I’ve Made More than $2Million Online Because of My Depression

My depression is a blessing and a curse

Abena Talks
7 min readFeb 17, 2022


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I have published more than 8000 blog posts and long-form articles on the Internet.

I published my first article online in 2007. Through dark days, anxious days, and tremble days, still I write. (put the fear and tremble days article there)

I was diagnosed with very mild depression in 2005, it worsened over the years. I went through phases where all I could do was write on my phone, in bed, in a very dark and cold room.

Writing is like an anti-depressant for me, when I write, I feel alive. It’s like popping a very strong mood-enhancing drug. When I write, I feel no pain.

I am no Hemingway or Dr. Maya Angelou, I am Abena, or Edina, whatever you want to call me. Abena Talks, that’s me.

I write every day, I rarely take breaks, and this act of writing like a woman on a mission to change the world has helped me earn more than $2million over the years.

$2million is a conservative estimate because there are many gaps in my financial statements, I can’t calculate the total sum.

I started earning real money from my blogs, my content writing business, and my various underground writing projects in 2017. I have made more than $1million in the past two years.

But How?

Most people don’t believe it, they think it sounds crazy, it’s not crazy. It’s realistic. People that say it’s not realistic are people who don’t want to accept that with success comes an insane amount of work.

It might not feel like work if you love what you do but there are times when you might not feel like writing or producing that next piece of art. We are human at the end of the day. Flawed, moody, and often lazy.

By nature, I am a lazy person. People don’t believe me when I say that. They think I’m just saying that to make them feel better. People that…



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