It took the better part of an hour to attempt to get a dot com registered with GoDaddy as most names were taken(that and GoDaddy changed some things around).
Ohhh. I get it now. You're trolling right? Your work ethic can't really be that pathetic, because that's pretty freaking sad. The better part of an hour on a project such as a site, or well pretty much anything I've ever worked on in my entire life, isn't even a blip on my radar.
You know how long it took me to come up with the name to my site?
Pretty much every waking moment I had, where my attention wasn't completely dedicated to something else, for the better part of a week
I've spent the last 6hrs today working on my project, and yet I don't even have 1/10th of it done yet. I have another guy working on most of the server side stuff, and still we are not even close to being finished. Maybe in about a month, maybe 2, we will get it up and going with our service. And that's just 6hrs today, I've probably spent a good 50 or more on it already, not including what the other guy has been working on. 1/10th on the other hand is a generous collective figure.
I don't even include setting up the domain, the DNS routing, emails, subdomains, or the basic web server on my project as even part of the project. It's just what had to be done, so I did it. Probably took a couple hours, who knows, I wasn't keeping track.
If it fails it fails. I will not complain about the time spent on it or the money I have thrown at it.
Oh well, thats on me. The site did at one time have a wood type theme to go along with the cards, playing off a card/sports store but I can see I failed. Tried to go with a blue theme that was claimed to be popular and it messed up the site, so I ended up reverting it back to the standard one. I can see why there's no other card store that takes bitcoins. It's a hard market to be in when you have all of this stock and don't know what to do with it. It's obvious the baseball cards'll go back into my collection and the pokemon cards'll go back to my mate. The magic cards will probly either go back to my mate's brother or into the shredder as their in fair to poor condition and took them on consignment.
Good, you're learning. Your idea sucked, everyone has sucky ideas they think will be good. It's normal. Learn from it, find out what you did wrong, find out what you did right, apply those things to something else.
I actually did have a slight thought of going back to it last night as it dealt with bitcoins and bitcoins as a currency has tremendous potential. Then reality set in again and realized that no matter if I recreated the site or took away the trading cards or reset values or any of that, the end result would be the same and I'll end up making another dear jon forum post so I think I'll just give it all up now and save myself the headaches.
The problem with this is, you didn't actually learn from your other paragraph I commented on. Now I can see you fixing up the site
and just hanging on to it while you work on another project, but not completely going headfirst into a project that you already realize has failed and has pretty bad business behind it.
But you know, that's going to take more than an hour. Everyone knows that anything that takes more than an hour isn't worth it.
I sure hope you don't wonder or blame anyone else for you being "lower middle class", because this is why.
My boss probably makes a couple hundred grand a year. I honestly don't think he ever goes home. The only time I've ever seen him leave his office is to go to lunch. He calls that his "free time". (this is in the south btw, not CA or NY where a couple hundred grand is minimum wage