September flew by so fast!
I was so busy with my day job, my freelance clients, and just regular life stuff like grocery shopping (fo realz) that I can’t even believe it’s October already. Geez.
But, I am pretty proud of the fact that September was my highest earning month so far in my little biz! I made $3,422.83 through my blog and freelance writing services. WOO!
This month I tried a few new things.
I earned some affiliate income (a grand total of $8.71 thankyouverymuch!), by promoting my genuine love of email marketing software ConvertKit.
I also earned ONE PENNY from Tailwind. I am not even sure how that’s possible. What did someone do for a penny?! I have no idea. But… thanks, random stranger.
This month I didn’t get as much done as I wanted to. I focused almost exclusively on client work and not my own big ideas, which was disappointing. But that’s how life goes sometimes!
I did get a chance to outline and start creating my upcoming course that I am SO EXCITED about. It’s called Blog SEO Bootcamp and dives into all the nerdy stuff I’ve learned in over 6 years of working at content marketing agencies, and through this blog.
I AM PUMPED to share it with the world. When it’s ready in like, 2020. 🙄
K but seriously, I plan to work on it over the next few months and unveil it either late this year, or early 2018.
Anyway, let’s dive into September’s numbers and stats in detail!
Total Gross Income: $3,422.83
I recently had a comment asking about how I get my freelance clients and what sort of work I do. I plan to cover this in an upcoming post, but the short version is that I do freelance writing/blogging for marketing and software companies, focusing on list building and conversions. 🤓
aka. Nerd Stuff.
- ConvertKit: $29
- BoardBooster: $10
- Tailwind: $15
- Leadpages: $37 (I really need to get on dat annual plan, stat.)
- G Suite: $10
- Ads: $50 (I experimented with Pinterest ads this month, more on that later!)
- SmarterQueue: $19.99
- Bank Fees (dang PayPal): $117.22
- Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing course (highly recommended!): $197
Total Expenses: $485.21
Net Income: $2,937.62
So, I made almost the same net income as last month as I had some more expenses this month.
I also decided to invest in some education and take Michelle Schroeder-Gardner’s class, Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing.
At first I thought the class was a bit too basic for me, but I actually learned a lot in the later modules. I’ll write a review about it another time, but what more can I say than it works? I did make $8.71 in affiliate income this month for the first time ever, right?! (Gotta start somewhere.)
One of my regular clients slowed down a bit, so that impacted my income a bit, too.