Saturday, June 1, 2013

The Published Parent May 2013 Income Report

*If you are new to The Published Parent, I like to share my income reports every month and they go waaay back to when I was trying to do too many things at once to make money online. Since then, I have learned to focus on just 4 areas: blogging, books, articles and proofreading. Enjoy!

Total income for May 2013 = $1,313.94

Here were April's numbers. Quite a change, and all while I homeschool 5 kids and take on June Cleaverdom!

Disclaimers: For the record, I have no reason to lie to you about any of the income I’m reporting, and the most underhanded, nasty, smarmy thing I’m going to do is give you my referral links so I can make a whopping dime or so off of each person who signs up to do what I’m doing! The dollar amounts I show are what I actually RECEIVED in my hot little hand or PayPal account, not what I EARNED because things show up at different times and take different amounts of time to come around.

This all means: I do not count my eggs before they are in my PayPal account. Now, let's get started:

1. Fiverr. I received $763 here in May, only because I didn’t sign up until April 16th. The majority of my income is from proofreading in the wee hours of the morning when my kids sleep, but I also have gigs for selling my ebooks cheap, writing blog posts, selling reprint articles and promoting things via my social media outlets. I've disable the writing gigs and now focus on proofreading and am growing my Error Police Force so we can take on more word crimes as a unit. I received $120 on private proofreading projects.

2. Bubblews. Signed up here on April 26 and received $150.51 by the end of May.  

3. Regional Parenting Magazine print and online articles and reprints: $120. Yeah, still working on the 5th edition of the ebook (see right sidebar for 4th edition) and someday plan to query the nationals but am too busy on Fiverr!

4. BlogHer. Made about 5 more bucks for May, but have not received payouts yet. Added one ad and a TV dealy jobber to my main blog, plus they have me in another $50 tweeting program.

5. AdSense. HOLY FLIPPING CRAP, I got a check from them for $110.40 on May 28. Keep in mind that's for about 2 years of blogging! Still, I will take it and not complain!

6. Tomoson.com. I don’t make any money here, but it’s fun to receive free stuff in the mail and just do a quick review. Then you can either keep, regift or sell what you got!

7. PostLoop. I'm going to send you here because I have a lot of information on this and it needed its own post. Bottom line: probably worth it and potentially $10/hour while you watch TV. I ended up receiving $5.08 from them very quickly after cashing out, as in the same day.

8. LikeNation. I have to push them again this month because I've seen my followers increase, which is good for a lot of reasons; namely, the bigger my fan base, the more I can charge for social media stuff like on Fiverr and Sponsored Tweets (AND I look better to get stuff on Tomoson to review). You know how you enter giveways and have to like and follow countless people? Well, if you have your own sites that need a’followin’,check this out. You like and follow and get “points” to do it. Then you can post what you want liked or followed and can use those points you earned. So you’re trading favors.

9. SponsoredTweets. I've been with them for probably 2 years and rarely get jobs. Earlier this year I got a bunch of tweeting jobs, then they dried up. I played with lowering and increasing my per-tweet rate, but I didn't get any more business. I'm was sitting at $21.92 and there is a $2 fee for cashing out under $50, so I just went ahead and did it on May 28 to see how long it would take to receive it. Well, forget that ... I kept getting error messages. I'll try again.

10. I forgot to mention that I also do MyPoints and have for years. If you want to sign up under me you have to send me your email address ... they are dumb to not have a referral LINK! Anyway, I've earned about 31,000 points there and 2,000 points is about a $10 gift card to all sorts of places (your choice). So I've gotten a lot gift cards. You get points by clicking through on email, doing surveys, surfing the web and BUYING STUFF with COUPONS!
11. I briefly tried writing for a penny a word and did not love it, but I did get paid $30 for doing it.

12. Ebook sales from Payloadz.com were only $14.95 because I am too busy with other stuff to work on the ebook UPDATE. I also sell the ebooks through Fiverr but count those in Fiverr income. This post is holding me accountable to get the flippin' ebook update done!

Come back to see June's numbers!

*Yes, I pay taxes on every stinking cent!

Total income for May 2013 = $1,313.94

Here were April's numbers. Quite a change, and all while I homeschool 5 kids and take on June Cleaverdom!

Disclaimers: For the record, I have no reason to lie to you about any of the income I’m reporting, and the most underhanded, nasty, smarmy thing I’m going to do is give you my referral links so I can make a whopping dime or so off of each person who signs up to do what I’m doing! The dollar amounts I show are what I actually RECEIVED in my hot little hand or PayPal account, not what I EARNED because things show up at different times and take different amounts of time to come around.

This all means: I do not count my eggs before they are in my PayPal account. Now, let's get started:

1. Fiverr. I received $763 here in May, only because I didn’t sign up until April 16th. The majority of my income is from proofreading in the wee hours of the morning when my kids sleep, but I also have gigs for selling my ebooks cheap, writing blog posts, selling reprint articles and promoting things via my social media outlets. I've disable the writing gigs and now focus on proofreading and am growing my Error Police Force so we can take on more word crimes as a unit. I received $120 on private proofreading projects.

2. Bubblews. Signed up here on April 26 and received $150.51 by the end of May.  

3. Regional Parenting Magazine print and online articles and reprints: $120. Yeah, still working on the 5th edition of the ebook (see right sidebar for 4th edition) and someday plan to query the nationals but am too busy on Fiverr!

4. BlogHer. Made about 5 more bucks for May, but have not received payouts yet. Added one ad and a TV dealy jobber to my main blog, plus they have me in another $50 tweeting program.

5. AdSense. HOLY FLIPPING CRAP, I got a check from them for $110.40 on May 28. Keep in mind that's for about 2 years of blogging! Still, I will take it and not complain!

