Well, this has been a long time coming and a lifelong goal of mine to work from home. I always knew that when I grow up I would like to be able to work from wherever I wanted. That was even before crypto, so I was always thinking I would become some kind of affiliate marketer or content creator or something...
Are you crazy?
Times are tough, the job market is tough, things are expensive and life is just throwing more and more things at us the older we get. I had a baby this year and I broke my foot about a week ago. So why jump the working man ship now? Well, I think it is now or never. I am at a point where 7 years of teaching and doing the same thing every day in and day out... It just kind of got to me at one point where I know I can't teach forever. Each passing year I feel less motivated and even though I am one of the most chilled and patient people to be around, students eventually wore me down to a point where I would get frustrated, thinking that I know I can make more money online, from home, while I enjoy it as well. I worked my last day yesterday and I was over the moon when I walked out of there thinking that I do not have to go again tomorrow, or ever again for that matter. Keep in mind though, I have been thinking about this for the last year or so, now was just the right time to do it.
Crypto is unstable, fake money, internet hoohaa...
Everyone I talked to about leaving, had no or little idea of how crypto works, told me I am making a big mistake, and normally I would take their advice to heart, appreciate their concern so to say... Not this time. I have been in this space for long enough now to know what I am doing, not 100% of the time, but more of the time. The crypto space is and will most likely always be the wild west of finance. So if you do not know what you are doing you might get burned really hard, or you might strike it lucky and walk away rich. Either way, chance will play a big role if you are not careful with your money. I like to play it pretty safe though, stable enough to not lose it all in one go, but also risky enough to make some big gains if things go in my favor. Both of these scenarios have played out and they both thought me valuable lessons, so I know I am still learning, but each day a little wiser and a little better off. Wise enough to make it work in my favor long term.
How exactly will you make money though?
I could explain everything in detail, but I have seen one glassy stare too many to go into details. So in short:
- Creating Content
- LP Farming
- Project Startups and Airdrops
- Working for projects that pay in Crypto
I believe there are more, but these are the main ones, also the most enjoyable.
I need this and I deserve this. I have worked my butt off for other people, spent hours doing stuff I absolutely hate. Being treated unfairly and not getting the credit I sometimes deserve. Well, it ends here. September 1st, 2021. I want this post to stick on this chain so I can look back at it in a year and reflect on the results. I can be very honest and admit I am scared shitless of not having a 9-5 (or in my case 2 PM - 11 PM) but I am happy to take on this challenge. To show the neigh sayers that it can be done. To prove that with some time and energy, you can make it in the crypto world even if you are just an average Joe. Life will be interesting and I need to invest my time wisely now, as things could get pretty tough very fast, but it could also get easier. Crypto is wild so I am strapping in and enjoying this ride to the fullest! Wish me luck and thanks for reading my ramblings. Just something I needed to drop here for myself.