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- Daily Video Challenge
- $30K Month: Success!
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Some of you guys have been asking how I did on the $30K month for February... the answer is: I passed with flying colors!
I made it past $30K on Thursday the 26th, with two days to spare. Here's a breakdown of it:
- Day job: $2,500.00
- Launches and trickle sales: $22,207.03
- Affiliates: $4,846.44
- Membership site: $869.06
- Webinar future payments: $2,000
- Total: $32,422.53
Affiliate sales are way up, just about quadrupled. I planned to a product launch, resale rights offer, price increase, and e-class per week... but the two product launches went very well and I took a little bit of Eric Holmlund's advice and focused devoting 80% of my time to marketing.
I hit $30K with just two product launches that went VERY well, two resale rights offers that went VERY well, and one e-class. Here's a list of my accomplishments for the month:
- Made 986 sales.
- Wrote 5 sales letters.
- Wrote 6 blog posts.
- Sent 33 e-mails to my list.
- Paid nearly $1000 in PayPal fees!
- Recorded 50 videos on one Sunday.
- Wrote 2 guest posts, a 9-part guest video series, hosted a 90-minute webinar with a stranger and appeared on 2 interviews.
Tell me why I work a day job again? When I just made more in one MONTH from internet marketing than I make a whole year the day job? Oh right, "health insurance." (rolls eyes)
Instead of going on and on about myself, I'll leave you with a few lessons I learned from the $30K month that you can apply in your business right now:
Lesson #1: Focus on what makes money first. If freelance makes you the most money, freelance first to hit your daily goals and then work on long-term stuff like product creation or joint ventures when you're ahead. Personally, I got a product launch out of the way and then I was free to go about promoting it.
Lesson #2: Have a weekly goal. $30K broken down into 4 weeks is $7500 per week. So each week, all I had to do was think, what did I need to do to get that $7500? Usually a couple of product launches and affiliate sales. $7500 in a week is much less intimidating to me than $30K in a month. If you're not on that level yet, try for even $750 in a week.
Lesson #3: Have an accountability partner. I couldn't have made it this far without Jason kicking my butt every step of the way, and Jason couldn't have made it to $20K without me asking him why he hadn't launched anything that day.
Lesson #4: Never complain. Another big timewaster and a great way to waste the entire week feeling bad about yourself. If you have time to complain, you're not busy enough. This doesn't mean giving up your personal life or anything like that. But if you sit at the computer 3 hours a day, you had better be working on internet marketing all 3 hours instead of complaining!
Lesson #5: Do as much with the time you have as you possibly can. Get an early start to the day if possible, and NEVER EVER do any internet marketing work at your day job unless it's before, after, during lunch or on breaks. My girlfriend wakes up at 5 AM most mornings to babysit, so I got her to wake me up before she left so I could work without any distractions.
What did you think? Do you have close-ended monetary goals for each month and each week? An accountability partner? If not, maybe you need my Time Management on Crack productivity report and videos to get you where you NEED to go.
What's my goal for March 2009? $31K. What's your goal for this month? Please comment below with your goal and how you plan on getting there.