Les Waller's Weekly Update #8

Last Update: November 01, 2020

I keep missing my end of week update, lol.

Its 'cause I'm busy.

Friday night I was doing a 2-hour scary game live stream and Saturday night was a halloween meeting online.

I've posted an additional 6x articles on my Bootcamp site since last week. I discovered I could put out a 1000 word article in about 4 hours at about the same or better quality than what I was paying someone $20 to write and taking them 2 days. And then I would still take an hour or two to transpose and edit what they wrote to the content editor.

I continue drinking my celery and carrot juice daily for lunch.

It's not as bad as it looks, I promise.

I tried Kale and Kiwi juice, oh it looks so nummy!

Hahahaha! (Laughing at how that juice looks)

I had 2x applications returned saying this or that, one I've responding to and the other goes in the bit bucket.

I then contacted someone who works at one of the companies I'm trying to get hired at and they sent an email to the hiring manager to look at my resume. I figure worse case scenario I'll find out sooner rather than later that they don't want me and then I can focus on other places to get hired.

Got a lot more questions answered about seperation benefits, or lack of them from the boss on Friday. Good to know for planning purposes.

Contracting companies love to pull the "you work overseas" card so they don't have to give you the same benefits that people in the US get. I call bull poopoo!

I realized while taking a shower this morning (anyone else have epiphanies while showering) that it would be better to take the money instead of the time when it comes to unused paid vacation. Check this out, if I can write one 3000 word post per day for 10 working days I'd produce 10x 3000 word posts. If I work those 10 days and hire a writer to write 30x 3000 word posts it would cost me $1350, under what I'd get paid for those 10 days AND I could still be writing my own posts in the evening, as well.

Guess I won't be taking that vacation, after all.

Oh, my workouts! I passed my standard for my level 5C workout and on Monday will start the 5B workout. Can we say, we can do pushups now?

On 29 September I couldn't do a normal pushup, now we are up to 5, woohoo!

Germany starts a more tightened lockdown due to the beer virus on Monday (tomorrow).

I'm good, I've got a month's supply of beer! :-P

Oh, yeah! I've definitely spent too much money on google and facebook ads with no return. Now, I'll wait to see these changes that Kyle is talking about. I know he alluded to them being able to help us with our super affiliate campaign, although we've lost October and we are down to 2 months now.

I just want to find the right ad campaign that will generate a premium member and then I can scale that. Right now, though, the training on ads is really outdated since Google and Facebook are even now continuing to make changes to the look of their ad setups.

Well, I need to get back to my writing one of my "top 5" articles because it won't write itself.

Cheers!

Les

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JosephC00 Premium
Thank you for the update on what is going on in your life.
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Wallerdog Premium
Roger that!
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Well done, Les! That only looks like a week's supply of beer to me!🤪

Jeff
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Wallerdog Premium
LOL, yah about 2x day but have to take into account weekends, too. It'll probably last longer than a month, though.
I've got quite a few other drinks I want to try and put up reviews on one of my YouTube channels.
Cheers!
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Here's to your 'research', Les! 🍺🍺
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Wallerdog Premium
Cheers!🍺
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DonnieNorton Premium
Hi Les, staying busy keeps you out of trouble and off the streets, at least it does for me. I see that you have tried outsourcing your content but have found you always have to edit the content that you received back, I found exactly the same problem. I still have about eight articles to edit where I picked the topic and they rolled the content. All the best to you.

Live Long and Prosper.
Donnie
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Wallerdog Premium
Yep, keeping me out of trouble and that's a good thing.
Yes, after this last round of paid writers I'll do the minimal work and outsource the big jobs to the one who has done a good job on those types of articles.
Cheers!
Les
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lhall1966 Premium
Wow! You've been busy. Yes, I too generate some of my best ideas while I'm in the shower. Could it be because it's the only place there's true peace and quiet?

Lisa
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Wallerdog Premium
That very well could be! Thankfully my shower doesn't have any type of smart device in it. Ha! There's an idea for someone to market, watching youtube videos on your shower wall, hahahaha!
But, truthfully, my mind is always wandering but less distracted when taking a shower so it can put ideas together.
Les
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DCaribbeanQ Premium
It may just be better for you to write your own content Les. You may do a better job anyway. After all it's your interest.

Candy Benn
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Wallerdog Premium
The one writer I use that charges $45/3K article does a pretty good job. For simple reviews, I agree I can write them more quickly and do a better job but for the longer articles I can have someone else doing those while I'm doing the shorter ones.
I'm really trying to get a quick but solid foundation to my websites so I can make this work in one or two years.
Plus, now that I'm going to have to change jobs that may entail moving around the world its going to force me to not being able to do anything probably for several weeks at least and I want my websites working more for me before that happens.
If for no other reason than to show myself and Mrs. W. that there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Cheers!
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DCaribbeanQ Premium
I understand Mel. You have a solid plan.

Candy Benn
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Wallerdog Premium
Candy, well, I am glad that you understand Mel because I do not and never will and I'm not sure what he has to do with my weekly update. 🤣
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DCaribbeanQ Premium
Lmao. I commented on his post just before yours. Oh my. I can't believe I did that.

Forgive me. It's a slip of the pen not the fault of the mind. It was meant for you.

Candy Benn
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Wallerdog Premium
No worries, it appears to be a common occurrence here.
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DCaribbeanQ Premium
Lol. Ok
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JeffreyBrown Premium
I know Candy--as does Me--er Les!
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Wallerdog Premium
Hahaha! Grrrr!
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DCaribbeanQ Premium
🤣🤣
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JeffreyBrown Premium
🤣
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Wallerdog Premium
🤣😂🤣
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