I’m a little late with the report this month. My pseudo April Fools article about buying a tank had priority. I call it pseudo April Fools, because I honestly would like to own a tank someday. I have a pile of other frivolous purchases that I’d rather make first.
The second reason I’m a late posting this report is that I’ve taken a part time job. This blog, and it’s success, has directly led to a consulting gig. It’s 20 hours a week. I wish I could say that it’s alternative income, but it’s not. At least much of the work can be done whenever and wherever I want.
Since I’ve been busier with my conventional income, my focus on my alternative income waned. While I made $1837 last month, I found my alternative income drop to $1412. this month. I can attribute almost all of this to a drop in revenue from this website. I had been doing extremely well with various companies paying a premium to advertise on this site. Recently it seems that these companies have decided not to pay that premium.
I usually don’t link to blog about the business of blogging, but I’m going to break that rule. I’ve outgrown my current theme. I realize I can create a much better experience with a different theme – one that I’m creating almost completely from the ground up. It’s quite silly considering that my current theme is not very old. I would chalk it up to simply not applying all the knowledge I had acquired from years of web experience. I got Lazy in my testing. Some new opportunities have come along and this will allow me to take advantage of that. (I may be able to discuss these in the future, but the time isn’t right now.) Lastly, I expect to feature a professionally designed logo by a reader and frequent commenter.