Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Big Ron, Jun 12, 2019.
Voting is tomorrow!
The small things you do will end up becoming something massive down the line. I'm hoping you do win the councilors' seat. Will you get money from getting that position? BTW I'm not sure if you know this but I'll tell you just in case. Don't spread yourself too thin. It's great to have multiple income streams but working on all of them at the same time delays how fast you see the best results. And it seems like you're doing everything or most things yourself.
Either way, it'll add up sooner or later if you keep at it. Just keep it in the back of your mind that you shouldn't spread yourself too thin. Good luck with the voting!
City Council pays $300/mo and is a four year term. Next stop would be Mayor at $60,000/year for 2 year term.
And you will be able to be Mayor while traveling in a van and blogging about your trip?
My best estimate is a minimum of two years out before I can quit my day job and live off earnings from blogs. In those two years, I'll know which way I can head. Plus, until my kids are out of school, there's no full-time travel. My youngest is in 5th grade. I WANT to be able to travel but it doesn't mean I WILL be able to travel. However, quarterly road trip vacations would be nice.
Waiting on election polls to come in. Should be in the next hour...
I'm in boys!
Congrats !! first step to becoming mayor
Congratulations. My father-in-law did the same thing City Council, and then Mayor. Now he is County Supervisor.
I just found out Police and Fire will be reporting to me. How cool is that?! I feel a new niche topic coming on....
SmallTownNewPolitician.com - How to Manage, Market & Win a Political Campaign
FireDepartmentManager.com - How to Manage an Efficient and Safe Fire Department
Wow your family must be so proud ! haha thats crazy
Seriously Congratulations @Big Ron Glad to see that you got it.
This article kinds of goes right in line with those of us who function at a high level while doing multiple tasks. We all have at least two jobs : 9-5 job + blogging +??
Man, that is so awesome. I am envy of you. Congrats and keep up the good work.
Good job winning the seat! Would love to see you become the mayor asap
Mayor seat is up for grabs in two years.
Sold another item on Etsy. Profit is $25 each. Does anybody have a good formula for how to know when your price point is too high? In other words, if I lowered my price and sold three times as many items, would I make more money? I guess that’s what A and B testing is for?
Ezoic is at $35 in Day 6.
@Big Ron , really inspired by your journey man. I'm planning to start a niche site as well but stuck at what niche topic to do. I want to write my own articles at the moment due to lack of funds to hire writers. My question is it feasible to write or choose a topic that you don't know much about, if so how would you go about writing the blog post? Thanks
that’s a tough one indeed, in my opinion. The reason I suggest picking something you know is it is easier to write about. However, if you choose to write about something you are unfamiliar with I would recommend the following:
Watch 10 different videos about that topic on YouTube minimum. Goal: general knowledge.
plug in your keyword on Google and read the top 10 websites that show up in the search engine results. Goal: general knowledge.
go to Facebook groups and try to find at least three groups that cater to that niche enjoying. Read through the topics for 30 minutes each day for a week. Goal: not to engage but look for a common questions that you may be able to answer with a post. Make sure to bookmark those posts.
Go to Reddit and LinkedIn, see #3
If possible, visit your nearest Barnes and Noble and go to the magazine section. Look for magazines that cater to your niche. If there are any. Goal: Look through those magazines for inspiration on article topics, vendor/gear review items.
are there any TV shows, documentaries or podcasts related to your niche? If so, review. Goal: knowledge and questions.
That should get you started learning the subject and give you fodder to write about.
don’t give into temptation to grab competitors articles and respin. Will not help you in the long run.
Good luck. You can do it! Aim for 30 minutes every day on research. If you do more, great.
@Big Ron I read somewhere here that you made money writing content for others.
Do you still do this and do you just write about the topics you know about eg. rad tech, kayak, or others as well that you don't know much about and have to research it?
How did you find customers for this (read that you sold your service to p24 member, how did that happen/work out)?
Thanks again for the tips you share along your journey.
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