December 2022 YouTube & Business Income Report
Each month I publish a YouTube and blog Income Report showing you how much money I made in my business as well as some lessons learned that contributed to that success and outcome.
My goal is to be transparent with you, show you the ups and downs as well as inspire you to hopefully build your own YouTube channel and/or blog.
Side hustle income is a large part of the financial success we’ve enjoyed over the last couple of years. We’ve paid off debt, cash flowed our wedding and new-to-me car, and saved a down payment on our first home. Without a side hustle, all of those wins wouldn’t have been possible.
Right now, I have 10 online income streams; not every month I receive income from every single one, but I am constantly growing my income streams to be more diversified.
Business Income & Expense Report December 2022
In this video, I’m walking you through my December 2022 business income and expense spreadsheet following the Profit First Method by Mike Michalowicz.
My December business income from smallest to largest:
Here is how I almost doubled my income from September and made $5,034.85 this month.
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I help businesses create content, track metrics, and manage their social media.
Instagram Bonus Program: $116.51
Instagram rolled out a new program where they pay select creators for their content. Each month Instagram chooses a feature that they are going to pay you for. This month they paid for the reels that you created. The Reels I created brought in 41,950 views and they paid out $116.51.
Check out these videos to learn more about making money with Instagram Reels:
Blog Ad Revenue: $130.03
On my blog, freedominabudget.com, I share everything from monthly business income reports (like this one) to money-saving tips.
My goal is to publish 2-3 new blog posts every week, but clearly I didn’t hit that goal this month.
Blogs this month:
- What I wish I knew when I started…
- Benefits Of A Roth IRA For Retirement Planning
- Top 5 Cash-Back Apps To Save Money This Year
I earn ad revenue from Ezoic. I previously had AdSense on my website, but I’ve found that Ezoic pays much better.
Here is what the Ezoic dashboard looks like and my blog ad revenue from the last 30 days.
Digital Products: $191.72
On my website, I sell Monthly Excel Budget Templates and Spending Analysis Templates that work in Google Sheets! Soon all of my templates will be available in Excel and Google Sheets.
*NEW* Products this month:
- Savings Challenge Competition Printable
- Save 100k Challenge! | Money Saving Challenge Printable
- Debt Payoff Challenge Bundle | 8 Debt Payoff Tracker Printables
- FlyLady Inspired Zone Cleaning List Printables | Cleaning To Do List
- Get Motivated with Your Money BUNDLE! 3 Excel Templates & 12 Money Challenge Printables! $47 Value!
Course Sales: $209.51
I have two digital courses, Dreamer To Profitable and How To Save Money on Groceries.
My signature course is Dreamer To Profitable.
This course will help you build a profitable business so you can finally live the life you deserve to have! Dreamer To Profitable is definitely for you. This is a step-by-step guide to getting the life of your dreams.
Here is what some of our students have to say:
I also have a course on How To Save Money On Groceries.
This course teaches how to maintain a healthy lifestyle, stop food waste, and give you tips and tricks to harness your best grocery life. You’ll save money, learn how to spend wisely, and, most importantly, you’ll learn how to lower your food cost so you can spend on the things that bring you joy!
I do one-on-one coaching for budget coaching as well as have a package that creates a budget for you. For more information on my packages click here.
I also offer calls using the platform Clarity. I love that the clients can schedule a time and only charged per minute that we are talking.
Ad Revenue: $1,265.99
YouTube pays me per ads shown on my videos.
I recently launched a 2nd YouTube channel with tutorials for entrepreneurs and challenging myself with daily uploads until I reach YouTube monetization requirements of 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 hours of watch time.
Tutorials for Entrepreneurs with Kelly Anne Smith TOP videos this month were:
- How To Make Money Online in 2023 | Side Hustles from Home
- 30 Digital Download Ideas for Passive Income in 2023
- How to Target Keywords to Increase Blog Earnings with Analytics for 2023 | Higher EPMV | Ezoic
- How To Find Your WHY in Business
My Main Channel (Kelly Anne Smith) videos this month were:
- 10 things to do differently with your money this year
- 2022 Was The Best and Worst Year
- The FOUR best ways to pay off debt in 2023 – debt snowball isn’t for everyone
- Top 5 CASH BACK APPS | iPhone & Android 2023
- 5 ways to make Budgeting EASIER in 2023
>> Get your own YouTube Monetization Tracker here:
Affiliate Marketing: $2,305.08
If affiliate marketing is something you are looking to get into, I recommend taking the course Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing. Michelle digs into the best way to promote brands that you know, like, and trust and well as all of the legal elements of affiliate marketing. I’ll be honest, there was way more things that you need to be aware of and do to be FTC compliant than I expected. The course breaks it all down for you.
• My lens
• TubeBuddy: SEO tool
Total Hours Worked
I track all of my time worked in Toggl.
In December, I worked a total of 34.66 hours, giving me an hourly rate of $145.26.
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