How YOU Can Be Apart Of My Journey

I officially decided to work towards self-employed/working from home due to having no luck finding a job that is right for me. I feel I will perform better if I am in a job setting that is controlled. My mom does not agree. But she is not in my head nor does she understand the demons in my head. No one knows what best for you than yourself. I have several ways to accomplish this. Even if it’s not to live off on, at least I’ll have some money in my bank account. Even if I get $100 bucks a month, it can at least get me started. I will give you some examples of how you can be apart of the quest. When I am successful, don’t you wanna be like ‘I helped her get to where she is.’ I will remember you when I am successful. I will never forget the people who inspired me to do what I do.

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How You Can Be A Part Of My Journey

Telling Your Company About My Blog– If you work for a company, especially a new one, your company most likely will need someone to get the word out. I can write a blog post that represents your company, brand etc. I did a post like that for Grammarly. Click here if you wanna read it.

I also reviewed an app called Freeprints. Click here to check that out.

I feel this can be a start for my Freelancing career. I mostly write about autism and mental health. However, I write about other topics because I don’t want to limit myself.

Patreon- I have a Patreon for my art and my YouTube. I wanted separate accounts because I want my art business and my YouTube stuff separate. If I have multiple things on the same Patreon, I feel this will confuse the supporters. So I made another Patreon for my YouTube to make things easier. This is my art Patreon and this is my YouTube Patreon. I have some awesome rewards in store for those who donate. For instance, you may get access to Patreon-only posts. Say I get some equipment for my YouTube or art, you will be the first to know and you will be thanked in a post.

Buying My Art– I make blender renders, cosplays and photography. I opened up a shop for my art. I use Redbubble because I know of them and have used them before. I rather use a site I have heard of than a site I don’t know about and their quality is rubbish.  Redbubble allows you to have the art in a phone case, apparel, home decor etc. I will also link back my store art to my Pinterest account to take you right to the image you may want.

Requesting Commissions- I have a blog post regarding this. It explains my requirements for commissions. I wanna set little ground rules as to what art I will and will not accept. My rates are not expensive. Check out my Deviantart page so you get a feel of my work. Also, I could have made a render you already may want. If Fiverr is easier for you, you can pick the service you want and message me. I suggest messaging me before you order so I get an understanding of what you want. I want to make sure I got down what you want.

I also will have affiliate links in my blog, this means I get a small reward for showing you some neat stuff. To make it less annoying, I will just review the product and add the affiliate link(s). Say I have a microphone I think the reader may want, I will write a review of that mic and add the affiliate link(s). I will just pin the blogs with affiliate links on Pinterest. I don’t want to annoy the reader constantly plugging links in my blog.

Telling your friend about this blog– You can tell your friends about my blog if you cannot afford to support me. Sharing my posts to your friends, family etc is a great way. Or you can have me write a guest post on a topic you’ll like. Preferably what I blog about on here so it makes more sense.

Follow My Steemit blog- I have a Steemit blog, on Steemit, you get money when someone upvotes your posts. This is a free way to support me if you may not have money to buy my art or for Patreon. Matter of fact, this is a preferred method since it’s costing you literally nothing.

You can also purchase my new eBook! I wrote a book about autism to showcase how we struggle with jobs. How it’s hard for us to find and keep a job. Get your copies here!

I don’t want this to look like an e-beg post, but more of a helping hand post. I want to eventually move out of my folks’ house and be on my own. To be in a setting better for my well being.

I would love to achieve these goals in the next year or so. I believe I can do it. It’s so much better than having a job that will make my mental health worse. My mental health is more important than anything in the world. My mom may not agree with working from home because I need to ‘get out’ but if I work from home and make more money than I would on a retail job, I can get out more. If I was on my folks’ car insurance, I could go to a park just to get some air, go to the mall and walk around, get some exercise.

One thing I learned is to prove people wrong, I can’t prove with words working from home is better for me, I have to prove it with actions.

