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January Roundup – Our Favorite Income Reports From Around the Web

We look through these January (and one December) income reports to see what we can learn. We explore what other bloggers are doing to make extra income as the pursue financial freedom. Let's learn!

January Roundup – Our Favorite Income Reports From Around the Web

Today we take a look around the internet at our favorite income reports from around the web. These articles bring together seven to ten bloggers to see what they did in the past month. Some of these people will be fresh for this month while others will be regulars.

The point of this article is for all of us to learn what other bloggers are doing to bring income in each month. Hopefully, you will find something new to increase your own income next month.

Before we get started, let’s take a look at how Andrew started off 2018. Overall, he had a pretty successful month bringing in $131.60 during the month. He also wrapped up 2017 with a total count of the income he made online. So, go check out his income report to see how he accomplished it and give him a congratulations comment at the bottom.

Here we go with this month’s featured bloggers!

Bobby Hoyt – Millennial Money Man – $155,424.10 (January 2018)

Holy crap Bobby! What a stunning month of growth!

For those who do not know, Bobby usually earns between $10k to $15k each month.

Where did this growth come from? Well, Bobby launched a new course called the Facebook Side Hustle Course. This course brought in $139,488.00 (gross revenue) in its opening month!

It will be fun to see if this monthly revenue becomes a norm or not. My guess is yes. I think we just witnessed another blogger, after tons of hard work, launch himself into the $100,000+ a month club.

Keep up the amazing work Bobby and thank you for being such an inspiration!

Pat Flynn – $167,553.31 (December 2017)

Pat’s income reports are always a month behind because I do this roundup in the middle of the month and he posts later on in the month.

This month Pat talks about wrapping up 2017 and getting ready for 2018. He has done his usual routines to conquer all of the goals he has set up for 2018.

I always include Pat on this income report because he is extremely smart at what he does. This will hopefully give you ideas and motivation to conquer new goals yourself.

Michelle Schroeder – $114,812 (January 2018)

Michelle had a solid and very consistent start to 2018. She brought in $114,812 for the month.

This month Michelle reminds us that she started off by earning $0 a month as well. With a lot of hard work, persistence, and patience she has been able to grow that income into what it is today. Andrew and I use Michelle as our inspiration to keep pushing through hard times each and every week.

In case you missed it, Andrew and I had an article featured on her website last week about our SEO and Web Marketing strategy.

Lanny and Bert – Dividend Diplomats – $139.02 (January 2018 Bert’s)

Bert started 2018 off with an 8.77% increase in dividend income compared to 2017. Though his numbers were a little lower than normal, this growth is a great way to start the year off.

Keep up the great work Bert!

Curious as to what the heck dividend income is? Andrew explains it really well in his What are Dividends and Dividend Investing article. Check it out to learn more!

 

 

Keith Park – DivHut – $1,327.29 (January 2018)

Keith is another dividend investor that is starting 2018 off strongly! He was able to bring in $1,327.79 for the month of January.

His numbers were strongly boosted by the BCR/BDK merger. This brought in an extra $897.56 for him. Pretty awesome right?!?! It will be fun to see what he does with this extra income.

Keith has a very nice and clean strategy to gaining extra income from dividends. Andrew has also written up what his strategy is in his My Dividend Investing Strategy.

Reverse the Crush – $28.26 (January 2018)

We wrap up this income report round up with another dividend who opened up 2018 with a bang! Reverse the Crush had his best month ever by earning $28.26 last month in just dividend income. That is pretty awesome!

Compared to December he more than doubled his dividend income!

Keep up the awesome work!

Outcomes

We can take a lot away from Bobby and Michelle this month. Every very successful blogger had to start at the bottom. They were not handed a golden ticket that took them to where they are now. They had to work hard every day to get their blog to where it is today.

This is why I love blogging. You truely get out of it what you put into it.

If you are looking to diversify your income sources more. Check out our Ways to Earn More Money page. Here Andrew and I personally review as many different ways to earn extra money as we can to help you decide if it is right for you.

