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Monthly Income Report - June 2017

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.

What Happened in June

In June, I spent most of my time launching a new course for my Open Home Automation website, which will be dedicated the Internet of Things. For this course, I am again following a formula that I really like: pre-launching the course to a smaller list of highly-motivated people, and collect feedback, and then use this feedback for the real launch after you finished creating all the material of the course. I love this kind of launch as it allows my students to really get involved in the creation of the course, and for me it's the guarantee that I won't create the material for nothing and then have a course nobody is interested in.

I also continued to onboard people into my open-source apps that I am using to run my entire business, with more and more people using my course delivery platform PureCourses. I also allowed the first people to join the beta of the hosted version of my open-source email marketing software, so if you are interested by using it let me know!

I also took some time off work in June and spend some amazing holidays with my girlfriend in Tenerife, Spain. It was the first time we did a 'relaxing' holiday as usually we are more the kind to visit a lot and do road trips, but relaxing in an all-inclusive hotel was not too bad :) Here is a picture of a sunset at our hotel:


Also didn't do much investing in June as I am waiting for better opportunities that what the market has to propose at the moment. So I just cashed out on the dividends & rental income for this month, and reinvested my gains in Peer-to-Peer lending. 

Business Income

Open Home Automation
3205.03€
+785.07€
+32.44%
Products Sales (eBooks, video courses)
452.93€
-63.93€
-12.37%
Amazon Affiliate Earnings
723.10€
+290.00€
+66.96%
Amazon Kindle Books
315.00€
-370.00€
-54.01%
Book Royalties
1266.00€
+676.00€
+114.58%
Udemy Video Courses
448.00€
+253.00€
+129.74%
aREST.io
397.02€
-56.69€
-12.49%
Products Sales (eBooks, video courses)
395.70€
-57.57€
-12.70%
eCommerce Store
527.83€
-309.57€
-36.97%
Products Sales (eBooks, video courses)
527.83€
-309.57€
-36.97%
Snorkeling Vacation Guide
1161.91€
+829.75€
+249.81%
Amazon Affiliate Earnings
1161.91€
+829.75€
+249.81%
Hair Styler Mag
1040.00€
-10.00€
-0.95%
Amazon Affiliate Earnings
1040.00€
-10.00€
-0.95%
Facebook Ads
44.6€
-19.98€
-30.94%
DigitalOcean Hosting
86.00€
-6.00€
-6.52%
Amazon S3 Hosting
66.00€
-36.00€
-35.29%
UpWork
52.00€
+52.00€
0%
SendGrid
10.00€
+10.00€
0%

Investment Income

Dividend Growth Investing
421.05€
+35.58€
+9.23%
Real Estate Crowdfunding
171.45€
-3.01€
-1.73%
Peer-to-Peer Lending
562.17€
-0.70€
-0.12%

A good month overall, especially as I spent much of my time chilling on an island & didn't do anything in my business except preparing the launch of a new course! You can also see a very good illustration of dividend growth investing at work - as I raise my dividend income by 9% this month by doing absolutely nothing, just enjoying the dividend raise of some companies I invested in :)

In the coming month, I will launch the course that I was preparing in June, and also come up with a brand new course on this site about building Amazon Affiliate sites! On the investing side, I still have my eyes on the Housers platform, and I hope to find some nice opportunity there to invest during the coming month, to diversify my portfolio in Spain & Italy.