The game is not about how to get your first job on UpWork – it’s about getting the job first. This video is an Upwork tutorial for beginners on sending your proposals first – every time. Did you know that being the first one to apply is as powerful as being a top rated freelancer ? In fact it’s as important as having a really good profile. That’s because a lot of customers have “I want it now approach” and are 67% more likely to pick your application – if you are the first to apply. Ok, I kind of made this stat up – but you got the point here. In this video, I will show you how to build an RSS feed for new gigs notifications so that you can always be the first one to send your UpWork proposal. It’s not just a tutorial on how to win jobs on UpWork or how to get jobs on UpWork, per se – it’s more of a tutorial on how to make your RSS feed work and how to automate your notifications.
Yellow Glasses In one of the episodes of the first season of Tribal Bootcamp, you could’ve seen one guy wearing them, every afternoon. I’ve tried them on this week. I don’t know if this works, but certainly, placebo and psychological anchoring help as well.
CBD Oil It’s medically proven to work. It’s good. It makes you calm and relaxed in a natural way. Also, it helps to cure depression and anxiety. My grandma does it too.
Sleeping Mask The darker the room – the better your sleep.
It’s OK to make mistakes. It’s OK to waste $1k on Facebook ads or 8 work hours on something that didn’t really make much sense BUT it’s certainly NOT OK to not take a lesson out of this.
My philosophy, as well as the philosophy that we’re nourishing in Tribal Mastermind, is that you should:
Set a goal and try doing something to achieve it
Measure everything you do to later analyze and understand what could’ve been done better
Post it as a question in the group, along with the data gathered
Repeat the process with discovered improvements applied
One of the new members of Tribal Mastermind does it for living. She builds massive dashboards for CEOs of tech companies to measure and visualize everything that is happening in their business. How cool is that? Pretty cool. It makes you feel like your business dashboard is a dashboard in your favorite video game – and games are fun. So is the business (as long as you have a cool dashboard).
Inspired by her (but also by my life philosophy to measure everything and the two of our core tribal value pillars: efficiency and control), I’ve started drawing the complete eco-system of the funnel that Tribal Mastermind has.
I used my favorite tool – draw.io to first visualize our funnels but it turned out that they are too complex to visualize them on a 2D surface. So I visualized them on a 3D surface. It did help my neural network to alter the understanding of our funnels. Perhaps because they indeed look like a neural network:
But the next thing I did is I looked into raw data. It’s a groundwork yet it’s most important. The general aim is simple: You want to maximize the X number of visits on your pages and the conversion rate (by your target audience). You can do it by maximizing the quality of your content, targetting the right people and of course by maximizing the frequency of showing your content.
Maximizing the frequency of showing your content You start with understanding the lifestyle of your customer avatar. What time do they wake up, and what up to they open first right after they open their eyes? Do they poop at work or at home? What app do they use as they are enjoying their time in a toilet? Wait…what? Yes. It sounds like a joke but common sense is a serious part of your customer avatar analysis. 42% of smartphone users use their phones while in a toilet. Ok… I made that number up, but it kind of makes sense, right? Here is what a day of my customer avatar (the subject) looks like:
Wake up and check their Facebook messenger
Breakfast while checking their Facebook feed
iTunes Podcasts/ Spotify/ SoundCloud while on the way to their work/university
Check E-Mail as a first thing at work
Check Linkedin messages and feed to procrastinate and avoid working
Go to the toilet and take their smartphone with them, answer Whatsapp messages and check Instagram
Go home and go to sleep while watching YouTube on their iPad before they fall asleep
We’ve now discovered locations where we can establish report (create touchpoints) with the subject. This means that every day I should
Post on Facebook
Post a podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, and Spotify
Send an e-mail to the list
Post on LinkedIn
Post on Instagram
Publish a YouTube video
There are two ways to do it. One is to constantly create new content – it helps to stay relevant and on the cutting edge. The second one is to automate content marketing.
Post on Facebook → Run Facebook Ads using the most converting posts. Therefore you no longer need to create new videos to attract the audience to your posts. However, you will still need to write posts to keep your content relevant.
Post a podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, and Spotify → Convert all your videos into podcasts
Send an e-mail to the list → Create E-Mail automation that every new subscriber is signed up for. Create a daily e-mail that sends them value. Never create a new e-mail without adding it to the automation. Therefore you’re building an infinite stream of content ♾
Post on LinkedIn → Copy all YouTube and Facebook content to LinkedIn. Use bots to constantly add new audience (check if it’s still allowed, however).
