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So this is my first thread on this forum, but I guess it's a good way to monitor my progress as a freelancer and at the same time give you some insights on what's going on.

Okay, first things first...

In September 2018 I started on the side as a freelance copywriter. With all the tipps from this forum I setup an Upwork account and got my first client by sending him the article he was looking for, for free. He was impressed and gave my more work for the next two months. This was a content writing gig however, so not too much money. But hey, you gotta start somewhere.

I setup another account on fiverr which was more about copywriting than content writing. When people pay you money for what you create out of nothing it is sweet. But to me the real ice cream is the 5-star reviews they left because it’s proof that they were actually happy with my work.

In November I designed my own website. Amazing what you can learn with the help of YouTube tutorials. Because it was so easy to setup a new website and I remembered Fox’s thread about webdesign, I thought that this is another chance to earn money while helping people in need.

Thankfully I have some old economy self-employed people in my family. First target was my stepdad who has 6 employees and little to no work in December. I offered to update his website because it was pretty bad at that time and drive some traffic via Google Ads to it. 3 weeks later he asked me to stop the campaign because he got more phone calls than he could handle. It’s hard to describe the feeling of satisfaction I had.

After that until now there was just another customer for a website and every now and then a small copywriting gig.

Make no mistake, I still struggle to find new customers and most of the money I still earn with washing dishes on the weekend.

Now I think weekly updates are the way to go for this thread and of course every time something cool happens I’ll post it here.

If there are any questions feel free to ask :)
 

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Well done. Those are some very valuable technical skills you’re picking up (content creation, copywriting, website design/build, Google Ads). Wrap them all up in a bow and sell it as a way for businesses to make more sales and get more revenue.

Check out the Inbound Braindump thread in my signature. It might help.

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Oh yeah it's already time for a new update.

So last week was pretty fulfilling. A client of mine who I made a basic website for and run a Google ads campaign asked me if I had changed anything recently because he actually got some new customers in. Finally a positive feedback!
I tried to improve his landing page and ads constantly and finally he got some serious business with my help. In his own words "At first I was sceptical because nothing happened, but now that I got so many customers I'm convinced." Sounds like a testimonial :clench:
I love it when people get results because it shows me that I am doing something right.

Another client reached out to me through Fiverr. He is starting a subscription based business and asked me if I could write the copy for his landing page. Had a phone call and am absolutely sure that I can help this guy. This is a great opportunity for both of us because it might end up as a long term partnership.
It payed off that I read a lot about online marketing and that I'm constantly educating myself, so I can provide more value to my clients and see all the mistakes other people make.

Off topic:
By the way I ran a marathon on Sunday. It was my first (and probably my last) marathon ever. I know this has nothing to do with the business, but it was an important personal goal of mine for this year. So if anyone wants to know how to run a marathon with just 10 weeks of training and less than 4 hours of training per week, hit me up.
Anyway, here's a picture...
 

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Check out the Inbound Braindump thread in my signature. It might help.

Thanks I already read the whole thread and immediately used some of it. I sent out messages to old clients telling them that I have some free time now if they need my skills. Just one replied so far and assured that she will think of me in the future.

I also reached out to some local online marketing agencys offering my adwords skills for small business owners. Already met with two of them in person. One of them told me that they were looking for a guy like me the exact day my email reached them.

Guess there is some truth in this quote:
"The amount of good luck coming your way depends on your willingness to act."
 

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Alright, it's time for a new update.

I've met with some new agencys and a few of them were interested in working together. Another guy who I met with needed my help with programmatic advertising, so he thought me all the necessary skills and even had some first clients for me. Finally I can see some money coming in.

Yesterday I've been on a business networking event with people from all different kinds of businesses. After I've announced that I'm doing Google Ads some of them approached me asking for my business card because they may need my service in the future. I was kinda flashed, but I'll make sure they won't forget about me.

Now I see that diesel and coffee basically pays itself!
 

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Alright, as I'm starting to write this we've just passed the new year here in Austria about 15 minutes ago - so happy new year I guess.
This post is probably going to be a bit longer as it summs up the last month and year.

Let's first talk money:
December has been the same as the other months before. Around 1.100 Euros. So really nothing to brag about, but a lot more than a year ago when I was only starting out.

