- Business and Employment
Why you shouldn't get a job
A guide to start living on your own
When I worked retail for a couple months I learned a lot about the work world as well as myself. I'd be lying if I said it was a great experience. I mean sure I gained some friends and got along great with everyone (except the manager) but I didn't really feel in control of my life when I was there. It was like I was some pawn in some rich guys scheme to make money. Even though this probably wasn't the case it still felt that way to me. Another person was in control of what I do and how I acted. I can't tell you how many times I heard things like, "put a smile on", "be friendlier", "don't be yourself." Ok, the last one wasn't said exactly, but it sure was implied through everything else I was told by the boss. What was I going to do. I could stay there and let my life be ruled by someone other than myself, or I could quit and become my own man.
Now how could I become my own man all of the sudden with no college degree and no money. That's when I turned to babysitting. Babysitting gave me a chance to do things with a little more control and it was fun not having to wear a uniform and have someone watch over me all the time like Big Brother. I was definitely more happy than I was as a cashier at a retail store. However, after a few weeks at this job I started to feel more and more disconnected with it. I mean sure I was happier, but I didn't feel doing something I wasn't really passionate about for right dollars an hour wasn't a good fit for who I am. That's when I turned to the internet.
There is so much misinformation about the internet out in the real world. Everyone thinks everything is a scam and there is no way to make any money. I always knew that what those people were saying wasn't the truth. For example, when I started building a website about horror movies on highly regarded website back when I was in retail, my manager told me that all those things were scams. Huh? could it be that she was the one scamming me so I would go my whole life being a happy little slave, never questioning the widely accepted beliefs.
Even with all the limits people were trying to place on me I continued looking for a way to make money doing something I loved that allowed me to be my own person. I read about Google ad sense and saw that was a great way to start generating revenue. All I had to do was generate worthwhile content and get people to read it and I would do great. I knew I had to try for my peace of mind at least. That's when I came across Hub Pages and Webanswers. I saw that people were generating income from providing meaningful content to people through answering questions and posting informative articles.
How I know this is a great fit for myself? Because I love writing and I love expressing myself through writing. I want to reach as many people as I can and hopefully teach them as well a learn from them. I'm so glad I have found my calling. With what I know now, I can tell you that I will be working my heart out to provide as much content as I can. I'm still growing out of the idea of working for someone else and I know this is where I belong. I will continue writing no matter what. This can work for you to if you just follow your passion and do what you love. It's that easy. It's going to be awhile before I can actually generate enough money to quit my job as a babysitter, but as the days go by I'm finding more and more ways to become free and be happy doing what I love.