The past several weeks have been a complete whirlwind — I blame the holidays. My primary focus is keeping my head above water, planning for 2020, and getting things done before my two week...
Category: Income Report
Starting in July 2018, I share a monthly income and expense report to show what one smutlancer makes as a full-time writer and blogger.
October went by in a total blur. My focus was on health issues more than anything else, and I’m glad that I have some level of dependable income as a smutlancer. As long as I get my contracted worked done, I know approximately how much I’ll get paid. There were a few pleasant surprises — like a higher than normal affiliate payout — but it was a typical month.
In terms of income, August is a good month — right in the average for what I’ve been earning in the past 12 months. But I’ve also had to face realities in my personal spending. Earning more money doesn’t mean you know how to spend it wisely or make sound financial decisions.
The summer has been a time of unplanned rest (but much needed) and navigating new financial realities in my personal life (like insurance premiums that doubled and rent that’s 50% higher than a mortgage). Business has picked up in the last few weeks — from existing and new clients — so I’ll be curious to see what happens in the fall. For now, here’s what July’s income looked like.