Decisions, Decisions

This past week has had a few ups and downs, first with the Upwork issue, the moodiness that came after it and then my reflection of the future…

And it’s lead to a few potential conclusions on the future.

While I won’t say that these are set in stone, they are things to consider in the longer term.

I’ve said for quite a while now that I’ve had two dreams before I turn 30:

  • To become really good at something that will earn me money (marketing)
  • To live in a few foreign countries and learn their language

The reality is that these are two separate dreams that while aren’t mutually exclusive, the don’t have a lot of overlap, and it relates a little bit to my difficulties this week.

When the Upwork thing happened, it closed down one avenue for me; an avenue that would have allowed me to live in a foreign country with income.

What happened after the Upwork thing happened, was that I felt quite frustrated and it triggered a sense of melancholy. This melancholy made me feel quite alone and made me think a bit more about what I wanted life to be like.

At the beginning of the year (or maybe since I’ve come back to Hong Kong) I talked about how I wanted to have a more balanced life, meet more people who are into entrepreneurship and whatnot, but it hasn’t really happened in the 6 months or so that I’ve been here.

In a sense, I’ve been lazy. I haven’t really put my heart into doing it, and I’ve always given myself excuses for not prioritizing this.

But here’s one of my biggest concerns about leaving Hong Kong. It’s that if I can’t even reach out to the entrepreneurship community in Hong Kong, what makes me think that I’ll be able to do it when I’m abroad?

Beyond that, I have a support system here that I don’t have elsewhere when things go bad. What would I do when I go through down moments?

These are a couple of questions that have bounced around in my head in the past week, and in some ways made me realize that I have to  almost “conquer” Hong Kong to go anywhere else.

Because wherever I go, I’ll want to work with local  businesses, meet other entrepreneurs etc. but if I can’t even do that here, then moving abroad isn’t going to help.

A lot of times I blame Hong Kong for not having the right people, culture etc.

But to be honest, it’s there (albeit probably not all that great of an entrepreneurial community), but I’m just not hungry enough to get it.

In a lot of ways for me, leaving Hong Kong now would be like running away. Hiding.

Like what I did in NYC, in Paris, in Guam.

And I want it to end.

I want to be the person who can reach out and make things happen regardless of my circumstances, to be less reactive and more proactive.

The more I think about it, the more I find that I’ll feel bad about leaving HK without giving it the proper effort it deserves.

So with that in the back of my mind, I’ll need to think about how I want to make things happen in Hong Kong. Only if I do that, can I know for sure that I’ll be able to do it elsewhere as well.

 

 

Entrepreneurship and Emotions

Alright this might admittedly just be me, but since a couple days ago when I found out I was kicked out of Upwork I haven’t been in the best mood and have had a relatively negative mindset.

Don’t get me wrong getting locked out of Upwork is a HUGE blow and I should feel annoying/bad at myself, but how shit I felt went a little bit too far. It was a little bit like towards the tail end of last year when I started questioning “what am I doing with my life?”, “is this all there is everyday?” etc.

In general I would imagine that my line of work involves more ups and downs than most people, but not to the point where I feel as shit about myself as I have done in the last two days. I need to get a hold of my negative spirals when they happen. They’re just not healthy and I can’t let them happen at every small little issue.

With that said, I do still need a bit more balance in my life and I think more importantly, I need to have a few more people involved in my life.  In some ways, the questions are really legitimate because things haven’t changed all that much from last year to this year, just the nature of my work is better now (and hopefully eventually more lucrative too).

With that said, the work is supposed to allow me to do more higher leverage things, and one of those things is getting the opportunity to meet and understand new people.

I recently had the opportunity to do that with a couple of GA alumni and the conversations on both ends went great, but I should have at the very least sent them “thank you” texts and wished them well.

Even as my third priority, this is something that in the past couple of weeks I’ve let slipped a bit, so hopefully I can get better at this again going forward.

