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Developing different forms of income

It’s interesting, with our business model, we’re beginning to generate different kinds of income.  We’ve begun to take service income for logistics / kickstarter fulfilment, 3rd party sales income from selling on eBay & Amazon, income from in-person sales at conventions and at our open hours, consulting income and even passive income from our Youtube videos.  Of course, our main income source is e-Commerce still and it’ll probably continue to be our main form, but it’s certainly interesting playing around with different forms of income.

The other aspect of these different forms of income is that it helps smooth out instability in other areas.  We get advertising income from our Youtube videos and that should, over the next fewyears, continue to generate a decent amount of funds.  It’ll never be a large amount of money since we develop our videos for a niche audience in our niche business, but it’s a nice addition and often seems to be quite stable.

Perhaps the area that we’d love to exploit and develop further is service income, from our Kickstarter Fulfilment to consulting.  It’s something we’ll have to slowly develop, between working on our other businesses.