Joelsuf's Road To 30k

joelsuf

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August 18 - 28

Deliveries = 322.50
Writing = 270

Got paid for the massive pamphlet I made. I got assigned another as well. This time I'll ask for even more money for doing it. The worst that will happen is that the client will say no, right?

Also got assigned to edit some headlines for some webpages for 25 bucks an hour.

Almost done with another set of assignments as well. The month should conclude with me making around 500 to 800 across all my freelance writing assignments. I'll see a good amount of this when September begins but that's fine.

Deliveries have been off the page and I mean off the damn page. The last few days, I experimented with doing 7 or so hours of deliveries straight without taking my usual lunch break from 3 to 4 in the afternoon. The result was that I made way more money, around 120 per day. This means I only really need to do three days of "full time" deliveries to maintain my lifestyle. Everything else is extra. Nice.

By the way, my weekly schedule is changing starting in September. I used to take Tuesdays as my day off with Monday being a half day. Now that I have bowling league on Thursdays, it makes more sense to take Thursdays off. So I'll report in every Thursday starting with today. Will probably do it AT bowling league too since I can still do stuff during league while waiting between frames.

Although I will check in on Tuesday just to wrap up the month of August.
 

joelsuf

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A little late on this check in, whoops. Anyways...

August 28-31

Deliveries = 434.56

So going into the final week of August, I decided to see what would happen if I accepted deliveries all the way from the second I woke up until 7 in the evening for six days straight. The result was that I made a little over $100 per day.

This got me to think of a strategy: If I can put in a couple of weeks like this per month, I can spend the rest of the month doing nothing but improvement work: Looking for clients to write for or making content for my blogs, YouTube channel, and websites.

I'll be doing this starting tomorrow. If I don't have stuff due, I'm just going to do deliveries all day, making about $600 per week. After two weeks, my monthly obligations are totally taken care of and I can work on writing related stuff and maybe do some deliveries here and there so I can get out of the house.

Also like I said I'll be reporting in on Thursdays instead of Tuesdays from now on, since I'd rather take an entire day off if I have to bowl instead of cut the day in half.
 

joelsuf

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September 1-10

Uber Eats = 700.31

I only have two words for my Uber Eats results: Holy shit. The number you see is with me starting on the 4th, by the way. And with a half day yesterday and last Friday. I took the first couple of days in September off for a mini-vacation. I had no idea that just keeping the driver app on until 7 in the evening instead of turning it off from 3 to 4 so I could eat was going to result in that many delivery requests.

The only problem with this is that I need to get really shitty fast food in between deliveries, since the vitamins I take need to be taken with food. I can fix this tho, just gotta pack a sandwich or something before the deliveries begin.

I'll be getting paid for writing assignments next week and I'll probably surpass this number on Uber Eats next week. I'm assuming that I'll make at least $1200 to $1500 in between Uber Eats and writing assignments. I already have $230 coming my way in writing assignments, so...

I will ease off doing Uber Eats for a bit in the last half of the month and focus on writing because I'll be decisively ahead on expenses by then. Got a new book in the works and I want to get it finished by Election Day. Gonna start spreading the word about it about a week before.

Something I might do is prepay my phone for an entire year or something. One payment of $400 would do that. Would be nice to not worry about paying for my phone every month.

The smaller balances of my debt are starting to get knocked out too. My plan is to have all my credit cards paid off by the end of the year this way I can dedicate 1-2k a week towards my student loans.

I'd like to be completely debt free by 2022 and if I know I can do that if I'm making $1000 a week. Let's do this!
 

joelsuf

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September 10-17

Uber Eats = 446.48
Freelance writing = 231.30

NO more driving for the rest of the month for me. Two reasons for this. First, I'm seeing my family in October so I want to make sure I'm COVID free before seeing them. I can do that by quarantining. Second, I might have COVID myself. Had very mild fever like symptoms over the weekend and lost my sense of smell since Monday. Everything else is fine but I don't want to take chances. Sooooo I'm going to get tested tomorrow and then once again at the end of the month. Then I'll go on vacation for the first week of October, seeing my childhood friend then my family. It'll be nice. My family has been super supportive of my Alpha 2 lifestyle and I haven't seen them since weeks before COVID stated spreading.

Either way, I'll have some more freelance writing money coming in and a little more Uber Eats money coming in next week anyways.

Even if I am taking the second half of the month off of driving, September is going to be a big month regardless. Pretty fantastic what happens when I apply myself and am willing to work long hours. I never thought that keeping my Uber Eats driver app on for 7-8 hours straight was going to be this profitable.

I have a solid plan for the second and third weeks of October when I do Uber Eats full time again. Instead of getting crappy fast food for my food break, I'll pack some hard boiled eggs. I also need to stay hydrated. I can do that by keeping a gallon jug of water in my car. This is much better than what I was doing, which was getting water from the food joints I was going to and then snacking on some chips as a food break.

As far as writing goes, my wrist is feeling much better.

The next few days might actually be half days. There's a lot of stuff on my computers/websites that I want to organize and make a lot better this way my freelance writing business and my content business can enter their next phases. I will definitely use the next couple weeks for that.

I'm really excited for the next couple of weeks. I'll be one more step closer to not relying on Uber Eats for income. When this year began, I just wanted to attain an 18k/year income pace by doing this stuff. Now, as we enter the last quarter of the year, there is a good chance I may hit my 30k goal.

That is dependent on not Uber Eats, but my freelance writing and content businesses. I mean sure, I can definitely make $600-$700 per week from Uber Eats and probably $1000 a week if I do it for like 12 hours a day for 6 days a week, but that isn't my future. Uber Eats is my maintenance income.

The goal for the last quarter of the year is match my Uber Eats numbers with my freelance writing numbers. This is possible, but I need to start doing what is necessary.

All things considered, expect the last quarter of this year to be massive.
 
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