Selling Some Books on Amazon Almost Covered My FIAT Dollar Cost Average Investment!

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Before We Moved Out of the Apartment

I boxed up some books that I knew I had no use for anymore and sent them into Amazon. It didn’t cost me much to send them in and they were just going to take up space. So I figured I might as well see what I could get for them using Amazon’s Fulfilled by Amazon program. As you know I have been investing $12.50 each week to grow my holdings of Hive Engine tokens. That includes staking Hive to reach my goal of Dolphin Status and increase my passive income from HE-Index.

Amazon sent $11.96 to my checking account this week. So my out of pocket is close to covered from selling a book or two that I had already sent to Amazon. Amazon fulfilled the order and sent me money. I still have books sitting there in an Amazon warehouse somewhere. It doesn’t sound like much but it’s a start. And I didn’t have to go out and find the books. They were already sitting on my shelves. I just had to get off my butt and get them labeled and boxed up. Then I took them to the UPS store in town. Yeah, they take a chunk of money for that. But I look at it as outsourcing some of the work I would have to do here. Like customer service. They take care of that. It’s worth it to me. And if it funds my little operation here that’s another win.

My Out of Pocket Investment Went a Little Further This Week

I logged in to Coinbase to make my weekly buy of Litecoin. Every time I do this transaction I see that there is an option automate the buy to occur every week. I had been opting out of it. However, this time I didn’t opt out. While I was in Coinbase I noticed that there were more videos to watch and earn some other cryptos.

What I earned from viewing the videos and the FIAT I put in bought me just over 10 Hive this week.

I used the Swap Hive feature in Hivepay to send the Hive to my Hive Engine Wallet. Then I started looking for other coins to sell and see how much more Hive I could get. As it turned out I had some Voucher in my Hive Engine Wallet. The Voucher airdrops from Splinterlands restarted this week. The Voucher in my wallet was a dividend from my HE-Index holdings.

David Armstrong, @darmst5339, is a friend I have made in the Click Track Profit Community. He created a post a few days ago about finding Voucher that he didn’t know he had.

https://peakd.com/hive-119826/@darmst5339/surprise-found-vouchers-on-beeswap-i-did-not-know-i-had

That is two of the reasons to be engaging on Hive. Making friends and learning from them. I went to my BeeSwap account and logged in with my Hive Keychain. At that point I had just over half of a Voucher. I let it sit there and this week there was 0.658 Voucher for me to sell for Hive. I had just sold the 0.769 Voucher from Index right before that. All told I ended up with around 18 Hive and used it to buy 22 more HE-Index tokens.

My HE-Index Holdings are up to 1,221.5545841

The CTP Token Staking Contest Is Still Going

Today I staked 143.065 more CTP tokens. I am just doing it because it’s fun to see how much I can increase my stake of CTP. After the contest is over on the 22nd of this month I will probably power a bunch of that down. Jon and Blain from CTP are launching a new project on January 13th 2022. You can listen to last night’s Thursday Night Live to learn why having liquid CTP will be important.

That is it for my update this week. Have a great Friday and see you again soon!

Moving XTM tokens from Torum to Etherium Mainnet on Metamask & Added XTM to Metamask

I joined Torum earlier this year. It is a social media platform for crypto currency enthusiasts. They have their own token called XTM. Members earn the tokens when they complete missions/tasks on the site. It is a great place to learn more about many different crypto currencies.

Jon mentioned it again in our Click Track Profit Telegram group recently and that reminded me that I hadn’t been there in awhile. It turns out that it was many months since I had been active there. I had about 895 XTM tokens that were sitting there in my wallet. I learned that I would have to complete a few extra steps to withdraw and convert them.

Moving the XTM from Torum to the Etherium Mainnet Using Metamask

The first thing I had to do is withdraw them to my ERC-20 wallet. What is that? It is a decentralized wallet. Okay!

I already have a Metamask wallet. I had to look for my password to unlock the browser extension and connect to my Torum wallet. Done. Now I had to withdraw the XTM. I opened my Metamask, connected it to Torum and made sure that Etherium Mainnet was selected. Next I copied my wallet address and pasted it into the Withdraw XTM form where it says ERC-20 Wallet address. I typed in the amount I wanted to withdraw and clicked on Confirm. It takes a day or two to get to the wallet.

While I Wait for the XTM to get to my ERC-20 Wallet

Jon completed his transaction yesterday. He told me that he added the XTM token to Metamask so he could get it swapped out. Blain told me how to do this today.

