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An extended holiday weekend and a nasty stomach bug have delayed this report, but I’m finally ready to share my June 2017 Freelance Income Report.
Why I Share My Income
I don’t share my income to say, “Woo-hoo look at me!”, but rather to show others that it is possible to earn money working from home, with a houseful of kids.
I’ve been so inspired reading income reports from around the web, and I wanted to share my journey in hopes of inspiring someone else.
Public reports also keep me accountable, and ensure I’m staying on top of my own paperwork. 😀
June 2017 Income
Here’s the breakdown:
Writing Lessons for a Grade 4 ELA Curriculum: $3000
Virtual Assistance: $387.5
June was the final month for creating new lessons for this particular client. I’ll continue to receive income through July. Since my other income was really low last month, I’ve been focusing on finding new clients.
I’ve been focusing on sending at least two pitches a day, so I avoid an income nose dive in August.
On that note, if you need a solid content creator, or virtual assistance, please contact me! I love creating blog posts to help drive traffic to your small business.
June 2017 Expenses
My total expenses for June were $704.68.
- An annual subscription to Microsoft Office (I have been paying monthly, but our year was up and I had the money to front load this expense).
- Formatting for my ebook.
- A book, a small course, and a monthly fee for my continuing course on growing traffic.
- A few fees.
- Content creation (pinnable images and cover images)
- Blog maintenance plan.
- Subscriptions to Zoom, ConvertKit (aff. link) and my Google business email.
The annual subscription will save a couple of bucks in the long run, and everything else was pretty standard. I’m learning that it’s definitely worthwhile to pay for some time savings.
July is half over, so I have a pretty good idea of how the month will work out. I’m focusing on pitching, and finding new clients. I’m really focusing on finding some writing clients currently.
While wanting to grow the freelance side of my business, I also desire to see my personal brand grow. I’m looking forward to seeing a guest post go live later this month! I know that’ll I have affiliate income for July, and hope to continue to grow that going forward.
Preparing for Slower Months
With the end of my curriculum writing gig, I’m preparing for slower months and a corresponding lower income. I saved a higher percentage of my income for June and will for July as well. This will ensure I have the money to pay for my expenses in the slump.
I have been able to use this time to focus on getting geared up for the next school year. We’re continuing to learn new chores, and spent time decluttering.
I’m also planning a longer series here on the blog, and will be posting more frequently the rest of the summer. A course I took recommended this strategy, and since summers are usually slow in the blogging world, I thought the time was perfect.
How was your June? I’d love for you to share in the comments.
Lisa Tanner is a former teacher turned homeschooling mom with 11 kids. She's also a successful freelance writer. Lisa enjoys helping other busy moms find time to start and grow a side hustle of their own.