This month however was different. Something changed. Not only business-wise, but more on a deeper personal and emotional level.
It's hard to describe, but I'm gonna try it anyway.

You know when you hear something that makes totally sense to you, but still don't do it. Like eating healthy and working out to stay in shape. We all know that, but still a lot of us don't do it.
Then all of a sudden - maybe because you are in the right emotional state - it clicks. You knew all along that this thing made sense and would be good for you, but only now you get it on a deeper level and are going to live it. There is no looking back. (Maybe this is what people here call the FTE?)

After completing the book "They ask, you answer" (mentioned in my previous post) I knew that I had to commit to this marketing strategy and put out way more content then before. Which was easy because looking back at the last year I made almost no effort promoting myself.
I can't believe how naive and stupid this was. Not anymore.

I decided to publish 3 new articles on my website per week. To get the most out of every article I digged deep on SEO and I have to say, I actually really like it. Within the last 12 months I used to learn a bit about every major online marketing skill there is. Be it google ads, social media marketing or programmatic advertising, you name it. Now having to stick with SEO I realize, this comes in a way natural to me. Search engine optimization goes hand in hand with writing articles, which I get better at with every new piece I create.

The biggest problem with content marketing and SEO although is that it takes a very long time until you see real results. On one hand this is good because it teaches me patience and boy do I need to learn how to be patient. On the other hand it's bad because I might need faster results.

This is why I now leverage other platforms to bring people on my website. I interact on 4 different social media networks with people in my target audience. Don't get me wrong, I'm not spamming anybody.
I just hop on Facebook groups and share my latest insights with people. Ask them questions about their own businesses and comment on there posts to let them know that someone actually cares about the stuff they do.

The result?
Everyday I see now 2-3 people comming from social media onto my website. I know, this isn't a lot. But keep in mind that I'm only doing this for the last 2 weeks now - starting out with zero followers. And 2 people seeing my website is infinitely more, than what would see it if I didn't do all this stuff in the first place.

Furthermore I ordered a camera and other gear so I can start making videos. The videos again will only be informative content that I can share on various platforms.

Now, do I know if this strategy will work out?
No.
But I can tell you that the past 4 weeks have been more intense than any other month in 2019. I feel that this is right because things have stopped to be easy. A good sign for real progress.

I mean the fact alone that I'm sitting here on new years eve writing this update is kind of a sign (perhapsa sign of insanity).

Let me know what you all think of this update and if you get the feeling I was trying to describe.
 

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I'm kinda in an emotional downphase. Can't even explain why
When I get like this, and there's no inciting incident to cause it, I look at my habits. What have I eaten (or not eaten) that may be the cause? Am I getting the right mix of vitamins & minerals? Have I gotten enough sun? Do I need to exercise a little more? Have I been getting less sleep than I need?

Try journaling your daily food intake. That's how I was able to link certain foods (like pizza, which is one of my favorites) to a lower emotional state the next day. Now I'm much more conscious of the choice I make and if I do get down emotionally, I often have a clearer picture of why (cause I just can't quit pizza. Sometimes we're on a break, but I always go back...) It's also how I leanred that avocado, turkey, and green tea are emotion boosters for me. You can combine it with a sleep journal to figure out the "right" amount of sleep for you.

As for the tip, it's easier to keep the downs in perspective and power through when you know its temporary because of one of those issue above and easily addressed. Honestly, a long walk often resets my mood, especially if its around trees, but it could be just on a treadmill..

Hope that helps.
 

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Update for the last week:

Changed my strategy in approaching prospects a bit. After I read a thread here about the 80/20 principle I figured it would be better to focus more on the things that were already kinda working.
So I sent out more emails to various digital marketing agencys asking if they would like to work together. Some of them said they would come back to me, when they need my skills. Some of them don't want to cooperate and a lot of them didn't reply at all.

I like the idea of approaching people that are already looking out for you. So I'm now going after facebook business groups as well and try answering questions about PPC without directly selling to them. This way I can learn a lot myself on the way.

Upwork is another thing I'm going back after because of course companys there are obviously looking for people like me. Plus it's a good way for fast feedback. Only "problem" is that it's mainly a platform for the english speaking market and I'm not quite sure yet if my english skills are good enough.

Biggest Problem:
My biggest issue so far is my lack of patience. I know that this is kinda stupid but it's something I'm really struggeling with. I can't believe that already a week has gone by and I'm still have nothing to show for.

