I wanted to share a quick update with everyone as to what I’ve been up to the past 3-4 months. I’ve gotten quite a few messages from people asking where I went to and why I haven’t been publishing new posts/podcasts on OIT, responding to emails, etc.
To be honest, these past few months I’ve not only neglected OIT but also the rest of my businesses. As an estimate, I probably worked on them around 2-3 hours total since the beginning of March. Unfortunately, some personal issues came up which caused me to not be able to put almost any time into them.
Although my income is technically from “passive” sources, no matter what business you’re in, if you neglect it for 3-4 months straight there are going to be some negative consequences. As you can tell by reading my March, April, and May income reports, both my Kindle and iPhone app income took big hits compared to their peaks. However, a bright spot over the past few months has been CreateSpace. While my Kindle income dropped, my income from CreateSpace stayed steady and even grew!
I’m happy to say though that I’ve started working again over the past week and have been SUPER productive. I’ve still got a lot of catching up to do to get back to where I was before I stopped working, however a lot of the immediate “damage control” items are taken care of and I’m ready to step up my game this summer and get my income not only back up to where it was, but higher!
Speaking of summer, another positive thing that happened during this time was I graduated high school. I now have the summer to dedicate 100% to my businesses until college starts in the fall when I’ll be attending the University of Pittsburgh. I’ll definitely still be working on my businesses during my time there just like I did throughout high school.
I hope you all have been more productive than me during these past few months and continue to keep it up! If you’ve been lacking motivation recently or haven’t been as productive as you’d like to be…there’s never been a better time to get going and crush it this summer! Let’s do this!