Income Report – January, 2018

Every month I share how much I make online and in addition to my regular 8-5 job. It’s a record for myself that there are other ways to make money other than working for someone else. It’s a happy thought.

In January I made a decent amount. To be exact I made $131.60. It’s a little less than the $265.30 I made in January of 2017, but that’s ok. It’s still on the right path. =)

We do more on Wallet Squirrel than track our income though, we write articles about saving money, making money and personal finance hacks that make us better people. Here are some of the highlights in January.

What We Wrote About In January

Andrew Typed Away Frantically

Adam Liked Apps

January Income Report

I kind of shot the gun saying how much we made in January, but it was such a great lead in. Here is the full income report and break down.

The full breakdown with how I made each income stream is pretty awesome.

$50 – Bluehost Affiliate Income
$27.59 – Cashback Credit Card
$14.71 – Robinhood App Affiliate Program
$12.23 – Seeking Alpha Articles
$11.49 – Dividends
$6.47 – Wallet Squirrel AdSense
$3.82 – Lending Club
$3.50 – Interest Checking/Savings Account
$1.79 – Stock Photography

Where Does That Money Go?

We have some minor expenses like our social media software that costs about $30 a month, but the rest of Adam’s portion goes toward paying off debt. However, my portion goes towards investing in my portfolio. Specifically this last month I bought 1 share of Realty Income (O) and Walt Disney (DIS). I’m a big fan of both of these stocks.

What Are We Doing in February?

For me that’s easy. In February I am hoping to finally launch the new affiliate site for our Epic Niche Site Battle. In January I spent the month creating the website from scratch, now I need to create some great content for people.

Adam, however, will focus on Wallet Squirrel in February. He has a laser-like focus on doing everything we can to rock out our Pinterest social media traffic. I’m really excited to see how this works!

Income Report – December, 2017

If you ever asked yourself “Can I make money online?”. The answer is yes.

I can say with complete accuracy that through the entire year of 2017, through side hustling, learning new tricks and perfecting everything we do on Wallet Squirrel. I made money online.

I made $2,197.81 in 2017. Can you freaking believe that???

Every month I publish these income reports to show how much we make, how much you can make and how we did it. Everything I (Andrew) make, I invest in my portfolio and everything Adam makes, he uses to pay off his family’s debt.

Cool Things We Did In December

Andrew Ended The Year Right

  • Andrew announced that Wallet Squirrel is starting a completely new affiliate website from scratch. I’ll be publishing everything I do on our blog here and share how the site is doing while competing with another blogger for the Epic Niche Site Battle.
  • Andrew conducted a Review of TeeSpring which allows you to make money by designing cool t-shirts to sell. This was my second time trying TeeSpring. It’s OK, but not a realistic way to make extra money.
  • Andrew had a mid-life crisis over his happiness at work, so I wrote “Serious Question, What Makes You Happy At Work“. I’m still thinking about this. Any feedback would be appreciated!
  • Andrew missed his Thursday article last week because our entire website crashed. So I spent the Thursday working with Bluehost to get our site back up. This is the second time it’s happened, once before with our iPage account. It should be resolved. =)

Adam Got In The Holiday Spirit

How Much We Made In December

These Income Reports are primarily how much I (Andrew) made last month, but Adam and I share a lot of the revenue, so duplicate the revenue for Adam.

Cool right?

A majority of this income came through my cashback credit card because I spent money during the holidays. Yes I suck. Plus a few Bluehost affiliate sales. Here is the complete breakdown.

Sources of Income for December
$100.00 – Bluehost Affiliate Income
$43.35 – Cashback Credit Card
$13.29 – Robinhood App Affiliate Program
$9.98 – Seeking Alpha Articles
$7.83 – Dividends
$6.65 – Stock Photography
$4.08 – Wallet Squirrel AdSense
$3.76 – Lending Club
$1.55 – Interest Checking/Savings Account

What Do We Do With That $183.84?

Well after paying for website hosting, our CoSchedule account. I use that extra money to invest in my portfolio and Adam uses his share to help pay off his families debt.

