The best part of waking up….

One of the interesting things about running a small business where you sell software on the internet is that people can buy what you’re selling without you having to do anything.  In my case, they go to my web site, click a couple links, and make the purchase entirely online.  When they do that, I get an email and a piece of paper comes out of my printer.

Lately, for some reason, the vast majority of my customers have been in Europe.  So most of these transactions happen while I’m asleep.  My routine in the morning is to get up, turn on lights, and glance at the printer to see if there are any invoices on the printer.  Of course, with the number of “overnight” customers I’ve been getting lately, there has been paper on the printer nearly every morning.

While I know that it doesn’t really amount to money for nothing, I am slightly amused at the thought of making money while I sleep.  It’s always nice to go to bed and wake up in the morning with just a little more in the bank than there was last night.

Of course, that’s not quite as nice as when Marcia comes to town in the morning and I get to see her first thing in the day and make her breakfast… That really is the best part of waking up.

3 thoughts on “The best part of waking up….”

  1. Hi, I came across your blog while browsing through Technorati. I just wanted to say congrats on your overnight sales! That kind of passive income (or however you want to term it) is definitely something you’ll want to build on. Why work at a desk job and earn money only 8 hours per day when you can create a product that will earn you money even when you’re sleeping??

  2. That is very sweet. I’m glad seeing my sister in the morning is the “best part of waking up”. I can’t wait for you to finally be family. I will talk to you later.

  3. Hi RondaJo, I see you found our website. I’m really not a morning person – I tend to be pretty cranky when I first wake up – but the rare times when Marcia comes to see me first thing in the morning really do make my whole day. I’m excited for when I get to wake up and see her every morning!

    Oh, and Marcia showed me some of Gavyn’s latest pictures. You’ve got one cute kid… hopefully the next one is just as good!

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