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April Financial and Life Updates

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 (#$@&*#$@!!!) .... 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

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.

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Theraflu, why must you cost $15 for 12 packets???

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.

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Just 6K more a month to go!

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Nonpaypal/Credit Card only transactions

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 sales

Software company sales

WHAT 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.

Still rock climbing:

Trying to pose like a BAMF.  But really, I need to get stronger and climb better.

Staring down into Lucerne Valley

Staring down into Lucerne Valley

 

 

Bought another car:

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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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HOW TO HIRE A VIRTUAL ASSISTANT AND WORDPRESS Q&A

HOW TO HIRE A VIRTUAL ASSISTANT AND WORDPRESS Q&A

google-hangouts

google-hangouts

EVENT STARTS: 8PM PACIFIC STANDARD TIME. TODAY! 3/18/15.

If you prefer to watch it on YOUTUBE, left click HERE.

If you prefer GOOGLE+, left click HERE.

Livestream video below if you want to watch it on this blog platform:

Agenda: I will give you 30-45 minutes to ask me your burning questions about wordpress AND I will show you how to hire a virtual assistant (with Odesk or Elance).

Follow me!:
Twitter: @kimpossibledang
Facebook: http://facebook.com/kimpossibledang
Instagram: @kimpossibledang

And at the webinar I will be giving away a FREE installation or FREE 30 minute session with me (installing a plugin, questions about widgets, etc.).  You do not have to be local, I can remotely help you through Teamviewer.

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How To Start A WordPress Blog: Step By Step Video Series

How To Start A WordPress Blog: Step By Step Video Series

Finally it is here!!!  I woke up at 4AM to do this in time for the 2:30PM meetup today.  Yes. That's right.  Where else am I going to find the time?  ALSO!  If you scroll down there is a surprise.

KEEP YOUR VOLUME AT NORMAL LEVEL  for THE INTRO BELOW:

 

TURN YOUR VOLUME DOWN VERY LOW for THE TUTORIAL VIDEOS:

Video #1 preview below: I kind of do another introduction so please don't be annoyed.   The resolution is so poor in the preview, I suggest you click on the link below the preview to view the video in high resolution.

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For high resolution [which is actually what matters], please click on the links below:

Part 1: http://www.screencast.com/t/xtZSZJ64L

Part 2: http://www.screencast.com/t/AuyxM3wHD1

Part 3: http://www.screencast.com/t/qA9jsEB80

Part 4: http://www.screencast.com/t/oAMEJV1F

Part 5: http://www.screencast.com/t/iFu7qfcZgLa

Part 6:  http://www.screencast.com/t/zPcPaPnSmc

2015 Survey of Top Hosting Companies for your convenience:

Top Web Hosting Companies

Top Web Hosting Companies

USEFUL LINKS FOR WEB HOSTING & DOMAIN NAME HOSTING:

If you are going to buy from bluehost click here on the picture: 

Click here for Namecheap.

In the name of full disclosure, the above links are Affiliate links.

WHAT IS AN AFFILIATE LINK? Basically, if you are going to purchase hosting anyway from whoever, an affiliate link is like a, "Why thank you Kim, because of you I learned something and was going to purchase this anyway, I'm glad to buy it with your affiliate link - it lets Bluehost know that thanks to you I am buying their stuff - they will give you a small tiny cut of what they earn (instead of keeping everything for themselves) to say THANKS."

It is a "thank you" all around.

Coming Up Next:

I WILL BE ON GOOGLE HANGOUTS THIS WEDNESDAY:

DAY: WEDNESDAY (duh)
TIME: 8:00 PM (YES, a time when you're supposed to be on a date!)
WHERE?: HERE! AND ON GOOGLE! Go to this site at 8PM tomorrow. You will see the link 10 minutes before 8PM!

WHAT will I be doing?: The splits. JK! No, I will give you 30-45 minutes to ask me your burning questions about wordpress AND I will show you how to hire a virtual assistant (with Odesk or Elance).

Follow me!:
Twitter: @kimpossibledang
Facebook: http://facebook.com/kimpossibledang
Instagram: @kimpossibledang

And at the webinar I will be giving away a FREE installation or FREE 30 minute session with me (installing a plugin, questions about widgets, etc.).  You do not have to be local, I can remotely help you through Teamviewer.

