I finally got around to doing an upgrade to the site. It's not actually what I had in mind, but it came out close enough! It's at least better than…
It’s been a while since posting an update about the plan. I cover the investing strategy in another post, but I have been reading a few books that all mention the same things.
Prime examples are setting goals and getting into habits, specifically habits that were determined before emotions get in the way.(more…)
Moving into the new apartment wasn’t without issues. The big issue was the internet. While I get free community wifi service, it doesn’t work for any wired device or 2.4ghz wireless clients.
So my main desktop computer couldn’t get online, but at least my client-provided work laptops could.
The goal was to get wired access to Spectrum Community Service along with support for smart outlets which weren’t connecting to the apartment community wifi.(more…)
Looking to do some selling on eBay and Amazon, I pulled the trigger on a wholesale order. But now, I am kind of regretting it. There were a few pitfalls I clearly ran into, but I was rushed to get an order placed in order for it be delivered in time to capitalize on holiday shopping.
So far, everything has been terrible, though. Just getting 400 pounds of stuff delivered to my apartment wasn’t fun. To make things worse, the boxes were really beat up when they got here, and the retail boxes of the items inside also weren’t in the greatest condition.
After talking to the only person who reads any of these posts, it came up that eBay was once a primary source of revenue for me, but not now. What caused eBay to go downhill? Was it from Amazon’s competition? More than likely, it was me.
A couple years ago, eBay was bringing in the most money consistently. However, I was more active in selling than I am now. Over the months, I slowly stopped selling online. One site that was doing well that was also listing on eBay was bitcoin related, which eBay then frowned upon and removed the listings…then I started giving up.
I need to get serious when it comes to selling websites. It’s really the only thing I have started, isn’t dependent on actual clients and contracts, and can, at least partially, be automated to sell without my direct involvement constantly.
I am working on some marketing plans to help sell the websites and think it’s time I finally pull the trigger. The key will be to do it consistently, tweaking as I go. But to start things off, I have to do something.
I have an investment deal coming up, but I have to move some money around to have the cash to do it. That’s looking like I could come up short without cashing out of some investments. Now, I am thinking I should try to get my low-performing money generating methods working a little better to cover the difference.
In order to generate some new client work, I started offering some packages. The plan is to offer a standard amount of work that I can easily quote a price on and complete. Something that I can throw up a Buy It Now button without having to have a discussion first about all the requirements and goals.
The idea is basically to eliminate custom development and just focus on standard pages most people need. I will also be including some more marketing and SEO related services, as well. The plan is to use each to promote the others, so I can do an ecommerce site, plus SEO. If you already have a site, I can just do the SEO.
Here’s the first update from the shirt selling strategy. Getting the site set up seemed easy, but there were a lot of minor issues that popped up along the way. Once that was working, getting everything over to eBay and Amazon had problems. Right now, I am mainly focused on the paid designs since I have money tied up into getting them designed that I feel obligated to push these through first.