Why become a full-time webmaster? For your very sanity!

Posted on Saturday, July 7th 2012 6:44 pm by menj in Blogging, Internet

Okay in this title I really mean why work online, or why work for yourself, but it really amounts to the same thing and for most people working online means running your own website.

The point is, that whatever you do for your living online, it’s amazing how liberating this is and how much of a difference it can make to your lifestyle. Many people act as though they wouldn’t like to work on their own and say that they need the social contact, or the routine, or the stability etc. But actually these are all weak arguments when you consider that you can get social stimulation by meeting your friends after your (very short) working day, when you consider that you can create your own stability and structure (like going into a coffee shop every day for two hours) and when you realise that actually if you have a good business model you are just as safe as someone in a job whose business might go under. And at least you can do something about it if you get the last word on it.

While people say that they aren’t interested in working for themselves, when they see people who do, and who are relaxing in the sun while typing or who can meet up with old friends at a moment’s notice, they are invariably very jealous. And worse than that I think it’s fair to say that for most people the daily grind and routine is actually so soul crushing that it seems to have damaged their very spirit and their very sanity.

What Working for Yourself Means

Working for yourself means getting out of bed when you want to and taking a bit longer on the days when you feel rough. It means working where you want to and seeing new things. It means being able to earn more money by putting more hours in whenever you want, and it means being able to see your friends by travelling to other parts of the country.

In short it’s like being a student. Do you remember being a student? You didn’t have a care in the world, you were always meeting up with friends for tea and coffee, and you were always smiling and happy. Everyone else hated you because you were so chirpy and laid back. Meanwhile you probably had ambitions, you probably had drive, and passion and big ideas. There’s a reason that it’s students who go on protests all the time, and who create strange works of modern art. It’s because they have time to – they have time to express themselves and they still have the enthusiasm and energy to care about something strongly.

That was you once. What happened? If you are now working a nine to five job then what probably happened was that you realised that you couldn’t do whatever you wanted. You probably ran out of time to pursue your interests. You probably struggled to pay the rent and to have a clean flat by the time you got home. Life probably became pretty grey and you probably started spending your every waking hour looking forward to those two weeks of the year that you go on holiday somewhere sunny and don’t have to put up with anyone shouting at you. It has to be that way right? That’s the real world. That’s growing up.

Well if that’s ‘growing up’ then I have no interest in it. It’s not how I live. It doesn’t have to be how you live either…

About the author: Vadim Kirichenko is a full-time online marketer and works with Wisdek a fast growing internet marketing company based in Toronto.

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    • jag43216 says:

      August 17th, 2012 at 4:46 am

      I would like to find a Marketing company that can handle the marketing of my Internet store. I know they have to be out there.
      Anyone have any names or websites that I can check?

    • Dark_LovexXx says:

      August 17th, 2012 at 5:36 am

      Most people don’t like the things I like. I don’t like summer at all. I don’t even like bright, sunny days. I prefer cloudy, overcast days with a breeze. I also like rain and thunder. Fall and Winter are my favorite seasons. I prefer old tv shows and old movies. I also prefer older songs. My favorite artists include: David Meece, 2nd Chapter of Acts, Queen, and the Carpenters. (“Goodbye to Love” is one of my top 10 favorite songs of all time.) I love all animals, especially cats! I like Disney World and Rainforest Cafes. One of my favorite novels is “Flowers in the Attic”.
      I forgot to mention I also like the Partridge Family.

    • Lasagna delivery guy says:

      August 17th, 2012 at 6:13 am

      what is a human interest story and how is it different from a regular news story? if possible, could you please give me an example of a human interest story? it doesn’t have to be the whole story, it could just be a summary of the news article. also, if u found it online, can you give me the website of the article?

      thank you so much for your help!!!

    • Thomas A says:

      August 20th, 2012 at 8:42 pm

      okay me and my sister are goign to toronto shes 18 im 13 will we be able to get a apartment with a roommate?

      or are there any cheap apatments,we need it to be pretty close to everything…

      and how hard is it going to be to live there..

    • Joe M says:

      August 21st, 2012 at 2:42 am

      Chemical energy in glucose is converted to light energy.

      Light energy is converted to chemical energy in glucose.

      Energy in glucose is converted to packets of stored energy in the organism.

      Packets of stored energy are converted to chemical energy in glucose

      I need it for school, I’m in Virtual School and iI need it, Thanks.

    • Sir fliesalot says:

      August 22nd, 2012 at 9:29 pm

      I “Stumbled Upon” http://www.FtheBigThree.com which does a good job of showing the opportunities that could be available for marketers in the “Social Media” category. Not completely sold yet on it but kinda warming up to it. I guess I’ll have to start learning SMM to go along with my SEM and SEO. So, many abbreviations….so little time.

    • Kevin says:

      August 25th, 2012 at 3:41 am

      Do i have to be vat registered to become an Affiliate Marketer online in the UK? If yes, is it still necessary to do so before earning any money?

    • Pacman says:

      August 26th, 2012 at 2:17 am

      Has anyone noticed how uncommonly beautiful the people, particularly the women are in their human interest articles? It’s so consistant that I wonder what modeling company they are contracting.

    • stephen m says:

      August 27th, 2012 at 2:08 am

      I need a direct link to the sheet music for ‘Falling Down’ by David Meece or the Sonata by Mozart on which it is based.
      Also, it must be free

    • Shay H says:

      August 27th, 2012 at 2:23 am

      I really want to make some extra money working from home and am interested in learning Internet marketing. I currently stay at home with my two little kids but would be able to devote about 25 hours a week to Internet marketing. It’s just that I don’t know where to start. Where do I find some great resources that help me with the Internet marketing basics as all the websites I have come across are not for absolute beginners like me?

