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Self-Employment Progress Report for July 2009

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July was filled with some highs and some lows. For starters, as previously reported, Tammy and I signed up for the Internet Business Mastery Academy. So far, that is a definite high. In the Academy, there are 11 different courses, each one includes audio files and written assignments. The early courses have a lot of material that Tammy and I are already familiar with. And I have to admit, I’ve been anxious to skip anything I already know, but I’m determined to not miss anything. I want to treat this like a college class. After all, I’m paying for my education so I want to squeeze every bit of knowledge out of it. If I start skipping ahead, I may miss learning something I don’t know. So as hard as it is to resist skipping ahead, I’m taking it one lesson at a time. Overall, I’m impressed with the Academy and I’m enjoying it. I expect it will make a big difference in how I approach starting an Internet-based business.

Another thing that Tammy and I are excited about is our money giveaways. As far as we know, nobody else has ever done this before we started doing it. I don’t know if that’s true, but either way, we’re hoping we started a new trend on the Internet. We would love to see more and more bloggers using their readers’ affiliate links when making purchases. This is a small way of contributing to other Quitter’s work-from-home careers. Continue reading

Self-Employment Progress Report for June 2009

Every month brings new adventures. This month, I returned to work—I was asked to come back to the job from which I was laid off. This upset the routine that I was developing, which was probably a good thing. When I look back at my month of unemployment, I realize that I blew it. I could have done so much more with my time and made great progress in many areas, but instead, so many other things flooded in to fill my time void. It wasn’t a total loss; I started working on implementing the Getting Things Done system (which also got slightly derailed when I returned to work), and I got more focused on making replacement money—extra income that will eventually allow me to quit my job. Continue reading