What I want out of March 2012

As my friend Stepan said in words that seem to have been targeted at me: “what do you want to learn? Is it Business, is it success with women?

Make it your top priority, and if other things need to burn, they burn. You just can’t stop.”

I realized that I was spreading myself too thin with my two goals of becoming a owner of automated income and becoming a master pickup artist. Both are goals that require you devote everything you’ve got to them, and trying to do both at once (even with polyphasic sleeping to add extra hours) is simply too much for me to handle.

So I’ve dropped everything to pursue the single goal of $3500/month with less than 5 hours of required work per week.

This means that I have indefinitely shelved polyphasic sleeping and becoming a master pick up artist. I can’t tell you how much it hurts to have quit on these two major goals in my life, it’s really fucking with me.

But I know that it’s the right decision.

That means that it’s all about the money right now. $3500/month with less than 5 hours of required work per week to be exact.

I want the money so that I can travel the world, start achieving some of the goals on my dream list (most of them require at least a few hundred to accomplish), and finance whatever lifestyle I choose to live.

 

So how will I make this money. Well right now, I’ve got a few paths I want to walk that lead to location independent income.

Copywriting

Copywriting. It is a dream not worth chasing. I am selling things that I hardly know about, honing a skill that’s not that special to me (sales writing).

But it is a money maker (potentially at least, I have not been making much income as I have no inspiration to drive me).

I have to 80/20 my copywriting. What 20% of the work in copywriting yeilds 80% of the income?

That’s obvious. The most important thing is people who have already paid me. If they have paid me once, they are likely to pay me again.

So I must stay in constant touch with these people, provide them with serious value, and pitch them ideas often, and give them amazing work.

The second most important is qualleads. I must not let these drift off (as I usually do). I will email each quallead at least once a week until a definitive decision has been made. I will use boomerang on every quallead I get, respond to qualleads within 24 hours of getting an email from them, and spend 2 hours each and every day either learning or practicing copy. 14 hours a week + lead gen (prolly about 20 hours a week) is pretty small beans.

If I don’t lose qualleads, keep my clients happy, and improve my skills like mad, I should be able to make $1500 monthly off this within a few months (a totally baseless prediction, but a goal).

So, to sum up my copywriting plan:

  • I will spend 2 hours a day learning or doing copywriting
  • I will respond to quallead emails within 24 hours of any emails they send me

Internships

I’ve currently got two internships. One at The Referral Squirrel with Andy Drish. The deal is that I get him qualleads and clients in return for coaching.

I’ve never been coached before, and was skeptical of the value of it. But, after a half hour of Andy helping me out with some serious fucked up stuff in my head, I think it’s valuable enough to give a shot.

This means I will spend an hour every day getting clients for Referral Squirrel. It’s not a very fun job, but it gives me a chance to do some serious work on my salesmanship, and the value will be returned with his coaching.

The second is copywriting with Sleep Hack Dojo. This gig gives me access to a team of entrepreneurs that i can use to start building my friendship circle of awesome people (access that I have not been taking advantage of). It also gives me a chance to practice and measure my copywriting skills.

So I will use SHD as my copywriting practice in my daily two hours, and start getting into some serious touch with the SHD crew.

So:

  • Spend one hour a day on RS clients
  • Do my SHD copywriting in my copywriting hours
  • Get in touch with the SHD crew

Side Projects

For Stepan’s idea(s) and other side projects that come at me: If I like them, I will incorporate them into my work week. For the “7 days to a $ making biz” idea, I will do all the copywriting in my daily 2 hours.

For his last longer in bed idea, probably the same thing.

etc.

So:

  • Incorporate as they come

Rad Nomad

For RadNomad, I enjoy it and it will lead towards more enjoyment. So the right course of action is to do it. So let’s 80/20 it to find a way to get the maximum enjoyment out of it.

Step 1: Build stores for each Nomad (these stores must be linked to Amazon and, when the Nomad approves of them, written up)

Step 2: Contact each Nomad, show him his store, tell him the affiliate plan (100% of all amazon affiliate sales, and 10% of all normal sales)

Step 3: Start setting up dropshipping deals for all your products (the best selling first).

Step 4: Start building a community with a travel gear blog and following that community builder book you bought as well as all the blog courses you’ve got via only72 and stuff

Step 5: Start reviewing products yourself and build a store for you.

DONE

Mentors

In three weeks, I will be leaving to go off adventuring again. Either I will resume my route of hitchhiking to NY and then SF, or I will bus directly to SF, or I will fly with my Aunt Simona to Israel.

Since I will probably end up in SF, I want to start contacting potential mentors there to meet up and build relationships.

So:

  • I will contact 10 mentors in SF with an offer to live with them in return for helping them copywrite.

 

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So, to sum all that up:

  • I will spend two hours a day learning and practicing copywriting. This includes all courses I take, all practice I do, and all jobs I have.
  • I will respond to all my copywriting qualleads and clients within 24 hours of them emailing me. This time is not included in my copywriting time.(side note: expand my one hour of email to two for this)
  • I will spend one hour a day on Referral Squirrel client gen
  • I will contact my mentors in SF
  • I will build my connections with the SHD team

Measurable goals:

  • Make $450 via copywriting this month
  • Complete 5 Rad Nomad stores
  • Contact the 5 Rad Nomads
  • Contact 10 SF mentors and start building a relationship with them towards become their apprentices
  • Get 2 clients for Referral Squirrel

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