I'm posting a quick introduction and asking you what I am doing wrong with my site.
First of all I'll let you in on who I am, how I got here and what my goals are.
Right now I am sitting on the floor in a friends house. I am in a foreign country (Malaysian Borneo) and basically out of funds.
What would someone like me be doing this for? Well, I believe in a dream, I have goals. Although I don't have a useful amount of money left (hell, I didn't come here eight months ago with much anyway, I am shocked it lasted so long!) and I am more or less stuck - I do not see myself as failing, this is just a reminder to work harder I guess.
My dream was, and still is to become a great wildlife film maker and presenter. I have never had much money, as I have always pursued the experiences- often those that people think they need money to do. I have done things that have made millionaire friends jealous! That's what brought me here. I have tried to be as resourceful as possible, never having good equipment or software. In fact I was turned down for a job recently with a highly regarded film crew (they say) because I couldn't afford the equipment! The reason I have this urgency to do these things now, rather than save up, get financially secure etc is because the things I want to see are vanishing right before my eyes. So I have come up with something I hope is a solution. Actually I know it is, I just have to make it work.
So I spent the $10 on the registration fee. It may not be much, in fact to me normally it's nothing but I am between a rock and a hard place so I gritted my teeth and handed it over anyway. I do plan to upgrade my membership when I can.
My idea, and I know it will work if it is set up properly is my website (Runwildtv). It is only just over a year old and people do seem to like it. I enabled comments only a couple of weeks ago though.
I want to use this site to generate income, some financial padding and funds to continue with my work and get it to a higher, more marketable level and in the future be working with first class productions and have my own company.
I am not afraid of hard work, I already spend 60 hours a week working on videos, sounds and photographs as well as getting out into the wilds to try and find things to point a camera at. I have been ill with malaria and dengue twice in pursuit of my goals, so there isn't much other than a funding source holding me back.
So, my question is what am I doing wrong with my site? I would appreciate any help, honest opinions etc. Thanks and have a great day