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Dmitry Markov
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Paul (meaning Mr Wheaton) - I meant to ask you an indiscreet question: how do you make a living?
Do you have a job other than your podcasting and maintaining permies and richsoil?

Cuz I’ve heard you many times saying how you’ve given away a lot for free (indeed, I do not pay for your podcasts, nor for membership here @ permies; although I never took advantage of the software you’ve given away) – but people usually need some money to get by in this world… So I was curious as to what you do in that respect, since (I assume) you retired from software business.

Whether you choose to respond or not, thanks a bunch for what you do!!
 
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I would say 85% of my income is conservation/frugality.    By eliminating enormous recurring expenses, my income needs are vastly reduced. 

Next up, there is a smattering of ads on most pages.  They provide a little.

The biggest income  producers are the articles on diatomaceous earth and cast iron skillets because they have links to ebay/amazon and people use those links.  Those two articles pretty much pay my rent.

 
Dmitry Markov
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Wow, thanks for sharing, Sir!
Sounds like a great strategy for an empty-nester.

As for me, I may likely remain an empty-nester (child-free) for the rest of my life. That's what I feel like currently and I'm doing all within my power to contribute to solving the problem of the world overpopulation.

Again, thank you for all you do.
 
Andy Commons
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Don't forget to mention you're a paid blogger for http://www.MakeItMissoula.com


Except You're paid mostly in Gyros. LOL
 
Lori Crouch
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I love that you mention Frugality and Conservation as income.  What a very good point to make.  If you don't have a $600 a month electric/heating bill, it's that much less you need to worry about bringing in each month.  I'm glad you have the time for your videos, blogs, and such.  I would not have known about permaculture had I not run across one of your videos which led me to a Sepp video, then a Bill Mollison video....on and on.  Thank you a million times over for all you do!!!
 
Dmitry Markov
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I just listed to the wining/dining podcast by Mr Wheaton last night.... Yikes, $586 per couple per night is not my definition of frugal . But point taken, people will pay well for decent food (aka permaculture food ).
 
Have you seen Paul's rant on CFLs?
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