However in January since I’m starting the Epic Niche Site Battle, I’m using some of that $183.84 to pay for a new affiliate website domain name and a cool WordPress theme. That’s about $12 for the domain name and $70 for the WordPress theme.

What’s Happing Next Month?

I’ve spent all of December thinking about my new niche affiliate website. I added them up and thought of over 234 different website domains to match the niche idea I have in my head.

January 2018 Goals

I hope for the end of January to have my affiliate site completely up and running with a few awesome blog posts under its belt, but I still have much to do like buy the domain, build the site (and all pages) as well create some awesome posts, and start promoting it. Wish me luck!

Income Report – November, 2017

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.

Typically Adam takes his share of our extra monthly income and pays off his debt and Andrew (me) uses his portion to invest in stocks.

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

Adam’s rocked personal finance and productivity

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.

December Goals

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

Income Report – October, 2017

Wahoo, I get both Halloween this week as well as writing my October Income Report. This income report shows a full transparency of everything I made this month from all the side-hustles on Wallet Squirrel. Everything we make, we invest to show that you can create an entire retirement portfolio from just extra ways to earn money.

What We Accomplished in October

Andrew wrote some sweet articles

  • The Perfect Blog Post Image Size to help you share your blog post on social media. We never had a consistent image size for Wallet Squirrel posts, so this article helped create some consistency for a future post. If you see our homepage or social media posts, you’ll see it turned out well.
  • After hearing about a new stock on Motley Fool, I did some research and checked out Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (BIP) to see what they did and analyze their stock for future consideration in my portfolio.
  • Does anyone else get anxious about tipping and judging people based on how well they serve you? I wrote “I Hate Tipping, It Ruins my Budget and Anxiety” because I totally do. I now pay wait staff 20% regardless of the service so I don’t feel like a dick for under-tipping or over tip and break my wallet.

Adam also wrote some great articles

  • He checked out our favorite income bloggers on the web and created the September Income Report Round Up of how much our favorite bloggers made in the month of September
  • Adam frustrated with bad spending habits wrote: “9 Bad Spending Habits that are Killing Your Budget“. I’ll admit I used to be victim to some of these, what about you?
  • Since Amazon is looking for new cities around the US to host their new Amazon headquarters, Adam took a look at Denver as a possibility and how that would affect our cities economy and housing market.

Any favorites?

Income Report – October 2017

We had such a great month last month, so I knew we couldn’t keep it up, but I was still surprised we did so well. We brought in $171.10 in October which is WAY better than our old average of $60 and it wasn’t from any one source. It was a combination of all our different revenue streams that continue to grow. That’s REALLY exciting.

These are all great income sources, but nothing really sticks out as the major money maker. Since all of these are balancing out, maybe it’s time for me to start looking into creating another affiliate marketing website and track its progress on Wallet Squirrel. What do you think?

Here are the sources of income for October.

$50 – Paid link, someone paid me to add a link to an old article. It worked well.
$45.00 – Bluehost Affiliate Income
$21.30 – Robinhood App Affiliate Program
$16.90 – Seeking Alpha Articles
$11.48 – Cashback Credit Card
$10.00 – Dividends
$4.45 – Stock Photography
$4.27 – Wallet Squirrel AdSense
$3.75 – Lending Club
$1.91 – Wallet Squirrel Affiliate Marketing
$1.39 – Interest Checking/Savings Account

Where does that $171.10 go?

A majority of that $171.10 goes toward building a $10 million dollar retirement portfolio of dividend stocks. A few of those dollars are spent to pay for our website services and website goals. Since most of it goes to my retirement portfolio though, I used it to buy more stocks, specifically more positions in Cisco Systems (CSCO) and Realty Income (O).  Wahoo!

Let’s Talk Goals

Did I meet last month’s (October) goals? – Kinda

I was supposed to set up a Pinterest Process, but I think I just created a process on CoSchedule for my Pinterest Boards along with joined a few other boards on Pinterest and Facebook Pinterest Groups. Yes that’s apparently a thing and they are SUPER friendly, try it!

