Here’s my results for September, 2020
3,600 page views (+610 from August)
5,500 Youtube channel views (+600 from August)
349 Youtube hours watched (+23 from August)
Email subscribers: 6,635 (-150 subscribers from August)
Recurring payment: $1,557 – Brett’s share of our monthly recurring income from various programs
Virtual assistant: $600 – I have an assistant help with all my promotions, including copywriting, scheduling, and posting.
Convert Kit: $119 – This is the current autoresponder that I’m using
ZenDesk: $50 – Brett and I use this for our help desk for our launches
Internet: $50 – This is what I pay for my fiber Internet in Turkey
Gusto: $45 – This is the company I use for my SCORP payroll
WP Engine: $30 – My new awesome, fast hosting company for this website
Resell Rights Weekly: $19.99 – Reoccurring membership fee for the bonuses I add from my interviews and reviews
GoDaddy: $18.17 - I renewed a domain name
Apple Pencil tips: $18 - I bought replacements for my Apple Pencil
Amazon S3: $18.03 – I use this to host images, bonuses, and videos
Audible: $15.77 – Business books to further my education
iCloud: $9.99 – I use this to store my documents online
Skype: $9.99 for premium – I do all my interviews with Skype and Ecamm call recorder on a Mac
Total expenses: $2,560.94 (-$39,194.51 spent compared to August)
Total revenue from interviews and reviews: $5,516.61 (-$10,812.62 from August)
Recurring income with Brett: $3,114 – This is my recurring commissions before paying Brett half
Google Adsense: $150.10 – Earnings from Youtube
Resell Rights Weekly: $41.91 – This is a website that has a ton of products that you can use as your own
Total from OTHER streams of income: $3,306.01 (-$48,982 from August)
Total Revenue: $8,822.62 (-$59,794.62 from August)
Total Profit: $6,261.68 (-$20,600.11 from August)
What did I do in September?
September was definitely a weird month for me business-wise.
I only did about 4 product promotions, which is very low for me considering I usually try to do at least 10 per month.
However the reason is that halfway through the month we randomly decided to take a vacation. Normally I would have been prepared with promotions all set up and ready to go...but not this time.
I'm still happy that I was able to bring in over $6,000 in profit considering I didn't do many promotions and I was on vacation.
Ever since my daughter was born in August 2019 my entire business has changed. Before having children my main goal was to provide for my family and build my business for the future. However with my daughter in the world I've realized how little time we're actually going to have together before she grows up and goes off to school...and then begins her own life. Yes my business is still very important, but I 100% know that 20 years from now I'm going to look back and be happy that I spent as much time with my family as possible.
No one wishes that they'd worked more on their death bed.
Life and Work balance
I built my 7-figure business in my thirties. During that time I went from a thrifty bachelor to getting married and barely scraping by, to making over $1,000,000...and then having a child at age 38. Looking back from 40, I used my thirties to build a financial foundation that will support me through the rest of my life.
My biggest struggle lately has been creating a work schedule that allows me to get done what I need to get done and spend time with my family. It's difficult at time for me to separate "work time" and "non-work time" as I'm essentially "always working" since I have either my phone, computer, or iPad near me at all times. Sure, it's great that I can work from anywhere, but sometimes I just need to shut off my phone and be a little more present.