3 Tips to Monetize Your Legal Passion
Even if the internet seems like it has all the answers, don't pray to it.
Reality check: the internet is a soulless amalgam of information. But that's what blog writers are for: to give human perspective.
Like, how do you monetize your legal passion? You know you've been asking yourself the same question.
Know Your Passion
If you are dreading your decision to become a lawyer, welcome to the cruel world. But in the beginning, there had to be something that pushed you here.
Maybe you wanted to change the world. Maybe you wanted to stimulate your brain. Maybe you just wanted a well-paying career. Whatever it was, that was your legal passion.
So go with it. Just make sure you align your passion with what you're good at. There's nothing quite as cringy as a lawyer-comedian or a bad karaoke singer.
Lost Your Passion?
If you lost that passion, it's not the end of the world. Maybe you're just getting old; the end of the world comes after that.
Seriously, you can even monetize your daily life. Turn commuting into Ubering or Carvertising on your way.
The internet says there are at least seven ways to monetize your life doing what you already do. That way, you can rest any day you like.
Found Your Passion!
In a perfect world, you find your passion. Now you just need to make more money doing it. Here are some suggestions:
- Teach a law class
- Tutor bar-takers
- Mediate disputes
- Write a blog
In 2011, there were 101 ways to make money with a law degree without practicing law. By now it must be over five million. You know how it is with the internet.
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