Even The Internet Cannot Provide A Sustainable Income In This Modern World

Even The Internet Cannot Provide A Sustainable Income In This Modern World

Whether it is automation or ad-pocalypses, there does not seem to be a way to settle down.


In the age of automation, reports are published routinely about how people are losing their jobs because the companies they work for decide to order robots to do their work at a lower long-term cost. This transition might be beneficial, considering how dangerous jobs like logging could be replaced with automated excavators, however different types of work would need to be created, which involves emotional intelligence and judgment, which are actions that machines cannot produce.

Since jobs are being replaced more frequently by robots, the importance of human labor is immediately called into question. An answer to that dilemma may be solved by adapting to this technologically advancing world, especially if people would need to learn as much trades as they can if their jobs will not last for decades. This type of solution would make sense considering how human beings will not be completely phased out and it might benefit not just the individual but also the rest of the business world and the government. Although automated services might be analogous to the automobile replacing stage-coaches, what happens when there are problems that plague these new income streams that can do away months or even years of dedication?

Although Patreon provides a sustainable living for creative professions, that stream of income can be just as liable as any other "regular" job of becoming compromised. The types of purging should not raise the question of whether people agree or not with the content creator, rather whether their own livelihoods might also be susceptible to being purged. Until moderators can keep their own system in check, the content creators are left to deal with the negative consequences of working creatively.

If you sign up for any site and start a brand, you are immediately beholden to that site. Not just the Terms of Service, but to any bad actors who wish to abuse the system in order to spite you and deprive you of your livelihood. In the YouTube world, it has become characteristic for popular influencers to be affected by fraudulent DMCA strikes--or "false flags"--and have their activities compromised. This type of predicament does not help when the moderations of the site are automated and cannot understand context, so a misunderstanding might be responded with such swiftness that leaves all the other content creators feeling ill-at-ease when producing content.

Perhaps this removal of context might not be a risky problem if it is understood by people inside and outside of the niche. When I try to put a brand on the internet, I do it in such a way that I can be able to show it to anyone, whether they are my family members, my professors, basically anybody whether it is a familiar, professional, or academic environment. As a result, I try my best to write material that I am not embarrassed by, or at the very least write material that is as convincingly well that anyone might be won over.

I also find it important to not put all of one's eggs in one basket. Even if a site moderates their content with a team of Constitutional lawyers (or at least people who are proficient in Constitutional law), the risk is still present for the purging of your content and livelihood. A solution to living in a time like 2019 would need to be in a constant state of education and career-searching. Considering the advent of MOOC sites like Udacity, Udemy, and EdX, this technological advance would be beneficial in that sense in that it helps people to adapt to it.

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If You Have A Project You Want To Grow, Crowdfunding May Be The Answer

The benefits of the crowdfunding phenomenon.


The idea of crowdfunding is exciting, isn't it? A small town poet can use a platform like GoFundMe or Patreon to sell their work directly to those who are looking for it. A community organizer can not only raise funds for an upcoming event, but they can also keep the funds coming in to raise money for the monthly expenses of running their group. A magazine editor can keep their readership engaged through multimedia as well as tangible perks in exchange for tiers of subscription costs.

Crowdfunding makes it so people can combine multiple engagement styles directly with target audiences for a common cause.

What really makes crowdfunding satisfying is getting monetary confirmation that what one is passionate about is supported. Money rules a lot of the world, and receiving money for creating or providing something for others is extremely fulfilling. Different than just going to work and earning a paycheck. Jobs employ workers to create or provide something that has already had a template of origination.

Crowdfunding is running one's own business of creation or providing goods without a bunch of the red tape. In fact, one could say that crowdfunding has allowed sites like Etsy to flourish. One can now make a pretty decent profit just making pins, Mickey ears, necklaces — whatever one can imagine — and get it directly in eyes of those interested. There's nothing to lose in crowdfunding, just the hour or so it may or may not take to set up the site.

Crowdfunding can also be used for temporary things like school funds, funeral funds, and recovery efforts. Need $10,000 to get through a semester at college? Have a sudden death in the family and need $5,000 to pay closing costs and unexpected expenses? Major world disaster like a hurricane or tsunami destroy an entire majorly populated area? GoFundMe is your answer. You'll most likely get twice as much funds then the goal you set.

There's now many crowdfunding sites out there. Outside of GoFundMe, the three biggies are Patreon, Indiegogo, and Kickstarter. So take your pick, make your page, and get some money!

And just in case you're wondering, yes I do have crowdfunding efforts out there for my projects! One for my personal writings, and one for my magazine.

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The Want To Be Skinny Versus The World

Wonder Woman's guide to gains.


Some days, well let's be real, most days I feel like it takes a superhero sent from up above to accomplish anything we have set out in front of us. Our goals, our jobs, projects, big tasks, big decisions. Occasionally it can be a bit much.

We try lifting heavier weights and struggle under the pressure while thinking to ourselves "If only I could be more like her." Instead of indulging in your favorite pancakes, you choose to get an egg white omelet. In hopes that maybe your stomach will be flatter too, like hers.

Stop that. Stop it right now. You're never gonna be like someone else, especially not a real person but some made up fantasy. You can't worry yourself and try and implement things into your life strictly based on what you see another person doing. All you can do is care for your body in a healthy way that works for you.

In today's world, it's really hard, it feels like society makes it so easy to be uneducated and overweight. School and healthy food cost way more then choosing a different path and getting a $1 cheeseburger.

On the other hand, it glamorizes people who only eat kale and drink water. Sure, they look fantastic in that evening gown that was sown onto her, but does she really look happy, or even able to breathe?

I try and focus on being better than yesterday. Noting all the triggers or events that took place, reactions that may have occurred and either try to A, make sure they don't happen again or B, be prepared for when they do.

I extend myself some grace, overall I am really devoted and if sometimes I choose rest over part of the daily routine, then that it okay and I must not beat myself up about it.

Reward yourself for reaching small goals, every little bit counts. Honestly, I have learned some of my favorite achievements thus far have not even been scale related. All of a sudden being able to knock out about 40 push ups at a time. Or the fact that I can now run for a solid 5 minutes. Jeans fitter better and a warmer heart, but that's probably from all that cardio!

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