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 November 2022
Patreon is a monthly subscription to help support your favorite creators. On Patreon, you will find exclusive videos, like Budget Report Cards, personal videos, behind the scenes, live streams as well as all of my budget templates and printables.
Digital Products: $60.89
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:
Instagram Bonus Program: $70.74
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 $70.74.
Check out these videos to learn more about making money with Instagram Reels:
Blog Ad Revenue: $111.04
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.
Blogs this month:
- 5 Easy Recipes with Ingredients From Your Pantry
- Benefits Of A Roth IRA For Retirement Planning
- 7 Ways to Cut Your Bills in Half
- 11 Ways To Deal with Burnout
Here is what the Ezoic dashboard looks like and my blog ad revenue from the last 30 days.
Course Sales: $162.83
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!
Ad Revenue: $968.96
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 Target Keywords to Increase Blog Earnings with Analytics for 2023 | Higher EPMV | Ezoic
- struggling with YouTube burnout | raw & unscripted
- Top 10 Text Effects in CANVA in 2023
- 50+ Low Content Book Ideas For Amazon KDP
- How to Generate Amazon Affiliate Links (2023) | Amazon Affiliate Marketing
My Main Channel (Kelly Anne Smith) videos this month were:
- Best Items To Pack Operation Christmas Child Shoebox 2022 | Samaritan’s Purse | Giving On A Budget
- Rakuten Review: HOW DOES RAKUTEN WORK? | Step-by-Step Tutorial
- 7 Easy Ways To Protect Yourself From Identity Theft [Millennials Are A Target Too]
- 5 Easy Ways To Save Money On Groceries [FREE PRINTABLE]
>> Get your own YouTube Monetization Tracker here:
Affiliate Marketing: $1,414.38
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.
Brand sponsorships are a great way to increase your income as well as tell your audience about amazing brands and companies! I am extremely particular about what companies I work with and always fully vet those companies before accepting a sponsorship.
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