November 11, 2015 in Income Reports
Welcome to my online income report for October 2015. This month I have been working on a few things on my business. None of this will bring any money in for at least another month or so but at least I have passive income that comes in from past projects.
I’m currently working on 2 new Kindle books. Both of these are on completely new subjects I haven’t written about yet. I need to start branching out. One of the books I am writing myself and I’m at 10,000 words right now. Aiming at around 15,000+ words when I’m done. This will be an entire series that I will write myself.
The second book on another topic is being written by a ghost writer I hired from Upwork.
I thought this second book was going to be done a lot sooner but the freelancer has been very slow on this one. Plus I haven’t gotten much communication or feedback on progress. I did hear back yesterday but it is already 1 month late from the deadline we set. I’m not in a hurry but would’ve liked to have had another book published by now so I can hire another writer for the next book.
That’s about it for now. Only 2 more months left in this year! Let’s get to the income report!
Here’s a snapshot of my totals for easy reference.
- Kindle Publishing: $66.80
- Amazon Associates: $88.45
- Banner Ads: $8.51
- YouTube: $50.79
- Createspace: $353.00
- Udemy: $32.00
- Linkshare: $0.00
- Mobile Apps: $134.14
- Template Sales: $11.20
Total this month: $744.89
- Last month total: $784.33
- Difference: (-$39.44)
Total earnings per day: $24.02
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If you read my income reports regularly, you might have noticed where the majority of my income comes from. It’s from self-publishing! This has become one of the main areas I focus on these days. I’ve tried lots of different ways to make money online and publishing has been one of the most rewarding things I’ve done.
There are many reasons that self-publishing fits into my business plan but among the top reasons are:
- Easy to write
- Can hire writers
- I can create covers myself
- Little to no maintenance
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