If you’ve ever wanted to become an actor but have felt that the industry is too competitive, the art is too difficult to learn, and only certain kinds of people are successful…hopefully, today’s interview will challenge your thinking and encourage you to just GO FOR IT!
Last year, I started watching Donald Glover’s critically-acclaimed show, “Atlanta” on FX. I’m a total Donald Glover fan. In my opinion (and in the opinion of lots of decision makers in the entertainment industry), he’s one of the most gifted creatives of his generation.
Donald Glover is an actor, writer, producer, director, comedian, rapper, singer, and songwriter, and DJ. Basically, he’s a creative polymath – exceptionally skilled in multiple areas.
I was a fan before I even knew I was a fan, because he used to write for “30 Rock.” I was watching (and loving) the show before I’d heard of him. Meanwhile, my 19 year old daughter knows EVERYTHING Donald Glover and has followed him for years.
Donald raps, sings, and song-writes under the name Childish Gambino. If you watched “Get Out” earlier this year, you heard his song “Redbone” as the film was beginning.
(His DJ moniker is McDJ. lol)
Anyway…back to FX’s “Atlanta.” I’ve never been so excited to watch a TV show in my life. When it ended, I re-watched it three or four times.
If you’ve been trying to get a better understanding of affiliate marketing and how you might do it for a living, keep reading.
A little while ago, I was talking to one of my daughter’s friends who is skeptical about online marketing, network marketing, social media marketing, and affiliate marketing. Basically, he calls everything a scam.
If you’ve been trying to figure out how to start a side business or create a full-time self-employed business, I don’t think there’s anything better than learning how to write for a living. And if you want to be a writer, there are lots of types to choose from.
You can be a novelist, or a blogger or a freelance article writer. Or you can go into copywriting. I think it’s the best writing career if you’re just starting out writing.
Now…I’m a bit partial to it because that’s what I do, but I hope you’ll hang in there with me for a few minutes so you can see the potential upside.
Hint: I know self-employed writers who earn in excess of a million dollars, annually doing what I do.
When I first started out writing for a living, I had no idea how to do it efficiently or well. All I knew is that I wanted to write for a living.
I spent HOURS creating content and then syndicating that content. I’m embarrassed to say that it took me YEARS to learn how to stop self sabotaging, but I did eventually get there.
And, today, I want to help you understand the five things that you are going to need if you’re going to ever succeed at writing full-time.
I started copywriting towards the middle/end of 2014 because I didn’t think that I could blog for a living. Blogging was what I really wanted to do, but I’d gotten these emails from Ryan Deiss saying that blogging was dead somewhere around 2011…
…and I believed him.
So I by the time 2014 rolled around, I’d totally given up on that.