Income Report for January 2017

Just a few more hurdles this month, going on Amazon’s warning to get my account suspended for sending late shipments was enough to scare me into getting orders out even on the same day. Back to school purchases climbed this month, as you can see in this organized chart: Revenue: 2,309.39 23% progress, and +77% growth […]

Income Report for December 2016

It has been a crazy month. I’ve been putting in lots of effort into growing the revenue for Emnotes and have a redesign for the website that will be launching this February, but that’s not the reason why it has been crazy. I’ve been working two part-time jobs in order to subsidize a few essential […]

A Surefire Way I Know to Land a Guest Post

It was just another day. Woke up without an alarm and went straight to the bathroom. I hung out for a little bit in the living room and then went back to check my email from my laptop.. I didn’t have a smartphone back then. Well I did, but it was the Palm Pixi, and that […]

Income Report for November 2016

November’s Objectives: To establish a baseline and find out where I’m really at while starting out. Results: Lessons Learned Despite a low income month, my biggest asset is selling on Amazon and I will be putting most of my efforts into growing a brand through that platform. It is the first time that I publish […]

3 Lessons About Failure From My First $1,000

Libraries seem bigger when they’re empty. The San Jose Public Library in northern California has big windows in their top floor, which gives a great view of the area away from downtown. Directly below was popular restaurant called Flames that was way too expensive for me. I remember the raindrops on the window and the uncomfortable […]

What I Did When No One Wanted to Help Me

It can be painfully embarrassing to ask for help with something simple. It’s even worse when you can’t find that help. When was the last time you struggled to fix something yourself instead of getting help? I’ve always been a believer in getting help when you can in order to save yourself a lot of […]

Quit Telling Me That Starting a Business is Hard

I’m not sure how many times you’ve had to be in a situation where you have to bite your tongue and not say anything in order to not come off as a know-it-all. Like when you’re a chef and someone tries to show you how to properly flip an egg. Or worse, tell you how […]