I’ve had some people wondering how, exactly, I make money online since replacing my cubicle job income a few years ago. I’ve mentioned that I do a little freelance writing as well as some internet marketing, but I want to give you the full breakdown on my income sources.
For privacy reasons, I will not be disclosing any dollar amounts. However, I will let you know that I have my MBA and my last cubicle job was as a Sr. Financial Analyst in Los Angeles. You can do the math and come up with a ballpark figure of my online earnings.
I can probably break my online income sources down to four main categories.
The bulk of my monthly money comes from what I will categorize as ‘professional services.’ This includes things like freelance writing. If I had a side gig doing online tech support, then it would fall under this category.
A close second in terms of monthly earnings is book publishing. As you can see, I have several non-fiction guides out at Amazon under my name. In fact, my Make Money From Home As A Google Rater guide from the Cubicle Freedom Series is a #1 Bestseller on Amazon. I keep the prices low on these guides so that more people will benefit from them, and this means that they are NOT responsible for the bulk of my ebook income. Instead, I have fiction books under a pen name that bring in most of the bacon in this category.
Probably the next largest income category would be my niche sites and web 2.0s. I have a lot of these in a variety of different niches and topics. They primarily earn affiliate money from Amazon and other programs. But, a few also make AdSense money. This category has the most fluctuations. For instance, it is always higher during the Christmas shopping season.
The final category is digital products. These are things that I have created and sell on sites dedicated to each product. I also advertise these things with Google AdWords. Money in this category can range from around $100 to around $2000 per month.
I’ll be releasing more Cubicle Freedom Series books in the next few months on ways that I make money online that you might also be interested in doing for yourself. As they come out, it will give you a little more insight on how I make enough money to pay the bills and fund a lifestyle full of travel.