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    $3875 February sidehustle report

    Swizec Teller published ServerlessHandbook.dev avatarSwizec Teller published ServerlessHandbook.dev@Swizec
    About $3840 revenue in February. Not bad for a sidehustle 🤔

    Would anyone be interested in monthly biz updates?

    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


    • 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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