Work Bitch Diaries – Day 1

Title may be a bit aggressive but, it is not meant to be offensive although, the name of my blog should say it all. This is really a platform for me and, you to ask each other questions, motivate and, help get through the work day. Sometimes you just need a little extra boost of support and, this is exactly that!

I made a facebook group awhile ago called, ” The Entrepreneur Life.” I made it kind of as an extended blog but, also a platform where we could help each other. I also, have a page for my blog, That’s A Bang Out Of Order and, one to promote products I’m selling on Amazon called, Ethical & Handmade Children’s Toys @ethicallyinclined . I like the idea that you all would be able to reach me and, vice versa through another platform. You can also, tweet me @thatsabang and, on instagram @thatsabangsfitme. I have about five instagrams because they all focus on different platforms. I will have everything listed below.


Okay, now that we have that all out of the way I wanted to chat a little bit about working at home. I think I have beaten this subject down quite a bit in past blog posts. I have posted about scheduling etc.. but, working at home is challenging and, I like to talk to you all about it as much as possible. There is a bit of a stigma on social media that working from home is so easy and, you constantly have time to do everything. Just like a 9-5 job, I too need to put in work hours during the week and, it can tend to get insane. I will find myself working on my laptop for five to six hours at a time and, I wonder what happened to the day. Or, I am listing items all day, working on social media posts, scheduling social media/blog/youtube videos, editing a video and, the work is literally endless. I could work 24 hours a day for a month and, still not be where I want to be business wise. All of these things tend to scatter in my head and, some days I struggle with which one to begin with. Although, they are all businesses they are still semi-creative and, you really need to be in the right mindset. Today I am blogging because I woke up and, that is exactly what I wanted to. It is almost like craving a type of food you have to have it and, really want it. Working tends to take priority over everything. Yes, I have been known to be a bit of a workaholic. The phrase, “The struggle is real,” is not really wrong it just depends on what struggle you are talking about. May looks like it is going to be two weeks of filming hopefully, two-three videos a day and, then the next two weeks of editing. Working on 4 blog posts three days a week and, working out. I have a month to get it together before I start applying to work as a waitress to prepare for Hawaii expenses. It is a bit stressful but, it is kind of exciting that everything is so up in the air. How do you all handle working from home? Are you able to balance your everyday life with your work life? Do you schedule everything out or go with the flow?

This week has been a bit odd for me I feel like I have been slacking pretty hard which, never happens. It’s funny, I’m not really slacking I’m just not working the forty plus hours a week that I have been putting in. If I am hanging out with friends, family or, doing something besides working I feel a bit guilty. I know it takes five years to grow a successful business and, I have three that I am trying to grow plus, a social media following. I really need to be present everyday for my businesses succeed but, I also, don’t want to neglect myself or, others in my life. And, little things like laundry or cleaning; or, big things like my health and, fitness. Sitting at a desk for 5-8 hours a day does not help my health or, fitness. I have been working out like crazy which, I will talk about in a fitness post. I try to go on walks or, take a break from the laptop because it literally sucks up my time. These next couple of weeks are going to be super busy however, that is my favorite part of my businesses. I love putting in the work to help them grow and, really paying attention to what I can do better and, rework my business model. Come visit me on my Facebook group or, Instagram so, we can help each other on our work bitch weeks!

Have an enlightening and, adventurous day,

allie

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How My Jobs Are Ethical

Ciao Tutti,

I am so glad you all are enjoying the posts don’t forget to follow me so, you can get alerted about my latest posts. If you all want to get email notifications every time my blogs are posted visit my blog www.thatsabang.com and sign up! I am so excited to kick start the approach of summer with some challenge and, controversial topics! For those of you that don’t know I am an Amazon book seller and sell on Poshmark. Today i’m going to chat with you about why these jobs are ethical and, how they are helping the environment. Lets start with Amazon where I go to book sales and, then list the books on Amazon. There is a great little cycle for this; used books are donated to the book sale, books are purchased from book sale, books are sold on Amazon, and then the buyer either donates the books, keeps them, or lends them out to friends. Rarely do we see books being thrown out which is fabulous. Not only do book sellers keep the book industry going but, they also, keep the cycle of reusing the book. Poshmark allows you to sell clothing from your closet which means when you are done another lady can get use out of that jacket you don’t need or, those shoes you never wore. The beauty of this is that you can make a nice income while recycling your clothing to other Poshers. Both of these businesses allow me to be ethical without even trying. And my blog/YouTube Channel allows me to spread the ethical message and, informing those who do not know. I really like how this all comes full circle. It is incredible to have businesses to allow to do and, chat about what you believe in. A video discussing this topic will be posted on my YouTube Channel allie vLuv as well. I also, wanted to let you know that I have a new YouTube Channel Forever Seeking Wanderlust. Lets get the discussion going in the comments let me know what you think about ethical and, sustainable fashion.

