I think we are all just dreamers...mabie a few bullshitters. I am an electrician by trade, tried a little bit of work for myself, but the market for tradies is too competitive, and it's too hard to get people to pay etc.... I earn more money as a wage slave, I am studying business at the moment and will mabie try and invest or get into another kind of business when i finish.
>>1060317 Are you in the US? how much training did you have to complete to become an electrician how long do you have to apprentice before you can legally do it on your own as a full fledged electrician
I tutor - created a website and some flyers and now have a good base of students and a constant enquiries.
Charge $40NZD an hour, work about 10-15 hours a week between classes on campus. Usually getting 400+ per week before tax. Only business expenses are printing really (and I get tax deductions when I get lunch with a student or go coffee etc.).
200 of that goes into ETF S&P 500 meme.
The rest of it goes into my back pocket alongside my interest free student loan and weekly allowance from payments. Live a pretty comfortable life and over my 5 years of uni I will have saved up about $50,000 + whatever it earns as interest.
>>1060217 fun fact: if you're self employed you are not paid per week. you only know for sure how much you made after your taxes are done the next year. That said, here in Germany in the IT field if you're lucky and you can work ~220 days a year for one customer @800 EUR per day - which is a heavily discountet rate cause they employ you for the whole year in advance - and you have to pay 20% for an agent you can clear about 140k before taxes.
> 29 > I own a small tiling business > just work for someone else for 6 months, it is not complicated > It varies, my small business is new. One day I made $1,000, in a single day. But I have also gone 3 weeks without making a single dollar. The work is simple. It's getting customers that is hard. Such is small biz.
>>1060217 >37 >Consulting Software Architect/Engineer >Yes but if you're reasonably intelligent and apply yourself you can teach yourself from online tutorials and practice and that will never stop due to the rapid pace of dev tech advancement >~$4600 average
>>1061860 Site is oricacard.com. Looks like absolute garbage right now. I'm putting together a new site to go live by Summer. Cards are currently printed on photopaper, cut and spray adhesive mounted to an official card. The Roland I have now uses vinyl which will be significantly thinner and match card thickness more acurately. Some other card makers have these print and cut all with an industrial offset printer. That is out of my price range for now.
>>1060328 I'm in Aus it was a 4 year apprentiship. Then I went and worked in mines, it is good money but I am studying business now at uni, so hopefully I can invest my wages wisely and stop being a wage slave haha
>>1060627 >>1061787 I've wanted your job for a long long time. Severe depression made me quit though everyday I think about drawing and writing. >>1061607 >>1062857 This is an amazing gimmick you have going. Hope you stay under the Konami radar.
>>1063095 Little bit of everything. Essentially what I do on working time is find clients who need help with their writing needs. Copywriting, proofreading, or creative writing. Mostly it's people who need help publishing their books because they want be the next Hemingway, but lack the creativity to put together words without sounding like you're reading the back of a cereal box. Sometimes it's kids needing help with their homework (and surprisingly, a lot of them are college kids my age). Sometimes you get a curve ball. I got a 15 year old kid wanting me to write Voltron Fanfiction. That's kind of fun, really. She sends me her allowance money.
A lot of other times it's people wanting to fill their blog or website up with content because they think the more stuff they have on it, the higher it ranks in search engines.
Which also is leading me into studying SEO content and offering some of that.
It's just a bunch of different things.
>>1063492 Funny how it's severe depression that led me INTO freelance writing cause I wasn't finding work that didn't conflict with my college hours. That and I was originally a freelance artist, but I never thought my art was good enough for anything, so I was constantly late trying to be perfect each and every time and didn't get repeat customers.
Writing I figure as long as I write, and proofread what I wrote, was good enough, so I switched to that and surprisingly been doing alright with it now. Getting better each month. Be nice to make $3k a month with it and maybe start publishing my own stuff eventually.
>>1063608 >the more stuff they have the higher it will rank
That's mostly true though, if you have a niche website that you're trying to rank, you need content to rank it. You also need a keyword that they'll need to find your website. The point is so they buy your product, clickbank item, etc.
>>1064216 what kind of programming training are you talking about? self taught? how long do you think a person would need to basically learn from scratch to get a job and in what field/language (learning up to 10-12 h per day)
my acquanitance left university and started learning c# and after 6 months he got a job paying well above the country's average
Depends on the language and how committed you are - and some amount of talent, tbqh. I had a few programming classes in uni (C and C++), but self taught in PHP (which I've mostly been working in since I started freelancing).
A few months is enough to become proficient and earn solid money freelancing, as for full-time employment I wouldn't know, I never had a regular job.
>>1060217 >21 >Unemployed working on a startup and hustling >Get all kinds of hate/shit talk both online and offline >Oh well, just got this one life and I rather keep trying to achieve my dreams rather than just be working a job I don't enjoy, just so I can live comfortably.
Ultimately, it doesn't matter who you are or what you do in life anyway. You can either conform to the ways of the others around you or embrace the inevitable changes in life and try to be what you want to be.
>>1064528 can you please explain a bit more indepth what you did, what languages and where and how you acquired the knowledge required to get and do that job
im planning to no life learn coding (up to 16h per day every day) cause the shitters at my school dont allow me to finish my school which leads to university (despite one of the best scores at school) holy fuck how ridiculously stupid laws..
