December Update

December so far has been an unproductive month. I’ve been busy with life and also lazy. There’s something about the holiday season that just makes me not want to do anything. I’m struggling just typing this post šŸ˜‰
Publisher Forums Contest
Currently, I’m competing in the the Publisher Forums’ contest. There are 3 ways to win. You can either win by being a top poster (no spamming of course), being a quality poster, or a top referrer (minimum of 5 posts per lead to be valid). I’m pretty confident that I’m going to win something. They’re offering over $7,000 worth of prizes with a total of 55 prizes and 12 prize packages! I want to win cash more than any of the other prizes. So, here’s my offer. Be my referral and make 5 acceptable posts on the forum. If I win, I promise to reward those who helped me with free prizes!
iPhone 4 d3so
Also, I finally got my hands on an iPhone 4 32GB. It seems that it wasn’t worth waiting for the white version. There’s also a bunch of rumors going around about a Verizon iPhone. I bought the phone off a local seller on Craigslist for $600. I question whether or not I made a good decision because the iPhone looks as if it’s been moderately used. The battery also seemed to be flawed since it drained even without use. Good thing the seller was willing to pay for the battery. Another downside is that I use T-Mobile. The phone is locked with version 4.2.1 and baseband 03.10.01. I’m patiently waiting for an unlock. For now, I’ll have to survive with my iPhone 3GS while I keep my $600 iPod at home. By the way, the retina display is amazing! I test drove one before at the Apple Store but you really don’t notice the complete difference until you own one.

This week, I received my license to become an official Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN). I made a subtle announcement on a previous post that I passed my state licensure exam. The next step is to find a place that I’ll enjoy working at. I currently work at a skilled nursing facility as a Nurse Assistant (CNA) and am reluctant to work their as an LVN. I want a change of environment and a different experience. Hopefully, I’ll find a place and position I’ll be satisfied with or maybe I’ll have no choice but to work at the same place.

I hope all of you are being more productive than I am. I have some review posts I still need to write so I guess that’ll keep my schedule full. Take advantage of the busy buying season! I have yet to ride that wave šŸ˜›

17 Responses to December Update

  1. Dino Vedo December 12, 2010 at 9:25 am #

    December for me has been a great month! Its super cold up here in Michigan and so much snow, not much to do but make money!!..

  2. d3so December 12, 2010 at 9:34 am #

    lol, good for you Dino.
    I get distracted so easily.

  3. Kevin December 12, 2010 at 12:42 pm #

    A forum contest? What do u have to do post?
    I wonder what the prizes are

  4. Bradley Nordstrom December 13, 2010 at 5:26 am #

    Same here also lazy.

  5. PPC Ian December 15, 2010 at 12:28 am #

    Great post, D3so! Congrats on your LVN and success with your professional career! I personally admire your strategy of making money online while also pursuing a traditional career in parallel. Great strategy!

  6. PPC King December 15, 2010 at 4:00 am #

    I might join that contest. thanks for letting me know. if verizon comes out with an iphone im going to grab one šŸ™‚

  7. Fernando December 15, 2010 at 8:36 am #

    Good stuff d3so, and I kind of feel reflected on you d3so. I get distracted sooooo easy.
    But anyway, what you been up to? Everything cool, man?

  8. d3so December 16, 2010 at 1:58 am #

    I'm good.
    Just working and being lazy. I still need to do some campaigning to take advantage of this holiday. It might be a little late.

  9. d3so December 16, 2010 at 1:59 am #

    Thanks, Ian!
    We gotta have a plan B, right? šŸ˜‰

  10. d3so December 16, 2010 at 2:00 am #

    Just click on the link above.
    Just make posts or respond to forum posts. Just don't spam šŸ˜‰

  11. Dan Lew January 8, 2011 at 5:23 am #

    Hey Deso,

    Maybe grab a cup of coffee or something, hope you feel a bit more energetic soon, good luck šŸ™‚

  12. d3so January 11, 2011 at 11:32 am #

    Thanks, Dan! I’m not that into coffee though šŸ˜‰

  13. Play Hidden Object Games January 12, 2011 at 2:37 pm #

    Congrats on your Iphone 4

    Have you unlocks it yet ?

    And how’s the forum contest going on ?

  14. d3so January 12, 2011 at 2:46 pm #

    No. No unlock yet. I’ve been waiting for about a month now. I hope it comes soon.
    The contest ended and I didn’t win anything. It was pretty much a waste of time for me šŸ˜›

  15. Internet Marketing January 23, 2011 at 5:16 pm #

    Congrats on the Licensed Vocational Nurse exam. I hope you still plan to make a profession out of blogging though.

    Have you set out your 2011 Resolutions, or Goals?

    I find that having goals keeps me focused and on track, and allows me to achieve more than if I just sort of “wing it”!

    Here’s my 12 month goals.

    1. Write a comprehensive EBook on driving traffic to your blog to sell.

    2. Develop a comprehensive 12 hour video course outlining an internet marketing training course.

    3. Launch a forum and grow it to 2000 members by year end.

    4. Start a 2nd blog (The Earning Success Project) and get it to under 60,000 Alexa

    5. Launch a twitter training online video course to market.

    6. Sell off unwanted domains and websites. (collecting too many)

    7. Iā€™d like to grow my RSS subscribers to 3000+

    8. Launch a membership site.

    9. Launch a backlink membership site.

    10. Add another 365 internet marketing articles to PLR Internet Marketing.

    11. Double my income.

    12. Hire an employee to help with running these sites of mine.

    I have others sprinkled in here and there, some short term, some medium, and some long, hopefully by posting them publicly i feel held accountable and achieve most of them! šŸ™‚

  16. d3so January 23, 2011 at 6:50 pm #

    Yeah, nursing is my plan B. I’m working to get out of the workforce.

    I have goals in mind but I do need to write them down and keep track. Expect a post soon šŸ˜‰

  17. Internet Marketing January 23, 2011 at 6:52 pm #

    We’re going to be watching for it now! šŸ™‚