The $0-$10K/Day Case Study: Day 21

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What I did today

So today was an extremely unique day actually. I spent more time on the day job than the side job!

It was fun though. I do like my day job a lot.

But the side income, as you know from this case study, is where I make most of my money. It’s also where I focus this case study on, for that reason. After all, getting to $1K/day in recurring income is difficult to do from a job perspective.

From a side income perspective, it’s actually been surprisingly easy. Sure, my days have kinda sucked. I’m exhausted and have spent way too much time drinking coffee.

But, I do love what I’m doing. It is really fun, in a weird way. It reminds me of when I was in school and cramming for exams. I feel like that again!

Today was mostly spent finishing up some work for my big client. This is actually my last week with them. I’ll wrap up that project Sunday, and that will be the conclusion of my largest project ever: $14K for what is shaping up to be ~20 hours of work. Not too bad at all!

I also had that readout meeting I talked about in yesterday’s case study. That actually went way better than I expected! I think there’s a chance I’ll continue working with that client moving forward, which is always exciting! I also had a great pitch meeting today too for another piece of work!

What I made today

Job: $128

UpWork: $22.50

KDP: $0

Catalant: $700

Interview Coaching: $0

Medium: $2.00

Total: $852.50

Today’s pro-rated amount of monthly expenses

Expenses: $212

Today’s Income

Made: $640.50

My plan for tomorrow

Tomorrow is crazy: it doesn’t look like I have any work at all on the docket!

So, I’m going to wake up early and go to the gym! I’ll also come home and workout again.

Man, I can’t wait

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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 VC-backed startup executive by day and a bootstrapped micro-startup CEO by night. Prior to working in startups, Dean was at Boston Consulting Group. 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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