Sunday, July 21, 2019

Maybe, Maybe not...

Listen up, there are 10 machines in this route,
and they are all bulk vending machines that vend 1" bubblegums.
2-machines that are still in original locations have plain M&Ms.
I can service all 10 machines in 1 day, but I don't.
Since I work other jobs, I service 4 machines 1 day a week,
and at the end of each month, the route is completed.
I have a few charity boxes that are not up for sale because altho
they don't do as well, they are easy-peazy and I'm keeping
them for retirement.

I started a huge bulk-vending route while in college, 200 machines
in 150 stores, huge. It was fun and profitable, and it was back
before coin-counting machines, very hands-on.

This bulk vending route is an awesome starter route for family.
If u service all machines in 1 day once a month,
it earns $100 a month at the most.
If one develops relationships with the managers and/or
owners (I never did, I tend the machines and stay out of way as
much as possible, but only because I'm a mechanic,
not a salesman, Jim), sales can improve.

If one wants to work vending full-time, one can add to the route so
that 4-8 machines can be serviced 5 days a week without having to
re-visit machines more than 1ce a month.
One can invest slowly to get a feel for this business and route,
or can invest as u go.

That said, I may lower the price for the bulk vending route so that I
can invest into the smaller boxed charity route. I don't know when,
but fairly soon maybe...

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Wildlife Waystation donations

Let’s take a look at some numbers.
I was on auto-pay for $10 a month to Wildlife Waystation,
And am on auto-pay for $5 a month to HSUS.
I also donate $2-$5 to various animal charities during every eBay purchase.
The donations ended up being almost half of monthly profits, so
I have cut down on purchases, and once I re-organize and expand the route,
and until I can find a comparable wildlife charity locally, I can add the Waystation back in to auto-pay.

Saturday, July 6, 2019

It's Not True..!

It's just not true!
If u talk to yourself, u are not necessarily crazy!
Not even if u answer yourself!
It's called Thinking Out Loud, and it can help remember
all the things one has to do in a day.

Let's see, u can pray out loud, altho sometimes that's
best kept private.
One can't write notes nor text while driving, so what do u do?

1) U can call all over the place to try to remember what
appointments are when and where.
2) U can hire a private secretary so that u won't have to
talk to yourself like a crazy person.
3) Until Siri becomes a tad more intuitive, u can record notes
and play them back.
4) U can rely on the ole gray matter in the brain.
It's supposed to record everything one has ever done and said
somewhere in there, so use your brain, it's free.
Just a thought :-)

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Summer is upon us

It is hot and humid.
Rough on humans, animals, and electric bills,
but the plants love it, it’s like a jungle, all bright green everywhere!

The candy machines are doing fine.
Peanut M&Ms are the only ones that crack,
and that’s because the peanuts inside them expand and contract with the heat,
even if they are brand new!
 It makes the candy look old, even tho they’re not,
so don’t provide peanut M&Ms as much anymore, just plain.

Once I sell my route, I’m happy to provide training.
I can provide and share lots of tips.
Whether anyone listens or not is up to them!

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Yes Route Still 4 Sale

Route is still for sale on eBay.
Lots of watchers, saves and inquiries,
 but no cigar.
Even tho it has so much potential,
don’t really want to sell it, but I will.
But then what will I do on Mondays?
Decisions, decisions...

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Saturday, June 8, 2019

It's Always Something...

Missed a Route Day because of storms.
Missed following Route Day (usually Mondays),
because of transportation.
I haven't forgotten my route customers at all,
and I apologize for any inconvenience.
Please always feel free to contact me here 24/7.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Two Steps Forward, One Back...

One is supposed to utilize gazelle-like intensity to get out of debt.
But even gazelles get tired, especially at 60...
Right now, it's more like turtle-like intensity.
There are even some online that are trying 'avalanche' strategy
rather than 'snowball' strategy to get out of debt, but when things
get sketchy, I don't speed up, I slooooow down. A lot...
Either way, it works!

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Baby Step 2

Received a Certificate for completing the FPU-
Financial Peace University course.
Baby Step 1=Done!
Beginning Baby Step 2.
The 2 other monthly goals I set are done,
and I added next 2 months’ Other Goals.
Began Nov, 2018.
Slow-going, but going...

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Bills, Bills, Bills, Bleh...

I crave the day when I can be debt-free,
and that it lasts, wouldn't that be wonderful?
If I can, I'll post it here with updates...