April Financial and Life Updates

I almost didn’t post this month because similar to a squirrel caught in the excitement of shiny objects – I was damn near all over the place.  And for that I SUFFERED.  When I say suffer I really mean = did not improve!

Instead of listing a lot more items, I got distracted on the idea that HEY, MAYBE I’LL TURN MY WALLS IN CHALKBOARD WALLS!  Below is my progress:

part 1

part 1

part 2

part 2

part 3

part 3

almost done, first coat

almost done, first coat

second and third coat

the best damn motherfucking chalkboard if i ever see one

Then I figured, I needed to listen to a lot of podcasts and get exposed to more knowledge.  I signed up to various ecommerce forums (so damn helpful) and was bombarded by all these softwares.  In no particular order, these are the softwares that BLEW MY FUCKING MIND:

Zapier.com – they let you create actions, if-then stuff, to better automate your life.  And they link these actions CROSS PLATFORMS.  Like gmail, insightly, redbooth, dropbox, etc.  You name it, they’ve got it.  For example if an email from Company X’s client arrives in my inbox, I can set a task so that once it arrives an opportunity or new task will be created in insightly with a due date so I can keep track/follow up with the client.  Insightly is a client relationship management software.  Gmail is just where all my emails funnel into.  Or here’s another example – if I were to get an email with an attachment from a stalker, I can set a task that will automatically create a folder within Dropbox to store the attachments.  I named 4 programs I use regularly.  There are so many more, it’s ridiculous.  You can even link up Freshbooks so if you get a receipt scanned and emailed to you labeled “financial shit”, you can go ahead and have it automatically do something with Freshbooks.  THIS IS INSANE.

Another revolutionary software I’ve stumbled upon is Widgetchimp.com.  Now you can create eBay templates which can be DYNAMICALLY ALTERED at any point in time to something completely different.  Usually you would have to go into the HTML code and re-code the entire thing for you to have a cool listing description.  Now you can change the format around all the time according to the seasons/sales ideas.  The revolutionary thing about widgetchimp is that a) it’s never been done before by any other company and 2) it allows for easy A/B testing with your description template (to determine whether buyers will even give a fuck).

But let’s get real here – these apps won’t help you if you don’t already have your shit together.

Things I’m doing differently for the next month:

I admit.  I have a problem.  And that problem is … the inability to stop creating new companies.  No matter what.  I just.. gotta try it!  Do you LOVE that double negative I just threw at you there? Fuck yes.  I can’t ain’t stop myself from trying new shit out.  It’s probably because of my ADD.

So therefore!!!!! I am starting an import company.  So far it’s called “Import Business” until it actually profits.  I started doing the initial research for it and I teamed up with a friend.  Yesterday we did a video chat/share screen conference for four hours just looking at products.  I found some products were selling at $1/pop from china (given that you bulk order like $500 dollars worth of the “pop”) while on amazon and in america they are selling for $40+.  DAMN.  Given how there are sites like alibaba.com, you can now easily reach out to manufacturers in China without having to fly there and knock on their doors.  You just use skype.

Just to give you guys a real life example instead of being full of shit here are some screenshots of the “research” I did.

item selling on amazon

item selling on amazon

exact product you can order from China

exact product you can order from China

I also signed up to “Create Awesome Courses Online” (a month ago) and am in the process of creating a course for my software company.  I know – it sounds lame that I haven’t done so already but all it did was provide a software.  Now I want to add value to the subscribers by providing a course.

Because of these damn distractions & finding out I needed new glasses (yay for spending mo’ $$$$!) + contacts (#[email protected]&*#[email protected]!!!) …. my sales kind’ve stayed the same for April. Along with cash sales… ~ $16K.  Please see below.

April Auto Dismantling Sales

April Auto Dismantling Sales

separate Credit Card sales

separate Credit Card sales

Sales for the software company actually decreased from $800-ish last month in March 2015:

April 2015:

Software sales for April 2015

Software sales for April 2015

March 2015 sales:

march 2015 sales

march 2015 sales

When I look at my progress and then my friend who started Octomask.com tells me his sales were 750K last year all the meanwhile he maintains a full time job elsewhere… it’s like… SMH.

I am still making time to balance my fragile sanity by hanging out with friends & dating the bf.

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ate at Dino's Chicken and Burgers after rock climbing

ate at Dino’s Chicken and Burgers after rock climbing – fries DRENCHED in sauce. cray.

