Freelance Income: December 2019

Time for Zero’s monthly Freelance Income update for December 2019!

It’s 2020! Wow. Here is my last Freelance Income update of 2019. I’ve had this blog for a year now, and I began my Net Worth, Savings, and Freelance Income calculation starting in January. How things have changed since then!

YTD Freelance Income By Month

Freelance Income for 2019
January$397.26
February$4,585.91
March$411.59
April$566.03
May$416.30
June$1,979.16
July$1,204.79
August$2,033.95
September$3,137.17
October$1,384.63
November$4,322.58
December$1,180.14
Total$21,632.51

Freelance Income: $1,180.14

December was another one of those “normal” income months, because I was busy running around, and didn’t do much actual “work.” So it’s mostly passive income.

eBook$35.71
Video Courses$973.07
Interest$35.20
Amazon Affiliates$105.33
Ko-Fi$0.00
Podcast$10.32
Course Affiliate$12.50
Online Shop$3.73
Other$4.28
Baby/Dog Sitting$0.00
Writing$0.00
Total$1,180.14

Analysis

As mediocre as everything was this month, I am still thankful that I can have consistent passive income of $1,000 a month even when I’m not working!

Ebook

I have to consider my eBook “dead.” It’s still nice to get some extra few Five Guys orders from it, but it’s nothing like what it was the past year. So I have to figure out what next book to write to reignite the fire!

Video Courses

I ended the year with $15,483.94 in earnings from my eCourses. Not too shabby! Definitely not going to get me to FIRE, but it’s a nice cushion!

If you want to check them out, you can check find them here: IntroToAWS.com 😊

Course Affiliate

Apparently the system is down, so…. Haven’t made anything more than the one sale before the system went down. Hope they’re fixing that soon…..

Podcast

I currently have 2 monthly supporters for my podcast. And make around $10/month. The ads aren’t doing much, because my listenership is pretty low, but hey. I can buy a burger with fries every month, I guess!

Amazon Affiliate

I ended up with $1,273.15 from Amazon Affiliates for 2019. Don’t know how, but I’d like to up that a little bit for 2020! I’m constantly amazed by people who claim to make thousands a month from Amazon.

MonthAmazon Affiliate
January$0.00
February$29.95
March$82.08
April$99.12
May$98.83
June$164.89
July$140.26
August$114.68
September$179.89
October$143.36
November$114.76
December$105.33
YTD Total$1,167.82

Online Shop

So I have a Shopify and Etsy shop now (I’ll probably write about the logistics/fees/costs associated later). And I spent a little while trying to figure out if I want to do Net or Gross for the income. But in the end, I decided on Net, as that’s what’s coming into my pocket. Even after that, there are Shopify monthly subscriptions, Etsy listing fees, etc. etc.

But for now, I’m putting in the Gross Income – Store Fee – Shipping – Production Fee (if Dropshipping) = Net Income.

Operating at a loss here, because it costs $29/mo to have my Shopify store. Not sure if I want to keep it, or scrap it… Though I know stuff like stores take a while to get going…. And I honestly haven’t been putting the effort necessary to make it jog.

Writing

I’m in the process of getting a new consistent writing gig. Not sure if it’s the right fit yet, but if it is, it’ll mean an extra few hundred a month AND consistent work… So that’ll be nice!

YTD Total: $21,632.51

My 2019 Freelance Income Goal of $20,000 has been reached! Honestly, a year ago, I would have never thought I’d be earning $20k on the side in a year… So it’s pretty baffling.

I’m going to write up a 2019 review soon and post it, because jeebus. A LOT happened last year! I’m SO thankful for all of you who have been following me in this roller coaster journey the past year! 😃

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