Arrogance, Stupidity and Regret

So as I alluded to in one of my earlier blog posts, I had gone onto Upwork and awarded myself my first job which I thought would be a clever way of getting a review.

Until of course I managed to get myself caught and permanently banned from the site.

Looking back, if I was going to do this, I should’ve at least done it at more of a distance and given more time/opportunity for things to occur so that no red flags would come of it. I was too lazy to “do it right” if I was going to do it at all, so in the future if I’m going to break a rule or two it better had be done all the way.

What I regret most though is the mindset that I can do/get away with anything. That mindset has helped before when it meant I would be able to push forward and get work done, but at the same time it also means that I feel like rules don’t apply to me.

In this case, the rules did apply to me, and not only did I not get a second chance, the opportunity to work on Upwork is now completely gone. Having looked at other freelancing sites…honestly nothing even comes close.

Which brings another point to mind, I have to consider the potential consequences of my actions before I take them. In this case, I didn’t even know that they would give me a lifetime ban.

All in all, I wish I hadn’t done anything. I could just have kept on applying for jobs and eventually one would’ve landed and things would’ve been fine. It was a stupid move on my part and definitely a lesson to leran for the future.

Weekly Update: March 5th

What I’ve Done

Priority 1: Secondary Income

General Assembly

I’ve finished editing the article here thanks to Azhie, and should have the other one done by next week, so should be able to wrap up the “free” part of this project soon.

Chelsea Soccer School

I met with Dad, Ben and Sue today about potentially working with CSSHK to get them more students.

As it turns out in the past few months they’ve lost a good 70+ students which is almost 10%, a lot by any measure and it’s been a pretty big concern of dad’s and the reality is they need more revenue to cover their expenses.

After talking to dad a lot about some of my new ideas/projects, he connected the dots and said that CSSHK needed my kind of service and that there was definitely good potential to work together and for both of us to win.

Originally I wasn’t that hot about this opportunity because I was more focused on improving my ability with autoresponders and earning money that way, but somehow timing was right and I saw that Ben Malol (a Facebook ads guru) was hosting a webinar about how to use FB Ads to collect leads and generate value for local businesses.

I’ll discuss the specifics of how I’ll generate value for CSSHK below in “What I Learned”, but suffice it to say that running FB ads for small businesses is definitely a way to generate another income (and quite profitably too). There’s definitely value that I can provide for CSSHK that will pay for my services many times over.

It’ll be interesting to see how this turns out, but definitely exciting.

Upwork

I got paid for my first job here!

A mighty $5.50 ($4.40 when you take away the fee haha) but we all gotta start somewhere and this work in a way also contributes to priority 3 and 4. So while I won’t take any more jobs like this, it’s good for my confidence, for my Upwork track record and my long term portfolio.

Beyond that, I took a bit more time to understand the kind of jobs that are available on Upwork where I feel like I could excel, and it turns out there are a lot of opportunities for email autoresponder work without a lot of demand!

I’ve taken the time to find the right way of organizing my job feeds, so after going thru a few more applications when I have time, I’m confident I’ll be able to land a few more high quality jobs.

I’d Hike That

I managed to write out one more email here, but the bigger thing is almost getting the entire thing onto a email management system. I’ve got one or two more to get onto Mailchimp, but once I get this going, it’ll be really interesting to see how I can connect everything together with Vyper + Facebook Ads and see if this can actually make money.

Priority 2: What I’ve Learned

FB Agency Webinar by Ben Malol

I think this was a huge value adder because FB Ads are a skill set that I already have + understand well (even if I don’t have crazy good results for this yet) and that I can provide value to others.

More importantly though, I can see exactly how I’ll provide that value by explaining how the cost buying leads and doing something for free (for certain clients/companies) is completely outweighed by the LTV of the customers who actually end up staying.

