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Journal #31 for 2019

FBA Goals

Today there was no progress.

Other Progress

I found out yesterday that the work project I was sidetracked with will only last 4-6 weeks max. This derailed my past weeks worth of work on the web scraping tool that I was building to help ease the tediousness of that project.

I’m going to refocus my energy back to the Alexa development and on FBA.

I did learn some good knowledge while working on the web scraping tool, so no major harm. I mostly need to get back on track with FBA momentum.

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Daily Journal

Journal #30 for 2019

FBA Goals

I’ve been pulled away too much with working on some programming projects and my focus has been on that stuff.

I did help Megan learn to search for products and have had a refresher course with her so she has gone through another couple of categories and will be helping me get a list of Primary Products to run through the next phases. Our collective plan is to go through quite a few of these categories so we will have tons of backup products to launch quickly once we get something rolling.

Life Happens

I’ve slacked off on getting my journal post updated and I don’t want to go back and pretend that I did them. For the last ten days, I’ve been sidetracked with a couple of things, late into the day and have simply not been dedicated enough to put everything down into this journal each day. From now on, I need to at least make a habit of writing down what I did quickly on a note pad by the bed and then I can update the website version the next morning. Here is what I’ve been focused on over the missing days:

  • Working on a web scraper tool for a project at work (see more information below)
  • Learning to develop for Alexa

Other Progress

  • I’ve edited and published a total of 15 blog posts for Megan’s blog as of today.
  • I’ve been learning more about running an Express/Node.js server to grab information for a work related project I was tasked with doing. I just learned today that the project will not continue for more than a month so I may abandon this particular project and refocus my programming energy on a few other things.
  • Megan and I have discussed creating an Ellie and Eli Alexa game, which she seems interested in doing.
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Daily Journal

Journal #21 for 2019

FBA Goal

Today I showed Megan how to do the steps for product selection. We went over choosing a Primary Product and a Competing Product in the Pet Supplies category. She has a list of 18 or so items and she is working through narrowing it down.

Other Progress

  • Worked on learning Alexa development more.
  • Having trouble with the CLI (getting PATH errors, so I think I have a permissions problem on my machine)
  • Developing with the CLI seems to be needed for some of the more advanced features such as using lists and things. I could be totally wrong but all the tutorials I have found use this and it seems to be necessary to understand.
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Daily Journal

Journal #20 for 2019

FBA Goal

We had friends over today so I didn’t make any progress.

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Journal #19 for 2019

FBA Goal

Watched some more Module 2 content to refresh my memory but I have not moved forward with action steps.

Life Happens

My family wanted to give me a birthday party since we were out of town for my 40th. We also had a big poker party with old friends. We ended up being going the entire day.

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Dream Log

Dream #18 for 2019

Awkward Guitar

I had a dream that Papa handed me a strange guitar with an angled head stock with different length strings which was oddly tuned. When I tried to play the guitar it distorted my hands and fingers almost against my will to reach each string. I couldn’t play any normal chords, but eventually it felt like I started to get the hang of it enough to strum basic things.

It felt very unnatural.

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Daily Journal

Journal #18 for 2019

FBA Goal

Watched the first few lessons in Module 2 to refresh my understanding. I have 4 products that I can work with from my original list, which I am afraid will not end up being my final choice but I think going through the process will be good either way.

  • Earned: Opportunity Finder badge.

Tomorrow I will watch more of the Module 2 lessons and start working on any steps toward narrowing these down further.

Other Progress

  • Proofread, edited, and published two more articles for Megan’s daycare blog.
  • Spent a large part of today learning more about Alexa development.
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Daily Journal

Journal #17 for 2019

FBA Goal

Spent the morning going through the list of potential products and added the competing products.

After going through, I ended up with only 4 viable products but I can at least move forward with the next steps. Can come back and try again if none of these pass the next steps.

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Daily Journal

Journal #16 for 2019

FBA Goal

Today I was able to narrow down two Hot Product opportunities. While I was working on my Competing product list, I found several more Primary Products to add to my original list.

I’ve spent about 2 hours so far working through Competing products.

I still have a list of about 16 items to go today.

Other Progress

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Journal #15 for 2019

FBA Goal

Today I was able to work on my primary product list for an Amazon product. I went through and picked about 22 to get started. I spent about 3 hours searching and adding to the list.

Tomorrow I will do the Competing product for as many of these as possible. My goal is to have my three Hot Opportunities selected by the end of this week.

Other Progress

  • I proofread and edited two blog posts for Megan’s childcare blog.
  • Setup our new Echo Dot.
  • Researched Alexa development.