I want to sincerely thank everyone who reads this blog. With the number of subscribers, I can actually see an amount of people who are interested in what I’m doing.
By seeing the number of readers, I feel like I am not completely failing. And, until recently, I did have many days where I felt like I was failing at the game of life. Nothing I was doing to get ahead was working. Raising plants and animals didn’t work; online surveys didn’t work; crocheting didn’t really work; finding a job job didn’t really work; playing the stock market only slightly worked…
But that all changed yesterday when I became a real estate investor. Last night, on my couch, I made a real estate deal in Florida. This is actually a viable idea that I can do on my own terms without leaving my house or waiting for a specific day or doing tons of research and still feel like I don’t know what I’m doing. It’s like playing Monopoly for adults, and I love it. If you also want to learn how to do this (I started with less than $150), I really recommend attending the training by Jay Drexel at awesomerei.com. This is a 99% guaranteed way to increase your investments by 18%.
Anyway, that’s a large part of what I am doing. I am also selling various POD items and printables on Etsy. I am trying to make this my main source of income, but whether I continue with this really depends on whether I can find a different source of funding sooner or not. I am trying out many of the options I see to make cash on the internet. I am currently looking into both Userfeel and Usertesting, and I also have a few leads I want to look into. Anything that I can find that will fund my ability to be a real estate investor full-time is a possibility that I am looking into. (I think it’s years down the road before I can invest full-time, but I do think that it’s fully feasible by 2030 no matter what happens.)
To a lesser extent, I am playing apps that do make a tiny bit of money. Atlas Earth makes a couple dollars per month. JustPlay makes about $1 per day. Clip Claps is an app I found that can earn about 10 cents a day where I watch videos. And I have an app called CashWalk that records my steps in the background throughout the day and will pay me about $2.50 a month. None of these apps really earn enough income to really do anything for me, but these apps in particular don’t require much time per day, so I figure I may as well have them on my phone.
When I write everything down that I am doing, this seems like quite a lot. And it is. Even though most of this stuff doesn’t take much input individually, it is still a fair amount of work to manage all of these things. I definitely don’t have it all figured out yet, but that’s ok. I was listening to a video yesterday about how scientists make breakthroughs. They just keep trying things until something works for them. And making money works in the exact same way. I realize now that this is kind of what I have been doing for a while now. I’ve tried so many things, and the vast majority of them have failed. But, occasionally, I do find a little bit of gold in all that dirt.
I hope that at least some of that inspires you to continue searching for what it is you want. All the failures you will have are just teachable moments. I actually got scammed a few years ago. I was attempting to get a job, and I ended up losing a fair chunk of change. But that was just a lesson for me. I wish it hadn’t happened, but I know not to make that mistake again. It cost me, but I am better for it. Whatever you do, just keep going until you arrive at your destination.