Watching this webinar provided me with the bones of how I can do a presentation for convincing people of the value I can provide to them and in CSSHK’s case, allowed me to show how they could earn up to $3.5 million just from 100 students (which if it costs even $1,000 to acquire a student for a total for $100,000 — is totally worth it).

I believe in the long run helping businesses with a good product multiply their sales/value thru marketing is how I want to add value to this world. Generating leads is a big part of that, so even though this means I’ve ended up with a bigger workload than I hoped, I think it’ll be worth it in the long run.

Freelance to Win by Danny Marguelis

I just can’t seem to get the time to stay on top of this, but the part that I did manage to pay attention to this for actually went down pretty well. I think that what he has to say on proposals/positioning with the profile will make a big difference for Upwork, but in the bigger picture will make a difference when I actually set up a full consulting site and everything.

The only regret is that I can’t stay as on top of this as I would like, but there are unfortunately just other priorities right now that might lead to better opportunities, so I’d rather go in that direction for now.

I’ll work on this as I can.

Messenger Bot Course by Andrew Warner/Mixergy

Now I have to say that this was really cool and there’s definitely a lot of potential here with this course.

Again I wish I could put more time in for this and properly network/connect with some of the other entrepreneurs and Tam/Andrew, but even just the content on this course has been pretty incredible.

There’s so much potential with connecting with customers/clients with this method of communicating that I honestly can’t wait to learn everything here and help other people do it.

I’m glad I got week 1 done, but hopefully can stay on top of this as the weeks go by and do Week 2 just as well.

Learning Summary

Beyond the above I also managed to finish “The Boron Letters” and that was a gem of a book!

One day I definitely want to write a series of letters to my own son and teach him as much as I can. Hopefully by that time I’ll have things worth teaching but as soon as I’m done notetaking for “Deep Work”, I’ll write start notetaking for “The Boron Letters.”

Priority 3: Meeting Other Entrepreneurs

Givo (Building up portfolio to apply for positions like TimeOut)

I got this done, and just need to revise it!

Honestly on Jodie’s part she might have to release this as a 3 part series and hopefully dad enjoys it as well, but it was cool to get this story down.

I’ll say the most exciting part about all of this is by end of next week I’ll have the following for my portfolio:

  • Autoresponder Sequences
    • TheDesk
    • I’d Hike That
  • Writing
    • GA Case study 1
    • GA Case stud y2
    • Startup Mindset AirBnB article
    • Givo CSSHK article

With the above I should have a good amount of flexibility in terms of written work that I’ve done and hopefully will be able to apply for other writing jobs (long term, in person or on Upwork) as needed!

TheDesk (Getting to know previous TimeOut editors)

I still don’t know what’s going to come of this, but I’m glad I did get to meet Matt and Kingsley.

It’ll be cool to see if they can actually implement the autoresponder sequence and hopefully I’ll get to meet them one or two more times so that I can properly ask Matt to refer me to Timeout.

Neville (Potentially adding value thru managing his FB ads + asking him for a reference)

I don’t think this is going to happen unfortunately…not really getting a response out of him.

I’ll follow up once or twice more, but ah well it was a bit of a long shot anyway.

What I’ll Do

Priority 1: Generating Secondary Income

I’d Hike That

I admittedly didn’t write any more emails, but given I have 9+1 and that covers almost 40 days, I think that’s OK.

The more important thing right now is LAUNCHING THIS.

So I would like to:

  • Finish uploading the autoresponder sequence
  • Set up Vyper.io
  • Run my first test with just my existing email list

From there I can probably start running weekly contests to my liker’s on FB + broadcasting my message to new audience members.

It should be a lot easier to get emails compared to purchases, so definitely looking forward to see how this will work out!

Chelsea Soccer School HK

The next steps for this will be interesting, but I think the first thing will be outlining an email to Ben/Raymond/Sue about the next steps.

