It's Time to Level Up
There is too much content out there now. It’s overwhelming and there’s always something out there that seemingly caters just to your exact tastes. It could be a YouTube channel, TV show, podcast, blog, or something else. Whatever it happens to be, it’s probably doing more for them than it is for you.
Creators can form communities, build authority and earn money for simply putting something out to the world. Consumers can’t. (Merky Ace sent out a now-deleted tweet about this very thing earlier in the year that I actually bookmarked, and now I’m annoyed I didn’t screenshot it).
You don’t have to be especially skilled or knowledgeable to become a creator. You can just document as you learn something and still get the same benefits. I’ve seen so many begin blogs, eBay businesses and ecommerce sites and document them via Twitter, Instagram or YouTube. There’s no reason why you can’t do the same and get rewarded for it.
1. Establish What You’re Drawn To
It’s probably become
2. Identify What You’re Good At
Are you a good talker? Decent at writing? Know how to put together a nicely-edited video? Establish your strengths and apply them to the most suitable medium for you. You may have a thing for wordplay. In that case, your creations may be print-on-demand t-shirts. You might be a great problem solver. In that case, you may decide to create something in a question and answer format.
3. Separate Entertainment from Education
I used to lie to myself and think that just because I was watching YouTube channels run by people that often make business content that I was learning something from everything they put out. In reality, I had fallen for the personality and didn’t want to miss out on any of their uploads. Be honest with the content you’re consuming (like I wasn’t for some time) and figure out what you really want/need to continue taking in.
4. Wein Yourself Off the Things You Don’t Need
When you have a limited amount of time in your day and you want to introduce extras, something’s got to give. If you’re going to become a consumer, you’re going to have to find the time to make things for your audience. As long as it’s good, there’s always going to be someone interested in what you have to say.
5. Find Your New Calling
There are so many things out there for
6. Get Creating
It’s that time. Get going. Make whatever is calling you. Learn as you go. Create. Build.