In one of the comments someone asked what I plan on doing now that I'm done with gambling. It's a good question, and one that I don't totally have the answer for.
I feel like I'm a little bit behind, since it hit me so fast. Normally I would prefer to have a solid new plan in place before stopping one business, but that's not how it always works.
My approach has been to get involved in a lot of different ventures, and to let time sort out which are worth doing and which aren't. Actually, this post is more for me than you guys, just so I can take stock of where I'm at.
Well, it's a start anyway. As you can see, my current position isn't all that great, but there is a lot of room for expansion. My hope is that this site will grow like Steve Pavlina's to the point of covering all my necessities, so that I can focus all my remaining energy and time on the TV show, mentoring, and the web businesses. I have good momentum, so I think it is going in that direction. My newest plan is to start targeting specific sites whose users I would probably like having here. Lifehacker.com is the next one, so I'm going to start writing some personal development articles with them in mind.
I think it will be really interesting to look back at this post in a year and be like, "Man... with all those plans, how did I ever become a male stripper?"
The class is located at students.thephpsolution.com The class teaches everything you need to know to create anything you want in php, mysql, html and varioous other things.
You may not need to take a coding class before you start making websites. A lot of websites run on a CMS (content management system) or blog system that handles all the layout, logic, database, etc. With a CMS you can get a website running without any coding skills, but it will surely help to have a little knowledge of computers :)
Better Than Your Boyfriend looks like its running on Wordpress, which is a very popular and easy to use blog system. My main website (http://www.phimix.com) also runs on Wordpress.
Wordpress can be modified to work as a CMS, but you might also choose a real CMS system like e.g. Drupal.
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Im really into web businesses, so much that im taking an online coding class so that I can code my own site. Although I never have had any good ideas for this sort of thing, im still facinated with making money on the internet.
btw I use firefox and it works just fine for me. I suggest either making sure your firefox is upgraded to the latest version or just do a complete re install.
From my high horse of self employment, I have stepped into the mud to play with the employed commonfolk. I mentioned a couple times earlier that I was considering getting a real job, but I didn't want to get into details until it actually happened.
Quitting gambling came abruptly, so I didn't have a solid backup plan in place. There's the ebook I wrote and this blog, but neither makes close to enough to constitute a living. For a few months I wandered, considering different options, but didn't find anything I love.
Last Thursday was an end of an era. That day was the series finale for Burn Notice.
Yes, Burn Notice. "Who the hell watches Burn Notice?"
Honestly, the show wasn't even that good in the latter half of the series and declined significantly in quality. Still, it's a little hard to believe that the series is all over now.
That show was the eventual reason to my obsession of TV. If you don't know already, I'm a TV addict. I'm currently following more than twenty shows, and have an Evernote page that categorizes my TV shows into four categories: Finished, Up To Date, Catch Up, and Future.