Ok, so I am a teensy bit late with last month’s income report. At least I remembered this month’s, unlike October. Whoops.
Once again another slow month for me. It’s been a trying month for me, I have all sorts of ideas for posts yet none of them seem to be right. So instead I wasn’t posting a lot yet again. My goal for the new year is to put out at least 2 new posts per week, which might not sound like much, but its a lot of work!
As usual this month the majority of my income is coming from my side hustle, virtual assisting. You may remember I sub-contract through an awesome lady. Its coming up on my one-year anniversary with her and I just signed my new contract for the first half of 2016 so I look forward to another year of helping clients manage their social media, do graphic design projects and lots of other interesting stuff!
If you are interested in becoming a virtual assistant, I HIGHLY recommend The Bootstrap VA by Lisa Morosky. It was because of this book (and it’s exclusive Facebook group) that I found a great established VA to sub-contract through. Maybe someday in the distant future I will venture out on my own, but for right now, I’m perfectly content working with another VA.
You’ll notice that I don’t list items that I didn’t reach the payout threshold on. That means I didn’t get paid for Google Adsense this month (but I will next month) for example.
As usual this post is strictly about transparency and feeding curious mind’s thirst for knowledge as to how a blogger makes money. Literally the first question people ask me when they find out I am a blogger is “wait…you get PAID to do that?” So this is my way of showing you where the money comes from, both for just the curious non-bloggers, as well as new and aspiring bloggers.
Anyway: on with the numbers!
Virtual Assisting: $697.50
Sponsored posts: $350.25
Grand Total: $1047.75
Not my best month, but overall not too terrible all things considered. I definitely posted a lot of sponsored content in the last month or so, but those invoices won’t be paid until next month. That’s the unfortunate thing about blogging….most of my clients pay net 30 or net 60 which means its a month or two before I see any money for the work I’ve done. This leads to inconsistent months and wonky income. That’s where the VA work is nice because its mostly consistent. We are expecting big growth in 2016 so I am excited to take on more client work AND grow my blog at the same time. It’s shaping up to be a big year! I can’t wait to see what it has in store.
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