November Goals

It’s a secret, I will share later this month!!!! =)

September Round Up – Our Favorite Income Reports From Around the Web

September Round Up – Our Favorite Income Reports From Around the Web

Today we take a look around the internet of our favorite income reports from around the web. These articles bring together seven to ten bloggers to see what they did in the past month. Some of these people will be fresh for this month while others will be regulars.

The point of this article is for all of us to learn what other bloggers are doing to bring in income each month. Hopefully, you will find something new to increase your own income next month.

Speaking of increasing income, Andrew had his best month ever in September!  He brought in $368.91 during the month. Check out his income report to see how he accomplished it and give him a congratulations comment at the bottom.

Here we go with this month’s featured bloggers!

 

Pat Flynn – $140,866.38 (August 2017)

Pat posts his income reports a little later than I post this round up so we are going to look at his September numbers.

The difference between Pat’s July and August numbers really show how the launch of a new product can really boost your numbers. In July, Pat’s income was more than $300k, which is insane! In August, he came back to Earth (a little bit) making $140,866.38.

July was so successful because of his new course, Power-Up Podcasting. This course brought in $243,332.00 in one month! In August it brought in $52,477.00. Still really good returns but nothing compared to July.

 

Michelle Schroeder – $113,267.08 (September 2017)

Michelle has had another month of steady income at right around the $115k range. Since she has laid out such a strong foundation, she does not have to work as hard on her blog. She has been working only about 10 hours a week allowing a virtual assistant to help her with time-consuming tasks.

Michelle is an inspiration for me because she is where I want to get with blogging. Reading her blog gives us insight into what all of the time and hard work put into our very own blog will pay off to be.

Andrew, I, and you will get there. We just need to keep pushing forward and working hard like Michelle did.

Alexis – FITnancials – $4,018 (September 2017)

Alexis is a newcomer to the income round up. I found her because she is actually Michelle Schroeder’s sister.

I find Fitnancials interesting because the maturity of the site seems very similar to what Wallet Squirrel is. Which makes me want to work harder on our monthly income as Alexis brought in over $4k for the month of September. We should be doing something similar.

Most of her monthly income comes from sponsored posts, affiliate income, add revenue, free products, and being a virtual assistant.

Alexis mentions she might stop creating the monthly income reports. To her I say, for selfish reasons, don’t. Reading income reports is something I really enjoy and it would be sad to lose yours to read every month.

Bobby Hoyt – Millennial Money Man – $15,551.47 (September 2017)

Bobby made an impressive $15,551.47 in September. This amount is impressive because he only makes his income from affiliate marketing, advertisement, staff writing, and digital marketing.

Even though Bobby is not as diverse with his income sources such as Pat Flynn, he really does well for himself. He could expand out his digital marketing business but does not because he enjoys the lifestyle he has now. I respect him for this decision. There needs

I highly respect him for this decision. Everyone should shoot for a healthy work/life balance. Life is not only about money when you don’t get to enjoy your family as well.

Lanny and Bert – Dividend Diplomats – $200.49 (September 2017 Side Hustle Report)

Here goes the same monthly spiel about why I like to follow Lanny and Bert’s adventure for two reasons. One, they are two best friends seeking financial freedom just like Andrew and I. Second, you can get two different perspectives on dividend investing from one place!

Even though I will probably never change that opener, I will change what income we look at from Lanny and Bert, side hustles! The two have only just recently begun to track and report their side hustle income so it will be fun to see how it develops in the future.

Lanny and Bert mainly made their income from cash back programs such as eBates (see Andrew’s review here), Swagbucks, and Ibotta (see my review here). They also made a good amount from selling unwanted stuff that was cluttering up their homes. They must have read my getting rid of distractions article. 😀

If you are curious about what side hustles that might work for you, check out our Ways to Make Money page.

 

 

Keith Park – DivHut – $867.42 (September 2017)

As always, Keith had another solid month of dividend income. He gained $867.42 in the month of September compared to $658.22 in August.

