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Thursday, March 4th, 2004 · No Comments

And now for something completely different: How to make some ducats by leveraging something I already do.

You see, lately, I’ve been thinking a lot and hearing lately about people who have their own businesses or make some pretty good money doing this or that. Sure, I have my consulting business, but how can I grow it even more? So I think: I can do that, too. Why not? I have the smarts and the desire, but maybe I’m just lazy, or don’t know how to monetize. In college I provided Mac technical support both in my official role in the campus computer store and in my unofficial role as a founding member of the Mac Macks. The problem was I only made money by working in the store and provided free tech support to countless people around campus. OK, so maybe it was a way to meet chicks, but they were mostly chicks who probably would’ve kicked down some dough for my services. The point being: I sometimes kick myself for not having turned that service into a full-fledged business at the time, or at least trying to make some money doing it.

So, for the first time today (partly to redeem myself for missed opportunities of the past and more importantly to seize the moment today), you will notice a new section in my sidebar. It’s called Support This Site and it contains three links:

It probably doesn’t need much more explanation, but just in case, here we go.

I figure hey, I love to blog, I’ve been doing this for a while, I get some pretty good traffic — upwards of 600 unique visitors per day and around 17,000 to 19,000 unique visits per month across all archives — so why not try to make a little dough in doing this? It’s not totally unheard of. If you look at the sidebars of some of the more popular blogs, there’s often a similar attempt to cash in on efforts.

And it’s really quite simple. If you want to support this site (and please don’t feel any pressure or obligation; I’ll continue to blog and love it regardless of whether you do or don’t), place an or OneCall Audio/Video order using one of my links and I’ll get a small percentage of your order total. Or if you’d rather kick down a dollar or two or more, simply make a Paypal Donation to the site.

Here’s to the American way. And to paying the bills. Cheers. Thanks in advance for your support and, more importantly, for being such a great group of readers.

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