Ah, Tax Season 2009 has come to an end. Two days out, I've now spent most of two days playing a lot of LEGOs and Mario Kart with my son while the wife is out of town. (Shhh, don't tell her -- I know Mario Kart is essentially brain rot, but what she doesn't know won't hurt her! ;) ) Should probably consider looking for something a bit more productive to do eventually, but right now I'd say spending time with my little five-year-old is just about the absolute right thing to do.
So in the last two months, what have I actually accomplished?
- A couple hundred tax returns.
- Completed somewhere in the range of half a Campaign Blast Challenge. The brain and time just wouldn't cooperate to allow me to finish the whole thing. Outside of the challenge, I built next to nothing.
- A hard slap of my eBay AdWords campaigns by Google -- twice. You know Google, if you don't want my money, fine, I'll move them and the substantial amount I was paying to advertise with you to...
- Yahoo & MSN. Transferred all my campaigns over. The traffic isn't quite up to Google's numbers, but they are slowly building. And the traffic appears to convert even better!
- I've got another side business that is in serious need of, well, going the hell away. I just have to come up with a means of making a clean break with it. Now that tax season has ended, I have no excuse in putting that off other than not wanting to deal with it.
OK, so I guess I did at least get a few things done on this side endeavor that I'd like to make my main one.
Immediately after the slaps, my earnings took a major nosedive to the tune of around 10% of my peak. I'm back to around 60% and steadily increasing. Now that I have time and available brain cells to focus, it's time to get back to the game and see where I want to be and what I need to do in order to get there.
After all, I have a single monetary goal for the summer: September 1st, I plan to write a check for the remainder of our mortgage... ;)