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.
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.
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.
Nope. Still hiatus. Still need to get to the third phase of Project Derp before I can revive this project.
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...
Oh wow, I can't believe I forgot about this one. I better start working on it again.
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.
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.
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).