The $0-$10K/Day Case Study: Day 6

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What I did today

Today was a busy as hell day. I actually didn’t intend for it to be that busy. I had two large projects to work on, both for clients who are supposed to pay more than $1,000 for the project.

So, I planned to work exclusively on their stuff today.

And now it’s 8pm and I actually haven’t even gotten to their stuff yet. Shit.

It’s actually a good thing, because I had new and old clients both pop up and hire me for work. I sold and completed $112.50 of work to an existing UpWork client. I completed an hour of consulting for an Amex card.

I also sold a project for $500 on Catalant that should take no more than 5 hours of work so it should end up being a great engagement. I also sold a one-hour coaching call for $125/hour.

So, it was a productive day in terms of sales. However, I’m now at 8pm at night and I have a ton of more work to do for those other two clients. I’m expecting I have ~3–5 more hours of work. I’m loading up on coffee, and I’m blasting “FYI” by Casadee Pope on my earphones. It’s catchy as all hell.

This is going to be a long night. Yesterday was really long too. But I don’t know any other solution than to keep pushing forward.

I love my people too much to not. I have no other option but than to keep pushing.

What I made today

Job: $128

UpWork: $112.50

KDP: $0

One-off consulting: $200 Amex card

Coaching: $0

Medium: <$0.05

Total: $440.50

Today’s pro-rated amount of monthly expenses

Expenses: $212

Today’s Income

$228.50, of which I’m restricted on how I can spend $200 as it’s a pre-paid Amex card.

How I’m feeling today

Well, I’m feeling pretty good now with this music pumping and drinking my favorite coffee. It’s also pretty late though so I’m a little apprehensive with what the rest of my evening will look like.

I said it before: I love my family too much to quit right now.

I really want to go to bed. But, I can’t do that. Let’s keep working, team.

I have one month’s of expenses in the bank…

My plan for tomorrow

So I have to be up tomorrow morning at 7am and I’m targetting a 2–3am bedtime. I’d love to take tomorrow off and not push too hard, but one of my big clients (one of the $1,000+ ones) is expecting a meeting on Thursday morning. I need to send him a powerpoint tomorrow night as a read-ahead.

So, I’m going to keep pushing here to make sure that the meeting goes really well. If I’m lucky, I’ll get to sleep in a bit and make something happen from there. If I’m unlucky, then I’ll figure it out as I go through it.

We’re going to make this happen. The struggle right now is just tiring and lonely. ~2–3 more years straight of this, and I hope I’ll be in a better spot.

Past Pieces

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About the Author & The $0-$10K/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 Marketer by day and an entrepreneur by night. Prior to his current job, Dean was a top performer at a top management consulting firm. 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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