This email by itself will take a while, and beyond that I’ll have to figure out:

  • The Facebook Ad Strategy
  • How to use Clickfunnels
  • What scheduling software do I want to use

General Assembly

Unfortunately can only do the interview today and write up the case study this week, so hopefully this goes well.

Upwork

At this point I have too much other work that I can’t apply for Upwork jobs at this moment.

Priority 2: Improving my Skills

Messenger Bot Course by Andrew Warner/Mixergy

There’s not too much that I feel like I can talk about here, just need to continue doing the weekly work, and hopefully have a nice little portfolio going for when I eventually start selling this as a service.

With that said, I do need to figure out the weekly calls/recordings though.

Freelance to Win Course by Danny Margulies

I’ll do my best to stay on top of this, but need to reply Danny Marguelis.

Priority 3: Networking

Neville Medhora

I’ll follow up here two more times and start replying to all of Neville’s posts, but that will probably be it.

Givo

Need to revise this and then send it to Jodie!

TheDesk

Nothing for this week

A little bit of patience

Today is March which is pretty surreal, that’s two months since the beginning of the year when I started this journey of discovering what the ideal career for me is, and to be honest, I’m not sure I have a ton to show for it.

I’ve taken, dropped and completed a few courses here and there. This week I’ve finally got a few portfolio pieces between the GA case study, Startup Mindset and by the end of the week, the Chelsea Foundation article for Givo.

In terms of getting paid for things, revenue wise I’ll technically have brought in $5.50 by the end of this week. Of course I should probably consider the following as well:

  • Freelance to Win: $800
  • Messenger Bot Course: $2000
  • Kopywriting Kourse: $397
  • General Assembly Digital Marketing: $1250

That’s a pretty hefty amount of money to have spent and I haven’t really brought in too many results yet, but I am optimistic.

In the coming month, a few things will happen:

  • Propose a contract with General Assembly
  • Run my first viral contest + test out the autoresponder for IHT
  • Get paid on Upwork + hopefully net in a few more high paying jobs
  • Run Facebook Ads for Chelsea Foundation

So will all of the above, there’s quite a bit of potential for things to happen.

Beyond that, I have a couple of long shot ideas as well including:

  • Contact Neville about running FB ads for him or asking him to refer me to AppSumo
  • Proposing to teach a class or two with General Assembly (If I can succeed with Freelancing, Email Marketing or Messenger Marketing)
  • Proposing to write for TimeOut

So even though maybe there hasn’t been a ton of results yet, I think by the end of next month, hopefully I’ll have a couple of things to show for my efforts!

 

 

 

 

Weekly Update: Feb 25th

What I’ve Done

Priority 1: Secondary Income

General Assembly

The big win here is that I completed one interview and have the piece written up! It’s still got to get edited, but between this getting done and having another person respond to the interview call, things are starting to roll for General Assembly, and I should be able to provide them with the two case studies by next week.

Upwork

Results wise the big win here is that I got hired for my first job! Admittedly it wasn’t an email job, but I’m just starting out, so I’m happy to take anything.

Beyond that, I did also secure two interviews for email jobs which would be awesome if I could get it.

What I’m just as happy about though is that I’ve figure out a template for doing the proposals and I’m glad to see that people are at least taking the time to watch the videos I record. While I’m sure there are still ways I can improve and streamline this process, I’m happy with what I’ve got so far. I’m not going to apply for any more jobs at this point because I have a lot on my plate and I’d like to concentrate on the job that I currently have, but I’m glad to have figured out a good but effective way to do proposals on Upwork.

I’d Hike That

I outlined all the emails here and it has totaled for over 20 emails which is a lot but I think something that could work really well.

I also managed to get four emails written up for a total of 8 out of the 20.

I won’t lie, I was hoping to get all this work done because I think getting results with I’d Hike That will be the best way that I can prove autoresponders work.

Getting results here will help me when I apply for jobs on Upwork and give me more confidence, beyond that it’ll potentially provide the income that I’m looking for, so I really do want to prioritize this a bit more.

