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Online Income: $9,789 in February 2017 + The EXACT Script I Use to Raise My Rates!

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Check out how this blogger earned over almost $10,000 online in only one month!February was another great month for my business with earning right under $10K. I knew when I had my first five-figure month in November that not every month would be quite that high. It just depends on how much my clients need, as well as fluctuating income from advertising and working with brands.

To combat the constantly fluctuating income, I’ve been working to price my services into packages. This also helps me charge more for my services and raise my rates. Plus, it gets away from trading time for money and instead puts focus on the actual value of the work I’m doing for my clients.

One of the questions I’m asked most often by freelancers is how you can raise your rates for virtual assistant work or freelance writing. So, at the end of this post, I’m going to share some of my tips and the EXACT script I use to raise my rates with clients.

But first, here’s an in-depth look at my business income and expenses for February 2017.

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February 2017 Budget and Debt Results

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This blogger shares how she paid off over $1,200 of debt and increased her savings! I can't believe how she did it.Besides sharing my online income reports with you, these are my favorite posts to write each month. I’ve been especially excited lately as I’m getting sooo close to being free from my credit card debt. Once that’s done, I know the ball will be rolling quickly as I pay off my remaining debts (other than my mortgage).

February was a pretty good month, but it did feel a little spendy. I’ve been working on prioritizing my health and self care lately and I have been spending a little money along the way.

Last fall I hired a personal trainer for $170 per month. I started going to yoga a few weeks ago and I finally bought a nice mat to help with my practice. My grocery bill has increased slightly as I’ve been buying more lean meats, fruits, and vegetables. But like always, I try my best to buy things when they are on sale. 🙂

With that in mind, here’s how I did in February.

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10 Things Losing Weight and Paying Off Debt Have in Common

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Losing weight and paying off debt are hard things to do. I love how this blogger broke it down to show all the things they have in common.I’m back on the wagon again.

Since January 18th, I’ve been working hard to improve my health. My friend A and I have been tracking all of our food with the My Fitness Pal app, plus I’ve been drinking around 120 ounces of water each day. I’ve also been going to workout with my personal trainer three times each week with no excuses. A and I have also been walking almost every evening for about 30-40 minutes (sometimes more).

And it’s paying off! In five-ish weeks, I’ve lost about 11 pounds so far. I’ve also realized lately that my journey to losing weight and becoming healthy actually has a lot in common with my goal to get out of debt.

Here are 10 things losing weight and paying off debt have in common.

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February 2017

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The Truth About Why You’re Broke

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Do you really want to know why you're broke? It's not because of the government, your employer, or your parents. Only you can change your finances.Ok guys. Maybe it’s time for me to take a break from social media, Facebook in particular, because it seems to be leading me into a “ranty” mood. (It sparked my last rant a few months ago, too!)

I’ve found that over the past few months, Facebook has become more frustrating than ever for me. Unfortunately, I spend A LOT of time on social media. I use it to help promote my blog, my writing for clients, and I manage several pages and groups for my clients too. So, taking a hiatus from Facebook is not really an option. 🙁

The thing that’s been getting to me lately is the negativity I see my friends posting about, especially when it comes to money. These are people I know IRL, not personal finance bloggers. They seem to think it’s everyone else’s fault that they’re broke.

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Online Income: $9,882 in January 2017 + How I Make Money With Advertising

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Last month I earned almost $10K with my blog and online business. Here's how.After a couple of huge income months, January is down a little bit in terms of my earnings. I’m not disappointed though. I still ALMOST reached $10K. $9,882 is still nothing to sneeze at. Plus, I knew when I had my first five-figure month in November that there would still be months in the future when I wouldn’t hit that mark. Fluctuating income is just part of the joys of running your own business. 🙂

In the past few months, I’ve been trying to diversify more of my income by trying to earn more from my websites themselves, coaching sessions, and I even have plans to launch my first course later this year.

One of the ways I’ve earned more money in the past few months is with advertising. At the end of this post, I’m going to explain how I make money with advertising. But first, here’s a breakdown of my business income and expenses for January 2017.

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