The $0-$10K/Day Case Study: Day 30

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What I did today

Well, today is an exciting day. It’s now the 30th day in a row that I’ve written this case study, which is exciting.

Overall, there have been some highs and lows.

On the high side, I have had a few days that have had a nice income. On the low side, I’ve had some negative days.

Most excitingly, another writer on Medium was inspired by this case study and created his own! That’s really the whole point of this case study. I wish I had something like this years ago when I first got started. The whole goal is to hopefully inspire other people to take the step and launch a business.

What has held you back from taking the leap? For most people, it’s fear. After all, taking the leap is scary. It’s terrifying to try to do something difficult and outside the conventional norms.

But, it’s also rewarding. You live and die by your decisions. If you decide to sit on the couch all day, then you pay the price. If you decide to always keep prospecting for clients, then they pay your price.

The real question is: how do you want to live your life? And, is what is holding you back really that scary?

What I made today

Job: $190

UpWork: $67.50

KDP: $0

Catalant: $700

Interview Coaching: $0

Medium: $10

Total: $957.50

Today’s pro-rated amount of monthly expenses

Expenses: $375

Today’s Income

Made: $582.50

My plan for tomorrow

Tomorrow should be simple: I have a Catalant project to finish up and another one to get started on.

Busy, busy busy!

I’m very curious to see how seasonality is going to factor into things. I’m worried there might be a dip in how much work gets sold so I’d love to get as much work as possible locked in for the next month or two!

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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

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

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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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Rescue Time Daily Screenshot

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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