Priority 2: What I’ve Learned

Freelance to Win by Danny Marguelis

While I haven’t been able to fully cover all of this just yet, I’ll say that Danny’s material is growing on me. I don’t really agree with the order of his course, but I can see how he’s planning for his students to be able to get consistent work in the long run.

I’m honestly a bit sad that I couldn’t get to actually apply week 2’s notes to my work and I’ll hope to get the chance to do so this week.

Messenger Bot Course by Andrew Warner/Mixergy

The awesome thing here is that I did get approved, so that means I’ve got to get started next week!

I’ve really got to be careful about how much work I’m taking on. I don’t know if I can manage everything and should be careful about this.

With that said, this is easily the most non-urgent but important part of work, so I’m looking forward to scheduling this in.

Learning Summary

If anything while Upwork is interesting and most instantly profitable, in a way I wish I didn’t take the course (or at least didn’t start applying for jobs just yet) because it’s added to an already kind of full workload. But a lot of this is about learning so hopefully I’ll be smart enough not to take on too much and just do the right things.

Finally I did also start reading “The Boron Letters” by Gary Halbert, and these are REALLY interesting. It talks so much more than just about mindset and goes to show how important it is to work with the right client/have the right product because no copywriting can save a shitty solution. (Something to think about as I apply for Upwork jobs)

Priority 3: Meeting Other Entrepreneurs

Givo (Building up portfolio to apply for positions like TimeOut)

I did the outline for this but haven’t yet been able to actually write this just yet.

Hopefully I’ll get the chance to do so this week and then get it revised/edited before submitting it to Jodie/Givo.

TheDesk (Getting to know previous TimeOut editors)

So I didn’t reach out here and having thought about it, I do think it was a mistake.

I want to reach out this week and even though I don’t think it’ll be an incoming generating thing, I really want to meet the TimeOut guys so that I can get that introduction when the time is right.

Neville (Potentially adding value thru managing his FB ads + asking him for a reference)

So I didn’t quite get to finishing this email either, but I think that’s OK because it’s about doing the email right.

Having thought it through I think the best thing would be to shoot a video to show Neville the potential for targeting the right people with Facebook.

From there hopefully I can schedule a call with him to either help him with manage his FB ads/find a copywriting job.

Outreach (Local Hong Kong entrepreneurs)

Honestly I have to admit this outreach thing really probably isn’t the best use of my time. I have no idea why I’m reaching out to these people, I don’t particularly know/admire them, so really, what’s the point?

This I’ll put behind for now and not think too much about.

What I’ll Do

Priority 1: Generating Secondary Income

I’d Hike That

Unfortunately I wasn’t able to get everything done, but I think priority number 1 is to get as much of the autoresponder email chain done. I’ll aim for at least 1 long email a day.

Having though it through, getting this done and live provides a lot of benefits including:

  • Generate Income (Priority 1)
  • Learn a new Skill (Priority 2)
    • Using Vyper
    • Generating Leads thru FB Ads for Vyper
  • Use as proof for future customers (Priority 3 and 1)
    • General Assembly
    • Upwork
    • Neville
  • Have a flagship case study if successful (Priority 4)

General Assembly

It took a long time to decide between this and Upwork, but between the two I’d rather get the interview and article

With that said, it’s only one interview and article, so if I can get that done towards the end of next week, I’ll be in a good place to pitch my idea to Simon in the long run.

Upwork

I have 3 potential jobs with Upwork, but basically I have to make sure these are the right fits.

Startup Mindset

Although this won’t be a huge income generator, writing 1-2 articles here a month about topics of which I’m interested in should be no big deal.

In future I can probably do book notes for this so that I can kill two birds with one stone.

Jewelry eCom Store/Web Agency

The key with these two interviews is that I only want to do the work if it’s the right fit.

If not, there’s no point.

