Income Report

Online Hustle Report- The Beginning

November 11, 2015
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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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October 2015


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



Leave Work Behind Paid to Blog Course– $49.00

Pro Writing Aid Proofreader – $35.00

Domain name and website theme – $177.00

Etsy Fees – $1.21

Expenses:  $262.21

= -$244


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?


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Latoya Scott
CFEI/Social Entrepreneur
Latoya Scott is a Certified Financial Education Instructor and personal finance writer with a mission to help millennials learn how to stop living paycheck to paycheck so they can become financially carefree.

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  • Shirria November 12, 2015 at 12:18 am

    $18.00 is way more than I’ve made. I’ve been blogging I think about 3 months and not one penny. But I’m optimistic! Way to go because your right $18.00 is better than no income at all!

    I’m not pitching right now either, but planning on it 2016!

    • Latoya S November 12, 2015 at 1:10 am

      Don’t worry, I’m sure it will come. Online hustles are not easy and we’ve been warned by some of the most successful people online. They started at the bottom too. We’re just paying our dues!

  • Chonce November 12, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    I think it’s great that you’re posting updates to hold yourself accountable and you’re off to a great start. My fiance started doing some reviews on UserTesting a few months back and considers it easy money. I used to write for Tom at Leaving Work Behind in the summer and had no idea he had a course 🙂

    • Latoya S November 13, 2015 at 8:55 pm

      Thanks! Yes, his course is going good so far. I’m almost finished with all of the sections.

  • Theodore Nwangene November 13, 2015 at 9:39 am

    Hello Latoya,
    Your october income might not be that huge but it’s still a lot and I’m pleased with your transparency. I’m sure that your coming months report will be going higher and higher if you continue like this.

    It’s not always easy yet, it’s not a rocket science. It’s only a gradual process.

    More strength to your elbows.

    • Latoya S November 13, 2015 at 8:56 pm

      Thank you:)

  • Kayla @ Shoeaholicnomore November 18, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    I blogged for about 7 months before I got my first freelance writing gig. I didn’t even start blogging to make money, but now I’m so glad I started my freelance business. 🙂 I love what I do and I enjoy working from home on my own schedule too. You’ll get there. These expenses are normal and are all a good investment (like you said) into your future.

    • Latoya S November 18, 2015 at 4:56 pm

      Thanks Kayla:)