Burnout on Fiverr and sorting one's life out...

@cluelle (132)
Canada
April 22, 2013 12:31pm CST
This is more of a life thing than a Fiverr thing, so it's not in the money discussions:). So, last year I finally got Paypal, tried out Mturk, learned about transcription. This was wonderful since, because of very stupid and complicated life things, I've not been able to gain offline employment. Then I became a bargain-basement transcriber (cue guilty twinge)and received sporadic but profitable orders. In my blog, I mention transcriber burnout a few times, 'specially with Mturk, but it was okay with Fiverr because orders came in bursts. But this last month, I just burned out. I've been working for too little and doing too much, feeding into those dumb life problems. Not only that, but I really don't want to do this kind of thing forever, I need to stretch my wings. That will never happen if I plateau in something like Fiverr. Since this has been a way to keep cash in my pocket, I'm going to pick up my skills and get better quality work, but I need to make more time for myself, and make my education more of a priority. So, I guess I'm saying that this is my focus for the year 2013. Whew.
1 response
@Jyiou7 (84)
• Malaysia
22 Apr 13
Hmmm, sounds like you're quite experienced dealing with Mturk and Fiverr. Since you said that these two can generate a passive income, it caught my attention there. Can you help explain to me what are Mturk and Fiverr? I would really appreciate it. :) Oh, and good luck in your goals for this year!
@Jyiou7 (84)
• Malaysia
23 Apr 13
Haha hey, no problem at all. :) I was sincerely very curious about these two names since I came across them before. And I thank you too for taking the patience and kindness to answer me in complete, full detail. I'm glad that I could be of help to you too, indirectly. :)