Geeks Making Money Isn’t a Fantasy — It’s a Reality.
How do you feel when someone says you’ll never make a cent from your geeky passion?
If you’re anything like me, you get mad. Real mad.
In fact, you’re as upset as Luke Skywalker, because you know you’re capable of of more than just maintaining moisture farm droids, day in and day out. You believe there’s something beyond those blazing twin suns of Tatooine. And you can feel it in the deepest recesses of your soul there’s more to life than Uncle Owen (aka every nay-sayer) is letting on.
Basically, you know you can make money as a geek, no matter what all the Uncle Owens in the world say.
I feel ya.
I started Geek & Prosper because I became so royally fed up with people telling me and other geeks we couldn’t make money from our favorite obsessions and passions, I wanted to prove them wrong.
And they are wrong.
Every single day, geeks make money by:
- Writing about entertainment, pop culture, or anime
- Drawing art for comic books
- Touring the world as professional cosplayers
- Selling custom-designed accessories
- Designing or playing video games
- Vlogging about their favorite products
- Just generally geeking out about their favorite topics (even things like cars, gardening, business, knitting, etc.)
Why can’t you be one of them?
That’s where Geek & Prosper comes in. This site is for anyone ready to learn more about geeky business, careers, entrepreneurship, or the burgeoning industry as a whole.
For example, you’ll find interviews with fellow geek business owners about how they got started in their businesses. You’ll find analysis about the latest news and trends in the geek and pop culture industries. You’ll find blog posts based on my experience as a freelance writer, covering topics like how I navigate that pesky asteroid field of doubts and insecurities and how I market myself so that clients are drawn into my tracking beam of awesomeness (in a sense).
Ultimately, Geek & Prosper is for you “Luke Skywalkers” out there who believe your calling isn’t maintaining droids the rest of your life while stuck under the blazing twin suns of Tatooine, but that it’s doing something valuable with your talents, skills, and passions while getting properly paid for your work.
Are you in? Join me and 250+ other geeks as we explore the business of geekdom!
A Bit More About This Particular Geek…
I’m Bree Brouwer, your fellow Luke Skywalker at heart. I like being called “Her Geekness” sometimes, too.
I started freelance writing in 2012 when my full-time position as an English teacher at an online academy was terminated due to “structural changes.” Before that, I edited my college’s newspaper, built sets for theatre productions, produced three award-winning short films, and tutored dyslexic and ADHD-prone students in reading and language. Oh, and I worked at GameStop.
(Yes, I got hit on a lot.)
As a beginner freelancer, I wrote for a few different video game and entertainment publications, before realizing I wanted to pursue one of my biggest passions: online video. I decided to take a full-time journalist position at the online video news site Tubefilter.com, where I learned way more about YouTube, video, and digital media than I thought was possible.
After a year and a half at that position, I decided to go back to freelancing; I took the information, connections, and experience I gained at Tubefilter to help build my copywriting and content marketing business, this time around aimed predominantly at video and digital media brands. It’s only been a year, but it was a good one: I grossed ~$4000 per month!
Overall, I’ve realized how much happier, fulfilled, and passionate I am running my own business and pursuing my geeky passions, even when times are tough, and especially when others tell me what I’m doing is impossible.
Because let’s face it: when you geek out about something, you’re doing yourself — and the entire world — a favor.
If you’re ready to geek out, enter your email to join the Geek & Prosper Superhero League:
You’ll get four video interviews with business owners who have geeky bents themselves, a checklist of tools you need to get started with your own endeavor, and the occasional email tip or resource from me to help bring you one step closer to becoming an online business superhero.
After all, “do or do not — there is no try.” Right?