Any ideas on how to get more patient?
 

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Update for June:

Hey everyone. June went okay for the business.
Because there wasn't much for clients to do I focused on connecting with new people, putting out content and expanding my network.

Linkedin is starting to gain momentum. When I started posting the results I was getting for my existing clients I suddenly got more messages in my inbox asking for my service.
Obviously people love case studies. So I'm going to use them more often.

One day I made a post about how to delegate/outsource the part of my work where I suck at. One guy that I already met with in real life before the corona crisis reached out to me, asking what I need help with.
When I explained that I hate cold calling and hard selling he introduced me to somebody who might be able to help me.
Long story short, I met two times with this guy and he seemed to be pretty good at attracting new business.
I've got see their own processes for onboarding new clients and they really know their stuff. Since my skill set is still missing in their agency they are going to share their clients with me and get a commission. And the client gets more of a full service. A win for everybody.
We'll see how it turns out at the end.

One more thing.
I also publish new articles on my blog to get more attention. One day I decided to ask some other people in my network about their advice for my readers. I never met this people in real life, but they all agreed to share some valuable insights in my article - of course they got mentioned and a link to their website.
It's amazing how many people are willing to help if you just ask them.
But you have to build some sort of relationship first. I knew all this experts from my social media channels and were engaging with them regularly. Of course they were willing to help me out since they kinda knew me and I've never tried to pitch them something.
And when the article was done, everyone shared it on their own channels, which means that I got several times the attention of what I would have normally gotten.
Afterwards I sent those people a handwritten letter since I thought that nobody does this anymore. Well, they all were surprised in a really positive way.

That's it for this months update.
I'll let you know how the cooperation with the agency turned out and how many more fruits the Linkedin tree will bear next month.

Oh by the way, thank you @eliquid for your thread on PPC Advertising! I'm also currently reading the crash course on BuSo and the Blog on SERPWoo. It's helping me a lot.
 

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Well done on The Marathon.

Which country are you in and what do you mean by old economy when describing your fathers business?

Dan

Thanks man, I'm from Austria.

By old economy I mean anything that is completely offline. Construction is a perfect example for that because a lot of these guys have no clue of what's possible with a good online presentation of their company.
 

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Well done.


I don't know if you've seen this thread:

Yes, I've already gone through it.
The networking event yesterday was a good example. I asked people questions about their business, although I knew that my service wasn't interesting for them. I'm just interested in people and why they do what they do. I think this always makes a good impression.

One guy sitting next to me offering some industrial service I introduced to a friend of mine. There is absolutely nothing in it for me personally, but I knew they could profit from each other in the future.
 

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The networking event yesterday was a good example. I asked people questions about their business, although I knew that my service wasn't interesting for them. I'm just interested in people and why they do what they do. I think this always makes a good impression.

One guy sitting next to me offering some industrial service I introduced to a friend of mine. There is absolutely nothing in it for me personally, but I knew they could profit from each other in the future.
Excellent mindset--helping people even if there's nothing in it for you. (BTW, providing value to others even when there's nothing in it for you will actually produce results--maybe not directly from those folks, but from others down the road).
 

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Seems to me that Germany is a huge market for IT related , online sales , SEO , Marketing through social media etc.
Should you not look at this a s a potential short course.
What about Offering someone else course in German as a translated guide for instance.
That way both of ye increase your market and potential.
Most of the courses on here are English and ewould have a better following if translated.
Oh wait is that a fastlane idea.....ok nobody copy that just ignore I said it..... ;-)
 

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Alright, time for a new update.

January seemed like it would never end to me. I don't know if it's because I focus intensely on every single day to give my best or something else.

I made around 1.100 Euros. Still not a big jump, but this actually doesn't even bother me much. I worry much more on producing content that helps people with their website and maybe get me some new clients in the future.

I got 2 new clients who found me over Google ads. The good thing is that they need my help on an ongoing basis which takes some financial pressure off me.
And I already got some work in to secure next month's income.

So let's get to the more interesting stuff:
I pumped out between 550 and 600 pieces of content across 6 different plattforms.
That are:
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • Xing
  • Linkedin
  • Tik Tok
I started basically at 0 on each network. Although organic reach is massively dropping on instagram, it's still the plattform I got the most followers during this first month (around 70 followers right now).
Because I'm in the B2B niche I don't even expect extremely big jumps on Instagram or Tik Tok.
Twitter is pretty much dead in the german speaking community, but that's not a reason to not go for it anyway.

