September was a crazy month and while this isn’t a personal blog I do feel that this monthly income post gives me some room for personal announcements. Those who have followed i need money ASAP! for a while will know that I have a small family and live a modest lifestyle. The goal is to eventually quit my day job and work from home full time. My deadline for this was the end of 2016. So a little over a year to go.
In September we made a step towards that goal by buying a home!
How exactly does buying a home help me work from home? Well this home is in a nearby town. This town has a much lower cost of living. It’s also much closer to most of our family and friends. Because of the reduced driving and lower living expenses we figure we’ll save ~$500-$1000 per month!
These savings will come from lower living expenses and a much smaller mortgage. We’re also hoping the fact we’re closer to family will mean less driving, less gas, less wear and tear on the car etc.
In total our living expenses will come much closer to what I make in side income each month. If I can squeeze some more income out of my side gigs then working from home full time seems within reach. Unfortunately this month my side income took a step backwards from August but hopefully thats only temporary.
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My Previous Income Updates:
Check out these links for some of my past income updates…
- Nov 2014: $1,539
- Dec 2014: $1,504
- Jan 2015: $1,662
- Feb 2015: $1,126
- Mar 2015: $1,257
- Apr 2015: $1,732
- May 2015: $1,672
- Jun 2015: $1,899
- Jul 2015: $1,958
- Aug 2015: $2,086
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My September Update: $1,832
My websites did great again this month. The total revenue was slightly down from last month but I somewhat expected that to happen. It seems that this site in particular gets the majority of its visitors in the summer months and less in the shoulder seasons. So September saw a slight dip vs August.
On the plus side my second website again made money this month (although less than last month). This month my second site made $19.81. That’s down from $53.39 last month but I’m not going to complain. With a little more attention I think this site could make a few hundred a month or more. This would give my overall side income a nice boost.
- Sessions: 12,354
- Pageviews: 29,045
- Pages/Session: 2.4
- Bounce Rate: 54%
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This month I started a new class. This one is all about retirement planning. This will be my fifth course out of six. It’s been pretty easy to do classes on top of work and I would encourage everyone who is interested to take a look at your local college night classes. They’re a great way to build your skills and still work at the same time.
My goal is to take this financial planning certificate and eventually offer financial planning advice as a fee only planner. This is still a little ways off though.
Making Money From Home:
How was your September? Have you started making money from home yet? It seems hard to do but there are many different options for making money from home. From making money online, to starting a small business, to doing freelance work, there are literally thousands of ways to make money from home, you just need to find what works for you.
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