December went by way too fast but overall it was a great month! My parents visited us in Charlotte for the first time, we enjoyed Christmas and New Year’s as a family of four, John was actually home a good amount this month and we made a surprising amount of money! Tonight, I’m getting started on my new hobby of refurbishing furniture. It occurred to me that this hobby is going to be a little more challenging than I thought considering I can’t exactly paint when the girls are awake. I also don’t want to paint during naps because that’s my time to work. So, John and I talked and we’re going to dedicate one hour every night (ish) to work on our projects!
But enough randomness, let’s talk income…
You can see my previous income reports here and here. Since John and I both work for ourselves, I plan on posting our income to both keep us motivated and to show others that it’s really not THAT hard to be your own boss 🙂 John runs a painting and handyman business and I freelance write and edit. Eventually our goal is to grow our businesses / my blog so most of our income is passive.
So, I have to say, John is blowing me away with his business. His goal was to hire one or two employees starting in 2015, but he actually has already hired FOUR people to work for him. Now, they’re not full-time, salaried employees, but they are people he can rely on to help him out with projects. The ultimate goal is for him to run/manage 3-5 crews at a time and he will focus more on gaining new customers, bidding and selling jobs, etc.
John’s income for the month was $5,394 (wooo-hoooo!!!)
My income was $1,300
December total income: $6,694
Also, December is typically a slow month for contractors, so the fact that John had his highest income month yet is very encouraging.
Our goal for next month is to break $8,000, but I’m not quite sure if that’s going to happen. We’re both going to try to hustle and bring in as much money as we can, but really we can only do so much since we’re in the beginning stages (and we have two little ones, haha). Keep in mind, this amount is BEFORE taxes. We set aside 25% or more for taxes.
How did your December look? Did you meet or exceed your goals??