Open Patreon Post
This is how we're gonna do it from now on, me thinks ...
|Culture Clap||Sep 12|
What follows is actually just a copy of Patreon post, without all of the images or details . Lots of goodies and morels; definitely thankful to be more secure in the path I’m walking!
This post is a rather detailed updated, with many words and not a few images; though all really good news. Thank you all for your support ~ couldn't be doin' this stuff with out y'all!
First off, I really feel like I've got a handle on how I want to use these platforms!
I've renamed this tier Core, and limited it to 500, with a minimum of $1.
While I've made an overflow tier of >$2, called Community.
While I've also discerned a pricing plan for ExoCTO; with an associated spreadsheet. I'm also able to run hypotheticals, and so measure my time, insuring project manageability.
I've also got sliding scale fees implemented, which I hope make my support more accessible to anyone. The entrance is the same for everyone, 20 minutes of tech talk with an email follow-up, for free.
If you're wondering why all of these changes ...
I suppose that's the biggest news; starting on Monday I'll have 20 hours of English Classes every single week ~ which is a sufficient income to live comfortably.
New Roadmap for Goals
I've also switch up my Goals, and added a bunch of lower tier Goals around monthly business bills. First up is Calendly, which is already covered by y'all (thank you!)
Next up is Later.com, this will enable me to schedule Instagram posts, which is the platform that I'm going to focus on as the apex of trick-down social media structure. Leveraging Twitter, LinkedIn & Facebook; using automation.
This is followed by Zencastr, a platform that assures, as best as can be done, that I get quality recordings when taping conversations with virtual guests. In fact, using Zencastr, each guest has their own track being individually recorded. The pro-version will allow me unlimited guests, unlimited hours of recording!! Unlimited guests being the appealing feature.
Complete posts are available to 495 more Patreon Core($1+) members.
I almost forgot about Canva!
I can get quite a bit done with the Free version, paying for visuals as is actually needed. The images included are examples of Canva productions.
idioke images are used to solicit Spanish lessons for me :)
while the Exo-CTO images are as follows, and this is just a beginning ...
Which images to you like best?
I'd love any input any of y'all might have :)
So Canva is another one I'll add ...
Though then it takes a pretty quick jump from there to health insurance, remember the pension stuff I talked about ... I'll write another post about the details later.
Either way, I'll need to think of some other intermediary Goals.
I recently published another piece in Latino Rebels; this one lovingly entitled, The White Latinos Are At It Again. A few conversations have been had, out of the publication; and I got paid as well! Both by LR, and some random person on the internet.
This is the money that is providing the immediate monetary investment of purchasing a paid Calendly subscription, upfront for the year! Being poor is expensive, and such plans are just another example: by having more money up-front, I'm able to save money!
I've also recently taken on my first paid client for ExoCTO; and am finalizing automations, along with the core product base ... speaking of, I would like to welcome y'all to the DreamFreely Library. This is where I'm making the Rebel Coding, ExoCTO & Manifesting Empathy books available to anyone and everyone!
I've been working with an agency for one year this past July, that sources English students to me. And I've maintained all the students I've wanted to, on of my students was successful enough accomplish is aspiration to get a new job! Another student just wasn't my style, per se; though I've recently heard from his current teacher, and he seems to be doing wonderfully!
Now I myself have acquired 20 hours per week of classes!
Though next up, I'm taking a student that was too much for another teacher!!
All said and done, this is allowing me to really leverage my other efforts to supplant this schedule, or not. I really enjoy teaching, and if we're being honest, this is a great primary audience for some of my projects, like idioke! Aspiration is to build the skills of my students to the point where they no longer need me, and we can all just use idioke to practice, grow and build community!
None of this would have been possible without the existential support your monetary support is evidence of !! In another post, I'll talk about the new-to-me Qi-Gong form I use as a morning routine. As well, I'll talk about some of the additional components of a my meditative mornings.
Y'all, seriously, thank you so much helping me get to this place; here's a quick snapshot of the GNUCash dashboard ~ honestly I'm so stoked to have been able to save! It's been paycheck to paycheck ... since forever to me :/
Yup, I'm even able to manage the business records in both USD & COP (Colombian Peso)!
As well, I maintain invoices for everything taken in formally, and informally, while having a bold line between personal salary and business intake. This enables fluidity for tax purposes ~ while making the requirements clearer for others to follow, looking toward the creation of content.
Furthermore, all of this will enable me to investigate investing !
So I'll be documenting that learning path as well.
Honestly, I haven't purchased the Calendly paid version yet; I want to make the most of it, and I have few things to do before I'm ready to put that cherry on top. Basically I need to build the roads leading to each of these doors; on-boarding, and review, forms. As well as building automation chains.
Nonetheless, here's a look at the, soon to be public, Calendly events:
It has only been since August that I've been able to start tracking ALL of my expenditures and acquisitions. Though there is one thing in particular that I will be paying special attention to, and that is the Colombian pension fund to which I have to contribute each month. It's like a tax, but for healthcare ... I'm not entirely sure. Though I don't have to pay income tax unless I'm making more than 5.000.000,00 COP each month. (Also in Colombia, money is displayed with a period for commas, and vice versa.)
It was only in the middle of August that I decided to withdraw the Patreon funds; which have traditionally been done quarterly. Though I'm lookin' to make the withdrawls into trimesters. Due dates being December, April and August 15th; enabling to do my taxes consistently, yet relatively infrequently.
I'm super excited to learn about all of this stuff, and publish materials for others to hopefully enhance their own awareness. Next up, I will need to spend $45 to renew the LLC in Minnesota ~ though even that process is shedding super cool new light!
And yes, that is a 5Qi reboot in the near future; more about this in a future post.
It wouldn't be possible to have this much enthusiasm to exude and enjoy without y'all!
Thank you / Gracias / Nzinga,