New year’s eve is always a fun night for my friends and me. As more of us have kids, I think this will likely change, but for the last several years, it’s always been a celebration with several of my college friends and their wives.
Last night, a group of us cheered in the new year at a restaurant called Buddakan. As we raised our glasses to toast to a new year which promises to be filled with babies, weddings, and other happy celebrations, I couldn’t help but think about one aspect of the new year that is bad for me: starting the new year from $0.
While the majority of my friends have salaried jobs, and the new year doesn’t mean much for them in terms of their income, for me, it is always an anxiety provoking time.
As the clocked ticked past midnight, some of my monthly invoices started rolling in, including a hosting bill and domain renewals. Although there will be advertising revenue soon from my various websites, there is not much else guaranteed with this business. Every year, it’s a new challenge to drive revenue and generate income. In some ways it’s exciting, but it’s also quite nerve wracking.
As I write this, I was surprised by the first stream of income for the year – a new cat sitter listing on CatSitter.com. I will take that as a good omen.
Wishing you a great 2012.