Project Discover Week #6

Project Discovery Week 6

This week we are discovering the inside of a hotel room! Remember that little trouble we ran into in the snow in Idaho our last week on the road? Well, our RV is now in the shop getting repaired. Does anyone else hate the whole chicken/egg game between insurances and body shops/garages? Someday we will get our rig back and we can go to the RV park and continue our job search in peace! Until then we are hotel residents.

Until then we are hotel residents and not the fancy kind either. No, were in the we-don't-know-how-long-we-are-going-to-be-here-let's-get-the-cheapest-we-can-find kind of hotel. But at least we have a fridge and microwave so we brought some of our own food and can survive with grocery store runs.

At least staying in the hotel allows Mr. Misadventures to continue to study for his certification. As for me, I'm working on the job search, the blog, and my ebook, something I committed to in my monthly blog goals post.

I bought an ebook on mastering affiliate marketing on Pinterest, it's a nice follow-up to the Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing course from Michelle Schroeder-Gardner I bought last month. I've made some affiliate sales and would love to continue adding more of that type of income to my blog's revenue stream.

Last weekend we were able to walk both Saturday and Sunday. On Monday, I was a feeling a little under the weather so bailed on walking. I told the hubby we would go on Tuesday. Sure enough, it started raining again. Very important Portland lesson learned: when it's sunny outside, get the hell outside!

The job search is up and down, I've got some good prospects going in various stages of interview mode, but also there have been some really strange things. I'm not going to go into too much detail, something I've written about in the past, on multiple occasions, but let's just say that in the last month I've had to do weird things, like taking a personality test!

But you know what? No matter how much rain life gives you, just think of the rainbows after! Or maybe, rainbow cake??!!

Project Discover is spawned from my 2017 word of the year, discover. Besides looking for a job I am focused on three things:

  1. Discover(ing) Portland
  2. Discover(ing) Exercise
  3. (re)Discover My Blogging Mojo

You can follow along every week in my Project Discover Weekly Updates.

That's been my week, what have you been up to?

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Project Discovery Week 6

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  1. I have yet to delve into the affiliate marketing in any significant way. Bringing in more income is something I truly want to do, but I just haven’t seemed to figure out exactly how I want to work affiliate marketing into the mix. I will definitely check out the resources that you’ve included. I need ALL the help I can get.
    LOL, I’ve been following a couple with 9 kids who are traveling the country in an RV. I personally think they are NUTS. We raised 10 kids, and I cannot even begin to imagine what it would be like to be crammed into an RV with them for an afternoon, much less traveling with them for 18 months!

    1. @Elizabeth, yikes! 9 kids plus 2 adults in an RV, no that most definitely not something I could do! Just the two of us plus a cat was perfect, wow that’s pretty intense! I think affiliate marketing is highly personalized, you got to make it work for you, I don’t think no two people can achieve the same results the same way, it’s about finding the best way for you. You seem to be ahead of the game by understanding that in the first place!

  2. Your cake looks amazing. Perfect for St. Patrick’s day. I bet the affiliate course you took is one that I am interested in. I’ve been seeing it advertised this week. I”m tempted to sign up too!

    1. @Carol, if you are looking for good foundational information on affiliate marketing, Michelle’s course is a good one. If you do decide to go for it, I hope you’ll use my link 😉 but even if you don’t I’d love to hear how it goes.

  3. I followed your links to the two past posts about jobs and social media – fascinating and frustrating. In my opinion, it wasn’t that employers business why the woman looking for work was applying (whether her husband ushered her to do so or not). But now with social media our personal thoughts and lives are made an open book.
    I am going through a bit of a crisis but wondering if I should divulge now after reading the posts lol.
    Affiliate links haven’t worked for me. I don’t think I have the numbers unfortunately.

    Good luck on your job hunt Andi!

    1. @Murissa, there is a real risk of putting more of yourself out there, particularly if you work professionally in marketing, even more so public relations, social media or brand marketing. In the U.S. in most states, there are HR laws that protect against the use of certain things that may be ascertained by social media. When I was training employees at my last job, part of their social media training included what people may see about them, but also what they can or cannot consider if they look at social media for potential people they are going to hire. We advised them to just not do it. But on the other hand, I’ve had instances where social media saved my employer from a bad hire. Sigh, it is tough working on both sides. I am not putting too much effort into affiliate marketing, just a few things that naturally fit into how I work and how I write. It is a whole other job to master this type of marketing!

  4. Firstly, that cake looks amazing! Secondly, I hear you about the blogging mojo! I lost mine for a few years and it was challenging to stay afloat. I’ve discovered a new passion for my blog and the content I post in the last 6 months so I am ALL in now 😉

  5. Hopefully, your RV gets repaired quickly and you don’t have to stay too long at that motel. Microwave cooking can be a challenge! Thanks for sharing the resources on Affiliate Marketing. I might purchase one of those books. Good luck on your job search!

  6. Affiliate marketing is key for so many bloggers! Glad to see that you’ve recommended an e-course on it because many, many people could benefit from it! Will have to take a look into it.

  7. At least you are making the best out of the situation and still using your hotel time for discoveries! I am glad that your mister can still work on his projects and you can work on yours. I wish you the best of luck.

  8. I want the cake please. Bless your heart 9 in an RV. That’s a lot of people but if you spend time outside, no big deal. Glad you have a place to stay until it’s fixed. I don’t enjoy when things don’t work.

    1. @Kristin, lesson learned, I should be a cake blog, so many people commented on that photo!

  9. Yep… hate to add to the noise but I can think of nothing other than that cake. I’m literally salivating.

  10. sarah alexis says:

    How spectacular! I love portland and I LOVE that cake!!!

  11. DENISE LOW says:

    Thank you for sharing. This looks to pretty to eat. It looks delicious.

  12. Jessica Rouse says:

    Doesn’t sound like the best time. But sounds like you are trying to make the best of it! Hang in there!

  13. Calvin F. says:

    Awesome, exercise is very important!