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Today I resigned. I can no longer pay my expenses. Being employed as an electrician, but classified as an unskilled worker, I was paid $500 per month. I generate more expenses than if I didn't work, and I mean only rent and food here. I haven't bought anything for myself in the 6 months since I've been working, apart from a book and a pair of headphones, and the rent is one of the cheapest and leaves much to be desired. I'm not here to complain, this is life and I have to move forward... But I feel like I'm blind with no direction and no trace of hope.
What is left for me to do? Coding? SMMA? Droop shipping? But I just want to learn something real, a real skill... To become exceptional at it and make money as a reward not as a necessity.
 
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Where the hell does an electrician make only $500/mo? What country?

IF you're skilled trade is NOT valued in your area, MOVE to where it is.

The electricians in my neighborhood are getting paid $500 for a few hours of work.
 

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Where the hell does an electrician make only $500/mo? What country?

IF you're skilled trade is NOT valued in your area, MOVE to where it is.

The electricians in my neighborhood are getting paid $500 for a few hours of work.

The unfortunate truth people don't like to admit is that there are two worlds separated by an invisible wall. In one world, everything is easy. Food is plentiful, even lazy idiots have well-paying jobs, and anyone who is willing to work, save, and invest can get ahead. If you're born in this world, congratulations, half your problems were solved for you at birth.

In the other world, it's a completely different story. Food is hard to come by. Talented people are left with no employment, or if they are employed, they get pennies. Money becomes worthless so quickly that it's just not worth saving, investing, or working any harder than you have to. If you're not connected to the government, or willing to kill and steal, you won't get ahead.

How do you hop from one world to the other? You have to pass through the invisible wall. But here's the catch: people in the rich world really don't want too many people from the poor world coming in. They threaten their way of life. And way more people live in the poor world than the rich world. So there are barriers. The barriers get higher every year, and during times of economic stress, they get even higher.

The biggest risk that a lot of these people take is trying to pass through that invisible wall. There are people who make money selling the dream of crossing through, unscrupulous people. Yet everyone who makes it says it's worth it. They'd rather be a poor immigrant in the rich world than a middle-class native in the poor world. No wonder they drive their kids so hard to succeed!

OP either needs to move, or find a valuable pain point to solve in his country. He won't make it by doing drop shipping or SMMA. Many rich countries need people like him, but he's gonna need to do the work and take the risk. It's unfair but it is what it is.
 

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