We’re a month into the grand plan. December being fairly low key, with only one semi-disaster, I feel we got a decent baseline on income potential outside of conventions. The following is our net income from our creative efforts in December:
|Survey Gift Cards||$25.00|
The Etsy sales are pretty self-explanatory. The majority of that revenue went to paying for the new cutting table and a cutting mat.
The Amazon royalties come from two books Stephan and I wrote and self-published a couple of years ago. We never did any sort of promotion for them, and they usually net us a couple of bucks a month. Our goal up until this point has been to get enough in royalties to pay for a bottle or two of wine. Maybe 2015 will see that goal reached.
The gift cards come from doing online surveys. They don’t really count as coming from our creative endeavors, but I include them anyway. They are helpful in getting supplies (like the 1 lb of dice we bought for Midwinter). And we are stocking them up for birthday gifts and perhaps the fourth season of Game of Thrones when it comes out in February.
It’s clear that our income is going to come from various sources. There’s not going to be a single paycheck every two weeks. As the months go on we’ll be adding more revenue channels: Amazon Affiliate links, an Etsy store for Stephan, e-book design services from me, perhaps even a Patreon account. We will make every little bit count. And I will keep chronicling our revenue.