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I can’t believe I’m already writing about the how much side income I made in April. The month just flew by, and it’s almost mid-May as I type this. #wherethehelldoesthetimego?
Diversifying Your Income
Sometimes I feel like I’m going crazy because I have so many irons in the fire, and while it is important to stay focused and not lose sight of certain things, I also believe it’s important to diversify your income if you’re striving for more passive income.
You can look at my past income reports and see that some things might be successful for me one month, while other months, not quite so much. Since there’s fluctuation with some of my side income revenue streams, then I want to have a few things in the works in case something changes, or in case one revenue source goes away.
New Projects in the Works
I have a few exciting things in the works and I can’t wait to share them (as well as the results) once it’s time. Some of them may have payoffs in the near future, and others may not see a good payoff until later, but we’ll see. My hopes are to start steady streams of revenue from various sources and create more passive income that will help sustain us down the road when I finally give a big f-you to the 9-5 world.
Right now my biggest project/idea is a series of e-books that I plan to release through Amazon’s KDP program. That’s all I can really say for now, but the idea for these books hit me like a freight train, and ever since then, I haven’t been able to contain my inner excitement because if I can actually pull it off, this could potentially bring in some decent passive income.
We know from our success with the honey’s book on Amazon that it can be a good revenue stream, and while it is a competitive market, it’s not impossible to make some decent money.
I will also be blogging about writing and self-publishing on Amazon for those of you who are interested.
Searches of the Month
Speaking of search engine optimization, there are some pretty funny and interesting things people search for on Google that brings them to this site.
These are the 5 most interesting search terms for the month.
- i sold my house now what – you can make the check out to me…?
- dirty old man erotica – he was probably disappointed to land on this post!
- i want my braces off right now – oh girl, I feel your pain!
- i’m a slacker – the first step is admitting you have a problem.
- sail my bitch away – honey, are you Googling this again?
Side Income Summary – April 2015
If you’ve read my side income posts before, you know that my side income posted is just that – money made from what some call “side hustles”, meaning money I’ve made in addition to my regular full-time job, minus any expenses/payouts directly related to my side income such as affiliate payouts to others, PayPal fees, etc. This doesn’t include my fiancee’s income from his freelance gigs or his book sales.
The below numbers are an accurate depiction of what I’ve made on the side, bad or good.
Webmaster/Web Design Stuff: $441.17
Affiliate Income: $12.96
Writing Gigs: $0
TOTAL: $886.35 in extra income (DOWN 483.85 from previous month!)
I know that my income did go down some this past month, but mostly because I finished a project for a client that I did webmaster stuff for, so there won’t likely be any more income from him for awhile.
I’m also thinking about “firing myself” from another client. She pays well and she pays promptly, but I actually feel bad taking her money because she just doesn’t have a clue what she’s doing and her business is failing as a result. I’ll be touching on this more in an upcoming post.
Have you ever fired yourself from a client? What are ways you’re making side income? Leave a comment! (I love when I get comments… so does Google… hint hint!)