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June Income Report

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I was apprehensive about posting my income online, especially under my real name – but there’s a purpose to this. It keeps me accountable and it shows people just starting out making money online that you can earn a really good income online.

The income published is made through advertising on my network of blogs. I keep the blogs, except from Wealth Way Online private – this is to protect them, my business and my income.

June Income Report:

$15889.89 New Zealand Dollar or $13932.18 USD

That’s $5372.30Β less than last month.

I can’t say that I’m over the moon at going backwards with my income, but I think I’ve figured out why. I’ll explain why further below.

This month I made a total of $1205.00 from Wealth Way Online

That’s $177.84 less than last month.

What Did I do “Wrong” In June?

Let’s be honest, a $5,000 drop in a month income is a big deal. It was one of those month that started off slow, in the middle I went away and didn’t push hard with work and then was slow at the end. I knew it wasn’t going to be a ground breaking month and I was OK with that.

May was a crazy month – I mentally pushed myself to believing that I could earn over $20,000 and was very surprised to make it. So why was June so much less? I can’t be sure but here are some ideas.

1) I didn’t set a goal for June.
If you don’t prepare, you’re preparing to fail. I didn’t prepare any goals, set any restrictions or anything like that. I just wanted to see how I’d go. Rookie mistake.
I am way more motivated when I have an outrageous goal, so I’ll be setting a goal of at least $20,000 for the month of July.

2) I wasn’t so aggressiveΒ with emails.
After being borderline obsessed with emails in May, I needed a break. There’s only so many times you can write a “Just checking in to see if you got my previous message and were interested in working together” style email before you want to stab your eyes out. I needed a break!

3) Summer holidays?
I have received a LOT of auto responders from my clients during this month, far more than average.Β I don’t know whether it’s *just* the clients I work with directly that are away, or them *and* their clients. Either way, it’s noticeably been drier than usual.

4) Seasonal variation?
Last June was quiet and so was July and then August was my best month ever (until this year), so I am not going to stress too much. At the end of the day $15,000 a month is still a great income and I’m proud of that. If all I earned was $15,000 a month consistently I’d still be exceptionally happy.

My Goals For June Were

Outsource more: PASS/FAIL
I have a new virtual assistant who helps me with research. He’s really great and helping with some other projects I am looking to get off the ground, so a nice big pass in that regard. However, I gave up on getting someone to take care of my emails. The truth is, I like it and they’ll be easier when I’m traveling because the time zone will be more appropriate. I might revisit this later in the year, but for now I actually like being in control of my emails.

Finish Off Unfinished Projects: PASS
This has been a great month for tidying up unfinished projects, and while I’m not completely finished I have made great progress.

My Goals for July

Be More Aggressive with Emails
I’ve discussed this a lot already, so you know the deal, homies.

More Projects
I don’t do a lot with my downtime and it might be a bit ambitious to suggest I take on more projects when I’m just about to leave, but I need to make the most of the next four weeks.

Earn More than $20,000
I’ve done it once before so I know it’s possible (and that’s half the struggle) so let’s do it again.

All in all, not a terrible month, but always a bummer performing considerably less than the previous month.

How was your month of June? Did you make any money online? I’d love to hear how you’re doing in the comments below

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19 Comments

  • Frank Moreau says:

    Your numbers are still good Christine; maybe you did not reach your goals and this is something you can work on in July but I would say that you are still a winner in the game. A lot of people can learn a lot from you.

    Frank

    • Christine says:

      Hi Frank, thanks for your comment. I know they’re good, but I think the problem is actually that I had no goal for last month. I was so happy with May I was prepared to see what happened if I chilled out – nothing special haha : ) It’s important to push forward!

  • Nicola says:

    I still think your numbers are great! I think you’re being too hard on yourself. Good luck in July; I’m sure you’ll be fantastic πŸ™‚

    • Christine says:

      Hi Nicola! Thanks for your kind words. I know it’s not bad, it’s just a bummer to come in a lot lower than last month. But the truth is, it’s REALLY good motivation so maybe it’s a blessing πŸ™‚

  • Wow Christine! You’re online income is extremely impressive. I know you don’t share the names/details of your other sites but could you share the breakdown of where your income comes from? ie. adsense, affiliate, sponsored posts etc? Could you also tell us how many sites you have?