Get into a service business. Of any kind. Seriously. Quit reading about "How to start a business, and roll up your sleeves and start something". You need to get your feet wet. You will not learn online how to get out of bed and make money regularly. It has to be a discipline. Learn things such as accounting/taxes/etc, as you go. Do not try to "put it all together" or "wrap your head around it" before starting anything. Just get out and start making money/advertising through free sources, etc. This attitude gets you nowhere. Just start. The whole time, do not allow yourself to lose money. Do not give away your time. You will hold a service that ppl will pay for, if you consistantly charge them for it. If you give it away, they will continually expect that. You don't want those people. Time is money. Good luck.
One more thing.... Never screw people over. Word of mouth is the best advertising. The fact that they can count on you will earn you a living, and grow to more business over time. Rinse and repeat this work ethic until you have more work that you can handle, then hire another people. Treat that person well, but don't be a partner with them. Complicates things.
>>1061787 I have also been writing for quite a while now. I started with academic writing and have transitioned into web content more. Only clear about 1k per month, but I also work a full time job, so it is just a side hustle right now.
I see there is some interest in writing so I will drop my pearl of wisdom - don't sell yourself short. I spent way too long charging low rates. I just put my rate up to $25USD/500 words this week and not one customer batted an eye lid. Should have asked for more really.
After seeing so many others 'make it' with online businesses, I have resolved to grow my own this year. I want to get to the point of managing other writers instead of doing it all myself.
>>1060217 >Age 30 >What do you do Cryptography consulting. Basically a subfield of IT-security, except that I dont do white hat hacking, pentesting or firewall setup, but instead help my customers understand, use and implement cryptography and steganography to protect their data. >Any training required Math for cryptography basics, not that much to be honest, only enough to understand the algorithms not enough to invent new ones myself (huge temptation there, but horrible idea) Studied physics too and did some standard business consulting on the side during university which I find helpful now. Physics helps me with analysing problems and breaking them down. Self taught CS, it occasionally shows when I dont know many complex data structures outside of what is used in cryptography. >What kind of money do you make per week Varies hugely. Sometimes I have nothing to do for several weeks in a row, then I work 80h/week. I get a bit more than 250EUR per hour, but I have to pay everything myself: insurances, office, retirement... and Geneva is the 3rd most expensive city in the world...
>>1064810 as a computer engineer: No. The site is overrun with pakis and indians willing to develop for 5$/day. This attracts the kind of client who is looking for such scammers instead of real programmers.
>>1065009 Hey I have a question about your degree. I'm studying computer engineering and I'm wondering if the average graduate does programming or is it more hardware oriented? People keep telling me it's basically computer science and it's all about programming, but my flowchart for the four years has only two classes about programming, and the rest are all hardware design etc.
29 Publishing niche fiction ebooks and consultant for self-publishers Have a uni degree but mostly self-taught Money is very unstable since italian ebook market is still very small but passive income is costantly rising, did 25k€ in 2015 but aiming for 3 this year
>>1065032 I really depends on the program and the country. For example in Germany where I studied you have "Informatik" which translates to informatics (yeah that word is tough) which includes computer science and engineering as well as hardware stuff, but it depends on which courses you take.
Officially: Computer Science: theory heavy stuff, great for allrounder and people working on open problems later, HFT boutiques like to hire those guys. Computer Engineering/Software Engineering: More hands-on, may look more like a sophisticated trade school than university (I said computer engineering but actually meant software engineering in my original post, sorry) Programmer/Coder/CodeAcademy graduate: shit tier, unless you intend to work in another area and simply use programming to make your life easier. Lets say you are an accountant, then programming esp. for VBA or Python can help you automate all the boring, repetitive stuff
No, but I manage a Starbucks. >25 >I make sure the place doesn't fall down, and ensure my butthole is properly lubed for Ecosure when they decide to drop by and find what my partners are hiding from me. >Yes. A lot. >Salaried, obviously. I'm at $53k, but it's obviously negotiable. Dank benefits.
Not quite self employed, but I love my job and would be interested in running my own shop if I wasn't comfortable where I am.
>>1066153 The step up from me in the Starbucks structure would be District Manager, but I'm way too new to my position to go for that yet. I was scouted for my position just over a year ago. As a DM, I'd oversee all of the Starbucks corporate and licensed (think Target Starbucks) stores within a district. This is, of course, relevant only to Starbucks, but most corporate chains work the same, more or less. Moving up to DM is a completely different mindset from being a SM, and is far, far more logistics oriented.
>29 >Street Performer, Tinman in Chicago >3 years training in dance, robot, popping >$30/hr spring and fall, $45/hr summer, though I can only go for about 5 hours per day before I run out of energy to perform proper
I'm currently a wagecuck, but have an idea for a side hustle on fiverr
>have authentic typewriter from the 40s >charge X dollars to type up pages of authentic typewritten font on nice paper for gifts, poems, notes, etc.
Do you guys think that there is a market for this? The startup costs are extremely low, since I already have the most expensive component needed (the typewriter). I just need to purchase additional ink spools and nice paper. Im planning on advertising this as "authentic" and "genuine"
I have started making some money from my artwork recently: Selling art works on etsy, doing commissions for album art, and other request aswell.
Illustration or art training is the ultimate goal. At university, I study physics and tutor this subject and others in a tutoring center. From this, I have gained a tutoring certificate and hope too possibly leverage this in order to tutor art outside of university.
30 years old Affiliate Marketing No official training, just lots of googling Used to make $2-3k/week for a several years, now I'm making $300-500/week for the past year. Hoping things get better, working on it daily.
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