a reply to: Midnight13
First I am sorry for your disabilities and troubles.
Second, there is NOTHING WRONG with "just" having an Associates. I have two and they are versatile ones. What are you going for? (I understand if
you do not want to reveal this.) I am a self-employed business owner making a fine living - even though I "just" have Associates. It's possible.
Don't listen to the fools telling you to get into thousands in debt because you "must have" a Bachelor's. All that means is you will work your
butt off, probably unhappily, to pay that debt off forever.
I have a suggestion for you. You say you have disabilities and want to do something arty. This is totally possible to do.
You can make an Etsy shop based on your art, and ONLY selling DIGITAL DOWNLOADS. Benefits to you:
-Able to create art
-Sell art as DIGITAL DOWNLOAD ONLY meaning:
---You create a piece of art one time
and sell the art as a JPG or PDF or something over and over again
even though you only had to
design it once
---You are not bound to an employer and can choose when you work
---Because the art is being sold in digital download format, buyers can buy when you are ill, sleeping, pooping, or partying. You earn money 24 hours
Here is an example of an art shop selling digitally. Look on left hand side to see the number of sales this shop has. Add that up. This is just one
example. I have my own digital Etsy shop which has been open for less than 2 years and I have over 2,500 sales. Like I said, if I am pooping or
partying I make sales...
This shop isn't even a super example, I have seen another shop selling digital art with over 100,000 sales.
Bottom line: don't let what others think is the "right" way to live your life is necessarily right. You are your own person with your own
limitations, and strengths. So design your life the way it is right for you. This IS possible, even if people tell you it isn't.