“I’m soooooo bored.”
Aside from the weather and politics, boredom is one of the most common complaints that I see online. This is true whether the person is a full-time student, works a conventional 9-to-5 kind of job, or is making their attempt at making a full-time living on the Internet. They’re soooo bored, because they have “nothing” to do.
This kind of grumbling and moaning really bothers me, which is why I never complain about being bored. I simply do not have the luxury to be bored, because there is always something for me to do. I could be working on client projects as part of my freelance writing business. I could be writing up posts for my own blog. I could be taking care of some errands or housework.
There is always something to do.
And this becomes especially true when you go into business for yourself on the Internet, no matter what it is that you choose to do. Whether you’re a freelancer, an app developer, an affiliate marketer, an e-commerce store owner or just about anything else, there is always something to do.
It’s only natural that after you’ve been pursuing a particular type of online career for some period of time that you may grow tired of the day-to-day grind. Believe me, I’ve been a freelance writer for more than 10 years and there are days that I’ve thought about throwing in the towel. But I’m still here. And one of the biggest reasons why I’ve been able to survive and avoid what may seem like an inevitable boredom is because of the freedom that an online career can provide.
The possibilities are, quite literally, unlimited.
Let’s say that you’ve already been blogging for a number of years. In the context of this argument, it doesn’t even really matter whether you’ve achieved any real success with the blog. After all that time, you might start to feel bored with writing blog posts every day, especially on the same topic.
So, change the topic. Start a new blog in a new niche with entirely new subject matter. If you’ve been running an Internet marketing blog, maybe you want to launch a gaming blog or a sports blog or a lifestyle blog. The power to do that is you and the barriers to entry are minimal.
But maybe you’re just bored of the blog format and you want to try an entirely new dynamic. Then, why don’t you write a publish a book? Learn all about the ins and outs of Kindle and marketing on Amazon. That should reinvigorate your enthusiasm.
But maybe you’re bored of the actual act of writing itself. That’s fine too. Think about starting a podcast or participate in a 90 day video challenge. Again, you have all sorts of new things to learn, all sorts of new equipment to consider, and all sorts of new audiences to approach.
What we all need to understand is that the “honeymoon” period with any new venture is always going to be the most exciting. It’s when you get sloshed down in the same tired routine that you may suffer the pitfall of getting bored. You have no excuse to be bored. There is always something to do. There is always something new to do.
And when you do something new, you learn something new. And that new knowledge can be funneled back into all of your existing skills to further bolster your success all across the board. Boredom is for losers. Be a winner and never stop pushing yourself forward and in new directions.