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You’re not alone.

You quit your job. You hustle and work hard. Clients are pouring in and you’ve never been so motivated.

But then one day, you experience a dry spell… and it goes on for weeks. Sometimes even months. Now what?

I get it — being an entrepreneur is lonely. In fact, there are days when I wake up feeling sluggish and think to myself, “Maybe I should just work for somebody else. It would be so much easier.”

But then I think of all the wonderful things I like about working for myself and I remember why I started in the…

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What you do on a daily basis contributes to your overall income.

Eight years ago, I was completely lost in life. I had just moved to a new city, hoping to start on a clean slate. Maybe nobody would know how just fucked up I really was. Perhaps I could re-invent myself and become the opposite of who I was back home.

At the time, it sounded like a good idea. In fact, it was great. I met tons of people. I threw parties. I introduced myself as someone I wasn’t. …

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Review of my latest earnings.

Happy June 1st, everyone!

The end of the month has finally reached and I’m happy to report that I was able to bring home $452.35 USD — which converts to $545.09 CAD for me. Yippee!

(*Edit: Upon publishing this post, I actually received a $500 bonus, which resulted in $952.35 for May. That converts to $1154.78 in Canadian dollars.)

I’ll be honest: I was rather surprised with the results, considering I’ve only written in January and May of this year. 2021 has been a busy one for me and I’ve been laser-focused on some of my other passions.

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How to generate an extra $2-$5K per month.

When COVID-19 hit, a lot of our financial situations changed. Whether you lost your job or decided to become better at saving money, having a side hustle is one of the best ways to pay off your debt.

On top of my full-time job, I currently have a few side hustles that have helped grow my retirement savings. Some of them have even started generating passive income.

A good side hustle is flexible and pays well for the work you're providing. However, some require a little bit more commitment than others depending on how much you are planning on making.

Why I Decided To Invest in a Side Hustle

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9 effective ways of writing engaging articles.

To my surprise, I woke up to a $500 bonus a week ago. I was astonished. I had not been on Medium for 4 months and just started to get motivated about writing again due to an article of mine that recently went viral.

I know how painful it can be when a story goes unnoticed. When I first started writing on the platform, some of the articles I had written barely got any reads.

But then I started taking notes on what brought more attention and what didn’t.

I started tweaking my writing and re-invented the way I told…

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Start building a name for yourself.

Let’s face it: working in the arts is highly competitive. But don’t ever for a second think that you won’t be making money.

Because the truth is: when you’re good at what you do, people will pay you for it. A lot.

Trust me. This whole “creative jobs don’t pay” thing is a whole load of crap. And that’s coming from someone who’s been around for 15 years now.

Here are some things that I have learned over the course of my career. And I think they are important factors to consider while building a name for yourself.

1. Be Prepared To Be Criticized

First things…

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Maybe it’s not about how much you’re making.

Do you ever wonder why people are in better financial situations than you, even though your salary is much higher?

The truth is, it doesn’t matter how much you make. It’s all about how you save and how you invest your money.

Like others, I always have great intentions at the beginning of each month. Yet there are times where 100% of my money is gone by the end of it.

If you’re struggling to save money right now, you’re not alone. I live in one of the most expensive cities in the world and it hasn’t been easy.


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If you don’t find a way to make money while you sleep, you will work until you die.

Passive income is something we all dream about. Yes, that sweet passive income that keeps growing while you are sleeping.

I think we can all get on board with that.

So, how can you create more income streams in 2021?

First, you need to educate yourself and define what passive income really means.

In general, passive income is the money you earn from assets you control — such as things that other people value, cash, real estate, etc)

However, assets usually take either time to build or cost a ton of money.

So, let’s dive in and talk about the…

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Yes, there are challenges — but the rewards are huge.

Working for yourself can be extremely rewarding, but it can also be challenging at times. No matter how much research you do, how many motivational books you read — there will still be moments where you feel frustrated or question whether or not you made the right move.

I’ve been working for myself full-time since 2018, but I’m still learning new things all the time. Being self-employed isn’t always easy, but I absolutely love it and feel myself growing every day.

I realize that a lot of people don’t understand my process or day-to-day life sometimes. Last week I found…

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To help me on the good and bad days.

Life is constantly moving. Everything changes daily and gradually. You learn to love people and you learn to lose them. You make mistakes and gain lessons along the way.

You get hurt but you also fight back stronger than ever — knowing that every day is a new opportunity to grow into the person you want to be.

Here is a list of reminders to help me on good and bad days. And to also help anyone who might need to hear them too.

  1. Do not be afraid to walk away. From your job, your relationship, your friends. Anything that doesn’t make you happy does not deserve your time or energy.
  2. Celebrate your mental health journey. When was the first time you saw a counselor? Asked…

Katy Velvet

A 33-year-old writer with a lifetime of stories about mental health, gender inequality and an incurable obsession with cats.

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