Now I know this month is sort of whomp, whomp!
Nevertheless, I have to get this train rolling and start holding myself accountable. I’ll be doing that by bringing monthly updates on how much income I generate from my online hustles.
October is the first month I will begin tracking any income. I have made income in the months prior to this, but it was only on a whim and I had no true purpose for it other than to fund random savings accounts.
I plan to diversify my income streams down the line; however, I’m only going to focus on a few for the time being as I build my freelance business. I don’t want to overdo it considering I have an infant and five-year-old to run around after. Let’s not forget my hubby and full-time job!
So here it is, I earned a whopping $18 during October!!!! Now I’m going to take it to the bank and make it rain!
Okay, so it’s not a lot and I’ve had better months of online income, but it will only get better. In the meantime, there’s no need in having a funky attitude about not generating a buck-fifty. Any additional income is better than no income at all.
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Etsy Print Shop – $6.00 (I don’t promote this shop nearly as much as I should. It has great income potential; however, I’ve lacked vision to create lately and motivation to market)
Freelance Writing – $0.00 (I haven’t sent any pitches out yet. I’ve been focused on providing my fellow bloggers with great guest posts. I plan to begin pitching after next month)
Website Testing – $3.00 (Easiest $3.00 I’ve made all month. Check out User Testing)
Survey – $9.00 (Pinecone Research)
Total Income: $18.00
Pro Writing Aid Proofreader – $35.00
Domain name and website theme – $177.00
Etsy Fees – $1.21
I didn’t expect to make a profit or break even because I’m just setting up shop here at LAAB (I like acronyms). I purchased my domain name, hosting, website theme, a proofreader, and an online course. I don’t expect my expenses to be this high every month (at least not in the beginning). I consider these an investment that will pay me back in due time.
Overall, I’m very satisfied with the effort and the hours of work I put in October. The fruit will come soon. I just know it will. If you’re in the same boat as me, no worries, we’ll ride this thing out together.
How was your hustle month? Any regrets or areas of focus to improve?