Monday, February 16, 2009

nonsense doodles

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Funky President

Funky President by James Brown. Just listen to the sample. A lot of that sounds familiar.

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Saturday, January 17, 2009

sketch 1.17.09

I haven't been sketching much lately. I needed to take a break from the other things I've been working on and I had a chance to draw today. I hope I'll have more opportunities to practice soon. I really would like to see some improvement in my art.

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Sunday, December 28, 2008

New Money Making Blog

I started a new blog to focus on my money making efforts. I think it will be cleaner to have a separate place for that. The new blog is at

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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

My Birthday + Hustling for pennies

My birthday was yesterday and I did what I do everyday: take care of babies. I used to get sad on my birthdays, they always felt like a disappointment. Now I treat it like any other day and it's fine, I don't mind not celebrating.

I'm still trying to do a little bit each day to make some money online. If I feel like writing an article for Associated Content, I'll try to write. If I don't want to do that I'll update a Squidoo lens. If I want to just do some somewhat mindless work I'll do some HITs on Amazon Mechanical Turk (which is oddly addicting). There are still other things I could be working on but that's what I've been up to lately.

I am expecting to see this pay off eventually; maybe not in the near future but some time. I think of it like planting seeds the payoff doesn't have to be instant. At least a few of these seeds should grow into some residual income. The real goal is to not have to work and still make some money.

I'm still learning a lot though. There is plenty to improve in my writing and marketing skills and I'm learning as I go along.

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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Update on Amazon Mechanical Turk

I didn't give up on Amazon Mechanical Turk because I found a better way of browsing HITs than what I was doing before. I sort them by creation date with the newest HITs first. I found out the the simple tasks are snatched up pretty quickly and will come up after reloading the page a few times.

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Friday, December 19, 2008

Amazon Mechanical Turk

I'm always looking to make a few extra dollars and this time my seeking lead me to Amazon Mechanical Turk. As a worker on the site you accept HITs or Human Intelligence Tasks for pay. This is how Amazon describes a HIT:

A Human Intelligence Task, or HIT, is a question that needs an answer. A HIT represents a single, self-contained task that a worker can work on, submit an answer, and collect a reward for completing.

So why are there requests to write articles for one penny on this site? It looks like the requesters are trying use to this platform to exploit workers.

I just started with Turk and I really just wanted to do some basic tasks for a few cents. I'm not sure how much longer I'll pursue Turk. I already feel like I've wasted too much time on it just looking for HITs that pay appropriately.

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