Sunday, September 4, 2016

August's Incredible Work-from-Home Income ... Stop Whining, Make Money!

If you have tried and tried to cut things from your household budget so you can save for vacation, a wedding, college, retirement, a car, a house, ANYTHING and it's not working, it's time for you to EARN MORE MONEY! How about delivering pizzas? That could work for my husband but not for me. Not while homeschooling 5 kids and handling all their social and sports and activity junk. I need an at-home job I can do in the wee hours of the morning and when I can sneak in 15 minutes here and there. And so here is my August 2016 income report to show you what I did:


For more information about what I do, please check out my post about how I make $2,000 per month from home while also homeschooling my 5 kids, being married, taking kids to activities, and more.

WHO am I?
I am the homeschooling mom of 5 kids and wife to Aron. I graduated from community college at the age of 28 with a 2-year Associate of Arts general degree. My work background: waitress, hostess, secretary, office manager at various places. I got many opportunities to learn how to proofread but have no formal training in writing, social media or direct sales. I quit my cubicle job in 2001 to stay home with my first son and never went back to work in an office.


WHAT do I do?
I'm a blogger, author of books, writer of regional parenting magazine articles, social media maven, proofreader. I don't do direct sales anymore because it split my focus and I need to concentrate on my creative side.

Why I am sharing my income?
I like to show what can be done. I am able to fit in at least 15 working hours per week and usually more while homeschooling my kids, loving on my husband and taking the kids places to have fun (pool, sports, field trips, co-op, playdates, trips, etc.). I am not sharing this to brag or because I think I rock. I am sharing so you know that someone with no English degree can be a writer and a proofreader and make a decent income.

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. Some months I may have a lot of articles in publications but don't show much income ... that's because checks will often show up later and many at one time.

QUARTERLY UPDATE
1Q2016 = $5,846
Articles = $1,114 (finally wore down some magazines and they actually paid me from last year)
Blogging, etc. = $744
Proofreading = $3,647
Books = $256
Younique = $65
Jamberry = $20

2Q2016 = $4,373
Articles = $510
Blogging, etc. = $206
Proofreading = $3,578
Books = $79

3Q2016 = $3,334
Articles = $615
Blogging, etc. = $860
Proofreading = $1,791
Books = $68

So as of the end of August 2016 I'm sitting at $13,553 in income (to be taxed next year, of course).

*This is the book I reference that helps me make money writing articles (Make Money to Write About Your Kids) and also brings in a little bit of income all by itself ... working on the 7th edition with a lot of changes!

And here is another gem I put together that is also now in print, Kindle and Kindle Unlimited (which means it's free to "rent"). Thanks for coming by and please sign up for an email subscription if this has been valuable to you in any way! If you have any questions or comments, I'd love to hear them!  Thanks!



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