Ryan McLean : Slightly Unconventional

#69 Signing Off For The End Of 2015

iniartworksmall2015 is done and dusted. I now have 2016 to look forward to with new business ideas and On Property running on autopilot.

Well, 2015 is done. I am signing off for the day the 24th of December which is my last working day for the year and then having two weeks off because we got Christmas obviously and then I’m heading down to Sydney for the new year and taking some time off. We will be back around the 5th of January or something like that.

I just want to do a quick end of year update as well as talk about what is happening in 2016 or what I hope to achieve in 2016.

Because really it’s a lot like a blank flight for me in 2016 in terms of what I’m doing with the new business Pelt and closing off or just letting On Property sits on autopilot. Over the last couple of weeks since I did my last update I got rid of the evergreen launch funnel in On Property which wasn’t working this time around.

Approximately 1000 people went through that funnel and one person signed up making me $300. Therefore obviously it wasn’t working the way it used to work where I had 100 people go through a week and I would make four to six grand a month.

I don’t know what’s happening there. I don’t know why it wasn’t working this time around but it’s the same funnel. Everything is the same but it just definitely wasn’t working. What I’ve done is I’ve changed my pricing. I’ve changed again but it’s very similar. At On Property Plus it’s $299 a year for everything, now it’s $99 a year for just the property listings.

I have migrated everything over from plus.onproperty.com.au over to onproperty.com.au. I moved the membership site over there. Next year I’ll move all the members across.

Therefore new members will sign up to onproperty.com.au and all members will still have access to plus.onproperty.com.au. I haven’t migrated members over yet so it is something I need to do in 2016. Also I’ve set up a process so that when we list a daily property which is something members get access to – my virtual assistant is absolutely awesome – she will go in and create a censor listing which will go out to the public for free. Therefore the public can see some stats on the properties that I’m finding.

They can see the price range of the property, the rental yield, the estimated cash flow, they can see a blurred image but then they can click where they want to get access. So the goal is that I’m probably not going to be creating much content for On Property in 2016 and so this will be daily updates to the blog but it will just be those censored property listing every day.

The aim is that people come to the site, they will see all of these censored listings they want to get access to and see the real addresses of these properties. When they do that then they can sign up and they can pay to have access.

Hopefully it works and hopefully it’s a good marketing strategy but we’ll see in 2016. But really if it does work then On Property could effectively run on autopilot maybe working one to two hours a week on it which would really free up my time to explore other ideas.

I really need On Property to be making at least $1,000 a month in profit to be worth it. Otherwise it’s just not worth having that service at all and I could just basically cut expenses to the bone for On Property and just have it as a basic website, cheap hosting, put advertising on it and then just run it like that and at least then I’m paying hosting.

I might be paying ten bucks a month or I’ll go with Arvixe which I really like. You can check this out by going to pelt.co\hosting which is my affiliate link for Arvixe. I could set them up for Arvixe for $3.40 a month for On Property and then basically a lot of the work that Dittie is doing wouldn’t need to be done so I’d get her doing other things.

Therefore On Property would basically cost me $3.40 a month to run and I could make money in advertising through that. I could probably make $500 to $1000 a month in advertising if I completely cut costs and just I guess gave up on On Property.

However I’m not ready to throw in the towel yet. I am putting it I guess in idle – putting it in cruise control and I’m going to give it a couple months while I work on other stuff. And then probably I’ll come back to it with fresh eyes or just see how things go. It’s definitely something that I want to come back to in the future especially when I start investing in property myself.

I’m just not 100% sure what to do with it at the moment. I have been tossing around ideas of potentially selling it to someone else in the industry but I don’t want to do that at the moment. It is not something that I’m looking to do but definitely something that could be on the cards in the future in a year or so. We’ll see how things go and we’ll see what’s happening.

I really don’t know what’s happening with On Property but I feel like I achieved what I wanted to achieve in the space. I am reaching a great deal of people. I’m helping a great deal of people and I just don’t know where to take it from here.

I do know that I want to start an educational company and I do know that I want that to be pelt.co and so I have started creating videos over there. I’ve created 18 videos now for that site. I would like to do a video a day for next year for that site and create a lot of courses as well. So far I’ve done a course on how to create a membership site, how to create a video and how to set up WordPress.

I’ve got a couple of other videos on there as well and on YouTube. I think I’m getting about 70 or probably 50 to 80 views a day for my videos over there. I’ve got seven subscribers so far – not massive but slowly building that up. I’m even considering consolidating Podcast Fast into pelt.co because I’ve got a membership course over at Podcast Fast.

I am considering that but I’m not 100% sure what I’m going to do there. Maybe I’ll just leave Podcast Fast but I’ll also do a series on how to start a podcast as a part of pelt.co.

Next year pelt.co will be my main focus and I’ll be creating a lot of courses and a lot of training videos on how to do things. The goal is to make money through affiliate marketing with that therefore when I say how to set up WordPress I recommend hosting and I recommend Arvixe.

When I’m talking about setting up a membership site or we’re talking about setting up an evergreen launch funnel I can recommend ConvertKit which is my email marketing software. There is a whole bunch of things I’ll be trying to teach people how to do and then I will recommend different things.

I can recommend how to do those things using a tool, recommend the tool and hopefully get some commissions from that. And who knows I may launch it as a podcast as well but I’m not 100% sure at the moment what I’m going to be doing with that. That’s going to be my plan next year.

I am worried that it’s going to take me six months for the income from Pelt to really grow and become significant enough that it can support me. While I’ve moved on from On Property that income from Pelt definitely isn’t where I need to be. There might be a limbo for six months or so while On Property is kind of stagnant and while pelt.co is growing but we’ll really just have to wait and see.

At On Property the sales have died off in the last couple of months as we’ve previously discussed but I’m not sure if that’s going to continue. I’m not sure that’s just an end-of-year thing. It might be seasonal and then coming into next year in January-February-March I might have good sales.

I really don’t know what the future holds but I’m excited for 2016 – excited to create and to run Pelt and to create some really helpful training videos out there for people and some courses as well. So I’ll keep you updated on that in the new year. I will be brainstorming.

I will be thinking about my businesses, praying about my businesses over this two-week break hoping to get clarity for what I want to do in 2016. And then hopefully I can start 2016 with a bang and just create something awesome.

Hopefully too when I’m doing this review at the end of next year I’ll be really excited about where my business is, the passive income that I have generated and the lifestyle that I have for me and my family. At the moment I am just not earning enough and still having to work quite a lot and I don’t have the lifestyle that I want. Hopefully in a year’s time we can look back and we can have made some serious progress towards that.

I am not expecting to be completely financially free of rich or anything like that but hopefully I’ll be in a less precarious, less stressful position and not starting afresh in 2017. However, we’ll have to wait and see.

Thanks so much to everyone who has been listening this year. Thank you to Snappy Checkout who has been sponsoring this podcast as an affiliate link. You can go to ryanmclane.net/snappy to check out Snappy Checkout which is the best payment processor out there. I use them for all my products on all my websites and I absolutely love it. You can collect recurring payments, you can sell products and you can do nearly everything with Snappy Checkout.

Go to ryanmclane.net/snappy to check that out. Thanks Snappy Checkout and thanks to the team over there for helping me out and I absolutely love all of you guys who have been listening. I wish you the most merry Christmas and I wish you a happy new year. Hopefully we can move on to bigger and better things in 2016.

Until next time guys, if you want instructions go and buy something furniture.

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