I would suggest you head over to his post to read his wise words about the stock market as it continues to climb to all-time highs. In short, he says that people have been saying that it will correct to a normal level for over two years now with all of the, “potential monkey wrenches thrown at this market, yet it continues to chug along.” That correction will come, it is something that should be accepted. But it will continue it cycle and bounce back. That is what the market does and you should trust the long game of the market.

I can’t do his wise words justice about not panicking over what analysts are saying so I suggest you read for yourself.

Keith has a very nice and clean strategy to gaining extra income from dividends. Andrew has also written up what his strategy is in his My Dividend Investing Strategy.

Outcomes

Based on what Keith is saying this month. Instead of investing in one area for your income. I always recommend diversifying where your income is coming from. You never know when one source will crash and stop producing income. This is why I am glad to see Lanny and Bert reaching out to different side hustles for more income.

If you are looking to diversify your income sources more. Check out our Ways to Earn More Money page. Here Andrew and I personally review as many different ways to earn extra money as we can to help you decide if it is right for you.

Income Report – September, 2017

I love these monthly income reports because they show a full transparency of everything we make from all our side-hustles on Wallet Squirrel. Everything we make, we invest to show that you can create an entire retirement portfolio from just extra ways to make money.

So let’s start.

We Accomplished Tons in September

Andrew wrote some awesome articles
Adam also curated some awesome articles

We crushed it!

Income Report – September 2017

Every month as we continue to write articles and build our Wallet Squirrel brand, we’re finding more and more opportunities to earn money. September was a great month!

A lot of the income this month was from our Robinhood App Affiliate Program, which gives you a free share of stock when you sign up along with whoever’s referral code you used. In September, 5 people used my referral code (THANKS!) and we both (referer and new sign up) were randomly selected shares of stock. Most of the stocks I random won were around $5 like Sirius XM and Groupon, but I did get one free share of Apple at $160.

Here are all the sources of income for September

$179.89 – Robinhood App Affiliate Program
$72 – TurboTax (which I use) paid to have a link in the existing Cost-Benefit Analysis article. Cool!
$45.00 – Bluehost Affiliate Income
$28.02 – Seeking Alpha Articles
$23.94 – Cashback Credit Card
$6.70 – Dividends
$5.32 – Wallet Squirrel AdSense
$3.88 – Interest Checking/Savings Account
$2.88 – Lending Club
$1.28 – Stock Photography

Where does that $368.91 go?

Since the goal of Wallet Squirrel is to create a $10,000,000 retirement account. The money I make on Wallet Squirrel is invested in my investment portfolio. This month I invested in both Verizon Communications & Cisco Systems.

Let’s Talk Goals

Did I meet last month’s (August) goals? – Not Really

I was SUPPOSED to build the Ultimate Blog Post Marketing Guide. Here’s the thing, I added so many details to my current marketing guide but I realized it will always be a work in progress. I am constantly adding more news networks and syndication spots, but there are ALWAYS more to add! I’m not sure when to stop. So I may hold off for a while on an ultimate guide until I feel I’m at a good spot.

October Goals

Set up a Pinterest Process! – In August, I finally learned what Pinterest was and how to use it but I haven’t yet fully taken advantage of all the tools. I’m hoping to set up some pins through CoSchedule and view other people’s pins and boards to learn what’s successful for them. The end goal is to increase my Pinterest following, I’m currently at 24 followers.

Does anyone reading this have a successful Pinterest Board they want to share?

Income Report – August, 2017

With school coming up, that means September is starting and August is over. So I tallied up my August income and excited to share what I made.

It’s exciting because I publish these monthly income reports to show that it is possible to earn extra money (new ways every month), so you can start saving up for retirement. You should totally try some of these! This is how much I’ve made so far.

What we accomplished in August!

• Adam reviewed the Ibotta App, I guess he was pleasantly surprised.
• Adam listed the income reports of our favorite bloggers in the July Income Report Round Up.
• Adam created a list of 14 True Passive Income Ideas You Should Know About. A couple of these are on this income report.
• Adam threw a party and shared with his friends (like me) some awesome backyard games, he made himself. Here’s how he did it.

