My total writing and online income for 2014 was $41,194.41 – How to make a good living as an online writer…

Okay, the last time I counted my income, I learned I’d grossed nearly $30K in the first 9 months of 2014, and now that I’ve calculated the full 2014 year’s gross income, I see the total is $41,194.41, which doesn’t include my expenses, such as web hosting, office supplies, etc. This proves that it is possible to make a wonderful living as a writer via God’s grace, hard work and persistence.

Here’s the breakdown of the gross 2014 income numbers, straight from my Excel spreadsheet:

TOTAL EXAMINER 2014 WRITING INCOME $1,782.25

Nowhere near the glory days of years ago, but my Cleveland Pop Culture Examiner articles and those via my other channels on Examiner still bring in enough hits to clear nearly two grand for the year — although I don’t write nearly as often for the site as I used to in the past.

TOTAL 2014 INQUISITR INCOME $3,360.50

 

This site has been a big, beautiful new blessing and I recommend any writer who wants to have a go at it and make it thru their prerequisite tests and internship period to try to write for them, because it can be worth it and lucrative.

TOTAL 2014 AMAZON ASSOCIATES $285.08

Amazon Associates numbers have gone downhill since the days whereby my Examiner traffic brought more income over to Amazon products using my affiliate link like this to recommend stuff on Amazon for users to buy.

TOTAL 2014 AMAZON USA KINDLE BOOK SALES $5,483.41

I’m kind of overawed that my Kindle books on Amazon still pulled in more than six grand in sales for the year.

TOTAL 2014 AMAZON EUROPEAN UNION KINDLE BOOK SALES $627.19
AMAZON FBA SALES 2014 Total $986.42

This could be the last year for Amazon “Fulfilled by Amazon” or FBA sales, especially since I don’t really sell stuff on Amazon anymore. But 2014 was a banner year for finding freelance writing clients on Elance, which you’ll see is my biggest source of income in the rest of the income numbers to follow:

TOTAL ELANCE 2014 WRITING INCOME $21,349.53
10/22/14 eBay Partnr Net   PAYMENTS $6.61
GOOGLE ADSENSE Total $1,052.13
LINKSHARE $17.76
WEBSITE SALE ON FLIPPA Total $3,826.63
Freelance Writing Total $1,953.60
Yahoo! Inc. Total $397.13
COMMISSION JUNCTION Total $66.17

 

 

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