Hello everyone! I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted and I know I’ve totally lacked consistency the past few weeks. I will say – while I love my new FT job – I do find myself short on time lately. I’ve managed to keep up with my freelancing work and keep the house clean, and any extra time I have is devoted to my husband and daughters (just as it should be!).
However, that doesn’t mean I plan on stopping blogging completely. In fact, I’m hoping to do just the opposite. But first, let’s take a look at my freelance income for July.
July was a decent month. It wasn’t my best month, but it also wasn’t my worst. For those that might be new to my blog, I post my monthly freelance income reports to keep myself motivated and hopefully motivate some of you! I’ve been freelancing for just over three years now and blogging for almost one year. My income has gone up and down over the years as I’ve had babies, moved across the country and have just had slow periods (hey, it happens to all of us), but I have maintained between roughly $1,000 and $3,000 each month. Not bad for part-time work 😉
In July, I made $1,200.60 freelancing. That is money that I was actually paid on, not money that I earned. I normally separate my income into blog income and freelance income, but this past month I forgot. I think I made about $50 on my blog, but July was a busy month with me starting my full-time job, so I forgot to keep track.
So, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my blog and the direction I want to take it. As much as I do love personal finance, I don’t necessarily want to talk about just that. I would also love to incorporate more of my personal life into the blog – including recipes, our weekend adventures and just what’s been on my mind. I debated changing my blog name altogether but I think I’ll end up just keeping this one, as I’ve already built up some traffic and have a good amount of posts on here.
I’ll still be writing finance posts from time to time and will definitely still track my freelance income, I just feel like I want this blog to be more than money (saving it, spending it, earning it, you get the drift). Money is a means to create the lifestyle that you want – it’s meant to be spent, whether now or in the future (I cannot for the life of me remember where I read that…but I love it).
So…if there’s anything you want me to post on, please feel free to share in the comments! Hope everyone is having a good week. I’ll be back soon 🙂