I’m now in my second year of tracking my earnings online to help people see how it can be done. I’ve now earned over $5,000 in the past 14 months. I set a goal of $5,400 for 2014. I started out the year very strongly, earning $597.33 for January. I continued my work during February. This month is the shortest of the year, so it can be difficult to keep up with online earnings. I still did pretty well. Here are my earning streams. Unfortunately, little of it was passive income, although I’m building up some accrued income that’s not been paid out yet and should be in the next month or so.
Freelance writing: $480.33
Swagbucks: $25.00 (sign up for Swagbucks here–I could earn a referral commission)
Bing Rewards: $3.00 (sign up for Bing Rewards here–I could earn a referral)
MTurk: $3.00 (sign up for MTurk here–there is no referral program with MTurk)
My total earnings for February were $511.33. When added with my earnings for January, I’ve earned $1,108.66, which is 20.5 percent of my annual goal with just 16.6667 percent of the year completed. That means I’m ahead of my goal for the year.
Last year, I kept track of my progress monthly to show how close I was getting to my annual goal of $5,000 in online earnings. I was short of this total, and I was only able to earn a little over $4,300. I was not frustrated, though, because that was $4,300 I would not have earned had I not started out with a goal to make money online.
This year, I decided to up the ante, and set a goal of $450 per month for 2014, which comes out to $5,400 for the year. I’m using many of the same income streams that I had before, but I’ll also try to bring in a few more over the course of the year to see how other options work. Without further ado, here is my first earnings report for 2014. In January, I earned from the following sources:
Amazon’s MTurk: $5.32
Freelance Writing: $444.61
Total for January 2014: $597.33
Total for 2014: $597.33
Amount remaining before reaching 2014 goal: $4,802.67
This was a much better start to my year than last January, in which I only brought in $187.31. If I can keep up my current rate, I should be able to meet my goal of earning money in pajamas this year.
I began 2013 with a goal of earning $5,000 online during the year. I worked hard for much of the year, and made some money each month. Some months, I earned well over $500. Others, I earned less than $200. December was pretty much in the middle. Without further ado, here are my earnings from December:
Freelance writing: $177.14
Total for December $202.52
This income for December, when added to my previous online earnings for the year brings my grand total for 2013 to $4.363.93.
While this was a bit over $600 less than my initial goal, it is nonetheless a nice chunk of change that I was able to make while I was basically sitting at home, many times watching TV. I also should point out that there were some accrued earnings in a few income streams that will have to wait to be realized until 2014.
The question remains, can you earn money by blogging? Yes, you can still earn money blogging. While much of my income came from freelance writing, I was able to capitalize on my blog and actually make a bit of a profit (my estimate is around $500). I’m going to post on here what my goals for 2014 are going to be. What are your online earning goals looking like?
In November, I was able to inch my earnings up over what I had earned in October. Through October, I had earned $4,049.91 through my online efforts. I have done quite well over the course of the year, in my estimation, and if I can make this much next year in addition to my new full-time job, I should be in pretty good shape. My hope is that some of the efforts I’ve made will start producing a more and more passive income.
Without further ado, here are my online earnings for November:
Freelance Writing: $106.50
CashCrate: $24.12 You can sign up for CashCrate via the link and start earning money today.
My total earnings for the month of November were up to $130.62. This brings my total for the year up to $4,156.41. I am around $850 short of my goal of $5,000 in online earnings that I started with at the beginning of the year, but I’m OK with this. Had I not started with this goal at all, it is likely that I might be well short of even this achievement. My goal is to continue earning money online in 2014 to help my monthly cash flow. Every little bit counts and helps.
This month has been quite busy for me, so I’m a bit late on posting the online earnings report. I did not do as well in October as most other months this year, but I’ve been much more busy with my real job. As a grad student with my work completed, I had much more time (and much less income) for much of the past year. Coming into this month, I had $3,921.26 in online earnings for the year. That was just over $1,000 under my earning goal for the year. Here are my online earnings for October:
Freelance Writing: $85.92
Bubblews: $25.03 (Some people are making hundreds on this site per month, but they are much more active than I am.)
This made my total earnings for October $128.65 and brings my total for the year to $4,049.91. I have now crossed the $4,000 barrier. I will probably be a bit short of my goal, but this money will be nothing to sneeze at as I attempt to pay down debt from school. My earnings for November already promise to be around the same level. Good luck as you attempt to earn money in active and passive ways online.
My earning money in pajamas in September were down a bit over what they had been in August and the rest of the summer months. I’ve started a new full-time job, so some of the time that I spent on blogging and writing during the summer has not been as frequent during the fall thus far. This does not mean that I have done nothing, just that I’ve not done as much in terms of trying to make money online.
