Hey guys! I’m so so pumped for 2019. I’m also happy to say my Income & Recap Report for my biz in 2018 was onThis is the first monthly recap in the series for 2019, and I’d like to make improvements to these reports as I continue to write them, so please leave a comment if there is anything else you’d like me to elaborate on or include in the future.
This month, I started with a new semester of interns – bringing my team to a total of 5!! So it’s me, Haley (my assistant), and my interns Alyah, Kimbre, and Jackie. Due to the growing size, I also started looking for an office space! It’s been a struggle to find a place I love that’s in my budget and that’s also in the Old Town Scottsdale area, but my fingers and toes are crossed that the current space I’m fighting for goes through! (#pray4me).
I also went back to my alma mater and spoke to the Barrett Women’s League on how to start a freelance career in social media! It was great to be back at ASU and share my story and tips for a non-conventional career path. If you’re interested in having me speak at your event, please contact me here!
Big things are happening in Feb, so stay tuned 🙂 See below for my income & traffic report for January!
New here? Catch up with a little background on my journey to becoming a full-time freelancer here!
Why Do I Do Freelance Income Reports?
Starting in November 2017, I started doing income reports basically because Melissa Griffyn does them and I look up to her in each and every way haha. I noticed I would ALWAYS read her income reports and they always fascinated me and motivated me to improve my business, sooo here we are.
I pride myself that I am a very transparent person, and I like to think my blog & business reflects that same feeling of trust. With these reports, I can show you guys what worked, what didn’t, and how I re-strategize from month to month. I hope these inspire you to better your own freelance or social media biz – and please let me know if you see areas where I can improve! lol
|G-Suite for Email||$10.63/mo|
|Tailwind (get your first month free here)||$464.52/year|
|Food & Entertainment||$62.58|
|Travel & Gas||$119.72|
Other Tools I Use (for a full list, read this post):
- Trello – IG/Blog brainstorm
- Asana – Task Management
- Hootsuite – FB/Twitter Scheduling
- Tailwind – Pinterest Scheduling (get your first month free here)
- Later – IG Scheduling
- Wave – Invoicing
- Dubsado – CRM
Blog & Other Stats:
- Spoke to the Barrett Women’s League on starting a freelance career
- Started with a new semester of 3 interns (hiring intern tips here)
- Started looking for an office space (!!!!!)
- Blog & Biz Stats:
- Leads: 7
- Blog posts: 3
- Pageviews – 7,005
- Posts With The Highest Views –
- Affiliate Income – $16.61
- Email Subscribers – 378
- Collaborated With:
- Modern Market
- FRE Skincare (use code “bboks”, with one o, at checkout for a discount!)
- Collab Income – $14.06
- Download Income: $45
- Social Media Services Income: $7,565.79
Total Income: $7,610.79
If you have any questions about any of this or are interested in any of my social media services, fill out my form here and I’ll be in touch. Happy to help!
xx – bbooks
*I was really skeptical about sharing my income publicly. Would my clients think differently of me? Would they think I’m charging too little or too much? Would my friends judge me? I have chosen to not disclose or itemize my client income. I also don’t disclose if it is pre- or post-tax income. And you guys don’t know my life!! Everyone has different expenses.
These are so helpful!! I love reading your income reports. Are you already deducting your expenses from your total income?
Also, how do you prep for taxeS? hahaha
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