What I did today
Today was a lot of work at the day job. That’s fun stuff because the day job is a fast-growing startup. It’s the kind of fun job that people wish they could have because the day to day is fun, and there is a possibility of a nice exit and a guarantee of a lot of hard fun and a lot of learning.
It’s also a bummer sometimes because there is a lot of stuff going on during the day to day and I wish I could spend even more time on the key things that move the needle. I’m defining move the needle as financial here!
I also ended up not staying up super late. My finacee had time off of work so I spent the night with her. I’ll make that choice 100% of the time and I wouldn’t trade time with her for any extra time working.
What I’m thinking about today
I’m thinking about how outsourcing is such a huge requirement of what I’ve done. I hire people to help compile research and other information for me, which I then can use to do my work. I spent over $2,000 on that in 2019 (I know because I just did my taxes) and I’ll probably spend way more than that in 2020.
For example, I have ~15 eBooks available for sale on Amazon right now. The content in them is super valuable, but as you can see from my numbers below, they don’t sell that much.
For that reason, I’m looking into hiring someone to run advertising for them. I don’t have enough hours in the day to do it.
How I’m Feeling Today
I’m feeling sore! A few days ago, I wrote about how I need to take better care of myself to ensure I had the energy to keep going. Well, I’ve now taken two exercise classes and did my own workout in the past 36 hours. I’m sore as hell, but I think it’s a good thing!
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 is the weekend, which means fiancee time!
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.