Monthly Report: April 2017

Monthly Report: April 2017

Hey everyone, hope you had an awesome April! These monthly reports are going to start taking a different turn now.

You might have seen my monthly income in the past but now I’m devoting full time towards web development and coding. Therefore, I won’t be making any income for the time being to focus on studies. I’m still pursuing Spanish and keeping up with my Youtube as well.

I didn’t feel that teaching English or writing were endeavors that I particularly enjoyed so I’m deciding to focus full time on coding.

Here’s what I’ve been up to this past month!

Monthly Expenditures

I’ve been living in Medellin, Colombia to cut down on my daily burn rate. I haven’t made any money this month so I think it’s important to keep track of what I’m spending. It also makes for an awesome video for all those analytical folks out there. I spent less than $500 last month.

I spent less than $500 last month. This includes rent, food, a couple trips, and some light fun. I’m not a heavy drinker nor excessive party person so I think I did really great.

There are a YouTube video and Google Spreadsheet I made for your perusal. Enjoy and shoot me any questions!

Here’s the google doc link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1c3iz9lFNeYvc-cwga_I75YEk-vJT5O6pN11NKlr_Jtw/edit?usp=sharing

Coding and Development

The biggest news is that I’m applying for internship/apprenticeships. Although they were looking for another front developer, I pitched myself as looking to learn and giving time to assist in any way I can. I met up with a health/tech startup company recently and had an interview with them. I’m still waiting to hear from them but I’m very hopeful that I will get in. They primarily work with JavaScript but might use jQuery or ReactJS also.

Web Dev Udemy Course

Now headed towards the back-end of development.

As I’m waiting for Codecademy and FreeCodeCamp to update their curriculums, I’m revisiting the Web Developer Bootcamp Udemy Course with Colt Steele to reiterate through JavaScript and start reaching into the backend.

Portfolio Page

I updated my Portfolio Page

I’m also updated my portfolio page at timothyhoang.net recently to include the color game project which I was working through in the course.

I’ve joined the Advanced Beginner Challenge with Dain Miller this month also. It was quite intensive with reading and building projects but I am definitely gaining a lot of traction in the tech arena. I’m gathering a lot of contexts and connecting with some cool tech folks.

I’m hoping to get to this ReactJS course that was free on Udemy with a coupon I found with FreeCodeCamp. also so I can start diving into some more front end frameworks.

Spanish

I joined a Spanish study group recently here as I have found that language exchanges and local speakers are way too fast for my pace. They also get bored of the same boring conversations and want to hear about interesting things. I don’t know if it’s impatience or not.

I continue to teach myself Spanish on youtube with Senor Jordan. I tried Anki but that took too much management of the flashcards. I also don’t like Memrise or Duolingo as much either since it doesn’t have a particular structure.

Spanish with Senor Jordan

I teach myself Spanish with Youtube.

My speaking and listening are the two most difficult areas for me. Speaking and listening are especially difficult because you have to formulate sentences and might not have the appropriate vocabulary to express yourself. You aren’t usually able to look up things on the spot either.

My writing and reading are somewhat decent and I’m recognizing more words every day. I can at least use Google Translate if I have any problems. I usually write Spanish on text and messages to my Spanish speaking friends also to practice.

YouTube

I’ve been pretty religious about my daily vlogs on Youtube, check out my YouTube channel! I’m proud to say I’ve passed 50 vlog videos last week and about to cross over 60. There’s no plan as to how long I will go but I still definitely want to keep it up because it lets me share this awesome country with people from all around the world.

I’ve also done various videos recently for fun and educational purposes. You can check out my video about my paragliding trip or a mash-up of all the places and things I’ve been doing on my channel if you look at the assorted section.

The future of my channel is unknown as to whether I’ll start selling products or pushing affiliates. Right now, I’m enjoying making and talking in these videos. If anything, it will help me to be more comfortable with public speaking and camera shyness (which I don’t think I have much of anymore).

The Road To Web Development 2017 (Interview with Juan Sierra) [YouTube]

The Road To Web Development 2017 (Interview with Juan Sierra) [YouTube]

Interview With Juan Sierra

I interviewed a fellow aspiring developer friend, Juan Sierra. Juan works in association with facebook involving the back end side of things. He’s currently working on the front-end skills and taking similar courses online like me. We are also both a part of Free Code Camp, an online community where you can learn to code for free. Check out his brand when you get a chance. Thanks for coming Juan!

#1 Who is Juan Sierra?
#2 What programming languages do you work with?
#3 What kind of work do you do now?
#4 What hurdles did you have learning languages?
#5 What are the top three languages for 2017?
#6 What do you think about other libraries?
#7 What are your thoughts on the job application process?
#8 How did you get your current job?
#9 What tools do you use?
#10 Where did you pick up your skills?
#11 What are your favorite laptop stickers?
#12 What are your motivations?
#13 Where’s the first place you want to work and travel?
#14 Where can people find you online?
#15 Final thoughts on the learning process

Find Juan Sierra at his:
Website ➞ https://juan-sierra.github.io/
Twitter ➞ https://twitter.com/jasierragarcia
Instagram ➞ https://www.instagram.com/jasierragarcia/
Facebook ➞ https://www.facebook.com/jsierra.garcia
YouTube ➞ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2AzxELouQ2qGiih3Jejeog
Snapchat ➞ jasierra_garcia

Thanks for watching and feel free to subscribe, like, and leave a comment below!

