My Next Project
This year I've animated a music video, made an online course, made enough content for daily updates for over a year and published two books. What's next?
1. Story Book
I've done non-fiction. Maybe I should try fiction. I love a challenge
Kids book - Short stories that teach life lessons
Junkieman - A story about a superhero who takes drugs to power up.
Popeman - A story of what the two political extremeness (far left/far right) believe each other to be.
I've had this idea since the end of last year. I'm still unsure how many people would actually buy them though. Maybe I should start with something cheeper on my end.
Use pin designs on merchandise. Some sites will handle the printing and delivery for me, taking a small cut in sales. This will save me any upfront costs.
4. Phone App
It gives me a reason to learn new skills.
An app that contains all my work. Comics. Videos. Writing.
A create your own character app (made in flash years ago so I already know the framework)
Simple game - I could learn how to make a simple game then add a twist on it to make it unique.
I could see how much I could make from buying a product and selling it for higher on Facebook /ebay etc.
I could see how much I could make in a month. Allowing for lots of smaller sales instead of one big one.
I've done coaching training. I've written two books that help people coach themselves to a happier life. I've over 50 comics that help people coach themselves.
I know how to help people find answers to their problems. Coaching pays well. I just need to find customers that would be willing to pay for my services.
I could animate some of my comics. I think my Easy! English/Chinese series would work even better in animated form. If I keep the animation simple dubbing/subtitles in any language would be easy.
Animate The Rocco Effect comics.
Animate a new music video.
8. Share notes from books
I could share all the notes I've took whilst reading. People love those lists and it gives me a change to solidify what I've learnt. If I have enough notes I could even make premium lists.
9. Premium Lists
I've already got a few up, but I've enough original content to make even more.
Online Course - I could re upload my course here. The fact I can include writing is even better. I wanted to include tasks and questions for each lesson, but skillshare made that impossible to do.
Easy! Chinese - A short series of comics that will teach you basic Chinese.By the end of the first set you'll be able to give a brief introduction of yourself.
How to publish a book on amazon - It's easy. I could write up a short course on how to do it. I'll be competing against James so maybe I should focus on something else.
Hidden Gems - A list of Tv shows/Films that you may have not heard of that are worth watching.
10. New Job/house
Maybe I should put all my focus into finding a new job. I can return to my own projects once I've decided what I'm doing and have my own place (In the UK or Teaching again in another country).
I don't like working hard and getting nowhere. Job search is this on repeat. Great job, apply, get job, lousy contract, no room for negotiations, back to square one. I don't know if I can put all my focus into something that brings me so much dread. I need something that brings hope/happiness to my life.
This needs done, but I'll put in just enough energy to keep it moving forward and not so much that I feel I'm wasting all my time.