June 2017 Review

//June 2017 Review

June 2017 Review

Quick Summary:

  • Entrepreneur Korea Website Updated, Again…
  • New Additions to the Website (Small Victories & Morning Check-in )
  • Flower Business Sales Target $10,000 US Sales – Not Met
  • Flower Business Minimum $5000 US Sales – Surpassed
  • Other June Goals
  • Other Businesses and Projects
  • Goals and The Big Picture for July 2017

So here is my review for the month of June, 2017

  • Entrepreneur Korea Website Updated, Again…

So in last month’s summary, I shared how I used a free theme from Theme Forest for this website. However, I realized that the theme was very limited and didn’t allow me to design the site the way I wanted to. So I bought a theme instead. It’s this theme that the website uses, and I really like it. It’s simple and there are other functions I can use as I continue to build content and write about my journey.

It sure does pay to invest some money into a theme than just try to make do with a free one. Now the site seems a lot cleaner and looks nicer than before.

  • New Additions to the Website (Small Victories & Morning Check-in )

I created a Small Victories page in May, but I didn’t really talk about it, so I’m bringing it up now. It’s a page where I write down some things I accomplished. It’s not a list of every single thing I accomplish, but it is a list of things that I can refer to when I am feeling down and complacent. It has helped me to stop feeing sorry for myself and get back to being productive.

I also created a Morning Check-In page. I have made the decision to check-in every single morning, no matter what I have to do and write something. That way I can see how I am developing. Also, having this morning check-in page is helping me be more productive. I used to have a morning routine in the past. Actually, I would pretty much do a morning routine for like 2 months and then stop for a month, then I would be good for a few weeks and then stop, and so on. Who knows, I might end up doing the same with this Morning Check-In page, but it’s at least working for now.

  • Flower Business Sales Target $10,000 US Sales – Not Met

For the month of June, Flower Gift Korea was unable to achieve the goal of $10,000 US in sales, but I honestly thought we wouldn’t even get close. Apparently, June is a month where a lot of flower businesses in Korea have a really hard time. So I was getting ready for the worst, though I always always hope for the best.

And the crazy thing is that our business did better than my wife and I thought for the month of June. Honestly, our business usually does better than what my wife expects, but not usually better than what I think, because I always set my goals very high. I always set my goals to something I actually think I may not be able to reach. The only way for me to really achieve my goals if I get really lucky, things go really well, or both. But June was better than I thought. So yeah, you never know what will happen in the world of business! It is very exciting! Yes, it can be a roller coaster at time, but isn’t it worth it to ride a roller coaster than a safe merry go round? Well, not everyone may like roller coasters either. Anyways, even though we didn’t meet our sales target, we weren’t that far off.

  • Flower Business Minimum $5000 US Sales – Surpassed

Usually after the first week, I can tell roughly around how much money we will make. However this month, I wasn’t able to get an idea until after the second week because some days we got a lot of orders, and some days not so much, and some weeks were typical and others weren’t. That’s business. But I’m so thankful that we were able to pass our minimum for June. Honestly, after May, I honestly wasn’t sure how June was going to turn out. But June turned out better than expected. I guess my work of (almost) daily social media posts, weekly blog posts, my other somewhat annoying activities on social media platforms, and my other marketing efforts is paying off.

  • Other June Goals

I just realized that I didn’t accomplish some of the following. Let’s see what happened.

  1. Upload our handmade products to Amazon: I didn’t upload any products to Amazon yet. I tried, but there were some obstacles. I am not a US citizen and I actually don’t fully make the products I want to sell, and a lot of the products are handmade, so they don’t have a barcode. Excuses…
  2. Upload our handmade products to Ebay: I uploaded 5 products to Ebay on my account, but I actually could have uploaded more, but I didn’t. Maybe I’ll have to make it a goal to upload the maximum products I am allowed.
  3. Hold a raffle/prize draw before June 14th: We held the raffle and it was fun. We held it live from our Instagram account and we also wrote a blog post about it. The surprising thing was that we actually had some people watch our whole live raffle. I was shocked! I didn’t think anyone was going to watch. And we didn’t even announce the raffle. Also, Brandy and I were really nervous, but I think after we do a couple raffles, we’ll be naturals.
  4. Create more blog posts for my three main websites: FlowerGiftKorea.com, Hagwonstart.com, EntrepreneurKorea.com: I have been keeping up with my weekly blog posts for Flower Gift Korea and Entrepreneur Korea, but haven’t done much for Hagwonstart.com But I think that’s okay.
  5. Reach $10,000 US in sales: As mentioned above, we didn’t reach our goal, but got quite close.
  • Other Businesses and Projects

I have literally done nothing for Hagwonstart.com. It currently isn’t a priority, but I do want to create some content for the site soon. I’m not sure if I will this month, but I might. It’s just fun to talk/write about past business experiences.

Also, I was originally going to start the podcast for Entrepreneur Korea, but I came up with another idea, which involves the Kpop industry. So I am going to focus on that. It makes more sense for me to create the Kpop business idea, because it can help me gain more visitors to Flower Gift Korea, and I can potentially make another income stream if I do it well. Making an Entrepreneur Korea podcast and some really cool resources for Entrepreneurs in Korea is my end goal. It will come one day, but for now, Flower Gift Korea is my priority.

  • Goals and The Big Picture for July 2017

So now it is July, and I really need to hustle and work, work, work. July is a lot like June in the flower industry because there aren’t any special days where a lot of people in Korea are buying a lot of flower gifts for loved ones. Even though June was better than I thought, I can’t just be content with that. I need to move forward. What’s important is now and the future, so I got to make some moves in July, moves that will bring me one step closer to reaching my end goal. So here are my goals for July 2017

  1. Really figure out Amazon
  2. Upload the maximum products I’m allowed on Ebay
  3. Email every single past/present customer about the changes with Flower Gift Korea
  4. Create my Kpop website idea
  5. Reach $10,000 US in sales
  6. Learn more. Really read “Tools of Titans” and emulate successful business people’s habits

Number 3 is an important one. I have never emailed any of the past customers. I haven’t even emailed anyone on our email list, the list that people fill in their name and email. So I really need to capitalize on the email addresses I have and show them how much Flower Gift Korea has improved. We have improved in our services, products, delivery, etc. And Number 4 is my new project. But it’s a project that can help increase sales for Flower Gift Korea, and potentially generate money on its own. And I got to increase my knowledge and maybe pick up some better habits. Maybe I can add some new things to the site that will help me in my entrepreneurial journey in Korea, who knows.

I hope you have a great July and keep your head up! Things might go wrong, you might feel alone, and even the people you think that support you may not support you the way you would like them to. That’s okay, because you got you, like I got me. Just be you and in time, great things will happen. But you also got to be patient. It’s a marathon not a sprint. But we’re in this marathon together.

 

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