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How I Earned $58.76 In March 2019
It’s time for yet another celebration of an all-time high in monthly earnings!
In fact, I earned $26.74 more than I did back in February. I’m excited by this upward trend!
And I earned from four different sources! (I also have some commentary on spaces where I did not earn, because I do what I want).
More on that below:
March 2019 Income Report: How I Earned My $58.76
Siteground: $50 – I am an affiliate for Siteground because it’s my favorite web hosting platform. I use Siteground to host both my websites, including one that I transferred over from the WordPress dot com platform. Siteground made the transition seamless, and it made it a no-brainer for me when I decided to create Quest for $47 through them as well. You can read about the Six Reasons I Host My Websites on Siteground (And You Should Too).
You can get hosting (AND a free domain) for $3.95/month with Siteground by clicking here.
Amazon Affiliate: $0.32 – Made a little bit of change from Amazon Affiliates in March. Some change is better than no change, and it’s really no skin off my nose to use the links when I feature books in the Required Reading series.
Prompts ebook: $7.49 – I’m going to admit that sometimes I forget I have products for sale on TheFakeRedhead.com, so it came to a bit of a surprise when I got the notification of a sale on it earlier this month. I still get a TON of traffic to that website through Pinterest, even though I do very little to maintain it. I do feel bad that I stopped posting prompts, but I have a huge backlog to go through that I will post eventually, but Quest for $47 is my current priority and it makes it easier to focus on this venture than to try to balance both.
Content Explosion Workbook: $0.00 – So, I earn anything through my Content Explosion Accelerator Workbook this month, and that was a little bit of a bummer, but I also didn’t get around to actually getting my opt-in scheduled in Pinterest until later in March, AFTER I got sick. I expect, thanks to the pins I have scheduled in Tailwind, I will get more conversions on that in the month of April.
Tailwind is one of the best ways to get your content scheduled to go out whenever you want it to (AND during times that work best for your niche, which takes away the guessing game).
You can start out with a free month of Tailwind by clicking here.
Google Adsense: $0.95 – I have ads running on my website through Google Adsense. I didn’t have a lot of traffic directly to my website in March, and it shows from the earnings. You need to have a LOT of traffic to really make the most of having ads on your website, especially through Adsense. I will eventually move over to a higher-earning ads platform once I meet the traffic requirements, but until then, Adsense suits me fine.
No action from the referral side of my Swagbucks account this month either, but I have played around the website from time to time (mostly while watching TV—it is a good multitasking website). Not only that, but when I’m shopping online (as I do 90% of the time, I’ll compare the Swagbucks cash back offerings to my Ebates cash back offerings, just to see which one gives me the better offer.
Sign up for Swagbucks through my referral link, and you’ll get a 300 SB bonus once you earn 300 SBs.
March 2019 Income Report: Celebrating Reaching My Daily Income Goal For The First Time
Back when I started Quest For $47, my goal was to earn $47 a day in passive income, every single day, because if I did that for a year, it would cover my rent and most of my expenses outside of my corporate salary.
As you know, I no longer have a corporate salary, but my goal to earn daily passive income has not changed.
So, I am celebrating that for the first time since I launched QuestFor47.com, I have reached my goal of earning $47 in passive income in one day!
The say that what you focus on grows, which is one of the reasons why I post monthly income reports. One day of reaching my daily income goal will turn into two days in a month and three days, and one day soon, I will be earning my daily income goal amount in passive income, every single day.
If you want to learn more about the importance of having a daily income goal, check out Dan Lok’s F.U. Money. It’s all about not just determining how much money you want to earn, but determining WHY you want to earn it. You can also check out my in-depth review of the book, which I featured in Required Reading.
March 2019 Income Report: Affiliate Marketing & How Making The Best Of It Means Research
When it comes to affiliate marketing, it’s pretty much common knowledge that Amazon Affiliates is a great starting point to monetize your website.
And don’t get me wrong, it is. Amazon has so much that it’s so easy to find products that you can promote. But Amazon’s payouts are VERY small.
As you can see from my affiliate earnings, I earned $50.32 from affiliate sales.
But of that amount, only $0.32 was from Amazon Affiliates.
When it comes to affiliate marketing, the one guarantee for success really is by doing your research and finding products that you can promote that offer a high-percentage payout.
Some of my favorite products that I am an affiliate for include:
Siteground – You can get hosting for as little as $3.95/month, which makes starting your side hustle INCREDIBLY affordable.
