Something really nice at the moment is seeing sales of “Side Projects Making $$$+” without my marketing it all the time. I tweeted about it once this month, whilst at the beach on holiday last week. Somehow that has generated the same amount of revenue in a week than in the last 4 months since it was released! It's that old adage of doing the work once I guess. All this serves as lovely explanation as to why this months issue is a week late.
Before heading away, I released my video review of the Framework Laptop over on YouTube. It's my best performing video in a while and was a simple one for me to produce having got a little quicker at editing. It's a stark contrast to the performance of my last tutorial and I'm happy to release only a video a month if it always performs well.
If producing videos wasn't difficult enough already, here in the UK right now it's absolutely boiling weather. I hate it when it's like this, there's no escape. It's the one time of the year when it's useful having a cold house.
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