Good morning and Happy Fourth!
If you’re new here I’ve posted income reports ever since I started this blog, almost four years ago. I initially had goals of making a few hundred dollars per month and then slowly growing that amount. Luckily, that’s what I’ve been able to do.
In 2012 I decided that earning money online was going to be the only way I could create the life I wanted living in a small town with no good job options. I dove in head first and started trying things out. I’ve failed at sooo many different things and have had great successes with others.
As of now I earn an income through being a freelance writer, virtual assistant, and blogger. (And yes, I know how crazy that sounds to most people!)
June 2016 Online Income Report
June was another good month and my second highest income month (or close to it, anyways.) Work hours went down a bit in June since my kids are now home from school but I’ve been amazed with how much work I’ve packed into the hours I do work.
I’m also able to keep earning while working a little less over the summer since all of the work I’ve done on the blog over the past four years plays to my advantage. That’s the good thing about earning with a blog – the trading time for money thing starts to become a little less necessary. (Although I definitely do NOT think blogging is passive income, especially at first. I have thousands of hours of work into this blog. For real.)
In June I made $7,986.32. The income came from the following sources:
- Freelance Income (Writing & VA Services) – $1,425.00
- Ad Networks – $3,077.16
- Affiliate Marketing – 3,466.16
- Sponsored Posts – $0
- SEO Guide $18
There are also a lot of things I wanted to do in June but haven’t quite got to. I’m going to play around with my current schedule a bit more this month to see if I can squeeze in an hour or two each day to devote to those extra projects.
If you’re interested in getting started online here are some articles I think can help:
- 5 Proven Ways to Earn Money with a Blog
- How to Start a Freelance Writing Business from Scratch
- 30+ Services You Can Offer as a Virtual Assistant
- 50+ Legit Work From Home Jobs (This list includes jobs from companies that actually hire verses freelance type of stuff that I’m into.)
- 10 Extra Income Ideas for Introverts
If you currently have a blog but are having trouble building traffic or making money you can get Ruth Soukup’s free e-book 7 Ways to Boost Your Blog Income Overnight for free here.. Ruth is the creator of Elite Blog Academy which is the course that helped me 10x my traffic and income.
(Elite Blog Academy is not currently open but you can still download the free e-book and get on the waiting list for the next enrollment.)
Other Things That Went Down in June
Now for some non-money things that went down in June……….
I’ve tried to make it a point to do at least one extra fun thing with my kids each week versus sitting at home every day which is my default. So far I’ve managed to incorporate at least one inexpensive activity each week.
- Went bowling three times
- Went to the movies once
- Went fishing once per week
- Watched fireworks two different days
- Went to a festival
Still on our bucket list is visiting the Zoo, going to Kings Island, visiting the aquarium and going to Chuck E. Cheese (the last one is their big request.)
We also may take a few days later this month and go to Gatlinburg but that one is still up in the air at this point.
Aside from doing the fun stuff we’ve also been working on the garden and the house. I have made SO much progress on this house in the past three months which I’ll show you in my quarterly goals update (probably next week.)
That’s about it for June.
How did your June go?