Everyone wants to be successful. Yes, I said it. I don’t know of many people who can say that their goal is not to be successful.
Being successful doesn’t mean that everything is about how much money you make.
Being successful means that you have reached a big goal of yours. Maybe success is obtaining your dream position at your favorite company.
Maybe it’s starting your own business. Maybe it’s have a family or buying your own home. It can mean anything, and you are the person to determine what success means to you.
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November was my first full month of self-employment and it went very well. November was also my highest month for self-employment income yet. It was a good month but I do think that I can make December even better.
In November of 2013, I made $13,387 in business income, before expenses. I’m hoping for a similar level or higher this month.
Just last November, I made $5,114 in extra income. Still a great amount, but each month I am still amazed by my progress.
Like I say every month, when I first started blogging, I didn’t think this level of income was possible. I read (and still read) income reports from bloggers such as Pat at Smart Passive Income and Crystal at Budgeting in the Fun Stuff and I thought their levels were just completely unattainable for me.
I’m sure many of you feel the same about your level of “extra income” and that my story is just a lucky story. However, I read stories on other blogs and used them as motivation for myself.
I didn’t think their levels were possible for me, but it turns out that I was wrong.
And, I’m glad I was wrong. No, I’m not at the levels of Pat or Crystal, but I will keep trying everyday to improve my business.
This is for the month of November and before fees and expenses (expenses that lower the amount above include approximately $1,500, which includes VAs for my other websites, a website that I bought, PayPal fees, etc.) being taken out.
November‘s number above includes a rent payment from my sister. So after all expenses and fees, I made approximately $13,387. In the amount above, I do not count the amount that I bring in to blogs that I help run, I only include the amounts that are my actual earnings from my services.
Dental care is very expensive. Recently, I heard someone talking and he was saying that he needed around $20,000 in dental work done. The number shocked me. How could any “average” person pay for $20,000 in dental work?