Friday, March 27, 2009

It's Finally Spring!

After starting March with a storm that gave us about 10 inches of snow, it was nice when the weather did start warming up by the end of the month.

With so many snow storms, we had a lot more sand on the front lawn than normal, so I spent the better of a day trying to sweep it off into the street to be cleaned up with the rest of the sand on the road.

As I swept the sand, I was also cleaning up leaves left over
from last fall, broken branches and trash.

I was amazed at how much sand there was. Town workers actually
cleaned the sidewalk across the street twice before they returned
with the street sweeper several days later.

It's been a few months since my last update, and even though I haven't been blogging, I have been busy online

I received my first commission payment from PepperJam, which was about $150, in February. My second payment was less than half that, but I had made the mistake of not working on my websites in January (and again in February, so I'll be paying for that with next month's payment).

In March, I finally reached payout from Amazon, which is mostly based on one of the only things I did do in January, I stopped trying to sell product from my own online store, and switched everything over to Amazon affiliate links.

I also began working on my Squidoo sites again. It was nice to see their traffic increase, after working on each one, especially the one I did about Cash Gifting Scams.

I have a lot more work to do, I did have 50 Squidoo Lenses, but 2 were built around videos which kept getting removed from YouTube, so I deleted them. When I finish going over the ones I haven't updated yet, then I'll feel more comfortable building new ones.

Besides updating my work on Squidoo, I've also starting doing freelance graphic work using GIMP. The first bits of that can be seen on GypsyOwl's 5000TH Tweet - Tribute TO YOU - #FollowFriday Lens.

Who knows, if this works out, maybe I'll find myself doing more of this kind of online freelancing, it's a very enjoyable way to make money.