I realize I havent posted in a bit and even missed my regular monthly income report, sorry about that. You see I’ve been going through some things and was concentrating on the studio and getting healthy. Honestly I have just been pretty tired and have lacked motivation for much else. So I thought I’d pop on and give a little update on things that would have gone in the income report and a few others.
June was not bad at all, not great but not bad. Had 15 sessions which is very good and income was just at my comfy mark around $8k. July income wise is doing ok and already have 12 sessions on the books so I’m optimistic. Also keeping up with orders which is a good thing. May change with the 5 ordering sessions I have booked for the weekend.
Secondary Income Streams
June was pretty good here as well, mainly because it was dividend time with the vanguard account. I did add a couple more hosting and wordpress clients and I need to bill the others, always fall behind on that.
While the penguins and pandas have played havoc on my sites a couple are coming back. My healthy smoothie site had dropped to page 3 and occasionally off the radar totally, but for awhile now it is bouncing between position #7 and #11. Working on getting it back to #1 now. Others have been improving but not as much as the smoothie site. Adsense towards the end of the month improved nicely (well for me, not in Pat Flynn realm yet) and did more than May, but this month so far has been disappointing again.
The big surprise was amazon affilate sites. I have items on quite a few of my sites and a couple dedicated to amazon and end of the month showed a lot of sales. It so far has continued into this month as well. Granted they are small items and the 4% you earn is not much but I hope to add a couple sites with bigger ticket items and these small items will help get the commission rate up.
Wife’s Teaching Job
If you have been following the past posts about the layoff situation at the wife’s school district I have good news! Two weeks ago the union had the vote to ratify the new agreement between them and the district. It was 3 days of stress reading posts in favor and against, and that splinter group was hanging outside the voting trying to persuade people as the came in to vote against. In the end the members approved it by more than 2-1 and with the highest voter turn out. Even better news was the wife ended up being in the first recall batch and that weekend she got her notice that she was back!
One less thing to worry about this summer 🙂
If you have been following me, or read my other site A Frogs Diary, you know I have issues with General Anxiety and other health problems. Since starting new medications for the most part things have been pretty good on the anxiety front. Well except for yesterday but I expect it once in awhile. I now have an endoscopy scheduled to check out how my reflux is doing (or we can rule it out) which has me on edge a little. But the big thing is that I am always exhausted. I mean strong fatigue throughout my body, especially in my arms and shoulders and this is what causes my to have to rest often and be unmotivated at times. I still have my routines of walking and meditating daily and those help but I hope to get rid of all this soon and have a normal life again.
Thats it in a nutshell! Still plugging away at paying off the credit card and now that income outlooks looks better will start the secondary investing again with buy and hold. Hope to get busy with some new niche sites again and get the amazon and Adsense income increased. Of course posting here more as well, at least once a week if not twice. I do have some ideas its just trying to get them down and stop playing jigsaw puzzles on the ipad 🙂
Take care everyone and hope you are all doing well!