Welcome to the very first episode of DeveloperToMillionaire! This episode is a way for me to introduce myself to the world of podcasting. Here’s some cool things to know about how this podcast was made:
- I did the intro myself (but hired someone to do the voice professional sounding voice)
- I rap at the end (because I love music)
- I recorded using a mac and Logic Pro.
- Did all the editing myself.
I’m super excited to launch this and I hope you enjoy it.
- I talk a little about my background and company.
- Learn how I made 60k my first year with a side business.
- Why I started to slow down.
- The best way I found to run my business.
- Detailed explanation on why I left the Genesis Community.
Disclaimer: I recorded the first couple of episodes in 2015, so if you hear me reference any dates, keep in mind that this was recorded in 2015.
About the AuthorWhat's UP! This is my site, I write 99% of the articles on here. I'm also the owner of SureFireWebServices.com. I help out a lot of developers and designers getting into the web game. Helping is fun for me, so feel free to ask me any questions! I've made courses and have a membership as well to help get you on your feet!
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By Jonathan Perez — 3 years ago
Business is like a puzzle. You think you have all the pieces only to find that one essential piece missing. That one stupid piece.
It’s the piece that you need in order to make it over your business hurdle. The hurdle could be anything. Maybe it’s breaking a income cap or getting things organized, or getting more traffic. You need that one thing!
Don’t rush. You’ll get it. Everything takes time. Those overnight success stories that you hear are just not true. There’s no magic recipe that’s going to get you 1000 email sign ups in 30 days, or 2000 people visiting your brand new site in one day.
Be patient. I heard a song that said “It took me 15 years to make it over night”. Even Noah Kagan says “It takes about 5 years to make a million dollars.” You here all these success stories of people and the “secret methods” but the truth is, you’re on your own journey.
You dedicate yourself to the journey that you want. In time, things will come, but the key word here is time. You need to build your network, build your audience, build your brand. Building is done over months and years.
When you have something that’s finally built or growing, then you can start to leverage it. That’s when the “overnight success” starts to happen. If you’re just starting out though, don’t be fooled. You’re going to have to work and stay dedicated. If you give up, then nothing will get done. Keep at it. Keep hustling.
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By Jonathan Perez — 2 years ago
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.
Song at the end of the podcast – Aha Gazelle ‘The Aha Show’
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By Jonathan Perez — 3 years ago
I love sharing new ideas and new plugins with my audience. Any time I find something awesome and amazing, I want to spread the word. Why? Because that provides great value. However there is something that I always tend to think about in the end. That thing is, will I be making money with this in the long run?Post Views: 1,465