The passion economy has enabled more people to make a living doing what they love thru content creation.
We are living in exciting times where we are able to transform into anything we want.
You can be:
• A publisher writing your own ebooks
• A director creating your own videos
• A radio host speaking on your own podcast
• An educator teaching on webinars
The possibilities are endless.
If you can write, draw, make music, take photos or videos, you have the power to create your own job.
It is no surprise that 90% of businesses use content as part of their marketing strategy.
While automation can create simple content, it is never going to be able to tell a story effectively like humans.
How do you make money from creating content?
Write articles or blogs
Writing is a great way to start creating content. You can monetise your blog by adding referral links, affiliate links and ads to your article. You can also sell your own products or services thru writing.
Post content on social media
Once you have built a sizeable amount of engagement, you can get paid for posting content.
As for YouTube, you can get paid thru ads and sponsorships on your videos. There are companies willing to pay you to advertise their products or services.
Sell your services and merchandise
You can write ebooks, create online courses and make your own merchandise for your followers to buy.
Ebooks are free to create and as long as you are able to write well and design the cover of the ebook, you would be able to publish one to sell.
As for online courses, you can teach a course on platforms like Udemy and generate income from it.
You can also sell merchandise like mugs, t-shirts, toys and souvenirs to your fans and make some money there.
What are the benefits of becoming a content creator?
Be your own boss
It is not impossible to work for yourself. Many content creators have proven this and have become their own bosses.
It will take time for you to become successful with your blog or YouTube channel but if you are passionate about what you create, you will soon see the fruits of your labour.
Doing what you love
Most people dream of doing what they love. But guess what? You can achieve that through content creation. Content creation allows you to truly enjoy what you are doing. If it is something you love doing, it will not feel like work at all.
Make money while you sleep
Imagine making money while you do other things. By writing a blog, an ebook, or creating an online course, you will be generating income from the referral links, affiliate links and ads.
This is because your digital asset is working for you and creating additional income.
Becoming a content creator means you can choose your work schedule. Even if you have a full-time job where you have to work 8 hours a day, you can still be a part-time content creator where you can dedicate 1–2 hours of your time to create content.
Creating content part-time may help you find your passion. It could even make you a steady income in the long run.
Times have changed and there are so many ways to make money online. Many office jobs will someday be automated but you still need humans to create social media content, write blogs and create videos.
There are a plethora of tutorials where you can learn, read, watch or take classes to learn content creation and monetise from it.
There are zero excuses for not creating content and the best time to start now.