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Posted By: MaaMaw In Response To: You can't handle the truth (The Truth)
Thursday, 29 September 2005, at 3:30 p.m.
In Response To: You can't handle the truth (The Truth)
> Great another thing you are going to do half baked.
It's done. Somebody else baked it. I could never in a million years have baked such a site, but I can tidy it up and make improvements and profit from the traffic and make Katie happy in the process, and that means much more to me than becoming financially independent.
> What happened to eBay?
I'm eBaying when I have time or when I don't feel like doing anything else. I never intended to earn a living on eBay... maybe I misrepresented that? I intended to dabble, and dabble I am.
> What happened to the ebook about losing weight?
It's done. I've sold a few. I never intended to earn a living from that either. The sales trickle in, and a trickle is okay.
> What happened to getting more traffic to this site and thus getting more
I would be an idiot to expect to make a living from donations. I make decent money from this site, and the traffic is building back up. I'm okay with it.
> For God's sake finish something, you have nothing that really works for
> you because you never finish anything.
I'm disappointed in you: You forgot to tell me that I never finished Credit Card Hell.
No, I didn't. I couldn't finish it when I was working 12-15 hours a day 7 days a week. As the Bankruptcy Reform Act got closer and closer (it takes effect this month), I felt less and less comfortable about selling it because I believe fewer and fewer people will be able to duplicate what I did and they might delay doing what needs to be done while they try. I don't want to make money at someone else's expense.
> With your 'I really need money but I am afraid to be make a real success
> out of anything because I might make a lot of money attitude' how do you
> ever expect to make enough money so that you have no money worries and are
> financially independent?
I don't ever expect to be financially independent. I don't think I've got what it takes to become financially independent.
Right now I have a moderate but growing income from this site, I have some money coming in on Blubber Blowout, I have some money coming in from office cleaning, and I have some coming in from one client I kept from the old business.
I will never "do anything correctly" if that means building a huge site and growing my traffic into the millions. If I had what it takes to do that, I would have done it long ago. I don't. My life is going too many different directions at once, and unless you're living in my scuffies, you can't really know how many distractions there are (not that another type of person couldn't do it all, but I can't).
This is the first year I've totally dedicated myself to homeschooling, and we're making great progress. That's where I'm putting the bulk of my energy now and for the next nine years.
> MaaMaw, here is the REAl question you have to ask yourself. Why am I so
> afraid of being a success and making the big money?
I'm not afraid of making big money. I gave up dreaming of "making big money" when I realized I'm not built that way. Some people are, some people aren't.
I do my best and I'm satisfied with who I am.
But thanks for noticing.
AmericaZoo -- MaaMaw & Katie's New Baby
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