Monthly Income Report – January 2016

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: 524 €
  • AdSense: 92 €
  • Gumroad (eBooks & video courses): 1376 €
  • Paid guest blogging: 485 €

Gross business income in January 2016: 2477 € (-29%)

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

  • Team expenses on UpWork: 98 €
  • Small Fiverr gigs: 200 €

Business expenses in January 2016: 298 € (+58%)

Net business income in January 2016: 2179 € (-34%)

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: 126 €
  • Peer-to-Peer lending: 217 €
  • Real estate: 20 €
  • Bitcoin: 160 €
  • Amazon affiliate websites: 398 €

Investment income in January 2016: 932 € (-36%)

Comment About the Report

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

Total income for January 2016: 3111 € (-35%)

On the business side, this was a much slower month than December. However, there are several things that explain the lower business revenue of this month. I for example delayed the launch of my new book, Discover the aREST Framework, and the income from this book launch will only be seen in February. I also didn’t receive any advance on royalties from my publishers this month, but this is also something that should return next month.

What should really catch your attention is the drop of the investment income, especially on the real estate side, as my income from real estate nearly dropped to zero! Nothing bad happened to me, I simply (finally!) sold the last piece of ‘traditional’ real estate that I owned, and I will now only focus on hands-off, online investments that I really believe in: profitable websites, dividend growth investing, peer-to-peer lending, crowdfunded real estate, and Bitcoin.

Therefore, it will take me some time to get back to the level I was before the sale of this apartment that I owned. As my goal is to also to acquire another website, I expect to have invested all my extra by the end of February. After that, I should have much more investment income than before the sale of my appartment unit.

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?

  • Impe83

    Great Marco, thanks for sharing! I was wondering what broker do you use for you divided income portfolio, as Im looking for a good one with low fees? (hoping for something like a Robinhood for EU one day lol)