It was February ’07 when I made that decision. I left my job, moved away from home, and started a new life in Michigan with my girlfriend Cassie. With the understanding that my savings could not carry me any more than one year, I made a personal ultimatum: LifeReboot would average $10/day in six months, or I would give it up to seek out more reliable income.
It’s August ’07 now, and I’m proud to say that I will continue writing for LifeReboot. In July, the site earned $373 — an average of $12/day. I’ve reached my six month goal and I couldn’t be more enthusiastic about it.
To celebrate the completion of LifeReboot’s experimental phase, I’ll be upgrading the site to a dedicated host. I’ll avoid explaining any detailed technobabble about what that means and simply say it will allow LifeReboot to continue to grow. Upgrading to a dedicated host is therefore another important milestone in the LifeReboot Timeline:
08-2007 Planned an upgrade to a dedicated host.
07-2007 Three articles met the front page of Digg. Averaged $12/day.
06-2007 LifeReboot gets over 100 subscribers. Averaged $5.70/day.
05-2007 First link from Digg crashes site. Upgraded to a high-volume host. Averaged $4.20/day.
04-2007 LifeReboot earns its first dollar. Averaged $1.40/day.
03-2007 LifeReboot goes public via the World Wide Web.
02-2007 Site concept and design cause me to begin “rebooting” my life.
01-2007 New Year’s Resolution: Dare to invest in my dreams.
Making the decision to upgrade has been the most terrifying venture yet — but if I expect to take LifeReboot to the next level, I need to make serious investments in it. With the experimental phase over, I also need a new goal:
In another six months, I hope LifeReboot will be earning $1000/month.
To everyone responsible for helping me reach my first goal for LifeReboot: Thank you. It’s been a fun experiment. I couldn’t have succeeded without your readership and support. Cheers — to investing in dreams!
(Edit:Â LifeReboot’s Current Monthly Earnings are available in this article.)
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