BUT . . . eBay will suffer for it. Most of my auction listings will end tomorrow. I won’t have time to list new items. I’m on a deadline now. The rest of January will sadly be a loss on the eBay front . . . and yet, it will still result in a tidy paycheck in my pocket.
There’s always something to distract you from eBay, if you let it. Or is it just me? Well, I’ve got a doozy of a distraction now.
This weekend I met a woman who is working on a manuscript for a book, which in part was written in the 1970s on a typewriter. In big part. Like, 550 pages, single spaced. And, she needs it to be retyped so that she can manipulate and edit it. But was having a difficult time finding a typing service in our city.
For some reason, I thought it would be a great idea for me to volunteer for this job. Easy peasy, right? I can type. Pretty fast, even. What a brainless job. Type and watch TV and get paid. No problem.
I started last night. It’s not brainless. And good grief, does it take longer than I expected to type a single spaced page, especially when I have to add in the handwritten notes written on the page. Almost all day today I was really grouchy. How did I get myself into this?! I now realized the scope of the job I had naively volunteered for and felt overwhelmed.
And then . . . this afternoon I got the e-mail specifically outlining how much I am going to be paid for the job. And suddenly, my mood improved! The pay is per character . . . it averages out to around $8 per page. Wow! That will add up! Suddenly I was itchin’ to get back to work. The faster I finish, the faster I get paid.