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eBiz Weekly #35

From broke to $10k in two months

This week:

  • Remote jobs via Twitter
  • August Finance Report
  • 88% discount on SEO course
  • From broke to $10k in two months
  • How To Get Clients Fast
  • Nomad City Discount
  • The Magic Email
  • Better than a bank
  • YouTube Optimization Experiment
  • Momentos

Remote jobs via Twitter

Tweet Jobs is a search engine built on top of Twitter to find jobs in real time. Their remote jobs section turns up a handful of opportunities every hour.

August Finance Report

Read my latest finance report here.

I earned a personal best $2,490 in affiliate commissions last month, which was nice 🥳

September is likely to be awful though 😩

Stay tuned.

88% discount on SEO course

I’ve heard lots of good things about the ClickMinded SEO course that’s available at 88% off for another 24 hours or so.

(Not buying it myself because I already dropped $450 earlier this week on another affiliate marketing course I plan to review.)

From broke to $10k in two months

An inspirational freelancing story on Reddit.

The guy was broke and effectively homeless back in July. Now he’s on track to earn $10k next month from a handful of clients 💰

He offers digital marketing services and found his clients through Upwork. Sounds like he didn’t learn any new skills since July so much as he started to treat his freelancing like a proper business.

I went all-in on the freelancer path. I told my depression and dependencies to eat shit, actually went to bed and woke up at reasonable times, and put in 12 hour days.

Basically – I hit an inflection point in my life back this summer. I’d been working unserious gigs, not taking care of my finances and ultimately not taking care of myself.

Get serious. Start grinding. Set goals. But always look back at where you came from in context of where you want to go.

Your journey might not happen as quickly as mine did – from borderline homeless and absolutely depressed to $10K a month… but everyone’s timeline is different. And all that matters is that you get there.

How To Get Clients Fast

Lots of ideas in this new article: How to Get Clients Fast: 15 Actionable Strategies You Can Deploy Today

If you’re brand new to freelancing though, I’d recommend you skip building an offer page, doing a podcast tour, etc.

Instead, try using these strategies from the article in this order:

11. Simply Ask (ref: The Billboard Method + Door-to-Door Method)
5. Do a Referral Swap with a Complementary Business
4. LinkedIn Outreach

Nomad City Discount

Nomad City is an annual conference in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 🏖 all about the future of work 💻

It’s happening November 7-9 this year and might be of interest to you if you work remotely or aspire to. I attended last year and enjoyed it a lot, met some great people.

Check the Nomad City website for more details.

Early bird pricing ends in less than 24 hours. Get 10% off a ticket here using promo code EBIZFACTS 👍

The Magic Email

If you’ve been following up with a client or lead and hearing nothing back, try sending this email:

Since I have not heard from you on this, I have to assume your priorities have changed.

That’s it.

Kai Davis calls it The Magic Email and writes:

It’s simple, intentionally vague, and absolutely effective.

I get at least a 50% response rate with most of them being positive.

It works because it makes it clear to the recipient that you’ve moved on. Since people are loss averse, their natural inclination is to reply immediately in order to keep you from walking away. You’re taking back control of the situation by declaring it over.

Better than a bank

I’m liking the sound of the latest offering from Stripe.

Traditional lenders aren’t set up to serve internet businesses, typically requiring lengthy applications, complex collateral obligations, and fixed payment schedules. We built Stripe Capital to cut through the red tape. Our goal is to provide access to fast, flexible financing that helps online businesses invest in growth.

Repayment is fully automated and adjusts to your daily sales. Stripe deducts a fixed percentage of your sales until the total owed is repaid.

YouTube Optimization Experiment

Matt Giovanisci made some smart tweaks to his existing YouTube videos and saw solid results 📈

The numbers aren’t mind-blowing right now – about $14,000 via YouTube so far this year – but those small incremental improvements should add up massively over time.

Two tips that stood out to me:

  • Video thumbnails should “include a human face that conveys an emotion.”
  • Change the watermark in the bottom right corner of your videos to a subscribe icon.


My latest batch of personal ramblings can be found here.

That link goes to my Patreon page, where I’ll be posting all future Momentos in an effort to keep the Google bots happy.

As usual, patrons will get early access to Momentos and everything else I publish 🙏

That’ll do it for this week.

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In case you missed em, here are the last three editions of eBiz Weekly:

Until next week, rock on with your legendary self 💪

Niall Doherty – Ubud, Bali
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