Some Context – January 2020
At the beginning of 2020, I was a salaried employee–i.e., reliable income–with a local public school district. I resigned due to a health crisis (again) in February 2020 and stopped receiving the regular income in March.
So We Switch to Online Income Goals
Some of the efforts are embarrassing – hours of work for $2.23 from Rev.com? Boooooo.
But it is what it is, and this information could be useful or at least interesting to someone, somewhere.
A few notes: dates are recorded when the payment arrives in my account, not when the work was actually done.
March 2020 – $2.23
Entirely from literally hours on Rev.com
June 2020 – $60
Half Wyzant Tutoring, half the S’more App (affiliate link!)
July 2020 – $421.87
Now it’s getting good! Mostly tutoring, mostly in-person
August 2020, final – $307.97
Tutoring, Outschool, and some writing gigs. Tutoring is shifting heavily to online, but I’m still offering in-person, and now I have some September clients lined up for that!
September 2020 – $143.57
I slacked this month, but also it seems my tutoring students are between classes. Zero writing gigs, tsk, tsk.
October 2020 – $122, so far
Remember, I count the income date as when it lands in my account, not when I do the work that lead to that income. So this is mostly late-September work, not actually October efforts – but we’re early enough in the month that my effort will still count for October.
Goals – Income for the Rest of 2020
If I could manage to double these numbers a few months in a row, I could genuinely build a sustainable income with minimal in-person-hours and a lot more live-online-hours.
(Considering I have the potential to set my own prices on Outschool, increasing both my pay-per-hour and my hours-worked are possible in the coming months.)
Pretty much everything right now, though, is still trading hours for dollars. Eventually, I want more income to be “passive” (i.e., not directly related to time invested, at least not after a while) and less active (i.e., hours traded for dollars).
Therefore, my first goal is to create and sell a little printable (little being under 10 pages) for home-learning-families about aquaria. Basically, I’m thinking “Is Adding An Aquarium Right For Your Family, Right Now?”