If it does, then THAT is the reason you're not making $15,000 per month.
I know that seems simplistic and trite, but it is also true.
You see, we are trained from a very early age to be good employees for the ruling class. If you would like to investigate this further you can read about John Dewey and his progressive theories about education.
But think about it.
Aren't you as smart as Sean Penn or Britney Spears? They may be talented entertainers, but every time I hear an actor or singer talk about economics, politics, or environmentalism I am reminded that they are not really smarter than the rest of the population. They're just like every other human being.
What makes an actor, singer, or athlete worth millions of dollars per year (or even for a single performance), and how can we apply that knowledge to our own business?
I think to answer that question we need to investigate the method the entertainer uses to obtain their money, and to look more closely at the business model of the entity that's writing the entertainer's check.
First, though, you need to stop limiting your self-worth.
I want you to to take out a piece of paper and write down a figure on it right now.
How much VALUE do you think you can bring to the table for other people every month?
What's on that single sheet?
What is that number?
$2,000? $3,000? $5,000?
Do you know, if you want to have the buying power of the average factory worker in 1981, you need to earn between $1,100 and $1,500 per WEEK today.
Do you earn that much?
Not too many people I know are making that much money these days. Most college graduates are not even making HALF of that. PLUS they're saddled with a huge amount of college debt (which they borrowed from the federal government--but the federal government doesn't have any money and are themselves drowning in $18 TRILLION of debt, so how are they able to lend YOU money. But that's a conversation for another day.) that will take them decades to repay.
The reason actors, entertainers, and athletes earn a lot of money is because they attract all of their customers to see their performance at one time, such as at an arena or stadium.
Because they create a product (like a book, movie, or CD) that they can sell over and over and over and over and over and over again.
Imagine if Whoopi Goldberg had to go door to door to perform her shtick? How much money do you think she'd make per hour? Would you pay her if she came to your door to spout her politics? Or do stand up comedy? Or perform an impersonation? Or sing?
What is her value to you?
Would you give her $8 to perform for you for an hour? Maybe.
I dare say that if most actors had to earn their wages the same way you do, as an hourly employee providing their service or product to a single household or individual at a time, that they would all be living outdoors and eating at soup kitchens.
The thing is, if you can gather up all of the people who would pay $8 to be entertained by Whoopi for an hour and put them in one place and charge them all their $8, then you're talking some serious cabbage.
Say you can find 1,000,000 people who want to watch her act in a movie. That's $8,000,000. Of course, it takes a lot of networking and advertising, and all that's involved in producing a movie. But even if she makes just one million for appearing in a movie, that's not a bad day at the salt mine.
If you are going to make $15,000 per month (Or $20,000. Or $50,000.), you need to multiply the number of people you can add value to.
Then you need to either:
1) Bring them together at one time; or
2) Create a product (e-book, video, etc...) that you can create ONE TIME, and sell over and over and over again.
You need to think outside the box in your niche.
One lady I know of has a knitting blog. Once per year she has a "Knitting Cruise!" A bunch of people with a similar hobby go on a cruise together. The knitting lady organizes the cruise, has special knitting seminars, they have fun, and she makes money and gets a free cruise out of the deal.
So, you see, it can be done. You just need to THINK, PLAN, AND EXECUTE!
1) Believe that you are WORTH $15,000+ Per Month:
Look, your brain is a pretty powerful tool. It will solve the problem you give it to solve. If you ask your brain how to get a $10 per hour job, that's the problem it's going to work to solve. If you ask your brain how to help you earn $15,000 per month, then it's going to work to solve that problem. Of course, if you don't even think you could possibly be worth that much, then you won't apply yourself in that direction, you won't ask your brain to even consider it, and your brain ultimately won't seek to solve that problem.
Your belief system is the first thing you have to address.
2) Figure out your niche:
What's your niche? You cannot be everything to everyone. What is it that you DO? Figure that out, then figure out a way to bring value to ONE person. If you can bring value to just one person, you can bring value to 1,000,000 people.
You just have to figure out the method to scale up and bring value to the masses.
3) Determine how you can leverage your efforts to bring that value to a multitude at one time:
Either you need to create a single product that can be sold over and over and over and over (you get the idea) and over and over again. OR you need to create an event that you can invite people to and you can present to at one time. OR you can create a sort of hybrid of this system into a continuity program, that is a membership program that people will belong to month after month.
4) MARKET, MARKET MARKET....
Once you have determined what it is that people will pay you for, you need to get the word out. You need to be advertising EVERYWHERE!!! Advertise everywhere they will listen to you. Focus on methods that will work for you over and over and over again. 70% of your efforts should be concentrated on marketing your product or services. If you're not telling, you're not selling. If you have a digital product to sell for $77, can you sell 3 of those products per day? If so, you'd make more than most people do. Can you develop a passive way to advertise, or can you create a paid advertising system that you can scale up to promote your product?