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Pursuit of happyness -- $1000 / day by the end of this year

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by neol, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. neol

    neol Junior Member

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    <---Rant begins--->

    I would just like to mention this thread before i start with my little rant and my little plan of action that i had in place for ... i dont know how many days.

    i have tried this before but lacked motivation.. you know what motivated me really.. you wont believe. i started that thread pleading for help to cure me of this inaction disease.. procrastination disease or whatever.. so i was writing without much thinking you know just writing for the sake of writing whatever came to my mind probably not making much sense. surprisingly it seems i am not alone in this boat and found some really cool guys who were nice enough to help me out of this situation.

    But the thing that really got me out was a small post wrote in response to a friends suggestion that got me talking about my family. He (on a lighter note :)) suggested me just donate all my money and have just enough to survive a month. That got me thinking about my family without me realizing it. I was going through the thread again when i was more sober looking for something to get me out and was surprised to read my own reply.. THAT GOT ME.

    it seems i just dont care where my life goes.. i maybe wrong but it just seems i was not serious enough. But now i see how wrong i was and well i cant explain it but you have to experience to understand it. all i can say is that now I understand it.. now it matters...

    <---Rant ends--->

    Here is my plan of action in simple words

    I already bought 2 domain names this evening which is on photography. They are keyword rich and not exactly EMDs but have the word photography in it. Instead of going for keywords like camera and digital camera, i chose photography to make it more professional and make me look like an expert. One for an authority site and one to test various methods and stuff. I am now researching different types of products and accessories available through wiki, amazon and few other sources i found on google related to photography. Since this is an authority site i need to cover not just good products and compare them against each other but also provide good photography tutorials, videos and some pdf files so as to build trust and list. :)

    The key point i learned today is to do one thing at a time and actually do it instead of just thinking of all the stuff I can and want to do.

    So tonight I will create a to-do kind of list for all the steps required to build this authority site and improvise it as i go along. When i have a kinda formula that can be replicated i will start with another authority site and so on.

    Since i should work more on doing things instead of thinking things (i need to constantly remind myself this one) i will leave for now and get started with my to-do list.

    I will post more info on few of my other projects that i will be undertaking in a few weeks time to help me reach my goal of $1000 / day by the end of this year. I think some of you already what those are...

    On a side note.. i just found while on amazon about the cork board which you can use to pin various stuff.. First thing i am going to pin is my to-do list after printing it out. I would also like to recommend you guys to read the 4 hour work week by tim ferris and getting things done by david allen which i started reading today.

    hope u guys will accompany me on this journey and hope i can make it worth it for you guys.
     
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  2. reaction

    reaction Registered Member Premium Member

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    Good luck! Hope it works for you.
     
  3. SkyrocketSEO

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    Yeah, Tim Ferris is gonna teach me how to work 4 hours/week. The only one working 4 hours/week is Tim Ferris because there are guys out there buying his book
     
  4. dbyrn

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    Personally I recommend Allen's GTD. It really helps.
    Side note (title of the thread):
    1000$ won't give you happiness. Even 10K will not. Rethink your motivation. Are your happiest moments of life connected with making big money? Name at least 3 of these moments.

    Good luck,
    D.
     
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    i dont get it why people start to make so big $$$/day plans when they are not earning $/day.last year my goal was 30$/month and this year i am targeting 100$/month and also quite close to it.
     
  6. neol

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    No buying free stuff on bhw :) There are however so e good points in there and some pretty good resources.

    My bad... Should have explained more.... It's actually not money but family that matters more. That's what actually motivated me to-do. You can say there are 2 titles but they don't relate directly.

    Before I started acting stupid and lazy I was well above $3k a month. That's precisely why I want to aim big.

    I will post today's updates in a few hours
     
  7. Sampler

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    Good luck mate,

    What I would suggest is splitting
    up your large goal into smaller ones.

    I've started a journey thread the other
    day myself and while my long term goal
    is similar to yours, you have to focus on
    the process that will get you there.

    Focus on the process and the outcome will
    be achieved.

    Focus on the outcome and you will be LOST!

    The way I set it out was, sure, I wan't to make
    $1,000 a day. A bad goal would be something
    like $10 a day after 30 days. $100/day after
    90 days, because these are still OUTCOME related.

    Rather, create a goal like make $10/day through
    writing articles on Fiverr for 1 hour a day.

    In my case, my goals are kind of general but is
    PROCESS orientated, rather than OUTCOME.

    > Learn to code by coding for 60 hours over
    the next 30 days.


    After that, I'll have worked through a system
    of coding which will hopefully be the foundation
    of a skill which I can then use to make $$$.

    That's just my suggestion,

    Best of luck,

    Sampler

     
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  8. Qokaine

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    @ op when u get to 1k a day, you're going to want 2k a day then you're going to say fuck this and want to go after the billions.

    aim big, don't let anyone say you can't succeed, don't fear the work involved or the thought of failure.

    [video=youtube_share;pGFf3SRP1bE]http://youtu.be/pGFf3SRP1bE[/video]

    just like bruce lee said, "be water my friend"
     
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  9. neol

    neol Junior Member

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    @sampler: you make a lot of sense. should be process oriented and not just goal oriented. follow process in the best possible manner and goals will follow. nice thought.

    that is a nice video :)

    so both my blogs are setup and ready. did my research on products and some keywords. since i am going for authority sites, seo is important. i have forwarded the data to my writer to have her write the content for me. i believe i will have to redo or retouch them a little once they arrive but it will save some time which i can devote to mapping out my traffic generation and backlinks building plan of action.