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Find me at my:

WEBSITE ➞ http://www.spiritedtravelpreneur.com
TWITTER ➞ https://www.twitter.com/stravelpreneur
INSTAGRAM ➞ https://www.instagram.com/stravelpreneur
FACEBOOK ➞ https://www.facebook.com/sptravelpreneur
YOUTUBE ➞ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUCXUCn0PEPrp7nAIFpFbOw

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Music Provided by NoCopyrightSounds:

▽ Alan Walker – Faded [NCS Release] ➞ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bM7SZ5SBzyY
Facebook ➞ https://www.facebook.com/alanwalkermusic/
SoundCloud ➞ https://soundcloud.com/alanwalker
Twitter ➞ https://twitter.com/IAmAlanWalker
YouTube ➞ https://www.youtube.com/user/DjWalkzz
Instagram ➞ https://www.instagram.com/alanwalkermusic/

▽ Kadenza – Harpuia [NCS Release] ➞ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0J2lyVy9_8
SoundCloud ➞ https://soundcloud.com/kadenza-hitti
Facebook ➞ https://www.facebook.com/kadenzadj/
Twitter ➞ https://twitter.com/DJKadenza
Instagram ➞ https://www.instagram.com/kadenza_/

Monthly Report: March 2017

Monthly Report: March 2017

Web Design Business

New Website

I made $250 from creating a website for a client’s apartment rental site. It was a good project because all the content was already provided. It was just a matter of changing the layout and making it look modern. The project overall took about 2 weeks.

In total, I earned $250 for this project.

Coding and Development

I’ve been doing terrible with coding this month and have been really unfocused. Staying at the hostel for 2 weeks and the desire to reach the $500 barrier did not make this a high priority for me.

The good news is that I’m back on the horse for this month and will be devoting a lot of time in this area. I’m going to work on the 30 days of HTML and CSS course at Envato Tuts+. It’s free so you should check it out. Afterward, planning to hit up the jQuery and JavaScript categories.

Teaching English

It was a painful month to teach English for me online. With the lack of quiet space in the hostel and bad internet connections, I was really discouraged to hop on the platform to talk to people.

I will temporarily be putting this on hold now since it is draining my time. Life is pretty cheap here in Medellin and I want to make more productive use of my time.

An option was presented for me to sign up to make $20/hr online teaching English, I have no desire to do so. I spoke to a friend who also teaches English online and he explains that it’s just a work fatigue.

In total, I earned $230.18 for teaching this month.

Various Projects

A friend asked me to write 2 articles for her new website. The articles were entitled “5 Hacks to Improve your SEO with Social Media” and “Simple Tips on Running Effective Facebook Ads Campaigns”. I wrote 600 words for each and it was relatively painless.

In total, I earned $30 for these 2 articles.

Total Earnings

I earned a total of $510.18 this month but after the final PayPal fees, I took home $500.18.

I’m super happy I hit the $500 barrier. It wasn’t easy but sometimes you just have to do it and I owe it to the blog to keep me accountable.

Finding Your “It” Factor and Owning Your Brand (Interview with Lori Butler) [YouTube]

Finding Your “It” Factor and Owning Your Brand (Interview with Lori Butler) [YouTube]

Interview with Lori Butler

I had the amazing opportunity to meet up with my mastermind mate, Lori, in Miami. She is currently working with her essential oil brand, YouTube Channel, and also on a book. Lori loves to empower people and help others to take charge of their brand and finding the “It” factor that helps build the foundation. Thanks for coming, Lori. Had a great time chatting with you. Please check out her brands at the links listed below. Cheers.

#1 Who is Lori?
#2 What are your other brands and skills?
#3 What are your motivations?
#4 Where do you want to travel?
#5 Are you planning on other YouTube channels?
#6 What other platforms are you on?
#7 How are you structuring your YouTube content?
#8 What’s in the table of contents in the upcoming book?
#9 On using technology…
#10 What are the best steps to make money online?
#11 What can we expect in the future from your brand?
#12 What are your top 3 platforms for people to find you?
#13 On essential oils…

Website ➞ http://loriannbutler.com/
Youtube ➞ Live And Be Better https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiPFkqmJTX9GVavpxRMwkDQ | Do Re Mi 1 2 3 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7vb1NEnhHBdGJ8G8OYm0pQ
Instagram ➞ https://www.instagram.com/liveandbebetter/ | https://www.instagram.com/liveandbebetterwithoils/
Facebook ➞ www.facebook.com/liveandbebetter | https://www.facebook.com/groups/liveandbebetterwithoils/
Twitter ➞ https://twitter.com/loriannbutler

Thanks for watching and feel free to subscribe, like, and leave a comment below!

