This isn’t a Medium article with any real how-to or case study on my quest to rid myself of Adderall’s hold over me. It’s just something I want to write to put this out in the world that I’m doing it. Hopefully, by the end of my little rant there will be some semblance of an article worth reading and possibly a bit of motivation for anyone else looking to quit. I promise to follow-up in the future when I feel I’ve actually kicked this nasty habit to provide some insights.
Side note — sorry for the grammar and misspellings…
If you haven’t read my Printful vs Printify post yet, you might want to check that out to help you understand the numbers to determine if the price of Printify Premium is worth it for you or not.
I’m going to assume any person reading this article is not a huge company looking for the “Enterprise” plan so we’ll just focus on the free/basic plan and the $29 per month “Premium” plan.
There are only 2 features that come with the paid plan that aren’t on the free plan: custom order importing and discounted products.
To be completely honest, I…
SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING
Over the last few months, I’ve been doing some freelance work managing the social media for an online business. They really just wanted to make sure new posts were scheduled and there were responses to followers comments and DMs.
That was all fine and easy. The account was always getting new followers daily, and of course, losing some every day. The account has always had at least more followers than quitters each day, so it continued to grow…just a little each day.
We have one competitor that has been growing quickly, mostly because of a weekly giveaway…
AMERICAN ELECTION LAWS
With all this extra time everyone has on their hands with quarantines and statewide lockdowns, people seem to be getting a little more uppity about politics. That’s a shocker given how crazy things have already been lately.
With Coronavirus looming over everything happening right now, one thing I’ve noticed a lot of social media talking about is what happens if Trump tries to postpone the election.
If you are reading this after the Coronavirus pandemic in 2020…YAY we survived! Hopefully, you’re not reading this because another major catastrophe is occurring.
A quick TLDR if you want to…
SIDE HUSTLE — AMAZON MERCH & PRINT ON DEMAND
I have a growing t-shirt and merch business where I “design” apparel and other merch like mugs and iPhone cases. I have a little secret though…I have no idea how to design any of it.
My Photoshop and Illustrator skills are extremely limited. Sure I can crop an image and change the color of a background, but to be honest, I lack the technical know-how and the artistic ability to make anything besides circles and squares.
That’s why I rely on different websites and apps to help me create designs that…
KETO DIET TIPS
Ok, let me preface this post by saying I’m not a doctor or a nutritionist. I’m just a guy who has been on and off the keto diet for the last 4 years and is very susceptible to the keto flu each time I go back to eating keto. Luckily for you, I’ve learned how to minimize the keto flu pains and length of time it takes to get int ketosis.
Near the end of last year, I went on a serious holiday binge. That is my excuse at least. I don’t know if early October to…
POLYAMORY FROM THE OUTSIDE
About five years ago my horn-dog, yet very vanilla self ended up in a peculiar situation. Looking back, it was a pretty creepy move. I went on a particular app looking for an easy lay but ended up with something more. Something special.
I just wanted some quick sex. I ended up with the love of my life. The one little problem…she’s married.
PRODUCTIVITY HACKS FOR REMOTE WORK
About a year ago I quit my job and started working from home to create my own online businesses. I thought that with all of the extra time, I’d be able to put in long days 100% focused on the tasks I needed to get done each day to succeed. It turns out that being productive is difficult when you don’t have a boss hovering over your shoulder telling you to get things done.
In the beginning, there were some good days and many bad days for my productivity. …
SIDE HUSTLE — PRINT ON DEMAND
At the time of this writing, I currently have 3 Etsy stores and 1 Shopify store. All of the items are print on demand. The majority of them are tee shirts and mugs. Then there is a smattering of other apparel like hoodies, v-necks, and tank tops.
Printful has been my print provider since I started this side hustle, now full-time business, in 2017. For the most part, they have been great. My main issue with them is the pricing leaves little room for a good return on investment.
Shopping around for new providers…
Google Ads and Facebook Advertising used to be the holy grail of marketing products and services online. They have always offered highly targeted traffic that used to provide incredible ROIs for advertisers.
While the targeting is still about as precise as you can get, it comes with a pretty big price tag that may not work for a lot of business models anymore. It’s time to start thinking outside the box to find some alternatives to Google and Facebook advertising.
While not an end-all-be-all list of alternative choices, this should at least get your brain juices going to give you…
Brainspin — The inability to sleep because of your mind fixating on a thought. Sharing the things I learn due to my chronic brainspin thoughts.