My Monthly Freelance Income Report – December 2013

December Freelance Income Report

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Where did the time go? Out of nowhere, 2014 seems to have crept up on me!  I hope everyone had an enjoyable, fun filled time over the holiday season. Mine was filled with highs and lows, but we’ll get o some of that in my freelance income report.

 

December Offline Happenings

If you can remember, I faced a few issues in November. This involved mainly the loss of my internet in my normal working spot, which disrupted my working schedule and led to a rather unproductive few weeks for me.

Finally, at the beginning of December, I got the internet back, and was able to get back to my normal routine. I was ready to tackle new guest posts, new great content for you, and new clients.  The freelance world was my oyster.

Then, my computer crashed. Permanently.

I woke up one morning, ready to do a quick scan of freelance opportunities before I checked in to work. But when I pressed the on button for my laptop, nothing. It refused to come on. It simply stared, blankly, as if it had had enough of me ordering it around and it just wouldn’t take it anymore.

I went into a tailspin. I shopped around, trying to get someone to look at my computer immediately in order to tell me what was wrong and how to fix it. If you’re like me, you understand the feeling of suddenly having your workspace and recreational space suddenly and unapologetically wrenched from your grasp without even the courtesy of a moment’s notice.

After finally getting the computer checked out, I got the bad news: my motherboard was friend, essentially rendering my laptop useless.

This proved to be a major problem, as I had client work that I had to submit that day (which I had finished the previous day) and couldn’t even access it. Thankfully, my client was very understanding. I did manage to eventually borrow a computer, and used my working hard drive to salvage my work and hand things in a couple days later.

Of course, I couldn’t work on borrowed materials forever, and I’ve recently bought a brand new shiny laptop to replace the old one. Hopefully, there will be no similar offline shenanigans this month, as I look to make up for lost ground from December’s debacle.

 

December Online Happenings

Due in part to the lack of internet during the first week of December, and the demise of my laptop in the middle of December, there isn’t much to report in terms of online events. The one bright spot was having one of my articles tweeted by Carol Tice (thanks Carol!) of Make a Living Writing, but other than that and a bit of client work not much happened for the month. I had hoped to begin working with a new client, but it seems as if he has slipped through the cracks.

On to the exciting part – the freelance income report!

 

December 2013 Freelance Income Report

Freelance Writing Income:

$175.33

Freelance Writing Related Expenses:

$25 – Freelance Writers Den subscription

$19 – Aweber subscription

 

Total Profit:

$131.33

 

January Freelance Writing Forecast

Even though I didn’t have a chance to do much for December, I did spend the last week writing a few awesome, informative and actionable blog posts for you, my reader. Please make sure to check in every Monday for awesome new content from the site.

Since I’ve pretty much completed these blog posts, this means that I can spend the next couple of weeks working on writing guest posts and working my tail off to secure new clients. Even though this month was slightly better than last month, I’ll expect a bit of a dip as I finally get down to work in sending out queries and LOI’s to snag new clients.

 

How did you do this month? Please leave your questions and comments below!

 

2 comments to My Monthly Freelance Income Report – December 2013

  1. Emelia says:

    Hi Daryl, I’m glad and encouraged that you are sharing the ups and downs of your freelancing business. $175,33 is far better than my $0.00. I believe things will be better this month.
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    • Daryl George says:

      Hey Emelia,

      Thanks for the note of support. It really depends on how much I pitch – I haven’t been pitching nearly as much as I should! Generating freelance jobs for yourself is, in some respects, a numbers game. The more pitches you send out, the higher the likelihood of getting in contact with someone who really needs your services

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