If you’re new here I’ve posted income reports ever since I started this blog, 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!)
September 2016 Online Income Report
Last month I talked about how my income has been stagnant for a while. This month it’s a little different…it dropped.
It’s no surprise to me though. A month and a half ago I reduced the amount of ads on the site and instead have looked to make that income elsewhere. The ad income drop is reflected this month but next month my income should go back up, just in different areas.
For September I earned $6,428.63
The income broke down like this:
- Ad Networks – $2,503.14
- Affiliate Commissions – $2,425.49
- Freelance Income – $1,200
- Sponsored Post – $300
My expenses for the month came in at $853.63. Taxes are approximately $1,505.25. This makes “take home pay” $4,069.75.
Looking at Your Personality to Earn More
One thing I’ve recently been interested in is personality profiling in relation to business/career. Specifically, there are many areas where I’ve been struggling and it has a lot to do with being a “jack of all trades” and dealing with things I don’t like doing. (Like the constant influx of advertising requests, paperwork and phone calls that need to go along with these things.)
You need to know yourself in order to grow. I know that I personally can get bored with something really easily or distracted by the list of things I “should” be doing but have no interest in. And it’s not just that I don’t like doing some of these things it’s also that I’m horrible at them!
I am good at strategy and planning but can be bad at executing many of the tasks that are part of my plan.
Thinking of all this I felt reassured when I took the Sixteen Personalities test and got some reassurance when my results matched up to my problems. (I’m an INTJ. You can take the test for free here.)
The test plus all the thoughts floating around in my head have inspired me to find someone locally who can spend a few hours per week doing all the things that I hate doing but that they are good at and enjoy doing.
So, personality profiling – just some food for thought in case you’re feeling stuck or bored and want to read some insight into why you do the things you do.
Getting Started Online
Maybe you’ll take the personality test and see what type of jobs suit you the best. In case any of those are work from home or online jobs here are some posts that can help…
- 50 Legit Work From Home Jobs
- How to Make Money Blogging
- Work at Home Typing Jobs
- 5 Ways to Make Money with Amazon
How was your September? Also, if you’ve ever taken a personality test did you find the results helpful?