I Changed My Career Again - Under the Premise That I Cannot Fail This Time
It’s time I started creating an income for myself and my family
I haven’t worked a real job since I was laid off from my high-paying corporate job in 2002. I mean, I’ve done freelancing, and I’ve tried to create a full-time income on Medium and with my newsletters. But, actually, working for someone else?
I spent time in mental hospitals after suicide attempts and spent weeks at a time hiding in bed from psychosis, depression, and anxiety. I wished I could work because I was broke all the time. I had heart attacks, as if being seriously mentally ill wasn’t enough, and spent the last year trying to pay off the $13k I borrowed to pay for my angioplasty.
But working? Doing what I needed to do to build a business that would pay the bills? Nope and nope. All I could manage to do was write and try to make a little money from reads and views like others have.
But, I didn’t make a steady income, right now, I barely scratch $100 on medium in a month, and my newsletter makes less. I’ve finally come to realize that my dream of being a wealthy full-time writer online is just a pipe dream. I don’t want to write about self-help, making money online, cryptocurrency, or any of the bullshit mumbo-jumbo that Coach Tony values and is pushing out to everyone’s feeds.
I mean, how many more articles do I need to read promising me millions if I create my own course about creating courses teaching people how to make money teaching people how to make money?
It’s just exhausting saying it.
Online writing has turned into a big pile of shit because people have spent the last 5 years picking it apart and finding any little way to monetize it. Now they are doing it with AI and ChatGPT, and that will turn from a useful tool to a scammer’s tool to bilk people out of their hard-earned money.
But I’m not bitter. I have a plan.
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