Money Redux

So in early 2014, I was just back into Amazon’s Affiliate program (you can read about what that means in a post I wrote late last year) and by the end of 2014 I had made $51.16, total. This was mostly in December ($48.21). In 2015, it was $117.77, with $86.34 being in December1.

So, honestly, that’s really exciting in some ways. Basically double the amounts compared to the previous time period! I can only hope that trend continues. That said, even if it does continue, I think by the time I’m making enough for it to be even part-time wages…

It’s another six years, roughly. That’s more time than I’ve currently been blogging. Oof. Though, the good news is that, since it’s an exponential equation, by the time I get to a part-time wage it’ll only be another two years to get to a full-time wage.… Continue reading →

An Update for the New Year

Happy New Year! I snuck a link post in yesterday without really acknowledging that the year-end hiatus was over. This was unintentional, I assure you. I merely had started writing it before the hiatus was over and didn’t think about it until after the post went up.

That was a big part of the plan for the hiatus, as you may recall. Writing, writing, writing. The plan was to build a buffer. And, as you can see, I had a tiny one going. I’m not writing this post the day it goes up. But I’m writing this post the day before, so it’s not as big as I’d aimed for.

Why is that?

Well, I started this post at 6:23 on Saturday night, so that’s a good start on getting a buffer going.… Continue reading →


In part due to attending Beer Bloggers’ Conference (BBC) earlier this year, I’m thinking a lot about money these days. The ticket is inexpensive. (Only $95, but attendees must write two posts about the conference to attend at that rate. I hosted a giveaway and I posted about folks’ thoughts on the con.) But, of course, even if it were a more expensive ticket, that’s not the most expensive part of the conference, for most folks. Plane/train tickets or gas, figuring out a place to stay, time off…

At least couple of people who attended made waves this year by crowd-funding to cover their costs. That’s a big part of what’s had money on my mind since then.

This is NOT a post to comment on the validity of those people’s choices.… Continue reading →