About the author.

Welcome to Cubicle Hell

multiple streams of income for the internet age.

I am sure that my story is not that different from a lot of other people out there. I am a regular Joe working a "9 to 5" job who realizes that there has to be more to life then just the "9 to 5". The thought that there might be something better is what motivates me to seek out different ways to earn an income. Being a computer programmer by trade, it is only natural that I would seek out my fortune online.

I am also dyslexic, which boils down to the fact that I learn differently from the norm. While Dyslexia has been labeled a disability, I have chosen not to think of it as such. To me I just learn differently. Sometime faster, sometime slower, but since we all learn at different rate I do not see this as a disadvantage. One of the first questions I get asked about being dyslexic is if I see things backwards. To which I always respond, "No I do not see things backwards, and even if I did, how would I know since I would have always seen things backwards?" Something to think about.

Oh, and I have a bit of that "vision thing". More to come later....

Disclaimer: Please note that this is my personal site and that the views expressed here are not those of my employer, the guy/girl next door or even the Pope. They are my own.

Domaining
June
16
2006
11:06 pm
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While talking with a couple of friends we got on the topic of how much money would be enough to quit our day jobs. Would $50/day be enough? Maybe $100/day? For me I figure it would be somewhere in the middle, but then I got thinking. We were only looking at one side of the coin so to speak. The other side is our monthly expenses. It is truly amazing how much money we spend without even thinking about it. Take my Starbucks addiction for example.

Our daily trips to Starbucks or even eating out a couple times a week are all a major drain on the old pocket book. If we want to quit, we will need to watch our expenses more closely. Let’s take my morning coffee for example; my morning venti caramel macchiato costs $5.14 ($4.80 + tax). It is a reward I give myself for getting my ass out of bed and making it to work, and while it does not seem like much, when we total it up weekly (25.70) or monthly (~$111) it really adds up. My daily caffeine fix costs about $1336 a year! So if I was willing to give it up, I would need less money to live on and I might only need $72.00/day instead of the $75.00 I originally figured.

You need to ask yourself two questions. How much do I really need, and what am I willing to give up to achieve my goal! Once you do that you will realize that your goal is close then you thought.

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