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My Story! Getting to 30k and what it really means!

So what’s with all this 30k stuff popping up everywhere on my site?

The short, simple answer, it’s how I started.  It was the beginning of my web business and everything that it grew to be.  It was the fire that was lit under my arse to push me further and further.  It’s a process, and it freakin’ works.

In this episode, I’m going to share my story, I believe for the first time.  Not the story of how I got started in the web industry, but the story of how I took a side hustle from nothing, to consistently making $60 – $80k a year ALL WHILE working full time and managing my life work balance with my wife and two kids.

I never shared this because I never looked at it as success.  Everything we see about success is so over bloated its crazy.

20k Projects Suck, you can’t start from 0 and 1000 subscribers in a month and most people stay in the middle ground.

For some reason, though, we tend to think that the middle ground isn’t good enough. We’re so pounded with visions of what success looks like, that we become blind to our accomplishments.

When I first started GettingTo30k a lot of feedback that I got was “Why 30k? That just seems too little?”

$30k is real.  $30k is attainable, and if you can make $30k, then you’re not that far away from making $60k, $100k, etc.

What started as a side business for me, continued to be a side business but kept growing, and all the methods, strategies, etc., that I learned are all things that I want to share.

Working full time allowed me the freedom to experiment.  Having a family gave me a reason to streamline my process to building websites and manage my time efficiently.

My turning point happened just a few days ago.  I went to a conference, and a constant theme that I kept hearing was “Be yourself.”  I’ve heard it so many times in the past, but it just never registered.

When my accountant does my taxes, he tells me “I can’t believe you’re doing this much with just a side thing.” Of course, I shrugged it off, but I realized, holy crap, he’s right!

So the time has come.  I’ve been side hustling since 2012, and now I want to show you how you can start a side hustle too, and take it to places you never imagined.

LINKS

Join the FREE FaceBook Group “From 0 to 30k”

Song at the end of the podcast – Aha Gazelle ‘The Aha Show’

Get Notified when I launch the membership (Just fill your email to the 30k box below.)

Dev2Mil – Business Transitions with Kim Doyal

What up Everyone!!  Here with another episode of Developer To Millionaire!  The throwback episodes are OVER and we’re starting a new.

The format is going to be more conversational and I’ll be doing a lot more solo episodes moving forward as well.

In this episode…

I’m having a great conversation with Kim Doyal, the WP Chick.  We speak quite often and we’re both going through a few transitions in our business.  This is a common theme amongst entrepreneurs and it’s always hard to do but becomes an essential part of growth.

We speak about dealing with clients, figuring out when to transition and so much more!

For more about Kim Doyal, make sure to visit her website:

TheWPChick.com and also check out the new platform she’s building Lead Surveys!

Enjoy the episode!

Throwback With Jon Barratt – A Must Listen!

Note: This episode is more rock then hip hop, sometimes I like to switch it up 😉

Previous Episodes with Willy:

Throwback Podcast with THE Dan Norris

Podcast Throwback – All About Beaver Builder BEFORE THEY WERE STARS!

Interview with Hani Mourra

Alas the throwback episodes must come to an end.  But what a great way to end January and kick off February!  In this episode, I speak with Jon Barratt.

Jon and I connected a while back.  What he thought was just going to be a casual conversation, sneakily turned into a fantastic podcast.

Jon is heavily involved in the Genesis Community.  He’s an amazing developer and has developed a premium, e-commerce child theme for Genesis called Envy. This theme is beautiful. In addition to themes, he also created WP-Clips.  A plugin that lets you customize themes without having to worry about updates or changes.  It’s like a snippet manager that’s built directly into the site.  So the code is reusable, and it’s just incredible.

Besides designing and developing, Jon’s also involved in the film industry!

In this episode, we discuss all of that in detail.  We also discuss YouTube Videos, different challenges that we face, my old music career, and so much more.

This is one of my favorite episodes, and I’m honored to have a new friend!

Links from show

Envy Theme

Jon Barratts Website

WPClips

Youtube Song Intro

YouTube Song Outro – Thousand Foot Krutch — Running With Giants

Throwback Podcast with THE Dan Norris

Here comes another one!!! My Throwback Series today is with Dan Norris! If you don’t know who he is, today should be the day.

Dan Norris was the co-founder of WP-Curve which was just acquired by GoDaddy, he’s written 4 books (Create or Hate, 7 Day Startup, Content Machine, Operation Brewery), started his own Brewery Company, and has an Entrepreneur Mastermind!

The guy is pretty unstoppable.  Not to mention, he’s totally down to earch and cool as hell.

This interview was super fun! We spoke last year when we was working on his first book 7 Day Startup.  It’s incredible how much has happened since then.

Take a blast from the past though and see Dan Norris… BEFORE THEY WERE STARS!!!! 😀  Enjoy!

Links

Song at end:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZP5TOlLWqg

Last Two Episodes:

Interview with Hani Mourra

Interview with the Beaver Guy (Robby)

Podcast Throwback – All About Beaver Builder BEFORE THEY WERE STARS!

Here we have another throwback episode with the BEAVER GUYS!!!  Well, only one Beaver guy, but I’ll have the rest on really soon.  This episode is Robbie and I chatting it up.  Discovering the origin of the Beaver Builder name and just having some fun.

I also realized that after reading this, in the beginning, I say “I discovered the plugin” and I meant to say “When I discovered the plugin” so please keep that in mind when you listen.  🙂

Beaver Builder has been growing like crazy over the past year, and when I spoke with Robby, they were in at the beginning.  Great to see where they were and where they’re headed.  Keep an eye out for the update episode!

If you missed last weeks throwback episode, check it out:

Interview with Hani Mourra

And as all these throwback episodes happen, we have Willy doing the intro’s… great guy that Willy 😀

Don’t have Beaver Builder? Get it here!

Interview with Hani Mourra

Welcome to the first episode of the Throwback Series! There’s only a few of these but it’s going to be super fun to see where these folks were at over a year ago, and then the revamped versions of where they are now.

In this episode, I interview Hani Mourra.  Super cool guy, he actually works full time like me!  He created the amazing suite of plugins called Simple Podcast Press, Simple Video Press, Simple Social Press, and the latest amazing plugin called Repurpose (not released yet, but soon to be).

His goal is to help people automate with the right tools to help us content creators, grow our audience!

I use 2 of the plugins on my site for videos and podcasts, and I can’t wait for the release of his new one.

Hear Hani talk about his path to creating plugins with no programming background.  What started with an idea, quickly grew rapidly.

I had a great time chatting with Hani, and I’m sure you love listening to his journey.

AUDIO CREDITS:

YouTube Vid Intro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj0E50VxYGk
YouTubeVid Outro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6-TWRn0k4I

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