I also have no intention of applying for any more jobs at this point. If I have time, I’d rather spend it doing week 2’s work for Freelance to Win because I think the knowledge in week 2 is crucial for me to learn how to position myself as a consultant in the future and for long term success on Upwork.

Priority 2: Improving my Skills

Prioritizing these courses was a little bit tricky, but I have to admit Upwork is more of a Plan B than a Plan A.

If I was forced to be successful with only one of the Messenger Bot Course and Freelance to Win, it would have to be the Messenger Bot Course, and so I’ll prioritize it as such.

Messenger Bot Course by Andrew Warner/Mixergy

I don’t know how this will proceed yet, and now I think about it, I haven’t even gotten an invite yet, but well, will see how this goes and hopefully can devote an hour a day to it.

Freelance to Win Course by Danny Margulies

The way things are going, Upwork seems to be getting pushed off to the side which would be a real shame.

For me with freelancing there are two skills are the necessary:

  • The skill that I’m selling
  • The skill of selling

Unfortunately I can’t say I’m an expert at the skill I’m selling yet and that’s why it’s difficult to decide what to focus on, especially with this almost once in a lifetime opportunity to do the Messenger Bot Course.

If anything, I should have done the Freelance to Win Course a year ago when I was still on Guam. But what’s done is done and I’ll do my best to work around this for now.

Priority 3: Networking

Neville Medhora

Networking wise, this is definitely priority number 1. I NEED to get that email out, and want to do so before the weekend is out.

Givo

This now takes on priority number 2 for networking, but I hope to get a first draft of the Chelsea Soccer School article done by the end of the week if the GA interview doesn’t happen.

TheDesk

I’ll reach out to Oscar again just to see if I can meet Matt/Kingsley, but would still be cool to see some of my own work in action.

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly Update

So given that I spent some time last week to re-prioritize my life a bit, I want to align my Work Reflection so that it reflects my priorities work wise. With that said, having thought more about my priorities, I’ve realized that learning new stuff is still more important right now than the outreach part because I can’t show people that I can actually make a difference. I’m not confident about that yet and so it’ll show.

What I’ve Done

Priority 1: Secondary Income

General Assembly

One of the cool things that I’ve got rolling now is the General Assembly stuff. I do have my first meeting set up (kind of) and should be able to get an interview done for this. If I can get one or two of these done and written up, then I’ll at least get to say that I’ve written for General Assembly and contributed something.

More importantly though, after I get both articles written up, I can present another idea to Simon. A win-win situation where I can help them re-engage dead leads and hopefully convert one or two over to bring in new revenue. The idea then would be to split the revenue where I would receive somewhere between 20-40% of the revenue I generate for them in return for the autoresponder that I set up.

That would be a secondary income source by itself and a cool case study to boot, so I’d definitely be interested in making that work.

Upwork

I’ve applied for 8 jobs now using Upwork and of course it’s not that easy in the beginning, I haven’t booked in any jobs yet.

With that said, I’m hoping as I study more with the Freelance to Win course + one or two other articles, I’ll get better at job proposals and hopefully by this time next week I’ll have my first job booked in.

One thing I’d like to do is streamline my job proposal process to no more than 30 minutes a day (5-10 minutes per proposal), and incorporate some of the techniques (add value + video) from FtW and Daniel DiPiazza.

By creating a template/simplifying this, I should be able to get more work done.

I’d Hike That

The biggest win here was actually getting the 4 part email autoresponder sequence done. I still need to outline what I want to do here in terms of building emails.

The aim is to get a series of 10ish emails that will push all my products, and from there I’ll start running a ton of giveaways and hopefully that will work better as a way to build out this business.

Priority 2: What I’ve Learned

So a couple of changes in the past week about what I’ve learned, first off I dropped the GA class because I didn’t feel like it was directly contributing to any of my priorities, just kind of in the middle of all of them which didn’t really help. Beyond a couple more things changed so will go through them below.

