Good morning, party people. 

It’s me again.  I’m back from my Brother-Sister-Divorce-Celebration-Vacation in Mexico and I’m happy to be home.  I had a great time and I will definitely write a review of the resort we visited and how I paid for the whole thing with credit card rewards, but I need some time to catch up first.  As always, I am extremely behind with my blog and all of my staff writing jobs.  It never fails!

But that’s okay.  I get behind a lot- usually when I’ve gone on a trip or when Greg takes a weekday off of work.  He’s HOT (in case you didn’t know) and incredibly distracting.  When he has a day off, it’s uber-tempting to neglect my money-making opportunities and lay in bed watching movies all day.  Fortunately, he doesn’t have another weekday off until after FinCon (the financial blogger’s conference), which means that I have no choice but to be a responsible adult and get things done.

Dear readers, please help me stay accountable.  If you see me commenting on blogs after 9:00 a.m. or screwing around on social media, tell me to get back to work!  Capiche??!?

Cash Money August Income Update

In case you’re new here, I have gotten in the habit of reporting my self-employment income each month.  I do this to keep myself from slacking off and to show other people that it is more than possible to earn a living as a web-based writer.  With that being said, the total amount of cash money I grossed as a self-employed goddess in August was……*drumroll, please*


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 these posts out:

Tips for Freelancers

How To Get Freelance Writing Jobs 

I am super-duper proud of my August income for a few reasons.  First of all, I lost a fairly lucrative job at the beginning of August and that alone cost me $235 per week.  That’s a lot of money to lose without any notice or time to prepare for it.

But I’m a hustler, baby.  Instead of whining in a corner, I rounded up some other work that helped me go above and beyond replacing the income I lost in August. I also started on a few new projects for people this month so I am hopeful for my September income as well.  Fingers crossed!

I Refuse to Fail

I still remember the day I lost that specific job.  Even though it was due to budget cuts and had nothing to do with me, I still felt like an enormous failure.  I literally cried my eyes out then waited until Greg got home to tell him the news.

Of course, he wasn’t stressed at all.  “You’ll find something else,” he said.  “You always do.”

He’s supportive like that, which is one of the many (MANY!!) reasons I love the man.  He’s also the reason I take my online income so seriously.  And as always, he was right.

Club Thrifty Around the Web

In case you haven’t heard, I was nominated for a Plutus Award in the “Best Frugality Blog” category.  I never mentioned the Plutus Awards on my blog, so I really wanted to thank those of you who voted for me!  And for those of you who are going to FinCon, I can’t wait to see you there!

I was also interviewed by and if anyone is interested:

Expert Interview with Holly Johnson on Frugal Living for Mint

Interview with a Savings Expert: Holly Johnson

More Posts I’ve Written Around the Web:

Beginner’s Guide: Best Hotel Loyalty Programs Part Two

How to Earn Free Airfare with Credit Card Rewards

How was your August income?  Anything exciting happen last month?