Updates: Amazon Affiliate Link, NaNoWriMo, Book Reviews and Changes to the Website, and THANK YOU!

12191988_10153486362779930_4135425328327321119_nSo, this has been an insanely busy week every night after I’ve gotten home from work, so I’ve not been able to update the blog much other than responding to comments (which I love by the way, so please keep them coming!), but I wanted to give everyone an update of what is going on in this little circle of my world.

First, a HUGE thank you to everyone who has responded to and read through my post on my financial picture. I agree, cutting expenses even more will be difficult (but that doesn’t mean I can’t do it), so I need to add to my income  if I’m going to have much hope on paying off the RV and car early. So my plan so far is this (and  not necessarily in this order):

  • bust my butt to get a second job (have started making calls to local businesses and will be grabbing applications after work this evening and coming week)
  • send in my invoice to my author for work I did before I moved out here
  • become an Amazon affliliate (this has already been done, please see the link in my sidebar)
  • write an ebook (or two or three, as much as I can inspire myself to get down on paper!)
  • start learning more web-based and other marketable skills through Lynda.com (my employer has obtained access to this for all employees, so it will cost me nothing!)

Second, yesterday, a co-worker mentioned NaNoWriMo, which I have heard about before but never taken part in. No good time like the present to join in the fun, right? The goal is to write a novel in a month, and it is a huge community of writers who attempt to do the same thing. The goal is ostensibly to write 50,000 words in a month and there are forums you can join, prompts you can use, etc., to get that creativity flowing. I plan on using this to keep me motivated.

Third, in case you’re unfamiliar with the Amazon Affiliate Program, the way it works is that if you shop Amazon through my affiliate link, it doesn’t cost you anything extra, but a small percentage (I’m not sure of the exact amount) will be then returned to me in consideration of my having the link on my website.

Finally, you may notice I have a page on my blog called Helpful Books.  It has languished a bit for a while but no more! I plan on adding resources to this as well as book reviews. If you have a suggestion of a book to read or a resource that has helped you, whether it’s on budgeting, RVing, living frugally, inspiration to live your dreams or life your way, etc., please let me know! (There’s an easy way to do it by just filling out the form on that page too.) I’ve already received a suggestion or two on books to add to that page, so stay tuned, those will be added shortly.)  🙂  I am also hoping that I can learn some new skills through Lynda.com, as mentioned above, to update and customize this website as well. It might involve paying for a blog theme, instead of the free one that I currently use, but let’s see what I can learn and do on my own first!

Have a great weekend, everyone, and as always, thanks for reading!

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Thank you for shopping Amazon through my Affiliate Link! Every little bit helps, and it costs you nothing to do so.

13 thoughts on “Updates: Amazon Affiliate Link, NaNoWriMo, Book Reviews and Changes to the Website, and THANK YOU!

  1. Terri, have you thought about signing up with Thumbtack as an editor/writer? I got a good gig out of it once. Haven’t bid much since then, but if I had, I might have gotten more jobs. check it out and let me know if you have any questions.

    • Diane, I’ve never heard of them before but that sounds awesome! I will totally check them out. And do my eyes deceive me or do you now have your own blog??? 🙂

  2. Another great post, Terri! Especially since suggested readings are a significant part of what I want to do with my site, I probably should consider participating in the Amazon program. I’ll be curious to hear how that goes.

    • I’ve known people in the past (And current blogs that I follow) who are part of the program with Amazon and they definitely find it helps. IN my mind, every little bit helps!!

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