Where have I been?

I’ve been busy. Very busy.

I have been BUSY and spending way too much money. Like, way too much. BUT the things that I’ve recently bought brought me more joy than anything else this past year. I mean, besides my cat, my boyfriend, and our trip to Cabo. I’ve learned a really important lesson on how spending money can be beneficial, and it’s not all bad.

My New Computer

I built and bought a new computer. First, I’m not hugely into computer components and understanding every last detail about them, but I do have enough knowldge to be intereted in how to put a computer together and how to make a dope as fuck computer. I wanted something with speed, agility, and beauty. Also, my current 8GB of RAM laptop was dying. It was time to buy something else. And this time, I finally wanted to buy/build something I never had growing up, a computer that was fully functional for what I wanted to do.
I went for a super computer with an AMD professor, 512GB of storage on an M.2 SSD  that clipped right into the motherboard. Building the PC was a whirlwind of events. But eventually, I turned it on and saw the MSI home screen, figured out how to install Windows, and never looked back.
My new computer is a total UFO, I can play games, create huge spread sheets, and do what I really wanted- edit videos.

I’m a Youtuber

I’ve wanted to join Youtube for YEARS. When I was in college, I couldn’t afford Netflix or Hulu and if I wanted to watch TV I would go to websites that allowed streaming. Que Youtube. I found free entertainment with some of the funniest, most creative people who were living lives I wanted so badly. I watched many girls around my own age, including Remi Ashton, Alisha Marie, Casey Holmes, and more. I lived vicariously through their Black Friday shopping adventures and their Target Hauls. Their DIYs were so cute and for five minutes at a time I could pretend I didn’t have homework, work, or student debt. I could pretend I just hauled a bunch of makeup from Sephora.
I finally took the plunge this Fall. After I built my computer, I bought lighting, created a background, and started brainstorming video ideas. I’m using a GoPro I bought in the Spring to film with, and it’s not great, but I’m working on my content and what I want my channel to be. Of course it will focus on finances and building income and wealth. But I also have some Hauls, DIYs, and random videos up as well. I’m working on my video editing skills and having lots of fun while doing so.
It feels like something I’ve wanted for so long is finally happening and I couldn’t be happier.
Check out my <a href=”https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClrLWlfevT77PN9jheHrCrQ?view_as=subscriber&#8221; Youtube channel </a> if interested! I’m going to be adding YouTube videos to more of my posts!

I Threw a Huge 25th Halloween Birthday Party

It’s not every day we turn 25.  And not everyone has such a close birthday to Halloween.  I was blessed with both of those things this year, along with enough disposable income to throw a huge party with the perfect food spread, tons of booze, and the perfect decor. All in, I spent about $2,500, along with a $562 gift from my boyfriend the party cost $3,000. And we had it in our condo!
Halloween decor is already marked up because it’s a holiday, and a few items were even more marked up because they’re such specialties. Enter <a href=”https://amzn.to/2CEfbdd”&gt; blood bag drink holders.</a> All the money was well spent, and I now have memories that will last the rest of my life. Clean up was sticky and the hangover was real, but I would throw it again and am even contemplating a huge 30th…

<h2> All In </h2>

All in, the past three months, including my rent and normal purchases, I’ve spend >$7,000. But it’s all been worth it. I think I’m finally understanding investing in your hobbies, because now I CRAVE to be on my computer (even more so than before) and I hope I’m inspired to publish more on my blog and create great Youtube content.

 

Until next time!

Finances

August 2018 Multiple Income Stream (MIS) Report

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MIS August 2018

 

My main financial goal- besides killing it at my 9-5 job, is to create multiple streams of income. Multiple… semi-passive streams of income. I already have money invested, but I need <em> more</em> coming in the door to meet my goals faster. I also need a hobby. Or, hobbies. And a great hobby is one that you can make some money doing. A great hobby is also something that produces rather than consumes.

I’ve decided on making money online as my best side hustle options. It’s relatively low cost to get into and is kind of like a puzzle. Everyone says making money online is so <em> easy</em>. You can make <strong> $10,000</strong> a month online through Affiliate marketing and niche sites!!!

The thing is, I believe them. I believe it can be done and I want to make that type of side income. Just like <a href=”https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/”&gt; Pat Flynn </a> over at Smart Passive Income, I want ridiculous earnings.

But I want my earnings to be meaningful. I want to help people and I want to see other people be successful.

<h2> My Attempt in Month One </h2>

This month, August 2018 I bought this domain and another. I’ve wanted to start a finance blog for a while and I’m finally doing it! My other site is dedicated to <a href=”https://expertsecrets.com/?cf_affiliate_id=1267291&affiliate_id=1267291″&gt; Clickfunnels</a> . I read through <a href=”https://expertsecrets.com/?cf_affiliate_id=1267291&affiliate_id=1267291″&gt; Expert Secrets</a> which is a Free book (just pay shipping and absolutely believe everything Russel talks about. I’m aiming to purchase a Clickfunnels account later this year to try my hand at marketing.

In conjunction to the ClickFunnel’s website, I did a Facebook Ad Campaign. I was fairly impressed with the ease of setting it up. While the campaign itself was disappointing, you can read about it here, I definitely learned something and took value away from the process.

 

I plan on using FB Ad manager again, if that’s how you found this website then cool! Welcome, and I hope you enjoy 🙂

<h2> In Summary </h2>

While this month has overall been negative, $300 for one domain, $96 for another, and $40 in FB Ads, I am not giving up on Affiliate marketing. Or, this blog (duh!). This is my main outlet right now and I love it. As of this entry, I only have about 6 other blog posts. But I hope this develops into an archive I can look back at and reference, and hopefully  other people can too!

 

Are you into Affiliate Marketing? How much per day are you earning?

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