Net Goals for March 09

*Each day I blog, I will check all sources for income potential.
*I will also more aggresively advertise my blog mentoring services for which I charge $20/hour.

I’m not happy with the amount of time I spent blogging in 2008 with ratio to how much blogging paid me. Like any frugal person, I am now weighing what I will make in 2009 and using that to determine how many hours I will work and how much money I must make. First, my last 6 month’s earnings:

FEB 09 106.84
JAN 09 251.82
DEC 08 118.51
NOV 08 165.00
OCT 08 90.00
SEP 08 391.63

TOTAL $1123.80
AVG per MO $187.30

Projected Hours I will work per month: (12/week or 48/month)
Approximate hourly pay for blogging: $3.90/hour

Wage desired: $10/hour minimum

Monthly income at 12/hours a week needed to meet this wage: $480

So, let’s clarify this: I currently make an average of $3.90/hour working 12 hours a week.

I want to make at least $10/hour working the same hours so my monthly income must rise an average of: $323 a month.

-That is probably not going to happen right away-

So, for now I am setting an income goal of $50 more than my average. In other words, in March 2009, I have the goal of making $237.30. How will I do this?

*Each day I blog, I will check all sources for income potential.
*I will also more aggresively advertise my blog mentoring services for which I charge $20/hour.

Any suggestions on how I might make my Net goals for March 09? Leave a comment.

Maybe you want to help me make my goal through a donation? Accepted below via PayPal :)

Author: Damien Riley

I'm a blogger, film critic, & podcaster with an MA in English from California State University, Fullerton. I teach public school, 4th grade as my primary occupation. My views on films and life are usually headstrong and often 'left of center' on movies and life, but I have respect for the other side. I married my high-desert princess (now my queen). We have 3 children.

3 thoughts on “Net Goals for March 09”

  1. Too funny that you did this post right after I did a similar one on Dragonblogger.com bro, I averaged about $4.64 per hour in my blog time this month. We work for less than minimum wage to bring quality content to the masses.

  2. I appreciate the transparency here, especially to someone like me who wants to make a full time thing out of it but is currently earning nothing.

    I have a question off topic – what web host and plan would you recommend? I’ve been doing a lot of research and am still not sure what co. would be able to handle traffic and mysql databases and stuff.

    As always, your advice is appreciated!

    Thanks,
    Shopper Diva

  3. Hey there. I’ve used topclasshost.com since 2006 and had only minor issues with them. I like them because they allow a monthly payment rather than a 6 month or yearly chunk.

    If you have the investment to do that I would recommend Lunarpages. I used them to make a work website and paid a year up front. They had some of the fastest and best customer care I’ve encountered in any company online.

    Remember that everything is backed up and can be transferred if you know how so it’s not like you are signing up with one or another in blood ;)

    Please ask if there’s anything else you think I could help you with. Comments are cool, emails are cool too. Ask anybody they’ll tell you I like to help wherever I can.

    Damien

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