Welcome to my monthly income report! This is where I share how much money I make freelance writing and blogging each month. I have been freelance writing now for close to three years and have also had two babies in that time, so my income has been up and down. My highest month, prior to blogging, was around $2,700. After moving to North Carolina last August I decided to start this blog and share my income. I’ve consistently been averaging around $1,200 a month, with the hopes of increasing this to about $2,500 over the next few months.
I try not to stress too much about increasing my income since my girls are currently just 2 and 1 years old. They do go to daycare part-time which gives me 10 hours each week to get work done, plus I work during their naps. We’ve had a great routine these past few weeks and I’m hopeful that my income will increase.
Anyways, on to March’s income…
March Freelance Income: $1,578.40
Up $288.49 from last month.
I have a new client that’s given me a good amount of work. April’s income is set to be higher than March already (but so far April has been slow, meaning I might see a decrease in May’s income). The income you see is money I collected in March, so a lot of that work was done in February.
Breakdown of my income
All of my previous income has come from freelance writing and editing. This month is the first month that some of my income came from blogging.
Blogging Income: $102
This all came from Google Adsense. I started my blog in September 2014 and immediately placed ads on it as an easy way to monetize. It took five months to earn $100, but that first payment felt so good! I do hope to add affiliate marketing in the future, but I want to make sure I’m only promoting products that I either use or would use.
Freelance Writing Income: $1,476.40
The rest of my income was earned through freelance writing. I currently have three big clients and two smaller ones.
Some big news
You may have read in my last blog post that I bought a new domain name for a new website! I have been working diligently on this site and it’s almost ready to launch. I’m hoping to launch it by the weekend and will definitely share the site and what it’s about. Stay tuned…
How did your March look? Did you meet your goals?
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