Seems like it was just recently that we were discussing my November blog income report. Time really does fly during the latter part of the year, doesn’t it? Ok maybe it has something to do with the fact that I only posted November’s report a few weeks ago. Hopefully you can forgive my tardiness and let’s get 2016 off to a better start, shall we?
So this was my breakdown for income for December of 2015. If you’ve been following the previous months, you will see just how inconsistent blogging income is! My virtual assistant income has slowed down, but honestly I blame the holidays. People are really trying to cut costs and some folks view a virtual assistant as a luxury. Having a VA isn’t a luxury, its a necessity if you want to grow your business and keep from tearing your hair out. Not only does it allow you to offload your least favorite tasks, but also it allows for some fresh, creative perspective from professionals you may not have considered yourself. We’ve actually had several clients come back after realizing just how much they needed our help! Not that I’m trying to convince you to hire a VA, but if you are interested, I happen to know a wonderful and attentive virtual assistant team! 😉
As far as my own blog, I posted 62 articles in 2015. That’s an average of 1 per week. Boo. My goal for 2016 is to double that and make it 2 posts per week on average. Will I succeed? Guess you’ll have to stick around and find out!
That being said, let’s get to the meat and potatoes. The real reason you’re here. To get a peek into my wallet and see what is going on in there. As always, this is not at all meant as any kind of braggery (is that even a word?) but rather to inform, educate and keep things transparent. I get a LOT of questions from aspiring bloggers, as well as curious non-bloggers. Its also interesting to me to see how things grow and fluctuate from month to month.
Virtual Assistant Income: $730.00
Google Adsense: $111.22*
Sponsored content: $1285.00
Grand Total: $2126.22
*I’ve mentioned in previous income reports that I don’t usually make the payout threshold for Google Adsense every month. For the most part it is every-other month, so this is not ONLY income from December, but rather income earned from previous months that was paid out in December. Same goes for the sponsored content: most of those posts were written and posted in November, but were not counted in that month’s report because payment was not received till December. Make sense?
That’s the unfortunate part about blogging (and really owning your own business in general), not only is income very inconsistent, but also you have the issue of completing work in one month, and being paid for it 30-60 days later! That’s certainly something I had to get used to, but its gotten better!
So that’s it for my income report. For those of you who have sent me messages and emails to ask, most of my partners for sponsored content come from blogger networks. My biggest by far is Social Fabric/Collective Bias. Occasionally I get work from SITS/Massive Sway and Clever Girls Collective, but SoFab is by far my biggest network.
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