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YouTube Makes Changes To Its Partner Program

YouTube is at it again punishing smaller channels for what someone else did! You will hate Logan Paul after you read this blog.26850001_730849653776499_8260528655939430893_o

In case you haven’t heard, YouTube recently made a statement that they will require channels to have 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 hours of watch time in order to make money. That is a little too much. The watch time will be harder for channels that make shorter videos.

I am simply going to voice how I feel about it. This is not a rant, nor a complaint video, actually hear me out before you comment. Actually read from top to bottom before you comment.

People have a reason to be upset about this, different channels made a different amount of money, so just because you were only making 2 cents and you don’t care doesn’t mean it applies for everyone.

This is not just about money, YouTube promotes monetized content so this change will make it 2x harder for us to get out there. If the content isn’t making YouTube money, they will not promote it.

Imagine being at work, you’re a new employee, the boss comes up to you and says “now you must have worked here for 5 months before you can get a check.” So that means you have to work FOR FREE for 5 months before you can get paid.
You would quit your job, you don’t want to do all that work and not get anything in return, so this may drive some small fries to quit. Not because they only care about money. But because they are sick of YouTube punishing smaller channels and rewarding the big channels. I believe this is a response to the Logan Paul incident. Just like how YouTube brought in the 10k rule after the thing with Pewdiepie. If you don’t know what Logan Paul did, he went to the suicide woods in Japan and got on tape the body of a man who killed himself and posts it on YouTube. It caused a lot of  uproar that YouTube demonetizes innocent content but allows this mess to happen. So if you are upset, mad etc about this change, blame Logan Paul.

Like it or not, people are gonna be upset. If you had a dream, then come to find out it’s gonna be a lot harder, you would feel discouraged. So it’s a little insensitive to think people can’t have a say in things. Or shamming a small creator for being upset. You have no right to tell someone what they can or can’t be upset over.

At the same time, YouTube is cracking down on channels who steal content, you wouldn’t want someone making money off of something you did right. Like with YouTube’s 10K rule. A kid stole one of my videos from my Aaliyah Holt channel ( and was stupid enough to tag me on Twitter) because he was “out of ideas.”
Because of YouTube’s rule, he was prevented from monetizing my content. That is the only reason I didn’t report the video because he wasn’t making anything from it. You will be thanking YouTube if your video gets stolen and the channel is under the threshold. Had YouTube not had the 10K rule, this kid would have been making money off a video I worked my butt off on.

It’s not fair for YouTube to constantly punish small channels for what a big YouTuber does, but in reality, one person can fu*k it up for everyone else. For example, when my mom used to work, her lunch break was one hour, then people abused it and it was shortened to 30 mins. Another reason I would not be able to hold down a job, I’d go nuclear at the change, because people with autism don’t like changes.

In the first place, you should NOT make YouTube your only source of income. Affiliate links, selling merch, Patreon, whatever you have to do, get it done. You could make double with a backup source than you would with Adsense.

One set back I can see is this change will increase the amount of sub for sub, buying subscribers etc. I already had enough of sub for sub people before, but imagine how many sub for sub people I will ban from my channel now.

Do not sub4sub, it will not work. And you still need the watch hours. Here is the video in blog form if you wanna see it. YouTube isn’t going to be easy. But nothing is really.

15 Facts About Me You Never Knew

For reaching 50 subscribers on YouTube, I decided to share some interesting facts about me.

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The first fact about me is, I won the lottery, on my first time playing.

I randomly decided to play the year my mom graduated from high school, and it came out in a box, BTW when you play the lottery you get a straight ticket and a box, a box is the numbers can be in any order, straight meaning they are in the order they were called. I won 100 dollars. Sadly, I had to use it for lunch because I had a hard time affording lunch for school. And I didn’t qualify for the free lunch program. If I had money for lunch, I could have put this money towards future use such as clothes, if I wanted to see a movie.

