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Vinz

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Hey guys.
I will be sharing progress, random thoughts, lessions and generally using this as a diary to also keep me accountable.

I've almost finished @Fox 's 1'000'000 web designer guide.
I already know web development, I know have to get better in doing business and actually making money.

UPDATE: Since I have to habits of trying things out for a few days then letting it die out, I will post my goals and post frequent updates to keep myself accountable.

MAIN GOALS:

SHORT TERM
- 4 months from now (Mid October 2021) : Make 4k in monthly income.
- Having already quit my job by then. Will do soon, I only need 1k monthly for basic expenses


MID TERM
- 9 months from now : 12k monthly income .

LONG TERM (Not longest term but good for now)
- 2 years : Start working towards my CENTS business, thinking about a SaaS and make it profitable.

Today I had my very first website deal ! Its for a close family member

He doesn't have major problems in his business (he's doing good by getting clients with word of mouth) but he said a good number of people already asked if he has a website. So that could be the first problem to solve:
#1 . Establish trust with potential and ongoing clients
and, complementary
#2. Have a professional image for the business.

I will talk with him more extensively about what the site can do

Felt a bit nervous proposing even for a family member for free, lol
I need to get some confidence in my speaking for sure. This is the first small step though.

Edit #1 : Putting up some goals
 
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Vinz

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Read Millionaire Fastlane
Jun 12, 2021
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Hey guys.
I will be sharing progress, random thoughts, lessions and generally using this as a diary to also keep me accountable.

I've almost finished @Fox 's 1'000'000 web designer guide.
I already know web development, I know have to get better in doing business and actually making money.

Today I had my very first website deal ! Its for a close family member

He doesn't have major problems in his business (he's doing good by getting clients with word of mouth) but he said a good number of people already asked if he has a website. So that could be the first problem to solve:
#1 . Establish trust with potential and ongoing clients
and, complementary
#2. Have a professional image for the business.

I will talk with him more extensively about what the site can do

Felt a bit nervous proposing even for a family member for free, lol
I need to get some confidence in my speaking for sure. This is the first small step though.
Day #2
I implemented @LightHouse productivity system. Finally something I like, I feel this will help me so much.

Family member sent loads of photos to put on the site. I still have to do a demo version, and I'll be talking with him face to face tomorrow If I have one ready..
We discussed a bit on the content and the domain name today.

He told me to choose the best name, so I will look for that tomorrow and start building

Feel excited for the first small steps ! I want to make sure this delivers actual value.
 

Vinz

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Day #3
Day off from work. I started the development of the site with Wordpress and Elementor. Picked up a template , now I have first version of the site !

I got the looks down, so I will research on how to make it actually useful and perfom the best it can while continuing a bit on the development...

I know that @Fox uses HTML templates, but with Wordpress+Elementor I can actually build the site for free... no need to pay for the template.
Plus I will probably transfer it to HTML once I start getting traction and I will check out the Udemy course.

Also modify the profile on Freelancer to make it more worthy. Only if I wasn't banned from Upwork .. I'm thinking if it's worth it to try and get it back
Worrying also if I'm spreading myself too much, I'm trying to do a lot of things
I need money now but probably its better if I focus all my energy on following Fox's methods (I've been also doing @Lex DeVille Upwork guide and applying to freelancer) since I have already a site going on
 

Vinz

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Day #4
Decided that going on freelancer.com is complementary to doing real life business. So I will keep doing both

Probably I don't need to update this daily as I will focus more and more on the business. I want to put more hours in and for that I need to get my discipline back and start to FOCUS...

Did some research on sites of businesses similar to my cousin and put some work in. I'm getting an idea of what on their sites may be good and what may be not by thinking from a customer's perspective
Also that's future potential clients...
 

Vinz

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Had little time today.
I made lots of improvements on the site though the past days and I already learned some pretty cool things in Elementor, had fun with it.
I still want to switch to templates , for now I keep with it because I can do it free.

I want to start doing paid work on freelance.com by tuesday, so I can bootstrap with some quicker bucks.
 

Vinz

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After some great feedback from Lex DeVille, I won't even bother on doing stuff on freelancer.com

Putting my focus in the web design business. I learned on how to sell myself through proposals either way, so that's useful
 

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Day #3
Day off from work. I started the development of the site with Wordpress and Elementor. Picked up a template , now I have first version of the site !

I got the looks down, so I will research on how to make it actually useful and perfom the best it can while continuing a bit on the development...

I know that @Fox uses HTML templates, but with Wordpress+Elementor I can actually build the site for free... no need to pay for the template.
Plus I will probably transfer it to HTML once I start getting traction and I will check out the Udemy course.

Also modify the profile on Freelancer to make it more worthy. Only if I wasn't banned from Upwork .. I'm thinking if it's worth it to try and get it back
Worrying also if I'm spreading myself too much, I'm trying to do a lot of things
I need money now but probably its better if I focus all my energy on following Fox's methods (I've been also doing @Lex DeVille Upwork guide and applying to freelancer) since I have already a site going on
u can test out webflow, cause there is option to export it to HTML/css/java. Its great way to create fully custom no-code websites that don't require cms/are not for shops etc. I know many people doing this way also.
Cheers,
 
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Vinz

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First website finished !
Excited to get the ball rolling and start putting in real work. I will do another site for a family member, max 2 and will start cold calling /emailing businesses
u can test out webflow, cause there is option to export it to HTML/css/java. Its great way to create fully custom websites that don't require cms/are not for shops etc. I know many people doing this way also.
Cheers,
Thanks for the suggestion. I checked and the export option is for paid accounts
I'm trying out html templates and I like it so I will go with it
At least I can put the last 2 years spent learning how to code to use lol
 

Vinz

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Hey guys, little update
So I haven't been doing much on the web design side. I changed jobs and now I actually like this job, I can make some ok money to suffice for myself and I still work 30 hours a week so I have time to do stuff in my free time. So that is a good foundation finally.

I've started this now so I'm going back to creating websites in the meanwhile, I still want to hit it big.
I proposed to another cousin of mine. Even though he didn't 100% agree, he wanted to wait, I told him I will still create it and that's what I'm doing .
I slacked these last days so I intend to put the hours in again. I don't want this to be another thing that I started doing for a week that made it die off.
 

Vinz

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Little Update since I'm tired of telling to myself "I'm tired of this shit" and not actually taking action. I moved so slow recently.

I tried doing some task work but that's just not worth it for me so I'll focus on web design.

I figured out that what I miss is commitment and discipline to work at it every day.

Still the website is pretty much finished. Just some small corrections. I will finish it tomorrow
Then no excuses. I have two websites to show and it will be time to start calling people

Also found out that a guy at my workplace is kinda doing the same thing but ecommerce oriented. Talk to people. You never know what's gonna come out that might benefit you. This was brought up because I asked him if he does something aside of work.

Keep me accountable boys
 

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