Possibilities and Opportunity
"WHAT ARE WE DOING TODAY, BRAIN?"
"THE SAME THING WE DO EVERYDAY, PINKY. TRY TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD!"
So, if you know what cartoon that came from you are my hero. I actually woke up this morning with this on my mind. The "world" being my current and future niches. My current niche is in the realm of artwork, primarily my own.
I decided one day to give photography a shot due to a business idea I had way back when. The problem with that initial business plan was that there was way too much red tape for me to cut through in order to get licensed and so forth.
I decided to trim that idea down and build it into something else. I was quickly able to establish my LLC and take off from there. I put together a list of themes for photoshoots and began trying to find a couple models for my first few shoots.
"Considering the selfie epidemic in the world it is surprisingly hard to find people to pose for my camera even though they get paid well."
So, my first couple shoots were with the same model and we covered two different themes. As with the initial business idea that turned into something else, so did the final images of these photoshoots.
Not so much the images, because I captured what I wanted, but the final product. I took these images over to photo shop and began to play with a few ideas that came to mind during the shoots. The results were "Emotional, thought provoking, and controversial" artwork!
I was a little skeptical of my ability to "create" as I began the process, but after finishing my first piece I thought to myself, "Damn, I would buy this! People will buy this!" Not because I am a Pro Photographer or a master of Photoshop, because I am niether, but due to the emotion in that image, the connection that some would feel, and the fact that it is so open to interpretation. The title of this image, "Imprisoned: Prisoner of Thought"
Upon completion of this image I saw the possibilities of what my company could become. I feel like it could REALLY take off, but I have had several set backs and they are always based off financial struggles, available time, and of course general motivation.
Financial struggles and available time will remain a factor until I succeed in making sufficient sales, but the motivation aspect is no longer an issue due to the opportunity I have here at Wealthy Affilliate.
If you read my short bio then you know that this is my second time here at WA. The first time I joined I came into it as with a "get rich quick" frame of mind. Although this was several years ago I still look back on that and I know that I failed before I even started. I entered my venture with the intention of judging my success based on profit and nothing else. All the goals I set for myself were income based. Though I learned a lot in my short time here back then, my efforts did not make me a single dime. Guess what, I only gave it like 3 weeks, lol.
This time around is much different as I have no clear cut financial goals. Sure, I know I would be happy making this amount and ecstatic making that amount. I know what I need to make in order to quit my job and do this full time, but that is not so much a goal, it is the reality of things.
My goals now are quality and progress based and through "quality progress" the money will come without limits.
I'd like to thank Kyle and Carson for building Wealthy Affiliate and of course the community here for making it a wonderful place to be. The knowledge shared here is truely priceless!
If you have read this far take a moment to really take in the amount and level of knowledge you get from WA and its community. If that is not enough to make you feel like you can take over the world I don't know what would give you that feeling.
WE CAN ALL SUCCEED! I WILL SUCCEED!