I still have my goal of earning $5,000 online using a variety of online earning methods. I began the month of September with a total of $3,754.48, which left me just over $1,245 short of my ultimate goal. That adds up to just under $300 of online earnings per month. Considering that I’ve earned over $450 per month to this point, it is definitely within the realm of possibility. So, without further ado, here is the money I earned in pajamas over the month of September:
Freelance writing: $49.32
These numbers bring my total earnings for September to $166.78.
When added to my earnings through August, I now have earned $3,921.26, just over $1,078 short of my goal of earning $5,000 for the year. I’ve already been able to exceed my earnings from freelance writing during October, so it is possible that my earnings will be similar. I’m hoping to get to the $5,000 by the end of the year. I will be sure to keep up with these reports of how much money I’m earning in pajamas.
I’ve been working online for the past few months working toward a goal of $5,000 for the year. Much like June, July was a pretty good month when it came to my online earnings. Most was active income, but some of my income was actually extremely passive (i.e., I did no additional work to earn it). That’s the best form of income, in my opinion. Coming into the month, I was up to $2,373.93 for the first six months of the year. I earned some additional funds in July that will bring that total up. Here were my earning streams for July:
Freelance Writing: $642.79
This brings my online earnings for July 2013 to a whopping $922.86. If I were to earn this every month, that would be around $11,000 for the year, and when added to my regular job, that would be a great supplement to my income. Of course, as someone in education, the summer is the period that I can actually spend more time working online, so earnings might drop. I can hope that passive income starts to snowball and add up over time.
When added to my previous earnings this year, my July’s earnings bring my annual total up to $3,296.79, just a bit over $1,700 from meeting my goal of $5,000 in my spare time for 2013. This is definitely within reach based upon what I’ve been able to earn throughout the year to this point. Do any of you have a similar goal? How is it coming? Making money online is not easy, but it can be done, and it can bring in a decent amount of income for those who work at it.
As a teacher, my regular workload can slow down quite a bit over the summer, so I have more of an opportunity to make money online. I ended May with $1,464.46 in online earnings for the year. This was just under $300 per month. My goal for the year is to earn $5,000. June was a busy month for me, and I was able to pick up the online earnings. Here are my various methods of making money online for June 2013:
Freelance Writing: $512.83
My total of all online earnings for June was $909.47. When added to my previous total of $1,464.46, I have now made $2,373.93 through various online venues this year. I am nearly half-way to my goal, and I am just one-half into the year. Much of this work was active income, but some of it was actually a result of passive income. My goal is to get several hundred per month in passive income built up over time. Earning money online can take time, but it can be done. Those who are out of work can find ways to make a few bucks. Teenagers with time on their hands can make money online as well.
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The first post of the month, as always deals with my monthly earnings. I’ve set a goal of earning $5,000 online via various methods this year. I think the goal is achievable with a little hard work. Through April, I had earned a total of $913.13, which was an average of over $200 per month. May was a better month in terms of online earnings.
In May, I had the following earnings via online methods:
Freelance Writing: $387.19
Total online earnings for May 2013: $551.33
After adding the $913.13 that I’ve earned prior to this month, my total earnings for the year are up to $1,464.46, just over $3,500 short of the ultimate goal.
This was a record for online earnings for a month. I am hoping to eclipse it over the next few months. The goal is to start out with small numbers and then have them snowball over time into some really serious money. The best way to make real money is through passive income. These sources would be sources that continue to pay out over time with minimal work. Of course, there is some hard work necessary in the initial days and months of earning money online.
The next monthly earning results will be posted in the first half of next month. Hopefully, these earnings can inspire others to earn some extra money on the web.
Back in January, as noted on this site, I set a goal to earn $5,000 via various online means without leaving home during 2013. We are now done with four months of the year. As of the end of March, I reported a total of $638 and some change for the first three months of the year. I actually understated this amount, because I forgot to include the money that I earned from HubPages during the month. These earnings will be included below.
I did pretty well on some accounts during the month of April, considering that I was finishing up a major project for grad school. My goal is to get passive income that starts to snowball over time. I seem to be making close a buck a day from work I’ve already done. The goal is to turn that into $2, then into $5, then into…you get the idea. Passive income is the best kind of income. But, I digress. Without further ado, this is what I was able to make over the course of April (please note that these earnings do not include accrued earnings that will be paid out later):
Freelance Writing: $127.91
Treasure Trooper: $20.71
My total earnings for the month totaled $274.85. This brings my total earnings for the year up to $913.13. With what I have already earned this month, I’m already over $1,000. What kind of earnings goals have you set this year?