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February Progress Update

February Progress Update

Howdy folks!  So I have to kick myself for saying I'll update every Wednesdays.  THIS time I mean it, I'm going to keep it up.

I just want to pop in and give you guys a quick update on the two projects I have going on thus far + life stuff [do you even care?].  So seriously, if you don't care.. you can skip this whole post. =)  No hard feelings.

Automobile Dismantling company - sales are steadily climbing.  It's not where I really want to be since I just cruised it for the first half of the month (I focused on dismantling the 7 engines we already have versus buying another car).

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So far for February 2015.

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Separate credit card sales.

This is what happens when you cruise.. you think you will push sales to $15-$20K and you might be lucky if it breaks $13K this month.  There are still FOUR days left!

So in the spirit of NOT cruising/coasting along.. I went and bought another car because it's ABOUT TIME to keep on gettin' it:

Range Rover

My 22nd car is a 2003 Range Rover. Vroom vroom.

I'm also working on a software company.  Software company sales comparison of all of last year to the almost three months in of this year:

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Last Year's Sales when we launched in August 2014. Total sales for last year.

This is this year's sales.  My projection is.. at this rate... our sales will be maybe $4-$5K IF there is no progress whatsoever.  But I am going to try and create a community with the software company.  Wish me luck. & Provide input if you can!

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Total sales from January 2015 to now (February 26 2015)

Still made time for rock climbing:

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Climbed at Fairview Mountain in Apple Valley with old friends and new friends!

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Still pushing myself to lead 'em routes!

Still made time for Valentine fun in Vegas.

Climbed at Red Rocks

Climbed at Red Rocks

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Saw the O Show at the Bellagio. Awesome show.  $197 buckeroos/ticket.  It wasn't cheap, folks.

Oh!  And I'm starting to eat healthy again.  SMOOTHIES EVERY MORNING with a touch of virgin coconut oil. Yum.

Where I'm going next:

This meetup event.  It is for High Desert Entrepreneurs.  This is where I'll be on Saturday 2/28/15.

High Desert Entrepreneurs

Hesperia, CA
17 Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs in the Victor Valley area of the High Desert, this group is for you. Let's meet up the last Saturday of the month. It's an opportunity to network and to offer su...

Next Meetup

Come-and-go meet and greet

Saturday, Feb 28, 2015, 10:30 AM
15 Attending

Check out this Meetup Group →

In MARCH 14th, 2015 I will be teaching a group of writers how to set up their wordpress websites.  I'll begin filming the tutorial videos for that class this upcoming week.  I'll update this post to have the link for that event soon. << I AM DAMN EXCITED ABOUT THIS EVENT BECAUSE IT IS ONE STEP CLOSER TO WHAT I REALLY WANT TO DO ... HELP PEOPLE DO SOMETHING WITH WEBSITES! (AND EVENTUALLY EARN THEM $$.. OR SOMETHING ELSE... RECOGNITION? SELF LOVE? ENLIGHTENMENT?)

Giving inspiration is going to feel great.  It's one step closer to feeling less selfish about this life.

What I should be doing next:

1) Creating a good email response system of the 700+ emails for the automobile dismantling company & the 70+ subscribers for the software company (including a 3 part launch).

2) Focus focus focus.

I'm so not focused.  I get easily distracted and I'm easily influenced by my environment.  It's a trait I'm not proud to have but I am what I am and it is what it is. OH WELL!  The main thing is I don't quit.  Most importantly I'm not quitting on not being so distracted so in the end I'm constantly trying to re-focus myself and it works (sometimes).

I really don't know how people who have a billion things going on .. do it all.  They say the average millionaire has seven streams of income.  I have... less than four.  Hence, the non-millionaire status.  They must have a personal assistant at their beck and call because frankly... trying to run 2 businesses + have other nagging businesses snipping at my feet because I've started them & have yet to do anything with them, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, maintaining a relationship, blah blah blah.. whine whine whine... HOW DO YOU DO IT?

It's amazing everything hasn't gone to shit.

This has been an extremely selfish post.  The next post you'll get is a video series (maybe part 1) of how to go from NOTHING to a wordpress website.

Until next time.

Toodles.