Saturday, November 2, 2013

UPDATED: October 2013's Kick-Ass Work-From-Home Income

Let's just get straight to the point: October 2013 weighed in at a whopping $1,774.96 (if I could do that every month, that translates into about $21,000 per year working part-time from home and taking Sundays off ... not bad for a girl who didn't even go to college!). So far this year I've made about 12 grand from my home while homeschooling my brood and going out to play with them almost every afternoon. And did I mention October is one of our busiest months for social outings and homeschooling and life in general?

In other words, I have a life. I'm only working a few hours a day and if I could work full-time I could easily be pulling down close to $50,000, which I don't think is too shabby. The roofing project went over by about $1,000, and I'm able to help pay that off. The kids are still in gymnastics at about $200 per month, and Christmas is going to be a breeze this year. Hubs needs new tires? No problem!

Here were April's numbers, and then May's numbers. Then here are June's numbers, and you can see I'm increasing my income every month. July was amazing but not as good as August! September was $1,651.26.

I am in the Stop Whining About Money and Do Something About It Club! Care to join me? Open enrollment is now!

Disclaimers: For the record, I have no reason to lie to you about any of the income I’m reporting, and the most underhanded, nasty, smarmy thing I’m going to do is give you my referral links so I can make a whopping dime or so off of each person who signs up to do what I’m doing! The dollar amounts I show are what I actually RECEIVED in my hot little hand or PayPal account, not what I EARNED because things show up at different times and take different amounts of time to come around.

Just like always: I STILL do not count my eggs before they are in my PayPal account. Now, let's get started:

1. Fiverr. $531. The majority of my income is from proofreading when my kids sleep, but I also have gigs for promoting things via my social media outlets.

2. Bubblews. $303.52. THIS SITE IS NOT UP ANYMORE.

3. Regional Parenting Magazine articles, new and reprint: $155. That would be thanks to this little gem, and I'm not even really trying or writing anything new.

4. PostLoop. $5.14 doing absolutely nothing. I'm going to send you here because I have a lot of information on this and it needed its own post. Bottom line: probably worth it and potentially $10/hour while you watch TV. *IF YOU SIGN UP UNDER ME USING MY REFERRAL LINK, THANK YOU! PLEASE DO THE 10 POSTS TO GET STARTED; YOU WILL GET POINTS FOR THOSE AND THEN A RATING, THEN YOU CAN CONTINUE ON.

5. Private proofing, formatting, social media jobs: $530

6. BlogHer ads income from 2 tweeting campaigns plus one month of ads on my main blog: $107.06

7. Ebooks on Amazon: $11.24. Here's how to find my offerings!

8. The Kindle Pixie. This is a new business venture where we do ebook promotions (free days, reviews, send ebook to review and free sites, write press releases, do formatting and covers and proofreading and more!) and I split profits 50/50 with my partner, so this month we made $132. (updated November 2015 I do not own this business anymore)

Come back to see November 2013's numbers! (**I've also been updating for 2015 as well!)

*Yes, I pay taxes on every stinking cent!


  1. See me green? That's green with jealousy lady! If I could just focus, perhaps I too could bring in $300 on Bubblews. But NO, I have to go off on tangents, like organizing, sewing curtains by hand or a dozen other insane things. I really, REALLY need to start writing more...EVERYWHERE.

    1. !!! You are so funny! See me green with envy that you have THREE books in PRINT?! That's follow-through, which I don't usually have!

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    1. Awesome! I have an ebook I'm working on full of ideas for posts so you can rock on there!

  3. I signed up for bubblews and postloop. Thank you for the information. I have been looking for sites like this to generate extra income from home.

    1. Kat, glad I could help! Also check out my ebook on Ways to Make Extra Money Writing, which leads to another resource of places I could make money writing ... if I had the time!

  4. Color me super impressed!! I am not sure what to do really on bubblews, but I'll look around and get it I'm sure. If I could make even just $700 a month on things we'd be so much better off!

  5. Update: do not waste your time on Bubblews. They have changed everything and now your views do not count at a penny but at a fraction of a fraction of a penny. They have also changed redeem so you can only cash out monthly and then it takes 2 months to get paid. It's a crock.


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