Starting to Show Up

I started this year with great ambitions. Sound familiar? Well, as tradition, I spent a few months going strong then bailed out miserably with the rest of America. After a few months, however, I refuse to waste the rest of the year. I cannot keep pushing my dreams and aspirations to the side and lie on my ass. I refuse it.

I read this article about learning to show up. It’s not just about showing up every day for your work, but for yourself. Show up every day for yourself. So, I turned a page in my bullet journal and mapped out what I wanted to accomplish in September. Then I broke that down by each week. This week has went well so far.

What This Blog Is About

My plans for this blog is to chronicle my journey into actually making my businesses successful. Their, um, duds right now. I want to share my successes each week. I want to show what exactly I am doing for my businesses. What tools and tricks I am using. What is working. What is not.

Every month, I plan to post an income report in my newsletter. It will show business stats as well as my business expenses and profits. Past business reports can be found on my newsletter archive page.

My Business

I own Katelyn Hare Development and we make websites. The websites that we make are mostly my other businesses. I will give you a list of every venture I am currently in now:

Freelancing. My main source of income right now is from freelancing. I am a freelance website developer.

Katelyn Hare Development. This is the main company of all my other businesses. We make websites.

DECODEING School. This is an online school where you can get a college education for so much less. No general education classes or debt is involved.

Simply Minimal. A curated pool of resources for people who want to simplify their lives. I am writing a book that I am super proud of and will be having free guides on the website.

My Personal Brand. I want to work on this as my businesses grow.

It’s a lot on my plate, but my plan is to have all these businesses be intertwined and connected.

Starting From 0

So, here are my starting stats.

FREELANCING

  • I currently have two projects.
  • I have received about $1600 this month so far.

KATELYN HARE DEVELOPMENT

  • I just implemented analytics (I know, I’m one slacking developer. Although I’m pretty sure I have it set up in one of my other emails..)
  • $0 revenue (although freelancing counts as this revenue)
  • 0 email signups

DECODEING

  • I just implemented analytics
  • 0 monthly users
  • $0 revenue
  • 2 email signups

SIMPLY MINIMAL

  • I just implemented analytics
  • $0 revenue
  • $0 revenue
  • 2 email signups
  • 17 YouTube Subscribers

PERSONAL BRAND

  • I just set up tracking
  • $0 revenue
  • 0 email signups
  • 931 followers on Twitter
  • 52 followers on Instagram

So, my goal for the next week is to continue my content plan, my social media schedule and to get 10 people to sign up on each email list.

You Only Have A Minute

If you aspire to make your dreams come true. Please do. DO. You only have a minute.

I’ve only just a minute,
Only sixty seconds in it.
Forced upon me, can’t refuse it,
Didn’t seek it, didn’t choose it,
But it’s up to me to use it.
I must suffer if I lose it,
Give an account if I abuse it,
Just a tiny little minute,
But eternity is in it.
-Dr. Benjamin E. Mays

Thank you for stopping my and hearing me ramble. I would appreciate it if you would send me a hello on Twitter at @KTRXS.