I’ve been blogging since late July 2015. I started GDTH to chronicle my journey to financial freedom and be held accountable. You can read more about that here. Although my focus for GDTH is to document my journey towards financial freedom, being made aware of the possibilities and opportunities to make an extra income from blogging sparked an interest!
The income I make online is not at all comparable to the income of top, long term blogging gurus such as Michelle @ MakingSenseofCents or Carrie @ CarefulCents, or even Chonce @ MyDebtEpiphany but it’s a start. I share my income to encourage other bloggers, new and old, to work hard if making an income online is the goal. My goal is to keep my blog, the information I share, and my experiences authentic and relatable to others on a journey towards financial freedom or even entreprenuership.
I made $55.00 online for December!
The breakdown is below:
- freelance writing $30.00
- product review $25.00
I’m not sure if the income and/or income reports will continue. The freelance opportunity I had ended in December and the online review will probably post until after January, therefor will probably not affect or increase my opportunities.
December Side Hustle Income:
I earned $762.55 in side hustle income for December 2015. The break down is below.
- Doing hair side hustle $480.90
- Milage reimbursement $127.19
- Shopping reimbursement apps $84.46
- Selling items online $15.00
- Online income: $55.00
Most all income went towards Christmas. I was able to apply an extra $25.00 to my AM card. However if I have another lucrative month in January, the money will be divided amongst extra credit card payments, savings, and out-of-pocket renovations.
The thought of continuing to make online income is exciting! I’d love to continue to grow GDTH, increase traffic, and continue to build my writing portfolio. My ongoing goals are below.
Of course this ongoing. Pitching to find freelancing opportunities is very necessary to continue to earn online income. I’ve already pitched to one client and have not heard anything back as of yet. My plan is to pitch at least once per week until I hear something back and find the perfect fit. My problem is I continue to struggle with rejection, not hearing anything at all, or provide feedback.
I’m still not at the point of justifying spending money or paying for assistance or resources to gain income to get out of debt. I still struggle with the irony of some PF bloggers that tell you to “save money after you pay for my service to earn money.” However, I do understand the concept of time being money. As a result, I plan on spending more time blogging and writing more helpful and informative post that have helped me in my journey.
I’m a major introvert which affects my eagerness to socialize even on the internet. I’ve majorly reduced my social media time after reading an article about being a slave to the phone. I even deleted my FB app on my phone on December 27, 2015 and have not been on FB since nor have I had the desire to. However, social media is essential in growing an online business and therefore returning would be beneficial. I’m working on developing time frames or limits for social media interaction and how to optimize my time while on there.
Other GDTH goals include:
- adding a subscribe widget
- developing a news letter
- coordinating a link up or collaboration
Do these income reports help or motivate you? What are you ongoing blog goals?