My time contributing short updates to the microblogging site Sulia wrapped up unceremoniously Monday morning when an e-mail – ”ending our paid arrangement” – landed in my inbox. The site’s pivoting in another direction that doesn’t involve paying for my input.
Rob’s article does a great job of explaining why he and I and others posted on Sulia. TL;DR? They paid us to.
But where he says, “The departure of any one freelance client isn’t that big of a deal”, for me, it’s a HUGE deal. The Sulia honorarium was the difference between me making rent and not. Right now – I’m not.
So, with the help and advice of friends, I’m going to be experimenting with other ways of making money. Poverty has a way of focusing your actions.
Please keep an eye on this site (subscribe to it if you’d like) and watch as I try to make a living on the internet.
More to come.