Currently, I’m spending my days working and recovering from surgery. Work is going well, but surgery recovery has been slow. Much slower than expected. I’ve been doing everything possible to get the inflammation down and the ability to run and jump back. It hasn’t happened yet. But I do believe I’m close. In two months, I should be nearing 90-95%.
I haven’t been able to create as much as I’d like lately due to the stress of surgery recovery. Since I’m close to turning the corner, I believe my production will skyrocket soon. I’m going to make sure it does. Failure is no longer an option. It’s time to grow.
August 2016: Income Report
The odd thing about August was I made more cash than I have ever before – while battling the mental struggle that can accompany microfracture surgery. My best month ever was due to one thing, and one thing only: selling a niche site I had built up for some time.
Being new to online business, this was the first site I ever created. And it sold. For a lot. Well, a lot more than I had ever expected. For guys who have been killing it online for quite some time, my total won’t seem like a lot. For guys new to the game, hopefully, confidence will be gained. There’s a lot of money on the interwebs. You just have to create it.
Income from selling a site: $10,613
P.S.: The site will never be named, as I want to help the new owners continue to grow the site and brand.
While selling one of my sites, I still did receive income from the niche prior to the sale being finalized. The timing of the sale ensured I received most of the income for the month from affiliates. I also have income coming in from one other niche site that is built.
Income from affiliates: $709.55
Along with creating sites, I freelance full-time. While it’s certainly not ideal, it pays all my bills and more. Freelance writing allows me to travel the world indefinitely (while healthy) and explore. It’s a trade off, but for someone in their mid-20’s freelancing is a great option.
August wasn’t close to my best month freelancing. I was semi-depressed due to my surgery recovery and spent a lot of the month focused on selling my old niche site. I knew the sale would take up a lot of time and didn’t worry too much about the freelancing income dip. Still, August wasn’t awful for me.
Income from freelancing: $2,098
Overall August Income
Like I previously said, August was my best month ever working online. By far. I fully expect to take a dip for the next 3-8 months until Nomadic Hustle picks up. That being said – I couldn’t be happier with how my income ended up in August:
Sold site: $10,613
Thoughts and September Plans
I don’t expect to come close to clearing over 13K in September. Hell, with the focus I’ll be paying to Nomadic Hustle and my health – I’d be happy with 2-3K. Luckily, the cushion I built from August will give me some good time to build and create. I hope August was amazing for you all, too. I’ll be back on the road soon. So if any readers would cross paths, get in touch. Here’s to finishing 2016 on a high note!
Blogging isn’t easy, especially if you’re trying to produce quality. One good article could take 10-12 hours to write, edit, tweak, format, post, and pimp out on social media. And pimpin’ ain’t easy, either. Just ask around. James gave daily posting a shot and realized how hard it was. He produces quality posts and that takes time. Life happens. And next thing you know – there’s no time to post.
The Math Adds Up
Nomadic Hustle is brand new. It’s my baby. I’ve been fighting some health issues, but I’m starting to turn the corner. It’s time for me to take things up a notch. It’s time for me to build my business. It’s time for me to build YOU, INC. That’s what Nomadic Hustle is for me.
I mentally masturbated on creating a number of smaller sites. Niche sites. I threw those ideas to the wind. This is my only writing project (although I do have one niche site completed and a drop shipping store in the works). It’s time to go all in. It’s time to make or break.
From a mathematical standpoint, I plan to post twice a day for a year. That adds up to a little over 700 posts in one year. And that’s a lot I realize a few days I’ll be sick, or on an airplane, on a bus, or spending time with families around the holidays. Every other day – two posts. 700 in a year. From September 10th to September 10th.
Now, some of the content will be varied. I’ll be posting:
P.S.: Y’all are going to like The Hustler’s Anthem 😉
As Wu-Tang Financial taught us:
How I’ll Make It Work
Routine. Routine. Routine. It’s impossible to be productive without a routine. For me. Fuck that starving artist shit, no schedule, creative stuff. I’ve done that. I end up drinking way too much wine and pursuing romantic endeavors more than any sane man should.
Posting two articles on Nomadic Hustle will be the first thing I do each and every day. No getting swole. No mentally masturbating on Airbnb. No breakfast. Honestly, who the fuck eats breakfast these days anyway?! Coffee, coconut oil, and creation is how I’ll start my day.
What Will You Do?
It’ll be a challenge. I know that. I plan to implement Will’s organizational system into my life to ensure success. Failure is not an option. I will produce over 700 pieces of content in the next year. What will you do? How will you improve your life? There’s no time like NOW.
P.S.: You’re silly if you think anybody creating this much content isn’t using Modafinil on the regular. I get mine here.
A great part of running a blog is holding yourself accountable. Making your goals public is one of the easiest ways to ensure you make progress and achieve your objectives. It’s like writing your goals down, but on CRACK.
Plus, anything that gets tracked and measured tends to improve. If you don’t measure the change, it’s unlikely there will be any change at all.
Thus, at the start of each month, I’ll be sharing my goals for the month ahead. I don’t expect much from these posts. Most won’t find them interesting unless they’re already working online or considering the move to location independence. That’s fine.
I’ll break down my goals and plans for each month. Then at the end of the month – I’ll show you whether I succeed or not. Failure is not an option.
Each one of my goals will fall into one of three main categories:
Health / Fitness
The cash category is fairly self-explanatory. I’ll set an income goal each month. This money will be derived from online efforts alone. I’ll be freelancing and managing a variety of niche sites – along with this travel blog. Ultimately, I’ll be striving to make my income solely from my “passive” income efforts. Until then, I keep on that freelancing grind to make sure some money stays in my bank accounts.
Health and fitness is an important aspect of my travel lifestyle. If I don’t get my daily endorphins, I can be quite the asshole. I’ve stayed in decent shape my whole life, but it’s time to take things to a new level from a fitness perspective. And again, if you track and measure – results are sure to come quick.
The growth section will relate to this blog. I have numerous goals for the site from a visitors standpoint. I also plan to grow the YouTube channel, too. Growth also relates to personal growth items such as learning new skills like Spanish or Portuguese.
July 2016 Goals
So without further ado, here are my goals for the upcoming month:
Cash: I’ve set an income goal of $4,000 USD this month. $3,000 of the income will come from freelancing. The other $1,000 will stem from “passive” efforts on my various niche sites and Amazon. This will take full-time effort, but it’s doable.
Health: First and foremost, I’ll be focusing on continuing my rehab after microfracture knee surgery. I just started walking a few weeks back. So properly recovering and getting my mobility back is my health and fitness priority. I plan to join a yoga studio midway through the month, as well. Lastly, I’ll be taking a fat burner starting in the middle of the month. I weigh 207 at the moment. That sedentary lifestyle adds some weight on you when you can’t walk. I’d like to get down to 192 or so eight weeks from now.
Growth: Growing this site is one of my priorities this month. I plan to have 30 posts on this site and 30 YouTube videos up by August 1. This is ambitious, but possible with decent discipline. I’ll also be releasing a couple of t-shirts designs later this month. My goal is to sell one shirt in July.
I’ll be in the Kansas City metro area for most of the month due to recovery. I have no plans of leaving the U.S. until my knee is fully recovered and I can run and jump comfortably. I plan to be 100% by September, but while I’m in Kansas City – I’ll be focusing on my goals while spending quality time with family and friends.
What are you working on this July? What do you plan to achieve? Sound off in the comments with your goals and plans for the month.