Three Cents In, Baller Status Activated
"Exploring Life's Un-Cut Moments"
Now read that like you are a baller and anything is possible in life. Well, that is precisely how I feel right now. Just so you know, I have officially entered the side hustle space. Haters are probably wondering what I'm ranting about. Allow me to reintroduce myself. Hello, world, ladies and gentlemen, this is another blog post from yours truly, Mr Ganda, blogger, father, hubby, and host of the awesome podcast; Apparently With Mr Ganda. At this point, haters might be claiming that they don't know me or that they've never heard of me. Haters never do anything so why dwell on that anyway? Fine, not everyone who's thinking this might be a hater so for those of you who may have been unfortunate enough not to have been graced by my awesomeness, please subscribe to my blog and podcast (seriously please do so my MailChimp emails can actually go somewhere).
You might have noticed this post's title and are wondering what in the heck was I thinking. Let me shed some light on the genius behind the title. You see, a few weeks ago, I finally stopped saying it and actually posted my very first podcast episode. Man, that was one scary ten minutes deciding if I should click publish (okay fine, it was more like two weeks). Nevertheless, I did it, and I was ecstatic. Then nothing happened. No listens, no plays, no subscribers, no followers, no downloads, nothing, zilch, nada. Oh wait, I didn't share it on any social platform because I was still afraid of people actually listening to it. So after listening to a bunch of Side Hustle Pro, Legal-EASE for Entrepreneurs, The Minority Trailblazer, The Extraordinary Negroes podcast episodes, I said what the hell and shared my podcast on Instagram, Youtube, SoundCloud, Spreaker, Stitcher, Twitter, and Facebook (I know right, I went from 0 to 100 real quick).
Guess what happened, yup you guessed right, nothing. At least not all at once. A day or so later, I had six, yes SIX plays. Can you imagine my excitement and worry? What if they hated it, what was I thinking, now I can't stop, was that my wife and brother clicking on the show several times to make me feel good? It was unreal. Six people supposedly real people listened to my podcast. I didn't even have the guts to listen to it myself. I thought I might as well do another one and see what happens. Record, delete, record, post, and viola, 20 plays, three downloads. Okay, now this is just weird, third time is the charm. BOOM, 30 plays, five downloads, and wait for it.....two cents in revenue. Yes, I said it, TWO FREAKING CENTS.
I thought to myself, "levels have changed". I wasn't scared anymore of what people would say. I just wanted to do another post and continue to test these statistics. Are people genuinely listening or is Spreaker just messing with me? I did just that and guess what people, 41 plays, nine downloads, and three cents in revenue. That is when I knew my baller status had been activated. Sure, haters are going to say but wait, haven't you spent more than three cents on your website, logo, and podcast? My response to such hate is this, haters will always hate when your baller status is activated. That is what haters do. They hate.
Why am I so excited about this? It's this simple, for once in my life, I am doing something that I have always dreamt about doing, urged others to do, and helped others do. I was pursuing a dream of mine and actually got 35 people to listen to me (I still think the first 6 were either my brother, my wife or both). I know I've got a long way to go, but I'm not worried because I already took the first step. Even the number of fake Instagram hair accounts that follow me increased. I'm telling you, this baller status is crazy. I'm reporting insane amounts of spam accounts per day (like one every two days). One thing I can promise you is this, I may have made it to the three cents club, but I will never forget where I came from. Though my levels have changed, I will always be your favourite infamous blogger and podcaster, just three cents wealthier.