This last week I attempted to recover from the closing train!
The last few lessons in Lurn were pretty short & several were just recaps.
Finished all 21 days of lessons & passed the test! Only missed one question! The only one I didn’t have from memory or in my notes! I was debating between two answers should have gone with the second one! LOL!
Then I should get to the group in a day or two…whenever they contact me & continue this mission!
Tiffany’s challenge has gotten off to a slow start, only because of her son’s end of year activities. So that should be picking up soon.
Round 2 starts tomorrow & runs through July 6th. I hope to take better notes! Even if I don’t update my post, at least put it in my calendar so I remember what I did that day when I get around to posting about it!
Round 3 will be July 7th through August 20th.
A few months ago I tried to do a 6 month goal challenge, but dabbling & playing threw me off the game. That was to have ended August 29th. So I’ll be about a week ahead with everything going right!
But that will be in the next post!
Today I finally got around to pulling the carpet from my room. The house we rent we’ve been slowly pulling up the carpet out of the rooms & we finally hit the last two rooms.
I still have to go through getting the glue up but I’ll get that done over the next few weeks.
So I didn’t get done what I wanted to. Anik had a webinar today so will need to see if he is having a replay.
That carpet pulling & furniture moving about did me in! Tiring!
This week worked on catching up with Anik’s training.
Something else happened this week! An Internet Marketer that I’ve followed pretty much from the first time I saw her on WF, Tiffany Lambert, changed her business set up.
She had various branches of her business including challenges/trainings, they ranged in price from around $17 to about $67. When she first started, she was mentored by someone for free. He never asked her for a dime, but in return, when she wanted to purchase something, she would request that he obtain an affiliate link so she could get him a small commission as a thank you.
So that is what she is going to do, it’s a trial run right now, but if it is positive, then she’ll keep teaching us.
So we’re learning from the ground up about Internet Marketing. She’ll still have her past trainings up, so we’ll still have access to those.
So I’ll be working on both aspects here. As long as my schedule stays normal, I’ll be able to juggle everything.
Woke up feeling A LOT better! It was hard the last few days being hungry but not wanting to eat much. Still have a bit of a sore throat, but I woke up like I actually slept instead of dragging like I had the last few days.
I think I’ll be OK for work today.
I didn’t get anything done on my business as I was getting somethings together to get ready for next week.
I’m off Monday & Tuesday to go into my off weekend, but close, so hope to get a lot done on those days, as I have to make up for last weeks sickness!
I slept in as I was still groggy. The previous few days if I was “up” too long, I’d get real tired, so had been sleeping as late as possible before I needed to be up and get ready.
Was beat after work so didn’t get anything done.
Feeling 90% better! I slept in but did not have the grogginess of the previous few days. I think my appetite is back! Hopefully I won’t have a set back tomorrow!
Today we had an active shooter in DFW so I followed that while catching up on emails & trying to update my blog.
Part of my income will be to create additional passive streams as well as utilizing products to grow my sites. So I spent time, apparently a lot of time, trying to write a post to explain it.
Some of the streams may turn into Full-Time sources, others will always only be Part-Time or will be used to help grow my business (i.e. paid traffic or outsourcing).
I couldn’t sleep last night, so didn’t get to bed until around 3 & slept until 11. Dragged the AM with chores.
Finally got to Day 1 of Tiffany’s challenge. While waiting for Day 2 to post & my planned continuation of ETSY, I came across a post on Facebook about a series of emails a marketer released that can be used for a WSO I recently purchased.
In doing so, I noticed another one that caught my eye. Basically you are able to test drive the training for 21 days for a $5 donation to help raise money for entrepreneurs in Africa. And if you stay, then you pay the monthly membership fee.
While it’s possible to earn within the 21 days, the main focus is to get your mindset & focus straight in those 21 days so that regardless of what you do to create your business, you succeed.
I’ll still continue with ETSY, but also will be working on this. Everything is aimed to focus on around an hour a day, so you’re not overwhelmed in needing to have 18,000 hours to devote daily.
I originally had other little streams I was looking at setting up, but those are on the back burner for now.
I continued the next lessons in Anik’s training.
Extra beat from closing so got up late
I originally was to have closed, but a co-worker needed to switch, so ended up a mid. With the long week, I laid down & my nap turned into sleep.
I got some reading in but not as far as I planned. I worked mid today & open tomorrow, then I’ll be on the closing train. So I have to really be busy & focused on my off days the next few weeks!
In going through my E-Mail last night, I saw that Tiffany is doing a challenge next month. It’s only a week so it was $17. The main focus is that you’ll learn how to promote PLR BUT the way she is going to teach it, you can use in other areas as well.
The good thing about her challenges, is that you’re in for life, so you can do it “live”, in 6 months or in a year. So you don’t have to worry about losing access because they made 6 figures on a launch & “disappeared” a week later.
I’m leaning towards once I have these couple of passive income dealios set up, to go through her training again. There are two more that she has on her site that I would like to add.
So I aim to be busy the next 5-6 months!
Laid down after I got home from work & was apparently very tired as my nap turned into sleep!
