Day 7 - Week 1 done!

Looking back at the week, I've not achieved everything I wanted.

  • I didn't get AdSense set up, because I realised I needed to actually grow this site first - See Day 4 
  • I haven't managed to update every day on here, I missed days 3 and 6. Day 3 as my wife's birthday I can accept, but yesterday was for no reason other than I felt completely shattered after a very intensive time at the day job.
  • I haven't done anything to my Added Zen site, which has some glaring issues at the moment and I really wish I hadn't set it live to the world now. Fortunately I haven't yet done any SEO, link building or other promotion so no one else has actually seen it yet.

On the plus side, I have managed to update 5 out of 7 days, I have got 2 sites set up, added content and added them to a google webmaster account. This is more than I've achieved in the last 12 months so maybe I shouldn't be too hard on myself.

Yesterday I said I wanted to add some social sharing on this site. I've downloaded and set up the Ridiculously Responsive Social Share Buttons unfortunately it hasn't worked quite as expected. The buttons are there but don't look as I'd expected they would. I'm sure it will just be a minor tweak of the code or changing the file names in the folders but it just shows that sometimes not everything is as easy as you hope. 

Tip of The Day: Keep at it, make time for your business and don't leave it.

What else have I done today?: 

Today, I've been working on 2 way integration with a 3rd party supplier for a client web platform. To do this I've had to make a whole site https secure, which is good for Google anyway, teach myself a whole new code process and liase with a provider in a different country.

This kind of work is great, but it can be extremely frustrating trying to get it done as quickly as possible without any problems. When you have a busy office and people asking for 10 other things to be done at the same time then it gets really tough.

One day I'll be able to look back at these times, working all day and trying to make money online in the evenings with fond memories (I hope) but for now I'll just settle for getting things done without having a nervous breakdown.