So far, this project has cost a lot of time and money, but I believe that my efforts have not gone in vain, since I have about £600 quids worth of equipment almost ready to head out to the Gambia and another £600 quidsworth awaiting my attention. All for as little money as possible, since I do not actually have any.
At this point, the project is in profit, and has made about £100. This is subject to change as the capital equipment gathering can be quite costly, although my salvage skills have proved extremely useful. So basically I have saved money by learning how to fix a few brands of computer and encountering standard problems that other people do not apparently bother to learn how to fix. You would be extremely alarmed to know how easy it is to break into your computer, for example. You might want to look at that.
Trying to explain social media to somebody who has only seen it on a mobile phone is also odd, especially as I decided fairly early on that social media was of limited use for Ina. I have amassed a bit of knowledge along the way though, although losing the old blog was a tremendous blow as I was storing a lot of information on it. Even if you are paying someone to manage your material, you still have to back it up because people are stupid.
Also, trying to explain to the future owner of The Gamebia that this stuff is not actually mine, is quite interesting since I have set it up so far. There are things I cannot do, but what I have done I have put into his name, since I will be letting go of the project once it is into a good and hopefully profitable routine.
In conclusion, the project is thus far going well and attracting some enthusiasm, although we cannot get started on the actual work until the first package arrives in the Gambia. There are a few more things I can do, such as putting a cat video on the Gamebia youtube page to get the partnership sorted out, but mainly I seem to have taken up computer salvage so far.
Catching up with artwork for World of Interiors is high on the priority list right now – I will be in April’s edition, which will be out this month.