Great project Kevin, and It's cool to see how transparent you're keeping it. One thing I'm curious about, and this seems to be a theme of the various work-from-anywhere blogs and people I see online, from an income standpoint it seems like this lifestyle leans towards a 'living paycheck to paycheck' type of life. Minimal work for minimal pay. Not that money is everything obviously, but that would be a major stresser for me, ie not ever getting ahead, always having to hustle to stay even. Am I wrong about that, or is it just a different mind set? Just curious.
Week 2: SEO Writing
It’s been 2 weeks since I started my first of 6 online businesses.
I worked less than intended last week. Here’s what happened, day-by-day:
SEO Writer, Week 2
-Fixed issues on blog, added a Contact page
-Sent 6 emails to internet marketing firms in Austin
-Contacted Mike Shannon about SEO work
-Contacted Andrew Henderson about writing articles for Nomad Capitalist
Total Worked on Tuesday: 1 Hour, 10 minutes
Emailed with Andrew about writing for Nomad Capitalist
Total: 20 minutes
Tough time motivating.
Emailed 8 Internet Marketing companies, total work about 30 minutes.
Chatted with Andrew about Nomad Capitalist’s needs. Got specifics and finalized our agreement over email.
Total: 30 minutes
Summary week 2
Total hours worked: 2.5 hours
The cold emails are boring and so far unproductive so far. I think the response rate is supposed to be at least 5%. Maybe I just need to keep going and send more every day.
But there’s good news!
I got my first gig.
I’ll be doing 3 articles a week for my nomadcapitalist.com. It’s right along the lines of my interests, and not far from the stuff I talk about on this site (freedom-related!).
We worked out a deal for a monthly retainer.
I’m excited to work on this project. I see eye-to-eye with Andrew on most topics, and know I can write some solid content as a ghost writer.
I’m not that motivated to send out a bunch of cold emails, but will pick that up again tomorrow and see how that goes. I don’t need another gig at this point, this one will keep me plenty busy, and the fact that it’s of interest is a huge plus.