So, I’m slightly behind on my income reports….again. I’m truly sorry, folks. I’ve been busy packing and getting ready for our upcoming move. My life is a mess. Forgive me.
Regardless, I had a pretty good month income-wise which is pretty amazing considering how busy I’ve been. After all, I probably took 7 or 8 weekdays off during September to do things related to our upcoming move. So, although I made less than last month, I’m still fairly pleased with myself. In case you missed them, here are my cash money updates from the past few months:
The month of September was pretty awesome in terms of business expenses. As a matter of fact, I hardly spent anything other than blog hosting and internet costs. In case you’re interested in how much running a blog can cost, please check out my post Quit Your Day Job: How to Start a Blog.
Regardless, September went well. So, without further adieu, the total amount of money of cash money that I grossed as a self-employed goddess in September was……*drumroll, please*
This total includes all of the money that I made from my various streams of income:
- Credit Card Sales
- Freelance writing
- Affiliate advertising
Cash Money Details
Please remember that I make the majority of my income from a variety of freelance writing jobs, not my blog. Also, please remember that this is my pre-tax income. I pay taxes quarterly and generally send in about 1/3 of what I make.
However, this is the grand total of my income after expenses. Thankfully, my expenses are super low. I basically wear pajamas and I use the two computers that I already own. Here are my expenses for the month of September:
- Staff Writing: $140
- Blog Hosting: $12
- Internet $35
In other news, Greg started his new job a few weeks ago and really likes it so far. And, for the time being, we’re having his paychecks direct-deposited into savings. We’re doing this so that we can *try* to live off of my income and save all of his. Worst-case scenario is that we’ll have to take some money out of savings if we run short.
Our strategy is to let the savings build up and allocate it to other stuff every few months. We’re also going to continue to build up our down payment on our new home as we would like to have a very small mortgage or no mortgage at all when we move.
I also think we’re going to need a mini-vacation after this is all over. We’re thinking of heading to a water park with the kids for the weekend or something in November. Regardless, it’s fun to search for cheap hotel rates and day dream. I need to get the hell out of Central Indiana for a few days….and quick!
How did your September go in terms of spending and saving?