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Online Income: August 2014

September 3, 2014

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This post is super helpful! She made money freelancing within a few months. I can't wait to start!Well folks, it’s the end of month two of my online freelancing “career” and I’m still loving it!

I’m still working consistently for two of my fave bloggers: Michelle and Cat, plus I’ve been on the lookout for additional work, so if you’re looking to hire I’m available ๐Ÿ™‚

I sent out a few cold emailsย in August, and I got a few emails from prospective clients who saw my work via guest postsย on other sites too. Don’t write off guest posts! Most blogs don’t pay for guest posts, but they are great exposure for you and you can utilize them to show the range of your voice and writing. This is how a couple of my potential new clients found me! Even though I’ve got a couple paying jobs now, I’m still offering to do guest posts on bigger blogs (as I have time).

Without further delay, my online income from August is: $280 – Yes, this number is down from last monthย (by $5),ย which makes me sad but I know it won’t stay down for long.

I did a ton of work that I didn’t get paid for until the end ofย August and it took until this week for the money to actually get deposited into my account. I don’t count my income (or my unhatched eggs, haha) until it’s actually in my bank account. In addition, I’ve got another new writing job secured and it is one that I can’t wait to share with you (but I have to wait a few more days), plus I have a couple other VA and writing jobs that are still in the works.

Therefore, because of all that, I’m setting my September online income goal at $400!

Remember, that my online income has not yet been taxed, which means that about 30% of what I make is going to be taken by Uncle Sam, and another (small) portion of my income will be used for expenses, like internet, computer repairs, and Paypal fees.

While I’m enjoying my online work, Iโ€™m certainly no pro at blogging or at making money online,ย but if I can get started you can too! If you have any questions about how to get started blogging, freelancing, or about my online income donโ€™t hesitate to contact me! I promise that I will do my best to answer your questions and if I canโ€™t I will point you to someone who can ๐Ÿ™‚

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This post is super helpful! She made money freelancing within a few months. I can't wait to start!

 

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Kayla

Kayla is a mid-20s single girl living in the Midwest, USA. She is focused on paying off her consumer and student loans, while simplifying her life and closet. You can join her on her journey at ShoeaholicNoMore or follow her on Twitter.

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45 responses to “Online Income: August 2014

    1. awww! Thanks Debs ๐Ÿ™‚ I sometimes can’t believe it either, haha! But I’m loving freelancing. It really gives me a place to use my talents/interests (writing), unlike my other jobs so it doesn’t really feel like “work”.

    1. Thanks! Not to toot my own horn, but I’ve always been a pretty good writer and it’s something I love doing, so that helps too ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. Kayla, you keep kicking it. It’s normal for freelance income to go up and down: it was hard for me to get used to that at first too, but hang in there: you’ll have HUGE months, and then not so huge months. Just the way it goes. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Solid earnings! Great point about continuing to guest post. I’ve barely done any to start, but as I start applying for freelancing jobs, I’m noticing the need to have more range to show them. Guest posting allows me to keep a pseudo-focus on my site (I’m a bit scattered) but write more targeted pieces for others who’d appreciate them (and then use those in my application).

    1. Yes! These are the reasons I continue to guest post too. Plus, you never know who is reading your guest posts, this can lead to more job opportunities too! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Glad I’m not the only one who sees tremendous value in guest posts! ๐Ÿ™‚ Congrats on the new freelance jobs then BTW.

  3. It sounds like you’re doing great! I just started blogging in August but I’m really hoping and planning on it turning into some freelancing work.

  4. I’m just getting my blog back up to speed, so I’m glad to see that there’s some opportunity out there to make a little extra cash flow! ๐Ÿ™‚ Congrats!

    1. Thanks Amy! Positivity doesn’t come that naturally to me, I have to work for it since I’m generally a “realist” ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Hi Kayla,

    Happy to have found your site. I have just published my second income report. Nice to find people who are nearer the beginning of their money making journey.

    Good luck for September ๐Ÿ™‚

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