The $0-$10K/Day Case Study: Day 125

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Day 125

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Are you a political junkie? Do you follow along with what the White House and the Senate are doing?

I think it pays to be informed and to learn from both newspapers and the comments, but I’m certainly not an expert.

Today, however, politics are very much on my mind. The reason why: buying the 24 unit building we’ve had our eye on for a while entirely depends on Trump.

The 24 unit building could be ours for $750,000. Since it will be seller-financed, we’ll need to put down 12.5%. Maybe even 15%.

Assuming 12.5% to be safe, that means $94K. Assuming inspection and closing costs, it will take $100K to buy this piece of property, split between my fiancee and I.

I also have a tax bill that is going to be at least $20,000, due to the 55% tax rate I talked about a few weeks ago.

I can’t afford to buy the building and pay taxes right now.

Which is where the political angle comes in.

The tax deadline has already been pushed back to July from the usual April. According to numerous sources, the White House is thinking about pushing back the deadline again to September or December in order to help stimulate the economy.

From their perspective, it makes sense. It does keep added money in circulation. Trump can also say in re-election speeches that he prevented people from paying taxes, which will probably play well.

The reason I’m mentioning it though is this building purchase of ours is now political.

  • If the tax deadline gets pushed back, we can afford to buy the building now
  • If the deadline doesn’t get pushed, we cannot afford to buy it

So, here’s to hoping the deadline gets pushed.

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

The current phase of the plan

I’m in Phase #1:  The Job & Side Hustle Phase.  You can read more about the phases and my plan to get to $10K/a day at 30 here.

Wake up & sleep:

Whoop has started working again for me. I woke up at 8:40 after going to bed at 12:23. The late bedtime was directly related to me being up working on my business plan that I’m pumped about and talked about yesterday.

Whoop liked the recovery though of 98% so it was helpful in me getting a lot more stuff than normal done.

Exercise

Day strain was at 6.4 out of 21, so extremely low. I spent a lot of teh day, even though it was a Sunday, on the phone. I talked about that below in the miscellaneous section.

Diet

Diet was coffee, and some curry. 3/5 with 1 being the best.

My Day Job

Sunday, but  I did a few hours here and there to help figure out a  few different strategies/tactics for a project I’m working on in the office.

Investment real estate

Nothing here.

Once we get clarity regarding the tax situation, we’ll move into hyperspeed quickly. I’ll need to get our real estate process going, set up a new LLC for liability protection, and talk with our banker. I also need a quote from the insurance guy.

Lots of steps will need completion very quickly.

My Actual Business

I checked in with my Fiverr guy wh is scraping target emails for me. I’ll need him to get me ~1,000 emails for people to reach out to in order to do interviews.

I  need to talk to these customers in order to figure out where there is opportunity, how big of a pain point it is for them, and how much they would be willing to pay for a solution.

Side Consulting

I have a few projects going on now.

Business plan

Nothing yesterday

Private Equity

Nothing

Financial modeling

Emailed back and forth, and a lot of Excel work.

Frameworking

Nothing

Sourcing new work

Nothing, but I did to do some!

$10K/day website

Published the post

Family

My fiancee and I spend time together, went on a walk together, and watched an episode of Cake Wars together.

Miscellaneous

This was actually the majority of time for the day.

We live in an expensive and small apartment in downtown Chicago. The cost is a negative, and the small size is now negative with quarantine.

By moving, we’ll be able to hopefully save cost and have more space. Maybe I’ll get a BoFlex or something to enable a workout, and use the saved revenue to  kickstart my business plan.

I’m very excited about this

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Standard Sunday.

What I made today

Job: $170

Rental Income: $33

UpWork: $0

Consulting: $394

My Actual Business: $0

Affiliate: Not doing yet

WordPress Maintenance Site: Not doing yet

Dividend Income: Not doing yet

Micro-SAAS’s: Not doing yet, 

Hotels: Not doing yet

Total: $597

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

Expenses: $250

Once I pay off my debt, I’ll break out expenses into a line by line as well.

Today’s Income (pre-tax)

Made  $347

My plan for tomorrow

Tomorrow I need to:

  • Do work for my business plan client
  • Significant work for my day job
  • Help plan the move

About the Author & The $0-$10K/Day Case Study

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.

To read more about how this case study is set up, check out the ground rules here.

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

Dean Woods is currently an executive by day and a bootstrapped micro-startup CEO by night. Prior to working in startups, Dean was a management consultant. 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

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Wake up & sleep:

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Exercise

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Stress levels

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Diet

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My Day Job

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Investment real estate

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My Actual Business

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Side Consulting

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$10K/day website

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Miscellaneous

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

Today’s Income (pre-tax)

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My plan for tomorrow

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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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