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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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Monday

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February 2017

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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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Monday

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February 2017

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January 2017 Budget and Debt Results

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Wow! This blogger paid off over $1,000 of debt in one month and increased her savings! I can't believe how she did it.The beginning of a new month means it’s time to take a look back at my spending and debt payoff from last month.

It already seems like 2017 is going by quickly. We’re into February already and I’m not sure how it happened. I feel like my schedule has been overbooked with work, household chores, family stuff, friends, and preparing for the dreaded tax season. Ugh! But, that’s life I guess.

Here’s how I did in January.

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Friday

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January 2017

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Meet Kim

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12813917_10153454710901475_7438798912823403125_nA few weeks ago, I shared in my weekly blog post that I don’t run my business by myself anymore. In fact, I’ve been building my team behind-the-scenes for some time now.

My newest team member, Kim, has helped me make some big changes and updates to this site, and I am so grateful for her help! And now it’s time for me to introduce you to her because she will be joining me to share some of her stories on the blog.

Kim is married with a young daughter, and I know she’ll add provide a great perspective and voice to the site that’s been missing since Kristi left last year.

Kim is a Texan native who has lived in Kansas City, MO with her husband and daughter for almost five years. While she loves being at the beach and traveling, she spends her days as a full-time virtual assistant and mother. Juggling entrepreneurship and motherhood isn’t always easy, but she’d take that over a desk job any day.

Here are a few fun facts about Kim.

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January 2017

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Online Income: $11,045 in December 2016 + My Total 2016 Earnings and Reflections

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Wow! This blogger is sharing how she earned over $11,000 with her blogging business in only one month.Wow! 2016 was a great year for my business. Last month I earned 5 figures in one month for the first time. I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to keep it up, but I did it again in December.

Is it just me? The first time I hit a new income level with my business it always feels like a fluke. So, I’m pleasantly surprised when it happened again.

That said, there might still be months when I don’t earn 5 figures, and I’m ok with that. In fact, this month I wouldn’t have made 5 figures if it weren’t for some bonuses from my amazing clients!

I know that as my business changes directions from time to time, I may still see ups and downs in my income level. Ahh, the joys of self-employment. The whole thing is pretty much an experiment to see what works and what doesn’t. 🙂

Here’s a breakdown of how I earned money and spent money with my business in December.

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