Fired No More

July 5, 2012 at 3:29 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , )

I looked for a job, a new career, anything, for a long time. Living in a remote, and highly economically depressed area, there wasn’t anything, not even flipping burgers at fast food. As the months of my unemployment dragged on, I started concentrating on my dreams, and I began writing.

I found a way to pick up some spare change by writing articles at the Yahoo Contributor Network. I joined a local support group for writers, and collaberated on some works and was published. From there, people started “discovering” me on Yahoo and the short story anthologies, and I started being hired to produce sales copy for many different clients. I even created a gig and started selling my services writing articles, press releases and more for $5 each on Fiverr. For contrast, keep in mind that most writers charge $100 to $600 for a decent press release. I made scores of new connections on Fiverr, and some people became my business partners. Now, I write the content for several “authority sites,” in the health and wellness industry and I am making a unbeleiveable sum of money from the ad revenue that I split with my business partners. Now, my challenge is finding the time making all of my deadlines for my sales copy projects to find time to work on my fiction and non-fiction historical writings.

If you are like me and the economy has left you behind and you are without a job, or if you find that you are trapped in a job you hate, please believe me when I say that no matter what it costs you, you must do whatever is necessary to find out what you are passionate about and then find a way to make money at it. A little over a year ago, I had no idea how I was going to make it when I lost my job, but now that I have embraced my dreams and pursued my passion, I find that I need to get in touch with my former employer and thank them for laying me off so I would have no choice but to follow my dreams of being a writer and actually start doing it.

Everyone has a talent, a gift, and it is up to us to not waste it, to not neglect it. Can’t find a job? Make one of your own! It can seem impossible, but when you start embracing your true purpose, doors will open up and you truly can live the life of your dreams.

This is my last post on this blog. I am not “fired too” anymore, I am living my dreams! …and, you can too if you will be brave and step out in faith and believe in yourself!

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