Here's a fun milestone for ya: My sidehustle makes about as much per hour as my day job. Around $55.
But the margins are different.
At the day job, I keep about $55 of my $55. Some of it goes to taxes, but it's still my salary. From the sidehustle this July, I kept $11 of every $55. Some of which will go for taxes…
That must be why most people like to have jobs instead of businesses 🤔
Sometimes I wonder why I even bother… but then I'm like, "Oh yeah, the 100% year over year growth.” There aren't many jobs out there that give you a 100% raise every year I think.
Midpoint of year, sidehustle revenue exactly as much as all of last year. #ontrack 💪🏼— Swizec Teller published ServerlessHandbook.dev (@Swizec) July 17, 2017
So he asked me for help, and I said sure. The idea was to get him from "I might be able to code on my own" to "Employable engineer". Then he got a job at a startup that same week, so I've been helping him with that instead.
Just as I suspected, most bootcamps and online courses aren't great at teaching that. They produce great coders, but not that many engineers.
Seems like a market opportunity 🤔
Oh, and I finished React+D3v4. Editor fixed it up, I tested it all, ready to lock and load.
The next few weeks are going to be all about launching React+D3v4, then setting up some marketing ideas I've been having. Goal is to have a steady two sales per day average by the end of the year.
So far it's been at 0.6 sales per day average.
Here's July in numbers 👇
Total revenue: $3426
Gumroad sales: $970
- React+D3v4: $690
- React+ES6: $277
- ES6 cheatsheet: $3
Leanpub sales: $221
- Why programmers work at night: $21
- React+d3: $23
- React+D3 ES6: $177
React native School: $1464
LiveEdu premium: $5
Amazon associates: $16
Time investment: 62 hours
- Editor: $800
- VA: $468
- Facebook Ads: $244
- Hosting: $10
- Drip: $184
- SumoMe: $99
- Flaticon: $9
- Domains: $33
- Laptop AppleCare: $375
- New Headphones: $375
- CodePen: $75
- SmartBribe: $35
Hourly rate after expenses: $11
That's $3 below minimum wage 😅
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