Wish List/Ways you can make Mel Squeal:
Purchasing a $2 avatar || Commissioning me for a tiny piece of art that only costs $5-$10 (I will totally adjust my prices so long as the image isn’t HUGE AND COMPLICATED. Srsly, d00ds.) || Purchasing a Print from my D.A. Gallery! (Did you know that if you choose the smallest sizes available, some of them are no more than THIRTY CENTS right now! THEY’RE ON SALE RIGHT NOW!11!
Every piece of art or print sold = money for the lawyer fee, groceries, unexpected bills, health, power, cable, car (everything most of us all need) and every day expenses. Also, it’s supporting a beginner artist and encouraging me to learn more and do better :3
Deviant Art Premium Print Account – $24.95 for 12 months
First, it would be supporting a website that I like and want to support. Some may not agree with D.A. or even like it, but obviously this is my personal preference and D.A. has been the provider of my art gallery for 6 years. 4 as elf_fu, 2 before that as LilLostPixie. In addition to supporting a site I love, Deviant Art Premium Print Accounts allow the artist to upload files upward to 80 MB in size, allows the artist to keep a greater percentage of sales for any piece of art sold (meaning, more money for me in the long run and less begging and scrambling on my end, rofl), additional payment options such as paypal (currently the only payment method I believe to order one of my prints? Credit card.), and additionally it will give me a boost to my D.A. subscription by three extra months.
OIO Publisher Pro (v2.20) $47 –
User friendly, easy to use Word Press plug in for 2phatgeeks.com, which allows advertisers to buy space (125×125 ads) without me having to figure out how to place the ad, rotation, how long it stays, when to replace it with the next ad etc. OIO publisher has no middle man. Once the plug in has been purchased, thus ends OIO meddling–no monies are funnelled into OIO past initial purchase; several sites like Text Ad Links skim off the top or take a percentage, while OIO earns their pay via the sale of the plug in. Some of the features include, now: Offline payment, filtering zones by wordpress category and a butt-ton more. I don’t think I really need to point out why I want this (and have been for a year or more now) but if you’re curious, since I am not yet able to work–my income pretty much comes from the ‘net. Any means I can make 2phatgeeks a great place to read, less annoying on the eyes with the ads, easy to use AND still make a bit of extra $ at the end of the month? Definitely a bonus. I have an account at OIO, as M.Pence, if you’re crazy and curious.
ANY second-hand, working, camera lenses which fit a Canon Rebel Xti and or filters
A good eye, I think, only goes so far when a photographer is limited to what lenses, filters and other things he or she can do. I have the standard lens which comes with the Canon Rebel Xti and I have a portrait lens. I would dearly like to have more–the more interesting, neat, colorful, close-up (and so on) pictures I can take, the better I think I’ll become and yes, the more pics I can take. My intention isn’t to get rich, but any hobby deserves the right tools to go some where…And we just can’t afford that either right now.
A custom 2phatgeeks theme designed by my all time favorite WordPress Theme dude: Jai.
While it doesn’t seem like it right now (as we’re using a Premium Theme we won), Shawn and I love Jai’s designs. A lot. One of the things I wanted to do this year was brand 2phatgeeks.com as unique by purchasing an entirely original, geeky, nerdling design by Blog Oh Blog’s Jai for 2phatgeeks, 125×125 ad friendly– so we’d push ourselves out of the cookie cutter WordPress mold and into our own. Unfortunately, a good design costs money. More money that we have–money that probably should be spent on groceries xD. Branding your own blog/website is an important step for those wishing to somewhat monetize, or at least, present a website attractive to potential advertisers. That, and, dude–having your own shit is cool. This would be so awesome right now I couldn’t tell you.
So that’s it, that’s my current Wishlist pretty much for this year–things I wish I had the money for and things I wish I could sell!