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Working for myself has been a pipe dream of mine for as long as I can remember. The older I get the less satisfied I felt working for someone else. Things were only getting worse and never better.

Last year was the start of a brand new decade and this year I turned 30. I felt a cosmic pull towards making positive changes to my life. It was time for me to strike out on my own.

After a life-changing breakdown at work, I handed in my notice and for 3 months I’ve been making my way as a writer…


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When it came down to it, I found losing weight to be rather easy. I’ve said I wanted to lose weight since I was 16. However, I never made much progress, instead, my weight steadily increased as I got older.

I’d tried going to the gym but with little to no guidance I never got anywhere — I didn’t know what I was doing. I tried going on diets, but life at university was full of temptations.

Eventually, I resigned myself to the idea that my metabolism was just bad and I was never going to do it.

I always…


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There are a few websites I always have open that I use to make a little bit of extra money each day. Some weeks I can earn as much as $300 extra.

The way I use these sites is alongside my freelance writing career which tethers me to my desk for most of the day. I regularly check the sites for new opportunities and I’m able to make good money doing it.

I wouldn’t recommend these as opportunities instead of a proper job but if you have the time to do them — there’s lots of money to be made.

Prolific


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Negative thinking is much easier than being positive. Just look at the news, war, poverty, pollution, and a whole collection of depressing facts and figures.

People like us are constantly trying to find new ways to rewire our thought patterns into something happier. Most of the time with very little success.

If you’re prone to intensive negative thoughts it can have a ripple effect on every part of your life. It could be a voice that keeps you up a night or an intense feeling of loneliness in a room full of your nearest and dearest.

Once you get stuck…


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When I first read about the membership referral scheme I was excited. It was a brand new way to earn money based on the proven affiliate model.

I’ve never been particularly keen on affiliate marketing before but that was because I’ve never been excited about a product. I am and will continue to be excited about Medium.

It’s a genuine way to make money and I’ve been really happy with some of the returns I’ve made. Not every article is a winner, in fact, most aren’t. However, the odd gem that exceeds expectations can net thousands.\

What’s the Problem With Referrals?

I started sharing out…


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Losing weight has been at the top of my to-do list for 10 years.

I kept putting it off, just one more takeaway, I’ll start tomorrow.

I could come up with excuse after excuse and I’m sure you can too. I got so heavy that I was almost pushing into 300lbs. Before it got that far I decided to get things under control.

My weight ballooned because I was a reckless eater. The why’s don’t matter, fat is fat, I had to get serious about change.

When I Eat

One of the best things I did for myself was learning about intermittent fasting


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Bring Me the Horizon has stormed back onto the scene with the highly anticipated single ‘Die4U.’ The band is continuing their EP series which started last year with the lockdown-inspired POST HUMAN: SURVIVAL HORROR.

Die4U is an unapologetic emo club banger that sees the band continue to move away from their metalcore foundations. Fan’s of the bands’ newer releases will be adding this to their weekend playlist while older fans might give out another sigh.

The video, directed by frontman Oli Sykes, was shot on location in Kiev, Ukraine. …


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In this article, I’ll be breaking down exactly how much money I made from my creative endeavors in August 2021.

Why am I doing this? Because I want to.

Talking about money is not cringe or braggy, it’s just honesty. The idea that talking about how much you earn is dirty was created by your boss to stop employees from discussing their wage packets.

We all know how much the very rich earn, so why not know how much our peers make. It makes sense to me.

How Much I Earned From Writing in August

In August I wrote for two blogging platforms. Only one of these made…


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Making a living writing has literally never been easier.

There are plenty of places online that will pay you for writing. Thousands of companies are paying millions every year for written content. It is not too late to cash in on this lucrative opportunity.

I’ll say that again, it is not too late!

In fact, it’s not going to be too late for a long time yet. Content is the new king and it will reign supreme.

The secret to creating a living as a writer will be revealed in earnest throughout this article. It’s a relatively simple process that…

Ted Rivers

Money, sex, power. Follow me to join the creator revolution and make a living by being unapologetically you. https://tedrivers.medium.com/membership (referral)

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