Short Note On Creativity.


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It’s one of those constant dilemmas in the life of a creative, how to earn some extra money without it impacting your creativity. After all, when you’re coming up with new blog ideas, it can be thoroughly infuriating if you have to do something you don’t care about. This is doubly so if you’re working in a job that takes so much of your time and energy when you have no interest in it in the first place. So what can you do to follow this creative path, but also earn money at the same time?

Put Your Skills To Good Use

You write blogs! Naturally, your skills suit blog writing jobs, copywriting and editing. Because writing is one of those intellectual pens you continually need to sharpen, it makes logical sense to work in the areas that can keep your skills finely tuned. The hard part is breaking into these areas because they can be very competitive. But there are numerous websites that accept submissions, and once you get one published under your name, this can open you up to apply for various other roles within article writing. There are plenty of websites that show up-to-date listings of copywriting, blogging, script writing, and editing jobs, being one of many. And while you may not have creative control over the output in the same way as you would your own blog, you are still writing nonetheless, giving you the opportunity to write in different tones of voice, and expanding your palate further.

Be Clever In How You Earn Your Money

Earning money while being creative sounds like an oxymoron to some, and if you are struggling to break in, or you want to completely focus on your own work, you’ll have to find a way to earn additional income on the side. Side hustles are one of those overused terms, but it’s one of the best ways to make a passive income. A passive income is where something can help you to accrue money without you necessarily putting your heart and soul into it, and on there are a few ideas to try. Beware, because when there are passive income streams like investing, you do have to put the time into it, not necessarily your heart and soul. But this is a hallmark of the modern world. We see so many creatives going from part-time job to part-time job or waiting tables in the hope that the next creative job offering is the one that helps them transcend to the next plateau. But what so many of us creatives don’t think about is that is the industry is based around business. This means you need to have some sort of business acumen if you are working your hardest to manage your own creative career. In this respect, finding some income streams that provide some money for you on the side so you can focus on your creative passions is common sense.

Nobody likes the idea of the hard slog when we feel we’ve got so much more to give, and so if you are stuck in this quandary, it’s about implementing these two processes. At the end of the day, if you feel you are getting your creative itch scratched, this is attaining success in a competitive industry.


Hi! I'm Chaz. I'm the Founder of The Green Button Project, I run my own mental health blog, and I'm also a mental health volunteer with Time to Change and I also love dogs.

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