Figuring it all out and I think I may just be OK!

OK so I won’t be writing for a certain site that shall remain nameless anytime in the near future after this bunch of B.S. but I will continue to collect my hard earned revenue share. At the moment that would a bit over $9 since I requested payment on the 2nd. Now the payment schedule is going to include the possibility of getting what I’ve already requested on the 10th in addition to a second payment the 15th. That is if I can managed to get the $25 required by then. Another payment possibility comes at the end of the month. In theory that is fine and good. I shall see just how well my ad revenue does and if those twice a month payments can help at all. What I will not do is give exclusive rights to quality work for pennies. I can find a few minutes a week to rate enough to ensure I have the one measly star to continue passive income.

Associated Content does in fact pay less in ad share but I have received more in upfront payment on a single article. I’m working on an opinionish piece of sorts for them now. Display only but that is my choice. At the moment I have a whole $2.98 there. It’s not much but it is a tank of gas for the car. Maybe I should post a few to Bukisa since they only need be approximately 250 words to post. Then there is wikinut that I have made my home for daily ramblings when I can turn what would otherwise be a blog post in an article of sorts.

Sidetick- the 7th of November I requested a payment of $25 which I got the $15th of November. Today is the 5th of December and I’ve managed to earn $19.19 since that time. I only need another $5.81 to request another $25 which will cover one of the cell phones with $3.20 left over. At the rate of 50 cents a day for doing the basic requirement that takes all of a couple minutes that’ll take me twelve days to finish earning the minimum. $15 a month is the guarantee and I believe I can do better than that. I spend a couple moments each morning writing a short blog post that earns me a single tickbuck each time it is viewed. I also take the time every few weeks or so to upload a few odd photos to the site. I also earn by viewing new pages which takes just a few minutes and is what I’d be doing on other social networking sites for free.

I redid the budget today and I figured everything to be $475 a month. That figure did not include my husband of the moments child support or household items. I focus on one thing at a time. From the only reliable income source I have at the moment that would leave $131.60. Now comes the time to add up the rest of the monthly expenses. Those would include the little ones supplements each month.

The good news is that the bottle of vitamin D drops that I paid over $20 back in March and last nine months I can get for $5 a bottle! That’s less than $1 a month for that tiny bottle. She gets 3 drops a day which isn’t much but the initial cost can be horrible when you’re budget is tight. Her magnesium citrate is $6 and last a few months. I have to buy complete powder ($35), fish oil ($63 for 8oz), and zinc ($4) on pretty much a regular monthly basis. That means there is an additional $102 that I have to have in my budget to pay for those. The rest of her supplements only come out every few months so I’ll leave those out for now.

The monthly bills and those three supplements total $577.00. $606.60 – $577.00 = $29.60. That

While the figure may look nice to be leftover in a time when more and more people don’t have anything left it is merely an illusion. There is still gasoline to get her to appointments and household needs to meet. Therefore I will be focusing on promotions, sites that pay quickly and picking up the occasional private client for a fast payment to make the ends meet. I want to become self sufficient and fall off the grid. I do not care to freeze, have a heat stroke or starve as I work my way toward that goal.  On the bright side I have found free books for my kindle app such as the one to the left of this post.

One article Day so Far

Well so far today I’ve managed to write and save one article to be edited later. I noticed lately that when I managed to submit an article that was accepted for upfront payment that I had tiny typos that while barely noticeable stuck out like a sore thumb to me. I have an idea for an article related to the one that I wrote which will give me two articles to submit for upfront payments at Associated Content.

I did some math today and figured out that in order to supplement my income enough at the current rates I’m getting I can write 30 articles a week. That is provided that all thirty are accepted for upfront payments; I can also submit at least five a week just for performance payments in areas that don’t usually get upfront payments to help my earnings. The whole point of sitting on the articles I’m managing to write today is to see if I can increase the earnings rate and make sure I haven’t left anything relevant to the article out of it.

I bought a few bottles of Theresa’s supplements today. Finally I had the money to replace three of the four she ran out of. Still need the fish oil, that’s why I’m trying to force myself to write. I’ve got to pay hubby’s phone bill too while still getting us where we need to go.

What did I spend today?
zinc $4 (bottle will last one month; hoping that they get the 30mg capsules in soon)
magnesium citrate $6
acetyl l $15 for a grand total of $25.

What’s left to buy? The pro-omega fish oil for approximately $63 to ensure it last the month. There is also the matter of paying hubby’s phone bill. It’s only $21.80 and he’s about out of time because he  seems to use it more when he has no choice but to conserve it.

I have a better idea now of how much I’m spending on supplements each month. The complete powder ($35), zinc ($4) and pro-omega fish oil ($63) are the only ones that I have to buy each and every month. (I think I could be wrong.) That comes to $102 each and every month. I may come off better when/if they get the 30mg zinc capsules in so she just gets one instead of two. I’m beginning to wonder if they are some supplements that would cover two or more areas that she has issues with. The next time I have to buy supplements I’ll make it a point to figure out the average monthly costs.

It’s time to go update everyone on the family side of the day now.

One article sold none written

Well, I just accepted an offer from Associated Content that I probably should have declined and resubmitted on to see if I could increase the rate. Oh well, I know what I’m writing for them next and the article should be live by tomorrow so that I can begin earning performance payments on it. One is an editorial and the other two I have in mind for upfront offers to see if they’ll except them. Holiday related should do well in searches provided I don’t get forgetful and lose focus. I have to get as many articles for upfront payment written as possible.

The article that was accepted is How to make it through the holidays broke. It’s not my best but it’s not my worse, I think I can do a few more along those lines.

I’m wondering if I can write enough to put hubby’s cell phone back on a monthly plan before he runs out of money in his account for it. He’s the whole reason I pay for roll over minutes, he doesn’t do well conserving his time for emergencies. Two cell phones only cost me $43.60 a month for a total of 400 minutes that roll over to the next month when all of them aren’t used up to 1000 minutes. That’s not too bad but given the way he went through the money in the account this month I think next time I lower the bill I’ll change my phone plan to $15 every three months and add a little bit of money for text to save the minutes.

I didn’t write anything today I started to then I forgot what I was doing. I tried to join the call for the “How to” guides but my Google voice couldn’t complete the call. It worked fine to call my cell phone however. Not sure what the problem was and I can’t find the right place to ask the question.

My auto insurance is due next month, I usually pay it every six months and save about $100 overall. Well, this time we won’t be doing that. The closest estimate I can get is that it’ll cost me about $60 a month at most for basic liability. I meant to do some shopping around but I haven’t had the time to gather all the information that I need to get an accurate quote.

We went grocery shopping today. I had a budget of approximately $63 to get enough food to last us until this time next week. I spent almost $89, that’s what I get for waiting until the cabinets were nearly empty to go shopping. Theresa has healthy snacks she can actually have, the problem is I still have to go back to the store on our way home tomorrow.

I’ve been redoing the budget as best I can estimating everything. The good news is the bills are under $500 if I got all of them but that doesn’t include buying the supplements, groceries or basics for the house. I have a feeling this month and the rest of the year are going to be kind of crappy. Maybe not if I can manage to get back in the mood to write. I’m almost there but I feel like crap thanks to the weather being hot then cold. Oh well, I’ve updated my work and saving progress now it’s time to