First, let’s take a look back at my November goals. Income goals were $3000 for John and $1800 for me but before I get into what we hit, I’m going to recap our other goals.
Learn more about affiliate marketing. Eh, I’m going to say I half-way completed this. I’m constantly reading about blogging, making money online and how to make money from a blog. I didn’t really narrow in on just affiliate marketing, but I did learn a lot about blogging in general.
Get two new freelance writing positions. I wrote an article for Personal Income – 8 Creative Side Hustles to Bring in Extra Money and am hoping to hear back on another freelance position. I’ve also applied for about 3 more and am still on the lookout. If you need anyone to write personal finance articles, edit your blog/site or help manage social media, don’t hesitate to reach out!
100 Twitter followers. CHECK! I am at 149 Twitter followers!
Promote more on Pinterest. CHECK! I’m creating pinnable images for each post and pin to my own board plus a few other personal finance group boards.
Cook an incredible Thanksgiving dinner. CHECK! Thanksgiving was great! I missed my family in AZ a ton, but we had a great day just the four of us.
Wake up earlier. Today I woke up at 6:15 but other than that I slept until the girls woke up.
Spend less money. Huge CHECK! I said in October how we spent nearly $2,100 on food, gas and household items. This month, we came in right around $1200. That is a HUGE difference and we didn’t even feel like we were “missing out.” We actually signed up for an account on Mint.com and have been tracking all of our expenses. I highly recommend that site for anyone that’s looking to save money or stick to their budget. It links all of your bank accounts, bills, mortgage, car loan, etc onto one page so you can see exactly how much money is coming in and how much is going out.
So, I said earlier John’s goal was $3000. While he was busy, he did come up short. I also came up a bit short of my goal of $1800.
John’s November Income: $2,565
Sarah’s November Income: $1,675
The good news is John is set to make a really good amount of money in December. He’s currently working on a huge job that he started over a week ago and will finish this coming week. He is also close to being fully booked in December, which is incredible considering business is usually slower over the holidays. I’m very proud of my husband and so thankful he is such a hard worker for our family.
TOTAL INCOME: $4,240
I will also say that we were able to save a few hundred this month due to our water and electric bill being very low and living cheaply. Thank goodness we added up our miscellaneous spending last month. Had we not done that, we would have been in for a big surprise with a $2,000 decrease in income from October.
How did your November look? Did you make more or less than you strived for?