What I did today
I was on the phone most of the day. I had a lot of calls for one of my big projects as we’re getting close to finishing up with the project. I’m presenting the results to a very senior stakeholder at my client tomorrow, so we needed to prepare by showing his team the results.
In other words, I wanted the lower level people to poke holes in my analysis before I bring it to the big guy. In that world, the analysis is bulletproof, they’re super happy with my work, and we have no problems at all.
In this case, one of the lower-level people provides a piece of qualitative insight into the business that wouldn’t show up in the data. In short, they’ve been fighting with a client, which is why the pricing for that client was unique.
Outside of that big client, I had two kickoff calls on the phone for a new project. I’m working for a private equity firm to help them decide whether or not a market makes sense to invest in. Overall, the market is interesting for them and they want a third party (me) to validate whether or not it’s actually growing.
I quite like these projects. I’ve done this work to help private equity companies know whether or not markets are interesting. I’ve looked at electric cars, security software, and everything in between.
I hope to do more of this work for sure.
Because I’ve been selling a decent amount of work recently, I’ve been reinvesting some of these earnings back into the affiliate websites. I’ve actually spent close to $500 over the past 24 hours to hire people to write content for my sites.
Here’s the crazy thing: it seems like these sites aren’t that difficult to really grow. You need to have a lot of content and time. I don’t want to waste the first, so I’m investing a lot in the content. I think I need at least 175,000 words up on the site, as quickly as possible. So, that’s what I’m working on.
What I’m thinking about today
I’m thinking about how can I accelerate things. I think investing proceeds back into the content makes a lot of sense to accelerate.
Doing what I can to accelerate things.
How I’m Feeling Today
I’m actually a bit down. My path forward is very clear: work hard, and keep doing it. But, I feel a bit off. I think the driver is that my day job isn’t what I want to do. At some point, I’ll leave the day job because that will really make me feel better. But until then, I need to keep working at both.
What I made today
Rental Income: $25
Interview Coaching: $0
Affiliate sites (1 site): $0
Today’s pro-rated amount of monthly expenses
My plan for tomorrow
Tomorrow, I have the big meeting with the big honcho for my big project at the moment. Assuming that goes well, this project will come to a nice conclusion.
Otherwise, I don’t think I have a ton of work to do tomorrow. That’s fantastic and exciting. I’d love a nice day where I don’t have to work.
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 a management consultant. Dean graduated with honors from The Wharton School.