Have you been wanting to get into cryptocurrency mining? Are you just as confused as I was getting started? All the talk about hash rates and just so much freaking research to do! Well today I had my first success and have mine my first complete coin! It wasn’t worth much but I can now mark that one off of my bucket list.
Right now I’m very focused on automation. I’ve found several ways to make money automatically online, but I can’t do them all from my home IP address. They bring in different types of money, from USD to different cryptocurrencies, but the important part for me at least is that I don’t have to focus on them at all. They are literally sit and forget. For me, automated income is worth 10 times more than money I have to work for. So $5 a day in automated income is a fantastic start for me, and will run pretty much my entire business.
Anyway, back to the topic of this post. Right now I’m mining literally on every single device in the house except for my moms laptop. I’m not making much because I’m doing CPU mining. But I am making progress and that’s the most important part. I’ll be optimizing as I go. This will be an important experiment and could very well launch the next step of the business.
The mining pool that I am using is called minergate and it allows me to mine on every single device that I own so far. I’m needless to say pretty pleased with it. Check them out, it’s a great start. Stop spinning your wheels and get some coin in your wallet.
So for the last couple of months I’ve been living out of my van. Yes, this is by choice. I’m not asking for a place to live, I have plenty. But rather I’ve been enjoying the freedom of being able to travel on a whim. I’ve been building karma and using that freedom to help others. I moved my business partners apartment, I helped my best friend move to Colorado, and simultaneously made a new friend down on her luck that I am able to help daily and help my mother with her bills and taking care of the house. I’ve done all of this in about a month. It’s crazy.
Now I’ve found my old dream job again. Before I went to work for Hostgator.com however this time it will be a non EIG website hosting company. I’m excited but nervous. Going back to an employee could be detrimental to my mindset. I’m a fucking lion right now. I go out and hunt my money ever single day. I may go hungry more often than those grazing in the pasture, but my meal is much more rewarding and every dollar lasts longer because I respect the fact I busted my ass to earn that dollar.
I am reminded of a time when I was doing similar stuff and at best getting 50 cents a day. It was embarrassing. Fortunately I average around $30 a day right now working on my own. Back then I took the first job I could at Dollar Tree so I could buy my girlfriend at the times baby diapers and made about the same amount monthly that I do now working for myself. She left me my first week. Turns out the kid she was pregnant with wasn’t mine, I didn’t find out for sure until a year after the baby miscarried. I still struggle with it a little bit here and there. It did make my fire to succeed burn even hotter because I was just coming out of the bottom of my hole.
Fast forward a year and a half later and I’ve put on 30 pounds of muscle. I’m writing shit off my bucket list left and right, my next conquest is to climb Pike’s Peak… watching me train to get used to the mountain air is laughable. I live each day to the fullest of my ability. And for once I’m completely happy in my own skin. I want for nothing in my life. What I have is enough. I carry everything I need in my van and I have been literally living a month or two in a place and moving to another part. I love the freedom. I’m an independent business contractor and make my money in any large city. Life is amazing. I love Colorado though and need to make a lot of investment capital really quickly.
My real estate partner and I are finally paying off our properties that we purchased a little over 5 years ago. Each house is going to require a minimum investment of $3500 to get functional. We are currently in the process of figuring out exactly how many homes we can afford to put onto the property.
Watching my life transform is something that I am very proud of. They say if your life is worth living it’s worth recording. I’m not exactly the best writer. I haven’t written in years. This blog serves as a personal outlet but I hope to improve my writing skills and focus until I can provide all of you reading with information that you can use somehow in your own life. My life has always been interesting, and it’s going to get more so.
I have been trying to blog for a really long time. I’ve concluded I’m not good at it. At one point I was running over 50 websites. I have gotten to the point now, however where I have absolutely no desire to run such a large network of websites. Most of them were content based and provided no real value to the user.
I’m changing pace a lot lately. If you continue to do what you have always done, you will continue to receive what you have always received. So in the last year or so I’ve moved away from content based websites. Sure, I still have a few domains. Primarily this one and one of my adult domains. I’ve put WordPress on both and monetized them with basic ads, but nothing special really.
Byronthurman.com is now become more of a journal than an attempt at educating people. I want to make that transition but for the moment it would seem I need to at least get into the habit of writing daily. So bear with me. I’m working on it.
Just a small update before I begin my day, today I’m going in for my first job interview since I was let go from Center Ranch almost two months ago. I’ve been working for myself. And I’m scraping by a lot better than I ever have with the ability to do business audits for money on top of my normal methods of making money that produce much less money for my time like mturk.com through Amazon. When I began this project almost two years ago I was lucky if I made 50 cents in a day!
At this point I am able to bring in closer to the $500 a month mark which is a great step up to getting my businesses and abilities where they need to be. This job should push things over the threshold for the most money that I have been able to consistently pull in a single month or right at the last best amount which was well over 10 years ago, working 3 jobs. So this is a significant improvement in my life even though it will tie me down a bit.
And for now, it’s off to get things done.