First I had to open the Metamask browser extension and scroll all the way to the bottom where it says Import Tokens.

I did a search first but XTM did not come up. It didn’t show up with a refresh either. So I clicked on Custom Token. This is where you import tokens that are not on the list in Meta mask.

It asks for the Contract Address of the token you want to import. When I asked Blain how to find that he gave me the address but also told me that they can be found on a site called Coin Gecko.

https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/torum

On the right hand side of the page under the buttons that say Buy/Sell, etc. there is all the information about the token. The contract address is right there. Look a little to the right and there is a Metamask icon. Click on it and it will import the Contract Address automatically. I already added the address to the form and when I did the other information filled in as well. And now?

Now I Must Wait Until My XTM appears in the Wallet

I was going to leave it in my wallet on Torum mostly because I felt a bit intimidated by the process of getting it out and paying a larger fee to do so. I chose to move it so I could learn how to do it knowing that I had the help and support of Blain, Jon and the rest of the CTP community. Even if I don’t end up with all of it after the conversion process, it is still money I wouldn’t otherwise have to use. It is also good to learn other ways to get things done. When the tokens appear in my wallet and it is time to do the swap I will share that with you as well.

Have a great rest of your Saturday! Bye for now.

Friday Buy Day Week 2 — Just a Little Short of My First Goal of 500 Index Tokens!

I should really just be calling these Friday Goal Updates.

I started my “Buy Day” yesterday but I was using just what was in my wallet. The dollar cost averaging using the $12.50 a week is on Fridays.

As I was going through my wallet on Hive Engine yesterday I noticed that I had some tokens I could sell to get Hive tokens. One of them was the WAIV token that I sold to get 31 Hive. That was the most Hive I have had to use at one time. This was just from what I have earned from content creation and curation.

Added a Couple of CHAOS Legion Packs to My Holdings

Yesterday I read a post from my good friend Chris, @chris.topher about buying a Chaos Legion Pack on Splinterlands using Voucher tokens. Then I saw a comment on this post from @achim03 that caught my eye.

So I used a little over 20 Hive to buy 2 CHAOS Legion Packs myself and get into that action on Splinterlands. I am not playing the game but I am very interested in the passive income opportunities that are available there.

I used the remainder of those Hive tokens to buy a little over 13 more Index.

At the end of all of this trading I was around 44 Index away from my goal of 500. For some reason I thought I would hit my goal between yesterday and today. But I am closer here.

Logged into Coinbase this Morning to Convert My FIAT to Hive

I started today by logging into Coinbase and funding my account with $13.99 because after the fees I was still under the $12.50 that I want to invest. That’s a little frustrating. I bought the Litecoin on Coinbase that I then sent to my wallet to buy Hive.

My next step was to log in to Leodex.io to deposit the Hive into my wallet.

I was able to get a little more Hive because the price was down slightly this morning.

I had a small amount of VOUCHER and some other tokens that I could sell to add to the 15 Hive and bring it up to around 22 Hive to use for buying more Index today.

Less Than 20 Index Away from My First Goal!

I have to admit that I am a bit disappointed. Just a bit. I know I will probably get there before next Friday. I will be rolling my earnings from other tokens into acquiring more Index throughout the week.

Dolphin Status on Hive is Not Terribly Far Away!

Once I reach my first Index Holdings Goal I am going to pour a little more of my FIAT into reaching my 5000 HP goal. I really want to get there by the end of the year. Most of the Hive Power I have is from my earnings.

I am back to creating posts more consistently and adding to that commenting on at least 10 posts from other people everyday. One of the keys is to find new people to engage with each day. Look for people who are just starting out and give them some encouragement to keep going. It doesn’t cost anything but a little bit of time to help people and raise them up.

Last But Not Least My CTP Power Goal

On our Inner Circle Mastermind this last Wednesday evening we were talking about our goals and how we were going to reach them. My third goal was to get my CTP Power goal to 50,000. Blain pointed out that if I just undelegated some of the tokens that were no longer being used I could get there fairly quickly. I began that process. They will be completed in the next few days. Once they’re completed I will be at 48,678.82 CTP Power. I will actually be over the 50K except for one 10K delegation I am leaving in place. Without it I am only 1,321.18 CTP Power away.

Not a bad week overall and a reinforcement of what Jon and Blain have been telling us all along. I don’t have money and I don’t have time are just excuses. I haven’t used very much money out of pocket until recently and I have found pockets of time to create content and comment on posts from other people.

See you next week with more progress on my goals!

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