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.

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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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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My Online Income Report – August 2014

Passive income.  That’s why this blog was originally created, and it’s the reason I keep up with these income reports even if I’m not too actively engaged in my online business right now.

I’m in an interesting place right now where I’m actually very much involved and interested in my own career, which, as you might imagine, makes it a bit more difficult to run a business on the side.  In fact, this may be the first time in my 6-7 year career (post-college) that I’ve felt this way.  And I like it.

So, until I once again find a way to balance work and my side business (which I have no intention to give up on), new activity will be pretty light here.  In addition to keeping up with my monthly income reports however, I also still plan to interview other internet entrepreneurs, such as the interview I published here earlier this month with Tom Drake.

Let’s get right to the income report.

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Successfully Balancing an Online Business and a Full-Time Job with Tom Drake [Interview]

As I mentioned when I announced that I am taking a break from The Daily Interview, I am still going to publish interviews here from time to time.

Today, I’m excited to bring you an interview with a blogger who I admire, Tom Drake.  He’s one of the models for how to succeed with your online projects while working a very busy full-time job.

Tom also has what I consider to be a pretty unique aspect of his business where he partners with other writers/bloggers and allows them to focus on what they’re best at.  The end result is that the business becomes more successful and profitable because of the value that Tom is able to add to the relationship.

We talk about these partnerships, Tom’s background, and more in the interview below.

Check it out!

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