My Headspace Right Now

 I think this post is going to be pretty different that most of the others I have done thus far. At least in theory, I try to stick to actionable ideas and general learning and definitions. Occasionally I will talk about mindset and what not. I think I rarely talk about what is going on in my own mind and what is going on with the blog and podcast. 

As you have seen, the content isn’t flowing. I have fallen out of the habit. To tell you why, work has been pretty crazy. I have been working until 8 or 8:30 most nights, which during busy times in public accounting would actually be pretty decent. But nowadays, it's a lot for me. At the end of the day, I just don’t feel like writing or recording or being creative. So, I haven’t been lately.  Now, this busy time won’t last forever. But I think there is more to it than just that.

I sometimes feel mixed motivation. That I want to do more, but at the same time, when it comes down to actually doing some of the things, I kind of don’t. Like promoting the show is hard. I don’t really know how to do it well, and well, my audience size suffers because of this.

Sometimes I think it would be helpful to have a producer on the show. Now, of course, I don’t have any money for a producer right now. But I sometimes think a profit share could be a good option. My wife will tell me that's crazy and no one will want to do that. And well, she might have a point.  Still I think sometimes you need to try something and fail to get it out of your mind. 

And well I guess she might be right though. I haven’t quite convinced anyone to do this for me yet.

On another ramble, it is so easy to spend money, and so hard to make it. I can look at all sorts of things I want to buy that I think wil have a benefit for the podcast. Or marketing services, ad money that could help grow the show. But when I look at what is coming into the podcast, well, it isn’t good. The revenue right now is pretty much limited to my Anchor ads. Anchor is a great sponsor, but I know that will probably dry up again, like it did last time. My attempts to find other sources of revenue for the show haven’t gone well.

Just to list a few, 

1- I am using display ads on the site, they are making next to nothing right now, which isn’t ideal.

2- Selling my own product. I’m selling my own book on amazon. It really hasn’t attracted much sales.(so naturally I’m writing more books, that makes sense right. If something doesn’t work, you double down on it, right?)

3- Other affiliate programs. 

Like amazon, where I have tried several times to join, and I have gotten a few sales, but haven’t made the sales threshold, so the account gets deleted and I have to try again.

As well as other affiliate type programs, like Webull which actually has given me some rewards over the years. 

But in all, if you compare all the compensation to the time making the content. Well, it isn’t good. Which I guess still isn’t to say the experience hasn’t been rewarding. I have learned things for myself. I am better with my own personal finances as a result. Besides, what else would I have done? Played a few more video games?

Still, after all is said and done. There is a reason why I say full time employment is a great source of income. For me, it has been my best source of income.  Which of course I have said before on the show.


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