Ate by myself at Well Being Tofu House

Ate by myself at Well Being Tofu House. Gotta have ME time. Sometimes.

My only gal pal in Hesperia. Valerie!

My only gal pal in Hesperia. Valerie!

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I think my favorite dish for the moment has to be Sashimi Salad with Peach Sake. YUUUMMMMMM

MY FAVORITE DISH! Sashimi Salad with Peach Sake. YUUUMMMMMM

Ate at Thai Lotus in Victorville before watching Ex-Machine at the Cinemark 16

Ate at Thai Lotus in Victorville before watching Ex-Machine at the Cinemark 16. This picture was way too flawful but I dun care.

Reed enjoying his curry at Thai Lotus.

Reed enjoying his curry at Thai Lotus.

Yummy seafood stuffs

Yummy seafood stuffs – sorry for the blurriness.

Oh.  And I bought another car. It’s a 1999 Range Rover P38.  Gotta keep on keepin’ on!

What I really want to do:

Get back to actually doing stuff that will help others/actually matter.

For the next post I’ll teach you about how to create an online course using leadpages.com.  Do I currently know how to do it?  PSSSHHHHH…. don’t insult me [after watching tons of video tutorials… yes… yes I have a vague idea I can put into action].

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March Financial and Life Updates

You got that James Dean day dream look in your eye
And I got that red lip classic thing that you like
And when we go crashing down, we come back every time.
Cause we never go out of style
We never go out of style

 Whatup peeps.  I am in love with that Taylor Swift song right now.  I’m going to write my own rendition below:

You got that broad shoulder, confident swagger, blue gleam in your eyes

And I got that long hair, small curve, submissive thing that you like

And when we go crashing down, we come back every time

Cause we never go out of style

We never go out of style

Yeahhhh.  So the highlights below are sales numbers & lessons learned AND a link to the Livestream I will have tonight at 8PM on Youtube and Google+ about simple SEO techniques with wordpress.  You can come hang out with me, or not.

Life is still DAMN HECTIC.  AND I am woozy from Theraflu.  Theraflu at Walgreens is $2.00 more expensive than Theraflu anywhere else.  At least in Hesperia.

I’m trying to get to 20K/month and I am getting CLOSER!  Why 20K?  Because at that point I can hire a secretary/office manager full time and be happy with it. [I am currently vetting for one!]  I have virtual assistants and a trusty mechanic.  But a full time secretary/office manager is something else.  For the past 30 days these are my sales for my automobile dismantling company.

WHAT I LEARNED:

1) Listing/posting items is the number one priority.  I need to list at LEAST 100 items/week to keep replenishing the inventory.  If I FAIL to do so, sales drop.  Simple as that.

2) Nothing else matters until I get to 20K in sales.

For the software company I want to at least get to 1K/month in sales.  The cool thing about this is that there is NO crazy fees (besides the paypal fee), NO SHIPPING COST, No handling cost… just…… simple delivery of the software.  If it’s not for you, hey, full 30 day warranty.  Life is much easier with the software company.

Software company salesWHAT I LEARNED..AGAIN!:

1) I really need to do 3 part video launch sequence.

2) I cannot really focus on this until I master running the automobile dismantling company a bit more.  So chipping at this little by little is the best I can do for now.

Trying to pose like a BAMF.  But really, I need to get stronger and climb better.

 

Tonight I will be on Youtube/Google Hangouts on Air to answer your questions & teach you about SEO:

Youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvDHLdHCj6A

Google+ link: https://plus.google.com/events/cddd4gelqsivncvb7gdlqps3ris

If you missed it, don’t worry!  It’s recorded and stored on youtube below:

 

I have a sore throat that won’t quit so I’m not going to be all hyper.  The session will be short and sweet to whoever attends.  Other than that I want to ask you guys something – WHERE DOES EVERYONE GET THE ENERGY TO DO EVERYTHING???

I feel so drained.

I was on quora and I read that James Altucher, one of my favorite writers, has 15 streams of income.  I was talking to my warehouse neighbor the other day and he is retired in his thirties, renting out the warehouse in the back just so he can work on his toys – a boat, bikes, and cars.  GAH.  Time to get a move-on, KIM!

Thank you guys for letting me be so damn free and post whatever I want (or am I just doing this all without your permission?) on this little piece of the internet.  It really motivates me to keep on improving and it’s nice to look back to see my progress.

