Freelance Writing Income Report: June 2016

This summer I got back into freelance writing, mostly for so-called content mills like Textbroker, ContentRunner and HireWriters. Last month (May) I started it up about halfway through the month and made $165 and change. That was actually the most I’d ever made in a single month of freelance writing, and I was a little happy to be making progress after four years of on-again-off-again freelancing.

So that was May, but how did I do in June?

Take a look…

Freelance Writing Income Report: June 2016

Okay, I made more in June than I made in May. So I guess that’s progress. And I was on a roll for the first couple weeks of the month. But then I started running out of steam again, and I made very little progress after that.

Also, right around that third week, I was contacted by a new client who wanted me to completely redesign their company website and rewrite all the content (there wasn’t much to rewrite, but still).

Now, I don’t really do web design, but I thought I’d take a whack at it using WordPress, since that’s what I’m familiar with. I also spent a good 20+ hours researching that company’s industry, to familiarize myself with it and get some ideas since I’d also be writing the website copy. So I probably spent about 40 hours working on that project, getting it ready to show the client.

Anyway, a few days later, I was supposed to call and go over the details — never happened. Instead, I had a string of anxiety attacks, ate a lot of food and sunk back into depression for another week.

So much for that. 🙁


And that’s how June ended…

The Numbers…

  • articles:  24
  • earnings:  $209.56
  • wordcount:  13,439
  • avg articles/day:  0.8
  • avg words/day:  448
  • avg earnings/day:  $6.99
  • avg pay/word:  $0.0159

Some of the topics I wrote about for clients this month…

  • home plumbing repair
  • Botox treatments
  • how to get a business loan
  • Arnold Schwarzenneger’s favorite bodybuilding exercises
  • summer home improvement projects
  • benefits of gated communities
  • skills for warehouse managers
  • content theft on social media
  • credit card skimmers
  • careers for single moms
  • teenage drivers
  • renting vs home ownership
  • job interviews
  • essential oils
  • business leadership
  • personal finances
  • freelance writing
  • home siding installation

July 2016…

So now I’m a few days into July, and after nine straight days of zero writing, I’ve finally broken that dead streak and written an article on Textbroker. Hopefully, I’ll be following that with dozens more over the next few weeks and have some good news to share in next month’s freelance writing income report.

Until then, I hope you all are doing well. For those of you who are freelance writers/bloggers, how did you do in June? Feel free to share in the comments below.

Not sure why comments aren’t enabled on this one. Sorry. Will try to work it out for the next post.