Yes, I am going to be completely uncouth and post my earnings as I reach my personal milestones. I want to remember these!
I started my first Elance project at the end of March, and now, 6 weeks later, I realize I am almost right on top of the $600 mark.
Wow. I barely started, and $100 a week average is not peanuts. Actually, though, I earned over half of that in the past ten days, so it's really over $200 a week now.
Lets see. What have I got lined up?
One (two year?) contract for $ 50 a week - one 300 word keyword oriented article per day.
One (one year?) contract for $ 100 a week - approx 7 news story edits and postings per day.
One (one year?) contract for $ 80 a week - One 500 word each blog and news post per day.
Thats $230 right there. Call it $200 after fees. And that's only about 4 hours a day.
I am chasing another long term contract that will round out my steady work roster, and have about half a dozen 2-10 article gigs I am knocking out at the rate of 6-8 articles a day in addition to my daily assignments. Even then I am far from working at full capacity.
I have virtually stopped working my other job, letting my residual income continue to coast; it only requires about an hour a night to maintain.
Methinks I have arrived.
Now, I know this post looks like a brag, but hey. It's my blog, and I'll crow if I want to!
Seriously, though, if I can do it, anyone can. I am the most self defeating person I know, I don't believe in myself or take risks, so this is a giant step for me! I never could have done it without all of my supporters, so thanks again, y'all.
Now, I have to go... I have three deadlines, and the baby needs lunch!
Thursday, May 8, 2008