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I have been seeing Income Reports flying around the freelance-sphere since I got started as a Virtual Assistant. I love the transparency, so I figured that it might be time for me to start releasing my own income reports!

I’ve been freelancing part-time since January 2018, and started full-time in July 2018. I’m so excited to announce that I am no longer pregnant and he is here! (Towards the end, I was about 85% certain we were having a girl. Let me tell you, he is definitely not a girl.) And with this extreme high, we had some lows. I actually did end up getting induced because of my high blood pressure. So, Baby came about two weeks earlier than expected, but all things considered it was a fast labor. With that said, I made $551.15 revenue in November 2018!

Revenue Breakdown

  • Virtual Assistance $551.15
  • Total $551.15

Expense Breakdown

  • Profit Planner Lounge $67
  • Email & File Management $34.27
  • Credit Card Processing $14.80
  • Total $116.07

Profit Breakdown

$551.15 – $116.07 = $435.08

Goals for the Month

  • Bring on one short term project
No Go – This was a dumb goal and I should have known it. The month before having a baby and I’m still thinking about bringing in a new project? What about onboarding? Good night, I should have known better.
  • Promote my Pinterest services
Started – I’ve begun to take steps to specifically promote my Pinterst services. I’d like to have this be my signature service over general Virtual Assistance by the end of 2019, and I am actively searching for more Pinterest projects!
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  • Make $500
Done – I made $500+ in revenue.

Lessons learned

  • Plan for maternity leave to last longer than expected
With big life events, plan for them to last longer than expected. I had already told clients that I was going to take two weeks with no work and then two weeks where I am part-time. Yes, I ended up taking about two weeks with no work, but with the holidays right after my two weeks part-time I know I will end up extending to the new year. I’m learning to give myself time to heal physically and also mentally.
  • Your last trimester don’t search out new leads
This actually created more stress for myself, and I realized that I needed to have systems in place to bring in a continuous “drip” of leads. I am currently working on establishing that lead system for my Pinterest services. (By the way, if you are interested in a Pinterest Manager strategizing Pinterest for your content then fill out this contact form!)
  • Plan for the unexpected
Like, a baby. Or, said baby coming around 38 weeks instead of the average 41 weeks for first-time moms. Thank goodness I didn’t have a c-section or there would have been even more things unexpected! I did prep by having two plans for if baby comes on/after due date OR if baby comes early what to expect. However, I did not write an email template to send out to current clients when the baby did get here (…two weeks early). By the time the newborn fog cleared, I was already a week into my maternity leave! It would have been easier if I had already had something typed up and then could just paste + send before we left the hospital.
We planned as much as we could for the birth of our first baby, but these things tend to have a mind of their own! I’m just so thankful that I’m able to have a job where I could take as much time as I needed, stay home with my son, and work when I have time & Internet. I’m also able to take the time to reflect on this pregnancy and how I can be healthier for the next one.  If I were still teaching then this would not have been the case!

Ann Bellow helps women who struggle with booking clients to become her own boss by breaking the patterns that keep her broke.

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Ann Bellow helps women who struggle with booking clients to become her own boss by breaking the patterns that keep her broke.

Do you want 1-3 private clients in the next 30 days? Let's talk!

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