This weekend’s sure to be busy. 1 week until Burning Man, and I haven’t done *any* preparation at all. I messed with the mint application on my phone. My favorite part of it is that it calculates net worth “in real time,” pegging me at about $300k right now, which breaks down to like:
– $115 condo debt
+ $70k + $5k car = $300k
That doesn’t include anything else I own, so I may be closer to $400k, but whatevs.
SO I’m watching Alien vs. Predator and thinking about what I can write here that will move this thing forward.
For me, I need help making more money. I’m not spending a lot of money right now. Decreasing my spending won’t get me to my goal much faster, but doubling my income would. However, it’s clear I have a lot of trouble motivating myself in my free time to make real steps in an entrepreneurial direction. I’ve done soft things like talking to people, writing some code, and writing this blog, but I haven’t gotten to the core of the issue: selling shit. I need to sell some shit. That’s how you make money. If I can write about ways to convince a person to not spend any money, surely I should be able to talk myself through this?
– sell shit I already own on eBay
– sell shit I already own on Amazon
– setup an Amazon store
– setup a store with wix or one of the other sites
– setup my own store using open source software on amazon
– open cart
– magento (php)
– spree (ruby)
– virtuamart (joomla)
– ubercart (drupal)
– zencart (simplerish)
– tomatocart (branch from osCommerce)
– cubecart 3/4
Lightning Fast Shop (django, python, jquery). This looks appealing since I’ve already worked a lot in django…
Allright, after playing with LFS it looks not terrible. I’d probably start out with it. I looked at one of my favorite shopping sites and they use “Modular Merchant.” So maybe I should do like:
#1 Take some pictures of some stuff I own that I’m willing to sell
#2 Install Django and LFS on some amazon instance and github
#3 Add the stuff to the webstore
Sounds doable in a weekend.