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.

Money Left??

OK I managed to take a look at the budget today. I figured the bills and only the bills to be $472; I didn’t include hubbies child support because that would be his expense alone. The only one that he actually has since nothing is in his name except the court order that was put into the divorce for child support. That figure was below my reliable monthly income but there is another problem.

The figure I got didn’t include putting gasoline in the car, cutting the grass or buying supplements. It didn’t include household necessities either. That’s not the only problem with the budget but it is a big problem. I’d love to reopen my savings account that was depleted over the summer months.

I wrote out the bills I had in front of me and paid one online. I paid the Internet bill online at no extra charge. I wrote a check for my auto insurance and light bill. My auto insurance was $42.14 this month, last month it was $57.23. If I’d been able to pay it off for the full six months it’d have been at least $100 less than I’ll end up paying by paying it each month but I just couldn’t come up with the full $250 I think it was this time.

OK I’m going back to figure out if I will ever have money left again.

working in multiple windows yes or no

OK lately I’ve been working with three to five windows open. It’s helped productivity to an extent, at least when I feel motivated.

December sees the amount of set income we have going down to $606.60 each month. This is going to be fun but I think with a little bit of persistence I can manage to make enough to get by until I can bring the bills down some. A few like the amount currently spent on supplements can’t be reduced.

The light bill is a set amount of $200 each month. I’m thinking that I should take it off the budget billing plan but then I wouldn’t have any idea what it’d be each month. I’ve figured that there might be $150 left before my income to take care of everything for the month.

I’m still figuring and hope that I’m wrong. I’ve noticed that I at least get all my ideas jotted down by using the multiple window technique. I’m loving that so far but the things I write when I’m gone aren’t making it into the computer’s word processor.

OK back to work for me, at least until I can go nap because like my little darling I don’t feel well either.