It’s another month in the books and that means it’s time to evaluate how much or how little money I made in alternative income. I need to start getting a template together on how I Define Alternative Income as well as what my alternative income consists of. The short answer to the above is that linked post and my websites. Some people earn royalties from music, but I’m earning them for my writing (via advertising).
The income from this month was $1415.88, which is definitely a low point. I would like to blame some of that on the tax season going away and people enjoying the good whether. Additionally, I have been focusing on earning a name in the real world with day job. However, things are looking for up for the next month in a couple of ways. You can see the MoneyStrands ads that I’ve thrown all over the site (please support me and click them and sign up). That’s going to help the upcoming month.
The big news is that I slipped my third anniversary of writing by you. Yep, I’ve been writing for Lazy Man and Money for more than three years now. The first person who can e-mail me mentioning my completion of the fourth year of writing earns $25 in Paypal, Amazon, or Ebay gift certificates. Just mention this post. I was purposely quiet about the third year, because I have what I feel is a bigger milestone on the horizon… in the next month or two. I’m sure some astute person can figure out what that is. I’m hoping to do a big giveaway (maybe multiple giveaways) and perhaps have a few announcements to make.
Deneil Merritt says
Still better than my monthly income from my websites. Keep it up man.
Lazy Man says
Oh and in case I wasn’t completely clear (it seems I wasn’t), the person should contact me on my fourth year blogversary.
I’ll even give a big hint out… look at the archives, set a calendar alert. I consider the blogiversary to be US Pacific Time.
Kosmo @ The Casual Observer says
Good stuff in them thar archives.
Yikes – how could I be oblivious to Google Trends. I was probably aware of it, but it’s pretty dumb to not check it out periodically. D’oh. Updated the keywords on my baseball draft article! Surely, use of Google Trends will results in a hundredfold increase in traffic to The Casual Observer :)
Love the article that complained about the meager leftovers from a $390 million lottery jackpot.
I have been a satisfied user of Mint for sometime now, but after reading your review of MoneyStrands, I really like their budget feature better than Mint’s. I will be clicking on one of your ads and signing up.
Scott Lovingood says
The amazing thing is that you are focused on a job right now and not growing your blog but still generating income from it. How many of us continue to get a paycheck after we stop working at our job?
I think the greatest investment we can make is in ourselves and in a business that generates income without significant time and effort. Ongoing streams of revenue make retirement look entirely different that depending on social security that may not be there or a pension or a retirement fund that bounces all over the place.
The Digerati Life says
This series is one of my favorites from any blog. I look forward to your updates… Now I’m terribly curious what you have coming up! :) Congrats on 3 years Lazy Man, I’m getting up there in age myself.
Congrats on three years Lazy Man! I remember when you were just starting. It’s amazing how fast it goes by.
I agree with The Digerati Life. I love reading your alternative income stream updates :)
I’m guessing you may have your thousandth post coming up as the next major milestone. Close?
I just signed up for MoneyStrands. Like P.B., I’ve been using Mint. I love they’re service, but I’m curious to see if MoneyStrands offers more in the way of useful money tips based on my spending habits.