Then a real entrepreneur, when sees a trend like that (e.g. lots of people want to become influencers), builds a service that can be sold to many of these gold diggers.
Just think about Canva: how many influencers are using it to create FB / Instagram content. While Canva earns big amount of...
Not much of these happened. The beta test is still in progress, number of active users is only 4. Other projects moved my focus away from the book - however, I made some ebook sales.
On the other side, 2020 was my best year in freelancing.
Takeaway: I suck at planning for a whole year.
2020 November report
Well, in November I caught the covid. It made me 1.5 weeks out of work and still not recovered perfectly. I hope I get back my energy soon. While most of the symptoms are gone, I get tired just too quickly...
My monthly update:
$1.8K. Could've been over 2K...
2020 October report
I love my new work method. Only 1 project/day. It helps focusing on what I do, I can avoid multitasking, etc.
Due to the tax changes mentioned in the July report I took on a bit too much freelancing work. Normally I would have enough time to do everything comfortably, but...
2020 September report
Last month I reorganized my workflows a bit. The new rule is: I can do only 1 project in 1 day.
It means that freelancing clients have their own dedicated days, book/marketing has its own day, the software has its own day. We will see how it works out, but I can already...
Read it. It was long - especially that English is not my mother language.
After reading TMF I was curious about what new could MJ's second book say to me. Unscripted did it. It has lot of similar thoughts to TMF, but it is structured a lot better.
In short: the best business book I've ever...
2020 August report
Reached the $4K goal, but not really how I planned it: about $3.2K came from freelancing, while $800 came from a tax return for a job I did before. I know, it's not a pure $4K, so I was a bit short this month... However, not a bad month
Signed a 4 months contract...
2020 July report
There was a huge change in the circumstances in the past weeks. The taxation of the type of projects I am doing (big invoices to small number of clients) will be a lot worse from next year in my country.
So I decided to concentrate a bit more on freelancing until the end of...
Thanks for your questions.
Freelancing: I have a website, but most of my projects come from a freelancer site (no, not Upwork or Fiverr - another one, that's a more closed club that has some entry barriers).
Failures: good question. I didn't really think about including them in my monthly...
Accomplishments in 2020 June
Had progress with some onging projects.
Outsourced another project. It is in launch phase at the moment.
1 new ebook sale.
100% ready with reviewing the printable PDF. Now the ball is on my designer's court.
Back cover content added.
I am approaching the final chapters of reading Unscripted. How liberating it was to read about the exact process of how I should launch my ventures (soft proof » prototype » hard proof » productocracy » promoting)!!!
I've been in some marketing groups for a while and I always had a refraining...
Accomplishments in 2020 April
No big progress this month. The reason is that my daughter was born, so I concentrated more on my family.
Didn't spend too much time on it. I did only bugfixes / finished ongoing projects from March.
1 sale of the ebook version
Still in the...
Accomplishments in 2020 March
Doing it 2-3 hours/day. Taking on just enough projects to feed my family until my fastlane projects take off.
No sales this month. I really need to start advertising it.
Still in the process of reviewing the printable version... (slow progress...
I don't really want an employee in the near future. I had a sub-contractor until recently, who now has a job and doesn't take on freelance projects any more.
On the other hand, I no longer want to move in the agency direction. After rounds of considerations, I found that it would take...
... so after 3 months, my job became boring. And it took a few more months for me to understand why:
If you have an entrepreneur's mind, you won't feel good for a long time at any workplace. You'll crave for the limits to be removed from over your head.
So after 8 months I left my "dream job"...
I've started to read Unscripted. The part that really made me think was the one about the FTE. I really had to roll back my memories what made me decide: doesn't matter what the price is, I'll break out of mediocricity. And I found this memory...
It happened back in 2005 (I was 22 then) that...
1. Done. Launched it and had my first 2 sales in December.
2. Failed with this one. I didn't feel like it is mature enough to publish it for the grand public yet. However, I am on the right track. Planning to start its public beta in January, then start selling licenses around May 2020.
2019 is over. 2 things that I had to realize after it:
- Things were progressing much slower than it was expected originally.
- People I talked to were really enthusiastic about the products I've been developing. So even if things were moving forward slower than expected, I have more and more...
Finish the print version of my book.
Start a beta test program for my software.
Have 500 copies printed of the book and sell them all by the end of the year.
Launch the software and have at least 50 active users by the end of the year.