I started my content creator journey eight months ago.
When I started, every successful online entrepreneur convinced me that the only way to get ‘there’ is to niche down. That means that you pick one industry, one topic to talk about, and be known for that one thing. That thought was honestly so painful.
Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always loved learning about different things. I taught myself how to play guitar, make websites, crochet, speak Spanish. More recently, I’m learning about writing, entrepreneurship and the creator economy.
I didn’t know how to fit in the online world…
I bought my very first online course back in July 2020.
When I attended the pre-sale webinar, the instructor guaranteed that her students would earn 5k/month within six months of taking the course. I was excited to learn about these strategies.
Some students did it. Others, like me, weren’t able to do it. Not because I didn’t go through with it, because I did. But sometimes, your core values can get in the way of online entrepreneurship.
I’m lucky to learn about the things that I’m not willing to do online early on. Even though it feels like I wasted…
Instagram took a lot of my time and energy. If you have this app, chances are, it takes a lot of yours as well.
When I was on Instagram, I found that I wasn’t comparing myself to others. But, I posted things that would make others envious of me.
I would spend 45 minutes to 1 hour to pick the “best” photo. Only to get the instant dopamine (the same hormone you get from eating delicious food) boosts from all the “likes”. Over time, this makes you want to do it over and over again. …
I’ve been invited to two podcast interviews this week.
I’ve never done it before, and I don’t even know how I got here. All I know is that back in October of 2020, I was on the verge of becoming depressed, and then I found writing. Since then, I’ve never stopped writing online.
Since taking writing seriously for the last seven months, I’ve been able to build an online community on Twitter, sell my coaching services, start a paid group membership, and have landed my 3-month writing project as a freelancer.
I started my creative journey about 10 months ago.
In the first 2 months, I burnt out. I spent every waking hour working on my side hustle on top of my two nursing jobs. I sacrificed my relationships with my friends and my family. I justified this as I’m working towards something meaningful.
In reality, I was hurting myself in the pursuit of my dreams.
It had to change. So I shut down my Instagram for four months and only focus on getting to know myself. …
At the beginning of this year, I pledged to step out of my comfort zone all year long.
I started writing on this platform back in November 2020. My background is in nursing, so I don’t have any prior experience besides theory essays. I say this because I want to let you know that most people start their freelancing journey knowing they wanted to become a writer.
If you’re like me, who’s just going with the flow of the writing or the freelancing world, then this is a guide for you.
I landed my first project of $250 for one…
I came across writing seven months ago.
Before that, I had no background in writing nor online marketing experience so writing online felt daunting. I dabbed into creating YouTube videos, online coaching until I found Medium. It’s like YouTube but for bloggers.
Since then, I’ve dived into learning about writing as much and as fast as possible.
I chose Nicolas Cole to be my unofficial writing teacher (after diving deep into David Perell and Julian Shapiro’s work) because I liked his worldview. After my bad experience with my first online course, I became skeptical about the online world. …
I suffer from having too many interests.
When I graduated from my nursing, I couldn’t pick a “specialty.” So I became a float nurse in a hospital that I worked in. I got deployed in different hospital areas, and I got exposed to all kinds of nursing.
I did that for almost a year, but I still couldn’t pick a home. I liked being a float nurse. I got to see everything and felt that I was picking many important skills in nursing. I floated everywhere except in the Emergency department.
One day, I decided to float there to see…
Monetization on the Internet: It seems like everyone is doing it and making it look so easy. Every platform you go on, it appears that everyone is making at least 10k/month. Is there anyone on the Internet who’s not making that much money?
Well, I’m not. But I’ve taken two comprehensive online courses that taught me how to make an income on the Internet.
Here’s what I've learned: there are many ways to make money online. But most entrepreneurs don’t tell you one of the key ingredients: build an online community.
Yes, you can technically make money without a community…
It’s absolutely okay not to know what you want in life.
Even though on some days, you feel like you’re on the right track. And on some days, you’re questioning your entire existence.
Sometimes, just as you think that you’ve figured it all out, doubts will continue to creep up and will try to stop you from becoming the highest version of yourself.
And that’s okay.
Let it in, welcome it. Accept it.
Because it’s not going anywhere.
Sometimes ironically, when you stop and pay attention to your surroundings and be in the present moment…that’s when the emotion you’re trying…