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February Progress Update

Howdy folks!  So I have to kick myself for saying I’ll update every Wednesdays.  THIS time I mean it, I’m going to keep it up.

I just want to pop in and give you guys a quick update on the two projects I have going on thus far + life stuff [do you even care?].  So seriously, if you don’t care.. you can skip this whole post. =)  No hard feelings.

Automobile Dismantling company – sales are steadily climbing.  It’s not where I really want to be since I just cruised it for the first half of the month (I focused on dismantling the 7 engines we already have versus buying another car).

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So far for February 2015.

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Separate credit card sales.

This is what happens when you cruise.. you think you will push sales to $15-$20K and you might be lucky if it breaks $13K this month.  There are still FOUR days left!

So in the spirit of NOT cruising/coasting along.. I went and bought another car because it’s ABOUT TIME to keep on gettin’ it:

Range Rover

My 22nd car is a 2003 Range Rover. Vroom vroom.

I’m also working on a software company.  Software company sales comparison of all of last year to the almost three months in of this year:

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Last Year’s Sales when we launched in August 2014. Total sales for last year.

This is this year’s sales.  My projection is.. at this rate… our sales will be maybe $4-$5K IF there is no progress whatsoever.  But I am going to try and create a community with the software company.  Wish me luck. & Provide input if you can!

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Total sales from January 2015 to now (February 26 2015)

Still made time for rock climbing:

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Climbed at Fairview Mountain in Apple Valley with old friends and new friends!

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Still pushing myself to lead ’em routes!

Still made time for Valentine fun in Vegas.

Climbed at Red Rocks

Climbed at Red Rocks

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Saw the O Show at the Bellagio. Awesome show.  $197 buckeroos/ticket.  It wasn’t cheap, folks.

Oh!  And I’m starting to eat healthy again.  SMOOTHIES EVERY MORNING with a touch of virgin coconut oil. Yum.

Where I’m going next:

This meetup event.  It is for High Desert Entrepreneurs.  This is where I’ll be on Saturday 2/28/15.

http://www.meetup.com/High-Desert-Entrepreneurs/

In MARCH 14th, 2015 I will be teaching a group of writers how to set up their wordpress websites.  I’ll begin filming the tutorial videos for that class this upcoming week.  I’ll update this post to have the link for that event soon. << I AM DAMN EXCITED ABOUT THIS EVENT BECAUSE IT IS ONE STEP CLOSER TO WHAT I REALLY WANT TO DO … HELP PEOPLE DO SOMETHING WITH WEBSITES! (AND EVENTUALLY EARN THEM $$.. OR SOMETHING ELSE… RECOGNITION? SELF LOVE? ENLIGHTENMENT?)

Giving inspiration is going to feel great.  It’s one step closer to feeling less selfish about this life.

What I should be doing next:

1) Creating a good email response system of the 700+ emails for the automobile dismantling company & the 70+ subscribers for the software company (including a 3 part launch).

2) Focus focus focus.

I’m so not focused.  I get easily distracted and I’m easily influenced by my environment.  It’s a trait I’m not proud to have but I am what I am and it is what it is. OH WELL!  The main thing is I don’t quit.  Most importantly I’m not quitting on not being so distracted so in the end I’m constantly trying to re-focus myself and it works (sometimes).

I really don’t know how people who have a billion things going on .. do it all.  They say the average millionaire has seven streams of income.  I have… less than four.  Hence, the non-millionaire status.  They must have a personal assistant at their beck and call because frankly… trying to run 2 businesses + have other nagging businesses snipping at my feet because I’ve started them & have yet to do anything with them, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, maintaining a relationship, blah blah blah.. whine whine whine… HOW DO YOU DO IT?

It’s amazing everything hasn’t gone to shit.

This has been an extremely selfish post.  The next post you’ll get is a video series (maybe part 1) of how to go from NOTHING to a wordpress website.

Until next time.

Toodles.

 


Goals for 2015 – Number 1: To remove myself completely.

You got me sippin’ on something
I can’t compare to nothing
I’ve ever known, I’m hoping
That after this fever I’ll survive
I know I’m acting a bit crazy
Strung out, a little bit hazy
Hand over heart, I’m praying
That I’m gonna make it out alive.

 

I love the melody of that song.  Not so much the melancholic meaning of it all.

A lot has happened since about a month ago.  I haven’t posted anything for January and before the month is over I told myself I’d get something up at least.

I feel like I am eliminating most distractions out of my life and just mainly focusing on two things at the moment.  That is namely rebranding my old site to AUTOPARTS LAB.  I started the social media accounts for AUTO PARTS LAB and I’m positioning myself to switch my entire eBay store over to the new name.  I was wondering why for the longest time I’ve been putting off marketing my old site in any manner and that’s because I’m a stickler with names.

AUTO PARTS LAB will be hip and funny and interesting once it is launched.  I already had my developers set up the site, a few virtual assistants are working on the social media accounts, and things are moving along.  For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about it’s a company I started a little over a year and a half ago.  It went from garnering less than 1K in sales a month to now 10-11K steadily at minimal commitment.  This is with no social marketing.

I’m going at this full force so I’m hoping to push sales to 20K/month within the next four months [this might be a bit of a reach].  My competitors might be laughing at me on how slow I’m growing this company… but I go at my own random pace.

Super Fast Listings  was a company I co-founded with Ron and we recently garnered another subscriber to that business.  Making a total of 8 paying subscribers if no one cancels.  It is a software/excel sheet available for download.

We launched I believe July of 2014.  This was 2014 sales.I am also by default still improving my rock climbing abilities and taking it 1 week at a time.

I’m going to tackle trying to make money online and so far I have two areas that are semi-working for me.  Am I making real money?  No, I’m not.  Every cent I earn goes back into the companies.  So that’s why this is not enough until at least another 6-8 months of effort channeled into pulling away from the business.

I recently spoke to the CEO of a competitor and after 5 years of work he is starting over from scratch again – he can afford his expensive toys of course (by now) but he fired everyone and had to start from scratch – still chugging away at the daily grind.

I don’t want to be in that same position.  Many have reached freedom one way or the other.  Many do not want freedom because they are happy with what they have.  Many chose a limited freedom.  I want to walk towards a  type of freedom that is generous on my wallet and easy on the soul.  In documenting my efforts maybe it’ll help someone realize their own desires to be free as well.  Chris Ducker’s work is going to help.

I wish I quit school while in college and started companies a long time ago.  The reason I did not is because of my parents’ completely traditional almost crippling attitude of choosing the safe route – “BE A DOCTOR! BE A PHARMACIST!” or just chalk yourself up to being a complete failure.  The other reason is I was a too afraid to go out on my own and just do it.

I am comfortable not becoming a doctor or pharmacist because while I was studying for those classes and taking those tests … none of it made me happy.  I imagined my future and just dreaded all of it.  This made me change my mind a dozen times throughout college and take classes that were a waste of my time.  It was not my calling but I kept going at it hoping that someday a light bulb will go off in my head and a warm glow starts resonating in my heart for being what my parents wanted me to be.

Well SCREW all of that.

 

I have my own private online journals as well as my physical journals which I use to document my failures or successes (or emotional outbursts/breakdowns).  The reason why this is public and I’m not afraid to put myself out there is because ALTHOUGH I am not yet truly successful, I have talked to many friends who have tried again and again to make some type of living outside of their 9 to 5 job without a pint of success.

Can I help you now?  To a very small capacity in that maybe I can show my direct friends what is possible.  In 6-8 months I’m hoping to be able to actually help because by then I’ll have everything set up more correctly [assuming best case scenario].

Goals for 2015:

1) Put in all the steps enough to truly remove myself from my main business.

2) Help others get started (If they want to).

3) Start a podcast

4) Write an ebook.

It is quite boring and almost depressing to merely survive as I go about building this business and other businesses.  It was so depressing at some points that I even hired a therapist to help me with my personal as well as professional life.  I even went and hired a personal trainer to help me cope with how my body was taking everything (different city, different weather, forever-alone feeling).  I want to feel grateful and surrounded even in the solitude of a job where I am 99% on my own.  Maybe one way to get there is to help others realize… yes.. you can do this too.  Yes, my motive is very selfish.  I am tired of feeling alone.  I always tell others, “It’s not rocket science! You can do it too. Easy,” but I don’t provide any tools for them to start and realistically I just don’t have to energy to devote in order to truly bring them massive success.

I’ll only share what works for me.  There is plenty of free information about creating money somehow online, many of them might be scams or gimmicks and none of those will apply.

