A Rough Month

Last Update: January 26, 2014

Hi everybody! I haven't been around much this month, it's been a rough one. First my unemployment benefits are up in the air with all the political debate, so I have been tripling my job search. I was already applying for every and any job I could find and now I am expanding my search to things I am over qualified for and even under qualified in the hopes that something will come along.

Second, my trusty netbook went out on me :( All of my information and pictures are on it. I was unhappy to say the least. Thankfully my parents have faith in me and bought me a laptop.. It's used but so far is working great!

I wish I could say that means I'm back for good. Unfortunately, I may be losing my premium this week. I was using the $47 from my unemployment to invest in myself with Wealthy Affiliate. Without that money coming in we have to pay our bills first. My fiance makes decent money but I am not sure we will be able to afford my continuing here without me finding a new job or unemployment extensions being reinstated.

I am praying I will find a solution so I can get back to work on my sites and finish the bootcamp training.

If I am away for a while I want my WA fam to know I have loved being a part of this community. I have learned so much from so many of you! And I will try not to stay away too long.

Much luck and success to everyone. Hopefully I will find a solution or I will see you all soon.

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Jenna7 Premium
Hang in there. I hope things get settled down for you soon.
I'm sending good wishes and prayers your way. :)
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LadyOdd Premium
Thanks Jenna!
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BIS Premium
Oh Stacy - I really am sorry - that's tough. Do remember that if by any chance you lose your premium membership do make sure that you pack up your site and move it to other hosting. I hope you will come back and soon. :) Beverley
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LadyOdd Premium
Thanks Beverley. Fingers crossed I can find a way to get it paid and won't have to move. I don't know how much hosting costs elsewhere but I assume I won't get as much value from anywhere else as I do here. I guess I'll have to do some just in case research.
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smoore Premium
I understand. My line of work is feast to famine. You are being real here.

I wanted to advise you of a thing Google has started evidently called Google helpouts. I have only briefly looked at it but intend to look at it further.

You evidently put up something similar to an ad with a skill or skills you possess that you can advise people with. You charge them a small fee for a small time block. Evidently something like $20-$40 for something in the neighborhood of 30 minutes. The charge rate and time blocks will vary of course.

I am only trying to help and this may or may not help you. I just wondered if you were aware of it.

I also wondered if you are aware of auctionzip.com. I talked to a local store owner recently who told me about it. I have been to that site but haven't pursued it because I have had long days and been trying to focus on WA when I get online.

You are supposed to be able to find local auctions in your area and find good products to sell on ebay or other auction sites. I plan to do this myself and may be able to start next weekend. This should help provide seed money for other things.

I think you will agree that multiple sources of income need to be developed. You hang in there. Even if you have to leave WA for a short period, come back and get your affiliate marketing training and use it. Stay focused on where you want to be. Don't focus on where you are.

Scott
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LadyOdd Premium
Those are some great ideas Scott and I will look into them. Thank you for sharing with me.
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TJ7774 Premium
Wishing you the best of luck in the job search. Everything will work out for the best, and hope to see you back soon.
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LadyOdd Premium
Thank you. I am hoping I won't have to leave at all. But if I do I will definitely be back as quick as I can :)
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Jaweda2k Premium
I understand what you are going through as I did the same thing about 6 years ago. What I learned is that everything happens for a reason and in hind site now I am so thankful for the tough times I went through. All the best for you and your family.
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LadyOdd Premium
I feel the same way, everything happens for a reason. I know that this struggle will just make me stronger and more determined to achieve my goals.
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