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January 2017 Travel Blog Income Report – A Fresh Look on a New Year

For almost three-years, I’ve been bumping along at this fulltime writing “career” making anything but a fulltime living. As 2017 approached, I was ready to throw in the towel. I couldn’t figure out what I was doing wrong. It wasn’t for a lack of effort. I’m working harder now than I ever have, but my income remains stagnant, averaging around a thousand dollars a month. I could make more money slinging beers…

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Blogging, Income Report

December 2016 Travel Blog Income Report – Exactly What I was Expecting

Before we get started and you begin to panic at my results, please note that my December Travel Blog Income Report is exactly what I was expecting. As I explained last month, I had just come off a couple of months that can best be described as a rough patch, and some residual affects did bleed into December. Oh, and my neighborhood was hit by a minor tornado. As a member of…

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Blogging, Income Report

November 2016 Travel Blog Income Report

Regulars readers of The Wandering Gourmand may have noticed close to a month rut in new posts and a three-month rut in income reports. So, where the heck have I been during that time and what have I been doing? Let me explain. From a travel perspective, I’ve been to a lot places. At the beginning of September, we traveled out to Phoenix because I wanted Deacon to meet his great-grandmother before…

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Blogging, Income Report

August 2016 Travel Blog Income Report + Special Announcement

I’m going to begin August’s travel blog income report a little differently with a huge announcement. Those of you who follow me on SnapChat already know what I’m about to announce as I leaked it during my trip to Phoenix earlier this month.     Regular readers of this blog may have noticed some of the family travel posts that have been creeping in since Deacon’s birth. I know that really doesn’t…

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Blogging, Income Report

July 2016 Travel Blog Income Report (And Traffic, Too)

July is the month where I should give up… Back in January, I set specific goals for the year. By July, I wanted to hit 10k a month in traffic. By October, I wanted to cover the mortgage plus fulltime childcare with income from my blog and writing. My first goal has reached its deadline, and I failed. I’m off by over 2k hits. To add insult to injury, I also had…

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Blogging, Income Report

June 2016 Travel Blog Income Report (And Traffic, Too)

A freelance writing and blogging career is a lot like a sales career. Some months are amazing. You demolish your numbers, hit the big bonus, and treat yourself to an item from your wish list (fellow Financial Peace Graduates will understand that last one). Then, the next month is an absolute disaster. Your commission is half of what it was last month. Dinners out change from Ruth Chris to Ryan’s Buffet –…

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May 2016 Travel Blog Income Report (And Traffic, Too)

Maybe April showers really do bring spring flowers! Last month, I looked at my travel blog income report with panic as both income and traffic slipped backwards in April. I wasn’t sure if “April fools” or “April showers bring May flowers” properly described the results.     I tried to remain optimistic as I knew April was an abnormal month since I: Went on two press trips (I normally only do one)…

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Blogging, Income Report

April Blog Income Report (And Traffic, Too)

I’m not sure which phrase best describes April for me. It could be either “April showers bring May flowers” or “April fools!” Both would probably describe the mixed bag April was after coming off of an awesome March. Some amazing things happened in April. I went on two incredible press trips. The first trip was at the beginning of the month. I spent four days at the King and Prince Resort in…

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Blogging, Income Report

March Blog Income Report (And Traffic, Too)

March was a month of fun opportunities! I don’t think there’s a better way to state it – March was an insanely cool month of opportunities. To start with, I made both my live television and podcast debut. In early March, Cheers Charlotte, a local craft beer podcast, invited me on to talk about beer travel. Towards the end of the month, the Charlotte NBC affiliate’s lifestyle show, Charlotte Today, interviewed me…

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Blogging, Income Report

February Blog Income Report (And Traffic, Too)

Each month I publish a Blog Income Report. My desire is to inspire others to dream big and plan their own exit strategy from the cubicle hamster race. I also want to set the proper expectations that this is tough work. You’ll work harder than when you were working for the man with (a lot) less income at first and more fear than ever. But you know what? You’ll love it because…

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