My Freelance Income Report – November 2013

November freelance income reportIsn’t it crazy that we’ve already reached the end of the year? Just another three weeks before we’re into 2014.  October wasn’t the greatest month for me in  terms of income,  but I  had forecast that November would be better due to a number of opportunities that thanks to the work I had put in during the month. That work included reaching out for guest posts and contacting potential clients. As can be expected with life, nothing really went as  planned!  Here’s my freelance income report for November 2013!

 

November Offline Happenings

Productivity, specifically lack of it,  became a theme throughout November. This was due in large part to a major change in what was previously a very comfortable writing situation.  I had a particular spot that I got the majority of writing work done at nights when it was quiet, thanks to free wireless internet provided by the local community. At the beginning of November, that free wireless internet mysteriously disappeared for a few days, sputtered for a few more days, then gave up the ghost permanently.

Houston we have a problem.

I had grown accustomed  to writing  from a particular spot at home – an unofficial “office” as it was. When I was there, I was far more productive than any other area. With the death of the internet, my productivity began quickly circling around the drain. While I did have access to the internet  at home, that was tethered to one place and had to be shared with four  other family members  - a situation that quickly became untenable. Without  sustained internet access to research my articles or blog posts or to look up companies to send out email pitches, progress with my writing career stalled for quite some time.

Thankfully, it isn’t all doom and gloom. As of Saturday, I now have consistent wireless  internet (better than before)  that will allow me to get back on track. I’m going to have  to double down to make up for lost time in November, but hopefully that will be  possible as I recommit and refocus. My aim is to totally crush December with renewed marketing activity, so wish me luck!

 

 November Online Happenings

November was relatively good month for me, especially coming down to the end. This was due in large part to the awesome efforts of Carol Tice and Sophie Lizard! I had two big guest posts  published  on their sites, which were  The Laid  Back Method That  Grows Your Freelance Business  and 5 Easy Ways to Get  More Blogging  Pitches Accepted.

I’d really like to  thank both ladies for working  with me to get my posts published, especially Carol who gave me several  pieces of advice on how to best develop the article. Both posts brought a good amount of traffic to both of my sites and also brought a prospective gig my way! Proof that guest posting, once done right, definitely does  work.

Of course, I’m also open to taking on new freelance writing clients, so if you’d like to work with me fill out my contact form or email me at daryl@freelancewriterstartup.com.

My only disappointment  was that I don’t think I was  able to  fully capitalize on the traffic  that was driven to my site. For  example not having a free product to encourage new signups. I also should have sent a notification to my growing email list as to those posts being  published. When I go for another guest post push some  time in January, I will definitely have finished a product and hope  to be more familiar with best practices in terms of email lists.

Anyway  on to what you really came here  for – my income  report!

 

 November 2013 Freelance Income Report:

 Freelance Writing  Income:

$113.50

 

Freelance Writing  Related  Expenses:

$25 – Freelance Writer’s Den Subscription

$19 – Aweber subscription

 

Total Profit:

$69.50

 

That’s right – I only made $70 worth of profit last month!

 

December Forecast

Despite things not going exactly as planned in November, things are definitely looking up for December. Currently I have a bit of work for my current client that will be completed within the next week or so that will ensure that I surpass November’s income. In addition, I got a very promising lead thanks to one of my guest post, which hopefully will come through before the end of the month. Finally, I also have been in advanced negotiations with a content creation company to supply them with regular content, who  also promised work  by the end of December. Of course, I won’t be resting on my laurels and will indeed be sending out more  queries, but I’m hoping to seriously rev up my income this month.

 

Do you have any suggestions on what I can do to make December even better? Or do you have any feedback on what you’ve read?

Leave your comments below!

6 comments to My Freelance Income Report – November 2013

  1. Wow, that’s cool Daryl — glad the guest posting brought you a prospect and more traffic. That’s how it’s supposed to work… ;-)
    Carol Tice | Make a Living Writing recently posted…3 Secrets to Quickly Grow Your Freelance Writing IncomeMy Profile

  2. Joko Aza says:

    wow nice income Daryl, if you want to give me information about freelance writing?
    Joko Aza recently posted…Letter Scammer 4 Kristina from RussiaMy Profile

  3. Emelia says:

    I am happy for you Daryl-You are progressing and I do think that guest blogging works. I didn’t get much in November and I couldn’t do any work the entire month of December because I had to go to my parent’s home which is in the village and I could access the internet due to poor signals. I am back in the city now hoping to get started with writing guest posts and submitting query letters.
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  4. […] 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 […]

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