Dad Solopreneur, It Starts With The First Post

I’m tired, exhausted. Right now I just want to lay in bed at home and take a long nap. My eyes close as I phase outside reality for a couple of moments before coming back to the full spectrum of light.

Just been working my butt off after a severe slap from Facebook. They had basically blocked my ability to post any linked articles for a month. After some investigation I determined that two of my partners’ articles were the culprit, but that will be a topic for another time.

Rewind 5 days in the past and I was planning on what to do for a big giveaway as I learned from a well-known Internet Marketer. My page was suffering from engagement because I was a bit clumsy and unfocused for a few weeks prior.

But anyways, what does this have to do with anything? Well to start things off, right off the bat I’ll tell you that I am no writer. I mean, I write but in a pretty much the way I speak. I don’t worry so much about grammar because that’s not me, I have no degree in literature or English. I simply write as words come to my mind.

With that being said, the purpose of this blog is just to write my thoughts here, and also share with you some of my adventures, some of the stuff I do, software, training, and products I use, techniques, etc., all for the purpose of earning money online in a more meaningful way. So essentially, this blog is like a vehicle to express all the stuff I go through as an army of one “solopreneur” dad.

That’s right. Everything pretty much started back around 5 years ago when I was looking for ways to earn extra money online here and there. After all, life is expensive in a world dominated by the big buck.

I was going and still am to a degree through a transition where I am disliking the job model more and more as the days go by. I mean really, who in their right mind spends half of their days (more like life) and often more working their butts off until they grow old and die?

I mean, if you love what you do, then that makes things a lot easier to the point where it doesn’t feel like a job anymore, if that’s the case then awesome! That definitely helps, and if you are happy with that by all means you should probably stop reading right now because this blog will probably not be for you.

But then there are some who love what they do but still feel that formal jobs take away a great deal of their time that they would rather spend with their families or doing something fun.

Being a little more realistic though, why do people even work? Most will say it’s to earn a living, to get money for shelter, food, car. etc. I think we all know that.

But the sad thing is that most people don’t even live, they just exist. A lot of times a job is only enough to provide for the basics for you and your family, and sometimes not even that.

That’s one of the reasons I started digging for other ways, and so that’s one of the things of how this whole thing started for me.

Up to this point I’ve spent lots and lots of time and money trying and doing many different things. I even got scammed by a few marketers in the process. That really sucks.

Anyways, there is one thing I learned through all these efforts and nights with little sleep. Do it because you love doing it, be as genuine as you can be, and do really intend to help people to the best of your ability, this will come back to you in one form or another.

Also, focus on one or two things. Don’t do the darn same mistake I did trying to do everything or too many things. Doing too many things will get you nothing.

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