This is the monthly blog income and expense report for September 2017, in which I’ll tell you how I earned $13,021.48 last month (working from home, running my online business). Because this year, I’m going to drop real numbers in your lap to show you exactly what can happen if you stick with it.
I’m committed to sharing these income reports to show you how important it is to barrel-roll through the uncertainty. Your hard work and persistence will pay off!
Income report—September 2017
- Luminaries Club Membership Dues: $9,897
- Complete Copywriting: $2,598
- Direct sales Marketing Playbook: $158.99
- Amazon royalties (YBY2017 + MP): $359.99
- Direct sales Your Best Year 2017: $7.50
The Luminaries Club is my private membership program. It earned $9,647 this month in a combination of installment plans and one-time fees. It’s a thriving membership of inspired entrepreneurs. I’m pleased to say you’ll now be able to sign up at any time! Click here to learn more.
Complete Copywriting is my signature course, and it re-opened for enrollment back in January. It continues to perform well and welcome new students. It earned $2,598 in September.
My books on the market for September were Marketing Playbook: Scale Your Online Business to Outrageous Success and Your Best Year 2017. All totaled, they earned $526.48 in September.
Total income for September 2017: $13,021.48
Y•T•D Total: $208,230.90
- Staff, salary, and contractors: $6,020
- Payment, host, and shipping fees: $1,013.24
- Infusionsoft: $299
- Office Supplies: $1,606.39
- Education + Training: $696.99
- Web hosting + software: $833.54
- Meals, accommodations, travel: $1,228.30
- Advertising: $99
- Affiliate commissions: $0
Total expenses this month: $11,796.46
Y•T•D Total: $137,716.45
As with most months, staff, salary (mine), and contractors were my biggest expense in June. I recently wrote an absolutely *epic* guide to hiring. Please be sure to check it out! My hires help with …
- shipping and handling (physical books)
- video editing and production
- webinar moderation
- customer support
- text editing
- product creation
- tax preparation
- branding, website design, and development (coming soon)
- office organization and cleaning
- business management
Etsy fees and shipping take up the bulk of the second line, but I’ve also included Paypal and credit card processing fees there.
Infusionsoft is my email and customer management software, as well as the host of my private membership and training programs.
Office supplies cover everything from pens and notebooks to office equipment (computers, tablets, etc.). This month it also includes the new iPhone, which I upgraded to for its video and camera capabilities. I hosted a book launch party on October 5, so this includes some party supplies as well.
My web hosting is by Pagely, and my bill is only $24/month (sadly, that amazing price is no longer available to new customers; I love this service). I’m also using (and loving) the following software …
- Proof (this little pop-up increased my sales page conversion by 619%, starts at $29/month)
- Deadline Funnel (love the movement these countdown timers add, starts at $37/month)
- QuickBooks Online
Meals, accommodations, and travel will be high (compared to my average) in September and October because of the book launch and various conferences I’m attending. This month includes air fare and hotel accommodations.
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