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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Goal: Improve writing/$$$$
This one is dead. I don't have the time, energy, or motivation to continue with it. At least, not for now.
Goal: $$$$/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.
Goal: Miscellaneous work skills
Nothing to report.
Still no new single girls. Going to keep being single for a long time at this rate.
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.