What I learned from getting Hacked
That it’ll take me a couple of hundred dollars (even with my cost effective trusty developer) to recover everything and even then it’ll be glitchy as heck. Oh, and always back up everything, everywhere. Not just back some things up in one of your four external hard drives so that it becomes a godamn easter hunt for a hard to find egg. Have a backup in each of those external hard drives and then back up those backups in more external hard drives. Yup.
So excuse me for all the broken links and the images not appearing from the past blogs. This ONE blog post should be okay.
Back in January 2015, when I posted about my goals on disconnecting from the business while simultaneously growing it, I’m proud to report to you guys a few milestones.
Mind you, it took me nearly 9 months. The term of a normal pregnancy, if you will.. to do the following.
I managed to grow the business to 17K-18K/month in sales. You heard me. However, I still need to reach 25K/month to really make any dent. And some of my friends do 62K-250K/month [albiet on their own respective businesses which are not related to my industry whatsoever], so my modest goal of 25K is a very VERY modest one.
Another interface (It is a bit less because there was a lag between the first and second sales reporting program).
I’ll let you glimpse at the sales in 2013 when I was barely starting:
So in January 2015 my sales were around 11K-12K. In August 2015 my sales equal around 18K. That’s more than a 50% increase in sales over the course of 9 months. I still need to get to 25K because to play with the big boys I need to purchase cars that are around $5-$10K cash each. 25K in sales with a more than 80% sell through rate.
And below are numbers for my software business (which I co-found with Ron):
Earned $467 for the period of July 1, 2015 – August 31, 2015. This is about as close to passive income as we can possibly get.
The software business is ran as a subscription based business.
Did I start my import company yet? No, but I will need to do something about that.
My ULTIMATE goal still is to remove myself from my main business, let it run by itself, and not let it dominate my life.
And I think little by little I’m accomplishing just that.
I took a week off just to see if everything would go to shit. And things didn’t [go to shit]. So I got to do a road trip through Nevada, Utah, and Colorado – rock climbing along the way and sight seeing.
I will probably try to start a million more businesses but I hope that one day they will be spawned from complete leisure and pure curiosity more than anything. Because I need my bills paid as much as the next guy.
But what I’m learning more and more is that I really don’t care to have a stressful life even if it brings me more moola. I’d rather enjoy life, enjoy nature, then be stuck in some office job. That is why having businesses that can organically grow little by little is the way to go for me.
My goal from now till December 2015 is to push sales to $25K/month all the meanwhile detaching myself. I’m starting this thing where I randomly take a day off of work during the week. 1 week off of work will become 2, 3, 4, 5, 6… then maybe it will be FOREVER (THE DREAM!). I will also try to get at least $1K/month in passive income from the software business by the end of 2015. Just a few more subscribers!
I started from the very very bottom… now I’m .. somewhere. I’m not where I want to be just yet but I’m getting there.
Living life is more important. Friends, family, my health & happiness is so so much more important.