October 2nd, 2012, 12:43 PM #41
October 2nd, 2012, 08:48 PM #42
I love podcasting; radio is maybe my favorite medium from back in my 'SC days, and podcasting translates well. Last year I did a college football and a pro football podcast, this year I'm just doing the pro one.
Originally Posted by Hipcheck
But this is along those lines of things I've spent way too much time on with no payoff. It is extremely difficult to build a loyal podcast following, and even if you do, what is the end game? Spending hours writing, recording, editing and publishing a podcast to have three people listen to it every week is beyond frustrating.
Thanks man. I do browse these websites weekly (other than barefoot writer, thanks for a new place!), and every now and then there will be a decent offer. But 99% of this stuff is grossly underpaid or not paid at all (paid in "internships" or "exposure"). The market is just brutal. I have found enough assignments to get by, but I don't want my life to be struggling paycheck to paycheck and desperately searching for the occasional legitimate assignment and needing to beg for it as 50 other freelancers are after it to. This is why I need a life change... I don't have the "hunger" to do this anymore.
Originally Posted by SirJW
October 15th, 2012, 01:17 PM #43
Ask your USC buds what they're doing, if it sounds good, ask it they can they help you get aboard.
I've tried alot of things, the biggest money maker is buiding spec homes. You don't need a license, you would be a owner/builder. If you figure your average general contractor has a HS degree, you should learn quickly with your degree. What you need is a money man (without this you have no hope!). You do all the work and they put up the dough. Then 50/50 split. After a few of them you are the money man and no more splitting. Would you have been totally starving the last 5 years? Absolutely. But, If you built one home a year in the 10 years prior to this Depression, and put all your profit into a more expensive build the next time, would you have been able to retire? Absolutely. Don't forget if married and you live in it for 2 of 5 years you pay no taxes for the first half million.
October 15th, 2012, 01:29 PM #44
I used to have a record store, and when records were replaced by CD's people stopped collecting vinyl, they just got mp3's for free on the internet.
I had LGK as my passion and hobby and kept plowing on with that, never really expecting it to go anywhere. Lo and behold, it turned into a dream come true after over 10 years of being a hobby/passion.
October 15th, 2012, 05:15 PM #45
Hey, Rich Hammond leaves Lakings.com, LakingsInsider for OC Register
Give it a shot Dave.Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Mayhaps a door has opened.
October 17th, 2012, 03:22 AM #46
Haha, I did give them a holler. No word back yet, though.
Originally Posted by x-wingcamewest
November 15th, 2012, 09:05 AM #47
Keep trying. I read today in the Fast Food Reporter's column (Nancy Luna) that OC Register has new owners who are spending lots of money "hiring dozens of new reporters". Go down in person, say you were in the neighborhood, and just wanted to check in.
Originally Posted by USCKingsFan31
November 29th, 2012, 12:48 PM #48
I'll be there soon. Getting out of the Military in a year. Not sure what I want to do although I have ideas.
November 29th, 2012, 02:46 PM #49
Since there is no hockey, look for DJ Roger Turntable at your local rave soon.
November 30th, 2012, 08:49 AM #50