My Hobbies Make Me Moneytony tony https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/aa9bbdf8f1e6bbf534778ecea7c0c925?s=96&d=mm&r=g
The old Acura RDX 08 has been great… However… it’s 7 years later. If I was really spend thrifty I would wait until 2017…. But then the car would be 8 years old. The only bad thing about saving for a new car is I should theoretically eat out less. In 2015 I ate out around 400 times including lunch, breakfast, and dinner. The average bill was around $15. This is according to Mint. If I eat out 75% less which Mint tells me is about right… I should be able to save $4,500 a year. I find these numbers difficult to believe…
Even more difficult to believe is how much I spend on my hobbies… nada. One of my hobbies pays for all other hobbies. It generates YouTube revenue money and from this $400 a month, it pays for that hobby as well as Dave and Buster trips (minus food). I didn’t turn on Ad revenue the entire 2015, but assuming that I get an average of $400 a month… it covers $5,000 in hobby spending. My other hobby is tutoring… which also pays money. Who knew YouTubing as a hobby would pay for itself?
On the flip side… I could use the hobby money to reinvest… sort of like a startup… in a 4K camcorder. They are around $800 around Best Buy. I’ve been researching 4K for a while and it’s a sound investment. Sort of like HD before HD was popular. Most televisions are 4K now. I’ll buy more lights. However… I love the Sony A6000…. I may get both since I’ll use them for different purposes.
It’s nice to be in a place… where your hobby doesn’t cost money and you are generally net positive. Honestly… I could make better videos if I didn’t buy more product… Product reviews and openings aren’t really for me. If I was smart… I would focus more on making my production higher quality and all of that stuff… but I just don’t care…. and I will never care about making money from YouTubing. It’s an interesting… albeit.. sometimes tedious hobby.
On a side note… I get a lot of offers for people to sponsor me… I don’t care. I used to be flattered and would write a nice email saying I didn’t want my opinion to be swayed by free product and payment. Now… I largely don’t respond. There are too many emails. The impressive part to me is the 7.3Million views in a little over 2 years. The increase in views is exponential. Subscribers are plotting a long at 18.5K.
In 2016 I’m going to focus more on my other channel… the guttulus channel. That channel isn’t great… Mainly because I don’t work on it as much… and it’s relatively new. There’s a lack of focus. Maybe… I’ll work on that youtube channel for 2016.
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