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.

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About eighteen months ago, I tried to purchase a forum related to one of my ecommerce sites. I had contacted the forum owner, but he was not really interested in selling, since he had created the forum for a hobby he loved. So I made a mental note to check back in a year, since you never know. I wished him well and let him know that if he ever wanted to sell, to let me know. Well a year had past and I decided to try again, only this time to find out that he had sold the site. He had lost his job about 6 months after I had contacted him, and he had been desperate to sell the site. The only problem was he had forgotten about my offer, and sold it to someone else. Chalking that lose up to bad timing; I made a mental note to check back in 6 months from then on.

In researching the new owner, I discovered that he was a web entrepreneur, who ran websites for a living. So I thought no problem; I would just contact him and make him an offer. Turned out to be tougher then I thought, since no matter how much I offered he was not interested. I finally gave up after offering him about two and half times what he paid for the forum, but it got me thinking. Why would he want to hang on to the forum? Why would he not be interested in turning a quick profit? He had owned the forum for less then a month, and was turning down a quick profit. After some research I quickly realized that forums could be monetized and while might not be a passive stream of income, since they require some TLC, they could provide an increasing stream of income over time.

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