Being aware of the "what to do if your desperate threads" and the likes... and know; nobody can make this decision for me, here goes;
If you had all the basic ingredients (i.e domains, hosting, Aweber account, etc...) and some solid marketing knowledge, writing skills, and were about broke financially, of the following options...which would YOU pursue...
Oh wait... I forget to mention, I have a full sized van in my driveway filled with tools (i.e. construction, handyman type shit, etc...) connected to that van is a 16' Jon Boat, Motor, and trailer... both were prior "self-employment" attempts that failed. (Commercial fishing, which I love...but not enough mullah, and construction which I have 30 years of trade skills, and do not desire to bend over anymore, lol for $12-$15 per hour, especially! -as that seems to be today's average wage, if I go get a job!)
Again, it's a decision I am weighing heavily, but if I sell my van, my boat, tools, nets, etc... I could easily fetch $3500 - $5000 - letting it go cheap, to sell off fast!
I recently purchased a "Mazda 3" that gets 25 mpg... so, I might keep a bucket of essential hand tools, just in case... I need to take up another construction gig, which at 43 years old, I truly would despise having to do.
That $3,500 -$5000 will buy me 60 days of stress free, bills paid freedom to get real with my online gig.
So, of the options below... which would you pursue, honestly...
1.)Sell everything "Go All-In" and go for broke online... meaning focus ONLY on writing, marketing, affiliate promo's, etc...
Note: I have no list, a solid plan and concept, 10-15 well written articles, most of my design, all compliant pages, and web forms, free reports, and a half-written book or two, or three... hell, about 10 really! - Plus, a ton of White Label graphics... not to keen on most PLR stuff! - but, quality graphics I have plenty of reseller rights to...
2.) Domino's is hiring driver's part-time $15 an hour, it's easy, cheesy, but might keep me motivated to quit relying on "outside" jobs trading my time for money... I am actually talking to the manager tomorrow. BTW, I've had some weird jobs, can't say I have every done fast food or delivering pizza's...but, it could tie-in nicely, when I do "break free" eh?
3.) Keep the Van, Tools, Boat, etc... and just get a full-time job and be miserable... which nearly always causes me to lose focus, and abandon my IM mission... hence, I keep dropping off the IM pursuit, coming back here more broken, and even less confident, ladi-di-ladi-da.
The wife (has no job, and has a torn ACL so she's all but useless), my kids (all grown and on their own), as well as everyone I currently know... is a robot, they work all week, get paid, get broke, repeat!
The people I have worked for locally (mostly construction related -trade skill stuff) are making money, but they are slave-driving business owners who often lack vision for true growth, and "flat out" refuse to pay based on production and results, as opposed to kenneling everyone in a $10 -$15 per hour one-size fits all "sheep" mindset.
Neither understands what having made 6-figures in the past (offline - I subcontracted pool work for nearly 20 years) did to me physically and mentally... as such, it kills me to pretend, I can be happy with $10 - $15 - or even $20 per hour... it just seems unethical for me to accept such limitations, I am not spoiled, highly skilled, and yet cursed by my past success (and failure).
I do have an online game plan, a vision, which I have reduced down to a very specific simple process, and will need to generate $1500 - $2000 per month within 60 days to sustain it, and my basic living costs.
Normally, this time a year kicks off the fishing season, and although the species of fish I cast net are rare, and only serve a lucrative and legal (cash) market, a good day fishing is upwards of $500-$600...while it is seasonal, expensive to run, and unpredictable financially, it requires the van and boat to pursue that hunt!
So... If I "let go" of all that no longer stimulates me financially, I'll have 30-60 days...to make it all come together, and I'll prob do something "easy brain dead" for now...like deliver pies on the side, as a contingency plan, just in case I fail...lol.
What path would you explore?
Sorry, tried to keep it short, but I wanted honest feedback, and figured the more you know, the better... the responses will be.
PS - I have considered offering basic services such as writing, setting newbies up with a domain, hosting, wordpress site, maybe some starter articles and affiliate products for $100 -$300 per job, or writing services, etc...
But... I DO NOT want to tarnish my "bigger vision" or lose the respect of my peers, and those who I aim to emulate online, if that makes sense.
Lastly, I am staring at a big ass mountain, and I feel to know the path... I am not desperate - for money comes, money goes... it has a place, but is not my primary business model, solving problems has been my life, doing it online is where I desire to be doing it, respectively... so fire away! - be brutal, I won't cry!