I spent January stocking up and getting my ducks in a row. I have potential freelance work that will hopefully take me up to 25 hours a week guaranteed over February, and as I heat up the Amazon Seller Central marketplace, those two streams of income should steady themselves out over the next few weeks.
10 Things I Achieved In January:
- Updated my CV
- Learned new skills in Amazon Forecast
- Made advertising banners for Amazon Services and completed the application
- Found out information about New Enterprise Allowance scheme and almost finished the process
- Set up dropshipping process in Amazon UK and Amazon US
- Started work on my agency website
- Helped my friend design his business leaflets (seee the featured image)
- Learned more advanced Excel skills – even though I’ve been using it for years, always something new!
- Successfully secured my annual customer’s order.
- Became comfortable with AWS.
What I Didn’t Do Well In January:
- I didn’t get the stock out of the house
- I put on a LOT of weight
- I didn’t manage my time as effectively as I could have: better than usual but still lacking.
- I didn’t manage my money efficiently.
On the negative side, I had one client cancel a contract suddenly, and I’ve put on over a stone. It’s because I’m not getting out much and eating junk, but that’s something else I’ll focus on in the month to come.
I still have a lot of niggly bits to do before I’m ready to settle down and let things flow, but it’s been a good start. With pay day in sight on Thursday, and plenty of plans coming together, I’m hopeful that month two of 2020 will be doubly productive.