Convertkit – Start your free, two-week trial with Convertkit, one of the best email marketing platforms out there.
And don’t forget to check out my post, 9 Reasons Why I Switched From Mailchimp to Convertkit
Tailwind – Get a free month of scheduled pins with Tailwind, one of Pinterest’s approved scheduling platforms.
Elegant Themes – I use Divi from Elegant Themes to design my website, because it’s COMPLETELY customizable.
Swagbucks – One of the best ways to earn money while you shop, take surveys, play games. You can get a 300 SB bonus when you earn 300 SBs (which takes like, a second to do).
Ebates – The other best way to earn money when you shot. Get a free, $10 gift card when you join Ebates.
And of course, when it comes to affiliate marketing, the rule of thumb is to ONLY promote things you use and truly recommend. Readers can tell when you’re not being authentic about the products you promote, especially now, in this time where everyone is plugging other peoples’ products.
Don’t be that person who just hawks a whole bunch of random products, just because they’re high commission. And because it takes a LOT of traffic to really make a full-time income through affiliate marketing, you should focus more on creating your own digital products for your own business and building your base so that they want to buy from you more than anyone else.
March 2019 Income Report: What I Posted In March
As you can see by the number of posts that I posted in March, I did not post much.
That’s what happens when you get sick and knocked down for two and a half weeks. It happens. Life happens. And I learned a lot from that time.
But I will say, that even though I was sick, I am still very proud of those three pieces of content. In fact, I think they’re some of my best posts. Remember, it’s all about getting one percent better, every single day.
The March Posts Include
February 2019 Income Report
10 Reasons Side Hustlers Should Journal Daily
Required Reading: The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins
You may notice that this post is missing entries from my series, 47 Motivational Quotes For The Badass Entrepreneur, because I have decided to go back and make a few changes to the series. I am going to spend April going through and making those changes, so those entries will return soon.
If you are still looking for weekly doses of motivation from yours truly, then sign up for the You Can Do It Too Newsletter, where I feature not just weekly doses of inspiration, but action tips on how to grow your side hustle, insights into things coming down the pipeline for Quest for $47, and a ton of other pieces of exclusive, subscriber-only content.
March 2019 Income Report: Highlights From 10 Minutes Before Dinner
10 Minutes Before Dinner, my daily live-stream, has very quickly become one of my favorite things I do as part of Quest for $47.
For those of you who haven’t come across it before, in 10 Minutes Before Dinner, I go live every weeknight on the Quest for $47 Facebook and Instagram accounts and talk about a randomly chosen topic related to business, side hustles, working from home, mindset and motivation, for the 10-or-so minutes it takes for my dinner to cook.
Of course, Instagram lives only last 24 hours, but all the videos live in the Videos archive of the Quest for $47 Facebook Page. I’m also working on getting them up onto YouTube, where you’ll be able to subscribe to get updates as soon as one is posted, if you can’t make it with me live.
My favorite episodes from March include:
Episode 20: Why Gratitude Is Critical To Side Hustle Success (And 10 Things I Am Grateful For Today)
Episode 23: The Importance of Daily Journaling (Don’t forget to pick up my 30 FREE Side Hustle Clarity Journaling Prompts so you can up both your side hustle and your journaling games.)
Episode 24: The Importance of Confidence Even When You’re A New Side Hustler
Episode 29: Why It’s Important To Be Vocal About Your Skills
Episode 34: How To Take Advantage Of Inspired Action
Okay, but really, every episode I did in March is my favorite. That happens.
Is there a topic you’d like me to feature in 10 Minutes Before Dinner? Leave a comment and let me know!
Coming Up In Required Reading For Entrepreneurs
In previous income reports, I would talk about what I thought I might feature in Required Reading, but this time I actually know what will be featured in April 2019:
I’ve been sitting on the book since January, but since I recently committed to reading for 30 minutes every day, I picked it up right after finishing Mel Robbins’ The 5 Second Rule, and I am loving it. It’s all about discipline and determination and how you can take those two things to really propel you into doing absolutely anything that you want.
Do you have a book that I should feature in Required Reading? Leave a comment and let me know. I am ALWAYS looking to grow my TBR!
Check Out My Other Income Reports
August 2018 – How I Earned $11.61
September 2018 – How I Earned $18.20
October 2018 – How I Earned $13.23
November 2018 – How I Earned $24.84
February 2019 – How I Earned $32.02
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