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20,000 USD side income by Dec 2019 - Working just one hour a day

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by stepdub, May 15, 2019.

  1. stepdub

    stepdub Junior Member

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    Namaste my IM Brothers :) This is my second journey on BHW.

    The first journey is going to take slightly longer than expected (I've achieved only 30% of the target so far): https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/j...etail-business-bangalore-india.1043826/page-9

    I need to put almost all the money being made in the first journey back into the business to grow it and maintain cash flow. So I decided to work on an alternate source of income that will support my living expenses, take care of my younger brothers college, send some money to Mom, spend on my own leisure etc.

    My goal is to make 20,000 USD by the end of this year. Since I'm mostly busy with the clothing business I'm building, I'm going to give not more than an hour a day to this new journey. 20k USD a year is not a lot, but in the city where I am, I could live luxuriously and also save some money after all expenses :)

    I got 2 clients now:
    1) My first project from cold emailing a media company. They pay me money for finding out market prices of a very niche product.
    2) Second project on Upwork, from a client who wants to learn from me how to sell this product in his country.

    Will be posting the earnings as I get paid. Wish me luck :)
     
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  2. Neuros

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    WTF!
    What a nice thread
     
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  3. stepdub

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    Earning Update: 16th May 2019

    This is what I've made so far (includes last 3 months earning):

    1st Client = $3,140
    2nd Client = $1,250
    Upwork Project = Design 2 one page websites and set them up with G-Suite for emails = $650
    Google reviews for a business = $170

    Total = $5,210
    $14,790 more to make.
     
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    Great results so far, wish you the best luck in your journey
     
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  6. stepdub

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    Earning Update: 16th May 2019

    Got paid today for another project by first client = $780. Some market info they needed for their bi-weekly newsletters.

    Total = $5,995
    $14,005 more to make.
     
  8. John4life2017

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    Good luck bro.
     
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    Good to see your another journey @stepdub .Hope you'll crush this also and best of luck...
     
  10. TechEinstien

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    Amazing journey.
     
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    how do you find your clients?
     
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    Dayaljai Registered Member

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    good luck bro, im follow your journey and want to see how far you achieved GL with another journey
     
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    Want to know this also.

    Following
     
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    How did you find clients? Are those from india or other countries?
     
  15. stepdub

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    The second client was on Upwork. I have a 6 year old Upwork account with decent earning track record. The solution I offer is extremely niche and there are very few freelancers on Upwork who can provide the same service. On Upwork, it's all about standing out in your intro message to get the clients attention. The way I stand out is by making my message sound more casual than others - like how I'd talk to someone familiar. A lot of people won't agree with this, but it works well for me, or at least in my niche.

    The first client I got by cold email. I had access to some market info on a specific product and I just assumed that some media companies would be interested in paying to obtain it for their magazine. I shortlisted 5 companies in the niche, and sent an email to them. It was very much a shot in the dark. One of them replied back. We are working since January 2019 - it's just two hours of work in a month - where I have to call up few suppliers I know well, find the current prices from them, prepare an Excel sheet and send it to this media company.

    The other two clients I got recently are referrals from the existing clients.
     
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    Great job man, you're quite inspiring
     
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  17. otmanik

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    Good Luck, are you doing smma?
     
  18. stepdub

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    No agency. Doing this solo. It can be called consulting work :)
     
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    Long time since I saw something I like in the forum. Great ideas with good info, and new prespective on the business
     
  20. otmanik

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    excuse me, but i didn't get an idea of what are you doing xD