Hi, my name is Mark and I’m a professional hobbiest.
Well, I do it for a living. I just do hobbies. Like model airplanes and drawing other people’s sneakers.
Nope. Nobody pays me.
My Mom sort of does with food because she loves me.
And a bed. A bunk bed.
Yeah, I read that post. I didn’t like the marketing slash business aspect of it. I think that some people try to sell out too early and end up just selling out their personal brand, right? So cashing in is really hard.
Yeah, well that always drives me nuts about some of these guys, like, shouldn’t they be concerned with telling us what is important and creating content that is authentic rather than creating content for someone else under their own name?
Well, they could always eat cold ravioli. That’s what I do. No, you don’t need money.
I think they should separate job from blog and hobby, y’know? Like, if you can be self-sufficient then you could spend free time creating content without having to sell your personal brand, right?
Well, I figure you could do like 1 post every two weeks working 40 hours a week. I guess you couldn’t have a family. Hobbies are your family, right?
You could work part-time, I think, and just live meagerly. Don’t get a hobby that requires significant funds or significant apartment space.
If you don’t have time for a post of anything just have your friends take pictures of you doing your hobby. That’s basically content.
Well cameras are cheap, right?
That much for a camera? No way.
Well, cold ravioli man. It’s what I do.
Yeah, it is spartan and generally unhappy but you gotta’ sacrifice for the good of the hobby and the authenticity of the content.
Whatever, man. No, I can’t give you the employee discount, that’s against the rules. Just get the blue-light special, it saves you like the same amount.
I’d probably get fired if I did that.
At least I’m authentic, right?