The $0-$10K/Day Case Study: Day 11

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What I did today

Today was a busy day, as they all are. I spent most of the day hard at work at the office, working on some stuff for the day job startup. The day job startup had a lot of stuff going on today so it will get increasingly busy over the next few weeks and months.

That’s scary because I have a lot of stuff going on in my after-work consulting or startup work.

First, it’s absolutely a good thing. It’s better for me to be busier than not. The reality is that I, like many Americans, have more debt that I want. Me being busy means that I’m moving in the right direction to remove that debt.

But, it also means that I will be exceptionally busy as I do all of this work. I’m writing this right now at 9:30 at night and I have, easily, another 4 hours of work to do tonight. Honestly, it will probably end up being closer to 5 or 6.

At some point, this isn’t good for my health.

But, I don’t know what that point is. And until I find it, I’m going to keep doing this work and keep grinding.

What I made today

Job: $128

UpWork: $67.50

KDP: $0

Catalant: $700

Interview Coaching: $0

Medium: <$0.05

Total: $895.50

Today’s pro-rated amount of monthly expenses

Expenses: $212

Today’s Income

Made: $683.50

It was more than 20 hours of work, but it led to a profitable day. Next steps include me needing to figure out how to make this income become passive.

My plan for tomorrow

So, I have a big client landed who is going to be consistent work for the month! That’s extremely exciting, but it also means my plan is pretty clear for what I need to do for the next month.

So, tomorrow is going to be similar work. I’d love to have some more, quick, small work come through on UpWork. But, in the interim, my focus is the day job and the night job

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About the Author & The $0-$1K/Day Case Study

Dean’s goal is to create $1,000/day in passive income through entrepreneurship. Too many people write “success porn” that skates over the struggles many face in entrepreneurship

The reason he writes brief posts here every day on Medium is to share his progress and his struggles. You get the unvarnished truth: what worked, what didn’t, and how much farther is there to go.

The hope is that this series of posts will inspire someone else out there to make their entrepreneurship dreams happen.

Dean Woods is currently a VC-backed startup executive by day and a bootstrapped micro-startup CEO by night. Prior to working in startups, Dean was at Boston Consulting Group. Dean graduated with honors from The Wharton School.

What I did yesterday to make $10K a day at 30

The current phase of the plan

Wake up & sleep:

Exercise

Stress levels

Diet

My Day Job

Investment real estate

My Actual Business

Side Consulting

$10K/day website

Miscellaneous

Rescue Time Daily Screenshot

Today’s pro-rated amount of monthly & yearly expenses

Today’s Income (pre-tax)

My plan for tomorrow

Dean Woods

Dean Woods

Dean’s goal is to create $10,000/day in passive income through entrepreneurship. Too many people write “success porn” that skates over the struggles many face in entrepreneurship. His goal is to create something real that highlights the lack of sleep, disappointment from family, and setbacks you really face in entrepreneurship. The hope is that $10K a day swill inspire someone else out there to make their entrepreneurship dreams happen. Dean Woods is side hustling and working a full time job to kickstart his entrepreneurial path. Prior to this life, Dean was a management consultant. Dean graduated with honors from The Wharton School.

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