Monday, July 1, 2013

The Published Parent June 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 June 2013 = $1,559.65

I'm really excited to be able to make this much from home while also homeschooling my kids. The money helps out so much with unexpected household expenses (root canals, leaky roofs, new brakes, broken car radiator, etc. that most people would have to put on a credit card or that would put them into bankruptcy eventually).

I am in the Stop Whining About Money and Do Something About It Club!


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

1. Fiverr. I received $599 here in June. 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 outsourced some jobs this month, and the amount takes that into account.

2. Tenrr. $45.00. Tenrr rocks because you keep 100% of your earnings UP FRONT. However, it's hard to get clients on this site. (Update 2018: I probably didn't receive any orders after this.)

3. Private proofing job. $20.00.

4. Bubblews. $257.64. Just click on the word Bubblews and you can sign up using my referral link. I think I get two shiny dimes to rub together if you do that, but it will change YOUR life! (This site has since been taken down.)

5. Regional Parenting Magazine articles, new and reprint: $226, using this book I wrote:


6. General blogging for North Texas Kids and other sites. $147

7. PostLoop (not recommended). $5.09. 

8. SponsoredTweets. $19.92.

10. Babysitting. Yep, I earn money to babysit while I am also working (I work while all the kids sleep most of the time!). $240

*Yes, I pay taxes on every stinking cent!

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