Welcome to my monthly income report where I share how much money I make online freelance writing and blogging. If you read last month’s report, you’ll see I took a huge jump in my income. I’m happy to report that May was almost as good as April. Unfortunately, I know for a fact June’s income will be less due to taking time off during May to travel.
May Freelance Income: $2,288
Breakdown of my income
March was the very first month that I made money from my blog. In April, I also took in a little more than $100 from Google Adsense. Unfortunately, this month I’m back to earning roughly $30/month from ads. Google doesn’t pay out until you cross the $100 threshold, so I don’t expect to see another payment until July (in which the entire amount will be recorded in that month’s income).
This month, all of my money earned came from freelance writing. Without going into too many details, I work for a few individual clients, I post regularly on a few blogs and I write for a leading banking site, GOBankingRates.com.
Plans for my income
May was a slow, slow month due to traveling. Now that we’ve been back a week, I feel ready to work and am looking forward to taking on as much as possible without sacrificing time with my daughters and husband. While I would love to earn $5K per month or more, now might not be the time and I am OK with that. Right now, my goal is to stay right around the $1,500 mark. That might not seem like a ton to some people, but for us it’s good! It gives me enough time to work on my blog, be present with my daughters, spend my evenings with my husband, etc. I’m learning as I get older that life is all about balance. When my kids are in school full-time, I will re-evaluate my business and the direction I want to take it. For now, I’m content “maintaining.”
Here’s to another great month! How was your month?! Do you set income goals each month?
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