With the start of another month, it’s time to review my alternative income. The big difference this month is that the alternative income became my only income as I resigned from my day job. I’m not really sure I can call it my alternative income any more, but I will continue to do so to remain consistent.
The total this month clocks in at $1375.93. Since I made $1186.82 last month, this is a solid gain. (These numbers, as always, are after taxes.) I’d like to thank this advertiser who contributed towards that goal. With more time to focus on blogging, I had higher expectations. I’ve found you can only do so much with advertising, there’s too much that’s out of your hands. I added more alternative income lending money on Prosper.com and through bank interest. I often gloss over these sources for a couple of reasons. 1) They grow consistently and predictably leaving me not much to write about. 2) They represent a minority of my alternative income.I’ve been looking over my alternative income of the last few months at it seems as though it’s grown consistently by around $150-200 a month. It seems odd to me that it would be consistent given the nature of the income (advertisements come and go). I spend far too much time pondering whether this growth can continue. If it can and does, my wife and I will be far along towards our way to financial freedom. It’s dangerous to assume growth can continue though.