• Andrew tried out Domain Flipping, seeing how people make money by buying domain names and selling them for a profit.
• Andrew analyzed the Cisco Systems (CSCO) and bought a couple shares.
• Andrew shared how to monetize a blog with affiliate marketing, it’s fairly simple and this is how Adam and I monetize all our blogs.

Income Report – August, 2017

Check out the infographic on where the August income came from.

A majority of the income this month came from our ONE Bluehost Affiliate sale. Wahoo! Apparently, people are finding the How to Start A Blog post helpful. Here are the other sources of income this month.

$45.00 – Bluehost Affiliate Income
$42.77 – Seeking Alpha Articles
$28.95 – Cashback Credit Card
$20.94 – Dividends
$15.08 – Stock Photography
$6.83 – Wallet Squirrel AdSense
$5.63 – Robinhood App Referral
$4.20 – Interest Checking/Savings Account
$3.29 – Lending Club

It’s pretty awesome that all these forms of income combined make up $172.69 for the month of August. That’s my largest income yet without a sponsored post. Yay!

Where does that money go?

Since our goal is to create a $10,000,000 retirement account. The money I make on Wallet Squirrel goes toward that goal. So last month, I invested my extra money into Cisco Systems. I bought 12 shares at $31.54.

Let’s Talk Goals

Did I meet last month’s (August) goals? – Yes

I Learned Pinterest! – This is one of the large social media networks that I didn’t know much about. I spent an entire weekend researching and reading Pinterest Guides. I’ve now started formatting blog post images both horizontally and now vertically for Pinterest.

September Goals

Build the Ultimate Blog Post Marketing Guide! – I’m currently updating our “How To Start A Blog” post and plan to market it heavily. Both because it’s going to have a cool infographic and the Bluehost Affiliate link has the most potential for income.

Income Report – July, 2017

Wrapping up July means I get to publish my monthly income report! These are some of the most exciting posts for me to write.

It’s exciting because I publish these monthly income reports to show that it is possible to earn extra money (new ways every month), so you can start saving up for retirement. You should totally try some of these! This is how much I’ve made so far.

Income Report – July, 2017

I started off this month taking a bit of a vacation. You see, Adam and I (plus our significant others) went to visit our buddy, Tristian, in Maine for the first week in July. It was awesome but it was tough to take a break from Wallet Squirrel.

Then again how can you work when you’re having this much fun.

Adam takes new photos around Acadia National Park for new Stock Photography images to sell.

Andrew waits for Adam to take photos at every stop. That’s ok because it’s for stock photography and Andrew sucks at taking photos.

Our main July highlights were:

How much did we make in July?

These are technically my income reports, but some of the income streams we share like the affiliate sales and AdSense revenue. So here is my income report for July, just duplicate it for Adams.

I changed the infographic up a bit, focusing more on the income and investments. Not so much the other stuff. It’s still a work in progress. =)

A lot of my side income this month was through my cash back credit because I spent more money than I’d like in Maine. I’m constantly striving to be frugal, it just doesn’t always happen. Here is the break down in order of revenue.

$39.74 – Cashback Credit Card
$29.49 – Seeking Alpha Articles
$5.92 – Dividends
$3.84 – Interest Checking/Savings Account
$3.70 – Wallet Squirrel AdSense
$2.99 – Lending Club
$2.50 – Stock Photography

The biggest surprise was that I was still making money with my Seeking Alpha articles. I’ve only written two articles so far and they pay a base fee of $35 per article when I wrote them, but it adds $0.01 per view afterward. So in August, I didn’t write any new articles, but I received 2,949 views on my previous articles or $29.49 in revenue.

Have you tried any of these to make money?

Where did I invest this month?

As always, I add my extra income every month to my investment portfolio.

This month I invested more into Verizon and Realty Income. I’m glad I picked up a few more shares of Verizon at $43 because it’s back up to $48 now. Wahoo! I will start diversifying into some other stocks soon here.

