PS:224 – Pain, Can’t Sleep, Build a business?

Insomnia has of late been one of my best friends in the whole wide world! (please note sarcasm)

I was awake so attacked a server issue for a new customer, in the process got another problem from another customer and the vicious cycle continues – part of it too is I can’t get comfortable. Achy. Hurting. Not fun. So I’ve been distracting myself, I got a few supplies on Amazon to tune up the 3D printer, as I am hoping maybe to make a few bucks printing out props for people for Halloween Costumes! Oh, but I didn’t stop there…

One of the things I’ve been printing is keychains I made for FlockHosting, got about 10 or so thus far, and they’ve come out REALLY nice, one set of 4 is wood! But I want to really get some goodies for FlockHosting as I want to make a BIG push the last half of the year, have been picking up customers here or there, and I figure let’s get some gear to give away, and too I want to make some stuff in a store of which helps fund Church Hosting, so lots to do there, hoping this week to wrap up a website project, 2 migrations for other clients (once approved) and maybe, just maybe find time to sleep, fix up FlockHosting.com, write a script for a FlockUpdate for September, and maybe see about some time on the radio to maybe give me a push 🙂

I’ve also looked at Pens, Hats, Shirts, Bags, Frisbee’s, etc. I did find a cool deal on stickers – so giving that a try, they’ll be in on the 9th – but want to make a REAL effort this year, and to expenses on advertising never hurt either 🙂

I’m also beefing up some software and design tools, not investing much in the way of funds, but there is one theme package which is having an INSANE deal. No yearly renewal, but it comes with a $500 price tag, but unlike others I’ve got a hand in, I won’t pay anything at renewal. Which with what this set of themes offers, an insanely amazing deal! I have till Tuesday to decide, and if a few payments come in, I may take the plunge because the investment would possibly bring in more funds as well as it’s some GREAT site tools and designs.

Been making a Wiki for my design firms, haven’t told them yet, but I’ve been hitting the problem that customers who’ve been with me a long time know what I have to offer. Some are afraid to say “Hey Chuck, can you do XYZ?” and end up going elsewhere because no sense in asking me, this place came up in google! So working to eliminate that with some good old fashioned information! Giving them all a rundown of what I have, what I can do – maybe pull in a few more goodies. I mean this weekend alone pulled in a nice KVM server I built out,the customer has already seen a 15x increase in performance (Gotta love SSD!) so honestly, telling one customer “I can do that” landed a sale. I like sales.

I’m getting tired, writing always helps to relax me, haven’t brought the journal app over just yet to the Hackintosh, but I do need to get back in the habit of journaling – going to take an Advil and try going to sleep, maybe if the pain dies down I can get a few hours in before the day wakes me up.

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