    • blarg blarg says:

      August 27th, 2012 at 5:30 am

      I’m interested in getting an agent in Toronto to find acting opportunities. I’m in my last year of high school and have acted in the drama program at my school for the past few years and I am looking to pursue acting a little further this year. I have looked at various talent agency websites online but there seems to be an overwhelming number of agencies to chose from in Toronto, so if any one has any knowledge or personal experience to help me chose an agency your feedback would be greatly appreciated! Specific agency names would also help!

    • lets roll says:

      August 27th, 2012 at 7:27 am

      I am selling tickets to a play and want to donate $1 of each ticket to a foundation that will plant trees around the city of Toronto. I know there is such a thing in the States that for a $1 you get one tree planted, and it would be great if I could find something like that in Toronto. THANKS!

    • Benihana says:

      August 30th, 2012 at 8:41 pm

      One Small Child, by David Meece? It’s a wonderful song. I’ve been trying to find free sheet music, but no luck. Please help me.

      What are the notes?
      cassylady, I have already tried those sites. I have the 1st page of the song. I need the rest. But, thanks!

    • Dr Dorian says:

      August 30th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

      This is my 2nd attempt at a “favorite things”-type question. I’m not the average person because, for one thing, I don’t even like summertime. Although it’s unusual, I don’t like bright, sunny days. I prefer cloudy, overcast days with a breeze. I also like rain and thunder. Fall and Winter are my favorite seasons. I love winter menthol smells like peppermint, eucalyptus, and Vicks Vaporub. I prefer old “classic” tv shows and old movies. I also prefer older songs. My favorite songs include music by: the 2nd Chapter of Acts, David Meece, the Partridge Family, Queen, and the Carpenters. (The last half of “Goodbye to Love” is one of my all-time favorite pieces of music.) I love all animals, especially cats! I like Disney World and Rainforest Cafes and monorails. My personal interests include Bible prophecy, and my favorite reading includes “Within the Gates” and “Grace Awakening”. Please don’t answer if you are only going to say, “I don’t like any of those things”.

    • Keegan says:

      August 30th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

      Most people don’t like the things I like. I don’t like summer at all. I don’t even like bright, sunny days. I prefer cloudy, overcast days with a breeze. I also like rain and thunder. Fall and Winter are my favorite seasons. I prefer old tv shows and old movies. I also prefer older songs. My favorite artists include: David Meece, 2nd Chapter of Acts, Queen, and the Carpenters. (“Goodbye to Love” is one of my top 10 favorite songs of all time.) I love all animals, especially cats! I like Disney World and Rainforest Cafes. One of my favorite novels is “Flowers in the Attic”.
      I forgot to mention I also like the Partridge Family.

    • Agent 47 says:

      August 31st, 2012 at 6:40 pm

      All Of You

      Author: David Norman Meece

      The sound of your voice is music to my ear
      So soft, sweet, and clear
      The kiss from your lips words can not explain
      It takes away my worries and my pain
      The caress of your hand sends shivers down my spine
      Everyday I thank God that your mine.

      The sight of your lovely face takes away all my fears
      You’re the one I want to love through out the years
      For an eternity I want to spend in your arms
      Everyday graced by your beauty and your charms.
      ..
      ..
      ..
      ..
      STAR ME..
      ..
      ..
      ..

    • addmeonxbox360myuserisfallior says:

      November 4th, 2012 at 5:30 am

      Ive been on earth a couple of years and find it very boring.
      does anyone know of any Alien social clubs I can join.ime really fed-up.

    • diggn4richez says:

      November 5th, 2012 at 1:02 am

      Family will do this to family(if you have a disfuntional family like that )and girlfriend will do this to a boyfriend or vice a versa.why do people like making someone feel like an outcast by refusing to talk to them and you never said anything bad to them maybe they envied you for being smarter.This is very inhuman treatment to socially deprive someone especially with them knowing that they are your only social contact.

    • Con Orpe says:

      November 5th, 2012 at 1:03 am

      I have collected a check from my daughters fathers death to help pay for her living expenses. I want to contact social security office to inform them of a change of bank account in which to send the checks each month?

    • Mathew says:

      November 8th, 2012 at 2:30 pm

      I would like a government website to help me apply for disability.

    • Jonathan says:

      November 12th, 2012 at 4:25 am

      the male christians words are ‘ my fathers chair’ I believe this is also the name of the song, but dont know the artist?? Something like when I am all alone, I wait for him there, but nobodys home, my fathers chair he waits for me there

    • Caltel T says:

      November 27th, 2012 at 12:21 am

      http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_.....eracy_poll
      You know guys?, Martin Luther

    • The Inc says:

      November 27th, 2012 at 8:25 am

      All these questions are so serious, so a little fun:

      When is your birthday? (Month/Day/Year-if you are brave enough!!) Do you share your bday with a Celeb.?

      12/10/85 Share it with Raven Symone “That’s so Raven” (including yr.)

      :o)
      I wasn’t asking if you thought RAVEN was a “gay show”, it’s for younger kids anyways. She did appear in MANY different things:, such as Jello Commercials, Dr. Dolittle 1 & 2, The Little Rascals, & a few other things. I didn’t know this all, btw, I just looked it up….

      PS if you don’t want to answer the ques. seriously then don’t bother. Please go PMS somewhere else. T/u.

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