When I woke up, I decided to break down the rest of the year. I want to focus on going through the trainings Tiffany has put out. If she does additional trainings, I may go for those as well.
I’ve purchased 4 of her trainings & one was a bonus for one that I’ve already purchased, which is how to create your own challenges. There are two more that I want to do & will purchase those when I’m ready for them.
I thought that they might take me into 2018 to but I can get through them this year. I plan on one new challenge for each round, however may start some early. For instance, they run 1 week to 4 weeks. Some will be daily others are essentially 20-21 days.
But because of the J.O.B. schedule, I may not have time to get through all the videos AND the homework the same day. So may have to do videos one day & start the homework the next.
So I’m planning to start for each round & I don’t want to overwhelm myself, as I’ll be working on Passive Income Streams at the same time. But if one is say 21 days & I’ve finished all the training & have it flowing, I may start the next one right away.
The Streams I’m looking at, won’t require hours a day, but a few hours once a week to keep going.
I plan on continuing the 45 day plans into 2018.
I had wanted to get up by around 7:30 AM, but even with the nap that turned into sleep, I didn’t get up until 8:30.
I did my Facebook Birthdays as my coffee was brewing and got to work!
I decided to make up for the last few days & finished the video training for the product that I’m reviewing.
Tomorrow, I’ll go over more ETSY training and then my off days Wednesday & Thursday, work on the research for the review product.
Tuesday 04.25 – Friday 04.28
When I got home Monday night,something hit me. First I had a sore throat then started feeling like I had the flu.
I slept all Tuesday morning but still didn’t feel good, so called out & slept pretty much the rest of the day.
Wednesday was a *bit* better & I slept most of Wednesday as well. Thought I was starting to feel better, but was still down for the count.
Thursday, I ventured out to the store but wasn’t 100% at all.
Friday, was debating calling out again. But decided to try it. I had a few close calls but was able to make it!
So this week not much got done, but that’s OK! At least it was due to sickness & not laziness as in the past!
I made up for the past few days & got pretty far in my reading! Just a bit more then I’ll be done with the first one!
With it being Easter, we closed early but I wasn’t feeling well so I didn’t get anything done when I got home!
I had wanted to get up early to try to get something in, but was still beat!
Laundry & reviewing a WSO!
Got a good amount of reading done on my ETSY training!
Also inquired about a chance to be in a Case Study! So we’ll see if I’m in!
Even though I did nap, I did finish the first part of the ETSY training! Will work on Part 2 the next few days!
I also found out that I do get to check out the Case Study! Since it’s not released yet, I can’t get into too much information about it…yet!
Even if I only average a couple hundred a month with it, it will help with my monthly cushion!
I downloaded the training & will start it tomorrow or Friday!
Apparently I was BEAT! I laid down for a “few minutes” when I got home & woke up at 3:30 AM on Friday! OOPS!
Well, my tiredness continued as I didn’t get up until 11:30!
Cleared up my email.
Found out that the WSO I reviewed the other day isn’t being released afterall, but I really liked it! It was about Focusing & getting your mind right for working on your business!
Saw today that they’ve decided on the date for Mayhem 2017! I won’t be able to get the Early Bird unless I find $400 in the next few days, but hopefully I’ll get the money soon! I have a few quick money WSOs that I aim to use to make the money quickly!
Now I’ll also have to refigure out my Vacation plans!
I got through a few of the Case Study videos tonight, I hope to finish this weekend & start on Monday.
Even though I only had 4ish hours of sleep, I made it through the day & didn’t take a nap when I got home!
I got more reading done and a late workout!
For some reason my laptop was giving me issues, so I eneded up just doing CPR.
Well the tiredness kicked in, so ended up taking a good nap. But unlike many previous weeks, I didn’t allow myself to get distracted by other things and go live on Facebook.
I got more reading done, not as far as I would have liked, wanted to finish the first book, but that’s fine. Hopefully I’ll get it finished tomorrow.
It was another late workout, so ended up doing CPR again.
Today was a half-smile & half-sad. I got SOME movement on ETSY done, but not a lot!
I made up a bit for yesterday & got far in my reading.
Well I was tired from closing so did not get much of anything done!
I need to get back to my workout consistency. I always get off track when I close a lot, another reason I’ll be happy to be going full time!
I didn’t write daily so sadly these are short! Hopefully I’ll get better in the weeks ahead!
Also, I decided to break this down into 45 day increments, you can read more about that here.
Yesterday I finished getting some loose ends tied up and getting ready for the next 267 days!
A few days ago, Barb Ling and Dennis Becker re-released a WSO that Sean Mize did around 4 years ago or so. He had set himself a challenge to make $100,000 in 30 days. No, that’s not where I got my numbers for this challenge from!
It’s from 2 things:
Anyway, it ended up that he had earned $68K in 57 days. The WSO is the compilation of the emails he sent out to those who signed up for the original access.
I may not read from this every day or may provide some things that I learned (without spilling the beans) as a summary at the end of the week.
