GoldSoul’s Journey Introduction Hello and welcome to my journey! I created this to keep myself on track with the multiple methods I have planned out and begun implementing. Please give me feedback! I'm open to all ideas, opinions and advice. Feel free to ask any questions too, I hope that many of you can learn something from this. This journey thread will not cover any one specific method, but rather multiple methods and ventures. As I think of new Ideas I will add them in over time. I'll try to update this as often as possible. Two of my plans, “App” and “TGM” will have some details excluded until it is more established to prevent any saturation or stealing of ideas as they are pretty new. Once I feel I have made enough from them/they are more established I will release full step by step details of what I did for both. About Me I’ve been long time lurker here ever since I clicked a link to BHW on HF back when I was just 14 or 15 years old. That was the day I became enthralled with the idea of marketing. This fascination combined with my long-held desire to get rich is what fueled me to read and learn all that I could from BHW throughout my teenage years. Today, I am 20-year-old University student studying marketing and approaching my sophomore year this fall. I will take action. My Goals It’s a known fact that setting and writing down goals helps progression, but I haven’t heard any discussions regarding the effectiveness of said goal. After some thought I decided that instead of going with the cliché such as “$XXXX.XX/m” or “1,000,000 followers by 2016” my goals should have a personal reason behind it. In my opinion a personal goal is more motivating then a “numbers” goal, and therefore more effective. One internal conflict I constantly have is that I feel like college is a waste money, and more importantly my time. Don’t get me wrong I love the social aspect and fun parts of college, but I feel like I don’t need it to succeed in life. When I graduate with my degree in marketing I should be able to get a job with a starting salary of around 40-50k. My goal is to prove to myself that I don’t need a degree by generating an income larger than my expected starting salary while still a student. The Plans App As stated earlier I cannot give exact details yet in fear of saturation or someone taking my idea, but I am working on an app for iOS and Android that will become a local bridge between a business and its consumers. I thought of some really clever ways to market this app that I can’t wait to implement and in the near future share with you all. TGM Once again, I cannot give exact details yet, but this is a marketing method involving college students. I am working on getting this ready in time for the fall semester at my school first and upscale it by utilizing this method at other schools. Web Design/Hosting Nothing special here just standard web design and hosting. My plan is to build a list of businesses that have no web pages, have one that looks like shit, or have ones that are “powered by wix” etc., and cold call them. I will also include a mobile site and design a logo if requested. I am going to sell hosting services to generate some passive income and offer a website management service as well to generate some passive income. ORM The classic 7878 method but reworked to my liking and with some twists. The plan here is to send out a minimum of 5 ORM reports a day to prospects. There will be some days where I do more but that 5 minimum is key. This logic doesn’t work for everyone but for me setting such a low and easy minimum will increase the success of this plan because I know I can bang out 5 letters swiftly, making the “sitting down and just fucking doing it” part of the process easier. Once I’m already making reports there’s also a very high chance ill make more than 5. Upcoming Plans (in no particular order) These plans are either still in development, are on the backburner, or need more funding to begin. Logo Design Hybrid Affiliate Twitter/Instagram Marketing Sitting Duck Blog Thoughts Well shit, that took a while to type out. If you made it this far I thank you and assure you that your time invested in following my journey will not be wasted. The format for my daily updates will give an overview of what’s happening with each plan, detailing what I did today and what I need to do tomorrow. There will be a section covering profits and expenses as well as a “Thoughts” section, such as this one, where I will discuss my day. I’ll post my first daily update at some point later today but in the meantime I’ll be checking on this thread so if you have any comments, questions, ideas or anything please leave a response! Peace.