So much has happened over the last week. First, my precious laptop died. My motherboard died out and they want to charge me more than it's worth to repair. So, I told the Geek Squad at Best Buy to pull the hard drive and make it external. Still waiting for them to get back to me. Files are confirmed to be there, thank God, but Geek Squad is so backed up I have to wait days just to get a backup lol. My ebooks and stories are all on that hard drive so I'm stuck waiting. Thankfully, I have print copies of everything. The bad side is the anxiety of waiting to get my files back. I've … [Read more...] about Laptop Crashed, Joining Freelancer.Com, Blue Dusk Publishing, Launching Youtube Channel
Today is the Simathon for the SimsPlayhouse. Today, I'll be streaming Sims 4 in honor of Simsplayhouse birthday. I'm hoping to get in at least 4-6 hours of game play. I have a couple of clients to work with, plus I'm finishing up on making final tweaks to this site and setting up the last of my pricing tables. Once my site is 100% complete, then I'll head over and get to the hard part: SEO. I think I may also host a few giveaways to build up my portfolio. I realize I've signed way too many NDA's over the last two years and now I can't use the sites I developed as a reference. Need to build … [Read more...] about Simathon
I'm not sure how I managed to pull it off, but I did it. I set a goal in January that if I did not reach 100 sales by February first, I was closing my etsy shop down for good. Well, as of Feb 1, I am at 109 sales! I started out at 60 sales in January and it took me two years to get that 60 sales. Here are some things I did in January to gain those 49 sales. Etsy Teams: It was a pain in the ass to play those etsy promotion games. I joined about 10 teams and I also joined some promotion facebook groups. I played the games just about every day. Games like post one product then favorite … [Read more...] about Reached 100 Sales on Etsy
So, I think I've pretty much figured out my plan for 2016. Going to map out my journey to passive income so that I can work less hours and spend more time at home with my daughter. I have many ideas and through the year I'm going to journal everything here on my blog. Shopify stores: I've actually run a few tests on the shopify platform and it's been a success. The first site is premadebookcovers.net, where you can get a beautiful looking ebook cover for an affordable price. I've already sold 6 covers within the first 30 days, generating $60.00. So, I've decided I'm going to keep that … [Read more...] about Many New Updates
It's official. I've made the decision to leave the Upwork platform, it's just not for me. I did merge over from Elance, and landed a few jobs, but I just cannot handle starting from scratch. There's one thing Upwork has more than Elance and any other platform: Low balling job offers. Unfortunately, I cannot work 5-6 hour jobs for $5.00. Not only that, once escrow is released, I have to wait an additional 6 days to get my money. I'm sure as time goes, Upwork will become a better platform and then I may just consider returning. Until then, no no no no no! It's not for me. I'm leaving my profile … [Read more...] about Leaving Upwork!