Over the past week I’ve been stressing myself about diversifying my income sources, and in finding new clients. I haven’t been focused on growing my business in a while, and unfortunately I’ve put it off too much.
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Part of my method of hyping myself up to do things is using my most engaging personal time waster, YouTube. I watch videos about most things that interest me these days, having some constant audio-visual distraction rolling on a screen in the background somewhere.
When it comes to diversifying income and finding new sources of revenue online though, this is not a great idea. If you can believe it, side hustle youtubers are not the most reliable.
I’ve found that the videos that I find most readily are people who just offer up the most basic of platitudes dozens of ways, tell you to use AI image generators to make hundreds of shirt designs that you send to print-on-demand sites and guarantee tens of thousands of dollars in monthly passive revenue, or just straight up give mainly unusable advice. Oh, and of course there are plenty of account statement porn videos that just seem to be about bragging that they got lucky monetizing your dog.
Of course, they didn’t get lucky, did they? No, they had a system and any doubt that you have is just proof that you aren’t deserving of earning this kind of money, because you just don’t know how to grind and hustle. Never mind how exploitative most of their ideas end up being, how unsustainable many of these “business models” are, or again, how much of their success relies heavily on luck.
I’m still working out what my next things will be, but it turns out that the ideas that I’ve been thinking on for the past few years are still the most interesting and viable sounding ideas for me to continue to advance in this capitalist society. Doing something flash-in-the-pan may work for some, but I don’t think that I could do that and brag about it on the internet at the same time.
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