Well, the year is just flying by. The end of the 3rd quarter is almost upon us. Things slowed down considerably this quarter. I guess everybody has gone on vacation in the warm weather. It doesn’t help that this is also the busy time for me and I can’t put as much time into my blogging efforts either.
So those two combined for a rather abysmal earnings report, at least compared to the last couple. But from the “glass half full” perspective, I’ve made more in the last 3 months than I did in my first two years of blogging.
$3k Challenge Income
- Advertising: $113.18
- Freelancing: 7.97
- SEAM Publishing: $167
Well, the first digit is my AdSense payout. The other $13 came from my participation in Foodie BlogRoll ads.
Freelancing income this quarter came from my profit share in Penny Thots. As a reminder, Penny Thots is looking for more authors. The pay is pretty low currently because it is based on total site income, but as we get quality authors to come on, and as time goes by, it should develop pretty well. Also, please note that my share was so low because during the entire quarter, I only managed to write 2 posts. As things start to slow down at work, I should get better.
This has become my shining star of income. However, the site itself is an utter failure. In fact, it’s not even up at the moment, because I somehow lost all of my database backups for the past year. But since traffic had been so low before that, I really haven’t bothered. All of this income is from my participation on Fiverr, with which I continue to have a love-hate relationship.
2013 $3K Challenge Sponsors
Financial support for the 2013 $3k Challenge was provided by Sophisticated Spender, My Personal Finance Journey, Frugal Toad, One Cent At A Time, KNS Financial, and The Financial Monk.
Okay, $3K Challengers! How did you do for your first quarter? Enter your numbers in the comments below by Sept 7.