Some of the links are out of date or what he references may not have the information any longer. For example, he has links to now closed WSOs, so you can’t see the point he is making in reference to it. The sales letter is gone and replaced with an offer for free access to something else. But there should be enough goodies and information to help.
One take away I had from the first day, is to figure out what works for YOU! Not everything that “everyone” is doing is for YOU! For instance, when he first started & started writing articles, hardly anyone was doing that back then. If he was doing what everyone else WAS, he may not have had the success he has found.
Another was, don’t let lack of knowledge hold you back. I’ve heard this from SO many! There’s a 7 figure marketer who presses this point. He doesn’t know how to do the technical side, so hires others to do that, so he can focus on what he IS good at.
That is what I’m going to work on, figure out what I AM good at, see what I can outsource.
I did get through more of the training tonight. Still have quite a few pages to go which makes me kick myself that I didn’t get far this off week! Because I could be starting my store up this week!
But I will get there!
I also found out that a friend I’ve known since childhood passed away unexpectedly. We lost another schoolmate about a month back!
Tomorrow, I plan on continuing reading my PDFs and get to another Neurogym training.
I created a simple tracker to give me a daily visual of how I am doing each day. Even though this round started a week ago, I’m going to continue the next 84 days.
Today started off a bit slow, as I had some loose ends to tie up AND allowed myself to watch the races today! Because I work weekends & currently do not have cable/DVR, I have to watch around my schedule. But will need to create and stick to a schedule for my off weekends and when I open and the night races start!
I also need to reign in Facebook. I go in to do birthdays, see what people responded to that need responses. Then I see a post, then an article pops up, then some cute animal video, then I need to go to Buzzfeed to see what shade of yellow I am, and the list goes on and on!
Then the next thing I know, a couple of hours have passed & then the next thing I know, it’s bed time & I haven’t done a thing!
So will be working on reigning that in.
I’ll also be working on my TV watching. I currently don’t have one since we don’t have cable. I have been thinking that once my money gets into gear to get it, just for me. BUT another goal is to move out on my own, but haven’t decided on when. But Hulu & Sling are meeting my needs right now.
As I mentioned in the Introduction, I PLAN on posting daily, but sometimes I’ll combine, just depends on what is going on at that stage!
I aim to dedicate at least an hour on my business daily. Now it may vary depending on what I’m doing. As some projects will require a lot of writing, especially up front so I’ll need those 4 hours on my off days. Other projects, may only require 1-2 on my off days.
So as an example, I might have a schedule that looks like this:
If I close and have no ride in or work a mid = 1 hour a day
If I open = 2 hours
Off days = 4 hours
I also want to dedicate at least one day a week to personal development. I signed up for John Assaraf’s vault access, so want to watch the training at least once a week, prefer 2. I’ll also check out his Facebook Lives that are relevant. Once I get the money would also like to invest in his other training.
I need to get back into reading, so want to do that 20-30 minutes each day.
Today was tying up loose ends, so tomorrow we start!
Those who have been around for a bit, know I’ve been trying to start an online income stream.
Unfortunately, I have let fear, procrastination, laziness, etc. rule. I have spent WAY TOO much over the last almost 6 years on WSOs. Now it wouldn’t be an issue if I had used them. Even if they didn’t work, at least I TRIED!
But I’m done with that! Yes I’m scared BUT I’m going to do my best to see each project to execution.
The amount spent each month varies, from one month where I only purchased one WSO and spent $7 up to a month where I would have to look at the purchase history to see & I spent almost $400 one month.
I know one of the higher months were due to a fundraiser where it was a donation dealio based on how many WSOs you wanted access to and one was a $100 coaching access. But still I’ve spent A LOT where I’ve either never touched or barely attempted.
But that is behind me, now to the future!
Even by stopping WSO purchases, I still won’t magically have the financial freedom I desire. If a training or coaching comes up, unless there’s a miracle, I won’t have the money to pay for it in full or even monthly options.
I have trips I want to take & need the money for those, as well as things I need and want to purchase!
As of April 8th, there are 268 days left in the year or 8 months and 24 days. I have the remainder of the year divided into 3 Rounds. I’m currently in Round 2, with 84 days remaining as of April 8th. Round 3 will run July 1st through September 29th and the last one, will be September 30th through December 29th.
I have two trips that I want to take, well really more than two, but the J.O.B. only gives so many vacation days! The two I’m looking at will be in Round 4. One towards the beginning of November and the other the beginning of December, so that will be 2 weeks “lost”.
My December 31st, 2017 goal is to have earned $100,000 online. As a newbie, that is a HUGE stretch, but that’s what goals are supposed to do. They’re suppose to stretch and scare you (in a good way)! And this definitely does!
The first thing I want to do, is to create a passive income. Now I want ALL of my sources to be passive, but I need to get the first stream going NOW! This way I can start focusing on creating a savings, paying down/off debt, saving for these trips & other goals I have.
The first project is to create an ETSY store, I want to grow it to at least $1,500 a month by June 30th.
The remainder of April will be spent reviewing the WSO and setting up the store. Then we’ll see what May holds!
Thanks for joining me on this journey!
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