This thread is going out to all those who are doing way too much and spreading themselves too thin trying to manage too many things at once.
I've been so busy the past several months, with kids, business, band, wife, travel etc ...basically life stuff..that I made a complete dumbass move.
The story goes like this. I have several adsense sites that make a good passive monthly income and one particular site brings in around $450 a month...like a good car payment right?
Well, I have the domain registered with godaddy and it's on autorenew and I've had it for several years now and it renews every year and there usually is no issue.
Well, after I was away for a while, I finally got around to logging into my google analytics to check stats....and as I looked at my $450 a month site....well it's showing zero activity. Wtf?
So I punched in the url and the domain goes to this cheesy info site stuffed with a ton of crap on it. I look at it and can't believe what I'm looking at. How did that happen? I thought.
Just like that...poof....a sweet $450 income stream gone. Boy do I feel stupid.
So I called up godaddy and this is what happened. They said the domain tried to renew via my paypal and was rejected..twice. Godaddy then goes on to say that I have several paypal accounts blah blah blah and basically since the domain didn't renew....and then was parked for 45 days...then goes into auction....and then once it's in auction....someone can buy it. I tried to ague with them saying...no I have only 1 paypal account and my domains always renew without any problems. In addition, the email that godaddy has on my account is one that I set up with them initially years ago that I no longer use. So they send out emails to this email telling me that domains are about to expire. Dooh.
Yep. A complete tool of a move on my part....not paying attention thinking that everything was fine because I was juggling too many things at once.
A tough lesson to learn....but I have no one to blame but myself.
So I think this goes to show that we all need to calm it down....and try and not get carried away and make mistakes like I did.
Feel free to throw tomatoes at me...lol