I've known broken.
I have sat hand in hand with childhood sexual abuse survivors, seething - tree hugging preservationists and written and researched scores of mind body soul fodder for international television. I have pulled myself up from the backside of recovery, experienced ill health, acute emotional traumas and have had brain stem surgery. I now value life.
I write. I gift my researching abilities to envirnomental groups, advocacy organizations and non profit organizations. I have achieved compassion for mankind - but let's face it... it doesn't pay my mortgage... um mortgages.
As a television producer wanting to re purpose broadcast footage, I have tried the route of the magazine app industry. Our iPad exclusive, iTunes interactive magazine app lasted a year. Our developer suffered a stroke at 34. He lost feeling in his left side and the memory and ability to access our magazine account. Presently he awaits thyroid surgury. Cancer, I think.
So the mag app became a Ezine and I put it online. It's free to access. I don't get paid.
Somewhere in the midst of my acclaimades (WWF Canada has recognized me as an Earth Hour Captain & I have been awarded by my local MPP), I have lost the ability to "earn a couple of dirty ol dollars"!
How does one profit from experience? Networking? Online forum/sites such as you inc provide helpful insights. There are different kinds of people. Those that have a knack for fianances, those with entrepreneural savy and those that ooze with creativity. Combined - the various traits can make one heck of a business person!
I enjoy reading thru the many posts, questions and stories. I'd like to network further. I welcome any advise on how to take my passion (energy philosophy) and make a career out of it (and not a hobby)
See what I do: www.energyworksmagazine.com