The second fact is,  I actually had a YouTube channel in 2010

yes, you read this right, I owned a channel before the others I started up, I posted a video of me saying something funny and YouTube gave me a copyright strike. Out of anxiety, I deleted the channel. And I made a new one which is my OLD Aaliyah Holt channel.

The third fact is, I tried making mashed potatoes with buttermilk

I was out of milk and wanted to see how it will come out with buttermilk, and it did not come out right. Trust me on this. Lesson learned, don’t use buttermilk to make potatoes.

The fourth fact, I was injured TWICE

When I was in high school, back to back. When I was in high school, one month, I  bruised my shoulder one month, and the next month, I badly sprained my ankle. I am clumsy lol.

The fifth fact, I had an eating disorder

Yup, this was when I was 16,  I tell you, think twice before you want to call someone fat for not being pencil thin. Whether you like it or not, most ladies will have curves. Get over yourself. I hate fat shaming douche bags, I really do, and I lose respect for you if you judge people for their weight. Careless about how much they weigh and more about their personality. What number they are on a scale doesn’t mean a damn thing!

The sixth fact, I said “chicken” to replace swearing, I am a weird person, and random, and I thought it was creative yet funny. Don’t judge me, alright. I also love fried chicken.

The seventh fact, I got heat stroke one hot summer.

In 2012, that year was extremely hot, following an unusually warm winter, and I sweated a lake in a parade I marched in. Kinda sad I was the only person affected. The parade was 1.2 miles long. Followed another long walk to the bus. I guess I got unlucky that day.

The eighth fact, I hated the word “useful”

If you played Minecraft StoryMode by Telltale games, if you beat episodes 5-8, play episode 7 and you will know why. An overuse of a word makes me hate it apparently.

Ninth fact,  I have never had a job

I have talked about this a few times, between a disability, and limited jobs where I live. It’s hard finding a job that is suitable. It would have been too much for me having school, marching band/band, and work. So I decided to wait until  I graduated. As of now, 2018, I have had no luck with finding employment. I started a new blog about autism where I talk about my struggles with employment. You can follow that here. I can say because of having no job and because it’s hard to find one, I have no money for hosting so I can have a custom domain for my blog.

10th fact, I hate oatmeal.

It looks like vomit in a bowl, and I think its nasty.

11th fact, I’m lactose intolerant

I cannot drink milk, and this made things difficult when I was in school, the lunch ladies kept asking me for milk and having to tell them OVER AND OVER, that I cannot drink milk. Thankfully, I  got on the free lunch program and it was in the system. I was getting annoyed. I haven’t taken milk in 3 years and the lunch ladies couldn’t use common sense.

12th fact, I earned all my high school credits early

I could have graduated a semester early, but I wanted to finish my last semester of school so I can go to prom and just graduate with the rest of the clan. I wanted to attend prom and do Sr ‘ditch day.’

13th fact, I went to a Catholic school ( I am not even Catholic)

The schools in the city are bad, my folks didn’t want me going to a public school, the school they wanted me to attend was full, so they put me in a Catholic school. And I hated the school, the principal was a witch. The first and second-grade teacher was nice, but the third and fourth-grade teacher was mean. And a teacher who yells is ‘mean’ to me. That is not a healthy way to get people to listen. It will not work. Bargain with the kids. Like ‘ if you can behave, I will give you X.’ Don’t take this personal, I just don’t fit in at religious schools. Too strict.

14th fact,  I put mustard on fish sticks

You probably want to walk away at this fact, but I use tartar sauce or hot sauce on fish when I didn’t have neither, me and my weird self-used mustard. You guys are going to think I have weird ass food cravings. I was not pregnant just so you know. (When women are pregnant, they can have weird cravings, very weird.)

15th Fact, I have Asperger’s, I gave this away a few facts back. I struggle with autism. I see the world in black and right. I’m hated on because I can’t understand people’s views. It’s rough.

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