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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September
24
2006
11:53 pm
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Back in July I talked about tackling a larger project then the links directory. While the directory was an interesting venture, I thought I would take on the task of building a forum or community. While it took a couple of weeks to purchase the domain I wanted, the actual setting up of the site went relatively smoothly. Of course the hard part only started once the site went live, since a forum lives or dies by its membership. Forums require constant monitoring to make sure that people are not joining just to spam other members with ads for Viagra and the likes. I have had to ban 6 new signups already due to spam. Even as I launched the site, I was thinking of additional ideas for the site in order to attract more members, as I am hoping to grow the forum. Currently the site is just over a month old, and already has 70 members.

I now have a way greater appreciation of what it takes to setup and run a forum. It cost way more then I thought it would to get the project this size off the ground, and I am not sure that I will be able to monetize the forum for at least a year so there is no way to recoup the money at least not in the short run, but in the long run, I think the forum will pay dividends. In the meantime, I will wait and see.

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