Welcome to my monthly income report! You’ll notice I changed the name from “XX Freelance Income” to “XX Freelance & Blogging Income.” I finally made some money from my blog and I hope to see that number only increase over the next few months!
As many of you know, I have a goal to make $10K per month within one year, or by October 2016. I have some ideas on how I plan to increase my income via the blog and I plan on finding a few more freelancing jobs, too. However, $10K per month is a hefty goal especially considering I work full-time and have two toddlers. I’m going to try my best to meet this goal without running myself into the ground!
So, on to my income for October!
This month, I made exactly $1,100 from freelance writing and blogging. Not too shabby, considering I spend no more than 10-15 hours per week on these gigs.
Of that $1,100, $380 came from blogging! Here’s the breakdown:
- Google Adsense payout: $110
- Affiliate sales: $5
- Sponsored posts: $265
For November, I honestly expect my blogging income to be lower (I won’t receive a Google Adsense payout and I have no sponsored posts planned for the month, either), but my freelance income should be a tad higher. I’m hoping to hit $1,500 for November. Again, getting to $10K by October is going to be hard. It’s going to be a slow and steady climb for sure. And honestly, even if I don’t hit that goal, I will be SO happy that I tried!
I have an exciting post coming up next month on negotiating raises as a freelancer! My freelance income is increasing, but my workload is staying the same. I want to teach you how you can do the same 🙂
Also, do you want to start making money from home? I’ve been freelancing for more than three years and blogging for over a year, and I consistently take in more than $1,000 per month. And I’m not spending more than 5-10 hours per week on my side hobbies. If you want to do the same, you first need to start a blog. A blog will give you credibility and expertise in your field, which you can use to gain freelance writing jobs. Your blog can also be a source of income, so it’s a win-win! AND, as a bonus, if you sign up for a blog through my Bluehost link, you’ll receive my new eBook, The Beginner’s Guide to Blogging, for FREE! Sign up now!
That’s all for today. This post is super short as my parents were in town for the majority of last week. I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!
How was your October? Did you hit your income goal for the month?