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
Products Sales (eBooks, video courses)
Amazon Affiliate Earnings
Amazon Kindle Books
Book Royalties
Udemy Video Courses
Products Sales (eBooks, video courses)
eCommerce Store
Products Sales (eBooks, video courses)
Snorkeling Vacation Guide
Amazon Affiliate Earnings
Hair Styler Mag
Amazon Affiliate Earnings
Facebook Ads
DigitalOcean Hosting
Amazon S3 Hosting

Investment Income

Dividend Growth Investing
Real Estate Crowdfunding
Peer-to-Peer Lending

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.