Money related questions
Do you make any money from the site?
Not currently, but I'm looking to change that. Currently I have google adsense advertising links on some of the pages, but that doesn't draw much revenue
Since I don't see any way to donate money to you, I'm going to act like I want to, if only there were a way. So.... what gives?
For a number of reasons, I don't currently accept donations. First of all, the amount I would make would not be worth the effort of collecting it. Secondly, no matter how unconditional the donation might be, there's some expectation of a return on the investment, even if it's more of the same. And most offers to donate aren't so free of conditions. Third, I'm not interested in taking charity for a hobby. If you insist on sending money in my direction, either offer me a job or buy something from me.
Why not get a cafepress account?
I had one for over a year once, but nobody ever bought anything. Probably because the items cost too much. If I wanted to sell merchandise such as Tshirts, I would be better off purchasing 100 of them and selling them for significantly less than Cafepress would allow me too, and make more profit in the process. Of course, if nobody bought anything, I'd be out about $600. So far, I haven't felt the need to try
I just saw your site and suddenly thought of a GREAT business idea. Want to go into business with me?
Prepare a formal business plan, including long term projections, confirmed sources of required funding, and research into all possible interference with regulations, patents, and copyright issues. Then we'll talk.
Do you have a job?
I work full time at the BigLots! distribution center in Durant, OK. I also do part time contract work, usually involving tech support
What is your job?
My full-time job is a material handler at the Big Lots distribution center in Durant, OK. This involves a lot of pushing
boxes and driving around forklifts and other large and dangerous (read: fun!) pieces of machinery. As an additinal source of income, I have several customers for whom I contract out a customized set of accounting software, as well as provide full tech support, equipment maintenance of the computers, and training.
What is the power bill like?
While the power bill at this residence is rather high, due mostly to the air conditioning, the site itself with the lamps consumes very little power. The bulbs are of a low wattage, and for every lamp that is turned on, another is turned off. In the long run, a lamp is only on about 1/8 of the time. The monthly total for all the lamps comes to less than $5 USD.