What DO we do with our time?
If you know this girl well enough, you know I quit my online job in May of 2016. I am basically unemployed, having no current job that provides income. 😳
Does that make me a loser? 😵
Well, what DO I do with my time? Actually, quite a lot of things.
Emptying my RV tanks.
Binge watching Netflix.
Spending way too much time on social media.
Driving from SW Colorado to Florida to repair my rental house shitstorm of a yard and ‘Breaking Back’ in the process.
Finding water to fill my RV tank.
Going on a hike or a ride.
Things like that.
Ok, Ok, I am joking. Well, sure I do do those things.
But that’s not ALL I do.
I am not retired. I do work. I just don’t make money from it. Mostly, my time involves writing and researching on my laptop. (And TRYING to do tech-y things that I am painfully horrible at.) You may already know that for the last 9 months I have been building a website with my new business partner, Marshall.
I met Marshall last January. We quickly discovered that we both were tired of being tied to the internet and we were doing jobs we hated. We were tired of making very little $ for our efforts. Tired of wondering if we would even HAVE a job if ‘X’ happened.
We both wanted out.
So we took action. Right off, we quit our full-time jobs in May to start working full time for ourselves. Then we started a company and proceeded to build our review website.
Our website is called BestDamnReviews. It reviews companies who sell business services such as VoIP phone service, online fax service, or business insurance and more.
Quitting our jobs was a giant risk we both took. It was hella scary, yes.
However, Marshall has had a successful review site in the past. He’s shown me the site and showed me his records of the income he got from that site and it was impressive. Once you build it, and get it ranking, the money just rolls in. You do nothing. It’s music to the ears!
He has the experience and the SEO/computer savvy and I have the writing, design and research skills. (Though I have found that Marshall thoroughly exceeds my skills in research!) We made the perfect team! NEVER could I have done this on my own.
Why A Review Website?
We picked this niche because Marshall has experience in it already. But mostly, there are not any good review sites that we could find out there and saw a need for one in the market. Our site is funny, somewhat quirky, and made to be easy to understand as well as funny when possible.
Has it been easy? GOD no! It’s been a bitch to build! We thought we would be ranking on the first page in Google by now, at LEAST for some search terms, but it’s harder than we thought.
We’re doing it the right way, but dude. It takes a lot of work and even more time! More than expected. Of course. Isn’t that the way of the world?
Anyway, that’s what I am doing with my time. Researching, writing, designing, emailing, bitching, and sometimes crying from frustration.
Still, we’re slowly building our little gem of a site. And we’re moving steadily up in the Google ranks!
Is That About It?
In between working and the other above bits, I try to explore a little. I haven’t done a lot of it the past few months due to just guilt and time constraints. Soon enough, I’ll be free. And explore more I shall!
Right now I am boondocking at the Xscapers Convergence in Quartzsite, Az. Marshall and I met here exactly a year ago. And here we are- unemployed! 😂 We made the jump and are taking the risk for the big reward!
THIS JUST IN!!!
As I was typing this blog, I literally JUST got word from Marshall that we have made a sale from Best Damn Reviews!!!!!
Our FIRST! This is a wonderful landmark day!!! 🎉😀🎈I couldn’t have made this up!!
Hell, we have been looking forward to this day for quite a while! There’s a technicality that could cause the sale to be rescinded, but it’s happening! So I am not really TOTALLY going to celebrate. Yet.
I really think people will like the atmosphere of the site and connect with its playfulness. So damn exciting!
What a difference a year can make. 😁❤️