Judging by the past I understand that in one month and half it's a bit unrealistic to think that I will make it. Even if I need very less to survive, like about 200$ per month are just enough to live frugally. I can't seem to make them.
I know a lot of tech stuff and can figure just about everything on the web side. Things like linux, administering a LAMP server, git, bash scripts, wordpress are like my mother tongue. Even more than that I know some marketing and I understand that anything that I do is shipped to people. I understand that I have to guide this tech knowledge to people.
But that's about it. I'm unable to make any income yet.
Things I tried include:
- went with a one way ticket and no money to Tenerife, 3000km far away and forced myself to make an income. It ended as a 7 week trip to Tenerife. I was writing almost daily my thoughts during the trip with a phone. The result 630 euro made from donations. 5 euros made from selling bananas on the beaches (then police came and stopped me)
- Published a book about financial tips from a millionaire. Gave it for free in physical form to about 7 friends. The result 5$ made from a sell and 240 readers from writing a guest post.
- Tried to sell some web design services. Made 4 calls to some businesses around the town I'm in. But it is hard, I'm not so good at selling over phone and don't really know what to say other than just be honest with what I can offer and help. I ended it because I don't have any phone credits left. I may try to go to businesses directly and speak with people from there.
- Later edit: Usertesting - I make about 10$ / week with it. It's not much but it's a start. I already made 30$ with it in 3 weeks.
I noticed I struggle in finding the right people interested in using / buying my services. Maybe I should try more, maybe I am doing something wrong. I know this is my problem and I'm the only one to solve it.
But how to have a roof and a warm bed till I figure it out what's wrong? I have to make money today, this week, not in a month or so.
So my question is, how the heck to stay sane during this hard time? What mindset to keep during this time and what are some possible suggestions to get out of this and have at least a minimum income just to survive till any project/business will allow a sustainable income?