Result #359: I failed to come up with something to sell and failed to make a store to not sell it.

#359: Create a store page for TheWickerBreaker.com

Date: 12-25-2014

Due Date: 12-25-2015

The Resolution: What better day is there to announce my first capitalistic attempt to monetize TheWickerBreaker.com than Christmas?

There are multiple reasons why I want to start my own online store.

The first reason being, I've made many resolutions to learn to create things, things that people may be interested in purchasing.

Second, I want to add links to products that I’ve used throughout this experiment. Amazon.com has a way that I can get a percentage of purchases made through my links. I figure if I inspire someone to try any of these experiments I attempted, I may as well get a cut.

I'd also like to add a way for people to donate items to help insure that I complete as many resolutions as possible. I feel that some people may be more willing to donate an item rather than cash to make sure their generosity goes to the right thing.

Finally, money.

I'm still looking to be my own boss and making money is a major step.

Update #1: The Conclusion.

Date: 12-25-2015

Back when I set this resolution I was hoping that I would be to a point where one of these resolution would result in something worth selling. I figured between the knitting, the art work, the 3D printing... etc, that I would have some store front worthy merchandise but no...

I think one of my problems is that I can be over ambitious and caught up in day dreams. Even if I did manage to succeed at each and ever resolution I set, I'd have nothing but my flawed learning pieces to offer as a product.

That said, this coming year I have an idea to focus on one area of interest that will result in items that I can put up for sale. I'm also learning to build affiliate stores through the web development class that I'm taking and plan to do my trial run during the learning process. Between these two goals I should be able to redeem this failure pretty soon.

As always, I'll keep you posted on my progress.

Merry Christmas Everyone.


Matt Bunker

I started out with a goal of becoming a paid screenwriter. I had no interest in any other aspect of filmmaking. I received and scholarship to The Vancouver Film School's Writing for Film and Television program where I graduated in 2005. I fell in love with being on set during my first non-school produced short, . I loved being around all the creative people, seeing people having fun while working. The whole liking your job was a new world to me, so I decided to give it a shot. I volunteered for any project I could, doing what ever was needed. The set was my Film School this time. While working as a PA on a feature I was informed that the DP wanted the three tallest PAs to help out in the grip and electric department. That is when I found the department that felt like the best fit for me while I continued to write.