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How to make money doing what we love

September 14, 2016

Making money from what we love to do isn’t always an option or at least it can feel that way. I could be rich if I had a dollar for every time somebody told me they didn’t choose a degree or a job because they loved it but because it brought in good money. The most successful feeling life or career is when you can make money doing what you love. This doesn’t mean you will start out this way. Often times, you have to work your way up to being able to work full time doing what you love.
I have a friend who is 26. That seems young but she started towards her career at 12-years-old and by the time she was 17, she was working in a college office while getting her degree. Now, the position she held at the college was not sunshine and roses and she often worked 2-4 jobs at all times. She got little sleep but kept pushing through because she knew it would pay off in the end. She eventually got married which allowed her to drop a couple of the jobs while continuing with her goal. She worked at the college for 8 years, being screwed over the whole way not only on pay but position as well. It was a toxic work environment to say the least. The job at the college was only part-time so she held another job at an insurance office in the mornings and worked at the college at night. This made for a 12-hour shift every day on top of Master’s classes. However, her dream was to be able to work from home teaching online so she could travel more often and experience the world. Getting a well-known name in a college along with the Master’s was a guaranteed teaching position. Sadly, the college was not all about taking care of their employees so she never ended up getting to teach through them. She saw it coming and started to use her skills and degrees to find another way to work from home making about what she would have from teaching. This resulted in taking on a third job writing for anybody who would let her. After a year, she had finally found Facebook groups and other social media that allowed her to connect with other people who needed her services. She was able to build a client base which guaranteed a weekly income. Once that was established, she quit both jobs and began to put all her focus on her business.
I tell you this story to tell you, there are ways to do what you love and make money from it. The woman from the story had a degree in English and that’s what she had wanted to teach. So, instead of giving up and trying to find another job, she kept her sites on what she loved (writing/English) and found a way to still use it. You notice, it took her a year of a lot of hard work to be able to do that. It didn’t happen overnight. The first thing you need to do is sit down and be honest with yourself about what it is you truly love to do. Be real too, don’t be like, “I enjoy eating.” Be realistic and honest about what could really bring you a great career. After that, start searching. The internet is FULL of opportunities. Just search the topic of what it is you love to do and start clicking and reading. You will be surprised what you find out. Make phone calls, send emails, and ask a ton of questions. Get really involved on social media in the area of interest you’re looking at. If school is needed or involved, get started on that aspect of it as well. Don’t wait, work hard and research a lot.
The woman in the story now works from home and makes $3-$4K a month just writing for people, doing what she loves. It didn’t come easy but she set her mind to it and did the research to find the opportunity. She now helps others use what they love to earn money. Her sister loves to do nail designs but couldn’t afford to go to school for it so she photographed the nail designs and sold the step-by-step process to website owners and bloggers. Everybody always asks her, “How in the world did you find out how to do that?” Her response is, “I literally just searched it on Facebook.” It’s that easy, folks. You just have to find out how to use your skills in a way that will make you money and it’s not going to be a get rich quick scheme. You’ll have to build a reputation and the whole kit and caboodle.

How to make money doing what we love

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    Tess
    September 14, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    That is what Im trying to do now. lol I love writing and would like to just do that.

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    Rae
    September 14, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    I love reading about the grit that it took to get to the success. A lot of people only see the finished product and remain focus on that and forget all about the hard work that goes on behind the scenes.

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    Meagan
    September 14, 2016 at 11:33 pm

    I know it was hard work but I appreciate your honesty.

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    Lisa Favre
    September 15, 2016 at 12:13 am

    This is really inspiring. Would totally love the idea of working from home doing what I love… especially while raising a family.

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    Brandy
    September 15, 2016 at 12:16 am

    Making money while doing something you love is a great feeling. I’m so much happier blogging than I was working a 9-5!

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    Theresa
    September 15, 2016 at 2:23 am

    This is what we are telling our daughter right now. She’s going to college next month and we are encouraging her to work towards something she loves, not something that will make her rich. If the two combine naturally, great. But we’d rather her be happy in her profession than slave her life away in a job she hates. This is great advice here!

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    Mixed Reviews
    September 15, 2016 at 5:32 am

    For me, it’s not an option to do a job that I don’t want to do. There are so many job options out there so I must be doing something that I look forward to every day or else what’s the point if I’m unhappy. I would love to make a full time income as a blogger. It feels so natural to me and like it’s what I was born to do so I feel really confident about my future success in blogging. I love reading about others who made their dreams come true.

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    Annemarie LeBlanc
    September 15, 2016 at 6:13 am

    I gave up a corporate job to follow my passion – writing. It was difficult at the start but when things started picking up, then it was better than that 9-5 job I used to have. I think all we need to do is to be patient, to never give up and keep our eyes open for opportunities!

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    Jeanine
    September 15, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    Love this. I love writing, and blogging has helped me make money doing what I love and i wouldn’t change it for anything. Its tough at times but its so rewarding. My girls want to get into blogging when they start high school, and see if they can make some money for college.

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    Amanda Love
    September 15, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    For a lot of people, this can be a struggle. To be honest, we don’t have to keep searching for what we like doing and make money from it, we just have to enjoy our jobs. Or at least be positive about it. I think these are awesome suggestions though.

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    Lindsey Paris
    September 15, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    It’s still amazing to me that we have the world of information at our fingertips… and we use it to share cat photos!! I youtube tons of tutorials.

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    Nicole Escat
    September 15, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    This is really a great read. I love what I am doing at the same time I am learning.

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    Brianne
    September 16, 2016 at 2:23 am

    This is such a great and inspiring post! It’s all about hard work and putting in the time. I had no idea I would love doing what I am doing and actually make money from it!

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    Rosey
    September 16, 2016 at 10:06 am

    It’s hard to work from home, really hard. I wasn’t one of the fortunate ones who could make it go. I had to go back into the workforce outside of the house, so I applaud those who find the groove!

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    Melisasource
    September 16, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    Working from home, doing what I love all while still providing for my family is all I could ask for. Of course it gets hard but its definitely worth it.

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    christina aliperti
    September 16, 2016 at 10:34 pm

    Choose a career you love and you will never work a day in your life. This is so true, when you love something it isn’t work.

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    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly
    September 19, 2016 at 1:23 am

    Wait, “I Enjoy Eating.” is NOT an option??? I am really good at it though. LOL 🙂

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