Post on Instagram → Repurpose your content to Instagram by chopping off the best part of your video (posts). You can try what people enjoyed by using YouTube analytics, tools like HotJar or simply by reading comments and understanding what do people resonate with the most.
Publish a YouTube video → Run YouTube Ads using the most converting videos. Therefore you no longer need to create new videos to attract the audience to your channel. However, you will still need to make videos to keep your content relevant.
So let’s start with the most common problem:
“I don’t have enough equipment to record content”.
I hate exercising because it’s boring. Instead, I love eating the quadratisch, practich, ironically named – Ritter Sport milk chocolate. I also love drinking wine too (diluted in water, just like Romans did, but still…).
Anyhow, this is no good for me. Looking fat makes me look bad in videos and is generally speaking bad for business. Millennials aren’t looking for a fat alcoholic baron with a fat cigar to be their leader. They’re looking for a role model in business, health, and lifestyle.
The knight on a white horse is a slim, slightly muscular, tech-savvy, intellectual individualist who likes to meditate and experiment with smart drugs.
So I took some serious steps to lose weight but I realistically assessed how much will power am I able to invest in this process. Honestly – not much, because forcing myself to exercise drains my will power capacity quickly.
But playing Playstation doesn’t. So I got this home bicycle and I go on for 30 minutes after I wake up. That’s also what Jeff Bezos does after he wakes up – he claims to start the day with something he loves. For me, waking up with a thought that I don’t have to work right away but play my favorite game instead is genuinely motivating. Simple and effective.
Then I took some time to read books about losing weight and I wanted to summarize them in this post. I wouldn’t usually do that if I was to sell fitness coaching but since I don’t do it – I will share all the secrets with you.
Losing weight, just like most of the things comes down to the 80/20 rule where calories play the key role and everything else is extra.
Calories The simple equation to lose weight is to burn more calories than the number of calories you consume.
You consume calories with food and drink. You lose calories automatically (just because you’re alive), when you move and when you exercise.
The trick is to calculate how many calories you burn per day vs how many you consume so that you end up with a calorie deficit.
If you’re on a daily deficit of 1000 calories, then within a week you’re on a deficit of 7000 calories and this means that you lose 1kg because 1kg is approx. 7000 calories.
That’s the most of it. Seriously.
The rest is either philosophy, marketing or applicable to those who really want to get shredded. I don’t. What I want is to have some abs and a nice chest, that’s it. I just want to look aesthetically.
Macros Macros refer to micronutrition which is counting what you eat in terms of fat, protein, and carbs. Generally speaking, most of the people should eat 35% of carbs, 25% of fat and 40% of protein during low carb days and 50% carbs, 20% fat and 30% protein during high carb days. You want to aim at 5 low carb days and 2 high carb days per week (and those high carb days should be as far from each other as possible). During high carb days, you want to do more cardio too because you have more energy to burn. During low carb days, you eat more protein, meaning that it’s a good day to iron those muscles at the gym.
Micros I try to eat less simple carbs like sugar, bread and pasta and more complex carbs like vegetables. Your body needs to use more energy to break them down in your body, hence it consumes more energy to burn them. This also means that more calories are burned because your body needs to work more to digest them. Vegetables in general help you digest better and most importantly they have micronutrition that YOU NEED. Namely, they have vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other good, healthy things that not only make you lean but also help you think faster. If you’re an entrepreneur, eat vegetables. If you aren’t – eat them too.
Timing You might have heard about intermittent fasting. It’s generally speaking proven that eating once per day helps you lose weight but it has one more advantage – it makes you eat less because you can’t physically eat as much in one meal as you’d have in 3 or 4 meals. We’re back at simple calories math. Intermittent fasting just works – and fasting works even better but it’s torture. I think what you want to do is adjust your food timing around your schedule and lifestyle – not the other way around. Sometimes I work 2 hours in the morning with a cup of coffee, then go to spend a few hours at the gym/swimming pool/sauna and then eat a big meal around 4 pm. I sleep like a baby a few hours after. Some days, however, I need to work more so I have a breakfast and lunch. Then before sleep, I eat a salad.
Supplements Just like the name says – they supplement and NOT replace your veggies. I take supplements to function better and I see the improvement, mainly in stabilizing my energy levels and with a better immune system. Every morning I take: