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Old July 4, 2024, 04:38 PM
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Default Sell astrology. The answer.

Reminds me of Ben Suarez' garage full of books with money tables in them, a product he loved and was proud of...but didn't sell a single copy, so along comes who? Gary Halbert. And sez, "Sell Astrology Ben."

Ben HATED the idea, initially refused, but desperation set in, and he gave it a try, next thing he knew, his stars aligned and he never looked back (at least not until he went to prison, had that in common with Gary too).

Now I am an MGM logo guy; "ars gratia artis" (art for art's sake)...and if one is an artist, and still wants to make money, he should consider a profitable side hustle. And maybe loving an above poverty lifestyle is love enough to keep one going.

I believe the mistake is made, about 98% of the time, with the initial choice to do something to make money. Or choosing what you love to do and commercializing that...not a great idea for most of us.

My broken record is ASSESSMENT, goal, view from rooftop, begin and adjust when the dogs in the street are getting ready to bite you in the ****.

Now it is possible for some to really do what they love, but I agree with Dien, not the best start up advice for anyone serious about making some moolah, especially with any speed at all.


Originally Posted by Dien Rice View Post
"Do what you love, and the money will follow..."

...So some people claim! I think it's obviously not necessarily true...

Not everything you may "love" is commercially viable...

I know of a guy who was a fan of Australian "old time radio"... Those radio serials they used to do, back in the 1940s or whenever... His love was specifically Australian old time radio serials...

He, in fact, wrote a whole book about it.

Sadly, he passed away quite a while ago, maybe 15 years ago. He left a whole garage full of his unsold books...

His interest in Australian old time radio was so narrow, that it was apparently not commercially viable, no matter how much he loved it... not enough others shared the love of it too...


Business can be hard. There are going to be setbacks. Dead ends. Potholes in the road. All kinds of difficulties...

You have to "power" through those somehow, and keep going!

If you're "doing what you love", you're more likely to do that!

So, I think the answer is neither one extreme, or the other... You need to be doing something commercially viable, but ideally, there should be some kind of "love" there too - to help power you through the difficulties you'll undoubtedly face somewhere on the journey!

Just my 2 cents...

Best wishes,

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