It’s Labor Day weekend as I write this, and of course I’m working. Womp womp.
While it’s a bummer to pound away at the keyboard on a Saturday, working weekends has been essential these past few months. You see, I’ve been working on my course, Earn More Writing every night from 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. On top of that, we have a few trips coming up that will drastically cut down on the number of days I can work. With all of this in mind, I have no choice but to work nights and weekends for the time being.
It’s either that or clone myself, right?
Updates On My Course, EarnMoreWriting.com
As I mentioned last month, the course I’m creating for freelance writers launches in October. In August, I spent time creating printable resources and recording some of the videos. I have a few videos left to record in September, but I’m mostly done. Once the course launches in early October, I plan to spend more time on the management and promotion side. Regardless, I cannot wait to get started!
When creating this course, I tried to think of all the things *I* wish I had known when I first got started. While some of the advice I offer is pure common sense, the rest is built around lessons I learned through trial, error, and experience. For all of my successes, I have made a ton of mistakes! By leaning on some of my advice and doing things the right way from the start, new writers can reach freelance success at a much faster pace.
$27,453 in August Income
Obviously, in terms of income, we had a really awesome month in August. A convergence of factors lead to more freelance income and a pretty good month of affiliate marketing as well. Oh, and did I mention I worked my azz off? Honestly, my August workload was absolutely brutal. Unfortunately, with all the stuff I have coming up, I had no choice but to hustle and get ahead!
Considering the fact we made $22,145 in July, I’m pretty happy with our August income total.
In case you’re wondering, here’s an estimate of how our August income breaks down. I might be a few dollars or cents off here and there, but you get the point!
- Consulting, Sponsorship, and Affiliate Income: $5,371
- Content Creation and Freelancing: $22,082
- Freelance Writing Course: $0 (My course doesn’t open until October 3rd, so I won’t start receiving funds until 30 – 60 days after that. Nothing to show until next month at the very earliest!)
Speaking of my course, you can save 10 percent by signing up before the initial launch on October 3rd. Plus, I am hosting a free freelancing webinar tonight and later this month! During this 40-minute webinar, I’ll introduce the basics of getting started as a freelance writer, along with some tips and tricks I have learned along the way. You can also ask questions at the end. If you want to hang out with me online, you can sign up for the webinar here.
While our income is definitely following an upward trajectory, it certainly fluctuates from month to month. Here are a few of our income reports from previous months:
- April 2014 Income: $6,650
- November 2014 Income: $11,660
- October 2015 Income: $17,070
- December 2015 Income: $23,620
- March 2016 Income: $28,117
- July 2016 Income: $22,415
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Our expenses are slightly higher this month because we hired a one-time consultant to help us with a few issues. Considering this is a one-time expense, I’m perfectly fine with it! We also employ a really awesome VA who has been helping with all sorts of stuff. Behold our expenses for August of 2016!
- Internet: $51
- Blog Hosting: $15
- Misc. Advertising: $300
- Virtual Assistant: $180
- Consulting: $2,000
So far, 2016 has been one for the record books. With my course launching later next month and our book, Zero Down Your Debt, hitting stores on January 10th, 2017, we have a ton of exciting stuff in the works! Personally, I hope to work a little less this fall and winter and enjoy the many trips we have planned instead. After having an “extra” project on my plate for the last year, I am excited at the prospect of slowing down and taking the time to smell the roses.
After all, isn’t that what’s life about? I’m telling you, all work and no play is making Holly a dull, dull girl. By this time next year, I hope to be enjoying life more and working a whole lot less.
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Did you meet your income goals in August? What are your plans for September?