It's now January though, which means that I have a brand new month and year to start over.
I'm ready for my first full YEAR of self-employment.
In December of 2013, I made $12,860 in business income, before expenses. I'm hoping for a higher level in January though, but it has been a slow start so far because of the holidays.
Lately, it does seem like I am at a little bit of a standstill. I do need to try working harder.
I am not going to lie – I have probably been taking off more time than I should. I will blame this on being so busy the past few years and my laziness is just trying to catch up to me.
Also, we did sell our suuuper nice 1961 Chevy Apache in December, but that amount is not included in this income post as it is not a part of my business income. We did get to put a pretty penny away and we made a profit on the truck, so that was nice.
I didn't think my level of income was attainable.
Just last December, I made $5,770 in extra income. $5,770 is, of course, 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 December and before fees and expenses (expenses that lower the amount above include approximately $700, which includes VAs for my other websites, PayPal fees, etc.) being taken out.
December‘s number above includes a rent payment from my sister and her boyfriend. So after all expenses and fees, I made approximately $12,160. 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.