Have an enlightening and adventurous day,

allie vLuv



The Losing Game

I know summer is coming and, you all want to lose weight and fit into that bikini or those swim trunks but, what if I told you how to maintain that summertime body all year long? I am currently in the process of doing this and, I think it will be great for you all. As you know I have been vegan for a little over a year and, now with a grasp on the food part I can focus on the fitness. I will be taking a walk almost everyday along with yoga. I am going to try to stay as active as possible without tiring myself out.. The bike is the best way to lose weight and get into fitness! I have the bike and the rollers for inside the house when it is a rainy day or for the cold winter weather. Now, that it is getting into warmer weather I am so excited to try riding my bike for the first time in years. My goal is to ride 10-20 minutes on the weekends for the first two weeks and build myself up from there. Keeping active and, off the couch when my body has the energy and, staying on the couch or resting when my body doesn’t have the energy. I have found that there are keys to helping your body heal from the inside out and from the outside in! Listening to your body is number one if you need rest then rest and, I mean rest take a short 30 minute nap, read a book let your body chill it needs to repair itself. When you are bursting with energy use that energy do not let it go to waste move around whether it is; gardening, playing with your kids, walking in the park, playing a sport, volley ball at the beach, roller skating, ice skating, hiking, biking , the possibilities are endless! Do something out of your comfort zone and ride your bike to the park or walk to the park go zip lining. Go camping and hike while camping. It is really up to you where you body goes and, what it does so make sure you listen to it. The most important of all is what you are putting into your mouth that is what’s going to determine your bodies fate. You are what you eat and, if you are eating greasy junk you are going to feel like greasy junk. Pump your body with whole foods fruits, and veggies! These are what make you thrive in life and, I have noticed quite a change in my energy when I eat the proper amount of whole foods. It is extremely important for you to eat healthy and, in return your body will thank you for this by becoming healthier. There is no quick diet, trend, or fad that is going to help you achieve your long term goals. Freelee the banana girls older videos are a fantastic help when transitioning to becoming vegan and, she talks about everything! I really recommend binge watching her videos when she shows you what she eats in a day and how much you really do have to consume to be vegan. Now this dos not mean to eat over 3,000 calories and, sit on the couch everyday because that is not going to help you, you need to put in the work and find a form of “exercising” that you love. Once you find what motivates you to keep moving stick with it, incorporate it into your life, and then add something new in. Before you know it you will be a lean, happy, healthy, fit machine! My morning routine may help you on your journey to do what you love in life and, help you to wake up with positivity in the morning.

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Work Bitch Week 1

Ciao Tutti,

I have been working this week and more money is going out then in… You may ask why is this the case when you are trying to save to finish your degree in Italy?? My main answer is the holidays, although it is not what you think. I am spending to gain more money back has the holidays are our busiest time to sell! I am spending my money as the main investor in our business and taking the : you have to spend money to make money” approach. I have purchased three new products to go into our Amazon store and I recently went to a book sale. I am trying my best to cram as much stock as I possibly can into our Amazon store. I also, figured out how much Amazon makes a year off an FBA seller that is selling the product. It is actually super interesting and since you are reading this you are obviously interested in saving money or you are an entrepreneur like myself. Ok, so I was introduced to this new site: http://www.junglescout.com/estimator/  it is one of my favorite sites. It estimates by the rank how much Amazon sells each month. If you type in the rank in the specific category you are selling in you will be able to find out how many of the specific products sell a month. This is how I figured out how much is making off the product here is my formula  cost of FBA for the product x sales of the month= How much Amazon makes for FBA Cost. I will give you an example:

1,048×18=$18,864 how much Amazon makes off of FBA seller for the one product

Then you take your total and times it by 12 to get the annual cost of how much Amazon makes off of the FBA cost for one product.

$18,864×12=$226,368

where I may make $7 off  a product and if I am only selling 10 of them that is $70

I would have to sell $13,090 worth of that product which would mean I would have to sell about 385 of that specific product. Out of that Amazon would make $6,930 off of my FBA fees.

If you can’t understand all of my crazy math here is a simple version:

Product Revenue: $34

Fees:

$18FBA

Other fees including shipping, product cost etc. $11 ( This is usually more depending upon how much the product is).

Profit: $7

I sell 385 products

Product: Revenue: $13,090

Fees: $6,930

-$4,235

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$1,925 Profit

Amazon’s profit for FBA Charges: $6,930

Now you can understand how this new website is so valuable to me because, I can see if the product is selling well and I can figure out how much Amazon is making off of my sales. It is no wonder that have made for 12 months $38.52 billion. As long as Amazon continues to be used it with benefit from it FBA sellers. My usual profit margin is around 72% for the year to date which is great! Of course we are shooting for somewhere in the 80% profit margin. I am really enjoying being able to come into the business world and grasp what I am doing. I am now making full use of what ScanPower has to offer and the rankings. Rankings and our gross profit are extremely important to be able to keep our profit margin up as well as, our selling performance. I hope you all found that informative because that is what is going on in my business world right now.

Have an enlightening and adventurous day,

allie

 

 


Work Bitch!

Ciao Tutti,
I just graduated college with my associates degree in fashion merchandising and, to enable my next step I need to save up about $18,000. I am doing a test run to see if I can make $18,000 within 10 months with my Blog, Youtube Channel, Amazon and side jobs. I am testing to see if it viable and if my followers can do the same. So, I am challenging myself to make $1,800 a month using all of these methods. Right now I make pennies from blogging, and YouTubing; on Amazon I break even… It is a huge challenge and I am going to work the hardest I can to see if it is possible to make $18,000 in 10 months. Do you think I can do it? If you have any suggestions leave it in the comments and begin to start the chatter! I will be updating you every week with exactly what I am using and what I am making off of each job. Fingers crossed! Polimoda here I come!

Kisses For Now,

Allie

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