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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