This post is a little late, but better late than never, right?
First off, I wanted to check in with everyone who is joining me on my $10K per month in one year challenge. If this is your first time hearing about this challenge, it’s something I started to motivate myself and others to increase our income within a year! My end date is October 2016, but you can totally still hop on board and set your own goals! I have people joining me on this exact challenge and others who are doing the challenge but have their own income goals and end dates. It’s not about the actual number, but rather about supporting each other. I really believe that we are all in this together. I saw a quote on Instagram the other day that said “Supporting Another’s Success Won’t Ever Dampen Yours.” How true is that?!
So, I’ll go first. I’m pretty much maintaining (as you’ll see below), even though I picked up two new freelancing positions. One is ongoing and the other I’ve completed, but won’t see the income from until January. My goal in 2016 is to really be intentional with what projects I’m choosing. If you read my last post, you saw that I’m wanting to take it a little easy this next year and focus more on my family and doing things that I enjoy. I want to work on high-paying assignments that bring me joy, rather than just trying to crank out article after article.
I’m also in the midst of writing my first book, which is going to be released on Jan. 12, 2016. As a reminder, if you start a blog through my Bluehost link, you’ll receive a copy of my book for free! I would love it if most of my income could come from my blog, and use freelancing as something to fall back on. Now it’s your turn – how are you doing on the challenge?!
Now, onto my November income.
During the month of November, I earned $1,695.50 through blogging and freelancing. This is on top of my full-time job. I spend roughly 10 hours per week on blogging and freelancing combined. If I can do this, so can you 🙂
Let’s break it down a bit further and see where exactly my money came from:
- Freelancing: $1,375
- Blogging: $320.50
As you can see, most of my money is being earned through freelancing. While I eventually want the blog portion to be the majority of my income, I will continue freelancing until my blog grows and I have more opportunities come my way.
If you’re specifically wondering where my blog income came from, here’s a breakdown:
- Affiliate sales: $25.50 (this came from my review of Crystal Paine’s Make Over Your Mornings Course)
- Sponsored content: $75
- Adding in links: $220 (Companies will sometimes reach out to me and ask if I can insert a link to their site on my blog. Usually, it’s on an older post and if I can make it fit within the post and believe in the company, I do it. Just keepin’ it real!)
I’d also like to add that having a blog is what allows me to earn an income through freelancing. If you’re interested in making money online, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions! You can also check out my page on how to start a profitable blog and check out what my new book is going to be about (it’s going to be perfect for beginning bloggers!).
So, that concludes another income report. December will probably be lower than normal, but I’m hoping that my income picks up in the New Year! How did your month look?! Did you meet your goals?