Good morning, everyone!  It’s that time again.  I know, I know.  You can hardly contain your excitement, am I right?  Of course I am.  We’ve moved into an entirely new month and that means that it’s time for me to share my cash money update.  In case you haven’t checked in lately, July was an awesome month for us.  Greg quit his old job at the beginning of June and decided to take the whole month of July off before starting his new career.  We traveled some and I worked a lot.  Income was good, especially considering the fact that I took part of the first week off due to July 4th in addition to the entire last week of July off.  Despite the fact that I took some serious vacay, I still managed to bring in a decent income.  So, without further adieu, the total amount of money of cash money that I grossed as a self-employed goddess in July was……*drumroll, please*

 $7,083

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 keep in mind that this is my pre-tax income.  I pay taxes quarterly and will soon be handing a giant chunk of my hard-earned cash over to Uncle Sam.  However, this is the grand total of my income after expenses.  Thankfully, my expenses are pretty weak.  I basically wear pajamas and I use the two computers that I already own.  Other than my two computers, I don’t really need to spend any more money to complete my assignments.  Hell, I don’t even own a printer!  Here are the expenses that I deducted from that amount:

  • Staff Writing: $360
  • Blog Hosting: $12
  • Internet $35.50
  • Giveaway $30

I also consider my Republic Wireless smartphone an expense, although I don’t currently have a bill due to a recent promotion I signed up for.  Obviously, I had another great month.  And although I am pretty darn happy about it, I do think that I am going to make a lot less in August.  Here’s why:

  • I am not currently working on any new advertising
  • I just finished a few freelance writing projects
  • I just finished up with a consulting job
  • I don’t have a ton of freelance writing projects in the works so far in August

But, no biggie.  A fluctuating income is definitely part of becoming self-employed.  And remember, my goal income is a lot less cash money than I’ve been bringing in.  Regardless, if you are interested in hiring me for the variety of skillz that I offer, please feel free to contact me through my contact form!   Here are the goals that I decided upon when I quit my job:

  • Gross at least $4000 per month to replace my income from my full-time job
  • Exercise at least once per day
  • Eat healthier and continue juicing fruits and vegetables
  • Spend more quality time with my kids
  • Cook most meals at home
  • Be a cooler, nicer, and less-stressed version of myself

Even though this upcoming month might be slim in terms of income, I still hope to gross at least 4K.  But, of course I would like to earn more.  Obviously.  The good news is that I’ve got quite a surplus amount of money built up in my business account for Club Thrifty LLC.  The extra cash that I’ve accumulated can be used to balance out the slower months.  And that’s the whole purpose of budgeting and saving to begin with, am I right?

How was your income in July?  Did you meet your goals?