Unfortunately I haven't gotten into Video so far because the moment I'm starting to produce videos I can also share them on Youtube or break them into smaller pieces for other plattforms.

Fine, but what are the results so far?
After just a single month of this process there really is not a lot of results so far. I guess the fact that some people are already reaching out to me on different networks is a bit of evidence that I'm on the right track.
(I also had my first "viral" video on Tik Tok with more than 23k views - not to brag)

Because I don't do much advertising on Facebook and Instagram there won't be thousands of more followers in an instant. I am aware of that and absolutely okay with it.
I'd much rather take small steps, figure out what works on each plattform and what doesn't and then scale it with paid media.

What's actually surprising to me is that I enjoy posting on these networks and forming real connections with my community. I always hated social media as a consumer. I really did.
But from the perspective of being a producer it's a whole different game.

To often it is forgotten, that Facebook and Linkedin were created for the purpose of networking. These aren't just some profile pictures. It's real human people on the other side of the screen and we get the chance to build a relationship. That's what excites me.

What does my process look like?
Simple. I write 3 articles on my Blog per week.
I break these articles down into smaller pieces and then post these smaller pieces of content on social media.
The longer articles on my blog are actually the most crucial part to me because over time they will get some traction in the Google search results and will consistently bring in new traffic.
Well, at least that's the plan. So far I didn't do outreach to gain relevant backlinks to my site. That's something I need to tackle within the next months.

That's it for this month's update. If you have any questions don't hesitate and ask them right away.
 

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Hey everyone,

February is obviously over which means it's time for a new update.

Had a slow start this month so I didn't put out quite as much content as last month. But still posting several pieces of content per day. I also dropped "Xing" as a plattform because there is zero interaction between users over there.

What excites me is that my daily posting seems to work, as I already secured two deals to do business with people just because they saw me posting a lot about optimizing websites (one on Linkedin and one on Facebook).
On an another ocasion I offered to analyse a website for free within a facebook group. The only condition was that I would be allowed to document the whole process on my own blog and they would get a backlink of course. A lot of people responded wanting me to analyse their website.
So I analysed the website of one company which ended in my longest blogpost ever. Next I postet my results into that facebook group so everyone could analyse their own website with the exact steps I provided.
The guy whose website I analysed was amazed and meant that he would come back to me in March to see if we can work together fixing all the errors I encountered.
Why in March? Because there is an election going on right now and he is one of the top candidates. It's a rather small election for the chamber of commerce. But still it's always valuable to get in touch in people who know a lot of other people.

Then there is another great idea that struck me. I can talk a lot about how to optimize website for search engines and all that stuff, but talk is cheap as we all know. So I came to the conclusion that I should start a new website and apply all my theoretical knowledge. The whole process will be documented on my current blog and social media channels.
This way I'm not just talking about the things that work. Instead I can show what works and what doesn't.

Moneywise this month was pretty much okay - I know I keep saying this for months now. But the good news is that I already some offers on the table for the next month. Looks like March and April are going to be a bit better as of now because I finally have some small MRR deals.
Of course I will keep posting and engaging with people to build my community.

That's it for this month's update.

Any quetions or feedback? Feel free to share your thoughts!
 

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Update for October:

I made a little bit over 5.000 Euros in revenue in October which is quite nice compared to previous months. And I already have secured deals worth 3.500 Euros that will be worked off in November.

With all this work I get I find less and less time for producing articles for my own websites. Not for Linkedin though, I keep posting there daily and won’t stop since it works phenomenally. (Maybe I’ll start another thread to share my experience on how to attract new clients via Linkedin)

This week alone I had 8 calls and so far 4 of them already became clients - some smaller, some bigger.

Now I’m starting to think about the next steps. Of course I cannot tell if this stream of new clients will continue to grow over the next several months. That’s why I’m very cautious with spending this money.

I see a lot of people who think they can throw their money out the same way it comes in, but then forget about taxes and bad times. Not for me. I’d rather keep the cash in the bank, see what will happen and reinvest when the time is right.

That’s the same reason I don't want to outsource or hire someone right away. If the stream of new clients keeps growing and is somewhat steady I’ll take the next step.

