Well I have been absent again but for good reason. You see I do have many streams of income but I can never let those take priority over the river, my photography studio. Been feelin better lately and have had renewed motivation so have been refining the studio workflow, investing in more props and items to make the overall experience there better. That along with some nice orders that have come in I’ve been quite busy as of late.
I also have been doing website redesign of all my photography sites as well as for the Profesional photographers association tha I belong to’s website. Want to check me out?
I have been doing some thinking about this blog and where to take it. My thoughts are that the site title ‘My Multiple Streams’ does not necessarily mean streams of income. There are many streams in my life… Income, health, family, investments, debt etc. So I’m going to refocus and broaden the site and write about different subjects that affect my life. I will continue to post topics about my businesses and the tools I use to help me, hopefully some will help you. Take the last post on Postbox, this app has helped me so much lately in scheduling email reminders to my clients that missed appointments are hopefully a thing of the past.
A near future post I will be discussing a studio management software that has streamlined my booking processes and helped me receive retainers and payments upfront, increasing my cash flow. As well as setting to do’s from each session and keeping my workflow straight. Being a photographer not all my posts may relate to your business directly but hopefully you can apply some to your business.
Health and Well Being
As I mentioned I have been feeling a bit better lately. Anxiety seems to be under control, but still trying to find the reasons for some of the other stuff. Blood tests have all been negative, except for some allergies. Been trying to get the doc to return my phone calls so I can find out more about that and where we go from here. Been have multitude of GI tests and go in next week or so to talk about the results. So far as I can tell its only telling me what I dont have. Just keep going day by day and hopefully soon will figure this out.
The Income Streams
Besides this site and the photography sites I also blog on an irregular basis on a couple other sites and even thinking of starting one more. Havent really done the niche sites much but they are still bringing in a little bit each month.
Did lose a stream this month as the workout group that rented the studio will no longer be doing so as of this morning.
I am investing in a couple areas to improve business that require monthly fees so also looking for places to cut to balance them out. Finally went through the cable bill and shaved $15 a month off that, going to turn in the DVR soon to shave another $10. Found a couple other areas as well like going all in with paypal and canceling one of my other merchant accounts that was costing a regular monthly fee.
So refocusing on the future I will be trying my best to have a new post every week (or two) and be a bit more varied on subject. You may also see a site makeover soon as well. Doing my other sites I got the bug and I really enjoy creating sites. With that and focusing on the photography it seems there are never enough hours in the day.