Monthly Income Report – December 2015

Every month, I publish a report of the business & investment income I received during the previous month. I publish these reports to show you what you can expect with an online business & unconventional investments, and I also publish them to keep the motivation to work hard & to grow this number month after month.

In every report, you will find out the details about all the business income I received during the month, all the business expenses, and also all the income I received from investments during the month.

Business Income

Below is all the income I received from my online business during the past month:

  • Amazon Kindle eBooks: 795 €
  • Advances against royalties: 1392 €
  • Gumroad (eBooks & video courses): 1230 €
  • Paid guest blogging: 90 €

Gross business income in December 2015: 3507 € (-19%)

Below is all the business related expenses I had during the past month:

  • Team expenses on UpWork: 100 €
  • Small Fiverr gigs: 82 €

Business expenses in December 2015: 182 € (-55%)

Net business income in December 2015: 3325 € (-15%)

Investment Income

Below is all the income I received from investments during the past month. For some investments, this is the expected monthly revenue as some investments only pay once a quarter or once a year:

  • Dividend growth stocks: 111 €
  • Peer-to-Peer lending: 116 €
  • Real estate: 628 €
  • Bitcoin: 202 €
  • Amazon affiliate websites: 398 €

Investment income in December 2015: 1457 € (+12%)

Comment About the Report

Let’s now make the total and add my business & investment revenues:

Total income for December 2015: 4782 € (-8%)

On the business side, this was a slower month than November, but this is something I expected as the end of the year was coming. I continued to expand my presence on Gumroad by adding more products, and I even started my first ever subscription offer for one of my niche website (by selling videos). This is something I definitely want to dive more into in 2016, by adding subscription models to several of my niche sites.

My investment income went up a bit this month, mainly due to the excellent performance of my Amazon affiliate websites, and also because of the price of Bitcoin that went up.

Note that you can also visit my websites to learn more my investments. I post frequently on websites dedicated to my investments using dividend growth investing, Peer-to-Peer lendingcrowdfunded real estate, and Bitcoin.

As usual, I also updated my investment portfolio page to reflect the changes during the month. What about you? Did you have a good month with your online business and/or your investments?

  • Andrew

    Another inspiring report. Keep up the good work!