At least this is what I have in mind for my current situation. If you think otherwise and want to give me some feedback let me know!

One more thing that happened this month: A pretty well known online magazine (about online marketing) in the german speaking market let me publish an article on their website.

This was a big milestone for me as it helps me build more authority in my niche.

Other than that there is nothing more to say in this update.
 

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Update for October:

I made a little bit over 5.000 Euros in revenue in October which is quite nice compared to previous months. And I already have secured deals worth 3.500 Euros that will be worked off in November.

With all this work I get I find less and less time for producing articles for my own websites. Not for Linkedin though, I keep posting there daily and won’t stop since it works phenomenally. (Maybe I’ll start another thread to share my experience on how to attract new clients via Linkedin)

This week alone I had 8 calls and so far 4 of them already became clients - some smaller, some bigger.

Now I’m starting to think about the next steps. Of course I cannot tell if this stream of new clients will continue to grow over the next several months. That’s why I’m very cautious with spending this money.

I see a lot of people who think they can throw their money out the same way it comes in, but then forget about taxes and bad times. Not for me. I’d rather keep the cash in the bank, see what will happen and reinvest when the time is right.

That’s the same reason I don't want to outsource or hire someone right away. If the stream of new clients keeps growing and is somewhat steady I’ll take the next step.

At least this is what I have in mind for my current situation. If you think otherwise and want to give me some feedback let me know!

One more thing that happened this month: A pretty well known online magazine (about online marketing) in the german speaking market let me publish an article on their website.

This was a big milestone for me as it helps me build more authority in my niche.

Other than that there is nothing more to say in this update.
“Other than that there is nothing more to say...”

I love these quietly kicking butt threads.
 

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Update for November:

It’s been 4.108 EUR in November. Some invoices are out, but not paid yet so there will be additional revenue coming in from the November deals.
I also secured deals worth about 5k for December that I’m working on now.

Right now it’s kinda hard to manage all the work that’s coming in. I even had to postpone some deals to January because I can't work them off at the moment.

I’m starting to raise prices with every new client, but somehow they keep coming. In a Zoom meeting one client even said that I have to raise prices because he thinks I’m aiming too low. Nice thing hearing this from a client's point of view.

This month it also was the first time someone gave me negative feedback. And I don’t mean valuable negative feedback. It was more the negative attitude kind of feedback. The Guy wanted me to help with his website relaunch and writing copy that sells and also has a chance to rank well in Google.

No Problem. I made an offer, he signed it and I started to work. After a couple hours of work I sent him my first draft to get his feedback and adjust from there.

And then. Silence. No answer for a whole week.

Finally he sent me an email raging about my first draft. That somehow confused me since our initial video call was quite nice. Anyway I offered to write another version because revisions are always included. He raged again and wanted to stop working with me altogether.

But because he signed my offer and I already had put in some work I didn’t want to let it end that way. I convinced him that he would pay 50% of the amount and never have to see me again afterwards. He agreed and I had the money the next day.

My learning from that: New clients will have to pay at least 50% up front BEFORE I start working. This way there is way less risk involved.

All in all it’s starting to get really interesting. I'm excited to see how it goes on and what the next year will bring.

Next update will follow next month/year.
 

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Now that you've generated leads for a business, you might consider creating a list of similar businesses--maybe for different cities--and email/call them to tell them the results you achieved for a business just like them.

Already doing that. Problem is that most people of that old economy are simply not interested in these kind of things or they don't need it at the time. Or I'm just doing a bad job in explaining how I can help them getting more customers.
 

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So this is my first thread on this forum, but I guess it's a good way to monitor my progress as a freelancer and at the same time give you some insights on what's going on.

Okay, first things first...

In September 2018 I started on the side as a freelance copywriter. With all the tipps from this forum I setup an Upwork account and got my first client by sending him the article he was looking for, for free. He was impressed and gave my more work for the next two months. This was a content writing gig however, so not too much money. But hey, you gotta start somewhere.

I setup another account on fiverr which was more about copywriting than content writing. When people pay you money for what you create out of nothing it is sweet. But to me the real ice cream is the 5-star reviews they left because it’s proof that they were actually happy with my work.