Autoresponder Klass by Neville Medhora

Overall I’m quite happy how this klass has gone and probably one of the best investments I’ve ever made.

With that said, after next week I’ll legitimately have wrapped up this course, so not much else to say here.

Top Performer by Scott Young and Cal Newport

Unfortunately I haven’t even gotten to week 2 of this course, but I think that pretty much says it all. As much as I like the content and both founders of the course, I don’t think I’m extracting the value that they want to provide and I’d be better served spending my time on other courses.

I’ll be cancelling and asking for a refund on this

Freelance to Win by Danny Margulies

Overall I’m favoring courses that are a little more tactical and offer explanations for certain things that require action taking that the bigger vague courses like Top Performer and the GA course.

I’ve done week 1 of this course and admittedly haven’t been too overly impressed yet, but I do agree with what Margulies is aiming for, which is targeting the higher end clients on Upwork.

Admittedly I wish the information on proposals and profiles would be made available, but so far it’s been an OK use of my time, and I’m hopeful in the coming week I’ll book my first jobs from Upwork.

Other Ways of Learning to Consider

The biggest thing that I’d want to learn would be to improve my marketing/copywriting ability and the two courses that I would consider for this are the “Kopywriting Kourse” and “CopyHour”. I’ve liked what I’ve seen from both so far and think that the content would be perfect for what I’m trying to do, but will likely need to book in a couple of jobs first before going down this route.

Beyond that, I think reading simple BOOKS would be a good, cheap way to improve my own knowledge, starting with Neville’s book, then the books of the greats like Halbert, Sugarman etc.

Finally if I want to go beyond Freelance to Win, then Freelance Domination would be something to consider, but I think that would probably be months down the road if I chose that path.

Priority 3: Meeting Other Entrepreneurs

Givo — Charity Social Network

Although technically speaking I didn’t meet anybody new through this just yet, I’m using this to build my portfolio which indirectly leads to opportunities to meet others, so I’m happy to consider this part of Priority 2 for now.

TheDesk

I’m not sure if this will actually happen, but hopefully will still get a chance to implement the autoresponder sequence and see what results may come from this.

Would also be cool to get to know Matt and Kingsley from TimeOut as an intro to writing for them would be awesome.

Outreach

Originally reached out to Adriana and Guillermo from GA, but need to follow up.

What I’ll Do

Priority 1: Generating Secondary Income

I’d Hike That

First thing is I want to finish writing the full email autoresponder sequence for I’d Hike That.

Second is that I want to rethink my business model here. I don’t like the idea of running Facebook ads and having to check/adjust them all the time, I want to change the business model to a more easily managed and likeable model, rather than this crazy churn and burn of Facebook Ads + customers.

Finally I’m still too involved in doing the non-useful stuff of the business, gotta be a bit more clever about this…

General Assembly

I want to get that article and interview done.

Upwork

I want to apply to another 15 jobs here (assuming that I don’t get jobs). If I get jobs then I can slow this down.

Priority 2: Improving my Skills

Freelance to Win by Danny Margulies

Just want to get through the next week of content and introduce myself over the forum.

Priority 3: Networking

Givo — Charity Social Network

It would be good to get the article here done.

Neville Medhora

The first official thing is that the Klass itself this has technically now wrapped up. I’ve still got a couple things that I want to do:

  • Replying to every single autoresponder
  • Sending Neville a follow up way on improving the “Klass” + Kopywriting Kourse in general

I want to get on Neville’s radar and be an eventual case study for the “klasses” that he holds in the future.

TheDesk

I’m not sure if this will actually happen, but hopefully will still get a chance to implement the autoresponder sequence and see what results may come from this.

Would also be cool to get to know Matt and Kingsley from TimeOut as an intro to writing for them would be awesome.

Outreach

Originally reached out to Adriana and Guillermo from GA, but need to follow up.