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$3875 February sidehustle report

People have been asking how I sidehustle, what makes it work, and whether when the sums are up, if it's worth the time. Would I not be better off just getting a better paying job?

If that job was as a fancy pants senior engineer at Facebook… probably, yeah. But what's the fun in that? 3 hours commuting every day.

So here's the breakdown for February 2017 ?

Total revenue: \\\$3,875

Gumroad sales:

  • ES6 Cheatsheet: \\\$30 -fees
  • React+D3v4 preorders: \\\$1,029 -fees
  • React+D3 ES6: \\\$848 -fees

Leanpub sales: \\\$255

  • Why Programmers Work at Night: \\\$8.5
  • React+D3js: \\\$69
  • React+D3 ES6: \\\$177

React Native School: \\\$1,840

Time investment: 46 hours

Cost: \\\$2,382

  • AppSumo: \\\$99
  • Editor: \\\$550
  • VA: \\\$349
  • Camtasia Upgrade: \\\$120
  • DSLR to improve videos: \\\$800
  • Studio lighting + mic arm: \\\$160
  • Drip: \\\$184
  • Hosting: \\\$10
  • LiveEdu pro account: \\\$10
  • Facebook ads: \\\$100

Output:

  • 2 React Native lectures
  • 3+ Livecoding sessions
  • 7 blog posts
  • some React+D3v4 progress on the animation chapter

This has been an expensive month. ? I've decided to go hard on video, and I wasn't happy with the quality. You can see a big improvement just with studio lighting.

Bottom left corner. See how much better I look with a good light? Yes, magnificent screenshot to show this off, I know. ?

Net hourly rate: \\\$32 pre-tax

Not too bad, gotta work on my unit economics ?

…and find time to update the React+D3 landing page. It's still selling the old stuff LOL.

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Published on March 7th, 2017 in Business, Side Projects, sidehustle

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