Saturday, September 06, 2008

A Great Start to the Month

This month is turning out really well so far. My book sales are much better than they have been for ages. I think there are a number of reason for this. I think we are getting closer to Christmas and it is likely that people are starting their shopping early as they may be worried that they may have less money available to them later in the year. I think for some people they have started spending money again after stopping for a few months because of all of the credit crunch warnings. i also think that there are less people selling the books now because the profit margins on them are so low, this means that I have less competition. It is probably a combination of all of these reasons and more, but whatever the reason, I am linking it!

I have also found a lot of extra writing work so far this month. I do find that there is more towards the end and beginning of the month which I think is due to it being nearer to pay day. I also think that the fact that I have extra time to concentrate on looking for work, due to the boys being in playgroup has helped me to find more opportunities. I just hope that it continues!

3 comments:

yanjiaren said...

Yeah I am happier this moth. I PUT SMLL POST N dp ABOUT ARTICLE WRITING AiHAVE ALREADY 40 ARTICLES THIS MNTH WHICH ISN'T BAD BUT i AM DOING THEM QUITE CHEAP. Still it is work isn't it?

An American in France said...

Well, even though the market isn't doing so well it seems you guys are holding up really well. You may think that things are going well for you, but think of it this way... you work at home (every woman's dream) and your money is going to your home so that your husband can eventually leave his job too. I mean think of what you're doing... everyone would love to be able to do that and you're making it happen!

I was able to pay a bit extra this month as well but it all went to escrow as our bank lied to us about our escrow account. We've no federal consumer advocacy group in the US, so there's nothing to do but hope right now. It seems the issue will clear up over time. I guess the first year is just hard.

Rachel said...

Thank you - yes we are very lucky. It is lovely being able to stay at home with the children and do some work at the same time.