MoneyGood morning, Club Thrifty enthusiasts!

It’s time for my monthly income report as well as blog updates.  I know, I know.  I’m late again.  I’m sorry.  Sometimes it takes me an extra few days to go back through everything and tally it up.  In case you missed them, here are my income reports from earlier in the summer and fall:

Cash Money: $7,230 in June Income, Blog Updates, and Goals

Cash Money: $7,083 in July Income and Blog Updates

Cash Money: $6,605 in August Income and Blog Updates

Cash Money: $6,350 in September Income and Blog Updates

As you can see, my online income has dropped since June but remained steady since then.  October was another great month for me since I stayed fairly busy with freelance writing jobs and blog-related stuff.  Expenses stayed low as well since I still work from home and have very low overhead.  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.

So, without further adieu, the total amount of money of cash money that I grossed as a self-employed goddess in October was……*drumroll, please*

 $6,480

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

  • Credit Card Sales
  • Consulting
  • 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.

This is also the income that I made after expenses.  Here are my expenses for the month of October:

  • Staff Writing: $140
  • Blog Hosting: $12
  • Internet $35

Life Updates

In other news, I recently got this comment from an obvious fan of mine, Ryan:

I have never seen anybody complain about everything as much as you do!  It is unreal.

I thought that this comment was simultaneously hysterical and sad.  First of all, I do feel especially negative lately.  I always do this time of year.  I’m not one to jump on the medical excuse bandwagon often, but I do think I start experiencing seasonal affective disorder (S.A.D.) from about now until February or March each year.  When it starts getting dark out at 5:00 or 6:00 p.m., I begin feeling depressed.  I know I’m not the only one, but I don’t want to let it get out of hand either.  Life is good and I really have very little to complain about in general.

On the other hand, I can’t write about puppies and cupcakes every day.  Sometimes I like to write about relevant issues in my life, and occasionally those issues suck.  It doesn’t mean that I’m sitting over here steaming mad 100 percent of the time.  All it means is that I thought a particular crappy situation would make a good blog post.  Sue me.

Other than having seasonal depression, life is going great.  I absolutely LOVE the new town we’re living in and I was relieved to find out that my kids really like their new daycare.  That was one of our biggest worries when we moved and I am so happy to find out that most of our concerns were unfounded.  Greg also likes his new job and is so glad that he is no longer commuting.  And thanks to the fact that we’re now living in a tiny temporary home, my commute has been cut down as well.  Instead of ten seconds down the stairs, it’s now about 2 seconds.  See pic.

Notice Greg's pajamas on the floor.....hehe

Notice Greg’s pajamas on the floor….hehehe

 How was your October income?  Did you reach your income goals?