THE POINT IS (If you think everything was TL;DR):

1) I don’t know how to make MASSIVE amounts online because I have implemented only 10% of what I know so far and I’ve yet to execute on the 90% that is advised of me to do.  But I’ve started and I’ve earned TINY small successes which are real.  None of it was earned by tricking anyone or by being gimmicky.

2) I want to stop feeling alone.  So I’m going to share pretty much everything to see if it helps anyone and EVENTUALLY when I am more on my feet – I will be able to genuinely help without feeling guilty of the half-assed nature of it all.  And by helping maybe I’ll feel a lot less alone.

3) To never. stop. moving.  To continuously strive to be more healthy physically, mentally and spiritually (I bought this device to help me meditate).

I will choose to stick to an update schedule.  

I will update EVERY week on WEDNESDAYS.

 

I guess that’s all.  If you like to join this journey with me and have posts delivered to your email… sign up below:


Just An Automobile Dismantling Update

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So far I have breached 5K in sales within 2 weeks and we are on our seventh car for the automobile dismantling company.  Thanks to friends and family for the support so far.  I have implemented various web applications which will link workers together.  So things are moving upwards and away.  However, there is still much to be done.  Once certain changes are made and I reach 12K/month I will create all the necessary social networks in order to gain more traction.

There is a lot of patience in this moreso than laziness.  But now there is just less fear of bankruptcy and homelessness.

2 independent workers make the days go so quickly.  1 steady boyfriend helps me maintain sanity.

I need to move much faster than this.



How To Keep Track Of Worker Time Online

Use Xpunch.com

Why?  Because even if you manually punch in certain times – it will record the real time of when you made that revision.

So your workers cannot manipulate the time of their punch ins/punch outs.

AND it’s all online.

Very nice interface as well.

Memory is faulty.  Use Xpunch to measure your metrics.

You can also use it to keep track of your own worth.  How much are you worth in one hour?

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I owe you guys an apology.  I have not been updating DAILY.  And when there is caring involved – I can’t ignore that fact.  Therefore, I will change it to at least once a week.



OC Google Glass Event and Warehouse Updates

REAL QUICK, my [email protected]

The other day my friend Dennis Cabarroguis wrote to me detailed in the below note:

“Hi Kim,
I remember you were going to launch a used or aftermarket car parts marketplace? Are you still planning to go forward with it? I know a dev team that is awesome but best of all, local. Let me know if you are interested in meeting with them.

In the meantime, Im hosting this cool Google Glass event next week by John Wayne Airport. Hope you can make it. And please spread the word.

http://glassoc.eventbrite.com/

my best, Dennis”

told me about his google glass event.  Dennis is .. as his Linkedin explains an “Experienced self-starter with an entrepreneurial mindset and exceptional and proven organizational, product/project/program management and strategic partnership skills.”  So basically he rocks at entrepreneurship stuff.  I told him I would not need his resources till months later because I do not need to worry about the technology when I am just setting the groundwork for now.  But as for his event… I was like hells yeah, I’m going to help him promote the shit out of it. (more…)


The Real Hours of a Non-Disruptive Startup

Some of my friends have asked me what exactly is it that I do… dance around in my warehouse all day?  (I secretly grow a warehouse filled with weed, after all, they don’t call this the “high” desert for ain’t no good reason).

GOT YOUR ATTENTION NOW? ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?!?

Don’t be silly.

There are two types of start ups and two types of entrepreneurs (or so I’ve been schooled).  Of course there might be more but that isn’t relevant to this post.

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Sometimes…. I want some variety (pandora, spotify, asian, cracker, chocolate, panini… j/k!).  But sometimes I just want the same damn thing on repeat like a billion times throughout the day.

That is where this website will come into use.  I know, I know, you can also use grooveshark but there is a shortcoming to grooveshark ==> you can’t loop VIDEOS!

This is narrow mindedly, specifically, for Youtube.

How to Loop 1 Youtube Video in SECONDS!

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So I am here to preach to you how LOGMEIN.com is.. you know.  You already know!  But I want to be redundant on purpose, so here goes….

Why? Because you can remotely control anyone’s computer as long as you have an internet connection + a working browser.

That’s it! At a moment’s notice, you can suddenly take control. You can talk to your “NEO” and tell him/her to “follow the rabbit”.

There is only one caveat.

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