This income report is flavoured with my favourite song lyric:
“For Every Step Ahead, We Could Have Just Been Seated”
– Modest Mouse
Yes, it’s a simplistic idea, but it resonates wholeheartedly with my soul.
The picture to left is us lying down while celebrating New Years. Which begs the question, “why sit down, when you could by laying down instead?”
But all terrible jokes aside, there is a point to be made here.
In life there is often a pressure to keep moving forward. Even multi-millionaires are not satisfied with their assets, we all MUST HAVE MORE!!!
When is it ever enough???
For me… It stops at freedom.
It’s literally been weeks since I’ve invested time into my business. In October I launched “Zero Hour Work Days” and it would not be an exaggeration to say that December was a “Zero Hour Work MONTH”
I simply enjoyed the holidays.
Now I understand that not everybody has this luxury. I am not advocating ignoring your bills, and simply vacationing yourself into debt.
However, most people could benefit from two important life changes.
1) Create a lifestyle business.
I made a decent income this month without working at all. I’m basically retired at 28 years of age.
2) Love on a Daily Basis.
Creating a lifestyle business is not an overnight task. You will most likely be working hard for a LONGGG time until you earn your freedom.
That does not mean you should stress about it. Enjoy the people and the moments in your life always. There is nothing more important or powerful than LOVE.
The former richest man in the world, Warren Buffet, says that unconditional love was the most important catalyst to his extraordinary financial success.
When you’re in a negative state, it will be damn near impossible to build a better future.
Love is crucial to your happiness, and also your financial livelihood.
Traffic Stats — Holiday Humps
Amount of visitors typically goes down during the holidays, and my business was no exception.
There are dips in the blog and YouTube traffic reports.
160,013 views is actually not too bad…
BUT take a look at the spike at the very beginning. That was an Adwords for video test that I ran.
I would tell you more about it, if it was successful. Haha.
Still have a lot to learn, especially when it comes to paid traffic sources.
If you remove the spike, the traffic definitely went down overall.
This is actually a good thing…
It means that internet nomads are enjoying the magic of the holidays with their loved ones.
My loved one this Christmas was Lindsay.
We had an epic couple months together
… and actually have plans to meet up soon.
Lindsay is the most fun human I’ve ever met and I am really grateful for our friendship.
The pic is us getting drunk right before our flight to Bangkok. LOL!
Content Creation on Training Wheels
So I didn’t exactly get a lot done in December.
The only new addition is a video on four passive income sources:
It’s a good video that shows you FOUR legitimately powerful income methods.
That’s it and that’s all folks.
BUT… I have BIG plans for January!!
What’s happening in Early 2017??
I’m launching a new product.
This one is going to be huge. And I’m sure there will be a blog entry after the launch.
It’s called Five Figure Freedom and was created by my partner, Justin Spencer.
Like many of us, I followed Justin’s movements a few years back.
He’s coached dozens of people to five figure results online.
The way this course created was fairly straightforward. I messaged Justin and said “hey, we need to talk”
We got on the phone and I convinced him to create this course, and I would help him launch it.
Usually, you can only work with Justin 1-on-1 and he charges a pretty penny.
While his coaching is undeniably worthwhile, I wanted to make his training more affordable to my followers.
During the launch period, this course will be just $5.95
A great deal and an awesome product.
The Income Numbers — What You Really Want to See
The dollars and cents 🙂
JvZoo = $544.81
WarriorPlus = $1,380.24
ClickBank = $194.33
HostGator = $600
ListSpark = $34
Aweber = $110.56
BuzzBundle = $0
7 Steps to Passive Income = $42
Adsense = $1,000 approx. (not allowed to give specific numbers)
Amazon Earnings = $856.10
Coaching Sessions = $400 (outside of ZHWD)
Zero Hour Work Days = $9,668.72
Total Gross Earnings = $14,830.76
Aweber = $180
ClickFunnels = $97
ListSpark Pro = $18
Solo Ads = $0
Affiliate Fees = $7,008.67
TrafficPlanetHosting = $50
Adwords for Video = $200
Total Expenses = $7,553.67
Expenses higher in December.
Was it a Good Month?
Let’s do the calculations.
$14,830.76 – $7,553.67 = $7,277.09
Grand Total = $7,277.09
A HUGE drop from the last couple months.
That’s what happens when you do no work for a month and refuse to take on clients.
More than ever before, people are contacting me about coaching.
While mentorship is a good source of income, it does take a good amount of my effort and energy.
Since I’ve been travelling around South East Asia, I haven’t had much need for money.
Some people will find that insane….
The idea that a marketer doesn’t care about money. Haha.
The reality is that for $3,000-$4,000, I live like a king in SE Asia.
… I’d rather be lying on the floor with Lindsay, then cranking out some more work.
Sure the extra work would add a digit to my income earnings.
But who cares??
It’s all about balancing money and fun.
Never give up your life for work…. Unless you truly love your work.
Wrapping it Up — Ciao
I’m writing this in Venice from a comfortable hotel room with a massive bed.
That’s right, I’ve moved over to Italy.
The architecture is amazing, but the highlight is definitely the food.
Without my homie, Lindsay, I’ll be checking out the sights for a few weeks.
Then we’ll meet up again in Mexico.
So grateful to live with freedom.
I’m just a regular guy like anyone else. We all have the power to change our lives and become free.
Make it happen!! 🙂