Work Requirements figured out

I think I have what I have to do for work figured out. I have to update all three of these blogs daily to keep them focused, or at least every couple days.

Sidetick = $15 a month which is $180 a year. So with $25 being the smallest payment amount I can cash out seven times a year. That doesn’t include the few minutes a week looking at pictures or the views the daily blog postings I make get during the year. That’s not bad for doing the same things I’d do on FB for free each day.

AC – well, the earnings there are not much but I can write a few articles a month for upfront payments. I figure I need to write approximately 20 to 30 a week. That would be an evening thing.

Helium- no idea what I’d have to do. The new payment system not working for me although with promotions I can continue to ensure I have enough ad revenue to pay the phone bill.

Saving Money – I found a loaf of 12 grain bread for $1 yesterday. I love that bread and that’s a lot less than the local grocery store, trust me. I bought shampoo that was 50 cents a bottle yesterday too.

OK I think I have to do some more figuring because I’m not past putting change in a jar to save money and using Amazon gift cards for household items. That’s about it for now.

Pleasant Surprise!

Well, I paid the cable/Internet this morning. It was $56.93 for both instead of $79.51 because I ended up with a credit when I downgraded my Internet speed. I redid the budget after the adjustment and found that the bills alone are below $400 this month. That doesn’t include supplements and other items but it’s a good start! I can work from that!

I hit the request payment button at $55.85, less than I’d have liked but more than I thought I’d have. I can pay both phone bills with that in the event I can’t hit cash out again before the 15th. I’ve managed to earn $12 toward the next payout so far. That’s not bad for a little bit of work.

I have just over $31 at Sidetick. I’m still holding out to request payment at $200. I may settle for $50 so I can reopen my savings account without causing problems in the budget. I have $10 worth of gift cards to use at I think I’ll go check to see if there is anything we need for under $10. I’ve got books on my Kindle application and a lot of paper backs that I haven’t read yet so I’m going to focus on finishing what I have before I read any more books.

I plan to review each and every one of them in an effort to earn something from the readings. I also bought a new stain remover today that I can review. Well, that’s about it so I’ll be going for now. I’ll update the other two blogs here later.

Earnings for last of December

OK I figured up my earnings for the rest of the month. I have $55.08 plus a little bit more ad revenue coming from Helium’s second payday. That’ll cover both phone bills with $11.48 left after they are paid. My balance at Sidetick is $30.56, I could request the $25 payout which is the lowest and have it the first few weeks of January.

I”m trying to wait until I have $200 to request payout at Sidetick; it’s the largest amount you can request at once. That means I have to earn another $170.44 to get a balance of $200. That’s the money for my tires, or at least most of it by the time I can get them bought. I have to get two oil changes after the first of the year so it’s time to start looking around for specials. I still have to have the antifreeze put in my radiator.

My auto insurance bill came in today due the 3rd. It can be there by the 16th and be fine, they’ll just send a cancellation notice. I know how much my light bill is thanks to budget billing but I don’t know when it’s due thanks to the holiday.

There are only four days left of my vacation. I’ve worked a few of them but mostly I took time off just because I never do.

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.

Taking it Easy but still earning something

Sidetick is where most of my energy has been focused today. It’s a rather relaxed atmosphere. All I’ve done there today is make my daily blog posting and look at pictures others have posted. I’m still earning although at a slow rate for the day by doing things that I’d normally do on FB all day long when I didn’t feel like working. The difference today? I’m actually getting a little bit of housework done while I do my work.

Don’t get me wrong I’m searching for an article to write too but I’m waiting until I find one that I can write from beginning to end before I start it. Or at least one that I won’t get a paragraph written on and stop. I have to figure out how to get the overdrawn checking account to a zero balance and close it. That will leave only the account with my name on it which means there won’t be anymore overdrafts on the account. I can’t stand paying bank fees just because of someone not understanding you have to know the balance.

I have earnings goals for the month although the way that I’ve been distracted lately I’m already behind on my working for the month. It’s only a couple of days but it’s going to take me a while to catch up. I need to up the promotions to make my goals for the month but that’s fine too.