DSCF3404Before I get started on my monthly income update, I want everyone to take a moment to look at the picture of my garage on the left.  That, my friends, is the garage of my dreams.  It’s clean.  It’s organized.  It’s the envy of the neighborhood.  Well, maybe not.  But it does look good, right?  It isn’t fancy, but it is functional.  I like it.

Having a big ol’ garage sale also made it possible to get rid of the boxes of junk and baby stuff that I no longer need.  I also made around $225 for my efforts.  Winning!

Anyway, back to my income update.  Several people have asked me why I post them to begin with.  Am I trying to cater to the nosiest among us?  Am I bragging?  No.  I provide income updates as inspiration for the many bloggers and writers who want to quit their 9-5 job and work as a freelance writer.  Moving on…

Cash Money Update

The total amount of cash money I grossed as a self-employed goddess in April was……*drumroll, please*

 $6,650

This total includes all of the money that I made from my various streams of income:

  • Credit Card Sales
  • Consulting
  • Freelance writing
  • Affiliate advertising
  • Ghost Writing

Please remember that I make the majority of my income from a variety of freelance writing jobs, not my blog.  If you’re interested in learning how to get freelance writing jobs, please check out this post:

How To Get Freelance Writing Jobs 

Expenses

Unfortunately, my expenses were a beast this month, but it’s only because we’ve been investing in writing for our other website.  The fact is, I cannot do all of the writing for two websites and complete all of my freelance writing jobs.  And since Greg works 9-5, he can’t do it either.  Here is a basic rundown of our expenses from April:

  • Staff Writing: $320
  • Blog Hosting: $12
  • Internet $50

Well, I guess that isn’t so bad.

Planning for the Next Few Months

April was a fairly lucrative month, although it’s partly because I received a few large payments that I’ve been waiting on forever.  I like it when that happens.  On the other hand, I expect my May income to be down quite a bit.  I just finished a few writing projects that I’ve been working on, and I don’t have anything else in the works. I also have 7 vacation days planned for this month (including a couple that I took in Florida at the beginning of this month).  That always hurts.  But life goes on, and there’s always next month, right?

In other news, I leave for Las Vegas today at 5:00 p.m. EST and I am stoked.  Woot!  I’m also happy to report that I earned enough myVEGAS rewards points to get vouchers for four free buffets. That’s lunch for two days, folks.  And since our hotel offers a continental breakfast, that means we’ll only be on the hook for dinner.  I have already scoped out the fast food joints in the vicinity of where we’re staying, and it looks like there are plenty.  Besides, I want to spend our evenings having fun- not sitting in some stuffy restaurant.  I can do that at home.

Want to read a few of my posts from this week?  You know you do.

How was your income in April?  Any exciting news coming up?