Monday, 2 September 2013

Projects Update

Current debt: Still $11,000

It's time for an update here! As many of you may be aware, my new job has taken up a lot, and I mean A LOT, of my time and energy. Like D4 said, maybe it's time to drop the projects and just focus on my job, I mean, there's a definite payout, and I'll have my time and energy for myself.

But in the evenings and weekends when I'm not working, I still want to be productive. I know initially the point of these projects were to find an additional source of income. Now, they've expanded into broadening my skill-sets, testing unusual theories I've found, AND an extra source of income.

With that being said, I realized within a week of working, I had to deactivate certain projects. Here's where each of them stand.

For some.

Active:

Project Derp:

Goal: $$$$

I can't give this one up. I don't think I ever could. Especially after all the work I've put into it. Also, the fact that it somehow manages to keep improving even I neglect it for weeks at a time. The traffic keeps coming in, in August we managed to cover 2/3rds of the monthly cost.

I just need to find a way to throw 50 more hours into this project and I think it'll be safe to go. Then I can finally make a post about the second phase and get started on the third phase. Yes I may have a job, but if I can have something earning me money on the side without anymore work, that would be awesome.

Project Vegas:

Goal: Travel

I was considering putting this project down. The original goal was to use the money gained from Project Derp to abuse the loophole for Project Vegas.

And then I realized, I have a decent job now with a decent wage. My disposable income has quadrupled if not quintupled. In addition, having a full-time job bypasses some of the earlier restrictions in the aforementioned loophole.

Give me a month or two to complete this one. Now that I have the money, all I have to do is play the waiting game.

And I can wait, I'm patient.

Project Pandering:

Goal: Learn and re-learn skills.

This one is surprisingly going better than I expected. Sure, I don't have as much time for it as I'd like to work on this one but still, any progress is good.

I've also taken the liberty of using my new disposable income to purchase some additional hardware for this project. Will I have the time to properly utilize them? We'll see. I hope so, would like to show some of my completed work in the future.

Project Jason:

Goal: Exercise

This is probably the only project that I have been consistently working at. 3 times a week, no exceptions. I generally go after work, work-out for an hour or so, and then head home under the pretense that I had to "work late today".

After 6 weeks of lifting weights I certainly feel stronger and I've noticed that I can lift a lot more weight than I initially could. I also look a bit more toned but no one else is going to be seeing me without a shirt anytime soon.

Hopefully more visible results will happen soon.

At least I'm not as bad as him.

Deactivated projects:

Project Pitch:

Goal: Improve writing/$$$$

This one is dead. I don't have the time, energy, or motivation to continue with it. At least, not for now.

Project Cold:

Goal: $$$$/Miscellaneous work skills\

Summer has ended, I have a full-time job. There isn't a way to keep going with this one EVEN if I wanted to.

Project copy:

Goal: Miscellaneous work skills

Nothing to report.


Move along.



Project Koi:

Goal: Dating

Still no new single girls. Going to keep being single for a long time at this rate.

Project Raven:

Goal: $$$$

Oh man, Project Raven. I'll do a post about this one in the future and about how you could do it. I know people who have gotten away with this and made thousands.You probably need to live in Canada to do this one properly but I'm certain there are variations of it in other countries.


And that concludes my project updates. Next month I'm just going to discuss new, active, and newly deactivated projects. And hopefully, when a full paycheque arrives I can make some progress towards my debt.

For the first time in a long time, my future looks bright, I have a sense of direction, I know what I'm doing, and I have interesting goals on the side.

And that feels good.

26 comments:

  1. I think it's great that you are keeping up with so many of your projects. And well done with the working out, I found that it does take a while for the muscles to show, but it's only when you stop doing it you realise that your body was changing shape.

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  2. The more you concentrate on being single, the longer you'll be single. They say (and I know it's cliche but it's true) that you only "find" love when you stop looking for it...

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  3. Sounds like you made smart decisions on what to kill for now... you can only do so much!

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  4. sad to hear about project koi

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  5. Sounds like you have many under control, be nice to just have automatic money on the side. I live in canada so spill on Raven lol 1000's sounds good for my debt load

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  6. Stupid jobs! They get in the way of everything -- except eating and having a place to live.

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  7. Sounds like life is good right now! Enjoy it!

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  8. It sounds like everything's starting to come together, I can't wait until I feel like that about my life.

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  9. I'm happy for you man. Deactivation here isn't elimination, and at first I thought that was what you had made of my comment.

    You know, project Koi can just be rearranged. Maybe if with your newly found income you occasionally went out for that glass of scotch, you could find a flirt. Just saying. You're somewhat stable now, it's attractive.

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  10. Aww dude, I can make an educated guess as to the details of each of them, but you're still vague as ever. Are we ever going to get to know what you're up to? The infinite suspense is strong enough to kill a train by now.
    Sounds like the active ones are coming along really nicely though. Good for you, keep it up!

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  11. I'm glad things are going well! Is Raven the pyramid scheme? :)

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  12. Your positive attitude is so wonderful and I'm very happy for you!

    It looks like you're good at prioritizing your goals. And I laughed at the "and I can wait, I'm patient" picture.

    G'luck w/the goals you're continuing on with!! And hurrah for a job that makes you happy!

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  13. Planning is great. But, make sure you don't overdo yourself out.
    Keep your heart alive too, other than your mind.

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  14. Nice update and some wise choices. So good to write these things down.

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  15. The one I'm proud of you for pursuing most is Project Jason, going three times a week is brilliant for you buddy and I'm very proud, just keep on going man, great post.

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  16. Well, you have set a heap of goals!

    Just try to break them down into more simpler things and then try to achieve them.

    Good luck man!

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  17. good luck
    dont add more projects try to continue with old ones
    try to balance them

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  18. If you can go to Vegas, go to Vegas. Elvis impersonators, blackjack, and strippers. Can't go wrong with a combination like that.

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  19. I'm glad to hear you killed some of these projects! Not that it's bad to have a lot going on, but sadly, it's usually easier to get money from a job than a project. Besides, now you can focus on the projects you like and not just the ones that might potentially make money.

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  20. Sometimes things just need to go on the back burner for a while. Especially if you're working on so many projects. Good luck with all of them!

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  21. Good luck! Stick with the projects that work

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  22. i also wish that i can earn those money like the porject you did~ >.<

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  23. Having future goals and projects give us inspiration in life, your post actually inspired me to set some projects for myself too because I've been feeling demotivated lately.
    So glad you've completed some of those projects, keep it up :)

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  24. Nice clean up there! At least you know that you're on the right track :)

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