• HART-Empire Earnings for 2007 (June) Released

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    July 1st, 2007HARTHmmmm Things, Statistics, WooHoo

    * I’m keeping track of my HART-Empire Earnings for 2007 Online ..

    Here is the link: HART-Empire Network Earnings Spreadsheet Document

    June 2007 was a transitional month for me, and the HART-Empire Network. I basically shut down my blogs for half a month while moving to a new server. And, it was quite a challenge. I wasn’t moving one or a handful of blogs .. I was moving over 45 blogs in total. SIX of those blogs shared the same MySQL database and the actual database .sql file was over 400 MB in size! It was quite hard to backup, and even during restoration .. there were issues because of its size. I managed to segregate all the six blogs into a unique MySQL database for each blog .. and get that working.

    As for the June 2007 earnings … the earnings are on an “Accrual” basis, where I’m documenting what I’ve earned, but monies will usually come in the following month, or (if ever) when I reach the minimum threshold for release of my earnings for payment. The expenditures are on a “Cash” basis, as I pay something related to my online earnings, I just load up the spreadsheet and modify it. At the moment, I am at the cottage and there are a few small accounts not verified. I will update during the week.

    Summary of Gross Earnings 2007

    * January 2007 – $344.61
    * February 2007 – $372.37
    * March 2007 – $492.41
    * April 2007 – $491.85
    * May 2007 – $620.99
    * June 2007 – $632.47

    ** Year-To-Date Gross Earnings (Jan-Jun/2007) – $2,954.70
    * Average (YTD) $16.32 per day or, $492.45 per month

    Reflection

    Costs were high in June 2007, and exceeded my cash inflows. First, I got hit with an $180 charge by my old ISP#1 for the overage of the bandwidth levels in May 2007 .. which, equates to $10 per 1GB Bandwidth overrun. My bandwidth on just 6 sites – including PetLvr and 1800HART was 33GB in May 2007. I’m also paid up for the first three months (jun-jul-aug) with the new ISP#3 quarterly VPS plan. A whole bunch of domain renewals came due and I renewed them all. The next batch is in September, and I’ll probably renew them later this month before I forget.

    The big news (and new monthly expense) is that I started an EVDO account June 30th, which gives my laptop hi-speed internet access where ever there is cell phone connectivity .. and besides signing up for a 3-year contract, I had to “buy” the PC EVDO Card for about $100 plus taxes (CDN). For the first three months, my cost is $60 CDN per month based on 500MB transfer per month. I have no idea what that translates to until my first bill – as, I will be using this all July! After that, I get one free downgrade to the minimum $45/month fee it will cost me in the off season .. and then I have to pay $25 each time to max out the plan to next summer’s monthly fee of $90 .. and then to downgrade again in September to $45 per month. It’s a vicious cycle, but as you can see with my online earnings – I think it is a valid expense at this time. Last year, my blogging empire began to dwindle while I was out at the beach enjoying the summer. Now, I can still do that – but, at night check in with the virtual world and keep my blogs posted.

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