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Fear and Loathing in Internet Marketing- My Journey to Financial Sanity

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by LordPhenny, May 24, 2017.

  1. LordPhenny

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    After being chased out of Fastlane Forum with my last journey thread by a mob of people who don't understand dropshipping, I decided this is the best place home for my journey thread to financial sanity.

    What is financial sanity?
    Not worrying about money anymore and being financial free and independent. I've been financially sane once before through crime, but now I have no choice but to do it legally this time. Right now I have enough money saved up for a few months of rent but I'm not quite at the level of income I need to be to not go homeless in the long run. I will use the few months worth of time and money I have to build a successful venture which will pay my bills and make me financially secure and sane.

    I've purposely made the journey goal of this thread vague because my ventures may change. The overly structured/exact nature of my last BHW journey broke the thread when the structure set forth by the thread became counterproductive. By making the end goal financial sanity, I elude another overly structured thread death and will be able to continue to post here daily until I achieve my goal.

    Let's begin.


    Day 1 5/23/17
    Current Goal:

    PRIMARY: 5+ hours a day of business work for 6 days straight (5/22-5/27) (1 day already done)
    AUXILIARY: $100+/day profits by June 1st

    Current Ventures:

    -shopify dropshipping store
    -a social media marketing company *(autopilot with no intentions of growing it)

    Hours Worked on Business Today: 5.75 hours

    Earnings: $8
    $8= monthly profits from my marketing company

    Summary of Business Action Taken Today (Approximate)
    -Woke up at 7:40AM
    -planned the social media posts for the next week for my marketing company
    -filled in a 1.5 month accounting gap that was confusing to work with
    -dealt with the pain in the ass Godaddy support to no avail on a product I shouldn't have been charged for.
    -going to bed now at 4:19AM

    Grade for the Day:
    65%, D , one of my worst days in a while, although I got necessary and overdue stuff done, I lost track of time and worked twice as slow as I should've. I look to make up for it tomorrow.

    Big Items for Business Tomorrow:
    -test run another Facebook ad with another product and target audience
    -add the rest of current Oberlo imported products into my site
    -continue optimizing my site for more conversions
    -optimize Google Adwords for more conversions and lower costs
     
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  2. Apounéré

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    Nice thread bruh
    And good luck
     
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    Good luck and good will! You can do it, right? :)
     
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    Good luck, gonna follow your journey :)
     
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    Good luck and keep up the daily posts! I for one will be coming back to read up on your journey.
     
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    Day 2 5/24/17
    Current Goal:

    PRIMARY: 5+ hours a day of business work for 6 days straight (5/22-5/27)
    AUXILIARY: $100+/day profits by June 1st

    Current Ventures:

    -shopify dropshipping store
    -a social media marketing company *(semi-autopilot with no intentions of growing it)

    Hours Worked on Business Today: 7 hours

    Today's Earnings: $8
    $8= monthly profits from my marketing company

    Summary of Business Action Taken Today (Approximate)
    -Woke up at 1:30PM
    -added a new product and targeted in on it with 3 ads
    -made a new Facebook account for business only. Also a new business Facebook ads account.
    -re-started an adwords campaign for a specific product that used to be high converting
    -I'm really confused why my site isn't converting more. So I studied a bit more on Facebook Ads optimizations.
    -started my about page, not sure exactly what to do with this and what direction I should take it in. About/Our Story pages are an important part of site branding I don't want to fuck up.
    -going to bed now at 4:06AM

    Grade for the Day:
    70%, C- , not the greatest focus in the world, but I'm working on it. I still pushed forward and got stuff done. Right now there just feels to be a knowledge gap between running ads and running ads that work and also having a site that converts. As much as I hate having my days studying and not working, I think that's what I need to do a bit more of.

    Big Items for Business Tomorrow:
    -finish a smart, trustworthy, high quality Our Story page
    -watch another dropshipping/ads course to figure out new techniques
    -add 3 more items to site and target with test facebook ads
    -continue optimizing my site for more conversions
    -optimize Google Adwords for more conversions and lower costs
     
  8. pj777777

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    Looking good.

    Got a niche planned for a drop ship journey, but hate the idea of fb ads, so will be going seo (probably).

    Hope your journey reaches it's goals and will be following.