I have never had a 9-to-5 job, I’ll give you a few seconds to let that sink in. I love to work. I’m doing something all day everyday. I truly believe it’s what keeps me sharp. So you can imagine my confusion at 13 when I told my parents I wanted to get a job and they made a very simple point. “how are you going to get there?” I don’t drive, I never have. I don’t have the vision or the reflexes for it. Me out on the highway in the driver seat of a car, would do more damage then Mr. Magoo after getting his latest pair of eyeglasses. Yes my parents could have gotten me there, but that’s a lot to ask someone on a daily basis when you already ask so much.
I love sitting around, playing video games and watching TV more than I should, but at some point in every kids life, you have bills to pay and they kind of sneak up on you. you wake up one day and realize that stuff. like video games, costs money and most of it costs more than you have. So you start trying to find ways to make some. In a previous post I talked about sweeping out the Junior high by pulling a Broom behind my chair. That was my first job at the age of about 13 I made a dollar a day. I have had a job ever since.
I’ve done video editing, audio editing, band management, social media management for a Company. I’ve been a standup comedian in virtual worlds, I promoted indie music. That’s a few jobs that I’ve had. I didn’t get rich doing any of them . I did them because I had to do something. As you probably gathered from this blog, I’m not a big fan of sitting around just glad to be alive.
I started this blog/media experience as a way to share my book. I wanted something ever-expanding that readers could come back to. I want to make this my new job. The lady that built this site goes by the name of Evie Marie. Honestly this whole thing was her idea. She works from home as well, for reasons she may explain in a post of her own later, hint hint.
You may be reading this thinking, “man I would love to work from home, that sounds awesome” it is awesome, but it’s also very hard. There is no structure, if I want to take the day off, I can but that means I won’t make money today that I may need for bills tomorrow.
Legitimate work-at-home jobs are hard to find. Do a quick Google search. Now, how many results pop up that don’t look like a scam. If you’re using the same Google I am, the answer is, not many.
The main reason for this is simple. Most companies want their employees to actually come into a building for work because they want to make sure said employee is actually doing work. The people who are successful working at home are those who started their own business and don’t answer to anyone.
That’s what Evie and I are trying to do with this blog. We’d like to make a business out of inspiring and making you laugh every day. It’s a blast, and we love doing it. That said, it takes a serious amount of time and effort. I’m using speech recognition to do this post, and it works okay but I’m having to stop and correct every third word, to the computer I must sound like the teacher from the Peanuts cartoons.
I say something like ” I am here to inspire you” and the computer hears” I am here to rewire you”. I type using one finger, so speech recognition is still faster than typing, but not by much. From start to finish this single post will take me about an hour to write, I’m not complaining just saying I desperately need a secretary. When we blow up and take over the Internet, I’m going to hire one of you to type. The job might also have the added benefit of getting to ride around on my wheelchair. Before we get there we need your support. It’s not mandatory but if you like what you see and don’t mind chipping in we certainly appreciate it. New rims on my wheelchair ain’t cheap. If you can’t donate that’s cool to. You can help us spread the word. Help us become the new sensation on Facebook and twitter. if a YouTube video of a piano playing cat can you get 50 million views, so can we, but only with your help. This blog has to be at least as cool as a piano playing cat. If it’s not, leave us a comment or an email and tell us what you’d like to see. Whatever it is I’ll do my best to make it happen. unless off course you want to see the piano playing cat, in which case, I give up.
Happy reading everybody 🙂