What I did today
It’s day two of the more detailed overview of what I did in the mission of getting to $10K/day of income by 30. Overall, it was a fairly solid day that showed a bunch of progress on the recurring forms of revenue (eBooks, websites) with the possibility of significant consulting income shortly.
Wake up & sleep:
I woke up at 6:52 AM this morning, for a total of 7 hours and 57 minutes of sleep according to the fitness tracker. Happy with these numbers because I’m not going into the office during Corona so I don’t need the productivity I normally do between 4-8am.
I joined one of those Instagram live workout classes that are super popular now during Corona. I worked out for 44 minutes and 18 seconds. It was mostly burpees and some abs. Overall, I burned 457 calories and had an average heart rate of 140.
No stretching or foam rolling today, which is pretty lame and something that should be fixed.
Diet was okay; I had a cinnamon raisin bagel (not good), but smoothies and lots of exercises so going in the right direction there.
I keep wanting to try a vegan diet. I hate the idea because I love my burgers and cream in my morning coffee, but I keep seeing that a vegan diet can accelerate your energy levels. Unfortunately, I would be willing to give up burgers if it meant more energy.
My Day Job
Day job took up a few hours of work, mainly spent on internal meetings.
Investment real estate
Standard scrolls through my saved searches. Nothing hit the market today that piqued my interest.
I published a new book today from one of my writers and finally bought KDP Rocket. It’s essentially Ahrefs for Kindle, which is great. I went through and changed the keywords on most of my books so hopefully, those will begin to rank better shortly.
I’m forecasting over 50 books published by the end of the year. In that world, it means that I’m hopefully generating over $1,000/month in ebook income and that I’m hopefully providing value to the ~500 customers that read the books.
Kindle is definitely a volume game.
Amazon Affiliate Websites
Similar to before, roughly 5,000 words published.
I also saw a great benchmark that every 1,000 visitors to this site should be worth around ~$50 across affiliate and advertising income.
With that in mind, and assuming a goal of $100,000 a month in affiliate income, that’s 2 million monthly visitors to my sites.
My content plan and strategy call for 20 websites, so that’s 100,000 visits to a website.
It’s going to be a LOT of writing and content investment!
Two big developments:
- One old client reached out and asked for 24 hours of help for ~$1,000, so that’s nice
- There’s a new potential project out there that I am very well qualified for and is by far the highest dollar value project I’ve seen in that it’s well over $100K for 4 months of work. I’m extremely interested and have emailed a couple of people to ask for introductions to the decision-makers there
Let’s hope that happens.
Of course, I spent time with my family! I called my parents and made my fiancee breakfast and dinner
What I’m thinking about today
I’m thinking about repetition. Nothing really changes day to day, except the need to do the same thing again.
I’m excited to do it again today. And the next.
And if I keep doing that, it will eventually buy me freedom.
What I made today
Rental Income: $17
Amazon Affiliate sites (2 sites): $0
Today’s pro-rated amount of monthly expenses
My plan for tomorrow
Same, same same!
I need to outline a few ebooks to shoot over to my authors!
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 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.