Income Report – April, 2016

April 2016, Dividend Monthly Income Report Infographic

So close! I was $1.61 less than I made last month (bummer). Here’s how I made $68.53 this month.

PS. My entire portfolio is now at a little over $7,000. That’s more money than I’ve ever had. How FREAKING COOL! I love passive ways to make money. Here’s how I made extra cash in the month of April.

Highlights

My double cashback credit card was my financial MVP again from some of my larger purchases the month prior when I went on a bit of a spending spree. I gained $42.69 which is my highest paycheck from my credit card ever bringing the total of $218.74 my credit card company has paid me in the last 8 months. HA! Take that you credit card vultures.

Otherwise, my Dividends this month took second place bringing in $8.68 from Comcast, Realty Income Corporation (you awesome stock) and Coca-Cola. Even though I quit drinking caffeine (I’m weird right?). Coca-Cola is still paying me my dividends because I own 8 shares of that majestic company. Quit caffeine, but never dividends.

All my additional extra income was all sub $5 so I don’t need to speak about it, except my Affiliate Website #1. That brought in a whopping $7.15. Which isn’t much, but I’m currently revamping this website to bring it up to date to share with everyone here! That’s right, I’m hoping to FINALLY release what my affiliate website now that has made $400 in the last 8 months. Why not tell you now? Well, I’m a storyteller and want to dazzle you.

Goals I reached last month

  • One of my big goals was to make my blog more graphic, telling stories with both words and pictures. I’ve been having a blast creating infographics and I hope to do more of these in future. They seem to have been a huge hit and I think it’ll continue to set my blog apart. Yay for a little unique in a very saturated market! They limit me to one a week, but I feel they’re worth it, right?

What’s Next?

  1. I’ve started to get more involved with other Denver Start Up Companies and Entrepreneurs. It’s been awesome. We’ve been meeting over drinks and sharing how they’ve grown their blogs and companies. So many GREAT ideas and I can’t wait to try them out. Thank you all who have provided me great insight including fellow blogger Stefan from Millennial Budget for some great Twitter conversations this last month.
  2. I want to start building my email list. I have some awesome people that have chosen to join the Wallet Squirrel Community and THANK YOU SO MUCH! I just want to find a way to make it easier for others to join my email community so we can help each other out.

What do you think of Wallet Squirrel becoming more graphic oriented?

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12 replies
    • Wallet Squirrel
      Wallet Squirrel says:

      The investment style of Lending Club is really interesting in the sense you become a mini bank. I’ve always been under the impression in the game of loans, it’s only the bank that wins. With Lending Club, I’ve been hitting around %14.23 annual interest on my loans, which is pretty great, but I’m trying both their risky and safer loans to get a sense how it all works.

      I only invested $300 to try it out and I’ve been pretty impressed. My only hiccup is that your money isn’t liquid if you need it. You can’t easily get it back out once it’s loaned and that’s between 12 – 18 months. However if you have extra cash, it may be a viable option.

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    • Wallet Squirrel
      Wallet Squirrel says:

      Thanks Investment Hunting. I’ve been having a lot of fun with them.

      I think having the unique photo/graphic improves my SEO and I’m not to worried about the text lengh. The image only takes away a few words from the income amounts. Overall though all my text is still there. I’m still rocking around 300 words minimum per article. So perhaps it’s improving my SEO overall. =P

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  1. Tawcan
    Tawcan says:

    Nice job Squirrel! Nice looking summary chart, maybe I need to create that for my dividend updates moving forward too.

    Keep up the great work.

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  2. Dividend Diplomats
    Dividend Diplomats says:

    Squirrel,

    Love the graphs – PLEASE keep doing it. I like yours and you’re doing great. For your income – dividends are #2 and if you take back simply cash back – it is your #1 ; ) something that I love seeing from you. Keep growing that account – not about market value, but owning a piece of great companies! Congratulations!

    -Lanny

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    • Wallet Squirrel
      Wallet Squirrel says:

      Yea it’s pretty important for beginner investors to know they can earn extra money that they can use to invest in dividends. Dividends won’t always be my lowest income, it’ll soon by my greatest. I’m stoked!!!

      Thanks Dividend Diplomats!

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  3. Matt
    Matt says:

    I really like the infographic style. I considered trying something similar but it looked poor. I might try again though as yours is very easy to read.

    Unfortunately I’ve just begun my passive income journey and it’s started rather poorly as the ad network and affiliate links scheme I was hoping to join refused my application. Totally my naive fault, it just mean more work ahead.

    At least an inforgraphic of £0 is easy to produce.

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    • Wallet Squirrel
      Wallet Squirrel says:

      Infographics definitely make things easily understood. Thanks for the compliment Matt!

      There are programs like Piktochart that help people create infographics but I’m personally a fan of Illustrator as it’s what I use working at a design firm all day.

      If you’re looking at affiliate links, have you tried Viglink? It’s a affiliate link platform I use for some of my niche websites. It may be worth a look. Have a great day!

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