August Goals for Wallet Squirrel

Did I meet last month’s (July’s) goals? – Yes

  1. I finally built a social media calendar! Our social media game is now on point and we’ve already seen a nice uptick in social media traffic to Wallet Squirrel since I started using CoSchedule. If you’re not using a social media calendar, it helps SO MUCH! It’s great to keep track of everything you’re sending out and web traffic you’re generating for your website.

August Goals

  1. I really want to learn Pinterest – I’m familiar with nearly all the social media platforms, but Pinterest is still a bit of a mystery to me. I see it being successful for so many other bloggers, so I want to really dive into it this month. I’m hoping to create some awesome graphics and learn how to promote them on this social media platform. Any tips?

Income Report – June, 2017

What are these Income Reports?

Wallet Squirrel is the embodiment of my financial independence journey (it’s really Adam and myself). So monthly, I publish these income reports to show what we did this last month, how we’re doing and what we do with that money (we invest it). Our goal is to prove it’s possible to make extra money on top of your full-time job for retirement. We’re proving this by building a $10M portfolio just from the money we make side hustling.

June Highlights

June was another big month of content and not just because I had lots of time to write while my girlfriend was on vacation. lol. Here are some of the highlights in June.

(New Series) Monthly Income Roundup: Adam has started a new series featuring the income reports of dividend investors and income bloggers to help identify other bloggers making money in different ways. This is a great new series he’ll continue to report how much other bloggers are making.

(New Post) Are You Considering an MBA? Answer these 2 Questions First: This is an article that outlined why I didn’t get my MBA and if you’re considering getting one, it’s a definite read.

(New Way To Make Money) Try Getting Paid Writing for Seeking Alpha: I got my first article published on Seeking Alpha, which is a financial analysis website. I shared how I got my article published, how much I made and how it’s a great way to earn $35 per article and $0.01 cent for every page view which do add up.

Income Report – June, 2017

Six months now after Adam and I have gone full throttle on Wallet Squirrel, writing articles twice a week and marketing the website. We had our highest month yet. Last month’s May Income Report was only $80.48.

Paid Review: It’s always a nice feeling when someone reaches out to you because they like your website. In this case AppMatch asked if we could do a review of their new app. Which I was excited about because the couple app reviews, we did for free, were really successful on Wallet Squirrel. If you recall, these were the Achievemint App and Robinhood App. So I accepted their offer of $200 to a review as long as I could be HONEST. It’s definitely not a fluff piece if you want to check it out. I had some tough critiques of their product, but overall it’s a fun BuzzFeed like Quiz App.

PS. I went through PayPal and that $200 quickly became $193.90 because of PayPal fees. SCREW YOU PayPal!

Where Did I Invest This Month?

I earn side hustle income monthly, but where does it go?

I continued to Dollar Cost Average this month, investing a regular amount into the stocks Verizon and Realty Income on the dip. Both of these stocks keep getting hit, resulting in a lower share price. I know these both will come back so I’m buying low and holding them for their dividend.

July Goals for Wallet Squirrel

Did I meet last month’s (June’s) goals? – YES

  1. Update the About Me PageYES! – Our About Page is updated with a fun comic graphic up top, explanation of Wallet Squirrel and now includes biographies on both Adam and Myself. I figured it was time to start including Adam in the About page. I finished this at midnight of June 29th. =)
  2. Write 2 Articles for MoneyYES! – This was an ambitious goal because if you’ve never got paid for writing (I haven’t) it’s difficult to know who will pay you, how much and how the entire process goes. I ended up trying out Seeking Alpha and wrote about my first experience in “How I published my first article in Seeking Alpha and got paid“. Then after that was a success, I did it again! I wrote another article in 3 hours and it was published the next day. Both of those contributed to a nice income boost ($93.68) for Wallet Squirrel.

July Goals

  1. Build a Social Media Calendar: Our social media is doing better and better, mainly because Adam and I use it to create conversations and help other people with questions. I’m hoping use CoSchedule, Buffer or Meet Edgar to help me manage our social media. Any you use?

How did your month go?