This is my first income report and I'm not very active on the forum (I read it frequently but post very rarely), so I assume that most people reading this don't even recognize my name. I'm writing this partly to motivate myself, partly for accountability and hopefully to inspire others. The first part of this report is a few words about me, my story etc. If you're not into that kind of things, feel free to go ahead to the earnings section.
My name is Marcin and I'm from Poland. I'm in the "passive income" and "earning money online" niche for quite some time, although I've always loved reading about endeavors of other people but I never really did anything on my own. In 2012 I started doing few things here and there and that led to some results (instead of earning $5/month I started to earn >$30/month). My earnings slowly started to pick up. July was a breakthrough month for me (from €60 to €110 per month on AdSense) which was very cool.
I've started thinking about quitting my job in a few months (I've been working half-time as a .NET programmer for almost 3 years at that time) to become a full-time Internet marketer. July was also the month when I got my MSc degree. Funnily enough, on 7th August my manager called me and informed that I'm being laid off as of 1st September.
After thinking about it for a few days, I've decided I'll give this online thing a shot. I've got some savings, so I'm able to work full-time for a few months on my online endeavors and see what I'll be able to achieve. In those monthly reports I'll post my thoughts on my progress and what I'm up to. Also, if I'll figure out that I won't be able to earn a full-time income online in a couple of months (I don't want to spend all my savings), I'll find a full-time job and try to work on my online endeavors part-time.
So, my first goal is to earn that much money per month, so I'll be able to cover all my monthly payments (rent, bills, social security, health insurance, etc.) - that's about 1800 Polish zlotys = ~550 dollars (very rough estimate). Because of that, 550 dollars/month is my first goal to accomplish. Once I'll achieve that, the rest of the money will go into outsourcing/tools, so I'll be able to increase my earnings faster.
So, that's a short version of my story, let's go into the earnings & goals section.
Earnings and goals
Most of my AdSense income comes from a few niche sites, almost all my Amazon income comes from Squidoo.
Let's go into the numbers:
|Source||$||Last month $|
|Amazon (personal acc)||85.15||4.01|