My two “side jobs” have both set new records this month as far as dollars generated. The 3D EUC stand store is going to have it’s best month ever, with a week to go I am just shy of $1000 in sales. As I have said before, my net proceeds in the store are much less but still, it’s a big number. My YouTube ad revenue crossed $500 for the first time ever which I did not expect. I have not done a lot of Tesla content lately which seems to get big views but the PEV stuff I have been putting out there seems to be performing better than it used to as well. Now if I can only find away to multiply those numbers by a factor of 8-10 and we can talk about early retirement. 🙂 The EUC and PEV market is growing rapidly, I may have just hit the wave at the right time.
Proceeds from the store are being used to pay for a second Prusa MK3S printer, assembled this time instead of the kit which took me easily 8 hours of time to assemble. Putting it together was fun, once, I didn’t need to do it again. Anyway, I ordered the assembled printer on Sunday night with a posted back order of three weeks until shipment. It sucks to have to wait but I knew about the delay before I ordered.
I love my Prusa printer and the company itself. It seems to be a great group of people, headed up by Joe Prusa who Cindy and I met back at the 2018 Miami Maker Faire. He seemed like a very down to earth and cool guy. I had already said how the assembly manual for the Prusa printer was amazing, the best I had ever seen. Well it seems like when it comes to shipping delays, Prusa once again likes to under promise and over deliver one of the best traits a person or company can have in my book.. I got a ship notice on the printer this morning so instead of waiting three weeks I didn’t even wait three days.
There are a few companies that I really love like Amazon, Tesla, Blizzard Entertainment, and Dunkin Donuts. Prusa is now on the list. I always wondered why people were willing to pay so much for a printer that costs 4-5 times more than a knock off brand with similar build volume. The answer is, it’s worth it.