Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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J L

Find a side job (read all 9 entries…)
Self-Employment

Well, I was slated to write the instruction booklet for a Nintendo DS game in development. That would have been so exciting.

It somehow amused me to no end that I was going to “make a living” writing something that NO ONE would read XD I was going to THE TOP of the New York Times Worstseller’s list! Because, c’mon, who the hell actually reads the instructions when they play video/console games? =D

But that contract fell through. =P

So, I didn’t want to wait anymore. I opened a bottle of beer and started my own little business. I wrote up a plan for making and selling jewellery online.

I set up a few things, ordered some supplies and went at it. I’m finishing up the last of them now. I just need to photograph them all and then post them for sale.

I’ve also set up Inventory tracking, Expense tracking, Sales Invoicing and Receiving in a gigantic cross-referencing multi-sheet workbook and I’m rockin’. Or at least I should be pretty much good to go, come tax time. =)



Comments:

chococluster is resting the mind

side job?

I want to be a bike builder.

PRETTY pretty JEWELLERY<3

Good on ya!

xxx

Hey

good luck!

J L

Thanks =)

Pretty jewelry. Contact me when you are ready to sell some. I would buy the pink, blue or orange ones.

Good luck!

J L

They are available now! =) Here is my online shop:

http://applejade.etsy.com

glazecovered is starting anew

I am just on my way to your site…just wanted to make a note…

I read DS instruction booklets. Sometimes.

J L

Haha! Good to know =D


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