Friday, 3 May 2013

Projects Update

Current debt:  $12,500

Time for an update with my projects. It's finally summer, I haven't been able to get a full-time job (two part-time ones will have to suffice for now) so that leaves me with plenty of time to get work done on everything. In theory anyways.

And because some projects are actually making me money now, I've decided to see if I could put a dent in my ever increasing debt. At the top of my post we can see my current debt and I'll update it every month.

But it's confession time, I'm still pretty irate at my ex's recent actions so I've been taking some me time. You know how some women console themselves by eating an entire bucket of ice cream in one sitting? I indulged myself in 8 to 12 hour non-stop gaming sessions. It's unhealthy and kind of stupid but I don't care at the time because it makes me feel happier.

Punching people in the face is very therapeutic.

Project Pitch:

I've gotten tired of waiting for the editors to get back to me on the pitch I submitted back in January. It's still sitting there, waiting to be approved a second time so I can write the actual thing (and get paid).

So I went out and submitted 2 more pitches. And both of those are still sitting there, waiting to go through the whole process again. I'm hopeful, though I should probably keep throwing things at them until something sticks.

Project Derp:

Ah, this project. It really does feel like climbing a mountain or something. Everytime I take a step forward I can look behind me and see how far I've come. And yet, I can look up and see how much further I still have to go.

Despite significant increases in traffic, the second phase is still only about a third of the way to becoming self-sufficient. And after that, I'll still need to turn a decent profit before I can consider moving up to the third and final phase. I'm also working on a small side-project which will hopefully boost revenue. It may be a short-term solution but may provide insight as to how more long-term ventures in Project Derp should be organized.

Project Vegas:

Nope. Still hiatus. Still need to get to the third phase of Project Derp before I can revive this project.

Project Cold:

Marketing is going well. I wish I could have this as a full-time job because I'm making at least $15/h and up to $50/h. Unfortunately, this is all from commissions and if no one is home to talk with me and book an estimate I can't make any money. Kind of sucks being restricted to 3 hour shifts on evenings and weekends but a job is a job.

I'm hoping to get into the second phase of this project first but I need my manager to do a few things first. It's a bit odd how all the other marketers have disappeared and I'm the only one left...

Project Copy:

Oh wow, I can't believe I forgot about this one. I better start working on it again.

Project Koi:

Anyone who hasn't read about my recent failure at getting a new girlfriend via online dating can read part 1 and part 2 here.

Cheryl just sent me another message, I'm going to ignore it.

Project Pandering:

I've been throwing this one around for a long time but I didn't have the hardware to really do it justice. But thanks to my recently upgraded computer I think I can try and give this one a go again. It involves me getting back in touch with whatever husk of an artsy side I have left.

And ideally making a bit of cash on the side.

Project Raven:

Oh boy, this, this project I know is probably going to offend some people. Some of you will find it unethical, the rest will probably find it hilarious. Assuming I can get it to work. I've seen other people have resounding success with it before, and it won't take long for me to try it out.

Looking at the debt that I've built up, I could use the money. And suddenly the ways that I obtained said money seem less important. Don't worry, what I'm doing is completely legal. I'm not becoming the next Walter White.

And that concludes my monthly update on my projects. I've added 2 new ones to the queue which are Project Pandering and Project Raven respectively. Feel free to comment on any of them. I'm slowly getting less vague with some of the older projects but I don't want to give full details unless I'm successful (like Project Cold) or completely failed (like Project Koi).


  1. But you would make quite a lot of money if you entered the meth trade. I'm left wondering what shady antics you're up to though.

  2. I must admit, Project Raven has me wondering if I'll be offended or amused. Probably amused, it takes a lot to offend me :)

  3. you're a man of projects, Damian!

  4. I know men who console themselves with food, too - that's not a gender-linked coping mechanism.

    But having been through many relationships - there's no advantage to harboring bitterness over the other person moving on. It just makes sense to move on, too.

  5. Sounds like you'll stay busy all summer long and hmm my debt is like 4 times that lol

  6. video games are a good stress reliever

  7. Project Koi would be an interesting blog in and of itself. Or maybe you could turn your life into a reality show? I would do that with mine, but my life is too boring.

  8. Goodness how do you manage all these projects simultaneously!!??

  9. It sounds like you're doing quite well. Don't blame you for the gaming sessions, we all need to blow off some steam sometimes.

  10. Good luck reducing your debt. I think keeping a rolling total will be excellent for keeping you accountable.

    Sorry about the ex issues. Usually these rebound relationships don't last... Taking the high road, like you are, is always the best policy. Take care.

    PS...thanks for your kind words of condolence.

  11. But... it would've been cool to have our own Heisenberg. It's just a little upsetting to know this isn't possible... ts.

    I wanna see people get offended though. I'm looking forward to that one!

  12. You have so many projects that one is bound to pay off for you soon.

  13. How is it unethical? What is it? I'M SO CURIOUS AHHHH

  14. Lovr the draw when you ignore the messsge!

  15. I am curious about the one you are going to think offends people!

  16. I just want you to know mate that that me time that you've been taking is exactly what you deserve, you're angry and rightfully so. You're doing a great job with these projects and you should feel proud of yourself no matter what as gay or whatever that might sound, keep it up buddy!

  17. Now I am most intrigued with Project Raven...!! LOL!!

    When I get the blues I watch all seven seasons of The Golden Girls back to back! LOL!

    Take care

  18. Oh, man... I want to hear more about Project Raven. I hope it won't take too long for you to give us an update. I'm sure it will spark some lively debate ;)

    And I'm jealous of your debt, btw. Mine is about 10 times that. Stupid education/mortgage.

  19. Welp, after reading the post about your ex I can understand where you're coming from.

    It's ok to be angry, but it's good to see that you haven't lost focus on most of your projects.

    Keep on trucking!

  20. All these projects sound really interesting. Any more info on Pitch? Perhaps a previous post I missed? I'll definitely be reading more about Koi. As for Raven - Fuck bitches, get money

  21. Gaming unhealthy??? You must be mistaken! ;)

  22. Unethical? Offensive? I want to know the details of Project Raven NOW!

    Also, $12,500 is nothing. I still have school loans that I'll be paying off till I'm well into my 40s. I hope these projects are successful, though, and that debt can start shrinking (rather than expanding).

  23. Those are a lot of different projects to keep track of! Hope they pan out the way you want them to.

  24. Have you thought about doing your course part time , in England i know most Universities charge much less if one does it part time.

    Liking the Walter White art, i don't think i will ever look at a stanley knife again with the same innocence.