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Day 21 – Running Ads

“High expectations are the key to everything.” –¬†Sam Walton We talk more about social media and Max doesn’t throw me under the bus for not recording the video like I was supposed to. ūüėÄ Income and Expense Summary TOTAL INCOME TO DATE: $211.91 TOTAL EXPENSES TO DATE: $73.71 Day 21 Video Summary Another Day of… View Article

Day 20 – A Summer Surprise

“Diligence is the mother of good luck.” – Benjamin Franklin We talk more about social media and Max doesn’t throw me under the bus for not recording the video like I was supposed to. ūüėÄ Income and Expense Summary TOTAL INCOME TO DATE: $177.94 TOTAL EXPENSES TO DATE: $63.71 Day 20 Video Summary A Day… View Article

Day 19 – Two More Sales and Social Media Talk

“You can‚Äôt make anything viral, but you can make something good.” -Peter Shankman Social media and two more sales in today’s episode. Income and Expense Summary TOTAL INCOME TO DATE: $177.94 TOTAL EXPENSES TO DATE: $63.71 Day 19 Video Summary Social Media & Content We started implementing some social media ads on Facebook and Instagram…. View Article

Day 18 – Our First Online Sale

“Anything that is measured and watched, improves.” – Bob Parsons Talking Shopify and our first online sale! Income and Expense Summary TOTAL INCOME TO DATE: $130.38 TOTAL EXPENSES TO DATE: $8.88¬† Day 18 Video Summary Shopify We looked at Shopify right at the beginning of the process and decided against using it because it didn’t… View Article

Day 17 – Hey Sport, You’re Not Perfect

“The only thing worse than starting something and failing‚Ķ is not starting something.” –¬†Seth Godin Today we talk about delicious flavors, product photos and how the pursuit of perfection kills companies. Income and Expense Summary TOTAL INCOME TO DATE: $88.00 TOTAL EXPENSES TO DATE: $8.88¬† Day 17 Video Summary Website & Product Flavors We worked… View Article

Day 16 – Email Marketing with MailChimp

“The value of an idea lies in the using of it.” –¬†Thomas Edison Today we talk more about using MailChimp to connect with your audience and pricing… again. Income and Expense Summary TOTAL INCOME TO DATE: $88.00 TOTAL EXPENSES TO DATE: $8.88¬† Day 16 Video Summary Email Marketing with MailChimp MailChimp is an amazing tool… View Article

Day 15 – A More Detailed Marketing Plan

“The aim of marketing is to make selling superfluous.” –¬†Peter Drucker Today we talk a little more about marketing, getting a logo for $5.00 and selecting our first marketing channels. Income and Expense Summary TOTAL INCOME TO DATE: $88.00 TOTAL EXPENSES TO DATE: $8.88¬† Day 15 Video Summary A¬†More Detailed Marketing Plan Because we have… View Article

Day 14 – What to Do When You Fall Behind

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.” –¬†Walt Whitman Day 14 we got behind. But that’s not the important. The important thing is that we kept (and keep) moving forward. Income and Expense Summary TOTAL INCOME TO DATE: $88.00 TOTAL EXPENSES TO DATE: $2.34¬† Day 14 Video Summary… View Article

Day 13 – Watch the Video

“Tactics mean doing what you can with what you have.” – Saul Alinsky We have 3 tips for you if you’re staring an commerce business. I’m not going to spoil it for you. Watch the video to find out! Income and Expense Summary TOTAL INCOME TO DATE: $88.00 TOTAL EXPENSES TO DATE: $2.34¬† Day 13… View Article

Day 12 – Calculating Profits and Much, Much More

“I believe we’ll get to the point where when you’re born, you’ll be issued a domain name.” –¬†Bob Parsons Calculating profits is just part of what we talk about. There are some details in the blog below, but Max did a fantastic job with the video today so definitely check it out below. Income and… View Article

Day 11 – Quant Based Marketing

“The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else‚Äôs highlight reel.” –¬†Steven Furtick I love this quote because it’s true. Every successful person we admire and look up to has put in the hard work and gotten their hands dirty. They’ve stayed up later than most and worked when… View Article

Day 10 – A Recap of the First 9 Days

“What you have done is nothing compared to what you can do.” – Grant Cardone I’ll keep this one short. Watch the video. This is a summary of the steps we’ve taken so far and the ones you should consider as well. We’ll catch you on Day 11! Income and Expense Summary TOTAL INCOME TO… View Article

Day 9 – Finding the Right Supplier

“A wise human would have an understanding of the supply chain and how the pieces fit together. But it’s against our nature to think about it.” – Paolo Bacigalupi Finding the right supplier and getting exact costs was the focus of Day 9. This led to¬†us once again visiting and chatting with suppliers. We fear… View Article

Day 8 – Cash Flow

“Cash is oxygen.” – Gary Vaynerchuk Cash flow is key. Max and I agree¬†with the gurus on this one. Having positive cash flow is crucial to business survival. That’s part of the reason we started this journey. We want to build a business starting with $0.00 and stay cash flow positive for the full 30… View Article

Day 7 – Clarifying Your Message

“Branding is a verb, ya heard? Now get out there and BE your brand.” ‚Äē Catrice M. Jackson Clarifying your message about who you are and what you stand for isn’t easy. How to Clarify Your Message (or how we did it) It’s Day 7 and we are still working on clarifying our message and… View Article

Day 6 – Buying a Domain Name

“Websites promote you 24/7: No employee will do that.” – Paul Cookson Buying a domain name was at the top of our list of things to do on Day 6. Our thought process is that we want to start selling again as soon as possible. Because we want to make the sales more legit than,… View Article

Day 5 – Branding a Business

“Your brand is what other people say about you when you’re not in the room.” – Jeff Bezos Branding a business is an interesting and difficult task. It takes time and we don’t expect to brand our business overnight. That being said, we want to make sure that we know what we’re about. Since we… View Article

Day 4 – Product Validation

“No one ever got rich checking their email more often.” – Noah Kagan Product validation is one of the key lessons that I learned from the one and only, Noah Kagan. The dude just knows how to validate. The idea behind product validation is pre-selling your product or selling your service BEFORE you create all… View Article

Day 3 – Product Selection

“In business, success often depends upon the relative age of your ideas.” – Robert Kiyosaki Today is the day. We finally chose an idea. Check out the video to see what idea we chose and how we began the process of selling.   So, a coffee subscription it is. Who’s in? Email us at info@the30daybusiness.com… View Article

Day 2 – Pick an idea

“There are no rules here – we’re trying to accomplish something.” – Thomas Edison We set out on the journey to pick an idea. A white board. A red, a green and a blue dry erase marker. And 30+ sloppily scribbled ideas. Here we go… Two hours and 26 minutes later we emerged with 3… View Article

Day 1 – Schedule & Idea Generation

“Soon is not as good as now.” -Seth Godin Today was all about goal setting, project¬†planning and idea generation. The first step of any good project is to have a goal and a plan to get there. Our challenge guidelines set the goal as “>$1,000” in 30 days, but that’s not specific enough. We decided… View Article

Before we begin…

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