The $0-$10k/Day Case Study: Day Three

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What I did today

Today has been a busy one. I’m beyond caffeinated and my face is hot. I don’t mean attractive, but actually hot to the touch. I’m assuming that doesn’t mean anything good, but I still have to finish up a bunch of work.

On the plus side, I sold a new piece of work on UpWork that will turn into a $1,200 piece of work over the next 2–3 weeks. The client seems a bit needy though, so there is a possibility that I end up making very little per hour. That being said, I had to take it since it’s the only work I got today.

Also on the plus side, I landed a new income stream! I’m now coaching and getting paid to do that! I got my first payment today and that really, really helps out.

On the negative side, my big client from yesterday did end up firing me. He was quite courteous and left a 5-star review, but I just wasn’t able to deliver what he was looking for. My goal next go-around is to make sure I deliver that value for that client.

On the very negative side, I found out I have a lump sum payment due for rent and I’m very negative on that. It’s going to be a big cash expense that I don’t really have a ton of room for right now.

So, in other words, I need to make more. And quickly.

What I made today

Job: $128

UpWork: $242.5

KDP: $2.09

Coaching: $150

Medium: <$0.00

Total: $520.5

Today’s pro-rated amount of monthly expenses

Expenses: $212

Today’s Income

$308.5

$2.09 of it was passive

How I’m feeling today

Well, today was a mixed bag. The lump payment I have to do isn’t great so I’m a little skeptical/worried about that.

I gotta figure this stuff out and figure out a way to make more or I’m not going to be able to cover debt.

My plan for tomorrow

Tomorrow is going to be busy. I have a big piece of work due tomorrow morning for a client that I haven’t really been able to spend a lot of time on yet. I’m going to have to put that together tomorrow morning and hopefully get it into a good spot before they ask to see it.

The other piece is the eBooks. I need to write and publish another one to get that up on the store. I need, optimally, one ebook a day being published for a week and I’m not there now. At all. So time to write more!

Past Pieces

Day 1

Day 2

About the Author & The $0-$10K/Day Case Study

About the author and the $0-$1K/day project

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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