It’s the new year and we’re all starting it with high hopes of great things.  I wanted things to improve and get better, but things seem to be moving at a snail’s pace and I don’t understand why.  It just seems like nothing is working.  It took me nearly the whole of January to get myself into gear.

January should have been a month to remember, all of my new businesses should have been powered into over drive, but it all started up at a snail’s pace and even worse my income didn’t go the way I wanted.  Things could be worse, but I still have to look on the bright side.  I’m living in Thailand and doing exactly what I want.

 

Amazon Kindle Business

January has been one of the worst months in a long time for my business, I truly did think I would have everything kicking off well and moving forward, but this was just not to be.  I got the keywords and niches going but didn’t have any of my books written, that will all happen in February.

So this month was literally like last month, I didn’t do much work on my Amazon business but still made passive income which is always a plus, this would have to be another month of passiveness for me 😛

This month I did start to outsource more with virtual assistants, this is preparation for the months to come.

 

Here is a breakdown of how much I made

Kindle Paid Royalties: $370.90 (Includes US, UK & Euro Royalties) = (Decrease -$213.35)

Kindle Unlimited Royalties: $42.48 (9038 pages read x $0.0047 per page) = (Decrease -$4.28)

Create Space Royalties: $865.75 (Includes US, UK & Euro Royalties) = (Decrease -$614.19)

ACX Audible Royalties: $177.90 + $125 Bounty = $302.90 = (Increase +$157.59) (December Royalties)

AMAZON KINDLE ROYALTY TOTAL: $1582.03 = (Decrease -$674.23)

 

EXPENSES

Out Sourcing Fees: $493.01

Book Writing: $150

PLR Materials: $0

Software: $27

Marketing: $194.67

AMAZON KINDLE EXPENSES TOTAL = $864.68

Total Profit from Kindle publishing $717.35 = (Decrease -$961.91)

 

Kindle Sales

Kindle Unlimited Pages Read

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Kindle Royalties

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Create Space Royalties

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ACX Royalties

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This month has been on the down, I would have like it to gone up in my income, but it was not to be.  I just have to look at this as a low point in the last few months.  But at the end of the day, I still made money from not doing any work on the books that I own so that is a plus.  Now I have to look forward and create more books.

The plan now is to outsource 90% of the work, I have been going back through Kindle AutoPilot to refresh myself on the outsourcing process.  I am now hiring for most of the work that I do so I don’t concentrate on the small time-consuming tasks as much.  Time to start working on the business, not in it.

Do you see the results I achieved above, you can do it too, all of that is passive income, and I earned it all from Kindle publishing.  To get started with your own Kindle publishing business I recommend Self-Publishing Revolution.  The number one course online for learning about Kindle publishing.  The moment I changed Kindle courses was the pivotal moment in my Kindle business, relive that moment and find out what happened after I changed Kindle courses.

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Passive Income: Affiliate Commissions

You may have noticed I have been writing more posts over the last few weeks, I would put this down to getting loads of new ideas and at the same time outsourcing my work so I can spend more time on the one thing I really enjoy which is writing my blog, you may feel it through my writing.  The other thing I have started doing is shooting more videos, I am adding them to most of my posts as a way to get to a bigger audience.  This is just something which I am really starting to get into now, if you started your own blog you would realise that feeling too.

I visit my affiliate dashboard on a daily basis and I am always excited to see some numbers on the board, if I see some commission I get a really good feeling.  If there isn’t any it feels like there is more that I could do.  I know I put in the work prior but it still feels like free money that has been put in my account.

I started my blogging journey over a year ago with Earnest Affiliate.  It taught me what I needed to get started and how to earn money from my blog.  I feel it is a great solution for anyone looking to get started with their own journey too.

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JVZOO: $1260.50 = (Decrease +284.65)

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Click Bank: $67.41 = (Increase +$67.41)

Amazon Associates: $0 = (Decrease +$0.40)

Site Ground (Web Hosting) : $0 = (Even $0)

Aweber: $0 = (Even $0)

Total affiliate commissions income: $1327.91 = (Decrease -$217.24)

 

Grand Total Passive Income

When you own a business money goes up and down and you should never be disheartened by this, you should always be looking at what you can do to improve it.  For me, I feel I am spending too much time in my business instead of on it so now I am looking to outsource most of my work so I can create a better work day for myself instead of having to worry about the small tedious tasks.

I want to start a few more businesses and get the new affiliate marketing sites up and running, with more free time I will be able to get so much more done.  I am excited as I will be able to produce more books too which will help raise my income.  I want 2017 to be my year and become free from work chains and let other people do my work while I work on more enjoyable things.

 

It is exciting times ahead!

 

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All are helping me with my passive income journey.

 

It’s truly amazing what you can do in a time period when you set your mind to it.  Click Here to see the ‘Best of 2016’ and the things I learned last year

 

Other Expenses

Hide My Ass = $9.99

skype = $22.29

Aweber = $19

Education – $55

Google – $4.99

Software – $79.98

Outsourcing – $58.85

Accountant = $299.70

Donation to Wor. Watthana = $15

TOTAL = $564.80

 

INCOME VS EXPENSES

Total Passive Income: $2909.94 (Decrease -$891.47)

Total Expenses: $1429.48 (Increase +$554.13)

GRAND TOTAL PASSIVE INCOME PROFITS: $1480.46 (Decrease -$1445.60)

 

If you enjoyed this post and would like to know more, have a question or just say hi, please leave a comment below.

Warm Regards

Michael

 

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