2018 April/May/June Update:
As you know, most of the year I publish 2 to 3 articles a day.
However, every year during convention season, I take a break from that to go full swing CosPlay.
From early April 2018 to late June 2018, article posting schedule will be sporadic, while CosPlay Season and Convention events are going full swing.
During this time period, you can expect most, possible all new articles to be focused on costume making, CosPlay, and the characters I'm CosPlaying.
It's now divided into 7 pages. The primary page "Meet Avallach" is now over 20,000 words long. At this rate, it'll cross 60,000 long before the costume is finished, and that's not including the other 5 pages. The primary page has now crossed 60,000 89,000 words and counting, the whole set of Avallac'h pages are now more than 200,000 words long, and more then 500 pictures of Avallac'h and his friends have now been uploaded on these pages, plus there are now 400+ hour-long videos f the costume making process as we record live, every second of this insanely elaborate, over the top CosPlay project.
As of May 19, just 29 days to PortCon we are embroidering his blue coat in a countdown against the clock to finish in time for the event, while we pray that The Dazzling Razzberry will be re-weilded back together and drivable in time for PortCon, after it's recent vandalism by Old Orchard Beach's ever growing Ku Klux Klan problem.
There will still be daily updates, but the BULK of the daily updates will be limited to the pages linked here:
- The Avallac'h CosPlay: Who is Avallac'h?
- Obsession: Meet Avallac'h
- [NSFW] Avallac'h & His Nude Women | Witcher 3 Game Screenshots
- Historical Accuracy vs Avallac'h (to go live later this summer)
- The Avallac'h CosPlay Costume Making Vlogs (will go live AFTER finishing the costume)
- How To Make The Avallac'h CosPlay (will go live AFTER PortCon)
- How Much Did It Cost? ($800+ will run to around $3,000) Budgeting The Avallac'h CosPlay (eing written as the costume is being made, will go live after completion of the costume)
- Why do children CosPlay rapists & rape victims? & WHY Avallac'h is a M18+ character.
- PortConMaine 2018
- On Being a Handicapped CosPlayer: A Look At Events of PortConMaine 2017 That Resulted In 3 Disabled CosPlayers Getting hurt at The Convention and How These Things Could Have Been Avoided
After PortCon Update:
PortCon 2018 is over... but the making of the Avallac'h CosPlay is not. It is not possible to make a costume as detailed as I'm making in fewer then 400 hours, and only 129 hours went into the simplified first run version you saw at PortCon'18. The complete version will not be seen until PortCon'19
If you want to see this costume in person and watch it's progression onward as I continue to expand it... I'll be wearing it at the monthly Maine Association of CosPlay Enthusiasts (M.A.C.E.) events, throughout 2018 and 2019, you are welcome to join us. The list of current events can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/293470827423558/events/ This list is updated monthly, so be sure to check back often to find all the dates, locations, and details of events.
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But what exactly IS a full time income?
Squidoo scammed people when they posted that "top 10 list" of highest paid members. They never listed any actual numbers, and simply used terms like "full time income".
But what is a "full time income"?
Yes, I was earning a full time income with my Squidoo AdSense earnings in 2007. But I also live in Maine.
Do you know what my HIGHEST year end income (before taxes) from Squidoo was?
Yes. In 2007, in Maine, $2,864 was a VERY GENEROUS full time income that most people in this area live on quite comfortably.
In fact, my nearly $3k a year income, I was making was MORE then the income of 7 of my nieghbours living on my street, each of whom live on a full time income of UNDER $2,000 a year.
So when people run around calling me "a millionaire" because Squidoo said I was #3 highest paid member ever... you got to realize that what Squidoo called "3rd highest paid member" was an income of $2,864 in 2008, the year I made the MOST from AdSense income while on Squidoo.
That says a lot about perspective.
People heard Squidoo say "3rd highest paid" and "full time income" and put 2+2 together to come to the false conclusion "millionaire".
They did not take into account what a full time income in my geographic region was, nor did they take into account what Squidoo meant when they said "3rd highest paid member".
Yes, in 2007 $2,000 a year was a full time income, here in the wilds of Maine.
But Squidoo neglected to mention that part.
And not many people live in Maine.
And when people hear "full time income" they think of their LOCAL wage rages, not the wage rates of the region in question.
And MOST of the world, looks at Maine's yearly income totals and are baffled as to how any of us survive, stating that $2,000 isn't even enough to cover their monthly rent.
Squidoo deliberately did not tell people a dollar amount and instead said "full time income" knowing full well that the average person had no clue the average income in Maine at the time was $2,000 a year.
Squidoo scammed people with false advertising to get more members, and it resulted in me getting bombarded with several thousand emails every single day, from people all over the world, who read Squidoo's saying "full time income" and some how translated it to mean "millionaire" when in fact, they were already making more per month then I was making per year.
Keep in mind too what exactly a full time income is here in Maine... it might shock you, but the average 2 job family of 4 working two 40 hours a week jobs, is $11,000 a year.
Yes, $3k a year was a full time income in Maine in 2007.
What is it NOW in 2017?
Minimum wage in Maine is only $5.13 an hour.
Let's take a look:
What does $5.13 minimum wage look like for income?
- Waitress = $3.50 x 32 hours a week x 52 weeks = $5,824 total yearly income before taxes ($112 a week income)
- Temp Job = $5.13 x 15 hours a week x 52 weeks = $4,001 total yearly income before taxes ($76.95 a week income)
- Part Time = $5.13 x 30 hours a week x 52 weeks = $8,002 total yearly income before taxes ($153.90 a week income)
- Full Time = $5.13 x 40 hours a week x 52 weeks = $10,670 total yearly income before taxes ($205.20 a week income)
- Over Time = ($5.13 x 40 hours a week) + ($3.50 x 12 hours per week) = $205 + $42 x 52 weeks = $12,844 total yearly income before taxes ($247 a week income)
Those are the average yearly incomes of average people here in Maine.
A two job family would combine two of those yearly income totals.
Average yearly incomes right now in 2017
(before taxes) in Maine are therefore:
- Waitress: $5,824
- Temp Job: $4,001
- Part Time: $8,002
- Full Time: $10,670
- Over Time: $12,844
According to the Census.gov the average family in Maine has 2 adults and 4 children, is a 2 income family, and has an average yearly combined income of $26,000 before taxes.
Thankfully, after a lot of protesting and petitions and finally getting it on the ballot, in November 2016, minimum wage increased to $7 and the vote approved a .50c increase per year until it reaches $14. So by next year minimum wage will be $7.50 and the year after $8 and the year after $8.50, etc, until it reaches $14, so long as the governor doesn't overceed the vote and veto it - AGAIN.
This will be the third time we've gotten this vote on the ballot and the first time we've made it past 6 months after the election without LaPage vetoing the vote and overturning it.
Let's head now to AdWords' website, to the Keyword Planner Tool, and get some random keywords from various popular topics that many internet markets say are the best topics to target.
Most internet marketers suggest you create a site on the following topics:
- making money online
- weight loss
We will also look at the topics my own website targets: old orchard beach, yaoi, writing fantasy novels, self publishing, gypsy magic, voodoo spell casting, psychic card readings, gypsy history, gypsy culture, paranormal.
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