

I know some people have their own website, give lessons locally and sell on Etsy and Fiverr. Another is EXTREMELY active in the local community. He posts daily on Facebook, even just photos of local birds and butterflies. He is an admin on one of the two local Facebook pages and changes the top picture regularly and mentions other peoples' good deeds. He runs classes and gets lots of people at them. He also gets local commissions for dogs, etc. Another local artist posts pictures of her own work regularly on the local Facebook. She mostly does slate paintings for things that can be hung in the garden. These local artists are getting together and holding an exhibition in a couple of weeks. All their stuff, or most, is small and fairly low priced. These lead to higher priced commissions. She also lends larger pieces to cafes and restaurants to display. She eats out regularly and posts photos of her food, and reviews and also a photos of her work being displayed.

VinceSummers wrote on September 16, 2018, 12:16 PM

You are the one who needs to evaluate that, but I would like to suggest you use images here on Persona Paper. I used to have trouble with Pixabay, but found out if I listed images as my own, when I actually uploaded an image I could identify it as Pixabay and include the URL. That covered my bases. I tend not to read articles without any image.

lookatdesktop wrote on September 16, 2018, 7:42 PM

You are in a place I have been for a long long time. I know that myself, personally, am my best critic. I know I am basically lazy and need to kick myself in the B-hind for not self motivating my lazy self to work at something long enough to follow it through to the finish line. Short story writing is my best shot at some feeling of accomplishment but still that too requires self-motivation on almost a daily basis. It's so easy to just give up.