August 2014 Review & Monthly Income Report

 August Review & Income Report

August Was A Busy But Enjoyable Month!

This is a Review & Reflection post where I take a look at what I got done over the past month. I want life to be a balance of creating an online business while enjoying the good things with family and friends.

This is what I am striving for. I hope that this post will help to inspire others who are looking for the same thing too.

Highlights in August

My Online Business – I Took Part in a PLR Mega Give-away
Free PLRA group of PLR sellers got together and offered brand new content in three popular niche areas – money, relationships and health.

I was very scared to take part because I wasn’t sure I would be able to get the required 15 articles written and organised. Well, I took a deep breath and went for it. The free give-away went really well. I was able to increase the subscriber list for my store, The PLR Boutique, and I also made a little money too. I did this by offering a discount on the content that was already on my site.

I Grew My Subscriber List
When I started the month my list for The PLR Boutique was at 86. I now have 345 people signed up.  There were some people who signed up just for the freebie, then unsubscribed quite quickly. Around 50 people did that.  There was also an additional 199 people who subscribed but didn’t click the confirmation link.

I am very happy to get the additional 259 people. I know that I will need to do a few more free offerings in the future as this works wonders.

Life in August

This month I was very fortunate to be able to meet up with great friends. I went to the theatre twice and I helped to celebrate a friends birthday in Ireland. I wrote about this in a previous post.

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Results of The Goals I Set for AugustAugust Review & Income Report

  • I will earn $330 – YES
  • I will create an info product – NO
  • I will add 20 articles to The PLR Boutique – YES

My Income Report for August 2014

I am striving to earn $1,000 for the month of December. I have broken down this goal into chunks that increase each month. August’s target was to earn $330. Let’s take a look at how I did.

  • Earnings from The PLR Boutique = $125 Last month = $67.50
  • Earnings from Recommending Other PLR & Products = $195.28 Last month = $83.47
  • Earnings from Amazon Affiliate Programme = $25.47 Last month = $86.41
  • Earnings from Amazon Kindle Book Sales = $32.10 Last month $20.00

Total Earnings for August 2014 = $377.85 Last month = $265.36

Thoughts

I was doing a happy dance when I added the figures together. I surpassed my goal by $17.85. This is fantastic. Two things enabled this to happen. I stayed focussed and I did some work. Let’s hope that I can keep the momentum up for September.

This Months Goals

Things I Will Do In September

Here are the tasks that I have set myself.

#1 – I Will Earn $520
Last month’s goal was to earn $330 and I made $377. SUCCESS!

This month I will earn $520. This sounds like a very scary number to me. I am not sure if I can do it but I will try my hardest to get as close to that number as I can.

#2 – I Will Publish My Info Product
Last month I mentioned that I wanted to create a $7 product from some of the PLR content I had purchased. Well I didn’t hit that goal for August. FAIL.

However I have got it all together now. Almost. I have a few links to add, I need to upload the accompanying videos and write the sales page. By the end of September this product will be on sale.

#3 – I Will Add 20 Articles to The PLR Boutique
Last month my goal was to write 20 articles. I actually wrote 25 articles. SUCCESS! 15 were available for free during a Free Give-away Promotion. 10 articles were added to the site.

This month I hope to be able to write and add all 20 articles to The PLR Boutique. I have made a start already. I just need to get to writing the rest of the batch.

#4 – I Will Publish a Post Each Day for 30 Days
I have sent myself the challenge of posting 30 blog posts over the course of September. These posts will be on different sites, some will be new content, some re-purposed and some PLR content that I have purchased and is doing nothing sitting on my hard drive. I have already started. This is Blog Post No.5.

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Time for Accountability

Are you looking for a way to stay motivated so that you get things done? Well it is a lot easier if you do it as part of a group. I have joined two Facebook groups to help me stay on track.

The success of last month’s earnings is also spurring me on to try and do better this month 🙂

Have Your Say: Do you have any set goals for the month of September? I would love for you to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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26 thoughts on “August 2014 Review & Monthly Income Report

  1. Alexandria Gunn

    Congratulations on meeting most of your goals–in fact, surpassing most of your goals. You seem like a very determined person, so I don’t doubt that you will do well. I’ll have to look into PLR materials. It seems interesting, but never been something I’ve considered. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.
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    1. Victoria Virgo

      Thanks Mel – I have a sketchy type of plan, which I need to get sorted properly but I am happy so far. Fingers crossed that I will hit $1,0000 for December.

      Books on Kindle – I think there are 9 or 10 things published. This shortest is around 2.5k words. The longest is around 15k words. I only sell a few but this is pure passive income, which is great. I look forward to adding a few more short books soon. 🙂
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  2. Ash

    It’s crazy how many people have signed up to your list thanks to one event! I’m sure this will propel your future PLR sales too. You’re keeping me motivated too, I can’t wait to see you reach that $1000 at the end of the year you deserve it.
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  3. Myles Money

    Kudos for sticking to your goals and hitting your target. Woot!

    I like the point you made about motivation and accountability too… sometimes it’s difficult to keep the momentum going, and even caffeine has its limits from time to time (no, really…) so finding new strategies to keep focussed is very important.
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    1. Ash

      Yes school has started! Very happy with my A level results, an A, an A* and a D 🙁 but I can improve on it this year.

      Will be great to see the results of the next promotion whether you go solo or with a group again.
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  4. Cynthia Dixon

    Victoria,

    You’ve got your work cut out for you. I don’t think people realize how hard you actually have to work when you earn a living by working online. Just imagine if you were making a full living at it.

    Congrats on your earnings. I think it’s great that you set earnings goals. I never do this, but it makes you accountable for putting in the work to make it happen.

    I’ve upped my video and blogging production in efforts of earning affiliate commissions. It’s a great feeling when you get paid for doing something once. 🙂

    Keep up the great work your doing and best wishes on achieving your $$ goals for September!
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  5. Yvonne A Jones

    Hi Victoria, I just replied to your comments on my blog post and mentioned your honesty. That’s no understatement as is obvious here. You are very transparent, something that many of us working online hesitate to do!

    You said that you just jump in and hope for the best. 🙂 I don’t think you give yourself enough credit. You may jump in, but you create S.M.A.R.T goals and you keep your focus. The only thing I would change about your August summary is where you said you failed. You did not really; you may not have met your goal, but you did not fail.

    I will bookmark your blog so I can see your progress for September and will be cheering you on during the month. 🙂
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    1. Victoria Post author

      Yvonne – thank you so much for your kind words. I am slowly trying to work out what type of things will help me to improve my productivity and potential earnings.

      So happy that my ideas are clear to understand through my post. Hope that this will help to inspire or motivate others.

      Thanks for looking in on me 🙂
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