Income Report – February, 2017

Upon first glance, I’m sighed “crap” under my breath while looking over my new income report infographic. I didn’t make much. Especially after an awesome month just four weeks ago, but here’s why!

Why is this Income Report lower?

The main reason, I didn’t have a sponsor post or an experiment earn any income this month. I did have an offer for a sponsor post. However it wasn’t a good fit, so I said “hell no”. I turned down $150 because I really LOVE the community I’m building and didn’t want to even slightly damage it with a crappy post. So I’ll stay poor another month.

My Experiments this month

I have been conducting two experiments this month, one involves selling stock photography and the other involves building a sweet Twitter strategy. If you’re on Twitter, you’ll easily see my around 10 tweets a day.

Seriously, I’ve been on a Twitter Storm, I’m trying to get to 1,000 Tweets and analyzing what Tweets work the best as well as growth hacking my Twitter Account. If you’re on Twitter, Follow me @WalletSquirrel. I’ll personally thank everyone who shares this post on Twitter. =)

Coming to Wallet Squirrel – Adam

Wallet Squirrel is getting a new contributor joining “Team Squirrel”. This means Wallet Squirrel will have even MORE posts and MORE experiments earning extra cash to invest. Adam will have his first post soon, but I wanted to do a quick introduction.

Adam and I have been best friends since 2007. We graduated from the same design program in college, I was in his wedding (my role may surprise you) and we built our first successful affiliate website together. This is the one we’re currently revamping. He knows a thing or two about building great websites. We’ll do a big reveal soon!

Adam and Andrew in an Action Shot at Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in Colorado.

Adam and Andrew in an Action Shot at Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in Colorado.

Basically he’s a BAD ASS, and will bring a ton of new strengths to Wallet Squirrel. We’re starting off strong and will hopefully build up to something like DividendDiplomats.com in the future. Those guys are crushing it and we hope to reach that level in the next couple months.

Adam hasn’t written a bio yet, but it would highlight these skills. He’s an SEO machine, dabbles in programming/app design, organizational freak and production hack expert. I’ll let him expand on those later.

I will admit, I was a little nervous about bringing on someone new to “Team Squirrel”, especially after I’ve done so much to build up this community on my own, but I recently got some awesome advice (thanks Dividend Diplomat, Bert) that ran along the lines, partnerships work when you feel they’re like family. That resonated with me and I was convinced I wanted to try. So let’s give an awesome welcome to “Team Squirrel’s” newest addition, Adam!

My Income Report

Did I mention, I made some money this month?

February-2017,-Dividend-Monthly-Income-Report-Infographic

Does anyone have any great Twitter advice for growing an audience?

14 replies
    • Wallet Squirrel
      Wallet Squirrel says:

      I know, we’re SO exciting. It’s just tough when you want to make something perfect. We finally said enough and hired a professional WordPress expert to fine tune our Amazon store.

      Ideally it should be complete in a week or two and we’ll share Adam and my first affiliate site!

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  1. DivHut
    DivHut says:

    Nice job with those monthly dividends rolling in. Your biggest piece of the passive income pie. Kind of sad to see what those banks are offering up as interest. I remember the “old” days when a retiree could simply keep money in a savings account/CD even checking and live off of or mostly off the interest alone. Oh well… I guess that’s why we have dividends these days to pick up that slack. Look forward to your new reveal. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Wallet Squirrel
      Wallet Squirrel says:

      We’re stoked for the big reveal, just checked in on our Web Designer and he’s slacking a bit, but we’re still confident it’ll work out! Thanks for visiting Dividend Mogul!

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  2. MrSLM
    MrSLM says:

    I think you’re right for turning down the sponsored post if it didn’t meet your expectations of quality. I’ve seen that on a few blogs and honestly, it turns me off as a visitor. A high quality post that seamlessly integrates with your content is fine, but anything less than that should get the boot.

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    • Wallet Squirrel
      Wallet Squirrel says:

      Right! It’s really awkward following your favorite blogs and seeing it cluttered with sponsored posts that make no sense or poorly written. It’s a fine line, but I hope to continue to filter out crappy posts. =)

      Thanks for visiting MrSLM!

      Reply
  3. Mustard Seed Money
    Mustard Seed Money says:

    That’s awesome that you’re bringing in another person. Looks like you are really building out the site. In terms of twitter strategy I normally try to retweet other people whose articles I enjoyed and sometimes they’ll RT some of my stuff as well. Which grows the audience. Other than that I’m not quite sure.

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    • Wallet Squirrel
      Wallet Squirrel says:

      Hey Mustard Seed Money!

      Yea it’s really exciting. Adam has been one of my best friends since 2007 and he should be an awesome addition to Team Squirrel.

      That’s a solid strategy, do you comment a lot when you ReTweet? You’re crushing it with 8,621 followers. I just started following you!

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  4. Dividend Diplomats
    Dividend Diplomats says:

    Congrats!! I was waiting to see what your final decision was. Much appreciate the shout out. You’ll be shocked how fast and easy it is to grow when you enjoy the person you are working with and share the successes of it all together. This story sounds pretty darn familiar if you ask me 🙂 Can’t wait to see what you two are capable of!

    Bert

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    • Wallet Squirrel
      Wallet Squirrel says:

      I have to admit, seeing your success working together was a big helping point. We started in March and Adam has been killing it. He’s been a great addition to team Wallet Squirrel. I think both of our articles have gotten better while working together.

      We’re constantly testing each other to up our game. I’m excited to see what continues to come. Thanks again!

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