    I just started blogging and I’m happy to say I just started to cover my costs (which actually weren’t very high) so thats pretty cool! I’m just wondering how many sites are needed before you can generate $100,000 per year.

    • Christine says:

      Hey Thomas, congrats on making money from your site to cover your expenses! That’s a great start πŸ™‚

      All of my income comes from sponsored posts. I have about ten blogs.. so quite a few but bare in mind I’ve built them up over the past 2 years!

      The climate is changing, last year I could make $100,000 from 3 blogs, but this year you need more than double that to make that much. I think sponsored posts are slowly on the way out – but I’m not sure.

      Hope that helps πŸ™‚

      Christine

  • It must be frustrating to not hit certain monetary goals due to forces outside your control. If your clients are on holiday, it’s hard to hit your numbers if you don’t know who will be gone. So many factors make hitting a target number difficult.

    Maybe you could vow to work hard ‘x’ amount of hours per week. Then you could prove to yourself you’ve done everything the same as last month, just some things changed you were unable to control. That way you could keep tabs on your hours worked:dollars earned ratio. May be an easier way of hitting personal goals…

    But at the end of the day, you’re still killing it with exactly what you’re doing now. πŸ™‚

    • Christine says:

      See, I didn’t set any concrete goals for last month so that’s why I failed. I also think I can’t be that hounding on the email front that consistently without needing a break – it would be good to outsource it but I am not sure I am ready to hand things over again. It’s actually a lot of work trying to teach someone how to do things my way ha ha.

      Clocking in hours could be a good way to keep productive. I actually have a few projects on the go at the moment so will be a busy girl for the next month πŸ™‚

  • That income is seriously impressive. And I know what you mean about writing the same type of email 500 times, I’ve done the same in the past. I have a hard enough time keeping up with one blog, let alone 10. What subject areas are your blogs in and how much traffic do they generate?

    • Christine says:

      Hey Dan, thanks so much for your kind words and dropping by. I actually tried to hire someone to handle my emails but I am not really ready to let go of that kind of stuff haha. I am a bit of a control freak.

      My blogs are lifestyle, travel and then just this one finance blog. Traffic isn’t that great, in the single thousand hits a month, but they have good metrics, content etc πŸ™‚

  • Jason Butler says:

    Good job. That is still a great amount of income. My income is steadily going up. Ebay sales were slow up until last week.

    • Christine says:

      Thanks Jason. I’m certainly not complaining, just want to push it higher πŸ™‚ Glad to hear your income is steadily rising. Do you find there’s a monthly trend with Ebay sales? e.g. some parts of the month are busier?

  • Charlotte says:

    Your income last month was GREAT but I totally hear you about pushing forward with goals. Might as well keep hustling, eh?
    Keep working hard, cranking out those generic emails and you’ll see it’ll pay off again. I’d wish you ‘good luck’ but you don’t need it πŸ™‚

    • Christine says:

      Thanks Charlotte, more like “creepy email stalker” than hustling, but it works!!! I think sometimes clients just need a friendly push or five to work with me hahaha

  • Great job on your income. Sorry it wasn’t as much as last month! I’m self-employed too and my income fluctuates. I usually don’t mind that much as long as it isn’t down for more than one month at a time!

    • Christine says:

      Thanks for dropping by, Holly. I think the thing is the high month was more of an outlier than the trend ha ha. Hopefully I can make it more of a trend πŸ™‚ Any tips for dealing with fluctuations? Do they affect you emotionally? I tend to get a little upset if I have a crappy month, even if it’s pretty good.

  • Richard says:

    Still a fantastic month Christine.

    Congratulations.

    This amount I can only dream of. I have only just found your blog, but it is very refreshing and I have bookmarked it for future reference.

    Now off to read some more of your posts πŸ™‚

    • Christine says:

      Hey Richard, thanks so much for the kind words. My motto is: If you believe you can achieve. Stop dreaming and start believing. There’s nothing particularly special or unique about me (haha), except the fact I believed it was possible and put in the effort πŸ™‚

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