6. Tomoson.com. I don’t make any money here, but it’s fun to receive free stuff in the mail and just do a quick review. Then you can either keep, regift or sell what you got!

7. PostLoop. I'm going to send you here because I have a lot of information on this and it needed its own post. Bottom line: probably worth it and potentially $10/hour while you watch TV. I ended up receiving $5.08 from them very quickly after cashing out, as in the same day.

8. LikeNation. I have to push them again this month because I've seen my followers increase, which is good for a lot of reasons; namely, the bigger my fan base, the more I can charge for social media stuff like on Fiverr and Sponsored Tweets (AND I look better to get stuff on Tomoson to review). You know how you enter giveways and have to like and follow countless people? Well, if you have your own sites that need a’followin’,check this out. You like and follow and get “points” to do it. Then you can post what you want liked or followed and can use those points you earned. So you’re trading favors.

9. SponsoredTweets. I've been with them for probably 2 years and rarely get jobs. Earlier this year I got a bunch of tweeting jobs, then they dried up. I played with lowering and increasing my per-tweet rate, but I didn't get any more business. I'm was sitting at $21.92 and there is a $2 fee for cashing out under $50, so I just went ahead and did it on May 28 to see how long it would take to receive it. Well, forget that ... I kept getting error messages. I'll try again.

10. I forgot to mention that I also do MyPoints and have for years. If you want to sign up under me you have to send me your email address ... they are dumb to not have a referral LINK! Anyway, I've earned about 31,000 points there and 2,000 points is about a $10 gift card to all sorts of places (your choice). So I've gotten a lot gift cards. You get points by clicking through on email, doing surveys, surfing the web and BUYING STUFF with COUPONS!
11. I briefly tried writing for a penny a word and did not love it, but I did get paid $30 for doing it.

12. Ebook sales from Payloadz.com were only $14.95 because I am too busy with other stuff to work on the ebook UPDATE. I also sell the ebooks through Fiverr but count those in Fiverr income. This post is holding me accountable to get the flippin' ebook update done!

Total income for May 2013 = $1,313.94

All while I homeschool 5 kids and take on June Cleaverdom!

Disclaimers: For the record, I have no reason to lie to you about any of the income I’m reporting, and the most underhanded, nasty, smarmy thing I’m going to do is give you my referral links so I can make a whopping dime or so off of each person who signs up to do what I’m doing! The dollar amounts I show are what I actually RECEIVED in my hot little hand or PayPal account, not what I EARNED because things show up at different times and take different amounts of time to come around.

This all means: I do not count my eggs before they are in my PayPal account. Now, let's get started:

1. Fiverr. I received $763 here in May, only because I didn’t sign up until April 16th. The majority of my income is from proofreading in the wee hours of the morning when my kids sleep, but I also have gigs for selling my ebooks cheap, writing blog posts, selling reprint articles and promoting things via my social media outlets. I've disable the writing gigs and now focus on proofreading and am growing my Error Police Force so we can take on more word crimes as a unit. I received $120 on private proofreading projects.

2. Bubblews. Signed up here on April 26 and received $150.51 by the end of May.  (Update: this site has since been taken down but I did make a lot of money while it was up.)

3. Regional Parenting Magazine print and online articles and reprints: $120. Yeah, still working on the 5th edition of the ebook (see right sidebar for 4th edition) and someday plan to query the nationals but am too busy on Fiverr!

4. BlogHer. Made about 5 more bucks for May, but have not received payouts yet. Added one ad and a TV dealy jobber to my main blog, plus they have me in another $50 tweeting program.

5. AdSense. HOLY FLIPPING CRAP, I got a check from them for $110.40 on May 28. Keep in mind that's for about 2 years of blogging! Still, I will take it and not complain!

6. Tomoson.com. I don’t make any money here, but it’s fun to receive free stuff in the mail and just do a quick review. Then you can either keep, regift or sell what you got!

7. PostLoop. I'm going to send you here because I have a lot of information on this and it needed its own post. Bottom line: probably worth it and potentially $10/hour while you watch TV. I ended up receiving $5.08 from them very quickly after cashing out, as in the same day.

8. LikeNation. I have to push them again this month because I've seen my followers increase, which is good for a lot of reasons; namely, the bigger my fan base, the more I can charge for social media stuff like on Fiverr and Sponsored Tweets (AND I look better to get stuff on Tomoson to review). You know how you enter giveways and have to like and follow countless people? Well, if you have your own sites that need a’followin’,check this out. You like and follow and get “points” to do it. Then you can post what you want liked or followed and can use those points you earned. So you’re trading favors.

9. SponsoredTweets. I've been with them for probably 2 years and rarely get jobs. Earlier this year I got a bunch of tweeting jobs, then they dried up. I played with lowering and increasing my per-tweet rate, but I didn't get any more business. I'm was sitting at $21.92 and there is a $2 fee for cashing out under $50, so I just went ahead and did it on May 28 to see how long it would take to receive it. Well, forget that ... I kept getting error messages. I'll try again.

10. I forgot to mention that I also do MyPoints and have for years. If you want to sign up under me you have to send me your email address ... they are dumb to not have a referral LINK! Anyway, I've earned about 31,000 points there and 2,000 points is about a $10 gift card to all sorts of places (your choice). So I've gotten a lot gift cards. You get points by clicking through on email, doing surveys, surfing the web and BUYING STUFF with COUPONS!

11. I briefly tried writing for a penny a word and did not love it, but I did get paid $30 for doing it.

12. Ebook sales from Payloadz.com were only $14.95 because I am too busy with other stuff to work on the ebook UPDATE. I also sell the ebooks through Fiverr but count those in Fiverr income. This post is holding me accountable to get the flippin' ebook update done!

*Yes, I pay taxes on every stinking cent!

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