Every month I publish our income reports. These are a “behind the curtains” look at how much Wallet Squirrel (Andrew & Adam) make online. As well as what we do with it.
This is great for YOU because we’re covering both major forms of personal finance as we’re writing about both saving and investing. Ying and Yang if you will.
Cool Stuff We Covered In November
Andrew got excited about stocks
- Andrew and a fellow blogger decided to each build a niche website and compete to see who’s are better in the “Epic Niche Site Battle“. My money is on me to win!
- Don’t even read this article. Andrew was stuffed with Thanksgiving Food and sloppily put together random money facts for “Happy Thanksgiving, Some Money Facts to be Thankful For“. I suck at life and have beaten myself up for it since. I am so so sorry.
- This will be BIG! “Disney’s New Streaming Service Will Soon Destroy the Competition“. I think Disney will be one of the major plays soon to dominate streaming TV. So I’m saving up to buy more Disney stock. I only own one share but hope to get more.
- In the United States, the new tax bill is a big deal. One of the major changes affects the Estate Tax. If you don’t know what it is, read my article “What is Estate Tax, How Does It Work & Does It Affect You“.
Adam’s rocked personal finance and productivity
- Adam now has a 1-year old and started thinking about “How and What to Teach Your Kids About Money“. Parents are loving this article!
- Adam is constantly upping his self-improvement game. This guy can stick to his yearly goals like cake on a baby. So when he writes “5 Ways to Prepare Tonight for a Productive Tomorrow“, I listen.
- I remember when Adam was SO excited to earn enough Google Opinion Rewards to buy a cheap app on the Google Play store, so I was excited to read his article “Google Opinion Rewards Earn Very Little Money in 30 Seconds or Less“.
- Adam regularly does these “Income Report Roundups“. They are pretty great and a chance to see how much money some of our favorite bloggers made in October.
- If you didn’t know, Adam is a homeowner. Which means he bought a house in the crazy inflated Denver housing market and his property value continues to go up. Lucky Bastard. Here are his lessons learned in “First Time Home Buyer? Here Is What You Should Know Before You Buy“.
During November, Our Side Hustles Earned Money
This month we didn’t have any big affiliate sales, which is fine, but hurt our monthly income. We only made $89.57 which is 47% decrease from last month’s $171.10. Graphically, this is how it breaks down.
A few cents shy of $90 which for some reason feels like so much more. Still cool that we made $89.57 from these:
$24.10 – Dividends
$23.94 – Cashback Credit Card
$14.95 – Seeking Alpha Articles
$12.50 – Ebates
$5.17 – Wallet Squirrel AdSense
$3.62 – Lending Club
$3.31 – Stock Photography
$1.39 – Interest Checking/Savings Account
$0.59 – Wallet Squirrel Affiliate Marketing
All of these totals are small. Like really small, but they add up. Most of these are passive incomes, so we’ll continue to do everything we can to build these up!
Anyone notice that my dividend stock portfolio made the most money out of all these passive income streams?
What Do We Do With That $89.57?
Wallet Squirrel is unique in that we show you where all of our money goes. That $89.57 is my portion of our extra monthly income so it goes towards investing and my portfolio, found here. In particular, I bought 1 share of Disney earlier this month as I explained in my article talking about how Disney will soon rock streaming TV.
Adam uses his portion of our extra side income to help pay down his house mortgage and student loans. His goal is to be debt free while mine is to invest and buy more stocks. Both good ideas!
Let’s Talk Goals for Next Month
Did I mean last month’s (October’s) goals? – Yes
Considering I left my goal mysterious, it wasn’t hard to beat. However, that mysterious excitement was about the Epic Niche Site Battle I’m doing in 2018. I think I have an idea of the niche site to build, but I’m still trying to nail down a domain name. It’s surprisingly hard.
I am REALLY trying to nail down that domain name and think through on my process because once January 1st hits. I need to be going full stream on the new niche site! Remember this is a competition and I’m using everything I know to build a niche site so strong, it becomes sentient and runs itself. #goals