Wow, It’s Been a Long Time: Where Am I Now?

oliverIt’s pretty amazing how quickly time flies. It’s been nearly a year since my last blog post, where I had all of these grand ideas of where I was heading next.

Sure enough, not much has happened with my online business.  I’m still focused on my day job and other offline obligations in my life, but I continue to keep on eye on my return to blogging and building a business online.

It’s not really fair to say I’ve been working at this for years, because the truth is, it’s been a few years since I’ve really put in any effort here.

That’s not to say there haven’t been some exciting things going on, so if you’re still with me here, I’ll explain.

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An Unconventional Income Statement + What’s New in 2015

It’s been quite awhile since I’ve written a new blog post – perhaps the longest I’ve ever gone without a new blog post in the 5+ years since I started blogging (although you can find me over at Cynical Parent).

No doubt there’s been a lot going on, as mentioned in some of my previous income statements, but it’s been awhile since I’ve given a full update on the status of my online business. In general, things have remained inactive.  I’ve continuously earned around $500/month, completely passive income, from some of the sites I created more than a year ago as well as from one of my favorite investing sites, Lending Club.

I’m not going to bore you right now with the same stuff that you’ve read in my last 5 or 6 income reports.  Everything has been pretty consistent, and I’m still genuinely pleased that work I did a long time ago continues to pay off today.

But more importantly, where is this all heading?  I don’t know exactly, but I have some ideas.

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142+ Ways to Make Money Online

I love list posts, especially ones that can be bookmarked and revisited as a resource.  I’ve always wanted to create something like that, which is what led me to this article.  I’ve been working on this article for a couple months now, adding to it little by little.  I’m proud to be able to finally share it with you today.

The contents of this article are not in any way revolutionary.  Given enough time (this actually took much longer than I expected), you could easily compile a similar list. The concept of making money online is so broad, however, that I wanted a resource that captures most aspects of it.  Take from it whatever you’d like, or simply bookmark it for future reference.

Here’s some food for thought: If you could find a way to make just $1 per day utilizing each of the following sources, you would earn over $52,000 per year!

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My Online Income Report – November 2014

It’s only been a couple of weeks since I posted October’s income report, but I guess that’s what happens when I write these reports much later than I should.

November was perhaps my busiest month of the year – having nothing to do with actual work. :) My wife and I finally tied the knot after nearly 11 years together.  Our wedding was a destination wedding, taking place in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.  It was a beautiful wedding and an all-around great time.  Now facing winter in Chicago, I really wish I could go back.

Now, back to reality.

As 2014 comes to an end, I’m left with yet another income report that probably isn’t going to surprise anyone.  After all, it’s been at least 6 months since I’ve actually done any work with my online business.  Sometime soon, I’ll write a full reflection on 2014 and talk about what’s to come in 2015.  I genuinely miss blogging, but I haven’t yet figured out what’s next for me online.

Now, for the income report….

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My Online Income Report – October 2014

Wow, this has to be the latest I’ve ever posted an income report.  I guess this is a pretty good sign that I’ve been focused on other things lately, right?

There hasn’t been much going on in the way of online income projects.  I’ve been very focused on my job, as has been the case for the past several months.  I honestly can’t complain about it, so I’m happy with the way things are going.  As much as I’d like to focus on building my online projects, it’s just simply not a priority.

Also, much of October was spent putting the finishing touches on my wedding, which happened November 15th (I’ll write more about that in November’s report, which should be published shortly after this one).

As far as my online income goes, I’ve simply been sitting back and earning passive income from my usual sources. It may not be an incredible amount, but it’s still significant considering I haven’t done any work for it, for months. :)

Let’s get to the income report.

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My Online Income Report – September 2014

I finally got around to putting together September’s income report….better late than never!

It’s been a highly inactive month for me in the online world due to work and wedding planning (the big day is November 15th!), but I actually have another blog post in the works that I think I will publish in November.

Anyway, not much to say at this point except that the income keeps holding steady (actually, there was a decent increase this month over last month), so I can’t complain given that it’s 100% passive. :)

Let’s get right to the income report.

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