Ideas are not the same as the work
We love the “idea” of doing a lot of things, but not the work to actually get them done.
We love consuming great things, things that took a lot of time and effort, but to love the process of tedious refinement is one that few people can say they dream about.
Over the next few posts, let’s explore some of the ways that you can make generating an income online.
Writing: The easiest way to get started because you probably already have the skills you need to click publish. The difficulty/reward matrix usually applies when almost anyone can get online and start making things for almost no marginal cost.
Audio: A bit more complicated than writing, but with platforms like Anchor to help you produce and distribute your podcasts you’ll be up and running within minutes after hitting save on your mp3 file.
Video: Like writing and audio, if you have something to say, you can just say it to the camera.
Programming: A much higher bar to entry, but with tools like codecademy, CS50, udacity, W3schools and Youtube tutorials, following along to a video walk through isn’t the same challenge as translating an idea of your own into a workable prototype.
Next article, we will dive deeper into each and discuss the paths to monetization.