OMG I’m beyond excited to finally have this launched. I missed the process, the talking, all of it! It’s great to be baaaaccck!!
I’m not one for show notes so I’ll be brief. In this episode, I go over the following:
- What happened in 2016
- What’s happening in 2017
- Proposals and what I think of them
- How SureFire Works
- Upcoming posts and projects including GettingTo30k, and “Before They Were Stars” Podcasts
- A bunch of things I learned while working on my business.
- A bunch of things I learned NOT TO DO! 😀
- I end it with a nice little song, cuz that’s what I’m going to do now.
The song at the end is Grits – My Life Be Like (Ooh-Aah)
It’s great to be back!!! Don’t forget to leave some reviews and ratings and comment below and let me know you listened.
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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 — 2 years ago
Hi everyone! It’s been a bit but I’m BAACCCK!!!
I had a nice vacation away and the week before was getting a ton of work done before I left. So I’ve been SILENT for 2 Episodes!!
Thoroughly enjoying Florida, I contacted my good friend Brian Oliver. A sales expert in the web game building website through his agency Market Leef.
Brian drops some sales tips and we discuss things like:
- Florida Weather vs NY Weather
- Web Designer vs Graphic Designer
- Why Brian isn’t using Beaver Builder yet.
- The Ultimate Dev Stack
- Recurring Revenue to sustain your business
And much more.
Enjoy the conversation and don’t forget to rate the show on iTunes and leave a review, or a comment, or anything you feel really.
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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.
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By Jonathan Perez — 3 years ago
Seriously? Do you have any idea? You mite. But I’m willing to bet that you don’t. You’ve been doing the same thing for so long, that whatever you do, just makes sense in your head. It may work, it may not, but to you, it makes sense.
I have no idea what I’m doing. At least I didn’t. It took me a very long time, in fact, for one of my businesses, I’m still figuring it out. That business is SureFireWebServices.com. I mean on the front, I think it’s pretty obvious. The site is a blog, and we do development and design for clients, and we sell courses. Do you see where the “I have no clue what I’m doing” falls in?
When you have one focal point on a site, it’s much easier to market and much more effective. For example, wpcurve.com, they only do WP maintenance. OptinMonster only has one plugin to focus on. WPMU Dev – WP Themes and plugins. And the list can go on.
What about us WebPreneurs? WTF Are we doing!? We sell our services. Notice the plural. We do so many things that it’s hard to pin point what’s going to make you stand out or what exactly your going to market.
What about your email list? Why are you building one? Did you even put a strategy in place? Are you planning on eventually selling your services?
My whole point is it’s time to start thinking about WHY we do things as oppose to just doing them. Yes, on occasion, just doing works. But I believe that the ‘just doing’ and having a plan is the difference between a few extra 0’s in the bank.
There are a ton of us that just do. I was definitely one of them and to this day, I will still say that I am. Planning takes time and when you don’t have the time, you tend to just do.
However there’s a mind shift that’s taking place. Pause for a second, and ask yourself, what’s the point.
Using SureFire as an example. I took a look at the business, which I’ve changed 100 times over (exaggerating), and I asked myself, what am I doing.
Why am I still offering a service that will eat up my time?
Why am I continuing to try and get new customers and build new relationships for projects that are undervalued by my lifestyle? Meaning, taking on a $5,000 project but having it last 2 months, which breaks down to only $2,500 a month, which no where near covers my expenses, but still adds all the stress of managing that project.
How many projects do I need to take on in order to live how I want?
Why am I building an email list with no direct strategy in place to sell something?
What am I selling?
Do I expect people to just read the content and that’s it? Do I want my users to take action? Can I expect my customers to hire me after just seeing a few emails? Do I want my users to hire me for service work, or do I want them to buy something?
All of these questions. I have a few answers, mainly money and comfort, but what’s the real reward.
Don’t get me wrong. Some people love this stuff. Some people would rather code for hours and collect a check. That’s cool if that’s what you like. Personally, I’m kind of done with that. I’ve been doing it for 10+ years, and was stuck in the same spot for quite some time.
Once I shifted my thinking, that’s when things started to fall into place and make more sense. That’s where I’m at right now. Coming to a realization that there’s a lot more out there then just trading in time for money in more than just the hourly sense.
There are people out there that are making a TON of money, and can barely use WordPress. As a developer, how many 100k jobs can you take on by your self?
Take a look at David Siteman Garland. He’s the course guy. All his marketing, all his emails, etc., they all have that one thing in common. Amy Porterfield, she’s the FaceBook chick. That’s where all her emails are marketed to.
So the next time you feel annoyed, burnt out, or just wondering if there’s something else that’s out there. Just know that there is and it’s waiting to be discovered. You have the potential to find your passion and make a ton of money doing it.
I made this cheat sheet for you so the next time you go to write your next post, or tweet your next tweet, or even get a new project, ask yourself, why?
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