Can’t Find A Job? Make Your Own

create your own job
With everything going on these days it’s pretty hard to find a job, and even harder to find one that’s fulfilling. I was in that position about 6 months ago and I didn’t know what to do. So I decided to create my own job! At first everyone I knew laughed at me, and frankly, they still don’t quite understand what it is that I do, BUT that’s their loss. They can feel free to work themselves to death at jobs they hate and spend half of their day complaining while I make amazing things happen. So what exactly is it that I do? I’m a content marketer. All I do is create digital content for people to view, and it’s pretty easy, and rewarding.

What Is Content Marketing?

Content marketing is a pretty straight forward profession.

There are a number of types of “content” that people like to “consume” throughout the day.

What is content? Content is just something that people like to experience, like:

  • Videos
  • Music
  • Books
  • Articles
  • Podcasts
  • Live Streams
  • Photos
When someone watches a video you have created, they are “consuming” content. Video is one of the more popular types of content out there, but each different type has it’s place, and with billions of people using their free time to browse the internet looking for content to consume, there’s plenty of room for people to create more! That’s why all of those social media stars are so filthy rich. They just show people what they want to see and they get paid by advertisers. It’s really not as complicated as it seems.

I’m Shy So I Can’t Do It

That is some absolute nonsense!

People have a bad habit of convincing themselves that they can’t do things, just because it’s a little outside of their comfort zone.

Take me for example. I’m extremely shy and have a low self esteem, so the thought of being a Youtube star or being in a movie or something is WAY outside my comfort zone.

So what did I do? How did I start making content if I was too shy and didn’t believe in myself?

I just found something that I WAS comfortable trying, which is blogging.

I don’t have to really interact with anyone, I just have to type about stuff and Google sends people to my website.

I don’t even really have to promote it on social media, people just find it by themselves.

Admittedly, I’d be getting more traffic to my content if I was more extroverted and had a Podcast and a thousand Youtube videos up, but… I’m just working with what I got.

I promise you, if I can do it, so can you.

I used to go without food because I was too scared to leave the house and talk to other people. But here I am, after 7 months of blogging I’m making a solid income and the future is looking great.

The best part is – this whole process is building my confidence and allowing me to try new things.

I’m making friends with other bloggers and sharing case studies and business ideas with them now, which is something I never would have done before I started all of this.

How Do I Start When I Have No Money?

Well, that’s a little rough, BUT it’s doable. As a matter of fact, I wrote an article that explains exactly how I got started with content marketing and basically created my own job.

There are TONS of Youtube videos about how to do anything you could ever want to do, you just have to decide you want a change and then go look for the information.

There are TONS of blog articles, just like mine (probably better to be honest), that will help you every step of the way.

There’s really no excuse for you to be stuck at a job you hate, or even worse, stuck without a job and any income at all.

It’s all up to you, but most people would rather sit around pretending they aren’t the ones ruining their own lives.

It sucks, but it’s true.

You can blame the government all you want, or blame the school system, or blame your parents, blame your boss, whatever helps you sleep at night, but no-one is holding a gun against your head forcing you to lay around watching Netflix every day for 3 hours when you get home.

Yes I know you’re tired, and I know you don’t have the time. We all feel that way.

Yes I know you deserve a better life, but the question is: what’s actually stopping you?

Fear of failure is. Fear of letting your family down. Fear of being ridiculed.

Guess what? I feel that too. My friends ridiculed me when I first started this because they thought their $15 an hour job was the key to success, yet I made more than they did today when I was sleeping, and I do something I enjoy every day of my life.

Who cares what people think? Are they experts at anything?

Most of the people you have ever met have ZERO clue about how the world works, they just try to pretend they do, and they try their very hardest to convince everyone else that they know more than they really know.

None of us know all the answers, but I can guarantee that listening to people who aren’t where you want to be is going to get you nowhere.

Do yourself a favor and just try something new. If it doesn’t work out, oh well, forgive yourself and try something new.

If you do that enough times, you WILL find what you like doing and you WILL be successful at it. You simply have to actually try.

I’ll leave you with a very wonderful motivational video by Matthew McConaughey that should help.

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