What’s that saying about old dogs and new tricks?

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Or, more appropriately for me – old cats?

In my ongoing pursuit of supplemental income I’ve mentioned that I’ve been doing some content writing for a website that I run with my friend Eve. I know you’ve all checked it out at least once and clicked on an ad or two for me right? What? You haven’t? Oh, c’mon – here, check out the pergola design page so you can all the wonder possibilities out there 🙂 I’ll wait…………..

But seriously folks (and thanks if you actually bothered to do that!) I’ve been ramping up the writing for the site updating pages and writing more articles for a corresponding wordpress blog that feeds to the site and hey now – we’ve sold 10 ebooks since Feb! W00t! Five of them in April alone. Adsense revenue has taken off in the last two months and I actually got a payment from them this month (threshold is $100 before they issue). I had to learn obviously about pergolas in order to write intelligently on them and then I had to start learning the basics of SEO so that I could drive traffic and interest to the site. Those concepts were not too hard to absorb really.

However….

Now Eve is bringing me in on new client contracts she gets to help support other small business owner’s sites.  Since she also has a full time day job she wants to train me on some more in depth internet market researching skills which I can then translate to our own site and to another one we want to launch this year as well as take some income from her client contracts to ease her work load and increase the services she can provide them. So now I am reading manuals and learning a whole new software and how to analyze the data it spits out and…..aack!

I mean – this isn’t a TOTAL 180 swing from accounting but it is close! Of course, my math oriented brain wants to create statistical analysis out of it all and actually the initial programs are doing just that but now I have to learn how to read them. It’s like learning a new language with PPC & ORV & CPC and…yowza!

Marketing and writing – whodu thunk?

There are many nights when I just have to sit back and say “Brain. Full. Need. Sleep.To.Reset.”

And then I dream about pie charts.

Mmmmm..pie.

I need a beer.

Have a good weekend 🙂

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