Help! Now that I'm Awake, I don't fit into the mainstream corporate world. How will I survive? What can I do to make a living?
Many people I know who have recently 'awakened' find they no longer fit into their old job and way of life.
They are finding that they have been fired from, or had to leave their jobs because of not wanting to follow all the rules about face coverings and medical procedures. Even questioning the common sense of some of the company policies has led some to mysteriously 'not had their contracts renewed'.
They can no longer get along with family and friends like they used to, and differences of opinions over politics has caused huge rifts in family relations.
Their hearts have broken over family members and friends not following their advice or listening to their facts and reasons NOT to follow the mainstream narrative about medical procedures governments are recommending.
They have discovered a new sense of spirituality that doesn't fit with the teachings from their church growing up, and this sets them apart in yet another way.
I seem to attract people like this, and they are often at a crossroads in terms of how to go forward in their lives once they have woken up, when their old ways of life simply don't fit anymore.
So this is where my background in Digital Marketing and business comes into play.
I have noticed that many people need to quickly get into a new profession or find a way to make money. They are embracing the idea of working for themselves instead of for a corporation that doesn't have their best interests at heart and whose rules trample on our individual rights and freedoms.
But they don't know how to start or if they have anything they can 'do' to make a living on their own, by starting their own businesses.
I can help. I am going to start making short videos on this topic and many how to's based on my own experience and professional background and training.
I transitioned to Digital Marketing after a very dissatisfying stint working in International Schools in China. I had always had digital marketing at the back of my mind as my next career after I left the Library world, since my master's in Librarianship had trained me so well for digital work with in depth coursework in web design, searching and creating databases, and studies in finding information online, and the psychology of information seeking behaviour of people. I have always found writing, and business writing, very easy, and have had enough jobs at administration and management levels to understand the mechanics of business and strategic planning.
With this solid background in the corporate and non-profit world in librarianship and marketing and teaching international English for years,, it's been easy for me to envision how to go about planning a business from scratch, and help others do the same.
I highly suggesting thinking of a service you can offer the world, as a great place to start. Make a list of all the things you know how to do well, and that come very easily to you, and then go through them to think of ways to turn these ideas into a viable business.
Here are my top 3 suggestions of businesses you could start up for very little, or no money.
*Compassionate listening -the courses are very economical and in 6 weeks you can finish the introduction series of courses through compassionate listening.org and start offering services as a 'listener' if it suits you. This training is an invaluable relationship skill to have even if you never want to make any money from knowing how to listen well.
I will be looking to set up a network of 'compassionate listeners' to help the world heal; I will provide the marketing and advertising and people just need to take the courses and if this resonates with you as a way to make a part time living, let me know!
*Teach your own courses- Make a course and offer it on Skillshare.com (they pay you every time someone watches one of your tutorial videos, and they pay much more than You Tube does, and require fewer followers to start making money) and other video platforms. It may take a little while to build up a following, but after a year or two, some people are reporting earning thousands and tens of thousands each month, in passive income from people watching their videos.
*Affiliate marketing - this is the quickest way to make money, and can be combined with the courses I mentioned above. There are many tutorials on You Tube about this, and many misconceptions about it too. I have discovered that afflilate marketing is a word like 'salad': it can be done in a thousand different ways, as many ways as there are salads in the world. There is not 'one' way to do affiliate marketing or a 'best' way to do it either. There is just the best way for you to do it.
When done poorly, it reinforces that stereotypes of pushy salespeople trying to sell you things you don't want, and people who constantly fill their social media posts with ads and a million links to products they are promoting, usually chosen because they can earn a high commission rate, not because it's a good product. These are easy to spot (and avoid) from a mile off.
When done well, affiliate marketing is like getting a good recommendation from a friend you trust. It helps people solve problems in a way they are grateful for, and grateful to pay you for in the form of clicking on the affiliate link you list in your video or photo description. It requires no in-depth techie knowledge other than signing up to get a link from a company you like and want to endorse, and copying and pasting the link into your social media posts or in the description under a video. It doesn't have to require a huge friends following.
Affiliate marketing is about providing useful recommendations and information to solve problems for people, posted in videos or in social media posts, and an affiliate link a company gives you for the product you chose to get an affiliate link for. If people like what you said and want the same products you used to solve that particular problem (either a product you explicitly mentioned or that they just noticed you used or wore in the photo or video), then they have the option to click the link in the photo or video description. That's it. You get a small commission if they click and it's all automatically tracked and you get paid once a month by the company for any sales made by people clicking the links you supplied. You only post links to the things you honestly love and use, so it's not snake oil selling.
People who like you and watch your videos or follow your posts or channel are usually grateful for your recommendation and advice. Over time you can earn a decent amount, and some people have videos with screenshots of their passive affiliate income showing thousands and tens of thousands each month. It's not necessarily a quick way to make money, but a great sideline that can really add up. I learned a lot about affiliate marketing from watching and going through the free intro trainings by John Crestani https://johncrestani.com and from watching the free videos by a guy named Ali who provides a good overview of the best of all the different online passive income earning options out there, based on his experience and that of his friends and familyt: https://youtu.be/TH0nNn6SmXwyoutu.be/TH0nNn6SmXw
And no, I am not earning any affiliate commission from posting their links - LOL.
I am going to offer services int he future to help people in a peer mentoring group setting, so that all participants can learn from me and my experience as well as from each other, and get the support of a select group, a cohort, of people I have chosen to help start up their 5D businesses. Please let me know if you are interested!
Author: Marianne Graff
I am a 'lone parent' living in Calgary, Canada. I have had a number of very unusual encounters with people and 'supernatural' incidents that have opened my eyes to the narcisstic world we live in, and to what is really going on in the world. I want to help others who have also woken up, to process, cope, learn, and heal,