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Find me at my:

WEBSITE ➞ http://www.spiritedtravelpreneur.com
TWITTER ➞ https://www.twitter.com/stravelpreneur
INSTAGRAM ➞ https://www.instagram.com/stravelpreneur
FACEBOOK ➞ https://www.facebook.com/sptravelpreneur
YOUTUBE ➞ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUCXUCn0PEPrp7nAIFpFbOw

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Music Provided by NoCopyrightSounds:

▽ Alan Walker – Faded [NCS Release] ➞ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bM7SZ5SBzyY
Facebook ➞ https://www.facebook.com/alanwalkermusic/
SoundCloud ➞ https://soundcloud.com/alanwalker
Twitter ➞ https://twitter.com/IAmAlanWalker
YouTube ➞ https://www.youtube.com/user/DjWalkzz
Instagram ➞ https://www.instagram.com/alanwalkermusic/

How To Start A Six Figure Lifestyle (Interview with Ian Balina) [YouTube]

How To Start A Six Figure Lifestyle (Interview with Ian Balina) [YouTube]

Interview With Ian Balina

We filmed this on the same day that we did my interview but now I flip the script and interview him about his lifestyle. Ian talks about his new book and current projects. He’s a huge hacker like me who is always hustling to crush it in the financial game. I highly respect him and can’t wait to see what he comes up with his brand in 2017. Hope you guys enjoy this and definitely check him out.

#1 WHAT IS THE MADE MAN BRAND?
#2 WHAT IS YOUR MOTIVATION?
#3 HOW DO YOU START MAKING 6 FIGURES?
#4 WHEN DID YOU KNOW YOU COULD DO THIS?
#5 WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR HACKS?
#6 CAN PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD DO THIS?
#7 TELL US ABOUT YOUR BOOK
#8 WHAT CAN PEOPLE EXPECT IN THE FUTURE?

Website ➞ http://diaryofamademan.com
Instagram ➞ https://www.instagram.com/diaryofamademan/
Snapchat ➞ https://www.snapchat.com/add/diaryofamademan
Facebook ➞ https://www.facebook.com/diaryofamademan/
Twitter ➞ https://twitter.com/diaryofamademan

Thanks for watching and feel free to subscribe, like, and leave a comment below!

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Find me at my:

WEBSITE ➞ http://www.spiritedtravelpreneur.com
TWITTER ➞ https://twitter.com/stravelpreneur
INSTAGRAM ➞ https://www.instagram.com/stravelpreneur
FACEBOOK ➞ https://www.facebook.com/sptravelpreneur
YOUTUBE ➞ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUCXUCn0PEPrp7nAIFpFbOw

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Music Provided by NoCopyrightSounds:

▽ Alan Walker – Faded [NCS Release] ➞ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bM7SZ5SBzyY
Facebook ➞ https://www.facebook.com/alanwalkermusic/
SoundCloud ➞ https://soundcloud.com/alanwalker
Twitter ➞ https://twitter.com/IAmAlanWalker
YouTube ➞ https://www.youtube.com/user/DjWalkzz
Instagram ➞ https://www.instagram.com/alanwalkermusic/

How To Quit Your Job (Interview with Spirited Travelpreneur) [YouTube]

How To Quit Your Job (Interview with Spirited Travelpreneur) [YouTube]

The Made Man Interviews Spirited Travelpreneur

I caught up with my good friend Ian Balina AKA The Made Man and we did some interviews on a beautiful day in the Nation’s Capitol. He goes on to interview me first and I’ll be posting his interview a little bit later. Make sure you check out Ian’s brand and YouTube Channel. He has solid guides about his hustles and I found them to be extremely informative. You can find the links to his brand below. Enjoy the interview and look for The Made Man interview in the coming weeks!

#1 WHO IS TIM HOANG?
#2 WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST STEP?
#3 WHAT WAS YOUR BIGGEST OBSTACLE QUITTING?
#4 WHAT KIND OF KNOWLEDGE DO YOU NEED?
#5 WHAT IS YOUR PLAN MOVING TO COLUMBIA?
#6 HOW DID YOU QUIT YOUR JOB?
#7 WHERE DID YOU SEE YOUR FUTURE GROWING UP?
#8 WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST HACK?
#9 WHERE CAN WE FIND MORE TIM HOANG?

Website: http://diaryofamademan.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/diaryofamademan/
Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/diaryofamademan
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/diaryofamademan/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/diaryofamademan

Thanks for watching and feel free to subscribe, like, and leave a comment below!

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Music Provided by NoCopyrightSounds:
Alan Walker – Faded https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60ItHLz5WEA
Alan Walker – https://www.youtube.com/user/DjWalkzz

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Find me on:
BLOG http://www.spiritedtravelpreneur.com
TWITTER https://twitter.com/stravelpreneur
INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/stravelpreneur
FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/stravelpreneur
YOUTUBE https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUCXUCn0PEPrp7nAIFpFbOw