SKB ArticlesTrending News

How To Make Your Passion Bring You Money | My True life Story

Make Your Passion Bring You Money
Are you passionate about a cause or project but cannot get it done because you do not have the money? Are you passionate about Writing but you are broke? Then you should hear this! No matter how passionate and vision-oriented you are, if you do not have the capacity to push that vision, you will be frustrated someday. I know that you have that big vision but there is more needed. From my days as a young guy, I had always wanted to go into Youth Development and Advocacy and Job Creation. It was something that I was so passionate about. In fact, if you hear me speak about my plans for young people back then, you will be shocked at my vision. When days became months and months became years, I discovered that the path I was towing was the right path but at the wrong time.
.
Why?
Because you cannot advocate for a cause that requires funds when you do not have a means of making MONEY! Before you become a typing warrior, kindly wait! Now, read slowly… You have no source of income.
You have no high-income skill. You have no job. You are dependent on another person for your needs. And you want to start something that takes money from you? Where would you pluck it from? The earlier you understand that passion without profit is zero, the better for you.
.
Have you seen people who have big dreams but while in the process of executing that dream, they get frustrated and give up? It is because they do not earn despite their sacrifices. Believe it or not! Passion without money equals frustration.
.
Everything isn’t money, right? Chill!
Until you are in a situation where you cannot unlock an opportunity because you do not have money to travel to unlock it. No, don’t expect me to mince words. I am NOT a motivational speaker. This was my story too.
Between 2016 to 2018, I was in dire need of a profitable direction and path. I had already discovered my purpose way long before then but it was beginning to make sense to me that WITHOUT MONEY, NOTHING CAN HAPPEN. At that time, I had launched a youth-visioned movement in my head. I would talk to myself about how I wanted to impact lives and engage the youths in highly intellectual discussions. I had a picture of me speaking to hundreds and thousands of young people and having them experience a mind shift…
But there I was in 2018, clueless, pained and frustrated. Everything I planned to do was watered down because I didn’t have the capacity. I had this big picture in my head but lacked the mechanisms to effect execution. Fast forward to when I had the experience that changed my life forever.
.
It was a Friday evening and I was on my bed gazing at the company I had launched back in 2014, SamBoad Business Group Limited when I began to ask myself that difficult question:
.
HOW CAN YOU ACHIEVE ALL THESE DREAMS YOU HAVE?
It was indeed a tough one because I began to tell myself the truth. The truth that I was broke and had nothing doing. The truth that even if I waited till I graduated, I may not get the job that can fund this vision. The truth that I needed to discover or learn skills that will bring me the funds I needed. And yes, it was that experience that led me to discover my writing skill and turn it into a business. However, just discovering my writing skills and turning it into a business didn’t bring me this far.
.
Dear writer, creative, expert…
Do not stop at just discovering your skills or talent and building a business around it. To your skill, add influence building. You need to accept that not all writers, designers, developers, etc are the same. There are people in these categories who have not just proved to be competent but have built influence in their industry. And yes, they are paid way above others because they are not just experts but have built influence.
Influence is powerful. People tend to have higher regard and respect for those who have built influential brands. It’s not magic. They were intentional about this.
.
.
Another important thing is that you should pay attention to your personal branding. How well do you want to be perceived online? How do you position online? There are certain metrics that are needed for you to stand out from the crowd. If I come across the portfolio of 10 writers, yours should stand out. Your personal brand creates a unique perception about what you do and gives you market acceptability. It also makes you to be paid more than others. Talking about being highly paid, there are two categories of writers: the HIGHLY PAID WRITERS and OTHERS. A lot of writers are in the second category because they are earning peanuts. If you do not know how to market and sell high ticket offers, you will be that writer who keeps writing yet you are broke.
.
Again, if the only thing you have is PASSION, you will someday get frustrated. To your passion, add PROFIT. I am PROFIT DRIVEN the same way I am PASSION DRIVEN. It is my passion in my business that helps me make a lot of profit. It is also my passion for Youth Development and Job Creation that makes me work hard to fund my world-class events. But first, I am on a path that has proved to be profitable. This is why you must look beyond your passion and ask: IS THIS PATH PROFITABLE?
.
If NO, you may need to have a rethink. Do not spend your time on an unprofitable path just because you have a passion for it. You can turn a skill into a passion and build a business around it. And when you find a profitable path, ensure you build great passion around it. This way, you run and live a balanced life doing what you love and making money from it.
.
This is WISDOM! PASSION plus PROFIT is the goal!!!
.
SKB News Magazine appreciate you a lot for reading!  If you enjoyed this piece by Samuel Kwame Boadu, kindly hit the share button and help others to also see it. You can also like our Facebook page so you know when we make new posts or Click to JOIN our Telegram Channel were we post JOBS + TIPS
.
written by Samuel Kwame Boadu

Related posts

Leave a Comment

Samuel Kwame Boadu

Enjoy reading our contents?

Receive the latest news right in your inbox