In November I designed my own website. Amazing what you can learn with the help of YouTube tutorials. Because it was so easy to setup a new website and I remembered Fox’s thread about webdesign, I thought that this is another chance to earn money while helping people in need.

Thankfully I have some old economy self-employed people in my family. First target was my stepdad who has 6 employees and little to no work in December. I offered to update his website because it was pretty bad at that time and drive some traffic via Google Ads to it. 3 weeks later he asked me to stop the campaign because he got more phone calls than he could handle. It’s hard to describe the feeling of satisfaction I had.

After that until now there was just another customer for a website and every now and then a small copywriting gig.

Make no mistake, I still struggle to find new customers and most of the money I still earn with washing dishes on the weekend.

Now I think weekly updates are the way to go for this thread and of course every time something cool happens I’ll post it here.

If there are any questions feel free to ask :)

Good work my friend, you've started the process, I'll follow your updates because there are similarity with my situation (I'm learning coding, developing a website and discovering ads)
Good luck and enjoy the trip :)
 

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Already doing that. Problem is that most people of that old economy are simply not interested in these kind of things or they don't need it at the time. Or I'm just doing a bad job in explaining how I can help them getting more customers.
That's OK, you can figure out the best-performing way to find, reach, and convert them. Even if there's 1 prospect in every major US city, that gives you dozens of prospects to practice on.
 

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Alright, it's time for a new update.

I've met with some new agencys and a few of them were interested in working together. Another guy who I met with needed my help with programmatic advertising, so he thought me all the necessary skills and even had some first clients for me. Finally I can see some money coming in.

Yesterday I've been on a business networking event with people from all different kinds of businesses. After I've announced that I'm doing Google Ads some of them approached me asking for my business card because they may need my service in the future. I was kinda flashed, but I'll make sure they won't forget about me.

Now I see that diesel and coffee basically pays itself!
Well done.


I don't know if you've seen this thread:
 

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Hey Everyone,
I know it's already been two months since my last update, but I didn't forget about this thread. It's just that I focused more on achieving my goals. I wasn't even much active on the forum for the last two months.

July and August have been about the same in earnings with July a bit higher. I am still not quite were I want to be, but definitely on a good way. As long as enough money comes in to pay for a living it's okay.

During summer it was a bit harder to get new clients as everybody seems to be on vacation. I'm sure they come back now in September, thirsty for some business.

There isn't much to say for now, really. So until the next important update I'll keep on working on.
 

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You said any question, so does your stepdad's company often have no work in September?
No, fortunately not. He even asked me to stop the google ads campaigns because he couldn't keep up with the demand.
 

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Hey everybody,
Another good month. Well, at least workwise.

I've secured some deals that are:

1. New website for a hotel - 1.200€
Thing is that this client will pay me 100 Euros every month for 12 months because it's easyer for him to handle. It's not a big hotel so I am pretty much okay with that deal as I already knew him personally.

2. New website for a logistics company - 1.100€
This deal will be payed in two payments. It maybe seem like a bad deal for a new website, but it really isn't because it's a rather small and simple website. Something i could always do on the side.

3. Simple sales funnel - 800€

4. Content creation - 450€


The good thing is that I'm already through with most of the stuff. So around 3 weeks of work that'll bring in 3.550€ which is awesome.
But the best thing is that I already have some pretty big clients in the pipeline. These have even more potential and would pay me monthly.

Things are really starting to get interesting. I'll give you an update next month or if anything special happens.
 

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Hey everyone,
So October wasn't too bad, but could have been better.

The good thing is that I already got payed from most of my clients I mentioned in my previous post.
Another good thing is that I had an idea for a digital product (an online course) because I know that in this niche something like this course would be appreciated. I started to work on that course last week, but because this topic is so extensive it will take a few weeks until it's finished.
We'll see how good it will sell when it's time to hit the market.

The bad thing is that some of the clients I had in the pipeline don't need my skills at the moment, so I'm kinda out of work for now. Feels like I have to start from scratch again.

Oh yeah, there is one more thing going on.
I'm currently creating FB campaigns for a real estate agent. Thing is that he'll pay me a percentage of what he gets when he sells a house through my campaigns. I thought this is a fair deal for both of us, as we'll both only get paid when we are successful. On the other hand I never know if he sells a house through my ads or through his personal network. And trust isn't always the best factor when it comes to doing business.
What do you guys think about this?
 

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