October 2017 Earnings and Reflection
In Symbology and Action, I talked about how despite all my dreams of running my own business, I hadn’t earned even $1 outside of my regular 9-to-5 job. So this month I set out to change that.
I had the following money hit my account:
- $14.84 from Rev
And I earned the following, though it won’t hit my accounts until next month:
- $52.00 from Upwork
All amounts are pre-tax, and the Upwork numbers are from after Upwork’s fees are subtracted (which are substantial).
People say frame your first dollar, and while technically Rev paid my first dollar, this feedback on Upwork is what I’m choosing to hang on my virtual wall:
I have so much fear of the unknown and of whether or not I’ll be able to make things work, but at the very least I’ve got some proof that I can make customers happy.
While these are humble beginnings, I think this month was the kick in the pants I needed to start actually figuring out what needs to happen to turn my dreams into reality.
I’m excited to see where this goes!