Followers on Twitter may have seen my tweet last week regarding my employment situation. If not then here’s the low down: the project that I’m currently working on is coming to an end in September. Initially I was assured that I’d be able to transfer to another part of the company…..but hey, what can I say. It turns out that when the project ends, so will my employment.
At the moment I have until September to find something else, but the chop may come sooner as the project winds down so I’ve been looking for other work. If you happen to know of any vacancies or have any leads then please drop me a line.
But on to the other side of this. Since the Autumn I’ve sort of neglected my participation online in favour of concentrating on my real life work, but over the weekend I’ve been re-evaluating what I’ve been doing as I re-engage with different communities and sites.
One of the first things that I ever posted on this blog when I started it over a year ago was how if I ever did anything commercial on here it would be blatantly labelled as such. This is because I feel it is incredibly disingenuous to post about something when the only reason you’re doing it is because you’re paid to do so (especially being positive about something you could care less about). Integrity is very important to me and as before, my integrity is not for sale.
Saying that, I’m looking at ways of generating revenue ‘streams’ from my content and activities on the interwebs. Historically many of the programmes available that monetised content and activity were only available to US citizens. I know this has changed now but I’m not up to speed with what options are available so I’d like to ask y’all for any pointers, or experiences, you may have on the subject.
I’m not looking to make any major changes to what I do, and I certainly won’t be peppering my stuff with ads, nor am I under any illusions that I’m going to make enough money to live off (or even buy a Big Mac) but it’d be nice to have something coming in.
Just to make the point again – I’m not going to be having adverts everywhere, or endorsing products that have no interest to me, I’m just looking to get some ideas on making my time pay back a bit (I’ll still be doing the things I do whether or not they make me any money).
Peas and loaves.
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