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This is the moment you realise…

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This is the moment you realise you have been so caught up blogging for other businesses … you forgot to blog for your own.

I absolutely love writing and I know I am extremely grateful to be getting paid to do it. It’s been a hard slog, but I am glad to say I am one of the lucky few who have made it in the employment stakes.

Being a writer in 2016 is kinda like having a hobby… well that is how most people will see it. It is something people expect you to do on weekends for kicks, not as your day job. Truth is, most people are – or can be – writers these days. It is no longer considered a profession of artists. There are very few literary geniuses bursting off the local bookstore shelf these days.

Tonight I am about to sit down for yet another blog intended for a page that is not my own, and it is about working your passion. The angle – How to turn your passion into profit. It may sound like an easy article to write, it’s not! Turning your passion to profit successfully, is a job not for the faint-hearted. Because when you get down to it, turning your passion into something that is suppose to make you money, automatically places your love on the firing line… and trust me, it will get fired at.

There will be times when you feel your passion is messing with you. And, there will be times when you don’t look at your passion with the eyes of love – it will be more like the eyes of loathe. Ask a passionate parachuter to jump out of a plane 7 days a week as opposed to one weekend a month, and they will soon start to loathe the jump.

The truth is, turning your passion to profit means sacrifice. Yes, you may get the chance to love what you do and hopefully it will afford you more time to do other things – but I guarantee you one thing … you will at one time or another start to look at your passion with different eyes. The sacrifice? Losing the love for what it is you love to do.

Please feel free to start a discussion below. I would love to know the ups and downs of how you have managed your passion company/job. If you are interested in the article I am about to write, please head over to http://www.hatcheddesigns.com.au

Until next time,

Samantha Jane

sjfreelanceblogger@gmail.com

The BLOG Boom!

I am an employed blogger.

I love saying that, because for many years, I was an unemployed blogger. There were times when 100% of the writing I did was done for love not money. I still write because I love it – I just get paid now.

Aside from the weekly blog posts I create for other businesses and websites, I am also employed by consultancy companies to assist general businesses move towards a digital format. For instance, I am currently working with an Aged Care facility who recently discovered they needed to enter the world wide web or fall to the end of the queue.

Aged Care is an extremely competitive industry and there are a lot of choices these days. The particular facility I now work for has been around 30+ years – it’s not hard to understand why they thought everything would stay ‘business as usual’. The problem they came across, however, is that the family members seeking Aged Care for their loved ones were now going online to do it. With no online presence, numbers will start to dwindle.

I have to say, creating the blog posts and monthly newsletter for this particular industry has been surprisingly fun. I absolutely LOVE it. I never realised that being in Aged Care was pretty on par with going to camp. Everything is done for you, you make really good friends and activities are endless.

I spend 2 days a week with this client developing and publishing their BLOG and Newsletter. It fits in with School Hours and means my little bub can have a nap at Grandmas, located just around the corner from this facility, while I work onsite a few hours. Just another way I am building my career … at home.

It can be done.

Samantha Jane

sjfreelanceblogger@gmail.com

Dreams don’t work unless you do!

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It’s like expecting to win lotto without buying a lottery ticket – unless you provide action {work} for your dream, it will never come true.

You want to write a brilliant novel? Start writing and KEEP writing. An unfinished book will never get published.

You want to be a chef? Start cooking.

You want to be successful artist? Start creating.

Whatever you start you must keep going.

Although we dream at night, dreams don’t come true overnight.

Stay committed to your dream and you will reap the rewards.

Show me the $$$…

Creating a ‘local’ magazine in a niche market is a great way to make a stay-at-home income. Basically, you identify your ‘passion’ industry, write relevant articles, get artistic, find some advertisers in the same industry, secure a few social media followers and publish.

Say you have 10 advertisers paying $100 an ad in your monthly publication, that’s $1000 a month for doing something you love…

It’s really not hard at all.

*Want help creating your magazine – email me at iammagazine@live.com.au

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Just a note: the above publication is not one we print – just another one we admire 🙂