Did you all thank your mothers on Mother’s Day a few days ago? I mean really thank her. Not just by sending her a card, but by telling her in person how she’s the most amazing human being you’ve ever met? If you didn’t, go call her right now. Seriously.
Now that I’m a parent I’m realizing how much hard work goes into raising a child, and I’m appreciating my mom more than ever. Parenting is tougher than any job (or side project) I’ve ever encountered. Plus my mom supported and enabled all my activities, including coding, which without you wouldn’t be reading this newsletter. Thanks, mom.
Ok, I’ll stop being mushy and get to the profit report. This month was a slight let down after last month’s record breaking achievement. However I shouldn’t have expected much – I put very little hours and didn’t execute the lessons I’d recently learned about going after affiliates.
Why the lack of time and drive this month? Because I’m moving.
Yup, I’m sad to announce I’m leaving the wonderful town of San Diego. It has been my home for the last 8 years, and I’m going to miss it. From its endless summer beaches to its thriving startup community, I’ll think about it often. Luckily we’re not moving too far away (just a couple hours north), to be closer to family. My wife and I always knew we’d eventually want to move closer to family, and realize we’d rather do it sooner than later, so the time is now.
So this is a warning that I’ll probably be a bit absent over the upcoming months. From selling our home, buying a new one, and moving all with a little child, things are gonna be a bit hectic around here. Apologies in advance if I lag at blog posts or take a few days to get back to you via email.
Anyway, enough about my personal life. Let’s look at this months numbers by project:
Compared to last month, a bit less visitors (-3k), and down almost $400 in profit. That’s okay, I know how to get that number back up to $1,000 once I get the time again. Someone commented last month that once you make it to $1k things start to get easier, and I can see his point.
Wish me luck with the transition (oh, did I mention I’ll also start working my full time job from home? Will write more on that later), and thanks for your patience in the meantime. I’ve actually been meaning to write a couple other posts (there’s been more activity with Host Benchmarker I’ve been dying to share) but want to make sure I don’t rush them. I’ll update you on everything else as soon as I can!
Did you miss any articles?
If you haven’t been to my blog in a while, here’s what I posted last month:
Any questions, suggestions, or feedback about this breakdown? Would love to hear from you with a comment below!