ETA: For those who want to do a little comparison, scroll down to the bottom of this post where I’ve listed links to all of the previous freelance income reports we’ve posted thus far. (Lorna)
I’d like to start February’s income report by saying that, as with most businesses and individuals these days, the Berry-Brewer Freelance Agency has been negatively affected by the economy. In addition to general annoyance, we’ve lost three fairly regular clients who simply had to cut back on their own expenses. We also had a very late international payment almost cut in half because what the exchange rate was in October (when we did the work) and February (when we got paid) were two very different things. These things do not make us altogether happy.
That being said, I’d like to also state that the Berry-Brewer Freelance Agency has been positively affected by the economy. We’re not quite sure if more businesses are turning to independent contractors to provide low-cost copy (as opposed to doing it in-house), or if we’re experiencing something of a fluke, but this has been the most incredible month we’ve had as a business so far. It was so incredible, in fact, that Lorna squealed like a little girl and hugged me when I told her what number we’d hit. And I’m not a hugger.
Here’s the breakdown:
Monthly Income: $7,300
Percentage of Income Paid Out to Our Writers: 14.8%
SEO Articles – $2,605
Web Content – $2,219
Blogs – $261
Ebooks/Reports – $1,840
Newsletters – $150
Print – $0
Press Releases – $225
We’d really like to follow this month up with another one breaking $7,000. After all, nothing beats kicking the economy in the butt like showing regular growth regardless of stimulus packages and housing market collapses!
http://www.sparkplugging.com/freelance-parent/freelance-income-report-playing-catch-upand-losing/ – November and December, 2008