I just finished watching an awesome video by George Kao, where he talks about the power of journaling.
Here’s the video below if you want to watch it:
After watching the video, I decided it was time for me to begin this habit as well.
I’ve been studying some of the top YouTubers like MrBeast, PewDiePie and others and one thing I noticed is they all at some point make periodic journal type vlogs.
These vlogs will usually include commentary on what they are doing, what they are doing wrong, plans for the future, etc.
The fascinating thing is how powerful it is to watch older videos from some of the top YouTubers and see how they progressed over the years. You can see what worked for them, what didn’t work and borrow ideas from their overall strategy.
Journaling can be compared to going to weekly or monthly meetings at a corporation.
Everyone shares their ideas, thoughts, complaints, problems on where the company currently is and where they think they should be headed.
It could also be similar to a ship at sea sailing towards a destination, but temporarily goes off course. Journalizing helps keep you on course so you don’t run aground or get lost at sea.
So anyway, if you are pursuing one or more side hustles, I recommend you start a journal and document your progress – preferably once a week.
You can do so the old school way with pen and paper, or make a blog post, YouTube video or other social media post.
And now, I’ll take the first steps and share my thoughts on how I’m currently doing with my side hustle business ideas and where I would like to be.
Right now, to be honest I’m at a really low point in my life and my income from side hustles is around $70/month from YouTube. My first major goal I would like to accomplish is to get to $1000/month.
I have several different projects I’m juggling – many I’m not 100% sure of, but still working on.
I’m realizing that many side hustles must be played over the long term – such as blogging or YouTube. Yes, you can become successful as a blogger or YouTuber, but it may take you years to get there.
So, in my situation my best bet will likely be to either start up a service/freelance type business or get a job I can tolerate until one of my ideas takes off.
Over the years, I’ve realized that the fastest way to start making money quickly is by offering a service.
Perhaps I should make one of my next goals to make at least $1 from a service using Fiverr or similar platform.
I also need to scale back the number of ideas I’m working on. In my current situation, I have very little free time and too many distractions, so I need to eliminate all but the best ideas and focus on them instead of the 500 total ideas I have. In reality I should probably focus only one one project at a time.
So, here’s what I’m going to do. It’s September 27, 2022. I will report back on October 27, 2022 and see if I have made any improvements.
My goal will be to make $100 total (including YouTube revenue) and the rest from hopeful sales of a new product or service business. So, I’d need to probably make $25-$30 from a product/service and the rest from YouTube.
That’s all for now. Be sure to check back in another month and we’ll see how I did. 🤑