    I also got 2 orders for building websites locally through word of mouth communication which will get me around $200+ affiliate commissions depending upon the plan i recommend. This brings me to my next small project.

    I have done amazon before and have realized that it does not consume all your time. there is still some left and the more you outsource the more free time you get. i will be outsourcing limitedly but still got few extra hours to put it. so during that time i will be focusing on developing local business. it takes about few hundred $$ to start an LLC and provide services like web site, hosting, logo / brochure designing, mobile sites in addition to online services such as content generation and stuff. i will not be providing seo locally right of the bat but at some later point when i have a team and more time on hand. all i have to do is emailing and cold calling and some banner advertisements nr. office areas and all of which wont take much time on my part. leaves me free to work on projects. since i live in an area near port, there are lot of shipping companies and more than half of them dont have sites. not sure how many orders will i get but 10 / month seems very possible and easily doable. that can be used to pay for my future VAs :)
     
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    I agree with Sampler.

    OP: Either way, I wish you luck but generally it is easier to make your goals if you set them smaller. Its like walking up the stairs vs jumping from the bottom to the top (unless you are superman, you will need to take it stair by stair) :)
     
  11. neol

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    yes.. i agree.. point taken. i am improvising and working on my to-do list as well and concentrating on one thing at a time. focusing on increasing productivity n efficiency and removing obstacles such as time wasters and time consumers. like fb, movies, porn :p

    btw your 2 part thread on amazon was amazingly simple and quick to follow. will be trying out more with some twists on my test site to see how it goes. will keep posted.
     
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  12. neol

    neol Junior Member

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    @2011nfl.. man you rock... here is what i did last 2 days.. followed nfl's method and surprisingly made around $14... the rest came from some old autoblogs that are now almost dead after recent updates. Anyone still using wproboot for building autoblogs ? do they still work ? thanks.

    unsurprisingly all the products that were sold were unrelated to what i was promoting.. :) this is why i like amazon inspite the fact they pay low and cookie period is 24 hrs but adds up quickly. i tested this on my test site and it seems i am on to something. Best thing is the feeling you get when you see something working :) Now i need some plan to scale it up and make it automated. maybe get a VA to do forum postings and other stuff like writing articles and seo.. since my intention is to build authority blogs seo would be necessary. But also i will be building eCommerce style shopping sites where i will try and get my traffic to click through to amazon as soon as possible. Here is the basic plan. 20 authority sites should be ready for show atleast 3 months before christmas. for the shopping sites i have yet not decided the number. guess will keep on building one after another as i discover niches and everything.

    apart from testing amazon i did some research in the local market and found that web designers are charging way more than i anticipated. earlier i was looking at $200 for 2 sites but now it will be between $400-$500 depending on how much more work i need to do on them. I will now be making cold calls and mailing them from the local directories. Initial target is to contact 3 clients per day and scale it up from there. this looks like a good business with little investment and all.

    last 2 days i have been also reading GTD by david allen and have been developing and working on my to-do list which i keep looking at whenever i am free on my phone tweaking and improvising upon it.

    you guys are so right. being process oriented makes a lot of impact. hoping to learn more and most important of all.. being motivated and active and not falling back again.
     

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  13. neol

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    sunday was totally wasted as there was power outage in our area and hence not much was achieved. so today i spent the time on my cell phone working on developing my ideas and reworking then fine tuning to suit needs. just got back and will start on building some store sites and developing them.
     
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    i updated to jr. vip today and feels really nice. I will finish todays work and when get time surf more to see what i can find related to amazon and offline marketing that can help me.

    Started contacting local companies at the rate of 3 companies a day... so far no results but it usually takes some time to convert. got my first batch of articles for my 1st authority site.. will complete the site today and start with marketing and traffic generation asap.. need a more definite plan of action and a more focused approach for this part.

    Dont know anything about list building and mailing.. should have woken early but as they say "better now than never". Will start tonight with collecting info and materials on it.. start networking to learn more and come up with a strategy and plan of action. More importantly follow it and improvise as much as possible based on experience and new pieces of info that I can dig.

    moving a bit slow than the original plan of action. maybe it will take some time to get over my laziness !! however few things are really helping me stay focused at this time like the books that i am reading and the to-do list that helps me keeps me on track.
     
  15. Exine

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    If you want to bank like the Bigs you have to spell like the Bigs!

    It's happiness not happyness :p

    Lol, well anyways good luck man! I have also set myself a goal by halfway through the year to reach $50/day. I hope you reach your goal, I will be following :)
     
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    Money won't make you much happier, but it certainly makes life easier
     
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  17. neol

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    yes i understand that.. unfortunately cannot change it now.. anyways will continue with my journey.. somehow its more relaxing to die in a 5 star hospital rather than a municipal one :p
     
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    Will be following this journey. Good luck to you neol!
     
  19. Smirad

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    To me it means being able to spend more time with my family instead of slaving away making someone else rich. The only way to do this is to free myself from the 9 to 5. $1000 a day would definitely free my time up and allow me to do that which in turn will make me happy! :)
     
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    Money doesn't bring you hapiness but it's more comfortable to cry in a bad-ass car than it is on a bicycle :D