My web site earnings are slowly climbing again. I am far from my $90+ day high, but I am back over $25/day average and still climbing. My recipe site is slowly growing traffic. My other sites are growing too. I am thinking about putting up a fitness site. I need to spend some more time writing posts. It was just very demoralizing when after Google had pretty much abandoned me, that MSN pretty much dropped my main earning site as well. I moved to the new domain, and was slwly getting traffic from both Google and MSN. MSN pretty much stopped sending me traffic again, but at least I am getting traffic from Google. I still have my other sites. My travel site is doing pretty well.
Nice thing about having multiple sites on different subjects is that when one goes down, another is likely to be going up.
I was listening to the radio this morning, and was hearing about how some people are fighting to protect an old building. Apparently Walgreens wants to tear down the Stagecoach Inn in Chili, NY, and build a store. And some stupid people are fighting to protect the building. Why? It’s just a building! Apparently it’s not even in that good of shape. Somebody built the building a long time ago. It was a business. They probably didn’t build the building as a landmark. It was a business! But that business is gone. Now a new business wants to build a new building. But the stupid people would apparently rather have an old crumbling empty building than a business that is actually doing something! Get a clue! It is just a building! It is not the Statue Of Liberty! If everyone thought like these people, we would still be living in the dark ages!
I found a book listed on Amazon, and attempted to buy it. But then I got a message:
“We’re sorry! An error occurred when we tried to process your request. Rest assured, we’re already working on the problem and expect to resolve it shortly. If you were trying to make a purchase, please check Your Account to confirm that the order was placed. We apologize for the inconvenience.”
There is also a button that should take me to the home page, but I get the same error when I try to go to the home page. Basically Amazon’s web site is down, and has been down for about an hour now. How much money are they losing in this hour? I am guessing a lot of money! I am surprised I have not even seen a mention of it on CNN’s website. It seems like an online store the size of Amazon being down for an hour might make at least a blip on the news radar.
I was at the library today, and glancing through the donated books that they sell, I found a set of a dozen Don Lapre books. They cost me 50 cents each, for a total of $6. Probably a lot less than the original purchase price. Glancing through them, there is stuff on setting up 900 numbers, classified ads, and selling stuff via auctions. I doublt I will do most of this stuff. I do sell stuff in auctions on ebay sometimes. But there is doubtless some good ideas in there that I can use. I saw there was a small section on writing classified ads. This same material would be usefull in writing internets ads such as Google Adwords, wouldn’t it? There is bound to be other usefull info in there as well. It wont take a lot to earn back the $6.
If I looked at my Roth IRA, I might think we are in bull market. If I look at my regular brokerage account, then I might think we are in a bear market. My Roth IRA is invested in funds, and they are all up. My regular account has mostly stocks, and they almost all down. The one exception Dick’s Sporting Goods which is up some from where I bought it, but not alot.
Part of me looks at the lower prices int he stocks, and thinks about buying more. But part of me looks at it, and thinks I suck at picking stocks, and should stick to funds. What I have been doing in my account is new purchases are funds such as IJS or EEM. But I am not selling the other stocks.They are all in pretty solid companies. I believe they are all good investments for the long run. I don’t know. SO I guess I will continue on the path.