I decided to stick with the #BEDM prompt today and talk “Passion Projects – what do you love and would like to make money out of”.
In an ideal world I would love to be paid for writing. I can (and often do) spend hours at a time writing, whether it be something that I will share here on the blog or not. I find putting pen to paper or tapping away on the laptop rather therapeutic and it often helps me to organise my thoughts. I mostly partly decided to take to take part in the #BEDM challenge in trying to, well, challenge my writing and be a bit more creative with it. So far I have not succeeded, I haven’t stuck to the prompts but use the excuse that it has been Harry’s birthday and I felt a little overwhelmed by it, wanting to make it special for him as he was so excited. I want to try to stick to the prompts a little more to see if I am more creative than I give myself credit for, although I fear I am setting myself up for failure! I have often thought about trying to get myself “out there” so to speak, setting up a copy-writing business myself but I think I need a lot more practise and have a lot to learn, not that I have the first idea of where to start!
I would also like to be paid to be social. At least social with the aid of a screen. Yes, I am talking Facebook and Twitter. I am not confident on G+ as yet but I am determined to crack that soon as well. With Twitter in particular, I feel I have learned a lot in how to try to get a message across in as few characters as possible.
I suspect neither of these come as much as a surprise though. After all, I think most bloggers would love to be paid for to write or for spending time on social media.
These are things that I would like to do, as things stand at the moment.
In the event of some miracle I am ever well enough again to get a “real” job outside of the home, I would really like to work with disadvantaged young people in some way, although I haven’t really thought that through so much. I would like to be able to make a positive difference in a similar way that a few people made a difference to me, just being someone to listen to, like a mentor or confidant.
Do you work and if so, is it something you are passionate about or is it a means to an end? If you could do anything as a means for an income, what would it be?